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LINE LEVEL SWITCHERS
INFORMATION AND SPECIFICATIONS

 
HANDMADE IN MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

ABS-1 Iso Switcher  Stereo XLR Balanced A/B Switcher


Two DJ's or two mixing consoles, one sound system?
The ABS-1 Iso-Switcher makes it a one switch change over.
Front panel push button switch silently switches between two pairs
of A or B female XLR inputs to a stereo pair of XLR male output connectors.
ARX ‘SoftSwitch’ technology achieves this with no loud  thumps through the
audio system when switching.


The simplest ideas are usually the best! The new ISO Switcher is a stereo Input signal switcher for the extremely popular Audibox range.
A front panel push button switch silently switches between two pairs of A or B female XLR inputs to a stereo pair of XLR male output connectors.
ARX ‘SoftSwitch’ technology achieves this with no loud bangs through the audio system when switching.
Typical applications include switching between Live Band or DJ when both are using the same speaker system.


TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Frequency Response: DC to Daylight ± 0.0dB
Power Requirements: None
Input Connectors: Female XLR, Pin 1 Audio Ground, Pin 2 + Hot, Pin 3 – Cold.
Output Connectors: Male XLR, Pin 1 Audio Ground, Pin 2 + Hot, Pin 3 – Cold.

Construction: All-steel powder coated chassis, fibrerglass PCB


RS-1 Remote Switcher  Stereo XLR Balanced Remote Controlled Switcher


 
The new Remote Switcher silently switches between two pairs of A or B female XLR inputs to a stereo pair of XLR male output connectors.

ARX ‘SoftSwitch’ technology achieves this with no loud bangs through the
audio system when switching.
 
Input Channel control can be selected in 2 ways:
Mode 1 by remote switch / relay closure (using an external power pack / wall wart),
or
Mode 2 by 12 - 24VDC supplied from an EWIS panel or similiar.
Typical applications include switching between Audio Systems, and EWIS emergency announcements. With no DC voltage applied, Input A, the default normal audio
signal is selected.
When +12 – 24VDC is applied to Pins 3 and 4 on the Dinkle type connector, then Input B, carrying Emergency announcements, alarm signal etc is selected.
 
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Frequency Response: DC to Daylight ± 0.0dB
Power Requirements: None
Input Connectors: Female XLR, Pin 1 Audio Ground, Pin 2 + Hot, Pin 3 – Cold.
Output Connectors: Male XLR, Pin 1 Audio Ground, Pin 2 + Hot, Pin 3 – Cold.

Remote Switch and External Input: 4 Pin Dinkle type socket, 5mm pin spacing. Dinkle Connector is supplied with each unit
Pin 1 and 2 Remote Switch – Open Input = Channel A selected,
Closed Input = Channel B selected.
Pin 3 and 4 Remote DC control – Pin 3 +12 - 24VDC (500mA) Pin 4 0VDC / Gnd

Construction: All-steel powder coated chassis, fibrerglass PCB



iSwitch  12 Stereo Pair Line Switcher


The iSwitch is a unique precision piece of test equipment, being able to individually send a choice of two program sources to 12 pairs of powered loudspeakers, making it ideal for batch testing or demonstrating.

Applications
Individually testing or demonstrating multiple powered speakers or similar devices

For example, Channel A could have Pink Noise or a sine wave, and Channel B program material. Select either Input A or B and just toggle between the two. Interlocking switches prevent more than one Input being selected at a time.

Interlocking switches also prevent more than one Output pair being selected at a time, so that each Output pair can be stepped through by pressing the subsequent switch. A status LED shows which output is currently active.



All Inputs and Outputs are electronically balanced on Tip-Ring-Sleeve jack connectors, and Loop outputs allow the Input signals to be looped to additional iSwitch units, for larger testing arrays to be set up.
  
Superb Audio Quality
The iSwitch’s ultra low noise figures come from extensive use of premium components, plus care and attention to board design and layout. The result is superb, transparent audio quality and the headroom to accurately reproduce the most demanding input signal.
A and B Input Gains are adjustable from Off through to +6 dB via level controls on the front panel. LED status indicators show which Input is currently active.
The unique ARX iSwitch provides a truly innovative solution to testing multiple powered speaker systems.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Gain: Off to +6dB
Input A and B Impedance: 40 KOhm
Input Headroom: +21dB
Outputs 1–16 Impedance: 100 Ohm
Output Level (Max): +26dB
Frequency Response: 10Hz – 20KHz ±0.25 dB
Signal to Noise Ratio: –96dB Unweighted, –102dB ‘A’ weighted
Distortion @ Unity Gain: .0025% THD, 0dB @ 1 KHz
Dynamic Range: 122 dB
Input Connectors: Balanced Tip-Ring-Sleeve jack, wired Tip +, Ring –, Sleeve Audio Earth/Ground
Output Connectors: Balanced Tip-Ring-Sleeve jack, wired Tip +, Ring –, Sleeve Audio Earth/Ground
Staus Indicators: Input A or B LEDs, Outputs 1–16 LEDs
Power Requirements: 100-120/220-240 V AC, 50/60 Hz, 8VA (8 watts) on 3 pin IEC connector
Weight: 5 lbs/2.2 Kg
Dimensions: 19"W x 1¾"H x 6"D, 482 x 44 x 155mm


iSwitch Sub  12 Stereo Pair Plus Subs Line Switcher




The new i-Switch SUB is a unique precision piece of test equipment, being able to individually send a choice of two program sources to 12 pairs of powered loudspeakers and a choice of 4 Subs, making it ideal for batch testing or demonstrating.

