Audioarts Air-5 Radio Console

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Audioarts Air-5 Radio Console

With USB connectivity, the Air-5 16-fader console is ideal for smaller studios or newsrooms.

The Air-5 audio console is a 16-fader console with all the essentials for smaller studios or for newsrooms.

Air-5 builds on the Air series by Audioarts with USB input/output connectivity.

The Air-5 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 16 input faders, plus auto mix-minus for call-ins, two program busses, built-in CUE speaker and CR, and headphone and studio monitoring control.

With basic features like 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. USB connectivity simplifies use in PC-based edit stations, production workstations or streaming audio applications.


  • 16-channel frame
  • USB input/output connectivity
  • Switched VU meters
  • 2 program busses with balanced outputs (switchable stereo or mono mode)
  • 4 mic preamps
  • Studio output with independent source selection and CR to studio TB button
  • Electronic switching
  • LED illumination
  • Tabletop mount; compact frame
  • Cue speaker
  • Split cue
  • Headphone jack with built-in amplifier
  • 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
  • Balanced or unbalanced inputs/outputs for consumer or professional grade equipment



         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



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 output to drive external power amp



On-AIR          Low current closure to drive external on-air light relay

Channel Start Out           Opto-isolated output closure to remote start external devices



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          -111dB @1kHz

Stereo Separation          -78dB @1kHz

Off Isolation          -120dB @1kHz




          28.5” / 72.39cm wide

          14.37” / 36.5cm deep

          4.06” / 10.31cm height (rear)

          1.06” / 2.69cm height (front)

Weight          18.5 lbs / 8.39kg

Shipping Weight          24 lbs / 10.9kg

Power          100-240VAC / 50-60Hz / 50W

    Air-5 Tech/Manuals

  • pdf Help With USB Audio File Size: 217 KB
    A document to help you get the most out of USB audio when used with Windows 7 PCs.
  • pdf Air-5 Manual File Size: 1.53 MB
    Owner's manual for the Audioarts Air-5 console.

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