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

SD5B : Downloads

DiGiCo SD5B

Broadcast Console with Stealth Digital Processing™

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

To me, the SD12 feels like the next logical step within the SD product line, and once you combine that with the new 32-bit mic pres, it is a real winner.

Bobby George

The DiGiCo SD10 has fantastic sound which has the same colour as that of an analogue console.

Sandro Monteiro - Technical Manager - Maxi Audio

The racks have added an additional level of versatility and sonic clarity to the already flexible DiGiCo platform. That, coupled with the small footprint, MADI stream multitrack recording, and 96KHz fidelity, makes the SD7 an all-around outstanding product.

Jason Kirschnick - Chief Technology Officer - Eighth Day Sound

The EQ controls are intuitive to use, and very analog in feel.

Mitch Grant - Special Event Audio

When it comes to choice of consoles, the SD7 wins out not just for its greater I/O capabilities but also for its second redundant engine. I have never had to use it but you just never know what is going to happen on a live show. I know that I can count on the SD7.

Toby Francis - FOH Engineer - Ariana Grande

The DiGiCo SD8 being so compact and flexible is very easy to work with and we use it often for our large productions. You can set it up exactly the way you like and individualize all the channels very easily. And the sound was so beautiful in the Armory.

Igor Kavulek - Oktophonie Opus
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