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6000 Broadcast Audio Delay

The 6000 gives the host or producer of a talk show the power to prevent the broadcast of unwanted profanities or comments from guests, hosts or telephone callers. As the program begins, the 6000 gradually and unobtrusively delays or “stretches out” the program until up to 40 seconds of 20 kHz bandwidth stereo audio is stored in memory. When a person says something the host or producer does not think appropriate for the broadcast, he or she presses the DUMP button and a user preset length of memory is cleared, thereby preventing the unwanted audio from reaching the airwaves. Meanwhile, the host releases the offending caller from the telephone line and proceeds with the program. After the DUMP button has been pressed, the 6000 automatically begins to stretch (time expand) the program audio again until the user preset length of delay is attained.

FAQ

Yes.  Have the unit serial number handy and contact support@symetrix.co or call +1 425 778 7728.

Hold down the previous, next, and home buttons in while powering up the unit.

Yes.  Have the unit serial number handy and contact support@symetrix.co or call +1 425 778 7728.

Change or adjust the delay algorithm and/or delay ratio.  Find the algorithm and delay ratio that is the most appropriate for the program material.  For more information reference the unit’s User’s Guide.

Yes.  Have the unit serial number handy and contact support@symetrix.co or call +1 425 778 7728.

Power-cycle the unit while simultaneously holding down the Previous, Next & Home buttons on the front panel.

Yes.  Have the unit serial number handy and contact support@symetrix.co or call +1 425 778 7728.

The AirTools 6100 ships standard with: AES-3 digital input and output, Word clock input, Remote Control via RS-232 or RS-485, ESE TC-89 Time Clock Reader.

The AirTools 6000 does not have these features.

The 6000 and 6100 have four internal relays that may be independently used to control station automation events. The relay closures (outputs) are triggered by input closures that can be either manual (a momentary switch closure) or electrical (TTL logic low). When an input closure takes place the audio entering the delay at that moment is ‘tagged’. When the tagged audio reaches the output of the delay its corresponding relay closes for a time equal to the length of the input closure.

The bypass is engaged and ‘BYP’ is commonly mistaken for ‘64P’ on the display.

Yes.  See wiring and pinout information in the User’s Guide.

Yes, although custom wiring is required. You would do this by wiring to the contact closure and ground pins on the back of both units in parallel, and then wiring the remote LED indicator pins from just one of the units. The units can not and will not be in perfect sync (start and exit build times), however, the dump, cough, start and exit functions will be triggered at the same time on both units from one remote.