DISCONTINUED AND REPLACED BY DELAY MASTER 6
Built on a Windows XP Professional platform, the Delay Master 5 is a time-zone-correction audio delay that offers two stereo channels with independent delay settings in half hour steps from zero to twenty-four hours. Delay Master 5 boasts 24-bit 48kHz audio recording and playback, four contact closure inputs and outputs per channel, a mirrored (RAID-1) hard disk array for maximum reliability, automatic delay adjustments for daylight saving and an in-built event scheduler. The delay is accurate to within one second in twenty-four hours. An AES3 digital audio version is also available.
The Delay Master 5 digital audio delay provides a fixed time stereo delay in half-hour steps, offering an easy to use solution to transferring broadcast program across timezone boundaries or for simply delaying program for rebroadcast at a more convenient time.
The unit offers a fixed delay mode, where the delay is manually selected, or an automatic timezone mode where the originator and destination timezones are selected and the appropriate delay is calculated, taking into account daylight saving when in force. Control is either from the front panel buttons and LCD display or from a VGA screen and mouse, which may be optionally connected. The Delay Master supports programmed event scheduling which can be set up to change the setting of either or both channels at predefined times.
Audio input and output is high level (+24dBu peak) balanced and is linearly sampled at 48kHz, providing in excess of 20kHz bandwidth with less than 0.01% distortion. Front panel LED VU meters indicate input and output level on each channel, while input level is also shown on the VGA screen.
A serial data stream can also be delayed along with the audio. RS232 inputs and outputs are provided and support data rates from 300 bps to 38400 bps.
The Delay Master can be synchronised to an Internet time reference to ensure accurate switching times for events and daylight saving transitions.
A high quality audio bypass relay is fitted to route audio directly from input to output when the unit is switched off.