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Where can I find a Data Sheet for the 6100 Broadcast Audio Delay?
Can I upgrade my 6000/6100 delay time to 40 seconds?
Where can I find AutoCAD files for the AirTools 6100?
How do I reset the 6000 Broadcast Audio Delay or 6100 Broadcast Audio Delay to factory default settings?
Hold down the previous, next, and home buttons in while powering up the unit.
Can I purchase a replacement power supply for my 6000/6100 factory direct?
Why does my 6000/6100 have audible artifacts while building delay?
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.
Can I upgrade my 6000/6100 to enable synchronized RS-232 delay?
What is the factory reset for the 6000/6100?
Power-cycle the unit while simultaneously holding down the Previous, Next & Home buttons on the front panel.
How does ESE TC-89 time code work with the 6100 Broadcast Audio Delay?
The station or studio must be equipped with an ESE TC-89 master clock generator. The real time output of the master clock generator is connected to the 6100’s TIME CODE IN connector. The 6100 reads the incoming time code and adds to it the current amount of delay time. The time in delay (TID) is displayed on the 6100’s front panel LCD and also appears as time code at the 6100’s rear panel TIME CODE OUT connector that can be fed to a dedicated ESE clock for display of TID.
Can I upgrade my 6000/6100 to enable TC89 offset capabilities?
What are the differences between the 6100 Broadcast Audio Delay and 6000 Broadcast Audio Delay?
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.
How does the Automation Control Interface work on the 6000 Broadcast Audio Delay and 6100 Broadcast Audio Delay?
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.
Why does my 6000/6100 show ‘64P’ on the display and is not operating?
The bypass is engaged and ‘BYP’ is commonly mistaken for ‘64P’ on the display.
Can I build a custom control panel for my 6000/6100?
Yes. See wiring and pinout information in the User’s Guide.
Why is the Automation Control Interface and the TC-89 Clock Reader such a powerful combination of tools on the 6100 Broadcast Audio Delay?
As an example of how they are used together assume that a local talk show switches to syndicated network news every day at 12:00:00 (noon). Assume one of the 6100’s Automation Control Outputs controls a router that switches the air signal from the local studio audio to the network audio. A manual push button is wired to the 6100’s corresponding automation control relay. The air talent views the ESE clock displaying TID (time in delay which is real time plus the amount of delay added by the 6100). At 11:59:00 (TID) the air talent ends his sentence and presses the designated push button. The audio built up in the 6100 continues to play out until 11:59:00 (real time) at which time the relay closes and switches from local audio to network audio. The powerful combination of 6100, TC-89 master clock generator and TC-89 time clock reader allow the air talent to make a perfect transition from delay audio to real time without the need for manual time calculations.
Can multiple 6000 or 6100 units be controlled by a remote (RC-6000) to dump, cough, start and exit at the same time?
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.
Does the analog and digital I/O work simultaneously on the 6100 Broadcast Audio Delay?
The outputs are parallel, but for the inputs you must select either analog or digital.