The Bel Canto FM1 uses a patented analog FM
receiver architecture to deliver superior RF performance and
interference rejection through the use of digital IF processing. The FM1
includes advanced seek algorithms, adjustable soft mute,
auto-calibrated digital tuning, and FM stereo processing.
The FM1 utilizes digital processing to
achieve high fidelity and optimal performance, providing excellent pilot
rejection, selectivity, and unmatched audio performance. This DSP
approach also ensures zero drift and optimum performance for the life of
the product. The advanced digital IF section operates at 24 bit 48 Ks/s
data rate. This digital output can be interfaced to a Bel Canto DAC
product for D/A conversion or is converted to analog using the internal
High Dynamic Range Bel Canto DAC architecture. The FM1 uses Bel Canto’s
Ultra-Clock low jitter clock and 122dB dynamic range DAC to deliver
superb analog output performance.
The FM1 also incorporates a digital
processor for the European Radio Data System (RDS) and the North
American Radio Broadcast Data System (RBDS). Using this feature, the FM1
enables broadcast data such as station identification and song name to
be displayed on the 8 digit alphanumeric display. The FM1 provides
unprecedented functionality and performance in a compact easy to use
package and is a perfect complement to a complete Bel Canto DAC or
Preamp based system.