The AR-DM2-L is a 16-channel digital audio monitoring system featuring dual high-resolution LCD displays for VU/PPM and metadata monitoring. Designed for ultra-near field audio monitoring in space critical environments, the AR-DM2-L is ideal for TV facilities, studios, post-production facilities, VTR bays, mobile production vehicles, satellite links, and wherever multi-channel audio monitoring is required.

AR-DM2-L

16 Channel Digital Audio Monitor – 2RU Mainframe with Dual High-Resolution LCD Displays

Owner's Manual (PDF)
Front Display
2RU Mainframe with Dual High-Resolution LCD Displays

  • Two High Resolution LCD Displays capable of displaying meters, metadata, channel status, and more
  • High Performance Subwoofer for accurate
    LFE reproduction
  • User-configurable with a variety of modules
  • 100% Digital Processing
  • Class D Audio Amplification
  • Dolby® Digital / Dolby® E Decoding
    (with optional ARDM-D552 module)
  • Selectable Stereo Downmix Modes
  • USB 2.0 Port enables on-site firmware upgrades
  • Ethernet port allows remote alarm monitoring
  • Balance and Volume Control
  • 1/4" Headphone Jack

The AR-DM2-L is ideal for TV facilities, studios, post production, VTR bays, mobile production vehicles, satellite links, and wherever multichannel audio monitoring is required. The AR-DM2-L supports 16 audio channels with four slots available for interchangeable input / output modules. This unit also provides pristine audio quality and unrivaled flexibility with 100% digital processing, Class D (digital) amplification, selectable stereo downmix modes, Dolby Digital / Dolby E decoding capability (with optional ARDM-D552 module), a " headphone jack with Level control, and an RS-485 port for on-site firmware upgrades.

The flagship AR-DM2-L provides dual 4" high resolution 640xRGBx480 LCD monitors capable of displaying a wealth of information, including a high contrast, tri-color 16-bargraph display in one window while showing critical Metadata or Channel Status information in the other. Channel, Group, Mix, Dolby, Balance selection, and saved configurations are easily accessed via the system's large navigation buttons. For audio playback, the AR-DM2-L provides large, high performance / magnetically shielded loudspeakers and subwoofer.

Marshall Electronics 16 Channel Digital Audio Monitors are equipped with features to help broadcasters comply with CALM and EBU loudness regulations. The monitors provide timely visual and audio alerts, email notifications and complete logging of noncompliant signals.



Multi-Rate SDI/HD-SDI Video Inpu
ARDM-HDSDI
  • Multi-Rate SDI/HD-SDI Video Input (Auto-Detect)
  • Re-Clocked SDI/HD-SDI Loop-Through Output
  • SDI: SMPTE 259M-C / HD-SDI: SMPTE 292M
  • Supports 8 Stereo Embedded Channels or Dolby®
  • Multi-Channel Decoding*

4 Unbalanced AES/EBU Inputs (BNC)
ARDM-AES-BNC
  • 4 Unbalanced AES/EBU Inputs (BNC)
  • 4 Passive Loop-Through Outputs (BNC)
  • Supports 4 Stereo Channels or Dolby® Multi-Channel Decoding*
4 Balanced AES/EBU Stereo Inputs
ARDM-AES-XLR
  • 4 Balanced AES/EBU Stereo Inputs (DB-25)
  • 4 Passive Loop-Through Outputs (DB-25)
  • Break-Out Cable included (DB-25 to 8 XLR)
  • Supports 4 Stereo Channels or Dolby® Multi-Channel Decoding*


8 Balanced Analog Audio Inputs
ARDM-AA-8XLR
  • 8 Balanced Analog Audio Inputs (DB-25)
  • Nominal level: 0,+4,+6, or+8 dBu = -20dBFs
  • Break-Out Cable included (DB-25 to XLR)
2 Balanced Analog Audio Outputs
ARDM-AA-2OUT
  • 2 Balanced Analog Audio Outputs
  • Nominal level: -20 dBFs = +8 dBu
  • Excellent for on-the-fly 2-channel monitoring
4 Unbalanced AES/EBU Outputs
ARDM-AES-4OUT
  • 4 Unbalanced AES/EBU Outputs (75Ω BNC)
  • Capable of 4 AES/EBU Outputs
    De-embedded from HD-SDI or SD-SDI input
  • Capable of 4 AES/EBU Outputs Decoded
    from Dolby® E / Dolby® Digital bitstream*
Requires optional Dolby® E / Dolby® Digital Decoder Module (ARDM-D552)
Dolby E/Dolby Digital Decoder Module

ARDM-D552

Dolby® E/Dolby® Digital Decoder Module
Required for multi-channel decoding

Dolby and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories