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As a radio station owner in UK I have had around 7 of your mixers in the past decade. Excellent product!
Managing Director Garrison Radio
First I must say Thank You for your help today.
My Airmate has been on air pretty much continually since I got it 5 or 6 years ago, What an awesome piece of equipment, this is the first time it let me down which in my opinion is amazing.
Your product knowledge and service is impeccable, great job.
Since installing the new D&R Airmate USB mixer in the studio there have been three occasions where I needed advice from their Customer Services department. The latest was yesterday.
Once again they replied within 3 hours of sending my email and answered my query in a very professional and courteous manner.
It is rare to find a level of service like this these days and all I can say is if anybody is considering buying a high quality mixer for their radio station or Home Studio, they could do a lot worse than buy a D&R mixer.
Great products keenly priced very high quality and wonderful after sale service
What else do you need?
I just wanted to say what a great design the Airmate USB is.
Yesterday (23 October 2019) I hole mug of tea was tipped over the Airmate USB (despite my constantly telling the presenters no fluids in the studio).
I could see my poor Airmate under a mass of water. The power was immediately cut and the device was lifted to drain.
I went and got my multi meter and proceeded to open the Airmate and due the the excellent design, very little fluid had managed to get to the circuit boards. The only water ingress was in the Internal mike and slider recess but as the Sliders are away from the circuit boards all the fluid just passed straight through. After drying out the Power Supply and checking for the correct voltages I striped the device down to the last nut and bolt and inspected every board washing all the contacts with Isopropl Alcohol and dried with a Hair Drier. On reassembly The only issue was one of the 10 Sliders needed cleaning so this was stripped and wiped.
Everything is working great and back in the studio. It looks a lot cleaner now.... Well Done for a great design and a modular system that allows the ability to work through things when problems happen.
Bob, Sid Valley Radio
Faderstarts and Cleanfeeds are standard
We designed the Airmate-12-USB broadcast mixer for those situations where more mic inputs are needed.
Built around well proven low noise circuitry, this console is the reliable workhorse for the self-op production D.J. that needs 10 Mic inputs an internal Telephone Hybrid (2x) and USB connection to the PC (e.q. for streaming to the web). A heavy duty RF shielded chassis houses 12 vertical triple input modules giving flexibility rarely found in a mixer of this type. Ten input channels with high quality balanced microphone inputs on XLR and two stereo line level inputs on Cinch (RCA) connectors. Every Mic input has an insert for signal processors. And… every line level line B input can be converted into a phono (record player) channel by simply fitting an optional stereo R.I.A.A. equalized phono pre-amp.
Built in Telephone Hybrids
This new Airmate-USB model has 10 balanced mic inputs (+48 phantom is standard) with insert, 20 stereo line inputs, 2x USB and 2x Telephone Hybrids. Channel 9 and 10 have Mic/Line and USB interface to transfer audio from and to your PC. Channel 11 and 12 have, apart from the stereo line input, also RJ-11 connectors to interface with a POT (Plain Old Telephone) line and a Telephone appliance to dial the number you want to reach.
High quality built in Hybrids with R (trimmer on the surface) and C balance (switch on the surface) and direct Connection and Talkback buttons in the Hybrid channels makes a conversation with listeners very easy.
With the Telco Send (level to the caller) and Telco Gain (level coming from the caller) all levels can be easy adjusted.
But be always aware of the fact that the RC balance has to be adjusted once to create a clean telephone signal send and receive. The manual will give info about this pretty simple procedure.
The front panel ON switch is wired in series with the built in mechanical fader start enabling selection of start either by fader or hard start via the ON switch. Fader start generates in the Mic mode a Mic-on signaling to switch on ON-Air lights. There is a 3 band Equalizer on channel 1-10. The stereo Aux send can be set pre or post fader. All mic inputs have low cut jumpers.
A clean feed send is available for external analog and digital Hybrids.
Built in VoIP or Telco channels
We also offer dedicated VoIP channels for the AIRMATE-12-USB, or a combination of one TELCO module and one VoIP module. If you still want to use a classic analogue or digital Hybrid we have designed a cleanfeed output on pin 1-4 of the RJ11 connector. You can return the Hybrid signal on the line input of the VoIp module.
Please tell your dealer the combination you want.
Digital AES/EBU output option:
Now is the time to install your own production room
The Airmate-12-USB has the usual master controls such as stereo master faders, stereo Aux send and return, monitor master with "follow phones" and a phones output with a split control function. There is a balance control to continuously adjust the volume between main output and stereo Cue signal.
In addition, there is a special Radio On-air/production section featuring; Self-op switching to automatically cut control room level when the D.J. mic is active;
a Clean feed output to also drive an external Telephone Hybrid for talk shows and interviews, if you need more Hybrid channels than the 2 built in ones; a special announcer output that normally follows main output but can be switched so that the main output, or any cue signal that is selected, can be heard when in the "follow phones" mode.
A large Talkback switch activates the built-in electret talkback microphone for easy communication with the Clean-feed output, Aux output and/or Announcer output.
The focal point in a production studio
The Airmate-12-USB is designed to be the focal point for local radio production work in the studio or at home. It’s comprehensive, yet understandable features make it the ideal companion for rapid on-the-spot radio programs.
Small, reliable and ideal for production rooms.
It can also double as an On-Air mixer or implemented in your own Internet Radio station.
If your budget is tight, it never becomes obsolete as it can revert to production use, if, at a later date you fit in a larger On-Air mixer.
The Back Panel houses all
the in and outputs
Optional ON-AIR light
We can supply you a perfect matching ON-AIR lamp for € 125,--.
Actually there is no lamp inside anymore, just everlasting high intensity red leds.
The unit is powered by a 12 volt DC 450 mA external power supply which is included in the price.
And what's more... no hassle with how do I connect this thing to my AIRMATE-12-USB.
No complicated AC switching with external relays etc. etc.
What you only need is one stereo cable (wired tip/ring) coming from the MIC-ON (located in the master section) connector on the back of the AIRMATE-12-USB console that goes directly hardwired to a barrier strip inside the ON-AIR LAMP.
How easy is this for a change.
The power adapter will also be directly wired to the barrier strip inside the unit.
Dimensions: width 260mm, height: 125mm, Depth: 65mm
Cable entry holes and key slot holes in the backside.
BO de omroep van de Bollenstreek via de Cornee Studios
Airmate-12-USB installation by www.8BTSI.com
Couldn’t be more pleased here with the operations on this amazing mixer.
The equipment is doing everything promised and it is working along with computer software.
The sound is perfect and all functions are coming handy and effective.
100% happy with the purchase.
I’m attaching some pics taken at the studio in case you want to publish them as part of your customer’s pictures in your web site.
Cheers from Spain!
Airmate-USB in action
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