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AEQ Capitol Digital Broadcast Console

Description

The AEQ CAPITOL ultra-compact mixing console makes digital technology available to stations where converting to digital has not been feasible. Its flexible design allows it to be readily adapted to any ON-AIR application. Boasting essential features such as automatic monitor speaker cut-off, cough muting, fader-start, control signaling, interface signaling for automation of external equipment, external communications management, intercom and more, the CAPITOL system is made up of a control surface and a 2RU mixer engine. It is available in a standard version (CS) ready to be counter-sunk and a tabletop version (TT) with a mounted desktop chassis. This is the tabletop version.

Thanks to its design and reduced footprint, AEQ CAPITOL adapts perfectly to any environment: auto-control, studio control, television production, sound production, mixed configurations, integration in large installations and more.

The CAPITOL's control surface with its 8 faders and complete control sections can be substituted or supplemented with “VIRTUAL CAPITOL”, a Windows-based software application. It reproduces every detail of the control surface and all the operational features of switches, rotary encoders and faders. It also shows all information and internal menus that are visible in every display of the physical control surface. Used as a remote control, the application provides the user with total control of all the features and functions of the mixing console, including the remote representation of the VU meters, making CAPITOL a great choice for an unattended broadcast station.

CAPITOL's configuration allows any signal present within the system to freely be assigned to any control channel and signal distribution and routing configuration is done on the control surface itself. Signals that are not assigned to any specific channel can even so be routed with total flexibility. Input and Output levels can also be easily adjusted.

Highlights

Standard Configuration

  • 4 microphones/line mono inputs
  • 2 USB digital stereo inputs/outputs.
  • 4 AES/EBU digital stereo inputs/outputs that can be configured as SPDIF.
  • 12 analog mono inputs / 8 analog mono outputs (that can be configured as individual stereo pairs)
  • Analog stereo outputs for Control, Studio, CUE and Studio primary Headphone monitoring.
  • Analog stereo amplified output for Control Headphones, jack ¼”.
  • 8 opto-coupled GPI’s, 8 opto-coupled GPO’s and 4 GPO’s with relays.
  • Dual line Digital Telephone Hybrid
  • All system signals configurable for monitoring in Control, Studio, CUE Headphones and VU-meters.
  • 2 direct-routing buttons on each channel.
  • Silent operation by convection cooling. CAPITOL is ideally suited for self-operated applications.
  • Talk-back function can be assigned to any Microphone- 4 PTT buttons for direct intercom.
  • Built-in headphone outputs.
  • 2 precision stereo VU meters.
  • Test tone generator.
  • Clock, timer and stopwatch.
  • Phase meter.
  • Redundant power supply (optional).
  • Phantom power and electronic balancing on microphone inputs.
  • Electronically balanced analog line inputs and outputs.
  • Transformer balanced digital inputs and outputs.
  • Sampling rate converters for the digital inputs.
  • Optional redundant power supply.

Technical Data

General morphology.

  • - Ultra-compact design split in control surface and associated audio core.
  • - Control surface with 8 physical faders (100mm).
  • - Optional remote control software including all the functions in the control surface.
  • - Core: 2U 19” chassis including audio inputs and outputs, processing, power supply and internal equipment control hardware. Optional modules for redundant power supply, double telephone hybrid and multi-channel MADI, all of them easy to install and maintain. 

Functionality

  • - Cough mute,studio and control room ON-AIR signalling,faderstart,remote PFL,talk-back,automatic speaker mute
  • - N-1 output configuration
  • - Control of integrated external equipment (AEQ hybrids and codecs) and internal hybrids via programmable key section
  • - Optional pre-fader / post-fader routing depending on the used buses
  • - Control communication via 10/100 Ethernet connection using TCP/IP protocol
  • - Boot-up using last used settings
  • - System signals can be assigned to ant control channel
  • - System settings are stored in the on-board memory: up to 7 available memory positions. 

General features.

  • -  All system signals configurable for monitoring in Control, Studio, CUE Headphones and VU-meters.
  • - 2 direct routing buttons on each channel.
  • - Silent operation by convection cooling. AEQ CAPITOL is ideally suited for self-operated applications.
  • - Talk-back function assigned to microphone 4, with 4 PTT buttons for direct intercom.
  • - 2 built-in headphone outputs. In addition, a stereo line output can be assigned for secondary headphones.
  • - 2 precision stereo VU meters.
  • - Test tone (1KHz) generator.
  • - Externally synchronized clock, timer and stopwatch.
  • - Electronically balanced microphone inputs with selectable micro or line level and Phantom power.
  • - Electronically balanced analog line inputs and outputs.
  • - Transformer balanced digital inputs and outputs.
  • - Sampling rate converters for the digital inputs.
  • - Redundant power supply (optional).

Standard Inputs and Outputs.

  • - 4 mic/line mono inputs
  • - 2 USB digital stereo inputs/outputs.
  • - 4 AES/EBU digital stereo inputs/outputs that can be configured as SPDIF.
  • - 12 analog mono inputs / 8 analog mono outputs (that can be configured as individual stereo pairs)
  • - Analog stereo outputs for Control, Studio, CUE and Studio primary Headphone monitoring.
  • - Analog stereo amplified output for Control Headphones, jack ¼”.
  • - 8 opto-coupled GPI’s, 8 opto-coupled GPO’s and 4 GPO’s with relays.

 Optional Inputs and Outputs.

  • - Dual line Digital Telephone Hybrid with two RJ-11 Line connectors and two RJ-11 connectors for Telephone SET.
  • - Bi-directional MADI fiber-optic interface handling up to 64 digital inputs and outputs.

System processing capacity.

  • - 48 kHz, 24 bit internal sampling frequency.
  • - ± 12 dB gain control (analog and digital line inputs and outputs signals - including signals not visible on control surface).
  • - Gain control for microphone inputs: from -36 to +19dB.
  • -  Selectable balance/panoramic control on all channels.
  • - Selective phase reverse.
  • -  Audio processing for 16 stereo signals (up to 8 on fader plus 8 signals not visible on control surface).
  • -  Pre-defined audio processing that allows manual adjustment.
  • - Available audio effects: 3 bands equalizer with adjustable Q value, high pass and low pass filters, compressor/limiter and noise gate.

 Dimensions and weight.

  • - AUDIO ENGINE or CORE UNIT: CA 01.
  • - Weight: 5,2 - 6 Kg (11.5 - 13.2 lbs) depending on options.
  • - Width: 482 mm (19“) Height: 2 RU. 89 mm. (3 1/2”). Depth: 330 mm (13”).
  • - CONTROL SURFACE: CA RK.
  • - Weight: 4 Kg (9 lbs).
  • - Front: Width 482 mm (19“) “) Height 8RU. 355 mm. (14”). Depth: 40 mm (1.58“).
  • - Cut-out for counter sinking. Width: 445 mm (17,52“) Height: 335 mm. (13,20”).
  • - CONTROL SURFACE : CA DT.
  • - Weight: 6,3 Kg (14 lbs).
  • - Width: 560 mm (22.04“). Height 455 mm. (17,92”). Depth: 75 mm (2.95“).