360 systems 2720 DIGICART II random access RECORDER 120V

 
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360 systems 2720 DIGICART II random access RECORDER 120V

You have chosen 360 systems 2720 DigiCart/II Plus, the most advanced hard disk/cart system in the broadcast industry. Building on technology proven in the industry-standard DigiCart/II, your new DigiCart/II Plus delivers many significant enhancements. A few of these enhancements include the use of low-cost removable Iomega Zip™ disks, larger hard disks, and the inclusion of the D-Net file transfer network as standard.

Cuts are stored on an internal fixed hard disk drive (HDD) or removable Zip™ disks. Each

DigiCart/II Plus contains an internal hard drive and Zip drive.

Transportable recordings for archiving and backup are stored on Iomega Zip disks. These economical, re-recordable compact magnetic disks are DigiCart/II Plus's "carts". Iomega, the company that built the reliable Bernoulli™ drive used in the legendary DigiCart/II, has engineered the Zip drive system to provide the speed, ease of use and reliability required in professional audio. Each Zip disk can store 100MB of data - enough to record 8¾ minutes of 16-bit linear stereo at 48k, and 9½ minutes at 44.1k.

A notable feature of DigiCart/II Plus is selectable recording formats. You may choose linear sampling rates of 48, 44.1 or 32 kilo samples/second in mono or stereo. All formats can coexist, for the machine is smart and plays them back automatically. Dolby AC-2 stereo data compression is selectable at the 48k rate. AC-2 delivers more than five times as much stereo storage time with subjectively excellent sound quality. Accurate compression and expansion of digital information accomplish this. AC-2 does not use "psycho-acoustic tricks" that discard parts of the sound that might not be noticed.

DigiCart/II Plus's storage space is variable. By matching bandwidth and track needs to the material (or limits of the downstream audio chain) you may maximize storage. These flexible rates provide advantages for the broadest range of applications. For most applications, Dolby AC-2 delivers the greatest broadband storage without regard to content. AC-2 uses less disk space than even 32k mono recording while delivering full-bandwidth stereo.

Because DigiCart/II Plus is a software-based device, supplementary information can be stored along with each individual audio recording. This information is stored in a header containing:

  • Five-character ID for drive, directory and cut.
  • A name of up to fifteen alphanumeric characters
  • Total running time
  • Sampling rate
  • Recording format
  • Editing information for head and tail times, fade in, fade out, gain, and secondary cue timing.

Much of this information is displayed on the front panel of your DigiCart/II Plus to assist you in managing a large audio library.

A significant advantage of DigiCart/II Plus is random access to any cut. Multiple drives, directories, and cuts are quickly accessed. Once the ID of a cut appears in DigiCart/II Plus's display, that cut is pre-loaded and available for instant playback. This way, multiple sequential cuts can be rapidly accessed from a single DigiCart/II Plus machine. Unlimited cuts may be stacked in easily edited

pre-built lists. The Quickstack™ feature lets you create a sequence "on the fly" for one-time-only use, or it may be saved and named for repeated use.

DigiCart/II Plus also expands the traditional role of the cart machine by including non-destructive editing capabilities. You edit and prepare cuts on the same medium used for playback. Start and endpoints are easily adjusted. Up to 40 seconds of fade-in and fade-out can be applied. Playback gain can be set for each individual recording and sounds may be seamlessly looped for continuous play.

Maintenance issues have been addressed with modular construction, making repairs an easy matter for the electronics professional. Durable construction keeps wear and tear to a minimum, even in high-usage environments. The design of DigiCart/II Plus incorporates built-in upgrade paths and the capability to accept larger disk drives as storage technology advances.

DigiCart/II Plus has been significantly enhanced by the inclusion of D-Net file transfer software as standard. D-Net enables the digital audio interfaces of your DigiCart/II Plus to be used faster than real-time transfers of individual cuts, entire drives, and their associated file information.

