Orban Unveils Its Newest Analog and Digital Radio Audio Processor


Audio processing firm Orban has introduced the Optimod-FM 8700i, designed for both analog and digital radio broadcasting.

NAB Show attendees will get their first chance to view the audio processor; the Optimod-FM 8700i will begin shipping in May.

New features in Optimod-FM 8700i include Dante AoIP with full AES67 capability, a specially-processed ultra low-latency headphone output, and Orban’s Xponential Loudness algorithm.

Orban President David Day said, “With Xponential Loudness and other Orban innovations, this processor maintains your signature sound regardless of the source or music track.”

This newest Orban air processor includes Orban’s proprietary MX distortion-canceling peak limiter; digital MPX; subharmonic synthesis and phase skew correction; a full suite of controls for stereo enhancement, multipath reduction, HF enhancement, EQ, AGC, multiband compression, stereo encoding, low-IM peak limiting and composite limiting; full function RDS/RBDS with PS scrolling; ratings processor loop-through, and automated dayparting with an NTP-referenced real-time clock.

In addition, SNMP features allow monitoring of status and sending of alarm notifications to the user’s network via an Ethernet connection.


Orban will be at booth N3203 throughout the 2017 NAB Show in Las Vegas.