Hx6 Six-Line Talkshow System

Advanced caller management and superior sound. 

Say hello to Hx6, the most advanced six-line broadcast phone system Telos has ever made. Thanks to its Telos DSP hybrids and a full suite of audio processing capabilities, an Hx6 in your studio is like an instant audio upgrade for on-air phone calls — song requests, morning show phoners, or call-intensive talk shows.

Hx6 works with POTS phone lines, and comes equipped with two advanced telephone hybrids (each with its own independent AGC, noise gate, and caller override dynamics) for high-quality conferencing — the same advanced DSP technology used in the best-selling Telos Hx1 and Hx2 telephone hybrids.

The DSP toolkit in Hx6 is full-featured, to say the least. Telos Digital Dynamic EQ, our renowned adaptive 3-band processor, analyzes and adjusts received audio spectral characteristics so that calls sound smooth and consistent despite today’s wide variety of phone sets and connection types. Adjustable Omnia smart-level AGC with noise gating provides spectrally consistent audio from call to call — even on notoriously tough cellular calls. A sophisticated caller override allows precision adjustment of the degree to which talent audio “ducks” the caller audio, and exclusive feedback reduction functions help eliminate open-speaker howl.


Like all Telos talkshow systems, the Hx6 front panel is simple and informative, with separate send and receive meters for each hybrid, a Program-On-Hold audio presence indicator, a high-resolution OLED display for setup, and navigation keys for quick adjustments.


Around back, you’ll find audio I/O, GPIO, and Telco connections. Hx6 connects directly to 6 POTS lines. Separate analog or optional AES digital I/O is provided for each hybrid, as well as a Program-On-Hold input, GPIO connections for speaker muting, ring tallies, et cetera.

There’s also an Ethernet port. This provides connection of as many as six Telos VSet phones, but that’s not all: It’s also an Axia Livewire port. Through that jack, Hx6 puts audio, hybrid control, and mix-minus for all six phone lines onto one single skinny CAT-5 cable. Livewire setup is simple: Plug it into your Axia network, do some fast web-based configuration, and your talent can control Hx6 directly from Axia mixing console equipped with Call Controller modules. The Ethernet connection also allows for convenient remote setup and administration.

With all of these capabilities, you’d expect Hx6 to cost twice as much — but it doesn’t. In fact, you can have an Hx6 for about what you’d pay for some other companies’ “premium” systems.


  • Six-line capacity; works with POTS (analog) phone lines.

  • Our most advanced digital hybrids, with DSP algorithms optimized for superior performance with today’s wide variety of far-end call types (VoIP, cell, POTS, app-based).

  • Telos® DDEQ (Digital Dynamic EQ) and adjustable smart-level AGC ensure spectrally consistent audio from call to call — even on notoriously tough cellular calls.

  • Excellent trans-hybrid loss of >55dB.

  • Smooth, proven, symmetrical wide-range AGC by the audio processing experts at Omnia®.

  • Studio adaptation and a subtle, inaudible pitch shifter to prevent feedback in open-speaker studio environments.

  • A sophisticated caller override that improves performance and allows precision adjustment of the degree to which talent audio “ducks” the caller audio.

  • Striking Telos VSet6 six-line phone controllers with large, colorful VGA LCD displays that provide intuitive operation and setup. Telos-exclusive Status Symbols provide producers and talent with animated, high-contrast icons that communicate line and caller status at a glance.

  • Caller ID displayed on the VSet6 phoneset and the included XScreen call-screening application.

  • Livewire IP-Audio allows fast, one-cable integration with Axia networks, and provides Axia board operators with seamless, on-console control of multiple lines and hybrids. Standard Ethernet backbone provides a common transport path for both studio audio and telecom needs, resulting in cost savings and a simplified studio infrastructure.

  • Choice of standard Analog I/O or optional, extra-cost AES/EBU I/O.

  • Easy setup and configuration via Ethernet using any PC and your favorite Web browser.

  • XScreen call-screening software from Broadcast Bionics, provided at no cost.

Hx6 Six-Line Talkshow System