Audioarts Air-1 Radio Console

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Audioarts Air-1 Radio Console

The Air-1 is our most compact standalone console, yet remains a product designed with broadcast features and quality.

Conserve studio space, not studio capability. The Air-1 is our most capable standalone console in a compact footprint yet. It fits anywhere your laptop computer does for on-air, production,

The AIR-1 has everything you need for on-air, production, news applications, and podcasting at a fraction of the cost of larger consoles. The AIR-1 accepts two mono microphone inputs and six stereo inputs that can be routed to one or both of the console’s stereo outputs, along with a comprehensive metering and monitoring section usually found in larger designs. Bottom-mounted dipswitches are included for easy programming. A USB audio port provides access for a computer or automation system to send and receive console audio.

  • Dual program busses, which can be stereo or mono sum
  • CUE bus can automatically interrupt main monitor when activated
  • Switched meter pair displays PGM 1, PGM 2 or EXT
  • Monitor source selector: PGM 1, PGM 2 or EXT
  • Separate control room monitor and headphone outputs
  • Long-throw faders on inputs and monitors
  • Dual, super-quiet, high-performance microphone preamps
  • LED illumination on all switches
  • Built-in headphone amplifier with +20dB output
  • ON-AIR indicator lights when an input channel is ON and assigned to PGM 1
  • USB - bidirectional audio port for convenient interfacing to computers and automation systems


Mic  XLR connector, balanced

      Electronic differential >2KΩ bridging

      Adjustable sensitivity -64dB to -24dB

      Maximum input 0dBu

Line   Separate left and right 1/4” TRS connectors, balanced

     Electronic differential >40KΩ bridging

      Switchable sensitivity    +4dBu=0VU or -4dBu=0VU

      Maximum input +28dBu

External   Same as Line



Program   Separate left and right 1/4” TRS connectors, balanced

      Electronic differential 100Ω source impedance to drive >600Ω

     0VU=+4dBu, maximum output +28dBu

Monitor   Separate left and right 1/4” TRS connectors, unbalanced

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

Cue   1/4” TRS connector, unbalanced



On-air   1/4” 2-conductor TS

      Low-current relay contact closure to drive external relay to switch AC to on-air light



Frequency response  Mic ±0.10dB 20Hz-20kHz   Line ±0.05dB 20Hz-20kHz

THD   Mic <0.002% @1kHz/+24dBu   Line <0.0003% @1kHz/+24dBu

Noise   Mic -128dB EIN

Line -92dB ref +4dBu

Bus crosstalk   -100dB @1kHz, -96dB @20kHz

Stereo separation   95dB @1kHz




15.2”/38.6cm wide

11.5”/29.2cm deep

1.3”/3.3cm high @front

2.5”/6.2cm high @rear

Weight   7lbs/3.2kg

Shipping weight   12lbs/5.4kg

Power   100-240VAC, 50-60Hz, 25W

ROHS   Compliant

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