2017 Radio Consoles Studio Accessories

2017 Radio Consoles Studio Accessories
PACIFIC RESEARCH &
ENGINEERING
2017
Radio Consoles
Studio Accessories
PACIFIC RESEARCH &
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Pacific Research & Engineering
When Jack Williams started PR&E more than 40 years ago in San Diego, California,
they were a service company, focused on building custom solutions for the recording
industry. In 1969 a local radio station heard about their variable-speed motor drive
for Ampex tape recorders and called for a demo. At that time, the radio industry was
searching for better technology to create and air more sophisticated programs with
greater efficiency. Word quickly spread about PR&E’s systems approach to designing
and building custom solutions. In a matter of months, PR&E was focused solely on
radio.
Large-market radio was making the transition from always having dedicated board
operators running the console. This “combo operation” risked taking talent’s attention
away from creative tasks. PR&E engineers spent hours watching how radio programs
were produced to find ways to simplify tasks and workflow; then they asked
questions, listened, watched some more and questioned some more.
They discovered that substituting the rotary potentiometers found on most radio
boards at the time with the linear faders used in the recording industry would greatly
improve efficiency. Nothing was overlooked to reach the goals of making every
movement smooth, reducing the chance of dead air and facilitating creativity.
The BMX debuted in 1974 as their first off-the-shelf radio console, showcasing a
distillation of the common denominators of its predecessors. Console customization
was still available, along with design and integration services scalable from
consultation to full installation. The BMX changed the way radio was created and
helped stations be more profitable.
Their studio product line remained driven towards further enhancements. Wild
ideas from conversations with programmers, producers and managers were put in
perspective and then put into radio studios and console products. The industry now
takes for granted many of their innovations, such as push-button remote controls,
routing of mix-minus signals, logic for machine control of audio and other machines,
as well as their refining the way equipment was arranged in radio studios.
Every PR&E console was designed to minimize downtime and maintenance costs.
While their product range expanded to include additional consoles, studio furniture,
wiring harnesses and interconnect solutions, Pacific’s explosive growth was primarily
due to their ability to listen, understand and respond to each client’s individual
requirements and deliver the best designs, products and installations.
Today, Wheatstone is proud to welcome this great line to our family of broadcast
audio products. We look forward to taking PR&E into the future by integrating it with
our WheatNet-IP Intelligent Network. We also are already at work expanding the line
of PR&E consoles as we take PR&E’s original philosophy and meld it with our own
passion and expertise. As you are about to see...
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DMX
WheatNet-IP Networked Digital Console
Overview
The new DMX AoIP console line carries forward the rugged
quality and practical functionality of the PR&E brand, but
includes IP audio routing as an easy studio add-on. It’s an ideal
setup for the two- or three-studio facility where each studio
can act independently as a separate standalone entity, but the
studios are linked together through an IP network.
The DMX AoIP is all-inclusive without the need for an external
Ethernet switch. It provides 1Gb connectivity for robust routing
of sources and destinations between studios and integrates
easily into most existing radio automaton systems using proven
WheatNet-IP automation drivers.
The new DMX control surface is a fully integrated standalone
console for on-air and production applications. It is available
in an 8-fader (DMX-8) or 16-fader (DMX-16) frame with
four program busses and bus-minus on every fader as well
as convenient control knob on each channel for adjusting
pan, mode, and input sources. The console has talkback and
cue functions, EQ/dynamics, and control room, studio and
headphone monitors, plus LED metering, built-in timer, and
four-event recall.
This new console surface comes with a 1RU DMX mix engine
that includes 2 mic inputs on XLRs, with all additional I/O on
RJ-45 connectors: 4 analog inputs, 4 digital inputs, 4 analog
outputs, 4 digital outputs, 2 digital mic outputs, Headphone
output, Cue output, Studio output, and Control Room output.
There are also 5 Ethernet ports that will interface directly
with optional I/O Razor modules, and a 1 Gb Ethernet port for
networking.
