Axia Radius

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What is it?An IP-Audio Radio broadcast console from Axia. DetailsA new IP-Audio console from Axia called Radius launched at this year’s NAB Convention in Las Vegas. Radius is a compact networked mixing desk with four stereo buses, eight faders, 16 audio I/O ports and an Ethernet switch with Gigabit. Other features include Automatic mix-minus for every fader, talkback capabilities, networking, built-in Ethernet switch with six 100Base-T and two Gigabit ports, four GPIO machine-control ports, four instant-recall Show Profile snapshots, Record Mode one-touch recording and monitor controls for an adjacent studio. Additionally, Radius has switchable VU/PPM LED bargraph meters, 100mm. conductive plastic faders, aircraft-quality switches with LED lighting, onboard NTP-capable clock, event timer, and high-resolution OLED readouts on each fader strip. Simple Networking allows up to four consoles to be daisy-chained before an external Ethernet switch is needed.


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