The PR&E® NetWave® networkable digital audio system is a valuable member of the PR&E VistaMax™ console family and features the signature PR&E “look and feel.”
Extensive features, operational flexibility and robust construction make the NetWave console appropriate for standalone operation in both on-air and production studios, while the slim, desktop styling makes it perfect for news booths, voice tracking and portable applications.
While the NetWave console is equally suited for on-air, voice tracking and production capabilities in any facility, the full potential of NetWave is met when it is used as part of a VistaMax audio network — as demonstrated by its popularity in countless multi-station facilities worldwide. Not only is it a control surface, but it’s also a fully functional console in which both the four program buses and single offline bus have digital and analog outputs.
If desired, the NetWave system’s analog inputs can be increased with a 4X-A2D A to D converter. It can also be networked using any VistaMax audio management frame to other PR&E audio consoles and I/O Edge devices (VMQ+VMXP), adjusting up or down according to facility needs.
Comprehensive logic facilities, “heads-up” metering, and full compatibility with VistaMax audio management devices and software are among the many reasons why the NetWave console continues to be a popular choice among engineers, programmers, and on-air talent.
Check out our full line of studio systems accessories to complement your NetWave installation.
Flexible, Reliable and Affordable
As a valuable member of the VistaMax console family, NetWave is specifically designed for smaller-market radio stations. This versatile digital audio console delivers the power and connectivity of Harris PR&E on-air consoles at an attractive price point. The NetWave console is also right at home in large multi-station facilities because its look and feel emulates the legendary PR&E BMXdigital and RMXdigital® console systems. Each NetWave system features high reliability, excellent performance, operational flexibility, ease of use and robust construction. NetWave is designed from the ground up as a networked console; however, it is also an excellent choice for standalone console applications. The system’s expandable architecture allows users to take advantage of networked power, and expand as requirements grow. NetWave reaps the benefits of VistaMax audio networking capability, which enables the sharing of audio resources across an entire facility, without the need for time-consuming and costly wiring.
Harris PR&E Accessories
Expand capabilities and fine-tune the NetWave console system with any of the following available external accessories:
Harris understands that getting studios installed quickly is of paramount importance. With the NetWave digital console system, all audio input, output, and logic connections are terminated in standard AMP MOD-IV connectors with only one source per connector. The user wires only the connections needed. Simply plug in, and the system is ready to go.
Additionally, changes are a snap, because the pinouts match other PR&E consoles. The computer is a powerful tool, but not always the best one for the job. That is why the NetWave system offers straightforward setup switches and displays on the console’s input area. Operators can make last-minute changes with the press of a button in less time than it takes to set up a laptop in the studio.
With integrated amplifier; designed to power even low-impedance headphones.
Ample studio monitoring built in; provides support for host, guest and monitor feed, including talkback, dimming and muting; monitor selection can be from any console bus or from two external inputs.
Control room monitor
Full control room monitoring selection; supports host, guest and monitor feed and auto-cue for the operator’s headphones; mode function switches provide simple phase monitoring.
Provides monitoring via an integrated amplifier and speaker located inside the top cover; also features switched metering.
Clock and timer
Clock operates as either an accurate standalone clock or syncs to house master clock; integrated timer with comprehensive controls allows event tracking.
Features optically isolated remote machine control for interface to equipment and microphone panels; with optional VistaMax system, on/off control can be connected to remote sources via the network.
Phone and codec system
Up to six simultaneous mix-minus feeds (two standard) support most typical formats; automatic selection of mix-minus feeds for live on-air talk segments or “offline” contests.
Dedicated program meter and an auxiliary meter to view additional outputs via an integrated meter selector.
Networking option allows upgraded channels to display current/pending input selections; integrated selector provides access to any remote VistaMax-based source for simple dial-and-take actions.
Specifications and designs are subject to change without notice.