The optional 1RU Razor I/O module includes 1Gb Ethernet
ports and RJ-45 interfaces for quick setup and easy audio
routing between studios.
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Features
• Standalone production or on-air console with local inputs
and outputs – no need for an Ethernet switch
• Frame sizes for 8-, 16-fader channels
• WheatNet-IP protocol with 1Gb connectivity - any source to
any fader
• Bus Minus (N-1) on each input channel
• Four program busses
• Built-in control room, studio, and headphone amplifier
w/level control
• Full dynamic and EQ functions on every channel
• Unique knob with OLED on each channel for control of EQ,
dynamics, sources, pan, mode, and more
• Talkback and cue functions
• Built-in timer
• Six logic GP I/O ports for network control
• DMX mix engine module included
• Optional I/O Razor can be 8 stereo or 16 mono in and/or
out; available in analog, digital or analog/digital version
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NetWave™
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Networked Digital Console
Overview
Features
NetWave presents the legendary PR&E “look and feel” in a more
affordable package. Extensive features, operational flexibility and
robust construction make NetWave appropriate for stand-alone
operation in both on-air and production studios, while the slim,
desktop styling recommends NetWave for news booths, voice
tracking and portable applications. The full potential of NetWave
is realized when it is part of a VMConnected Network audio
network — evidenced by its popularity in countless multi-station
facilities worldwide.
• Frame sizes with 8-, 16- or 24-fader channels
• Includes control room and studio monitoring controls with built-in
monitor muting
• Two local external monitor inputs (either is routable when the console is
linked)
• Two inputs can be set for telco/codec with individual local mix-minus
outputs
• Dual-fader panels are hot-swappable without signal interruption
• When linked into a VMConnected Network digital audio network:
– All bus signals and one input from each channel are VMConnected
Network sources
– Any A or B input can be a routed, a local analog or a local digital
signal
– Any dual-fader panel can be upgraded to add VMConnected
Network source selection
– Console can have up to six telco/codec faders with Link Plus option
The four program busses and single offline bus all have both
digital and analog outputs. Comprehensive logic facilities,
“heads-up” metering and compatibility with the full range of
VMConnected Network audio management devices and software
are among the reasons NetWave is a popular choice among
engineers, programmers and on-air talent.
Mainframes
PRE99-1600-08 8-fader console
PRE99-1600-16 16-fader console
PRE99-1600-24 24-fader console
Standard Parts Included with Mainframe
PRE99-1206
Power supply (standard on -08 and -16)
PRE99-1205-1
48 V power supply with DC cable (standard on -24)
PRE99-1420
DSP and I/O board (one, two or three by frame size)
PRE99-1421
Monitor and output board (one per console)
PRE99-1422
Monitor control panel (one per console)
PRE99-1423
Dual-fader panel (four, six or nine by frame size)
Options
PRE99-1424
Dual-router upgrade kit
PRE99-1425
Link activation kit
PRE99-1426
Link plus activation kit (adds four Telco inputs)
PRE99-1428-2
16X2 MicroRouter with dual-selector upgrade kit
PRE99-1990-16Q Quad meter upgrade for -16 frame
PRE99-1990-24Q Quad meter upgrade for -24 frame
PRE99-1423
Dual-fader panel
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Oasis™
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On-Air and Production Audio Console
Overview
Features
Part of the PR&E portfolio, Oasis™ is a high-value, true standalone audio
console for on-air and radio production applications. Simply connect your
microphones, source equipment, audio monitors — even a PC automation
channel (no sound card required) — directly into Oasis and you’re on the air.
• 8- and 12-channel chassis
Designed with your next-generation studio demands in mind, Oasis allows
you to cost-effectively and easily migrate from analog to digital whenever
you’re ready. In addition to capabilities for all necessary audio and logic
components, Oasis provides both analog and digital outputs that enable you
to connect your facility with modern STLs and studio infrastructures.
• Two optional telco faders
An affordable solution for studios of any size and budget, Oasis is built with
the combination of cost-efficient engineering and high quality you expect
from PR&E products.
