One of the PR&E® VistaMax™ network-enabled, high-performance radio broadcast consoles, the PR&E RMXdigital® system features a new, cost-effective, compact design that offers high reliability, excellent performance, operational flexibility, easy-to-use controls, and robust construction. In addition to rotary source selectors and take buttons, all input modules are equipped with 10-character alphanumeric displays and status LEDs to show the active or next input.
Being the first choice of major-market stations and programmers, the RMXdigital console includes a number of industry firsts, including universal modules for unprecedented broadcast versatility, switchable analog or digital inputs, four program buses, six mix-minuses and frame sizes with up to 28-input module capacity.
The RMXdigital console includes onboard setup/storage for snapshot sessions, with automated recall and extensive logic functionality. Hot-swappable panel modules and instant access to all connections via the tilt-up rear panel contribute to quick and simple installation and maintenance. Radio stations with sophisticated programming requirements can step into the future without turning their backs on the full-featured operation they’ve come to expect from past analog designs.
While the RMXdigital system is an excellent choice for standalone console applications, the PR&E VistaMax audio/logic networking system allows advantageous use of networked power on any time frame. The VistaMax network shares audio resources across a facility, without the need for time consuming and costly wiring. This creates a flexible operation, while at the same time enabling a quick, simple, and cost-effective installation.
The RMXdigital console can be networked with the VistaMax Envoy™ network audio management systems, as well as with PR&E NetWave® consoles, throughout the facility. And the RMXdigital system’s analog inputs can be increased with a 4X-A2D A to D converter.
You’re invited to take a closer look at the RMXdigital— a console with features and functionality that will exceed your expectations. See also the full line of Harris studio systems accessories to complement your PR&E RMXdigital installation.
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Bright LED-illuminated buttons angle toward the operator and feature permanent laser-marked legends. Off, Talkback and Meter/Monitor selector switches have standard accessory clear lens caps to allow customer installation of source labels.
Fully isolated logic connections allow for complete control of sources located in the studio, remotely and via the VistaMax system. The RMXdigital console also provides TCP/IP connectivity for control of and interaction with automation systems. The powerful array of logic control options ensures operators have the flexibility they need and the simplicity they demand.
Like all PR&E consoles, the RMXdigital system features separate connectors for each audio and logic function, eliminating the need for costly wiring fan-outs. Wiring changes can be made by simply plugging in additional connections.
The RMXdigital console’s top rear panel allows instant tilt-up access to all console connections for quick and simple installation.
Critical console modules and sub-assemblies are easily disconnected and reconnected for easy maintenance. Hot-pluggable, front-panel modules and an I/O card allow for quick swap-out for repair.
Digital Time Display
The digital timer displays in tenths of seconds in the Hold and Stop modes and also appears blank when time is running to minimize board operator distractions.
Documentation and Tools
Every PR&E console comes with a detailed manual, connector kit and special tools.
Embedded VistaMax Network Connectivity
The RMXdigital console features built-in support for VistaMax networking to share 128 channels, and simultaneous, bi-directional sources with embedded logic via simple CAT-5E cables or fiber connections. Ethernet connectivity is included for connection to the VistaMax supervisory network and the outside world.
Power Supply Redundancy
The RMXdigital console includes a built-in power supply coupler to support dual power supplies simply by adding an optional 99-1205 power supply.
Input Modules — Easy to Learn, Easy to Use
In addition to router control rotary source selectors and take buttons, all input modules are equipped with 10-character alphanumeric displays and status LEDs showing both the active and alternate/standby inputs. Any module can also be used for Telco/Codec inputs with direct talkback to the source via the foldback (IFB).
Setup Simplicity, On-the-Fly Module Exchange
Exchanging a module is as simple as plugging it in.
• Hot-swappable panel modules
• Console session setup, with onboard storage for snapshot sessions and automated preset recall
Headphone jack with an integrated amplifier designed to power even low-impedance headphones.
2. Studio Monitoring
Extensive studio monitoring built in, providing support for host, guest and monitor feed, including talkback, dimming, and muting. Monitor selection can be from pre-assigned sources or any routed source using the integrated VistaMax selector.
3. Control Room Monitoring
Control room monitoring with auto-switching to support “true on-air” and “simulated on-air” with live mics. Extensive monitoring selection includes integrated VistaMax selector and auto-cue for operator headphones. Mode function switches provide simple phase monitoring.
4. Cue System
Provides monitoring via an integrated amp and speaker located in the top cover.
5. Time of Day Clock
Operates as either an accurate standalone clock, or syncs to your house master clock.
6. Event Timer
Integrated timer with comprehensive controls allows you to keep track of events with accuracy.
