Orban/CRL is releasing the OPTIMOD-FM 8200 Signature Series. The special edition Signature Series units, featuring a redesigned front panel bearing the signature of the OPTIMOD line’s renowned engineer, Bob Orban, celebrate the 10th anniversary of the 8200, the world’s all-time, best-selling digital audio processor.
“The 8200 was the first successful digital FM processor and now it’s a classic,” stated Orban/CRL President and CEO Jay Brentlinger.
The 8200 Signature Series includes new presets custom-tuned by Bob Orban and Orban VP of Product Development, Greg Ogonowski. The units also feature Orban’s Digital Sample Rate Adaptive converter as standard.
Over the last decade, sales of the OPTIMOD-FM 8200 have outstripped the combined sales of every other digital audio processor, becoming the broadcast industry standard for clear, consistent sound.
“In the past, many of our competitors had claimed to be building and selling digital processors,” continued Brentlinger, “but they were really digitally controlled analog processors. The OPTIMOD-FM 8200 was, in fact, the first processor to use DSP (Digital Signal Processing) to control and condition the audio.”
“Sales of our OPTIMOD line of audio processors speak for themselves,” said Orban/CRL VP Jim Seemiller. “Over 30,000 units have been sold in the 26 years since the line was introduced, and sales of the 8200 have led the way. With the release of the Signature Series, we expect demand for the 8200 to continue strong.”