The Axia® iQ radio console system can be used to build custom consoles of sizes from 8 to 24 faders. A basic system consists of one iQ 8-Fader Main Frame and one QOR.32 integrated console engine, a DSP- based mixing engine which also incorporates analog and digital audio I/O, GPIO and a custom, zero- configuration Ethernet switch.
Faders and control capabilities can be expanded by adding one or more iQ Expansion Frames (up to a maximum of 3 frames per console installation). iQ console frames may be placed on top of desk surface, or mounted drop-in style. Multiple frames may be physically joined if desired.
Control at the Click of a Mouse. Easy Installation. Fast Configuration. Intuitive Operation.
For today’s broadcast engineer, there aren’t enough hours in the day. You’re looking for a console that makes the most of your resources. One that installs quickly, with a minimum of fuss. One that works smart, with features that help talent to do smoother, more error-free shows. One that’s perfectly happy in a standalone studio — but that also connects quickly and easily to a larger studio network.
iQ is the console you’re looking for. More than just a pretty face, iQ is a broadcast console with mixing engine, analog and AES audio I/O, Livewire audio connections, machine-control logic and a zero-configuration built-for-broadcast Ethernet switch, all rolled into one easy-to-deploy package. Connect the iQ control surface to the QOR.32 integrated console engine with just one cable. Then add audio inputs using CAT-5, perform some fast Web-based configuration and, presto! your new iQ console is ready to broadcast. Optional Axia Console Backup Power Supply adds redundant power to your iQ system for complete peace of mind.
Thanks to all those built-in goodies, iQ is the perfect self-contained, standalone console for an individual studio. But should you wish to expand and network with other studios, iQ can grow with you. Simple Networking lets you daisy-chain up to four QOR.32 engines without the need for an external Ethernet switch. You can add iQ expansion frames to create consoles as large as 24 faders. Other optional frames add control for Telos telephone systems and GPIO routing functions to the console.
More smart stuff: iQ remembers. Four Show Profile memory positions let you set, save and recall snapshots of console settings for later use. High-resolution Organic LED meters (bright, high-resolution displays that are bright and legible, even under direct lighting) offer switchable VU or PPM metering styles, and the ability to meter two, three, or all four buses at once.
There are also OLED displays on every fader that provide source assignments, pan & balance settings, fader options and more — which means no additional computer monitors or mice to clutter up your studio. The display can also work with the Soft Keys just below to trigger GPIO events, step automation events, and adjust source input options.
iQ saves your studio furniture, too. Its desktop design lets you place it atop any solid surface — no templates to decipher or countertops to cut (unless you really want to). Since iQ only requires a single cable to connect control surface to mixing engine, even cable access holes can be small and unobtrusive. And iQ lets you choose between freestanding or contiguous console designs: you can easily join iQ expansion frames into one unit, or leave them separate to deploy a split-console design.
Like all Axia consoles, iQ is over-engineered for long life. It’s built with sturdy, premium materials, to withstand even the beatings a weekend overnight jock can give. It’s got sturdy, machined aluminum frame construction, LED button lighting, long-life conductive-plastic faders, and anodized – not painted! – surfaces with laser-etched markings that can’t ever rub off. But the most clever thing about iQ might just be its price. A 16-fader iQ costs about half what you’d expect to pay for a console with all these features. Now that’s pretty smart, don’t you think?
8-Fader Expansion Frame
The iQ 8-Fader frame doubles the size of your iQ instantly. It’s simple to expand the capacity of iQ consoles, even after they’ve been in service, so you can easily grow your iQ system; expansion frames plug right into the QOR.32 integrated console engine. Like all iQ frames, the 8-Fader expansion comes equipped with Axia’s rugged, anodized machined-aluminum surface, conductive-plastic faders, aircraft- quality switches and LED button lighting. Can be physically joined to Main Frame or left separate.
Analog Line Inputs
Analog Line Outputs
Digital Audio Inputs And Outputs
Equivalent Input Noise
Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise
Crosstalk Isolation, Stereo Separation And CMRR
Power Supply AC Input, QOR.32 with iQ Console