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The Axia® Element is the world’s most popular IP-Audio mixing console, in use at thousands of broadcast facilities every single day. Element is a modular console. Frames are available in sizes from 8 to 28 positions, with support for up to 40 faders in multiple linked frames. The Element control surface works with the Axia PowerStation® and StudioEngine DSP mixing engines, and connects to the Axia network with a single CAT-6 Ethernet cable. The networked nature of Element (and all Axia mixing consoles) allows sharing of local audio resources and associated GPIO control across multiple studios.

Element features four stereo Program buses, four Send buses, two Return buses and a number of VMix (Virtual Mixer) channels which allow combining up to 5 audio sources for presentation on a single console fader. A variety of module types provide control of mic/line inputs, telephones and other devices. Enhanced, integrated features for phones and codecs include auto-assigned, auto-generated mix-minus on each channel, easy individual or group talkback for remote talent cueing, one-button off-air phone record mode, and optional integrated Telco line switching. Show Profiles allow console “snapshots” with different preferences, layouts and defaults to be loaded instantly, customizing the board to each show or talent if desired.

Additionally, Element includes digital EQ which may be applied individually to all audio sources, dynamic microphone processing from Omnia® for all mic sources, and many other advanced features.

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Microphone Preamplifiers

Source Impedance: 150 Ohms

Input Impedance: 4 k Ohms minimum, balanced

Nominal Level Range: Adjustable, -75 dBu to -20 dBu

Input Headroom: >20 dB above nominal input

Output Level: +4 dBu, nominal

Analog Line Inputs

Input Impedance: >40 k Ohms, balanced

Nominal Level Range: Selectable, +4 dBu or -10dBv

Input Headroom: 20 dB above nominal input

Analog Line Outputs

Output Source Impedance: <50 Ohms balanced

Output Load Impedance: 600 Ohms, minimum

Nominal Output Level: +4 dBu

Maximum Output Level: +24 dBu

Digital Audio Inputs and Outputs

Reference Level: +4 dBu (-20 dB FSD)

Impedance: 110 Ohms, balanced (XLR)

Signal Format: AES-3 (AES/EBU)

AES-3 Input Compliance: 24-bit with selectable sample rate conversion, 32 kHz to 96kHz input sample rate capable.

AES-3 Output Compliance: 24-bit

Digital Reference: Internal (network timebase) or external reference 48 kHz, +/- 2 ppm

Internal Sampling Rate: 48 kHz

Output Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz or 48 kHz

A/D Conversions: 24-bit, Delta-Sigma, 256x oversampling

D/A Conversions: 24-bit, Delta-Sigma, 256x oversampling

Latency <3 ms, mic in to monitor out, including network and processor loop

Frequency Response

Any input to any output: +0.5 / -0.5 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz

Dynamic Range

Analog Input to Analog Output: 102 dB referenced to 0 dBFS,105 dB “A” weighted to 0 dBFS

Analog Input to Digital Output: 105 dB referenced to 0 dBFS

Digital Input to Analog Output: 103 dB referenced to 0 dBFS, 106 dB “A” weighted

Digital Input to Digital Output: 138 dB

Equivalent Input Noise

Microphone Preamp: -128 dBu, 150 ohm source, reference -50 dBu input level

Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise

Mic Pre Input to Analog Line Output: <0.005%, 1 kHz, -38 dBu input, +18 dBu output

Analog Input to Analog Output: <0.008%, 1 kHz, +18 dBu input, +18 dBu output

Digital Input to Digital Output: <0.0003%, 1 kHz, -20 dBFS

Digital Input to Analog Output: <0.005%, 1 kHz, -6 dBFS input, +18 dBu output

Crosstalk Isolation, Stereo Separation and CMRR

Analog Line channel to channel isolation: 90 dB isolation minimum, 20 Hz to 20 kH

Microphone channel to channel isolation: 80 dB isolation minimum, 20 Hz to 20 kHz

Analog Line Stereo separation: 85 dB isolation minimum, 20Hz to 20 kHz

Analog Line Input CMRR: >60 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz

Microphone Input CMRR: >55 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz

Equalizer

Frequency Bands: 20Hz to 320Hz, 125Hz to 2KHz, 1.25KHz to 20KHz.

Cut/Boost range on each band: -25dB to +15dB.

Q-factor: Automatic – bandwidth varies based on amount of cut or boost.

Compressor

Threshold: -30dB to 0dB Ratio: 1:1 to 16:1

Post-processor Trim Level: Adjustable from -20dB to +20dB

Expander/Noise Gate

Threshold: -50dB to 0dB Ratio: -30dB to 0dB

De-esser

Threshold: -20dB to 0dB Ratio: 1:1 to 8:1

Power Supply AC Input, StudioEngine

Auto-sensing, field-replaceable modular supply, 90VAC to 240VAC, 50 Hz to 60 Hz, IEC receptacle, internal fuse

Power consumption: 100 Watts

Power Supply AC Input, Element Power Supply/GPIO

Auto-sensing supply, 90VAC to 240VAC, 50 Hz to 60 Hz, IEC receptacle, internal fuse

Power consumption: 150 Watts

Power Supply AC Input, PowerStation Aux & Main

Auto-sensing supply, 90VAC to 240VAC, 50 Hz to 60 Hz, IEC receptacle, internal fuse

Power consumption: 500 Watts

Axia Console Power Supply

Add redundant power to PowerStation main without additional IO.

Single-cable connection to PowerStation main provides backup power with automatic switching.

Auto-sensing power supply, 90VAC to 240VAC, 50 Hz to 60 Hz.

Power consumption: 250 Watts.

Operating Temperatures

-10 degrees C to +40 degrees C, <90% humidity, no condensation

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