RTO-214 and RTO-47 at NAB 2015!

Amongst the top end broadcast equipment showcased by Ward-Beck Systems at the NAB 2015 booth# C2541, Ward-Beck Systems is connecting with its Legacy user base by showcasing the RTO-214 and RTO-47 Equipment chassis’, a WBSps.ca support product.2015-03-24 23.47.16Fitting inside the racks are:

M490E – stereo line input module from the R series of Radio consoles
M520A Microphone pre-amp from the ST series console
M522C balance stereo EQ from the ST series
M461 Microphone pre-amp from an M1204 console

And the venerable M466/M467 compressor, limiter, de-esser, Gate, Meter set from the 460 and L series;  A dynamics set that was in production, unchanged, between 1977 to 1995.  This rack showcases only a small portion of  popular Ward-Beck Systems Legacy products.  View the Archive for more products

The RTO series has come about as a way for users of legacy equipment to safely rack mount loose modules in a user customizable package.  The RTO-214 can house (2) 14″ WBS legacy modules while the RTO-47 can house (4) 7″ modules.   Demand is growing to support the 400 series and 480 series of modules as well!  Though WBS is not manufacturing the modules, support through the WBSps.ca website and its user forum is legendary.

The Chassis’ are made by WBS Canada and are available now as a part of  their 200+ product catalog!

Ward-Beck Systems RTO-214 Rack Mount Chassis ready to ship

Due to popular demand:

Ward-Beck Systems and APKaudio are excited to announce a new lineup of retro products. Started with possibly the most requested and in demand item the WBSps.ca has needed: 

The Ward-Beck Systems RTO-214 Rack Mount Chassis and connector kit - A 2RU rack enclosure for (2) 14″ WBS modules. 

Most rack users have a 3RU box to enclose (2) WBS modules. With Studios shrinking in size and gear filling up the cramped racks with all the killer deals these day… there has been a need for this enclosure. 

Originally designed by veteran WBS fabricator Erwin S. for the current lineup of WBS AMS-8 products. The design updates and fabrication are carried forward by Shop Manager and Mechanical designer at Ward-Beck systems Dave Adams. Dave is a master metal smith utilizing the tools that built the modules WBSps users want to have rack mounted. Dave has been working with APKaudio to create a stable platform in a 2RU enclosure.

The BUM (Back Unit Mount) will be pre-punched for however you decided to wire it. Power options and i/o varieties make for easy design. 

Sold as a DIY kit with all the pieces you need. Shipped like Ikea flat. 

Includes 
(2) 5 Pin Neutrik XLR Male for power cables
(3) 5 pin panel mount Neutrik XLR Female
(4) Reclaimed EDAC connectors – (New Available)
(2) 3 Pin Neutrik XLRM
(2) 3 Pin Neutrik XLRF
(2) 3 pin / TRS Combi Jacks
Internal hookup wire
(6) Numbered 2′ pieces of Mogami hookup wire
(4) Cheesehead Module screws
(3) spare 4-40 screw and nylon nuts
(1)  Set of vinyl stickers with Various audio related words and numbers on it



(2) 5 Pin Neutrik XLR Male for power cables
wire to build power cable
Expando for Power cable

$350 unwired as a complete flat packed kits with Neutrik Connectors. 

$475 assembled and wired to your modules specifications.

Future options will include:
- Internal Power supply
- DB25 pre-wired breakouts
- DB25 to EDAC connectors for the modules of your choice

Future designs include
RTO-47 (4) 7″ L series modules in 2RU 
RTO-27 (2) 7″ L series modules in 1RU 
RTO-26.5 (2) 6.5″ retro 400 series modules in 1RU 
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Ward-Beck Systems RTO-214 Rack Mount Chassis announced

Due to popular demand:

Introducing: the Ward-Beck Systems RTO-214 Rack Mount Chassis


APKaudio and Ward-Beck Systems are excited to announce a new lineup of retro products. Started with possibly the most requested and in demand item the WBSps.ca has needed: 

a 2RU rack enclosure for (2) 14″ WBS modules.

Most rack users have a 3RU box to enclose (2) WBS modules. With Studios shrinking in size and gear filling up the cramped racks with all the killer deals these day… there has been a need for this enclosure. 

