DiGiCo Digital Mixing Consoles

SD5B MAIN FEATURES

  • 124 Input Channels
  • 56 Aux / Sub-Group Busses
  • LR/LCR/5.1 Master Bus
  • 24 x 24 Full Processing Matrix
  • 2 Solo
  • 24 Dynamic Equalizers
  • 24 DiGiTuBes
  • 24 Multiband Compressors
  • 24 Digital FX
  • 32 Graphic Equalizers
  • Optional Waves Integration
  • 48/96/192kHz Sample Rate
  • Standard Optics

SD5B : Overview

DiGiCo SD5B: “Intelligence is power...”

Having firmly established itself in the live arena, as with other consoles in the SD Series, British audio solutions manufacturer DiGiCo has now added a broadcast application specific extension which allows it to become the SD5B, putting this processing powerhouse firmly in the broadcast arena.

The SD5 fits directly into the shoes of the D5, the console manufacturer’s first digital mixing desk, but benefits from the advancements made possible by DiGiCo’s proprietary Stealth Digital Processing™ and floating point Super FPGA technology, which adds a host of new features and a much bigger punch.

As with the SD5, the SD5B’s worksurface is a low noise, heat dissipation worksurface benefiting from Hidden-til-lit (HTL) technology, yet its five digitally driven full colour TFT LCD screens, three of which are touch sensitive, have a new configuration that allows easy access to single or multiple users. There are also two interactive dynamic metering displays (IDM) and quick access buttons are positioned down the left side of the channel screens for fast and easy navigation.

Incorporating the master screen into the worksurface design has allowed for complete user feedback, but maintains a lower profile meter bridge. This still allows clear visibility of those on stage for the user, with everything in close reach to the mix position.

As with all SD range consoles, the SD5’s superior headroom, dynamic range and audio quality are of paramount importance and its feature set surpasses any other console in its class.

As standard, the SD5 comes with a 2Gb fibre optic system, which is capable of running 448 channels of I/O at 96kHz, plus 56 console-to-console tie lines, allowing connection to up to 14 of the SD variant racks. There are three redundant MADI ports and local I/O includes eight microphone inputs, eight line outputs and eight AES I/O (mono).      

The SD5B has up to 253 input channels; up to 124 configurable busses, plus up to 5.1 master; a 24 x 24 fixed matrix; DiGiTubes on every channel, buss and output; 253 assignable Dynamic EQ; 253 multiband compressors; 48 stereo effects; 32 Graphic EQ; 10 x 4 (40) RGB backlit macro buttons; plus the ability to add a Waves upgrade.

For broadcast applications, the SD5B also includes dual solo busses for PFL and on-air soloing in mono, stereo LCRS and 5.1 and an LR/LCR/LCRS/5.1 Master buss.

 

 

Options

The following options are available:

Specifications subject to change without notice. E&OE

DiGiCo SD5B

Broadcast Console with Stealth Digital Processing™

Looking for recent install and sound rental user stories featuring the DiGiCo SD5B?

It was the SD8s expandability and the fact that it does so much more than the one I was using before that appealed to me. We can still expand the SD8 if we need to as it is nowhere near full and because we were going to be doing a variety of different venues, theatres, arenas, concert halls that was extremely important. It has proved the perfect choice.

John Saunders - Owner - John Saunders Productions

The SD8 has a great spec for its size and price and, despite filling the board with ins and outs, I never feel lost in its layout.

Dan Ungaretti - Monitor Engineer - Jamiroquai

The DiGiCo desks were chosen for several reasons. Number one, it is an engineer preference. Number two, the production is at 156 inputs.

Beau Alexander - VER sales/accounts

The Musical has highlighted the shows technical excellence, with the DiGiCo SD7T being a real star of the show.

Bobby Aitken - Sound Designer - Ghost

There’s someone on the end of the phone 24/7, which is really important, especially when you’re in the middle of nowhere. And you get the impression they listen to feedback. If you can’t do something you want to, then they’ll look into it for you - and generally find a solution!

Tom Wiggans - UB40

DiGiCo is my go-to board, for the support that you get from the guys, especially initially setting it up.

Jon Lewis - Monitor Engineer - Cher
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