- Breakaway Broadcast
- Technical Info
“The management, the dj's and most important our listeners love the sound of our station via Breakaway. It became one of our most valued pieces of software. ”
Josef Krauthausen from Roermond-Herten, Limburg Netherlands
"It's the real in deal broadcast quality audio processing."
Sam Sergi, Raw FM Australia
"WOW! Great work Leif!
Big thumbs up on the cool interface and waveform display.. let alone the sweet audio.."
Matthew Trim, Switch1197 Brisbane, Australia
"Breakaway processing is effortless! So easy to set up and use, it's virtually bulletproof. Not since the days of the analog Orban processors has something been so easy to set up, use and, most important, sound so good!"
Mike Erickson, WGLI
Representative Audio Examples of Popular
All following recordings were done directly from the MPX output of each processor using reference quality audio cards -- except for Breakaway Broadcast which was recorded using cheap on-board Realtek HD audio on $30 motherboards. All processors were set to 75us pre-emphasis, installed and calibrated in the best possible manner, adjusted to the same peak deviation, and the resulting MPX was decoded to left/right stereo using a reference quality stereo decoder, and encoded to MP3.
The recordings are highly representative of how a station using each processor would sound when received with a good quality tuner at good reception conditions. The presets used are representative factory presets. The music used was chosen for being an audio processor designer's worst nightmare.
Two Breakaway Broadcast recordings were made. One with the Plutonium preset (being a competitive but very high quality preset), and one with the Amsterdam preset (to show how BBP performs when pushed over the top).
- "My Immortal" by Evanescence, for the sharp, powerful, bright voice on top of strings and piano -- wreaks havoc on most pre-emphasis clippers.
- "Fading like a flower" by Roxette, for liberal use of piano and sudden powerful dynamic impacts which tend to catch front-ends by surprise.
- "Electrical Storm" by U2, for use of Xylophone -- quite possibly the most difficult instrument of all for a pre-emphasis clipper.
Dense LM 9.0)
|Evanescence||HQ VBR MP3||HQ VBR MP3||HQ VBR MP3||HQ VBR MP3||HQ VBR MP3||HQ VBR MP3||HQ VBR MP3|
|Roxette||HQ VBR MP3||HQ VBR MP3||HQ VBR MP3||HQ VBR MP3||HQ VBR MP3||HQ VBR MP3||HQ VBR MP3|
|U2||HQ VBR MP3||HQ VBR MP3||HQ VBR MP3||HQ VBR MP3||HQ VBR MP3||HQ VBR MP3||HQ VBR MP3|
Dense LM 9.0)
|Evanescence||128k MP3||128k MP3||128k MP3||128k MP3||128k MP3||128k MP3||128k MP3|
|Roxette||128k MP3||128k MP3||128k MP3||128k MP3||128k MP3||128k MP3||128k MP3|
|U2||128k MP3||128k MP3||128k MP3||128k MP3||128k MP3||128k MP3||128k MP3|
For a more verifyable comparison, head on over to mpxtool.com where you can download the full torture test recordings in original FM Stereo MPX exactly as it came out of each processor -- for analysis with an MPX analyser or direct rebroadcasting with an exciter.
We are painfully aware that less scrupulous companies would blatantly cheat in a competitive comparison such as the one above. For example, a particular consumer audio enhancement company mixed the "before" audio to mono to demonstrate the effectiveness of their stereo ambience enhancer. ClaessonEdwards does not engage in or condone such practices. We're fully aware that you will do your own test before making any decision, and we welcome it. ClaessonEdwards is an engineering-driven company, and we find it more effective to actually develop better products than to rig competitive comparisons, as well as being better for long term reputation than claiming things that can so easily be disproven.