Originally designed by veteran WBS fabricator Erwin S. for the current lineup of WBS AMS-8 products. The design updates and fabrication are carried forward by Shop Manager and Mechanical designer at Ward-Beck systems Dave Adams. Dave is a master metal smith utilizing the tools that built the modules WBSps users want to have rack mounted. Dave has been working with APKaudio to create a stable platform in a 2RU enclosure.IMG_0573-2014-05-05 IMG_0577-2014-05-05 IMG_0584-2014-05-05 IMG_0585-2014-05-05 IMG_0586-2014-05-05 IMG_0589-2014-05-05 IMG_0596-2014-05-05



The BUM (Back Unit Mount) will be pre-punched for however you decided to wire it. Power options and i/o varieties make for easy design. 

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Future options will include:
- Internal Power supply
- DB25 pre-wired breakouts
- DB25 to EDAC connectors for the modules of your choice

It’s a banana now, but it will be ripe summer 2014!

pre-order now and get a free WBS mug
To purchase a Rack visit http://audioaholics.com/item/276

Today I learned: WBS currently has over 200+ products

There are some missing… but today in the WBS catalog there are over 200 products. Some are the same thing with different options… but holy cow!

Here is a compiled list

POD1 – Balanced / Unbalanced Bi-Directional Converter
POD2 – 6×1 Stereo Analog Audio Switcher
POD3A – High Resolution Analog Stereo Level Meter
POD4 – Dual Microphone Preamplifier
POD5 – Dual Headset Amplifier w/Talkback Input
POD6 – Miniature Stereo Headset Amplifier
POD6B – Miniature Stereo Headset Amp – Boxed Under Desk Mount
POD6C – Miniature Stereo Headset Amplifier – Boxed Under Desk Mount complete with XLR / 1/4″ TRS audio and power jacks
POD7 – Universal Interface Module
POD8 – 1×6 Stereo Audio Distribution Amplifier wtih R/L (Right/Left) Level Control
POD9 – 6×1 Analog Video Switcher
POD10/75 – 6×1 AES/EBU Digital Audio Switcher – 75 Ohm Version
POD10/110 – 6×1 AES/EBU Digital Audio Switcher – 110 Ohm Version
POD11A/75 – High Resolution Digital Stereo Level Meter – 75 Ohm Version
POD11A/110 – High Resolution Digital Stereo Level Meter – 110 Ohm Version
POD12/75 – 1×6 AES/EBU Reclocking Distribution Amplifier – 75 Ohm Version
POD12/110 – 1×6 AES/EBU Reclocking Distribution Amplifier – 110 Ohm Version
POD13A – Dual AES/EBU-to-Analog Audio Converter – 75 & 110 Ohm
POD14A – Dual Analog-to-AES/EBU Digital Audio Converter – 75 & 110 Ohm
POD15A – 1×6 Analog Video Distribution Amplifier w/differential input, EQ, level & clamping
POD16 – 2×1 Stereo Audio Fader
POD17/75 – 1×6 AES/EBU Reclocking Distribution Amplifier w/level control & SRC – 75 Ohm Version
POD17/110 – 1×6 AES/EBU Reclocking Distribution Amplifier w/level control & SRC – 110 Ohm Version
POD18 – Quad Unbalanced/Balanced Converter
POD20 – 1×6 SDI Reclocking Distribution Amplifier
POD22A – High Resolution Stereo Level Meter – Digital & Analog Inputs + Digital to Analog & Analog to Digital Conversion
POD24 – 10 Watt Monitor Amplifier