Listed for the basic signal paths, per channel, with 100k ohms load connected to the analog program outputs in a full NetWave-24 frame. 0 dBu = 0.775 volts RMS, regardless of circuit impedance (equal to 0 dBm into 600 ohms). Noise measurements done using a 20 kHz bandwidth (add 1.7 dB for a 30 kHz bandwidth). Total harmonic distortion (THD+N) is measured using a +18 dBu output with a swept signal and a 20 kHz low pass filter. FSD (full scale digital) = +24 dBu.
|Analog Line Inputs|
|Input Impedance||>60 k ohms, balanced|
|Nominal Input Level||+4 dBu (each input can be independently trimmed by +/-15dB)|
|Input Headroom||20 dB above nominal input|
|Output Source Impedance||<3 ohms, active balanced|
|Output Load Impedance||1 k ohms, minimum|
|Nominal Output Level||+4 dBu|
|Maximum Output Level||+24 dBu|
|Digital Inputs and Outputs|
|Reference Level||20 dB below FSD|
|Input Level||Each input can be independently trimmed by +/-15dB|
|Signal Format||AES-3, S/PDIF (input only)|
|AES-3 Input and Output|
|Compliance||24-bit sample rate conversion|
|Digital Reference||Crystal (internal) or VistaMax slave (external) at 48 kHz ±100 ppm|
|Internal Sample||Rate 48 kHz|
|Output Sample Rate||48 kHz nominal (each can be set for 44.1 kHz)|
|Processing Resolution||24-bit fixed with extended precision accumulators|
|Conversions||A/D:24-bit, Delta-Sigma, 128x oversampling on all digital inputs;
D/A: 24-bit; Delta-Sigma, 128x oversampling
|Latency||<600 μs; any input to monitor output|
|Output Source Impedance||<3 ohms, active balanced|
|Output Load Impedance||1k ohms minimum|
|Output Level||+4 dBu nominal; +24 dBu maximum|
|Input to Program Output||+0.3 dB/-0.1 dB; from 20 Hz to 20 kHz|
|Analog Input to Analog Output||106 dB referenced to FSD; 108 dB “A” weighted to FSD|
|Analog Input to Digital Output||108 dB referenced to FSD; 110 dB “A” weighted to FSD|
|Digital Input to Analog Output||108 dB referenced to FSD; 111 dB “A” weighted to FSD|
|Digital Input to Digital Output||115 dB|
|Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise|
|Analog Input to Analog Output||<0.003%; 20 Hz to 20 kHz (<0.002% typical at 1kHz); +18 dBu input, +18 dBu output|
|Analog Input to Digital Output||<0.0009%; 20 Hz to 20 kHz; +18 dBu input; -6 dB FSD output|
|Digital Input to Analog Output||<0.003%; 20 Hz to 20 kHz (<0.002% typical at 1kHz); -6 dB FSD input; +18 dBu output|
|Digital Input to Digital Output||<0.0005%; 20 Hz to 20 kHz; -6 dB FSD input; -6dB FSD output|
|Program-to-Program||-85 dB; 20 Hz to 20 kHz|
|Analog Program Outputs||>90 dB; 20 Hz to 20 kHz|
|Console Power Requirements|
|Measured at 120 V AC/60 Hz|
|Dimensions (H X W X D)|
|All NetWave consoles||3 in. (76 mm) maximum height above countertop, except for console reflector, 6 in. (152 mm)|
|Front-to-back depth||21 in. (533 mm)|
|NetWave-8||20 in. (508 mm) wide|
|NetWave-16||32.4 in. (823 mm) wide|
|NetWave-24||45.2 in. (1148 mm) wide|
|99-1206 (in-line supply for NetWave 8 and 16)||2 x 3.8 x 9.5 in (51 x 97 x 241 mm)|
|99-1205 (rack mount supply
for NetWave 24)
|2 RU: 3.5 x 19 x 10 in. (89 x 483 x 254 mm)|