- Mainframes can be loaded with 12 or 16 inputs and always include two phone channels for trouble-free remotes and call-ins
- Two USB inputs/outputs
- Bluetooth connectivity
- AES input for connecting a digital source to any fader
- Three VU meter pairs—PGM 1 and 2 plus SWITCHED
- Four stereo program busses with balanced outputs (switchable stereo or mono mode)
- Four high performance mic preamps with +48V phantom power and variable gain trims to precisely match your microphones (with the option to add additional four-preamp modules)
- Electronic switching
- LED illumination
- Compact tabletop-mount frame
- Built-in cue speaker can automatically interrupt your main stereo monitors
- Split cue
- Headphone jack with built-in amplifier
- Built-in A/D conversion for digital or analog program out
- Two external inputs feed the monitor section (for live or pre-delay air monitoring)
- RJ-45 connectors for low-cost wiring
- Balanced or unbalanced inputs/outputs for consumer or professional grade equipment
SOURCE SELECT: Selects between two analog stereo sources: A and B
PROGRAM ASSIGN: Assign the selected source signal to any combination of the console’s four stereo Program outputs
CUE: Button Places the channel’s signal on the console’s cue bus.
FADER: Sets the channel’s level.
ON/OFF: Buttons Turns the channel on and off by means of electronic switching and can simultaneously start external source machines.
Caller Input section
TB Buttons: When the TB switch is pressed (it is momentary action), Mic 1 will interrupt the regular caller signal, allowing the DJ to talk to the caller prior to airing.
PROGRAM ASSIGN: Output switches assign the caller to any combination of the console’s four PROGRAM outputs and permit live talk-ins.
CUE Buttons: Allow interviewing the callers prior to airing by including the caller’s voice on the console’s cue bus, where it may be heard by the operator.
FADER: Sets the caller’s signal level.
ON/OFF Buttons: Determines if the phone channel is ON or OFF.
Control Room Section
SOURCE PGM 1/PGM 2/PGM 3/PGM 4: Pressing one of the four program switches sends the selected output bus to the console’s control room and headphone outputs.
SOURCE EXT Switches: Pressing the EXT switches allows the operator to monitor external inputs (useful for items like recorder playbacks or air returns).
CONTROL ROOM Level Control: Determines the overall loudness of the signal being monitored on the Control Room speakers.
SPLIT/CUE Switch: Sends the cue signal to the left headphone channel, while the right continues to monitor the selected control room source.
BLUETOOTH Switch Turns Bluetooth on or off.
HEADPHONE Level Control: Determines the overall loudness of the headphone output signal.
SOURCE PGM 1/PGM 2/PGM 3/PGM 4: Sends the selected output bus signal to the Studio Monitor speakers.
SOURCE EXT Switches: Send the selected external signal to the Studio Monitor speakers.
CUE Level Control: Determines the overall loudness of the cue signal being sent to the console cue speaker.
TB TO STUDIO Button: Lets the operator’s microphone signal interrupt the normal feed to the studio speakers, allowing the operator to talk to the performers in the Studio.
STUDIO Level Control: Determines the overall loudness of the signal being sent to the STUDIO Monitor speakers.
METER Buttons: Select the source for the switched meter pair.
TIMER AUTO/START: Automatically starts the timer when a programmed channel ON switch is pressed.
TIMER RESET: Resets timer.
TIMER HOLD: Pauses timer.
TIMER Start/Stop: Manually starts or stops timer.
Opening the console’s hinged meterbridge reveals panel trimpots and programming dipswitches, plus connector maps calling out rear chassis input/output RJ-45s.
Clean and proper power is key to the great performance you’ve come to expect from Audioarts. It would be easy to just purchase over-the-counter power supplies for our Lightning console. But we don’t. In order to maintain our high level of quality we’ve designed and built a dedicated separate rackmount supply - our SPS-202.