POD25 – Dual Channel Audio Silence Detector
POD26 – 6×6 Audio Level Amplifier
POD28 – 1×6 HD/SDI/ASI Reclocking Distribution Amplifier
POD29A – 40 Watt Regulated DC Power Supply Universal Input +15 V, -15 V, GND
POD29B – 40 Watt Regulated DC Power Supply Universal Input +12 V, -12 V, GND
POD30 – 4×1 HD/SDI/ASI Video Switcher
POD31 – HD/SD-SDI/AES Demuxer
POD31E – HD/SD-SDI/AES Demuxer w/Integral Dolby E/AC3 Decoder
POD32 – HD/SD-SDI/AES Muxer
POD33 – AES/EBU DARS Generator
RMK1 – Single Center Rackmount Kit
RMK2 – Dual POD Rackmount Kit
RMK3 – Dual POD Rackmount Kit with RMKB Blank Panel Set
RMKB – Front/Rear Blank Panel Set
IMP-1F – In Line Impedance Transformer – XLR(F) to BNC
IMP-1F/10 – In Line Impedance Transformer – XLR(F) to BNC w/10 dBu Loss Pad
IMP-1M – In Line Impedance Transformer – XLR(M) to BNC
IMP-12 – Impedance Transformer Panel – 12 XLR(F) to BNC 1 RU
IMP-12A – Impedance Transformer Panel – 12 XLR(M) to BNC 1 RU
IMP-12B – Impedance Transformer Panel – 6 XLR(F) + 6 XLR(M) to BNC 1 RU
IMP-12C – Impedance Transformer Panel – 12 XLR(F) to BNC 2 RU connectors on the same surface
IMP-12D – Impedance Transformer Panel – 12 XLR(M) to BNC 2 RU connectors on the same surface
IMP-12E – Impedance Transformer Panel – 6 XLR(F) + 6 XLR(M) to BNC 2 RU
IMP-20 – Impedance Transformer Panel – 20 Screw Terminals to BNC 1 RU
IMP-20A – Impedance Transformer Panel – 20 Screw Terminals to BNC 2 RU connectors on the same surface
ABB1 – Audio Bit Buddy
ABS1 – Audio Bit Spitter
XTM4 – Extended Range Test Meter
XTM4/DEMUX3 – HD/SD-SDI Option for XTM4 – HD/SD-SDI Input, HD/SD-SDI Output, 2 AES/EBU Outputs
AMS4 – Audio Monitoring System – 4 Stereo Analog, 4 75 Ohm & 4 110 Ohm AES/EBU Inputs
AMS4/DEMUX3 – HD/SD-SDI Option for AMS4 – HD/SD-SDI Input, HD/SD-SDI Output, 2 AES/EBU Outputs
AMS8-1A – Multichannel Audio Monitor w/AES/EBU Inputs 1 RU
AMS8-1AA/75 – Multichannel Audio Monitor w/Analog & 75 Ohm Unbalanced BNC AES/EBU Inputs 1 RU
AMS8-1AA/110 – Multichannel Audio Monitor w/Analog & 110 Ohm Balanced AES/EBU Inputs 1 RU
AMS8-1AE – Multichannel Audio Monitor w/AES/EBU Inputs & Dolby E/AC3 Decoder 1 RU
AMS8-1AAE/75 – Multichannel Audio Monitor w/Analog & 75 Ohm Unbalanced BNC AES/EBU Inputs & DolbyE/AC3 Decoder 1 RU
AMS8-1AAE/110 – Multichannel Audio Monitor w/Analog & 110 Ohm Balanced AES/EBU Inputs & DolbyE/AC3 Decoder 1 RU
AMS8-1AM – Multichannel Audio Monitor w/AES/EBU Inputs & HD/SD-SDI Demuxer 1 RU
AMS8-1AAM/75 – Multichannel Audio Monitor w/Analog & 75 Ohm Unbalanced BNC AES/EBU Inputs & HD/SD-SDI Demuxer 1 RU
AMS8-1AAM/110 – Multichannel Audio Monitor w/Analog & 110 Ohm Balanced AES/EBU Inputs & HD/SD-SDI Demuxer 1 RU
AMS8-1AEM – Multichannel Audio Monitor w/AES/EBU Inputs Dolby E/AC3 Decoder & HD/SD-SDI Demuxer 1 RU
AMS8-1AAEM/75 – Multichannel Audio Monitor w/Analog & 75 Ohm BNC AES/EBU Inputs Dolby E/AC3 Decoder & SDI Demuxer 1 RU
AMS8-1AAEM/110 – Multichannel Audio Monitor w/Analog & 110 Ohm AES/EBU Inputs Dolby E/AC3 Decoder & SDI Demuxer 1 RU
