Harman Upgrades Studer Vista 5 Digital Console

Harman’s popular Studer Vista 5 console gets an upgrade to the M2 with the optional addition of the precision TFT metering system introduced on the flagship Vista 9 console.

On exhibit at Booth C2619 at the NAB Show, the new metering is capable of displaying signal levels from mono through to 5.1 channels on each input, with a configurable lower area that can be used to display bus assignments or surround images or for the History mode, where a scrolling audio waveform displays signal anomalies and highlights them for up to 50 seconds to allow the engineer to identify where the event occurred. Metering for Layer 2 signals can also be viewed, and the Control Bay screen can be used to provide configurable user pages with up to 40 meters.

When the TFT meter bridge is fitted, the external GC screen becomes an integral part of the chassis.

Existing Vista 5 consoles can be easily upgraded to the M2 version to be ready for the optional meter bridge, which is a simple add-on to the console chassis.

Available in two frame sizes, 32 and 42 faders, the Vista 5 M2 brings precision signal monitoring to a versatile and widely deployed console.