• Studio monitor and headphone outputs standard
• Standalone console reliability
• Two program busses
• Two external monitor inputs
• Four microphone preamps, standard
• Truly comprehensive channel logic, standard
• Optional remote studio monitor level control
• Talkback to studio
Oasis Value
• Control room and studio logic standard
• Reduced desktop real estate with big performance
• Built-in cue speaker
• Integration with automation enhanced via USB option
(single stereo playout and record standard)
• Automatic event timer
• Enhanced PR&E telco operation eliminates need for dedicated
bus assignments
• Balanced analog inputs; also switchable to consumer level
• Solid PR&E appearance and quality
• One of the most cost-effective solutions in the industry
• A and B inputs per fader
• No special tools for audio or logic connections
• USB interface including playout and record
• Analog and digital outputs
• Switchable metering (aux, ext1, ext2, cue)
• Low-profile table-top mount
• Hot-swappable modular input cards
• Built-in headphone amplifier
• Optional 8x1 advanced RLS
• PR&E telco split bus for recording
• PR&E autocue in headphones for advanced monitoring needs
• PR&E advanced telco functionality options
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Quad Analog Converter
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4X-A2D Quad Analog Converter
4X-A2D Typical Application
Cassette deck
To 4 digital inputs
4X-A2D
Features
• Converts four stereo or dual mono analog inputs into four AES-3 digital outputs.
• Uses 24-bit delta-sigma conversion for the highest signal quality.
• Supports both -10 dBv unbalanced and +4 dBu balanced inputs.
NetWave Console
• The 4X-A2D can sync to a house or master sync clock using the AES sync input.
Mic processors
Analog hybrid
• Uses MOD IV connectors for the smallest footprint and PR&E console compatibility.
• Designed to fasten to the bottom of a countertop or to an internal wall in a rack cabinet.
• Compact size: 1.5 x 5.75 x 3.25 in. (height, width, depth).
• Three 4X-A2D converters can be rackmounted in a 1RU rackmount (PRE99-1431).
4X-A2D Control and Feature Summary
Rear Panel
Four 6-pin AMP MOD IV
analog inputs accept stereo
or two mono signals.
Internal switches set each
input for +4 dBu or
-10 dBv signals
Four 3-pin AMP MOD IV
outputs are 24-bit AES/EBU
signals with a nominal sample
rate of 44.1 kHz with a nominal
output level of -20 dBFS
This 3-pin AMP MOD IV
input is for a Word Clock
or House Master signal.
An internal switch is set
to use this input
Designed for PR&E consoles and
cardframes,these signals can
also connect to any AES/EBU
digital input
The AES Sync Input is
typically not used with
PR&E consoles and
cardframes since their
digital inputs have built-in
sample rate conversion
A +6 VDC supply
is included with the
4X-A2D
Standard Units
PRE99-1430
One 4X-A2D converter with 6 V DC power supply and 71-1430 customer doc; for system projects where the audio wiring to and
from the 4X-A2D is included as part of a pre-wire package
PRE-99-1430-1
The 4X-A2D converter (PRE99-1430) plus four 3-ft. digital jumper cables (to plug into the NetWave console’s digital inputs) and the
MOD IV housings and crimp terminals required to construct custom input cables
PRE99-1430-2
The 4X-A2D converter (PRE99-1430) plus nine 20-ft. pigtail cables; for trimming and termination of the cabling to match source and
destination device connectors
Option
PRE99-1431
Rackmount frame to hold three 4X-A2D converters
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Headphone Distribution Amplifier
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Typical Studio Headphone System
Overview
Everyone knows that hearing what is on the air is critical in any radio studio.
That is why broadcasters have searched for solid solutions that provide
the quality, audio levels and flexibility needed to make even the most
demanding host happy.
The PR&E headphone distribution system delivers a clever combination
of a high-performance headphone amplifier, flexible input switching and
an assortment of control panels. Put the finishing touches on your next
studio, and make sure your talent can be heard with the Harris headphone
distribution system.