AMS8-2A – Multichannel Audio Monitor w/AES/EBU Inputs 2 RU
AMS8-2AA – Multichannel Audio Monitor w/Analog & AES/EBU Inputs 2 RU
AMS8-2AE – Multichannel Audio Monitor w/AES/EBU Inputs & Dolby E/AC3 Decoder 2 RU
AMS8-2AAE – Multichannel Audio Monitor w/Analog & AES/EBU Inputs & DolbyE/AC3 Decoder 2 RU
AMS8-2AM – Multichannel Audio Monitor w/AES/EBU Inputs & HD/SD-SDI Demuxer 2 RU
AMS8-2AAM – Multichannel Audio Monitor w/Analog & AES/EBU Inputs & HD/SD-SDI Demuxer 2 RU
AMS8-2AEM – Multichannel Audio Monitor w/AES/EBU Inputs Dolby E/AC3 Decoder & HD/SD-SDI Demuxer 2 RU
AMS8-2AAEM – Multichannel Audio Monitor w/Analog & AES/EBU Inputs Dolby E/AC3 Decoder & HD/SD-SDI Demuxer 2 RU
AMS16-2AM – Mutichannel Audio Monitor w/2 HD/SD-SDI Embedded Audio Inputs 2 RU
AMS16-2AEM – Multichannel Audio Monitor w/integral 2 HD/SD-SDI Embedded Audio Inputs w/DolbyE/AC3 Decoder 2 RU
AMX9A – 9 Channel Hot Mic Mixer w/3-Pin Connectors
DMS1 – HD Digital Monitor System
QSP2 – Mini Cue Speaker – 1 Stereo Analog Input on 3-Pin Terminal Blocks
QSP2/D – Mini Cue Speaker – 1 Digital Audio Input on 3-Pin Terminal Block
QSP2(XLR) – Mini Cue Speaker – 1 Stereo Analog Input on XLR w/loop through
RLM2D/75 – Rackmount Stereo Level “EYEBROW” Meter – 2 Digital Inputs -75 Ohm Version
RLM2D/110 – Rackmount Stereo Level “EYEBROW” Meter – 2 Digital Inputs -110 Ohm Version
SLM1A – Stereo Level Meter – 1 Stereo Analog Input
SLM2A – Stereo Level Meter – 2 Stereo Analog Inputs
SLM4A – Stereo Level Meter – 4 Stereo Analog Inputs
SLM1D/75 – Stereo Level Meter – 1 Digital Input – 75 Ohm Version
SLM1D/110 – Stereo Level Meter – 1 Digital Input – 110 Ohm Version
SLM2D/75 – Stereo Level Meter – 2 Digital Inputs – 75 Ohm Version
SLM2D/110 – Stereo Level Meter – 2 Digital Inputs – 110 Ohm Version
SLM8D/75 – Stereo Level Meter – 4 Digital Inputs – 75 Ohm Version
SLM8D/110 – Stereo Level Meter – 4 Digital Inputs – 110 Ohm Version
SLM8E/75 – Stereo Level Meter w/Integral Dolby E/AC3 Decoder and Analog Audio Outputs – 75 Ohm Version
SLM8E/110 – Stereo Level Meter w/Integral Dolby E/AC3 Decoder and Analog Audio Outputs – 110 Ohm Version
VMS560-3HD – Triple 5.6″ LCD Video Monitoring System – composite analog, component analog, HD/SD-SDI inputs
VMS840-2HD – Dual 8.4″ LCD Video Monitoring System – composite analog, component analog, HD/SD-SDI inputs
MLC8A – Multichannel Level Controller w/AES/EBU Inputs 1 RU
MLC8B – Multichannel Level Controller w/Analog & AES/EBU Inputs & HD/SD-SDI Demuxer 1 RU
MLC8R – Remote Control Panel for MLC8A
MLC8BR – Remote Control Panel for MLC8B
DFR-8321-C – openGear® Frame, Power Supply, Cooling Fans MFC-8320-S Network Card (no I/O modules)
DFR-8321-CN – openGear® Frame, Power Supply, Cooling Fans, MFC-8320-N Network Card (no I/O modules)
DFR-8321-CNS – openGear® Frame, Power Supply, Cooling Fans, MFC-8320-N Network Card (no I/O modules) + SNMP
PS-8300 – 150 Watt Universal Power Supply (90 – 264VAC) for DFR-8300 Frame
MFC-8320-S – openGear® Frame Interface Network Controller – FINC Card