Before you begin using your DigiCart/II Plus, please take the time to read this manual. You'll find information regarding startup and a condensed operating guide with concise step-by-step instructions in Chapter 1. Chapter 2 covers setup. Detailed operating instructions are in Chapter 3. stacks (playlists) are explained in Chapter 4. Maintenance information is contained in Chapter 5. The operation of D-Net is detailed in Chapter 6.

Technical Details

General Specifications

 

Removable Cartridge

Zip™ magnetic disk

 

 

Insertion/ Removal Cycles

2,000 minimum

 

 

Estimated Shelf Life

10 Years

 

 

Cartridge Drive Reliability

MTBF: >100,000 hours

 

 

Internal Hard Disk

1000 MB standard; larger sizes available

 

 

Hard Disk Reliability

MTBF: >250,000 hours

 

 

Start/Restart Time

Instantaneous from any location

 

 

Cue to Next cut

Instantaneous

 

 

Display

2-line x 20 character vacuum-fluorescent

 

 

Level Metering

Quasi-peak responding LED display

 

 

Input controls

Input level controls on front panel, one each channel

 

 

GPI Remote controls

Remote contracts with return lamp drive; 25-pin "D”

 

connector

 

 

Serial Remote control

Full control with EIA-485 (EIA-422 compatible); ES-Bus

 

interface; 9-pin "D" connector

 

 

Cue controls

Secondary: SPDT floating relay outputs

 

 

Cue Erase

SEC Cues may be individually erased

 

 

Cue Relocate

Cues are moved by pressing SEC while playing a cut

 

 

Form Factor

3U half-rack; stand-alone or rack mounting on accessory

 

shelf

 

 

Circuit Cards

FR-4 epoxy glass stock, with 94-VO flame retardant

 

rating; gold plated edge connectors

 

 

Agency Approvals

See “Safety Compliance”, pg. 2

 

 

Power

115/230 volts AC, 50/60 Hz, 2.5 A Max

 

 

Country of Origin

USA

 

 

  

Physical Dimensions

 

Height

5.19" (130mm) (Standard EIA 1/2-Rack, 3U High)

 

 

Width

8.50" (213mm)

 

 

Depth

17.13" (428mm)

 

 

Net Weight

18.25 Lbs (8.3 Kg)

 

 

Shipping Weight

25 Lbs

 

 

 

Audio Specifications

 

Bandwidth

10Hz - 20kHz ±0.5 dB; optionally 15kHz @ Fs = 32,000

 

 

Quantization

16 bit linear

 

 

Sampling Frequencies

48K; 44.1K; 32K; Stereo or Mono

 

 

Dynamic Range

>92 dB

 

 

Signal-to-Noise

>90 dB

 

 

Distortion (THD+N)

<0.005% ref. to full scale

 

 

Interchannel Phase Deviation

<0.1 degree at 15kHz

 

 

Interchannel Crosstalk

>90 dB at any frequency

 

 

Input Circuit

Electronically balanced with RF suppression; Input Z = 40k

 

ohms each leg; XLR-3 type connectors

 

 

Nominal Operating Level

+4dBu Output = 18dBFS Digital

 

 

Common Mode Rejection

Better than 60 dB @ 120 Hz

 

 

Maximum Input Level

+21 dBu single ended, +27 dBu differential

 

 

Output Circuit

Phase corrected differential outputs; short circuit proof & RF

 

protected. Output Z = 100 ohms

 

 

Maximum Output Level

+16 dBu single ended, +22 dBu differential

 

 

Digital Inputs

AES/EBU*, XLR-3 type Conn., 110Ω; BNC Conn.,

 

75Ω;IEC958 Type II, unbal., BNC connector w/RCA adapter

 

 

Digital Outputs

AES/EBU*, XLR-3 type Conn., 110Ω; BNC Conn., 75Ω;

 

IEC958 Type II, unbal., BNC connector w/RCA adapter

 

 

Data Reduction

Selectable Dolby AC-2, at 48K stereo only

 

 

 

 NOTE: All audio measurements made at a 48K-sample rate, stereo, with linear coding.

Measurement

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