PRE99-1198
mic control
(on/off/cough
with talkback)
PRE99-1198
mic control
(on/off/cough
with talkback)
3X6 H/P System
AMP
Typical PRE99-1215
Studio Headphone
PRE99-1191
headphone
fader panel
OUTPUT CONNECTIONS
OUT 1
OUT 2 OUT 3 OUT 4 OUT 5 OUT 6
PRE99-1215
3X6 H/P AMP
PRE99-1191
headphone
fader panel
OUTPUT CONNECTIONS
Unshielded
OUT 1 CAT-5
OUT 2 cables
OUT 3 OUT 4 OUT 5 OUT 6
Unshielded
CAT-5 cables
TALK
BACK
Guest 2
Guest 2
PRE99-1214-4
ON
TALK
BACK
OFF
Host
PRE99-1214-2
COUGH
ON
Dual cabinet plate
(PRE99-1788-2)
Guest 1
PRE99-1214-4
PRE99-1214-4
PRE99-1214-2
COUGH
Guest 1
PRE99-1214-4
Guest 3
PRE99-1214-4
OFF
3 input X 6 output Headphone Distribution Amplifier (for use with PRE991214-X Series HP Jack Panels)
Features
Host
PRE99-1214-4
Guest 3
Dual cabinet plate
(PRE99-1788-2)
Headphone Jack Panels (PRE99-1214-x)
• Six discrete amplified outputs suitable for low- or high-impedance
headphones
PRE99-1214-1
H/P jack,
skirt mount
PRE99-1214-2
headphone jack
• Three assignable input sources (host, co-host, guest)
PRE99-1214-1
H/P jack,
skirt mount
PRE99-1214-2
headphone jack
flange mount
PRE99-1214-3
H/P POT and jack
skirt mount
PRE99-1214-4
H/P POT and jack
flange mount
PRE99-1214-3
H/P POT and jack
skirt mount
PRE99-1214-4
H/P POT and jack
flange mount
• All connections are plug-in type
• Standard CAT-5 cables connect to the headphone jack panels
• Headphone level control done via jack panel pot or countertop
fader panel
• Brushed aluminum finish matches any studio decor
Headphone Jack Panels (PRE99-1214-x)
flange mount
• Amplifier comes with power supply, customer documentation and
installation kit
Standard Unit
PRE99-1215
Studio headphone amplifier
Options
PRE99-1214-1 Headphone jack panel, skirt-mount
PRE99-1214-2 Headphone jack panel, flange-mount
PRE99-1214-3 Headphone jack panel with volume pot, skirt-mount
PRE99-1214-4 Headphone jack panel with volume pot, flange-mount
PRE99-1191
Single-fader panel (headphone level)
PRE99-1192
Dual-fader panel (headphone and room monitor level)
PRE99-1788-1 Cabinet plate for one 1.6 x 6 in. panel
PRE99-1788-2 Cabinet plate for two 1.6 x 6 in. panels
Package Example 1: Typical studio headphone system, for one host and
three guests:
- One PRE99-1215 studio headphone amplifier
- Three PRE99-1214-4 guest panels with level
control
- One PRE99-1214-2 host jack panel
- One PRE99-1191 fader panel
- One PRE99-1788-2 dual-cabinet plate
Package Example 2: Large studio headphone system, for one host, one
co-host and four guests:
- One PRE99-1215 studio headphone amplifier
- Four PRE99-1214-4 guest panels with level
control
- Two PRE99-1214-2 host jack panels
- Two PRE99-1191 fader panels
- Two PRE99-1788-2 dual-cabinet plates
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8x1 Remote Line Selector
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Rackmount
Provides eight stereo inputs and one stereo output. Operates in fully analog or fully digital
mode. PRE99-1520
Includes:
• Half Rack Control panel
• Half Rack Switching Unit
• 1RU Rack Mount Adapter
8x1 Remote Line Selector
Turret
Mounts in any standard six inch mounting accessory (i.e. Oasis Accessory
position, PRE99-1788-X bezels, PRE99-1411-X RMXd divider kits, PRE991450-X Host dashboards, etc.) Operates in full analog or full digital mode.