MFC-8320-N – openGear® 2RU Frame Controller, Network / Control Systems Interface
MFC-8320-NS – openGear® 2RU Frame Controller, Network / Control Systems Interface with SNMP monitoring protocol added
AA6201A – openGear® Universal Audio Distribution Amplifier Mono, Stereo, Mixing
AV6201A – openGear® 1×8/1×4 Analog Video Distribution Amplifier w/differential input, clamping & cable EQ
AV6202A – openGear® 1×8/1×4 Utility Analog Video Distribution Amplifier
D6201A – openGear® 1×8/1×4 AES/EBU Relocking Distribution Amplifier – 75 Ohm
D6201B – openGear® Dual 1×4 AES/EBU Reclocking Distribution Amplifier w/SRC – 75 Ohm
D6202A – openGear® 1×8/1×4 AES/EBU Relocking Distribution Amplifier – 110 Ohm
D6202B – openGear® Dual 1×4 AES/EBU Reclocking Distribution Amplifier w/SRC – 110 Ohm
D6203A – openGear® Analog-to-AES/EBU Digital Audio Converter
D6204A – openGear® AES/EBU Digital-to-Analog Audio Converter
D6207A – openGear® DolbyE/AC3 Decoder Module
M6202A – openGear® HD/SD-SDI Demuxer w/up to 6 AES/EBU Outputs
M6202AE – openGear® HD/SD-SDI Demuxer w/up to 6 AES/EBU Outputs w/integral DolbyE/AC3 Decoder
M6203A-3G – openGear® HD/SD-SDI 3G 1 x 8 Reclocking Distribution Amplifier
M6204A – openGear® HD/SD-SDI Muxer w/up to 8 AES/EBU Inputs
M6205A-3G – openGear® HD/SD-SDI 3G Embedded Audio Processor w/level trim, and channel swap, shuffle and replacement
M6205A-3G+NLC5.1+ST – openGear® HD/SD-SDI 3G Embedded Audio Processor + DTS Neural Loudness Control – 5.1 + Stereo
M6205A-3G+UpMix – openGear® HD/SD-SDI 3G Embedded Audio Processor + DTS Neural Upmix
M6205A-3G+DownMix – openGear® HD/SD-SDI 3G Embedded Audio Processor + DTS Neural Downmix
M6205A-3G+MultiMerge – openGear® HD/SD-SDI 3G Embedded Audio Processor + DTS Neural MultiMerge
M6205A-3G+DolbyDecode – openGear® HD/SD-SDI 3G Embedded Audio Processor + Dolby E / AC3 Decoder
T6301A-3G – Single Card 10 3G BNC Rear Module
T6301A – Single Card 10 BNC Rear Module
T6302A – Single Card 6 BNC/4 3-PinTerminal Block Rear Module
T6303A – Single Card 10 3-Pin Terminal Block Rear Module
T6304A – Single Card 7 BNC/3 3-Pin Terminal Block Rear Module
T6305A – Single Card 8 BNC/2 3-Pin Terminal Block Rear Module
T6306A – Single Card 9 BNC/1 3-Pin Terminal Block Rear Module
T6307A – Single Card 7 BNC/3 3-Pin Terminal Block Rear Module
T6308A – Single Card 10 BNC Rear Module
T6401A – Dual Card 10 BNC Rear Module
T6402A – Dual Card 6 BNC/4 3-Pin Terminal Block Rear Module
T6403A – Dual Card 10 3-Pin Terminal Block Rear Module
T6406A – Dual Card 4 9-Pin Terminal Block Rear Module
LAA1x8DA – 1 x 8 Universal Audio Distribution Amplifier
LAA2x4DA – 2 x 4 Universal Audio Distribution Amplifier
AA6201A+RM – openGear® AA6201A complete with Rear Terminal Module (T6303A)
AV6201A+RM – openGear® AV6201A complete with Rear Terminal Module (T6301A)
AV6202A+RM – openGear® AV6202A complete with Rear Terminal Module (T6301A)
D6201A+RM – openGear® D6201A complete with Rear Terminal Module (T6301A)
D6201B+RM – openGear® D6201B complete with Rear Terminal Module (T6301A)
