Brainstorm SR-26

Brainstorm SR-26

1x6 Timecode Disribution Amp Daily Rate: $25

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The SR-26 is a simple and elegant solution for time code distribution. Housed in a single U 19" chassis, it provides 6 outputs and 2 inputs. It can be used as 2 separate units (a 1x4 and a 1x2) or as a single 1x6 distributor. Each output level is adjustable individually via front panel knobs. In addition, the SR-26 reshapes time code while distributing it, eliminating amplitude distortions and level fluctuations.


Two separate time code distributors in one: 1x4 + 1x2

Can also be used as a single 1x6 distributor

Buffered outputs

Reshaper eliminates amplitude fluctuations

Low input threshold can help recover unreadable code

Individual output level adjust

Ideal to send TC over long cables


    • Buffered Outputs:


Multing a single time code source to multiple destination can cause many problems. The SR-26 eliminates those by distributing time code through balanced and buffered outputs.


    • Reshaping:

The Brainstorm Time Code Distributors are more than audio DA's: they reshape the signal before distributing it. Audio DA's on the other hand, transfer all distortions and level fluctuations present at the source.


    • Low Input Threshold:

The SR-26 recognizes time code at levels much lower than the threshold of many readers (better than -30db) while still safely above the noise floor. This feature makes it often possible to recover unreadable code by reshaping it, almost as if it was regenerating over drop outs.


    • Output Level Adjust:

Output levels are adjustable individually via front panel pots from full off to +12db. These adjusted levels remain constant regardless of input level fluctuations.


    • Switchable Rise Times:

The output rise time (slew limiting) is switchable between 25μs (SMPTE), 50μs (EBU) and 1μs (square wave, preferred by most readers).


    • Cleaning Up Unreadable Time Code:

By eliminating amplitude distortions and level fluctuations the SR-26 can often recover unreadable code.


    • Forward, Reverse & High-Speed:

The SR-26 operates in rewind and fast forward modes so that high speed readers can accurately track the tape transports.


    • Sound Reinforcement:

The SR-26 can drive time code over long cables making it ideal for synchronization during live shows and remote recording.


Distributor Configuration: 1x4 (master) + 1x2 (slave) or 1x6

Input Signal:

SMPTE/EBU Longitudinal Time Code (Forward or reverse; play, shuttle and wind)

Impedance: 20KΩ bal.; 10KΩ unbal.

Level: -30dbU min; +20dbU Max


Output Signal:
Waveform: switchable rise time:

25μs (SMPTE), 50μs (EBU), or 1μs (square wave)

Impedance: 600Ω bal.; 300Ω unbal.

Level: adjustable (front panel pot): full off to +8dbU bal.; to + 2dbU unbal.

Amplitude distortion: less than 2%


Front Panel indicators: 

Signal present (2 LED's)

Power on


Connectors: XLR Female (2 inputs);

XLR Male (6 outputs)


Power: 9 VAC, 1 watt


Dimensions: 19" x 1 3⁄4" x 4"


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