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Wheatstone Console Audio Blade-3s

Console Audio BLADE-3s provide audio I/O and DSP mix engine functions for WheatNet-IP radio control surfaces through the network switch.

Unique to Wheatstone’s console engine approach is its true IP connectivity. The control surface connects directly into the network switch itself, giving it access to mix engine functions as well as direct access to automation systems, network applications and other control surfaces that make true system interoperability possible.

The IP88CB Console Audio BLADE-3 comes standard with L-8, L-12, E-1, IP-12 and IP-16 control surfaces. A single Console Audio BLADE-3 is all that is needed for some studio operations, but busy studios often require an additional I/O BLADE-3 or Wheatstone’s CB32 model which doubles the amount of I/O in 2RU.

All Console Audio BLADEs are AES67 compatible to bring audio from other AES67-compatible devices and signals into and out of the WheatNet-IP Intelligent Network.

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There are four types of IP88 Console Audio BLADE-3s, which come in standard I/O or double I/O (CB32 version):

CB: Standard with Audioarts IP-12 and IP-16 consoles

CBL: Standard with the Wheatstone L-8 and L-12 consoles

CBE: Standard with the E-1 console; includes DSP processing

CB32: Optional for use with the IP-12, IP-16, L-8, and L-12 consoles

Console Audio BLADE-3 Features:

True IP connectivity

24-bit A/D and D/A convertors

12 Universal Logic ports (GPIO) on 2 RJ-45 connectors

Integrated I/O Mix Engine BLADE

AES67 Compatibility

Cue and headphone outputs on RJ45 and 1/4” jack*

Control room and studio monitor outputs on XLRs*

OLED front panel displays with graphical menu

Gigabit Ethernet port

Standard 1RU Enclosure:

2 Mic Preamps with phantom power and gain trim w/ XLR inputs

4 Stereo (8 Mono) Analogue Line inputs on RJ-45

4 AES inputs on RJ45

4 Stereo (8 Mono) Analogue Line Outs on RJ45

4 AES Outputs on RJ45

CB32 2RU Enclosure:

4 Mic preamps with phantom power and gain trim w/ XLR inputs

8 Stereo (16 Mono) analogue line inputs on RJ-45

8 AES inputs on RJ45

8 Stereo (16 Mono) analogue line outs on RJ45

8 AES outputs on RJ45

* NOTE: Control Room, Studio, Cue and Headphone outputs are part of the total of AES and stereo analogue outputs. These may be reassigned for use as other outputs as desired.