Accepting up to 8 channels of baseband or Dolby® Digital (AC-3) encoded audio via AES or HD/SD-SDI I/O, LQ-1000 provides simultaneous LKFS loudness measurement for two independent programs (5.1+2) per ITU-R BS.1770-3 and EBU R128 standards. Dolby Digital Plus and Dolby E decoding is optionally available.

The vibrant front-panel display features a large, color-coded numeric loudness value for the primary 5.1-channel program or secondary 2-channel program. The secondary meter can also be used to display loudness values for an internally created Lo/Ro or Lt/Rt downmix.

Additional bar graph meters with adjustable integration times, a loudness histogram to track loudness trends, True Peak readings, and dialnorm and coding information is also displayed.

Additionally, LQ-1000 provides comprehensive logging to a USB or network drive allowing stations to keep records of their loudness measurements.

A rear-panel VGA output allows information to be viewed on an external monitor or multi-viewer.



Highest Quality Television Audio Processing – Incredible Value

Hybrid dynamic range and loudness control with Advanced ITU Limiter provide set-and-forget compliance and viewer-pleasing quality while included features deliver incredible cost-savings.

Handling up to 10 channels of PCM audio via AES, SDI, or analog stereo I/O, the Linear Acoustic AERO.10 offers all-inclusive audio processing for over the air, over the top, and mobile television broadcast. The Linear Acoustic Advanced ITU (AI) Limiter enables a simple loudness target to be set, and the AERO.10 does the rest to assure compliance and quality.



Handling up to 16 channels of baseband or encoded audio via AES (10 channels) or HD/SD-SDI (16 channels) I/O, the Linear Acoustic AERO.100 offers all-inclusive AEROMAX® audio processing, upmixing, encoding, and metering for over the air, over the top, and mobile television broadcasts in a compact 1RU chassis.

Base configuration includes a single processing instance in a 5.1+2+2 channel configuration, with or without Dolby® encoding and Nielsen® Watermark encoding. A second processing instance (5.1+2+2 or 2+2+2) with or without the Dolby and Nielsen options can be enabled at any time by simply entering a factory provided key.

Local audio insertion, SAP/DVS with downmix replacement, full-time downmix, and support for Audio Description (warble tone) is provided.

Failover bypass relays on all I/O maintain signal continuity and dual auto-ranging power supplies enable redundancy and worldwide compatibility.

Designed and built in the USA, the lightweight and rugged 1RU AERO.100 is a solid investment in performance and flexibility.

Audio Management Contoller


Overall monitor system control is extremely useful in a 2.1 system and essential in a surround system. Blue Sky’s new Audio Management Controller (AMC) builds on our previous-generation Bass Management Controller, and adds many new capabilities. The AMC provides precise, centralized control over levels, balance, mute, selection of house curves, and various other system configuration settings. The AMC is fitted with a big weighted “old-school” rotary control for primary adjustments as well as additional hardware controls via lighted buttons, and a large display screen. The AMC is an 8-channel DSP-based system and supports configurations up to 7.1. Any input can be routed to any output and multiple inputs can be mixed and routed to any outputs. Each channel features 1/3 octave EQ, 8 bands of parametric EQ and filters, and variable delay for time alignment. Other features include 8 system presets (EQ curves, etc.), lip sync delay, 7.1 bass management with variable cutoff frequency per channel, and an externally-accessible mute input.

The Bass Channel has a 10 band parametric equalizer. The Digital inputs have a built-in sample rate converter, which can be bypassed in Pure-Digital mode for 48 kHz/96 kHz operation. The Digital I/O is AES/EBU 110 ohm balanced transformer coupled. Analog I/O is balanced, and nominal input levels are selectable between +4dBu and -6dBu.