7. Open Accessory Panel Space
Provides for maximum flexibility for special customer control requirements, VistaMax intercom and control panels or future system feature enhancements.
8. Channel ON/OFF
Features optically isolated remote machine control for interface to all popular studio equipment and remote microphone panels. Additionally, with the optional VistaMax system, ON/OFF control can be connected to remote sources via the VistaMax network.
9. Flexible Phone and Codec System
Provides six simultaneous mix-minus feeds to support even the most demanding formats. System allows for automatic selection of mix-minus feeds, whether live, on-air talk segments or “offline” contests. Integrated talkback allows for communications with callers, or talent at a remote site. From complex talk show requirements to music formats with hot phones, RMXdigital handles both with ease.
10. Input Mode Selection
Provides for selection of stereo, left, right or mono mode of the incoming source.
Features a dedicated program meter and an auxiliary meter to view additional outputs via an integrated meter selector.
12. Pan and Balance
Allows for image control of sources; includes ON/OFF switch.
13. Bus Assign Switches
Allows for inputs to be routed to any combination of the outputs. The switches are sealed with integrated LEDs for long, reliable service under extensive use.
14. Function Key
Provides access to extended features and optional functionality.
15. 10-Character Display and Input Select
Displays current and pending input selections. Integrated selector provides access to any RMXdigital console-based or remote VistaMax-based source in a simple dial-and-take action.
16. Console Session Control
Instantly save or recall console setups, including remote VistaMax commands.
Specifications and designs are subject to change without notice.
|Analog Line Inputs|
|Input Impedance||>60 K ohms, balanced|
|Input Level Range||Selectable, -10 dBv, +4, +6, +8 dBu|
|Input Headroom||20 dB above nominal Input|
|Analog Main Outputs|
|Output Source Impedance||<3 ohms, balanced|
|Output Load Impedance||600 ohms minimum|
|Nominal Output Levels||Program, Send: +4 dBu|
|Maximum Output Levels||Program, Send: +24 dBu|
|Digital Inputs and Outputs|
|Reference Level||+4 dBu (-20 dB FSD)|
|Digital I/O||Through digital input and digital Program, Send, Telco/ Codec
|Signal Format||AES-3, S/PDIF (input only)|
|AES-3 Input Compliance||24-bit sample rate conversion|
|AES-3 Output Compliance||24-bit|
|Digital Reference||Crystal (internal) or AES-3 (external) at 48 kHz ±100 ppm|
|Internal Sample Rate||48 kHz|
|Output Sample Rates||48 kHz or 44.1 KHz available on selected outputs|
|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||<1.6 ms, line in to monitor out|
|Output Source Impedance||<3 ohms, balanced|
|Output Load Impedance||600 ohms minimum|
|Output Level||+4 dBu nominal, +24 dBu maximum|
|Line Input to Program Output||+0 dB/-0.5 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz|
|Analog Input to Analog Output||104 dB referenced to FSD, 107 dB “A” weighted to FSD|
|Analog Input to Digital Output||105 dB referenced to FSD|
|Digital Input to Analog Output||110 dB referenced to FSD, 113 dB “A” weighted to FSD|
|Digital Input to Digital Output||125 dB|
|Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise|
|Analog Input to Analog Output||<0.003%, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +18 dBu input, +18 dBu output, 22 kHz filter bandwidth|
|Digital Input to Digital Output||<0.0005%, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, -6 dB FSD input, -6 dB FSD output, FS/2 filter bandwidth|
|Digital Input to Analog Output||<0.003%, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, 0.001% Typical @ 1kHz, -6 dB FSD Input, +18 dBu output, FS/2 filter bandwidth|
|Adjacent Analog Inputs and Outputs||>95 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz|
|Analog Program Outputs||>86 dB, 20Hz to 20 kHz|
|Output to Console||+48 VDC at 6.25 amp, redundant operation optional AC Input IEC power cord, one per plug-in power supply|
|DC Output||Keyed multi-pin connectors|
|Console Power Requirements|
|Fully Configured RMXdigital 12||99 W at 115/230 VAC, ±12%, 50/60 Hz|
|Fully Configured RMXdigital 20||141 W at 115/230 VAC, ±12%, 50/60 Hz|
|Fully Configured RMXdigital 28||186 W at 115/230 VAC, ±12%, 50/60 Hz|
|RMXdigital 12 (H x Wx D)||2.25* x 27.4 x 22.0 in.|
|RMXdigital 20 (H x W x D)||2.25* x 40.2 x 22.0 in.|
|RMXdigital 28 (H x W x D)||2.25* x 53.0 x 22.0 in.|
|RMXdigital Meter Housing (H x W x D)||11.13 x 14.25 x 5.10 in
* - below table top 9.85 in. Height