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Re: Barix as backup STL
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Subject: Re: Barix as backup STL
From: Kevin Trueblood <kevin@neptuneradio.net>
Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2017 10:58:22 -0400
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I had 3 Barix 500's sitting on a shelf that are serving very nicely as a backup STL for my two FMs.  They are connected through 4G modems and work just fine for this application.  The main problems I run into are the modem hangs up and no longer pemits the stream.  So I have an output closure hooked up the remote control and lets me know if it gets disconnected for whatever reason.


On Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 10:20 AM, Jim McDermott <jim@spiritfm.org> wrote:
I actually use Barix for STL's and I just set them to pick up my regular station AAC+ stream. At 48k, they sound acceptable to broadcast and I don't have to push a signal to them. If I had the money, I'd use Tielines everywhere, but $350 for one extremer versus $3000 for a pair of Bridge-IT's makes the Barix boxes a good choice. We have silence sensors on them that reboot them if they go offline for more than 90 secs.

Jim McDermott
President, Lake Area Educ Broadcasting
Spirit FM Radio & The Pulse Channel

Lake of the Ozarks, MO
www.spiritfm.org -- www.pulsechannel.org

On 3/30/2017 9:00 AM, Chris Wygal wrote:
What Bill said. Exactly.

We're in the middle of looking at a backup IP path, and considering codec options. We have a stack of Barix boxes lying around from old projects, but I'm still hesitant to use them...

On Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 11:46 AM, Bill Hurne <billhurne@pilgrimradio.com> wrote:

The Barix work, but we found the extra expense of the Comrex BRIC-Link gives better performance than the low cost Barix.   The BRIC-Links have better buffering and pass audio more cleanly during times of poor internet connection or congestion.   The Barix audio has more tendency to break up during poor connections.





From: Dave Land [mailto:dave@klvv.com]
Sent: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 6:52 AM
To: CRTech
Subject: Re: [CRTech] Barix as backup STL


Also take a look at Comrex BRIC-Link. We have found them to be very good. NO problems for years (so far).


Chief Engineer

The Love Station, inc


On Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 11:20 AM, BIll Moede <bmoedereplay@gmail.com> wrote:

I'm looking to put together a backup STL system for use over an IP / Internet connection.  For those of you with experience with Barix, are these the two pieces I would need;   Barix Instreamer and a Barix Exstremer 100.




Chris Wygal
Audio Concepts <------side gig
Audio Production,Mixing & Mastering

Radio Magazine <-----writing gig

The Journey <------full time gig
Operations Manager


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