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D&R Airmate-USB 8 channel

We designed the Airmate-USB to fulfil the requirements for a high grade low cost radio production mixer. Built

around well proven low noise circuitry, this console is the reliable workhorse for the self-op production D.J.

that needs an internal Telephone Hybrid (2x) and 2x USB connection to the PC (e.q. for streaming to the web)

A heavy duty 19" rack mounted RF shielded chassis houses 8 vertical triple input modules giving flexibility

rarely found in a mixer of this type.

Six input channels with high quality balanced microphone inputs on XLR and two stereo line level inputs on

Cinch (RCA) connectors. And… every line level line B input can be converted into a phono (gramophone)

channel by simply fitting an optional stereo R.I.A.A. equalized phono pre-amp. On top of this we have added 4

Mic inserts for processing equipment..


• 6 balanced Mic inputs with 3 band EQ and inserts for voice processors.

• 12 stereo line inputs where every line B input can accept our RIAA pre-amp pcb to work with


• 2 USB stereo inputs (for radio play-out systems, such as our AIRCAST).

• 2 Telephone Hybrids built in with RJ 11 connectors for phones and land lines.

• Fader and On start on all 8 channels.

• ON-AIR light switching built in.

• Built in Talkback mic with routing to Clean-feed, Aux and/or Announcer outputs.

• Auto Control Room Monitor cut when in DJ mode.



Mic inputs : balanced 2kOhm, XLR.

Phantom : +48 volt.

Noise : - 122 dBr (A-weighted).

Sensitivity : - 70dB min, OdB max.

Insert : Jack unbal. send 600 Ohm, -10dBV.

Return : unbalanced 10kOhm -10dBv.

Line inputs : unbal., 10kOhm, Cinch.

Gain: range of 40dB.

Phono inputs : unbal. 47kOhm, 5 mV.

USB : 2x Stereo in and 2x stereo Program out.

2 Track return : - 10 dBV at 10kOhm.

Aux returns : - 10 dBv at 10kOhm stereo


Fully compliant with USB 2.0 playback and record mode. 2x Stereo in and main stereo left right signal on both

USB connectors

HID Functions: Volume/Mute


RJ-11 connectors for phone line/dialler

Mix Minus rejection @1kHz -30dB.


Left/Right : + 4 dBu bal. XLR.

Monitor/Aux : + 4dBu unbal. on Cinch.

Cleanfeed/Announcer : + 4dBu, Jacks.

Tape outp : -10dBv, unbal. Cinch.

Headphone : 16-600 Ohm, Jack.

Announcer : 16-600 Ohm, Jack.

USB out : Main program stereo signal


High : + / -12 dB at 12kHz shelving.

Mid : + / -12dB at 1 kHz bell curve.

Low : + / -12dB at 60 Hz bell curve.


Frequency response : 10 - 60.000Hz.

Distortion : < 0.009% max at 1 kHz.

Start switch : opto coupler.

Ledbars : 21 segment.

Power consumption : 30VA 90-240volt 50/60Hz

Optional: AES-3 Program outputs.


Left-Right 19” rack mount : (482mm width)

Front-Back : 356mm (8HE).

Height : 95mm.

Space below front panel : 20mm for table top. Weight: 11 kg.

For Drop through mounting cut a hole of 450 x 330 mm (console height is 95mm)



D&R Airmate-USB 8 channel

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