Provides eight stereo inputs and one stereo output. Control panel mounts
in any six inch accessory position and is connected via CAT5 to the external
switching unit.
• Control Panel Dimensions: 5.99” X 1.57” X 1.25”
• (6” X 1.6” accessory position)
• Switching Unit Dimensions: 8.74” X 3.74” X 1.72”
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CONTROL PANEL
Control Panels and Edge Devices
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Studio Accessories
Edge Devices (Turret)
Single-Source Selector
• PRE99-1376 VistaMax turret source selector
• PRE99-1377 VistaMax turret intercom controller
• PRE99-1378 VistaMax turret intercom audio expander
Dual-Source Selector
Edge Devices (Rackmount)
• PRE99-1372 VistaMax single-source selector
• PRE99-1373 VistaMax dual-source selector
Source-Destination Selector
• PRE99-1374 VistaMax source-destination selector
• PRE99-1375 VistaMax intercom panel
Programmable Button Panels:
Intercom
• Dynamic LCD Button panels available for RMXd operator or
producer
• Dynamic LCD Button panels also can be used with VMReact
Logic engine
• 5 Programmable buttons per 6 inch accessory panel
• Multiple panels are supported on a single RMXd console
• Programmable to initiate routes or macros
• Can be used as “challenge” (release and take) panel for
requesting and releasing protected destinations such as air
chain outputs.
PRE99 - 1533 - 1
PRE99 - 1532 - 1
PRE99 - 1535 - 1
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Control Panels and Additional Host Accessories
Host Dashboard Turret
PRE99-1450-08/PRE99-1450-08CT
Features
• Turret for host, co-host or producer position
• Eight 1.6 in. panel slots (at a 3° angle) for turret control panels and edge devices
• Control panels mount onto threaded metal inserts (screws supplied with panels)
• Charcoal textured finish
Optional Clock/Timer Features
• Real-time clock (“slaveable” to an ESE master clock)
• Event timer (elapsed time) has local control or sync with console timer
• Powered by a single 5 V DC supply
• Includes 6-pin MOD IV logic connector (for ESE master clock and console timer reset control)
• Includes a customer installation and operation document
Panel Mounting Systems (Turret)
• PRE99-1450-08 low-profile turret without a Clock/Timer Display
• PRE99-1450-08CT low-profile turret including a Clock/Timer Display and control
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H/P Fader
Panel
(PRE99-1191)
Guest Mic
(3-button)
(PRE99-1197)
Host Mic
(4-button)
(PRE99-1198)
User Config
6-button)
(PRE99-1212)
Source
Selector
(PRE99-1376)
Intercom
Controller
(PRE99-1377)
Audio Expander
(IC Mic/Speaker)
(PRE99-1378)
Control Panels (Turret)
• PRE99-1191 headphone fader level control
• PRE99-1197 three-button mic control panel
• PRE99-1198 four-button mic control panel
• PRE99-1212 six-button configurable control panel
• PRE99-1376 source selector control panel
• PRE99-1377 intercom controller panel
• PRE99-1378 audio expander control panel
• PRE99-1714-3 single-width (1.6 x 6 in.) blank panel
Single-Cabinet Plate
(PRE99-1788-1)
shown with guest mic
panel
• PRE99-1740-3 dual-width (3.2 x 6 in.) blank panel
Countertop Mounting Systems (Turret)
• PRE99-1788-1 single-cabinet plate for one panel
• PRE99-1788-2 dual-cabinet plate for two panels
Dual-Cabinet Plate
(PRE99-1788-2)
shown with host mic
and H/P fader panels
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Designed and built by
Pacific Research & Engineering
600 Industrial Drive | New Bern NC 28562-5440 USA
phone 1.252.638-7000 | fax 1.252.635-4857
wheatstone.com | [email protected]
© 2017 Wheatstone Corporation
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