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Systems has been building audio consoles for radio since the
late 1970's. Over 5,000 Arrakis consoles have been sold during
that time and Arrakis remains a leader in radio console technology
today with both analog and digital console products.
consoles are sold worldwide and are found in Europe, Russia,
China, Japan, Southeast Asia, Africa, Canada, and Central &
South America. The United States Army, Navy and Air Force use
in all parts of the world. Arrakis consoles are well know for
their features, flexibility, reliability, and cost effectiveness.
the introduction of the ARC (Advanced Radio Console) series
in 2007 and MARC modular consoles in 2008, Arrakis built PC
sound card capabilities directly into the console, blending
PC media capabilities
for added features. This allows the console to directly control
the world standard Arrakis Digilink radio automation workstations
as well as operate directly with Windows or Mac audio software.
Console ... low
cost analog audio console
Radio World "Cool Stuff" Award
The ARC-8 won this prestigious award
at the 2010 NAB convention in Las Vegas. Radio World’s “Cool
Stuff” Award-winning products are selected each year by a
panel of radio broadcast engineers as notable for their design,
features, cost efficiency and performance in serving radio broadcast
With a single stereo mixing
bus, the ARC-8 is ideal for fast paced live on air, production, and remote
applications. Two mics supports a host and guest talk format. The mix minus
bus (for an external hybrid) supports Telephone talk formats or call ins.
The ‘Talk’ button
on mic channel one feeds the mic to the caller and the caller to the console
cue system... fast and easy! The ARC-8 even has a built in PC USB sound card
on channel 8B to play in digital directly from your favorite PC audio software.
At the same time, the Program output from the console records in digital over
the USB directly to your PC recording software. Arrakis even provides ‘Digilink-Xtreme’ software
with the system to get you on air & doing production immediately. The ARC-8
is also easy to install with BOTH professional balanced and consumer unbalanced
input & output jacks. The ARC-8 is ideal for any on air or production
radio application !
by the ARC-8 at NAB 2010
MARC-15 ... modular,
analog audio console
The MARC-15 is a feature laden,
professional analog console that is perfect for On Air radio, Production, and
News applications. The modular design allows the console to be configured exactly
to the studio's needs and to be easily serviced. The 15 channels with up to
30 source inputs meets even the largest studio's needs. Three output buses
easily handles on air, background production, and a third mix for the most
complex shows. The mainframe supports up to 2 phone modules for two simultaneous
callers. The console even features a PC-USB input module so that the console
can play from and record to a Windows PC in digital. The optional Studio Monitor
module facilitates Control room-Talk studio applications. Also, installation
is fast and easy with the attractive low profile tabletop design and the RJ45
terminated cables that come included with the console. The engineer only need
terminate the other end of the cable for the specific source device. Prewired
cables are an expensive option for competing products. With more than 30 years
experience in the design and manufacture of radio consoles, the MARC-15 from
Arrakis has the features, performance, and reliability that is required for
professional radio applications.
ARC-15 ... analog
The ARC-15 is a very low cost fifteen channel analog console designed for extreme
ease of installation and service. With 15 channels the ARC-15 can handle even
large studio needs. The console has a dedicated mic on channel one. Channels
2-5 are internally selectable as mic (with turret logic) or stereo line inputs
to support up to 5 mics total in the console. This is perfect for talk studio
applications. Channel 15 on the console is dedicated to an external phone hybrid
and features talkback and comprehensive control for On Air and Off-line production.
Channel 14 can be internally selected as either a high peformance PC sound
card (USB) or a stereo line input. The console comes with Windows software
to link the console and PC for playback, recording, and channel logic. The
ARC console is truly an Advanced Radio Console that meets most studio applications.
has two program mix outputs: Program and Audition. It has an
internal cue speaker with amp for cueing
sources and talkback. The headphone system drives both low impedance
8 ohm headsets and high impedance headsets. All switches are
5 million operation
with LED lamps for long life. The ARC-15 is ideal for BIG jobs in over
the air Radio, Internet radio, Podcasting, and Church studio applications.
ARC-10 ... analog
The ARC-10 is a very low cost analog console designed for extreme ease of installation
and service. The console features ten channels... 2 mic channels, 7 stereo
analog line channels, and one Phone channel. It has two program mix outputs:
Program and Audition. It has an internal cue speaker with amp for cueing
sources and talkback. The headphone system drives both low impedance 8
ohm headsets and high impedance headsets. All switches are 5 million operation
with LED lamps for long life. The ARC-10 is ideal for over the air Radio,
Internet radio, Podcasting, and Church studio applications.
The Nova is a digital console designed for extreme ease of installation and
service. While digital on the inside, the ten channels feature 2 mic channels,
8 stereo analog line channels, and two digital channels. The console has
BOTH analog and digital outputs for compatibility within any studio. For
supreme ease of installation, the console has consumer style RCA connectors
on the back panel for consumer analog input sources such as CD players.
series ... 5,10,&15 channel analog consoles
The 1200 series consoles are among the most popular that Arrakis builds. With
5, 10, and 15 channel models it can be used in small or large studios alike.
The console is analog throughout with specs that actually outperform most
digital consoles. The built in mix minus bus for interface to a telephone
hybrid is ideal for talk shows or just the occasional caller. Entirely
DC controlled with no audio on any pot or switch, the 1200 is designed
for demanding professional use.
series ... modular, analog console
12000 console is the best selling of Arrakis' console lines.
High performance and feature laden, the 12000 is at home in any
size market or type of studio application. With DC control meaning
no audio on faders or channel on-off switches, the 12000 is designed
for years of hard use. Yet, modular and analog, it is easy to
service on site without factory support.
series ... modular, digital console
Revolution series of digital consoles are a two piece design.
The work surface displayed above provides hands-on control for
a separate digital engine that is rack mounted away from the
operator. The operator can be on air while a technician is working
on the digital engine. The console features BOTH analog and digital
inputs and outputs so that it is at home in any type of studio.
digital console with PC control
The Rev-12P console is the rack mounted Revolution digital engine with PC computer
control. As shown above with a touch screen, the Rev-12P is ideal for compact
studios or studio environments where a switch, fader, or lamp simply can
not be allowed to fail.
series ... 14 channel digital console with 14
and 22 input models
X-mix is an all in one design with all electronics in the console
It supports BOTH analog and digital sources so it easily supports
the equipment in use both today and tomorrow.