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PowerStation is an all-in-one studio solution that combines audio I/O, a console power supply, mixing engine and built-for-broadcast network switch into one easy-to-deploy package. Each PowerStation Main provides 4 Analog inputs and 6 Analog outputs, 2 AES/EBU inputs and 2 AES/EBU outputs, 2 Microphone inputs with selectable Phantom power, 4 GPIO machine-control logic ports, each with 5 inputs and 5 outputs, an integrated network switch with 14 100BASE-T Ethernet ports and 2 1000BASE-T (Gigabit) ports with SFP, a heavy-duty Telecom-grade power supply with fanless convection cooling, and an industrial-grade CPU designed for harsh-environment reliability.

Use PowerStation Main with an Element® or Fusion™ mixing console as a standalone studio solution, or connect to other Axia equipment as part of a larger IP-Audio network. Simple Networking allows daisy- chain connection of up to 4 PowerStation-based studios without the use of an external network switch. Connecting a PowerStation Aux adds auto-switching redundant backup power and doubles audio I/O and GPIO capacity. I/O can also be easily expanded using Axia xNodes.

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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, 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

Dimensions (HxWxD) and Weight

PowerStation Main/Aux: 7 x 19 x 15.5 inches (behind rail)

Front panel extends 2.25 inches in front of rack rail

PowerStation Main: 45 pounds

PowerStation Aux: 40 pounds

Regulatory

Europe: Complies with the European Union Directive 2002/95/EC on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS), as amended by Commission Decisions 2005/618/EC, 2005/717/ EC, 2005/747/EC (RoHS Directive), and WEEE.

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