With a single stereo mixing bus, the ARC-8 broadcast radio console is ideal for fast paced live on air, production, Internet streaming, 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.
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Analog Broadcast Console.
8 Channel - 1 Stereo Output.
Compact, and packs a punch.
The ARC-8 radio console is compact and durable for professional Radio applications. The 0.059" steel chassis is extremely strong and well finished with two part epoxy paint. The front panel graphics are on the reverse side of a beautiful polycarbonate overlay for scratch resistance and long life. The switches have LED lighted indicators to clearly display switch status. It is excellent for so many different applications, it would be foolish not to have one.
Power from within.
The ARC-8 board has an amazing price, but what is even more amazing is the features that come standard.
It has both Unbalanced & Balanced inputs. It has 10 inputs, with 8 channels. Channel 8 is the USB channel that connects to a PC for playback and record. Channel 7 connects to a phone hybrid.
The only thing it doesn't do is make you coffee in the morning.
This is ideal for Internet radio, broadcast radio, remote applications, production, station backup; it does it all.
▪ 2 High Performance mic channels. Perfect for a Guest/Host configuration.
▪ High performance mic channels, with XLR inputs.
▪ High performance mic preamps.
▪ 48 VDC phantom power.
▪ Channel 1 features a Talk button to talk to a Studio monitor.
▪ LED illuminated switch lamps.
▪ 8 Inputs, giving you enough channels to connect all of your devices.
▪ A / B Inputs on channel 3 & 8, giving a total of 8 Line inputs.
▪ Active balanced RJ-45 or unbalanced RCA comes standard on every ARC-8.
▪ 1 stereo output bus. Both balanced and unbalanced outputs.
▪ LED illuminated switch lamps.
▪ Phone channel comes standard, allowing you to connect to a phone hybrid.
▪ Audio & Logic connections available to connect to hybrid.
▪ Listen off-line to a caller using the Cue button.
▪ Talkback button enables you to talk to the caller off-air.
▪ Mix minus feed to the caller is a mix of Pgm-Aud.
▪ LED illuminated switch lamps.
▪ Play & Record in digital with Windows PC or Mac.
▪ USB sound card functionality to work with any software.
▪ Simple connect using standard USB cable.
▪ Play audio from your USB device directly onto your board.
▪ Record audio from your board using any 3rd party software.
5 Types of Channels
▪ The Bluetooth channel allows you to connect any Bluetooth device to channel 7 on the board.
(optional, $250 additional)
▪ Connect your phone using the Bluetooth channel to take calls and put callers on-air.
▪ Connect your tablet wireless to the board, to play audio over the air.
▪ Quality comes standard with the latest in Bluetooth technology.
Assets come standard.
Balanced & Unbalanced Outputs
Pgm output has both XLR balanced, & RCA unbalanced outputs. Including a mono mixdown.
Balanced RJ45 Connectors
All Stereo inputs are world standard balanced RJ45 connectors. 10ft. Cabling is included, no charge. Unbalanced RCA inputs are also included
Conductive plastic faders for highest possible resolution and life. Dust covers designed to protect and prolong the life of the fader.
The power supply is auto-sensing 110-220VAC. Certified: UL, CE, CS, CB. Perfect for use anywhere in the world.
Headphone system with stereo amp for 8ohm (or Hi-Z) headphones. Plus Monitor and Cue systems.
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Audio Performance Specifications
Stereo Line Input
Freq Response- +(-).5dB 20-20kHz
S/N- -82dB typ, +8dBu in, +8 dBu out
THD- .01% typ, +8dBu in, +8 dBu out
CMRR- -75dB typ 1kHz
Max Input- +23dBu, balanced
Mono Mic Input
Freq Response- +(-).5dB 20-20kHz
EIN- -115dBu typ, -50dBu in, +8 dBu out
THD- .05% typ , -50dBu in, +8 dBu out
CMRR- -60dB typ 1kHz
Mic Input- > 2000 ohms
Line Input- > 10000 ohms
Outputs- < 100 ohms
Max Output- +23dBu balanced
Stereo Separation- -75dB typ 1KHz
Cue to Pgm XTalk- -90dB typ 1KHz
-75dB typ 20kHz
On Air Light Logic: reed relay closure, 50mA max
Source Start Logic: none
Mic Turret Logic: none
110vac - 220 VAC, 50-60 hz, autosensing
Certified: UL, CE, CS, CB
External inline module: 3"W x 5 3/4"L x 1 3/4"D
8 Channels - 10 Inputs. Analog Console. Affordable & Powerful.
8 Channels - with 8 channels and 10 inputs, you can connect all the essentials. 7 Line In inputs allows you to connect to CD players, mp3 players and other analog sources.
