By PSW Staff • April 13, 2009 Front and back panel views of the new BSS Audio BLU-BOB. Take our Photo Gallery Tour of new products from this year's Prolight + Sound - Musikmesse. BSS Audio has added a cost-effective break-out box to its acclaimed Soundweb London family of digital signal processors, with the new BLU-BOB output expander complimenting the seven other members of the Soundweb London family and representing an inexpensive solution to increasing the number of outputs in a Harman HiQnet networked system. The BLU-BOB features eight analog audio outputs on standard terminal block connectors and the 256-channel, low latency, fault tolerant digital audio bus, also found on the BLU-800, BLU-320, BLU-160 and BLU-120 devices. In addition to providing a backbone for the transportation of multiple channels, this bus also facilitates the creation of large, fault-tolerant, centralized matrices containing multiple devices. The digital audio bus uses standard, inexpensive Cat 5e or Cat 6 cable, which enables a distance of 100 meters between devices. The BSS Audio MC-1 fiber optic media converter can be used to increase the distance between devices to over 10 km (6.2 miles) using single mode fiber. A series of DIP switches on the rear of the BLU-BOB device allow consecutive channels, in groups of eight, to be selected from the digital audio bus. Multiple BLU-BOB devices can be configured to receive the same or different eight channel ranges. Signal present and power status are clearly displayed by front panel LED indicators for monitoring and troubleshooting. The BLU-BOB devices are powered by an external 24VDC power supply such as the BSS Audio 999-PSU. Two chassis styles are available, the first (BLU-BOB1) is a half rack width, desk or wall mounted version and the second (BLU-BOB2) is a 19″ single rack space version with mounting ears for equipment racks. Front panel indication and rear panel connections are identical on both versions. Each of the eight different Soundweb London devices offer a different mix of signal processing, CobraNet and digital audio bus functionality, making a Soundweb London system the perfect match for any application. BSS Audio Website Harman HiQnet Website Take our Photo Gallery Tour of new products from this year’s Prolight + Sound – Musikmesse. Comments Have something to say about this PSW content? Leave a comment! Cancel reply Scroll past the ”Post Comment” button below to view any existing comments. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Tagged with: Analog Audio BSS Audio Cables Cobranet Connectors Converters Digital Ears Equipment Fiber Optics Harman Latency Meters Mix Monitors Mounting New Power Powered Processors Racks Series Signal Standards System Websites · all topics Subscribe to Live Sound International Subscribe to Live Sound International magazine. Stay up-to-date, get the latest pro audio news, products and resources each month with Live Sound.