Exhibitor News: Orban

Booth N2024 Processor maker Orban says it will demonstrate “a new way to manage audio processing for AM stations.”

According to a release, the XPN-AM is the result of more than five years of research by Bob Orban. The company says that it can significantly improve the loudness/distortion tradeoff compared to prior Orban AM processors.

According to a release, Orban himself will demo the XPN-AM in an A-B comparison mode with other AM processors. Orban explained, “In 2010, Orban first introduced its disruptive MX limiter technology in Optimod-FM 8600. The MX limiter uses a psychoacoustic model to significantly lower distortion, increase transient punch, and improve high-frequency power handling capability.

“For the first time, Orban’s XPN-AM now brings this same revolutionary limiter technology to AM radio, providing an unprecedented combination of loudness, cleanliness, crispness, speech intelligibility and coverage.”