ARC-8 Analog Console

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ARC-8 Analog Console

 

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.

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.

The ARC-8 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. The power supply is an external auto-sensing 90-240VAC module to support domestic and international applications.

 

FEATURES

 

  • 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.
  • Linear Faders: Conductive plastic faders for highest possible resolution and life. Dust covers designed to protect and
    prolong the life of the fader.
  • Power Supply: The power supply is auto-sensing 110-220VAC. Certified: UL, CE, CS, CB. Perfect for use anywhere in the world.
  • Headphone: Headphone system with stereo amp for 8ohm (or Hi-Z) headphones. Plus Monitor and Cue systems.

SPECIFICATIONS

 

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. Digilink-Xtreme (ARC console mode) software comes free with the ARC console. The Digilink-Xtreme software will recognize the ARC-8 console and operate in the ‘free’ ARC mode to provide’Live On Air’ features that are ideal for broadcast, internet, or podcast style radio applications.
  • 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 PC (Windows XP, 7) 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.
  • Cables Provided - 10 foot cables (connectorized at one end with molded RJ45 connectors) are provided for the balanced inputs. This is an expensive option for most consoles but is standard with the ARC-8.
  • 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.

 

 

CONSOLE DIMENSIONS:

  • Depth - 11.5 inches - 292mm
  • Height - 2 inches - 51mm
  • Width - 18 inches - 458mm

SHIPPING DIMENSIONS:

BOX #1

  • 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

PACKAGE INCLUDES

 

  • ARC-8 Console
  • Operations Manual
  • Power Supply (110V / 220V auto-sensing)
  • USB Cable
  • Single ended RJ45 balanced audio cable (qty 2)