The Blackmagic Design Audio Monitor 12G works in formats up to 2160p60

Accompanying with DaVinci Resolve updates, Blackmagic Design today announced its Blackmagic Design Audio Monitor 12G at InterBEE 2018.

This is a new, and upgraded, model of the company’s popular rack mount audio monitoring device. It features 12G-SDI for all formats up to 2160p60 with a new “powerful new class D amplifier.”


So let’s get into a little more of the specifics. The Blackmagic Audio Monitor 12G features HDMI output, analog and AES/EBU input, a class D amplifier, dual subwoofers, extended ranger speakers, an LCD and precision meters that can display VU, PPm and Loudness ballistic scales.

Additionally, it features the latest advanced 12G-SDI tech. It also comes with professional balanced analog XLR and AES/EBU audio inputs and consumer level HiFi audio inputs. The device is compatible with all SD, HD Ultra HD and DCI 4K equipment and formats up to 2160p60.

The audio meter has 27 individual multi colored RGB LED segments per channel so the meter scale is customizable. Meters are customized to display VU, PPM and Loudness ballistic scales with a choice of EBU or BBC meters

“The exciting thing about Blackmagic Audio Monitor 12G is its incredible sound quality and the fact that it can be used anywhere, and works with virtually any signal,” said Grant Petty, CEO, Blackmagic Design. “It’s completely flexible and is perfect for monitoring broadcast feeds and transmissions in control rooms, monitoring audio in tight broadcast trucks, or even when working in a post production suite!”

Small design

According to Blackmagic, the unit is designed to fit into a single standard rack unit. “… the Blackmagic Audio Monitor 12G is incredibly small yet features a surprisingly loud, crystal clear sound,” says Blackmagic.

Pricing and availability

Blackmagic Audio Monitor 12G will be available in November for $1,195. To learn more, go to

Sean Berry
Sean Berry
Sean Berry is Videomaker's managing editor.

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