D6202A+RM – openGear® D6202A complete with Rear Terminal Module (T6303A)
D6202B+RM – openGear® D6202B complete with Rear Terminal Module (T6303A)
D6203A+RM – openGear® D6203A complete with Rear Terminal Module (T6302A)
D6204A+RM – openGear® D6204A complete with Rear Terminal Module (T6302A)
M6203A-3G+RM – openGear® M6203A-3G complete with Rear Terminal Module (T6301-3G)
MF-82/10 – Rackmount Frame – 10 Card Capacity
MF-82/12 – Rackmount Frame – 12 Card Capacity
M8245A – Power Supply Module (2 required for redundancy)
MF82REF – MF82 Reference Assembly
BNC-1 – MF-82/12 BNC Termination 1 in 6 out
BNC-2 – MF-82/12 BNC Termination 1 in 4 out BNC & 2 Terminal Block Outputs
BNC-3 – MF-82/10 BNC Termination 1 in 1 loop 8 out BNC
BNC-4 – MF-82/10 BNC Termination 1 in 1 loop 4 out BNC & 2 Terminal Block Outputs
TB8202 – Remote Gain DA Screw Termination
TB8202/600 – Remote Gain DA Screw Termination – 600 Ohm
TB8204 – Stereo Screw Termination
TB8204/600 – Stereo Screw Termination – 600 Ohm
TB8204P – Pluggable Stereo Screw Termination
TB8204P/600 – Pluggable Stereo Screw Termination – 600 Ohm
TB8205 – Mono Screw Termination
TB8205P – Pluggable Mono Screw Termination
TB8205P/75 – Pluggable Screw Termination – to be used with D8202 requiring a 75 Ohm Input
D8201 – 1×8 AES/EBU Reclocking Distribution Amplifier – 110 Ohm Version
D8201A – Dual 1×4 AES/EBU Reclocking Distribution Amplifier – 110 Ohm Version
D8202 – AES/EBU Digital-to-Analog Converter
D8203/75 – Analog-to-AES/EBU Digital Converter – 75 Ohm Version
D8203/110 – Analog-to-AES/EBU Digital Converter – 110 Ohm Version
D8204 – 1×8 AES/EBU Reclocking Distribution Amplifier – 75 Ohm Version
D8204A – 1×4 AES/EBU Reclocking Distribution Amplifier w/2 Analog Outputs – 75 Ohm Version
D8204C –
D8205/75 – AES/EBU Processing Amplifier – 75 Ohm Version
D8205/110 – AES/EBU Processing Amplifier – 110 Ohm Version
D8206/75 – AES/EBU DARS Generator – 75 Ohm Version
D8206/110 – AES/EBU DARS Generator – 110 Ohm Version
D8207/75 – AES/EBU Sample Rate Converter – 75 Ohm Version
D8207/110 – AES/EBU Sample Rate Converter – 110 Ohm Version
M8202 – Remote Gain Distribution Amplifier LoZ – 60 Ohm Version
M8202B – Remote Gain Distribution Amplifier – 600 Ohm Version
M8203 – 400/1000 Hz Oscillator Module
M8204 – Stereo Distribution Amplifier LoZ – 60 Ohm Version
M8204A – Stereo Distribution Amplifier – 600 Ohm Version
M8205 – Mono Distribution Amplifier – 600 Ohm Version
M8205B – Mono Distribution Amplifier LoZ – 60 Ohm Version
M8251 – 1×8 Utility Analog Video Distribution Amplifier
MP1(VU) – Rackmount Single VU Meter Panel
MP1(PPM) – Rackmount Single PPM Meter Panel
MP2(VU) – Rackmount Dual VU Meter Panel
MP2(PPM) – Rackmount Dual PPM Meter Panel
MP2(1P1V) – Rackmount PPM + VU Meter Panel
MP3(VU) – Rackmount Triple VU Meter Panel
MP3(PPM) – Rackmount Triple PPM Meter Panel
MP4(VU) – Rackmount Quad VU Meter Panel
MP4(PPM) – Rackmount Quad PPM Meter Panel
MP4(2P2V) – Rackmount Dual PPM + Dual VU Meter Panel