A client dug this Broadcast Tools SS16.4 Audio Matrix Switch out of a storage room a while back. We came across a need for it in one of their studios, but we could not locate the power supply at the the time. We also were not certain whether it was in the storage room because it simply wasn’t needed at some point, or if it had been pulled from service due to a failure. After ordering a new/replacement power supply for the unit, it was time to test it to see whether or not it would be suitable to install and use.
The following photos were taken during actual testing. In terms of results, the audio quality through the unit meets the factory specification of <0.01% THD+N, with input to output audio quality being 0.006% THD+N or better on all channels. The only problem found with the unit is that the “Program” button/function does not work properly for storing or recalling macros/setups. That’s not a problem in this case, since the intent is only to switch between a couple of inputs and outputs, which is quick and easy to do by simply holding down any combination of an input button and an output button. Also, this matrix switch will not be interfaced to an automation system.
Photos Of Unit During Bench Testing
This Broadcast Tools SS16.4 Audio Matrix determined to be suitable for the client’s particular application. Again, the macro storage and recall function does not work; however, based on the simple, limited way we intend to use the unit, I see no real need to spend the time or money fixing that unnecessary function. Plans are to install and put the matrix into service soon.