Radio 2CBD is a non-for-profit community radio station which broadcasts to the Glen Innes and Deepwater regions.
Broadcast Components prides itself on long-lasting partnerships with it’s customers. 2CBD has been working with Broadcast Components since 2016 when they moved into their new studios in Glen Innes. Over the years Broadcast Components has supplied multiple pieces of equipment to the studio. Notably was the need to upgrade their mixing console and a reliable, ready-to-go outside broadcast solution.
Broadcast Components sat down with David Lewis from 2CBD to go through the stations requirements and were able to present a few options that suited their budget.
The AEQ Bravo TT was selected as the console of choice. This analogue broadcast console offers 12 faders in a fixed format and is easy to use, whilst still providing lots of functionality. This includes automatic monitor speaker cut off, fader-start, control signalling, interface signalling for automation of external devices, dual stereo output buses & built in dual telephone hybrid.
Broadcast Components OB in a box solution was an easy selection, thanks to its all-in-one, plug and play nature. The joy of this nifty box is that anyone can operate it without a technician! Presenters have said this box makes broadcasting from events simple. Their small, compact nature means they can be easily carted around and set up quickly.
Most recently, 2CBD required a new studio to transmitter link solution.
The Sielco EXC18B and RTX18B link set were chosen thanks to its robust nature, fast turn around and excellent performance. This STL boasts excellent modulation characteristics including low noise, distortion and broad pass-band, high performance stereo encoding/decoding, on field programmability and monitoring.
David Lewis kindly sent through the following testimony to Broadcast Components:
2CBD approached Broadcast Components to assist with upgrading both of our studios, as well as helping us to come up with a solution for outside broadcasting. We had an idea of what we wanted the end result to look like but were in need of advice about the best solutions to get us there. Sean walked us through the entire process, assisting us with various options until we decided on products that best suited our needs; within a fairly tight budget, easy to use and with the capacity to grow beyond our current needs.
With limited tech support available to us in a rural area, we really needed a solution that would “just work”. And that’s exactly what we got. After the install of new mixing consoles in both of our studios, we’ve had no issues whatsoever. All of our volunteer presenters took to the new equipment with ease. The outside broadcast kit is also easy as pie to use. We especially appreciated Sean from Broadcast Components taking the time out to do a “dry run” before we first used it to ensure that everything was set up correctly and to give us an opportunity to fix any unforeseen issues (there weren’t any!).
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