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You've heard the old joke. It goes; "we sure must love standards in our business - that's why we have so many of them!"

But that's why Ethernet makes so much sense for audio - because it's already the one indisputable standard for networking. And that's why Millenium Digital consoles are coming on board to Livewire.  Livewire turns standard off-the-shelf Ethernet hardward into a high-definition IP audio network.

Now this tradition of shared standards and plug-and-play compatibility for the broadcast industry takes another important step forward with Radio Systems consoles that offer both stand-alone functionality and Livewire IP-Audio network connectivity. And because its STANDARD - Millenium consoles now also communicate with any Axia device or any Livewire-enabled product from this growing list of manufacturers.

With Millenium Livewire consoles you can input local studio audio AND share audio between consoles or playback iPlay equipped digital delivery systems - with no additional hardware! For remote analog or digital I/O add any number of Axia Livewire nodes. Finally, use any Windows PC to run iPlay or PathfinderPC software for system configuration or Windows Media local audio playback.

 

Local channels feature two inputs each of studio analog inputs with mic thru line-level sensitivity.  Digital inputs are AES-EBU or S/PDIF with sample rate conversion. Livewire channels feature a rotary encoder and LCD two-line read-out for the display and selection of any system-wide Livewire source. Outputs include two stereo and one mono bus, 10 fully programmable mix-minus buses all in analog and digital formats. All buses also create Livewire streams accessible throughout the Livewire network. Two additional local Livewire inputs and outputs are provided for auxilliary applications.

 

 

  • No outboard gear required
  • All main output buses mapped between consoles
  • All mix-minus buses mapped between console
  • Talk-back between consoles
Note - any number of additional consoles may be added to the configuration with the addition of an Ethernet switch.

 

  • No outboard gear required
  • Connect any digital delivery system with an Axia iPlay driver directly to a Millenium Livewire console for playback and record of multiple audio channels with no audio card required.
  • No outboard gear required
  • Connect directly to any device with a Livewire IP port for direct transfer of audio and program associated data.

  • Ethernet switch required
  • Add a qualified Ethernet Switch to connect and share audio between any number of Livewire enabled devices.

  • Axia nodes, system software and Ethernet switch required.
  • Add any number of Axia 16 channel analog or digital I/O nodes or router selector nodes for remote audio input or output.
  • Connect a Windows PC to the network for iPlay or PathfinderPC system configuration or Windows Media playback.

Specifications
Audio specifications apply to standalone channels and all audio outputs.
For Livewire specifications see http://www.axiaaudio.com/components/specs.htm

Measurements are made with 600 ohm loads connected to the analog outputs.
0 dBu equals 0.775 volts RMS independent of load impedance,
0 dBm equals 0.775 volts into a 600 ohm load.

Reference Level:
+4dBu equals -20 dBFS. FSD equals
Full Scale Digital equals +24 dBu

Analog Line Inputs
Input Impedance:
40 k ohms, instrumentation amplifier balanced

Input Level Range:
jumper selectable nominal input level of -16 dBu, -6dBu or +4 dBu

Input Level Trim:
software trim (digital gain adjust) +/-12.5 dB.

Input Headroom:
20 dB above nominal input

Analog Monitor Inputs
Input Impedance:
10 k ohms minimum, differentially balanced

Input Level Range:
Adjustable +4 dBu nominal, -10 dBu minimum

Input Headroom:
20 dB above nominal input

Microphone Preamplifiers
Input Impedance: 10 k ohms
Source Impedance: 150 ohms

Input Level Range:
Selectable in 5 dB steps, -62 dBu to - 22dBu

Equivalent Input Noise:
-128 dBu, 150 ohm source, 20 kHz measurement bandwidth

Input Headroom:
20 dB above nominal input

Analog Outputs
Output Source Impedance:
Output Buses < or = 50 ohms balanced.

Output Load Impedance:
50-600 ohms minimum - factory selected

Nominal Output Level:
+4 dBu

Maximum Output Level:
+24 dB

Digital Inputs
Signal Format:
AES-3, S/PDIF

Signal Compliance:
24 bit

Input Sample Rate:
32 kHz - 96 kHz, sample rate conversion is provided for all digital inputs

Input Level:
-20 dBFS nominal

Input Level Trim:
software trim (digital gain adjust) +/-12.5 dB.

Input Headroom:
20 dB above nominal input

Dimensions
All consoles are 27 inches deep and 9 inches tall
6 channel: 20.75 inches long
12 channel: 32.75 inches long
18 channel: 44.75 inches long

Digital Outputs
Signal Format:
AES-3

Signal Compliance:
24 bit

Output Sample Rate:
48 kHz / 44.1 kHz / 32 kHz - Crystal Selected

Digital Reference:
Crystal (internal) or external AES-3 input at 48 kHz 100 ppm

Internal Sample Rate:
48 kHz / 44.1 kHz / 32 kHz - Crystal Selected

Processing Resolution:
32 bit floating point DSP

Conversions:
A/D 24-bit, Delta-Sigma, 256x oversampling;
D/A 24-bit, Delta-Sigma, 256x oversampling

Latency:
<1.0 ms, analog in to analog out

Frequency Response
Line Input to Program or Utility Output:
+0 dB/-0.5 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz

Microphone Input to Program or Utility Output:
+0dB/-.5dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz

Dynamic Range
Analog Input to Analog Output:
106 dB referenced to FSD, 22 kHz measurement bandwidth, 109 dB "A" weighted

Analog Input to Digital Output:
109 dB referenced to FSD, 22 kHz measurement bandwidth, 112 dB "A" weighted

Digital Input to Analog Output:
109 dB referenced to FSD, 22 kHz measurement bandwidth, 112 dB "A" weighted

Digital Input to Digital Output:
123 dB referenced to FSD, 22 kHz measurement bandwidth, 126 dB "A" weighted

Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise
Analog Input to Analog Output:
<0.008%, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +23 dBu
input, +23 dBu output, 22 kHz measurement bandwidth

Analog Input to Digital Output:
<0.004%, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +23 dBu input, +23 dBu output, 22 kHz measurement bandwidth

Digital Input to Digital Output:
<0.0005%, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, -1 dBFS input, -1 dBFS output, 22 kHz measurement bandwidth

Digital Input to Analog Output:
<0.004%, 20 Hz to 20 kHz ,-1 dBFS input, +23 dBu output, 22 kHz measurement bandwidth

Isolation
Program-to-Program or Program-to-Utility:
>88 dB, 20 Hz to 20kHz A Input to B Input, B Input to A Input, >100 dB

Stereo Separation
Analog Program Outputs:
>88 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz

Warranty
Warranty is two years from date of receipt. All factory non-warranty service is guaranteed for 90 days. For full warranty information, refer to the product manual.

Technical assistance is available at all times at no charge by telephone or written correspondence. Items to be returned for repair must include a Return Authorization number obtained from Radio Systems.

*Specifications are subject to change without notice.


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