27 September, 2011, Cleveland Ohio, USA
Cumulus Media has chosen Axia consoles and routing systems to update its five-signal Modesto, California radio cluster. KAT Country 103 FM, The Hawk 103.9 FM, KWIN 98.3 FM, KHOP 95.1 FM and ESPN Radio 970 AM will be the recipients of all-new studios; the group are part of the stations acquired through Cumulus’ recent purchase of Citadel Broadcasting.
The sale, made by Broadcasters General Store of Ocala, Florida, includes 12 Element 2.0 mixing consoles with PowerStation integrated console engines, along with assorted Axia audio nodes and routing equipment.
Element 2.0 is the best-selling IP console in the world, with over 2,000 in daily service. Element can be ordered in sizes from 4 to 40 faders, in single or split-frame configurations, and features 4 Program buses, automatic mix-minus, comprehensive talkback, built-in source EQ, voice dynamics by Omnia, a number of Aux Sends and Returns for production use, and can mix in stereo or 5.1 surround.
PowerStation integrated console engines help clients shave time and effort from studio installations by combining the console power supply, analog, AES and mic-level audio I/O, GPIO logic, mixing engine and Gigabit Ethernet switch into a single fan-free rack unit. PowerStation Aux expansion units double the audio I/O and add fully-redundant backup power as well.
Axia allows broadcasters to quickly and easily build audio networks using switched Ethernet to connect a few rooms, or an entire facility. Axia networks have a total system capacity of more than 10,000 audio streams, and can carry hundreds of digital stereo channels (plus machine logic and PAD) over a single CAT-6 cable, eliminating much of the cost normally associated with wiring labor and infrastructure.
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Axia, a Telos company, builds Ethernet-based professional IP-Audio products for broadcast, sound-reinforcement and commercial audio applications. Along with the popular Element 2.0, iQ and Radius consoles for on-air, commercial production, audio workstations and personal studios, Axia products include the PowerStation integrated console engine, intercom systems, digital audio routers, DSP mixers and processors, and software for configuring, managing and interfacing networked audio systems.