We designed the Airmate-USB to fulfil the requirements for a high grade low
cost radio production mixer.
Built around well proven low noise circuitry, this console is the reliable workhorse
for the self-op production D.J. that needs an internal Telephone Hybrid (2x)
and USB connection to the PC (e.q. for streaming to the web).
A heavy duty 19" rack mounted RF shielded chassis houses 8 vertical triple
input modules giving flexibility rarely found in a mixer of this type.
Six input channels with high quality balanced microphone inputs on XLR and two
stereo line level inputs on Cinch (RCA) connectors.
Every Mic input has an insert for signal processors.
every line level line B input can be converted into a phono (grammophone)
channel by simply fitting an optional stereo R.I.A.A. equalized phono pre-amp.
This new Airmate-USB model has 6 balanced mic inputs (+48 phantom is standard)
with insert, 12 stereo line inputs, 2x USB and 2x Telephone Hybrids.
Channel 5 and 6 have Mic/Line and USB interface to transfer audio from and to
Channel 7 and 8 have, apart from the stereo line input, also RJ-11 connectors
to interface with a POT (Plain Old Telephone) line and a telephone appliance.
High quality built in Hybrids with R and C balance and direct Talk back in the
Hybrid channels makes a conversation with listeners very easy.
The front panel ON switch is wired in series with the built in mechanical fader
start enabling selection of start either by fader or hard start via the ON switch.
Faderstart generates in the Mic mode a Mic-on signalling to switch on ON-Air
lights. There is a 3 band Equalizer on channel 1-6.
The stereo Aux send can be set pre or post fader. All mic inputs have low cut
jumpers. A clean feed send is available for external Hybrids.
The Airmate-USB has the usual master controls such as stereo master faders,
stereo Aux send and return, monitor master with "follow phones" and
a phones output with a split control function. There is a balance control to
continuously adjust the volume between main output and stereo Cue signal.
In addition, there is a special Radio On-air/production section featuring; Self-op
switching to automatically cut control room level when the D.J. mic is active;
a Clean feed output to also drive an external Telephone Hybrid for talk shows
and interviews, if you need more Hybrid channels than the 2 built in ones; a
special announcer output that normally follows main output but can be switched
so that the main output, or any cue signal that is selected, can be heard when
in the "follow phones" mode.
A large Talkback switch activates the built-in electret talkback microphone
for easy communication with the Clean-feed output, Aux output and/or Announcer
The Airmate-USB is designed to be the focal point for local radio production
work in the studio or at home. Its comprehensive, yet understandable
features make it the ideal companion for rapid on-the-spot radio programmes.
Small, reliable and 19" rack mounting ideal for production rooms. It can
also double as an On-Air mixer or implemented in your own Internet Radio station.
If your budget is tight, it never becomes obsolete as it can revert to production
use, if, at a later date you fit in a larger On-Air mixer.
Mic inputs: bal, 2kOhm, XLR. Phantom: 48 volt.
Noise: - 122 dBr (A-weighted).
Sensitivity: - 70dB min, OdB max.
Insert: -10dBv in/out.
Line inputs: unbal., 10kOhm, Cinch.
Gain: range of 40dB.
Phono inputs: unbal. 47kOhm, 5 mV.
2 Track return: - 10 dBV at 10kOhm.
Aux returns: - 10 dBv at 10kOhm stereo
Fully compliant with USB 2.0 playback and record mode.
HID Functions: Volume/Mute
RJ-11 connectors for phone line/dialler
Mix Minus rejection @1kHz -60dB.
Left/Right: + 4 dBu bal. XLR.
Monitor/Aux : + 4dBu unbal. on Cinch.
Cleanfeed/Announcer: + 4dBu, Jacks. Tape outp: -10dBv, unbal. Cinch.
Headphone: 16-600 Ohm, Jack.
Announcer: 16-600 Ohm, Jack.
High: + / -12 dB at 12kHz shelving. Mid: + / -12dB at 1 kHz bell curve. Low:
+ / -12dB at 60 Hz bell curve.
Frequency response: 10 - 60.000Hz. Distortion: < 0.009% max at 1 kHz.
Start switch: reed relay.
Ledbars: 21 segment.
Left-Right 19" rack mountable. (482mm width)
Front-Back: 356mm (8HE).
Space below frontpanel: 20mm
Weight: 11 kg.