QOR.16 is an Axia integrated console engine for Radius, DESQ and RAQ mixing consoles. QOR.16 combines audio I/O, a console power supply, mixing engine and built-for-broadcast network switch into one easy-to-deploy package. Each QOR.16 provides 8 Analog inputs and 4 Analog outputs, 1 AES/EBU input and 1 AES/EBU output, 2 Microphone inputs with selectable Phantom power, 4 GPIO machine-control logic ports, each with 5 inputs and 5 outputs, an integrated network switch with 6 Livewire® 100BASE-T Ethernet ports and 2 1000BASE-T (Gigabit) ports with SFP, a heavy-duty Telecom-grade power supply with fanless convection cooling, and an industrial-grade CPU designed for harsh- environment reliability.
Use QOR.16 with a Radius, DESQ or RAQ mixing console as a standalone studio solution, or connect to other Axia equipment as part of a larger IP-Audio network. Simple Networking allows daisy-chain connection of up to 4 QOR-based studios without the use of an external network switch. I/O can easily be expanded using Axia xNodes.
QOR.16 Console Engine Features
Fanless design with heavy machined heat-sinks is completely silent in-studio.
Front-panel LED display monitors power and network status.
Telecom grade power supply is designed for maximum uptime under harsh conditions.
PoE (Power over Ethernet) capability can supply power for PoE-compliant studio devices.
Built-in, zero-configuration network switch with Gigabit and SFP for long-distance fiber connection.
Large variety of built-in audio I/O boasts studio-grade audio performance specs.
Add more I/O a la carte using Axia xNodes.
Software upgrade adds AES67 support, allowing the QOR.16 integrated console engine to receive and transmit AES67 streams via Livewire+™.
Automix allows operators to automatically and efficiently balance the levels of on-air-sources when more than one source is open at a time in a studio.
QOR.16 Console Engine In Depth
QOR.16 Integrated Console Engine
The QOR.16 integrated console engine is a DSP-based mixing engine with onboard I/O, GPIO, console power supply and custom-built, configuration-free Ethernet switch. It’s the smaller brother of our QOR.32 integrated console engine, designed and built with the same high-grade components for deployment with Radius, DESQ and RAQ consoles in smaller studios where large amounts of I/O are not required.
QOR.16 comes with a wide variety of I/O, including mic inputs with selectable Phantom power, analog and AES/EBU inputs and outputs, plenty of GPIO machine-control logic ports, and that powerful integrated Ethernet switch with Livewire ports to add local sources, and Gigabit ports for networking with the rest of your plant. If more you I/O is needed, you can instantly add it just by plugging in Axia xNode audio interfaces. And QOR.16 is convection-cooled for utterly silent, fan-free operation.
QOR.16 has all the analog and digital inputs and outputs an average small studio requires: 2 mic inputs with selectable Phantom power, 8 stereo analog inputs and 4 stereo analog outputs, 1 AES/ EBU input and 1 AES/EBU output, and 4 GPIO machine-control logic ports (each with 5 opto-isolated inputs and 5 outputs).
Of course, Livewire connections are built in. The QOR.16 has an integrated Ethernet switch with 6 Livewire 100BASE-T ports. 4 of those ports have PoE (Power over Ethernet) that you can use to connect and power networked devices compatible with the IEEE 802.1af PoE standard (like our xNode audio interfaces, or Telos VSet phones). You’ll also find 2 1000BASE-T Gigabit ports (RJ-45 & SFP) that you can use to connect to other studios.
By the way, that zero-configuration Ethernet switch is built specifically to handle IP-Audio. No settings to tweak, no configuration code to upload – just plug it in and go. The built-in configurable network gateway allows loading sources from other studios, while simultaneously exporting audio streams for use elsewhere; the gateway can be configured for 12-in, 4-out or 8-in, 8-out modes. You can even daisy-chain up to four QOR-based studios directly, for a self-contained network that doesn’t require an external Ethernet switch. No other console company makes AoIP this easy.
And here’s a neat trick: if you’re building audio workstations, news bullpens or ingest facilities, where small consoles like Axia DESQ or RAQ shine, a single QOR.16 can provide mixing power for two DESQ or RAQ mixers — or one of each! Just another way choosing Axia helps stretch your equipment budget.
QOR.16 Console Engine Specifications
Microphone Inputs: 2x balanced XLR-F, with selectable Phantom power
Analog Inputs: 8x RJ-45, StudioHub+ standard.
