Tech Focus: Radio, Part 2 — Consoles have plenty to offer sound for sports on the air
Sports broadcasts on the radio have their own special requirements, and manufacturers have kept their broadcast-audio consoles up to date. Here are some of their flagship models.
Quasar SR is the direct replacement for Axia’s best-selling Fusion console. Comparable to the Fusion console in both price and feature set, it delivers all the power, ergonomics, and industrial design of Axia’s flagship Quasar XR. Quasar SR uses the same frame, power supply, and master module as Quasar XR, but its fader modules are non-motorized, and there are fewer, larger, and more-accessible buttons on each channel strip. Available in sizes from four to 28 faders per frame, with support for up to 32 faders in multiple linked frames, the console offers a reduced footprint and connects to the network using a single or dual redundant Ethernet cable. Because Quasar SR is part of Telos Alliance’s Livewire+ AES67 ecosystem, communication with other devices on the network is easy, allowing detection, sharing, and control of audio resources across multiple studios.