Audioarts AIR-4 Radio Console

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Audioarts AIR-4 Radio Console

The Air-4 console brings low cost and high quality together in a 12-fader standalone console.
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Get everything you need in a compact, standalone radio console that’s made to work the way you do. This 12-channel console proves that low cost doesn’t have to be synonymous with low quality.

The Air-4 has four microphone preamps built in, which allows the use of a host microphone and three guest microphones without the use of any external mic preamps. It gives you 12 input faders (with A-B source select), a thirteen fader with Talkback and auto mix-minus for call-ins, external machine control, two program busses, built-in CUE speaker and CR, headphone and studio monitoring control. With basic features like machine control, cue, talkback, and mix-minus included, it’s perfect for smaller stations looking to upgrade as well as for larger facilities in need of an auxiliary studio or newsroom console. Add patchable USB connectivity for PC news, production workstations or streaming audio, and the Air-4 is perfect for local radio stations and internet broadcasts.

 

 

  • Switched VU meters
  • Remote START logic for each fader
  • Two program busses with balanced outputs (switchable stereo or mono mode)
  • Studio output with independent source selection and CR to studio TB button
  • Electronic switching
  • LED illumination
  • Tabletop mount
  • Cue speaker
  • Headphone jack with built-in amplifier
  • Compact frame
  • External input feeds the monitor section (for live air or pre-delay air monitoring)
  • USB connection for extra versatility
  • RJ-45 connectors for low-cost wiring

AUDIO INPUT

Mic    Direct wire plug terminals, balanced

    Electronic differential, >2KΩ bridging

    Adjustable sensitivity, max. input -6dBu

Line (Caller, External)    RJ-45 balanced, >10KΩ bridging

    +4dBu = 0VU, max. input +24dBu

 

AUDIO OUTPUT

Program & Caller    RJ-45 connectors, balanced

    Electronic differential, 100Ω source

    Impedance to drive >600Ω

    0VU = +4dBu, max. output +24dBu

CR & Studio Monitor    RJ-45 connectors, unbalanced

Headphone    Stereo 1/4” TRS connector to directly drive typical broadcast style headphones >200Ω

Cue    Cue speaker in meterbridge

         DB-25 female connector outputto drive external power amp

 

LOGIC

On-Air    DB-25 female connector

    Low current closure to drive external on-air light relay

Channel Start Out     DB-25 female connector

    Opto-isolated output closure to remote start external devices

 

PERFORMANCE

Frequency Response    ±0.1dB 20Hz-20kHz (mic & line)

Dynamic Range    Line (unity gain) 113dB  Mic (54dB gain) 100dB

Headroom    24dB above -4dB

Noise    Mic -128dB EIN  Line -87dB ref 0VU

THD+N    Mic <0.02% @-50dBu in, +4dBu out  Line <0.003% @-4dBu in, +4dBu out

Bus Crosstalk    -90dB @1kHz

Stereo Separation    -60DB @1kHz

Off Isolation    -115dB @1kHz

 

PHYSICAL

Dimensions   

28.4” / 72.1cm wide

15.4” / 39.1cm deep

4.4” / 11.2cm height (rear)

1.6” / 4.1cm height (front)

Weight    17 lbs / 7.7kg

Shipping Weight    25 lbs / 11.3kg

Power    100-240VAC / 50-60Hz / 50W

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