Eventide BD600W+


Eventide BD600W+

The New Standard for Protection on WheatNet-IP systems

The BD600W+ offers an unprecedented 80 seconds of the highest quality revenue and license-protecting delay — twice as much as other delays. Customize the delay buffer length from four seconds to the full 80 seconds. The DUMP button allows for segmented dumps in 1/2 second increments up to 10 seconds. Each segment deleted reduces the delay buffer, ensuring continuous protection.

The “sneeze” button momentarily “edits” audio entering the delay, allowing the host to sneeze, cough, or make a short comment without being heard on-air – and without dead air. Your station cannot afford to work without a net. With the BD600W+, you will never worry about running out of delay memory.

In addition to the fully integrated BD600W+, an optional factory-installed upgrade, or a W-Upgrade field upgrade kit (soldering required) is available from Eventide for BD600s manufactured in 2011 or later.

MicroPrecision Delay mode allows up to 20 seconds of delay adjustment in real-time in 100 nanosecond increments. For stations upgrading to HD, providing a high-quality subsample adjustable delay for synchronizing analog and digital is the holy grail for maintaining a seamless experience for listeners. MicroPrecision Delay can be adjusted on-air and ramped in and out for clean transitions without audible artifacts.

The BD600W+ features built-in WheatNet-IP connectivity and Extended Remote capability by conveniently streaming 24-bit audio and control data over the WheatNet-IP network for easy integration with new or existing WheatNet-IP broadcast networks. The Eventide BD600W+ in conjunction with the WheatNet-IP network is fully compatible with the AES67 standard for AoIP. The BD600W+ adds more delay protection, improves fidelity, and expands remote options while maintaining the user interface and yellow DUMP button familiar to all radio engineers. It is the culmination of thirty years of designing and manufacturing highly reliable delays for broadcast. Featuring 80 seconds of delay, 24-bit digital and analog I/O, plus a host of new features, the BD600W+ is the new world standard.


  • Microprecision delay mode for HD synchronization
  • 80 seconds of delay protection
  • USB Remote Control
  • WheatNet-IP connectivity
  • “Panic” allows WAV file playback during delay rebuild
  • 24-bit AES/EBU digital I/O, with optional Wordclock sync
  • 24-bit analog XLR I/O
  • User-defined “dump” length segmentation
  • “Sneeze” button for momentary edit
  • RS-232 I/O
  • Network remote capabilities offer 16 assignable inputs and outputs

The New Standard for Features

If 80 seconds of delay protection were not enough, the BD600W+ has a secondary backup called PANIC. This plays a .WAV file stored on a compact flash card. While the file – a jingle, ID, or another message – is played, delay is being built up in real-time, allowing programming to continue in safety as soon as the jingle is over. This can also be used for painless entry into delay.

The unit shows not only an exact digital readout of delay time but also has a “quick read” bar graph which instantly confirms “you’re safe” at a glance. The BD600W+ is an 80-second stereo delay unit featuring analog XLR-type inputs and outputs, as well as AES/EBU digital audio inputs and outputs. All front panel switches (except “configure”) can be remoted, as can the status indicators. Both RS-232 in and out are included; 16 assignable remote inputs and outputs are available as WheatNet-IP GPIOs.


  • Analog Inputs: XLR pin 2 hot, true differential balanced, +4 dBm nominal
  • Input Impedance: 20K ohms bridging
  • Full Scale Input Level: +26dBu
  • Dynamic Range: >104dB
  • THD+N: <0.003 @ 1kHz, -3dBFS
  • Crosstalk: <-100dB @ 20Hz to 20kHz, -1dBFS
  • Analog Outputs: XLR pin 2 hot, true differential balanced, +4 dBm nominal
  • Output Impedance: 20K ohms bridging
  • Full Scale Output Level: +65dBu
  • Dynamic Range: >108dB
  • THD+N: <0.003 @ 1kHz, -3dBFS in stable delay state
  • Crosstalk: <-100dB @ 20Hz to 20kHz, -1dBFS
  • SNR: >108dB

Signal & Connectors

  • Frequency Response: Live or Bypass: 20Hz-20kHz +- 0.1dB
  • HD Microprecision Delay mode: 10Hz-19kHz +- 0.25dB
  • Broadcast Profanity Delay mode: 10Hz-20kHz +- 0.1dB (while delay is changing 10Hz-19kHz +- 1.5dB)
  • Profanity Delay Maximum Length: Can be set to 4, 6, 8, 12, 16, 20, 30, 40, 60, or 80 seconds
  • Micro Precision Fixed Delay: Can be set from .010 seconds to 9.999,999 seconds in microsecond steps

Remote Control Connectors and Interfaces

  • Remote Control Inputs: RS-232 control input and output
  • USB Remote Control:
  • Basic Remote: 4 configurable inputs (closure to ground); 2 relay-isolated status outputs
  • Optional Extended Remote: 16 bi-polar opto-isolated inputs; 16 open-collector outputs; RS-232 input and delayed output
  • Compact Flash Interface: Supports Type I and Type II Compact Flash cards for .WAV sample playback and software update

Signal Characteristics

  • Sample Rates: 48kHz, 44.1kHz, Word Clock, AES/EBU
  • Digital Inputs/Outputs: 2 Channels of 24-bit AES/EBU


  • Dimensions: Inches: 1.75h x 19w x 10.5d; CM: 4.5h x 48.3w x 26.7d
  • Weight: 9 pounds (4.1 Kg); Shipping weight 14 pounds (6.5 Kg)
  • Power: 40 watts, 100-240 VAC, 50/60Hz