Bittree ProStudio Audio Patchbays Win Two Coveted ‘Best of Show’ Awards at 2018 NAB Show
High-quality, dependable ProStudio PS96DB25F and PS96DB25i honored for innovation, rich features, cost efficiency and performance
The 40th anniversary celebrations of patching systems innovator Bittree were further amplified at the 2018 NAB Show, as the company’s ProStudio PS96DB25 audio patchbay series was honored with a pair of Best of Show Awards from NewBay Media. Highlighting the advantages of the ProStudio family for both end users and systems integrators, Bittree was presented with awards from NewBay publications Pro Sound News (dedicated to the business of the professional audio industry) and Sound & Video Contractor (the definitive technical resource for A/V integrators, contractors, dealers and consultants).
Enabling users to easily define and modify their audio signal flows while providing the cleanest sound possible, Bittree’s ProStudio family brings the company’s renowned patchbay quality and rugged reliability to price points accessible to everyone from broadcasters and elite studio engineers to hobbyist musicians.
The front-programmable ProStudio PS96DB25F offers these benefits in a 1.5RU rackmount form factor with 96 TT (bantam) jacks in a high-density 2x48 configuration, and features 12 DB25 rear connectors for interfacing with Avid® ProTools® and Tascam® gear. The internally-configurable ProStudio PS96DB25i packs similar connectivity into just 1RU of rack space. Both models deliver their sound superior quality in heavy-duty designs that are built for dependability and durability in demanding environments.
“The ProStudio PS96DB25F and ProStudio PS96DB25i were designed to fill a void in the market for professional-grade, rackmount audio patchbays at affordable pricing, and these awards are signs that we’ve succeeded in meeting those goals,” said Ari Baron, general manager at Bittree. “We are honored that the judges selected the ProStudio series for these accolades, and look forward to continuing to empower our customers’ studios with more innovations in the future.”
NewBay’s Best of Show Awards are evaluated by engineers and industry experts, and are selected based on innovation, feature set, cost efficiency and performance in serving the industry.
“The NewBay Best of Show Awards at NAB are now in their fifth year,” said Paul McLane, NewBay managing director, content. “The program seeks to shine a spotlight on relevant innovations in technology as seen around the million-square-foot exhibit floor of the industry’s top trade show. The list of 2018 winners and nominees gives real insight into where and how rapidly our media tech businesses are evolving.”
For more information about Bittree and ProStudio family of audio patchbays, please visit ProStudio.
Established in 1978, Bittree is dedicated to offering state-of-the-art patchbays and patch panels that streamline signal routing and troubleshooting in media and entertainment operations of all sizes. The company offers an innovative line of audio, video, and data patchbays for use in broadcasting, postproduction, and pro A/V operations. Tailored for use in the post-production, pro A/V, systems integration, and radio and television broadcasting fields, Bittree’s patching solutions are rigorously tested to ensure long-term functionality and dependability, especially for mission-critical operations and live events. To ensure consistency, performance, and adherence to rigid quality standards, all of the company’s patching products are designed, assembled, and tested in its state-of-the-art facility in Glendale, California. Bittree is an active member of industry trade organizations NAB (National Association of Broadcasters), NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants), and SMPTE (Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers). For more information, please visit www.bittree.com.
Bittree Expands ProStudio Family of Pro Audio and Musical Instrument Patchbays with New Front-Programmable PS9625F
2x48 rackmount TT model with DB-25 rear interfaces delivers professional sound quality and durability at affordable, prosumer-like pricing
Glendale, CA – November 8, 2017 – Bittree – a leading manufacturer of high-quality audio, video and data patching systems – today announced the second product in its new ProStudio series of premium-quality yet affordable audio patchbays. Complementing the recently-introduced ProStudio 4825F compact desktop model, the front-programmable ProStudio 9625F combines robust durability with superior sound quality in a 96-jack rackmount configuration. The PS9625F will make its exhibition debut at the 2018 NAMM Show (January 25-28, 2018 in Anaheim, California), where Bittree will exhibit in booth 10614.
Enabling users to easily define and modify their audio signal flows, Bittree’s ProStudio family brings the company’s renowned patchbay quality and reliability to price points accessible to everyone from hobbyist musicians to top-tier studio engineers. The PS9625F ($1125.00 MSRP) delivers all of these benefits in a 1.5RU rackmount form factor with 96 TT (bantam) connectors in a high-density 2x48 configuration, with 12 DB-25 rear connectors for interfacing with Avid® ProTools® and Tascam® gear.
“We’ve received overwhelmingly positive response to the first model in our ProStudio series, the PS4825F, and we’re excited to introduce its ‘big brother’ for customers with larger-scale setups,” said Ari Baron, general manager at Bittree. “With the ProStudio family, people wanting to make professional-sounding music no longer need to sacrifice audio quality for affordability. The PS9625F is ideal for users who want the cleanest signal path possible, and delivers that quality in a heavy-duty design that’s built for reliability and longevity in demanding environments.”
The PS9625F features a sturdy metal front panel and durable full-frame jacks with gold cross-bar switching contacts, delivering superior durability, higher electrical current rates and lower noise than lower-end alternatives. Similarly, internal digital AES wiring ensures higher-quality audio than the flat cable typical in low-cost offerings.
Professional-grade, front-accessible shunts enable easy reconfiguration of circuit normalling, grounding and bussing, and are protected from dust, electrical interference and other elements by the PS9625F’s two removable stainless steel designation strips. The extra-large designation strips offer space for up to three lines of print for easy labelling, and combine with silk-screened numbering on the front panel to enable quick circuit identification. The fully-enclosed 1.5RU chassis measures seven inches deep, and despite its robustness weighs in at just 8.5 pounds.
The ProStudio 9625F is available immediately through dealers including Sweetwater, Guitar Center, Vintage King, Westlake Pro, Dale Pro Audio, Pro Audio LA and many more authorized resellers worldwide. For more information, please visit PS9625F