Power up! This compact control surface for our WheatNet-IP Intelligent Network has a lot of horsepower for demanding on-air or production studios. The E-6 has more faders, more source assignments, more mix-minus capability than you’ll ever need.
E-Series E-6 is a console control surface that interfaces with Wheatstone’s WheatNet-IP networking and routing system via a single CAT6 cable. No audio is routed or mixed in the surface itself. As a networked system, the console can access any source in your entire complex, sharing remote codecs or bringing up another studio’s program bus on the console.
A user-supplied high-resolution graphic display monitor can provide vivid VU and peak level indication, as well as in-depth control and programming of the console.
The E-6, the top of the line Wheatstone control surface, provides power and functionality for any radio on-air or production requirement, whether fast-action news, talk, and network origination, or major market music. The E-6 is also designed from the ground up for mixing surround sound for radio (or even TV). Its master panel provides comprehensive control of module functionality as well as monitoring and talkback for two studios. A popular feature is Vorsis-quality EQ, filtering, and dynamics processing on every fader!
The E-6 is also ideal for smaller market facilities, news and voice tracking booths, production rooms where the primary focus is on the digital workstation, and even major-market strictly-music operations.The E-6 surface provides extensive functionality for telephone talk and news formats, with four console-wide mix-minus busses as well as a dedicated mix-minus output from each channel with a talkback button right above the fader. E-6 surfaces can be intermixed with all other surfaces in the same system, such as our LX-24, L-8, E-1, Sideboard or our Talent Stations. All surfaces include event save and recall. Set events for the morning show, normal programming, special events, remotes, weekly shows, whatever you desire. Easily recall the event to completely reconfigure the console: sources, bus assignments, and settings. Set levels of access so that the more experienced operators can accomplish even the most complex tasks, while keeping the part-time weekend op out of trouble.
The E-6 control surface embodies a robust feature set for complex on-air or production application to bring maximum control to minimum space with exceptionally intuitive operation. A touchpad and VGA monitor allow you complete access to an incredibly rich range of features.
In addition to standard features such as 4 stereo mix buses, 4 mix-minus buses, 4 AUX buses and 8 character fader displays, the E-6 offers bus-minus on all faders with talkback, optional EQ/Dynamics on every channel (and with user recall for talent EQ settings), split headphone feed,100 presets and user login with privilege settings. The E-6 meter bridge uses a standard VGA monitor, which also displays surface information such as EQ/Dynamics, panning information and AUX bus settings. The E-6 control surface is equipped for both on-air and production studios and is available in 4, 8 or 12, 16, 20 or 24 fader configurations.
The E-6 flushmounts to your counter top as the chassis extends below the counter surface to provide easy connection and a clean installation.
Monitor VGA DB15
Ethernet RJ45, for use in a WheatNet-IP network, or for external computer control and programming of the console
Mixer RJ45, for use with E-Series SAT cage (Bridge, E-Sat, WheatNet systems)
Headphone DB9, line level stereo
Power Two 5-pin for redundant power supplies
POWER SUPPLY PSE-1
Redundancy: use two PSE-1s
Power Requirements: 120 VAC, 50-60Hz, 180 Watts
E-Series frames accommodate from 2 to 8 panels, each panel 6.26"/15.9cm wide: 4-input channel INPUT panel, MASTER panel, phone panel, accessory pushbutton panel.
All frames, surface
17 7/8"/45.3cm deep
1"/0.3cm high at front
1 7/8"/4.4cm high at rear
3 1/4"/8.2cm max depth below countertop
All frames, cutout: 14 1/8"/36.0cm deep
2 panel frame surface 14 1/2"/36.9cm cutout 13"/32.8cm wide
3 panel frame surface 20 7/8"/52.9cm cutout 19 1/8"/48.7cm wide
4 panel frame surface 27"/68.7cm cutout 25 1/2"/64.6cm wide
5 panel frame surface 33 3/8"/ 84.6cm cutout 31 3/4"/80.5cm wide
6 panel frame surface 39 1/2"/100.5cm cutout 38"/96.4cm wide
7 panel frame surface 45 7/8"/116.4cm cutout 44 1/4"/112.3cm wide
8 panel frame surface 52 1/8"/132.3cm cutout 50 1/2"/128.2cm wide
PSE-1 Power Supply
Clean and proper power is key to the great performance you’ve come to expect from Wheatstone. It would be easy to just purchase over-the-counter power supplies for our E-Series Consoles. But we don’t. In order to maintain our high level of quality we've designed and built a dedicated separate rackmount supply for our E-6 surfaces.
E-6 Optional Meterbridges
Sized to house three or four level meters, along with a clock and timer functions and a speaker, these meterbridges mount directly to an E-6 console.
IP-88E Engine BLADE
The IP88E BLADE houses all DSP power for an individual control surface and distributes the four stereo PGM busses, four stereo AUX sends, per-channel MIX-MINUS feeds, monitor outputs, and other bus signals to the network. While the IP88E doesn’t house audio I/O, it does include 12 universal logic (GPIO) ports.
This full-color brochure is an overview of all of Wheatstone's E-Series Consoles, including E-6 and E-1.
This paper examines QoS, transport, protocols and other issues relevant to extending AoIP networks for sharing resources and controlling studios across a wider area network.
Shows the new products we are working on for 2016
A full-color brochure describing the BLADE-3 line of WheatNet-IP network access points.
This brochure provides overviews of the entire WheatNet-IP Intelligent Network. It includes technical details as well as acts as a catalog for all Control Surfaces, BLADES and Accessories.
IMPORTANT: This manual covers E-6 console systems using the WheatNet BRIDGE-TDM technology ONLY.
IMPORTANT: This manual covers E-6 console systems using the WheatNet-IP Audio-Over-IP technology as well as Bridge TDM networking.
A document describing configuration of the Cisco 3750G, 3560G, 3650 and 3850 ethernet switches for use with the WheatNet-IP Intelligent Network.
This is a technical manual covering all of the WheatNet-IP BLADE-3s.
This document shows simplified diagrams of the proper wiring and connections for logic I/O on WheatNet-IP BLADEs.
This document is a brief description of the logic function names used in the Wheatstone WheatNet-IP system.
IP Audio Networks: Planning for Reliability A white paper by Andrew Calvanese, VP Engineering, Wheatstone Corporation
WheatNet-IP brings added convenience and simplicity to the configuration of a PC- based automation system such as RCS Zetta. Where once it was necessary to employ a specialized sound card, discrete analog or digital audio wiring, a logic interface, and control cabling, with WheatNet-IP’s PC Driver, we can accomplish all of this over a single Ethernet cable. The driver effectively acts as a WheatNet-IP BLADE, and lets the PC enjoy full access to all aspects of the WheatNet-IP intelligent network. The driver is available in versions that offer one, four, eight, twelve, and twenty-four stereo input and output channels. For situations where discrete outputs from Zetta players are desired, we recommend at least the four-channel version of the driver.
This is a GREAT article from Pro Audio Asia...
Reprint of October 2016 article from Radio Magazine on the Hubbard broadcasting in Phoenix.
Saga Modernizes with Wheatstone by Jeff Den Adel, Engineer, Saga
Building an AoIP Network with BLADES by Amanda Hopp
IP At Center of Rogers' Console Decision by Mike McCabe, Engineerin Manager Rogers Broadcasting
A look at sending audio over IP via packets, and network considerations such as latency and jitter. A Radio World Engineering Extra by Greg Massey and Jon McClintock. Reprinted by permission.