Analog Outputs: 4x RJ-45, StudioHub+ standard.
AES/EBU Inputs: 1x RJ-45, StudioHub+ standard.
AES/EBU Outputs: 1x RJ-45, StudioHub+ standard.
GPIO: 4x DB-15
Livewire:Console Frame Connections: 1x, 6-pin “latch and lock” style
4x 100BASE-T with PoE, RJ-45
2x 100BASE-T, RJ-45
2x 1000BASE-T, RJ-45
2x Gigabit, SFP (Small Form Pluggable)
Accessory Connections: 1x, 6-pin “latch and lock” style
Source Impedance: 150 ohms
Input Impedance: 4 k ohms minimum, balanced
Nominal Level Range: Adjustable, -75 dBu to -20 dBu
Input Headroom: >20 dB above nominal input
Output Level: +4 dBu, nominal
Analog Line Inputs
Input Impedance: 20 k Ohms
Nominal Level Range: Selectable, +4 dBu or -10dBv
Input Headroom: 20 dB above nominal input
Analog Line Outputs
Output Source Impedance: <50 ohms balanced
Output Load Impedance: 600 ohms, minimum
Nominal Output Level: +4 dBu
Maximum Output Level: +24 dBu
Digital Audio Inputs And Outputs
Reference Level: +4 dBu (-20 dB FSD)
Impedance: 110 Ohm, balanced (XLR)
Signal Format: AES-3 (AES/EBU)
AES-3 Input Compliance: 24-bit with selectable sample rate conversion, 20 kHz to 216kHz input sample rate capable.
AES-3 Output Compliance: 24-bit
Digital Reference: Internal (network timebase) or external reference 48 kHz, +/- 2 ppm
Mic Pre Input to Analog Line Output: <0.005%, 1 kHz, -38 dBu input, +18 dBu output
Analog Input to Analog Output: <0.008%, 1 kHz, +18 dBu input, +18 dBu output
Digital Input to Digital Output: <0.0003%, 1 kHz, -20 dBFS
Digital Input to Analog Output: <0.005%, 1 kHz, -6 dBFS input, +18 dBu output
Crosstalk Isolation, Stereo Separation And CMRR
Analog Line channel to channel isolation: 90 dB isolation minimum, 20 Hz to 20 kH
Microphone channel to channel isolation: 80 dB isolation minimum, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Analog Line Stereo separation: 85 dB isolation minimum, 20Hz to 20 kHz
Analog Line Input CMRR: >50 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Microphone Input CMRR: >50 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Mic Equalizer (applicable to up to 6 faders)
Frequency Bands: 20Hz to 320Hz, 125Hz to 2KHz, 1.25KHz to 20KHz.
Cut/Boost range on each band: -25dB to +15dB.
Q-factor: Automatic - bandwidth varies based on amount of cut or boost.
Power Supply AC Input, QOR.16 With Radius Console
Auto-sensing supply, 100VAC to 240VAC, 50 Hz to 60 Hz, IEC receptacle, internal fuse
Power consumption: 100 Watts
Maximum CANbus cable length (connecting surface to engine) is 40 feet, under special order.
-10 degrees C to +40 degrees C, <90% humidity, no condensation
North America: FCC and CE tested and compliant, power supply is UL approved.
Europe: Complies with the European Union Directive 2002/95/EC on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS), as amended by Commission Decisions 2005/618/EC, 2005/717/ EC, 2005/747/EC (RoHS Directive), and WEEE.
What is the length of the CANBus cable for iQ and Radius?
The supplied CANBus cable is 20 feet (6.1 meters). This is the maximum recommended length.
If I use an Axia audio node to add more mic inputs than the QOR has, can I EQ those as well?
Yes, up to eight voice audio sources can be EQ'd, whether they're attached to the QOR or another Node.
I understand that the QOR engine has a "gateway" to the rest of the Livewire network. If I connect an iQ6 telephone hybrid to it, do I "consume" two of those inputs and outputs?
Yes. There are two operating modes for the QOR's gateway: 12 inputs / 4 outputs, and 8 inputs / 8 outputs. Connecting an iQ6 to your console will consume two inputs and outputs. (See elsewhere in the FAQ section for more about the QOR's Livewire gateway.)
Can my console apply equalization to voice channels?
Yes, you can EQ up to eight audio sources for mics, codecs, or other "voice-type" inputs.