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The D&R AIRMATE 8 USB is designed to fulfil the requirements for a high grade radio production mixer. This console is the reliable workhorse for the self-op production D.J. that needs an internal two Telephone Hybrid and USB connection to the PC (e.q. for streaming to the web). 


A heavy duty 19" rack mounted RF shielded chassis houses 8 vertical triple input modules giving flexibility rarely found in a mixer of this type. Six input channels with high quality balanced microphone inputs on XLR and two stereo line level inputs on Cinch (RCA) connectors. Every Mic input has an insert for signal processors. 


The Airmate-8 model has 6 balanced mic inputs with +48 phantom with insert, 12 stereo line inputs, 2 USB and 2 Telephone Hybrids.  Channel 5 and 6 have Mic/Line and USB interface to transfer audio from and to your PC.  Channel 7 and 8 have, apart from the stereo line input, also RJ-11 connectors to interface with a old fashioned POT and a Telephone appliance to dial the number

you want to reach.

High quality built in Hybrids and direct Connection and Talkback buttons in the Hybrid channels makes a conversation with listeners very easy.  With the Telco Send (level to the caller) and Telco Gain (level coming from the caller) all levels can be easy adjusted.  Fader start can be from the ON switch or FADER. Fader start also switches on ON-AIR lights.


On the back panel you can find two USB connectors to control your USB channels by your computer.Your comouter will see a new USB device when connecting the Airmate-8 when you connect the unit to your computer.


It's also possible to include VoIP channel(s) inside the Airmate-8 in stead of the standard POTS channels. In that case you will get an USB connector on the place of the RJ11, so you can connect your VoIP channel by your computer with any VoIP software.


​There is a 3 band Equalizer on channel 1-6. The stereo Aux send can be set pre or post fader.

All mic inputs have low cut jumpers. A clean feed send is available for external analog and

digital Hybrids.


The Airmate-8 has the usual stereo faders, stereo Aux send and return, monitor master with "follow phones" and a phones output with a split control function.

There is a balance control to continuously adjust the volume between main output and stereo Cue signal.


In addition, there is a special Radio On-air/production section featuring; Self­op switching to automatically cut control room level when the D.J. mic is active; a Clean feed output to also drive

an external Telephone Hybrid for talk shows and interviews, if you need more Hybrid channels than the 2 built in ones; a special announcer output that normally follows main output but can be

switched so that the main output, or any cue signal that is selected, can be heard when in the "follow phones" mode.


A large Talkback switch activates the built-in electret talkback microphone for easy communication with the Clean-feed output, Aux output and/or Announcer output.


AES-EBU option

We can offer an optional AES/EBU digital output on XLR's. The left XLR output carries the stereo AES digital output signal and the right XLR is a stereo digital input. The analog audio signal is always available on the 2 jacks above the left digital XLR output.



VoIP option

We now have dedicated VoIP channels available for the AIRMATE-8, or a combination of one TELCO module and one VoIP module.

If you still want to use a classic analogue or digital Hybrid we have designed a cleanfeed output on pin 1-4 of the RJ11 connector. You can return the Hybrid signal on the line input of the VoIP module.




  • Airmate-8 (2 x TELCO)

    Airmate-USB 8 ch. triple input radio On-Air / Production console with 2x USB and 2x TELCO

    Airmate-8 (2 x VoIP)

    Airmate-USB 8 ch. triple input radio On-Air / Production console with 2x USB and 2x VoIP

    Airmate-8 (1xTelco, 1x VoIP)

    Airmate-USB 8 ch. triple input radio On-Air / Production console with 2x USB and 1xTelco, 1x VoIP

    Airmate-USB AES/EBU Digital output

    Optional Output


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