Mic Channels - 2 mic channels with optional 48V phantom power.
LED VU Meters - with accurate VU ballistics, for the Program bus.
Built Tough - professional throughout. The 0.059" steel chassis is extremely
strong and well finished with two part epoxy paint.
No More RF - has balanced inputs & outputs for use in high RF environments.
1 Stereo output buses. Program with mono mixdown.
Active balanced - All outputs & inputs are active balanced.
Stereo or Mono - Both stereo & mono outputs for 1 output bus.
Listen - Monitor & 1/8" Headphone output.
4 types of Inputs. More options, more power.
(STANDARD WITH ALL MODELS, unless otherwise noted)
2 Mic Channel - Two mic channels are included on the ARC-8 to support a Host and Guest talk show in the main control room itself. The channel Two mic can also be remoted to a separate announce booth if desired.
Stereo Line level Channel - Channels 3-7 are stereo, line level input channels appropriate for source devices like CD players, MP3 players, network feeds, etc. Channel 3 has an A/B input select switch where either an unbalanced stereo input or a balanced stereo input may be selected. Channel 4-7 have both an unbalanced -10dBu consumer level input on RCA connectors and a balanced +4dBu level input on an RJ45 connector. A source can be connected to either set of input connectors (not both). The unbalanced inputs are ideal for studios where the sources are located locally in the studio itself. The balanced inputs should be selected if some of these sources (such as a satellite feed) are originated in other studios where the wiring could be long and introduce hum & noise.
PC-USB input Channel - The ARC-8 contains a built-in, Windows compatible, USB sound card on Channel 8B USB connection to a PC. Most Windows compatible audio software can play and record from the console.
Telephone Channel - Channel seven has both an unbalanced -10dBu consumer level input on RCA connectors and a balanced +4dBu level input on an RJ45 connector. A source can be connected to either set of input connectors. Any type of analog source can be used, but if a telephone hybrid is connected as the source to channel 7, then a special mix-minus bus output is provided to feed the external telephone hybrid. The mix-minus bus output to the hybid includes every channel on the Program bus EXCEPT for channel 7 so that there is no feedback to the caller. The mix minus output is a +4dBu balanced signal for connection to professional hybrids.
For off-line (not on air) communication with the caller, a 'Talk' button on channel one is provided. Push the 'Talk' button and the channel one mic will be fed to the caller and the callers audio will be fed to the Cue system. To place the caller on air, just push the red channel on button at the bottom of channel 7.
The telephone system in the ARC-8 does not include hybrid control logic so the telephone system is controlled from the front panel of the hybrid.
Phone line system. Connect your phone hybrid for a powerful phone system.
Phone Channel - channel 7 is a dedicated telephone channel that easily connects to an external telephone hybrid.
Talkback Cue System - the caller can talk to you through the Cue system while a Talkback button enables the Control Room mic to talk off-line to the caller.
USB input channel. Connect to any Windows PC or MAC for play & record.
Use any software - Use any automation or production software to either play or record.
Playback - play any audio from your PC onto the board and then over the air. Play YouTube clips or any audio from your PC or MAC.
Recording - record audio coming from your board onto your PC or MAC with any production software.
Easy Setup - connect with a simple USB cable.
Start & Stop Automation - with our automation system, you may start & stop the automation system.
RJ45 Connections. Quick & easy install with RJ45 connections.
World Standard - all IO is world standard RJ45.
Quick Setup - as simple as plug and play.
Premade wiring - optional cables are available for common connections such as XLR & RCA. Check the accessories section for more information.
Low Profile Design. Defining what attractive is.
Modern & Timeless - The ARC-8 has a modern low profile & sleek design that is timeless.
110 or 220VAC. Autosensing international power supply.
Autosensing - power supply autosenses between 110 & 220 VAC for domestic or international installations.
AND MUCH MUCH MORE
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Depth - 11.5 inches - 292mm
Height - 2 inches - 51mm
Width - 18 inches - 458mm
Weight - 20 pounds - 10kg
Depth - 22 inches - 559mm
Height - 18 inches - 458mm
Width - 8 inches - 203mm
*These values may change at any time without notice
Power Supply (110V / 220V auto-sensing)
Single ended RJ45 balanced audio cable (qty 2)
AoIP for Everyone.
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Need additional microphone channels?
The ARC-MIC-PRE is a 2 channel mic preamp that can be directly connected to your balanced RJ45 console line inputs. This converts two of your line inputs into mic level inputs.
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