Donation Is Part of 30th Anniversary
Giveaway of Final Run of Best-Selling
FM Audio Processor Ever Produced.
Drawings for Other Units to
Place at NAB Radio Show.
September 20, 2000 — San Leandro, CA
Orban, the world leader in digital audio processing
for broadcasting, is donating one of the last five units of the history making OPTIMOD-FM
8100 analog audio processor to the Pavek Museum of Broadcasting.
The donation is part of Orban’s 30th anniversary celebrations, and places the
innovative 8100 in the world’s finest collection of broadcasting equipment at the Pavek
Museum in St. Louis Park.
The company will give away another three 8100s in daily drawings during the NAB
Radio Show, September 20-23, in San Francisco, and one over the Internet after the show.
All five units — the last to be produced — will be affixed with special front panels
featuring the signature of company founder and OPTIMOD inventor, Bob Orban. (To register
to win at the NAB Radio Show, visit Orban booth #1024. Non-NAB Radio Show attendees can
enter to win one unit over the Internet after the Radio Show at www.orban.com.)
Orban introduced the OPTIMOD-FM 8100 in 1980. Featuring a number of Bob Orban’s
patented innovations, the 8100 was to spend a phenomenal 17 years on the market —
becoming the best-selling FM audio processor of all time. The 8100 was the product that
catapulted Orban to the front of the line among audio processor manufacturers, a position
the company has maintained into the digital age with successive releases of OPTIMOD
processors for FM and AM radio, television, and Internet streaming audio.
The Pavek Museum of Broadcasting is internationally recognized for its work in
preserving and documenting the most comprehensive collection of classic radio, television,
and broadcast equipment in the world. It is also home to the Jack T. Mellin Collection of
recording equipment. Information about the Pavek Museum is available at www.pavekmuseum.org.