The AIRLAB DT radio ON-AIR console is an extremely reliable solution for applications where features and functions has to be weighed up against operational simplicity. It's analog, digitally controlled signal path is the best solution of both worlds to achieve a reliable workhorse under any condition.
With over 900 units in the field, the Airlab DT has proven to be a successful centerpiece in many ON-Air studios.
A simple direct accessible control surface combined with intelligent instantly reset able digital functions enables customizing to station requirements and even to personal requirements because of the use of a personalized chip card holding all important functional data.
Purchasing choices are straightforward: the welded steel frame will accommodate a maximum of 16 triple input modules, which could include an unlimited number of Telco modules (up to 16 of course) plus the master section with script space. There is a control module available to control Play-out systems over USB and this module takes 2 positions. The main outputs are electronically balanced and the majority of connectors are on balanced XLRs.
AIRLAB-DT special configuration
6x Triple Inputs EQ (black faderknobs)
2x Triple inputs no EQ (black faderknobs)
USB Play-out Control Module
4x USB in/out modules (green faderknobs)
2x Telco Modules (red faderknobs)
Very special package deal price:
€ 5.625,-- including metering software.
(excluding AIRCAST play-out software and monitors!).
The first "module" houses the TAPE SEND which selects the feed to the tape output.
This could be either the SUB output signal or the AUX. output signal.
The stereo Aux. master controls the outgoing Aux. signals from the input modules. A Talk-back to AUX. switch is provided for.
The lower part of this "module" houses the Control Room Monitor section that can be fed by an EXT(ernal) stereo input, the stereo Aux output, a stereo On-Air signal or the stereo SUB output signal.
All selections have LED indicators and the lowest positioned switch has priority over the input selectors positioned directly above.
The CUE balance pot adjusts the balance between the PROGRAM output or another selected input source and the CUE signal (when selected).
A cue LED indicates when a CUE signal is on the CRM or Phones.
Separate Phones and CRM controls, with a DJ mic on mute indicator on the CRM, complete this "module".
The second "module section" houses the Talk back level control for the electret microphone and the Studio section, usually used to monitor the PROGRAM output, with the ability to switch to from Air, from SUB or the Control Room Monitor signal.
When the studio mic is open the studio output is muted, indicated by the studio MUTE LED. The studio output is fitted with a Talk-back switch Communication is very important in broadcast studio’s, so we decided to go for three separate outputs. One for Studio, one for Guest's) and
one for the Announcer.
All outputs receive the same signal that is selected by the input selection switches, or the Program output signal when no switch is activated.
The Studio output has a mute LED indicator when the output is muted.
All three outputs have a direct Talk back access switch for instant communication between control room and presentation area.
The Cue buss is the main communication buss in the console. When a listener calls the station, by pushing the Cue switch of the
Telco module you have him or her directly on the control room monitors.
At the same time the internal electret microphone is activated so you can immediately respond.
The announcer can depress his remote communication button and is linked to the same Cue buss, so that is three of you talking with each other.
The AIRLAB has four VU meters of which two are always connected to the main outputs and the other two are following whatever is heard on the CRM.
AS AN OPTION
There is an optional Control section Module (2 positions) to directly control all the functions of your play-out system.
Imagine 16 instant access buttons for jingles and/or station advertisements.
Scrolling through your play list, start and stop Music, Voice overs controlled from the mixer surface and many more free programmable functions for most play-out systems. A HID protocol is part of the delivery to program your own functions and pushbutton signaling. And if you are looking for a streaming service have a look here
for Play out systems
SET-UP CAN BE
A CHIP CARD
A specialty of the AIRLAB DT is its ability to program all sorts of internal settings and then save it to a personalized chip card for instant reset.
The following settings can be programmed.
Module set as DJ mic input.
Module set as Announcer mic input.
Module set as Studio mic input.
Start/Stop plus Pulse/Continue per module.
Cue start active
Fader start or "ON" start per module.
External remote (inactive per module.
Timer start pulse per module.
On-Air control signal on/off per module.
Auto communication Announcer on/off.
Auto CUE reset on/off.
Auto CUE on/off.
Setting up the desk can also be done on a pc where the program software can also run.
Metering and Clock software are part of the delivery.
A BUILT IN TIMER
There is a Timer function built in the AIRLAB DT for time related measurements such as duration of an incoming/outgoing call.
Timer set-up can be software controlled and stored.
The AIRLAB DT is D&R’s latest addition to a growing series of broadcast consoles. Its high quality clean audio path with a minimum of hardware switches in the audiopath is your guarantee that this is a reliable radio console for daily broadcasts around the hour for many years to come.
View on PCB
Mic inp. bal. 2kOhm - 128dBr (40dB gain range plus 30dB of trim range)
Line inp. bal 10kOhm +/- 20dB gain range.
Telco input (XLR) 10kOhm bal. 0dBu nominal.
COMM: mic input max. gain: 1kHz 85dB
Line input max. gain 1 kHz 80dB
Left/Right: +6dBu electronically balanced (transformer balancing is an option)
Sub: +6dBu electronically balanced.
All other outputs: +6dBu unbalanced.
Frequency response: 20-20.000 Hz +/-0.5dB
Harmonic distortion: 0.035% (VCA in, 2nd harm)
Cross talk: less than -90dBr
Headroom: +22dB internal, 16dB on outputs
Mix-Minus rejection: @1kHz -60dB
Channel fader attenuation: 1kHz, 100dB
All channel remotes are on stereo jack sockets.
Start/Stop switching is by isolated reed relays.
Both ON-AIR 1 and 2 (red light) outputs are isolated by relays.
AIRLAB-DT: 26 kg / 57.2 Lbs
Drop through mounting hole dimensions : 775mm x 415mm (width x depth)
Helicopter view dimensions : 825,00mm x 455mm
Front thickness : 3 mm
Corner Radius : R 20
Heigth : front: 80mm - backside: 190mm
Non EQ modules also available
Close up AIRLAB-DT
Balanced Mic input
Balanced Line A left input or PHONE wall connection to the provider (or in case you purchase a digital input module this becomes a female)
Digital AES-3 stereo input (32kHz-96kHz) In case of a single USB module that is not internally linked to the USB hub a USB connector will be placed in the LINE-A position.
Balanced Line A Right input or Phone unit on your desk (or in case you purchase a digital input module this becomes a male)
Digital AES-3 stereo main output (or Sub output via jumpers) This input is not used for USB modules.
Line B left/right inputs or (in case you purchase a digital input module, this becomes a Digital stereo s/p-dif input and output
Remote connector for Studio Remote unit or Red light.
Fader start connector + Mic insert
This Male XLR to RJ11 converter could be handy for Telco modules.
Click on the picture for ordering.
One USB connector
is via an internal HUB connected to all 4 USB channels.
This USB connector also transfers the Meter data and all switch control data from the Control Module.
In case you have ordered two digital input modules, we will mount two digital male XLR outputs in the Spare 2 and 3 giving you the Main Program output signal and Sub output signal.
Studio remote control Unit Manual 1.07
Only € 225,--
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 AIRLB-DT.
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 AIRLAB-DT 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.