Applications
Individually demonstrating multiple powered speakers and Subwoofers.

A front panel MUTE ALL switch and associated flashing LED allows you to mute everything when you need to answer questions or discuss comparisons and results without losing your level settings. The time constants for Muting allow the signal to Mute over a 0.5 sec window, and un-Mute over a 1.5 sec period. This helps provide accurate level restoration without sudden ON/OFF level changes or damaging transients.

The Dual program source inputs allow you to put, for example, program material into Channel A, and Pink Noise or a sine wave into Channel B. Select either Input A or B and just toggle between the two. Interlocking switches prevent more than one Input being selected at a time.

Interlocking switches also prevent more than one Output pair being selected at a time, so that each Output pair can be stepped through by pressing the subsequent switch. Status LEDs show which output is currently active. Four different SUBs can also be selected and compared with each powered loudspeaker.

All Inputs and Outputs are electronically balanced on Tip-Ring-Sleeve jack connectors, and Loop outputs allow the Input signals to be looped to additional i-Switch SUB units, for larger testing arrays to be set up.

Superb Audio Quality
The iSwitch’s ultra low noise figures come from extensive use of premium components, plus care and attention to board design and layout. The result is superb, transparent audio quality and the headroom to accurately reproduce the most demanding input signal.

A, B and Sub Input Gains are adjustable from Off through to +6 dB via level controls on the front panel. LED status indicators show which Input is currently active.
The unique ARX i-Switch SUB provides a truly innovative solution to testing multiple powered speaker systems.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Gain: Off to +6dB
Input A and B Impedance: 40 KOhm
Input Headroom: +21dB
Outputs 1–16 & Sub Outputs 1-4 Impedance: 100 Ohm
Output Level (Max): +26dB
Frequency Response: 10Hz – 20KHz ±0.25 dB
Signal to Noise Ratio: –96dB Unweighted, –102dB ‘A’ weighted
Distortion @ Unity Gain: .0025% THD, 0dB @ 1 KHz
Dynamic Range: 122 dB
Input Connectors: Balanced Tip-Ring-Sleeve jack, wired Tip +, Ring –, Sleeve Audio Earth/Ground
Output Connectors: Balanced Tip-Ring-Sleeve jack, wired Tip +, Ring –, Sleeve Audio Earth/Ground

Staus Indicators: Input A or B LEDs, Outputs 1–16 LED's, Sub Output 1-4 LED's, Flashing Mute All LED
Power Requirements: 100-120/220-240 V AC, 50/60 Hz, 8VA (8 watts) on 3 pin IEC connector
Weight: 5 lbs/2.2 Kg
Dimensions: 19"W x 1¾"H x 6"D, 482 x 44 x 155mm




Q Switch  2 into 4 or 4 into 2 Line Switcher




The Qswitch is a Quad Channel Stereo Switcher; a new addition to our popular AudiBox range of precision audio tools.

What does it do?
With this useful device you can:
  • Switch any of FOUR stereo inputs to ONE stereo output, OR
  • Switch ONE stereo input to any of FOUR stereo outputs.
Careful user-friendly annotation makes it easy to understand and to see which input or output is being switched. A bank of four latching interlocked switches mean you can only select one switch at a time. A 'scribble-strip' lets you write above each switch with a Chinagraph® or grease pencil, so you can easily confirm what is being switched.

Its innovative precision design allows the Qswitch to be used in two modes:
  • 1 : 4 for sending any one of 4 sets of Powered Loudspeakers, Sub Woofers etc, or
  • 4 : 1 for selecting any one of 4 signal sources to one output in Broadcast, Installation, Studio applications

The Qswitch has Tip-Ring-Sleeve (TRS) jack sockets which accept balanced or unbalanced signals.

How does it work?
On the Right Hand side of the rear panel (see above), a Left and Right pair of jack sockets are marked IN/OUT.

If these are being used as the Inputs, then the next 4 jack pairs are the Outputs, and pushing the switches on the front panel makes one of the pairs active, depending on the switch you push.

However, If you are using these 4 pairs of jack sockets as Inputs, then whichever switch you press on the front will switch that signal to the Right Hand pair of jack sockets, and they will then be the Outputs.

It really is as simple as that. No mode switches to set, no learning curve, no software to set up, just Plug and Play in the truest sense of the word!

Depending on which mode you use, you can cross out the IN or OUT notations with your Chinagraph® or grease pencil. If you change you mind and change the application, just wipe it off and cross ou the other.

The heavy duty all-steel chassis is finished in attractive matt textured powdercoat, with hardwearing epoxy screen printing and slip resistant rubber pads. The Qswitch is a totally passive device with no power requirements, making it a truly universal problem solver.

Security features include Kensington®-type computer lock slot and optional bracket kit for under-table mounting.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Frequency Response: DC to Daylight (± 0.5dB)
THD at Max Output: 0
Insertion Loss: 0
Input and Output Connectors: Five pairs of Insulated TRS (TipRingSleeve) Balanced jack, wired Sleeve - Ground, Tip + Hot, Ring – Cold
Switches: Mega switch array - Single bank of four latching and interlocked switches
Construction: All-steel powder coated chassis, fibreglass PCB