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Studio Technologies Model 236 Announcer Console

Model: M236

Studio Technologies Model 236 Announcer Console
Studio Technologies Model 236 Announcer Console
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About: Studio Technologies Model 236 Announcer Console

The Model 236 Announcer's Console provides a combination of high-performance audio with an extensive set of user features and configurable resources. The unit is intended for use in demanding broadcast sports, eSports, live event, entertainment, and streaming broadcast applications. With a few simple connections the Model 236 can provide one on-air talent with all the resources they need to support a wide range of applications. The compact, rugged steel enclosure is intended for tabletop use, small enough for use "court-side" or in a crowded booth, yet flexible enough for remote production deployment. The Model 236 supports Dante® audio-over-Ethernet digital media technology with AES67 compatibility for integration into contemporary applications.

Key Features

  • Compact unit supports one on-air location
  • Dante audio-over-Ethernet technology
  • Microphone preamplifier with selectable gain and P48 power
  • One main and six talkback output channels
  • User-controlled headphone mixing
  • Superior audio quality
  • Redundant Dante with two GigE interfaces
  • PoE and 12 Vdc powering
  • Extensive feature configuration using STcontroller application
  • Supports REMI/At-Home applications

Specifications:

Network Audio Technology:
Type: Dante audio-over-Ethernet
AES67-2018 Support: yes, selectable on/off
Dante Domain Manager (DDM) Support: yes
Ethernet Interface Configuration: Switched or Redundant
Bit Depth: 16, 24, or 32
Sample Rate: 48 or 96 kHz
Pull-Up/Down Support: no
Dante Receiver (Input) Channels: 11
Dante Transmitter (Output) Channels: 10
Dante Audio Flows: 32; 16 transmitter, 16 receiver
Internal Digital Audio Processing: 32-bit, fixed
Input-to-Output Audio Processing Latency: <200 uSec
Nominal Dante Receiver (Input) and Transmitter (Output) Level: –20 dBFS

Network Interfaces: 2, Primary-PoE and Secondary
Type: 1000BASE-T (Gigabit Ethernet (GbE)) per IEEE® 802.3ab (10 and 100 Mb/s not supported)
Power-over-Ethernet (PoE): per IEEE 802.3af (applicable to Model 236's Primary-PoE network connection only)

Analog Microphone Input:
Compatibility: dynamic or phantom-powered microphones
Type: balanced, capacitive coupled
Impedance: 3.6 k ohms, nominal
Gain: 20 to 65 dB in 1-dB steps
Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 22 kHz, +0/–1 dB
Distortion (THD+N): <0.0004%, 1 kHz, –4 dBFS output,
20 dB gain, 22 kHz BW
Dynamic Range: 120 dB, ref 0 dBFS output, 20 dB gain, A-weighted
Phantom Power: P48 per IEC 61938 standard, on/off selectable with status LED

Analog Microphone Output:
Type: passive via two 200 ohm resistors from microphone input (will pass phantom power in either direction)
Muting: solid-state relay contacts, 60 dB attenuation @ 1 kHz

Headphone Output:
Type: analog 2-channel (stereo)
Compatibility: stereo (dual-channel) or monaural (single-channel) headphones, headsets, or earpieces with nominal impedance of 50 ohms or greater
Maximum Output Voltage: 3.0 Vrms, 1 kHz, 150 ohm load
Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0/–1 dB
Dynamic Range: >102 dB, A-weighted
Distortion (THD+N): <0.025%, measured at 1 kHz, 0 dBu output

Talkback Input Low-Pass Filter (LPF):
Function: active only when specific talkback channel has tone detect function enabled
Type: digital, 8-pole Butterworth (48 dB/octave)
Cutoff: –3 dB at 12 kHz

18 kHz and 20 kHz Tone Outputs:
Type: sine wave
Level: –20 dBFS
Frequency Accuracy: <10 ppm
Distortion: <0.0001%

Tone Detect Function:
Receive Frequency: ≥15 kHz nominal to upper end of frequency response, within audio channel
Receive Level: –27 dBFS minimum
Send Frequency: 20 kHz
Send Level: –20 dBFS

IFB (Dims Main Audio) Function:
Activation: in-band tone detection per Tone Detect function
Attenuation (Dim): 15 dB, fixed

Call Light Function:
Activation: in-band tone detection per Tone Detect function

Remote Control Inputs: 4
Function: configurable, can mimic the action of the main and talkback button functions
Type: active low, 1 mA maximum, input pulled up to 3.3 volts DC via 3.4 k ohm resistors
Limitation: Remote Control Input 2 shares hardware pin with Tally Output (only one function can be configured at a time)

Tally Output:
Functions: follows the status of the main output
Type: active high, 3.3 volts DC in series with 130 ohm resistor (25 mA maximum)
Limitation: tally output shares hardware pin with Remote Control Input 2 (only one function can be configured at a time)

Connectors:
Analog Microphone Input: 3-pin female XLR
Analog Microphone Output: 3-pin male XLR
Headphone Output: 3-conductor ¼-inch jack
Ethernet: 2, Neutrik NE8FBH etherCON RJ45 receptacles
DC Input: 4-pin male XLR (pin 1 negative, pin 4 positive)
USB: type A receptacle (used only for updating firmware)
Remote Control Inputs / Tally Output: 2, 3-pin headers located on the main circuit board
Headphone Output: 3-pin header located on the main circuit board
DC Output: 3-pin header located on the main circuit board
Analog Microphone Input: 3-pin header located on the analog circuit board

Spare Connector Locations: 2
Allows a Studio Technologies' cable assembly or option module to be installed. Also compatible with Neutrik NC*D-L-1 connectors (*=3F, 3M, 5M, 6F, 6FS, etc.).

Configuration: requires Studio Technologies' STcontroller software application

Power Sources:
Power-over-Ethernet (PoE): class 3 (mid power, ≤12.95 watts) per IEEE 802.3af
DC Input: 10 to 18 volts DC, 0.55 A maximum at 12 volts DC (can be powered by optional PS-DC-02)

Environmental:
Operating Temperature: 0 to 50 degrees C (32 to 122 degrees F)
Storage Temperature: –30 to 70 degrees C (–22 to 158 degrees F)
Humidity: 25 to 85%, non-condensing
Altitude: not characterized

Dimensions (Overall):
6.5 inches wide (16.5 cm)
2.9 inches high (7.4 cm)
4.9 inches deep (12.5 cm)

Deployment: intended for tabletop applications

Weight: 2.1 pounds (0.95 kg)



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