Arrakis MARC-15 Series Professional Radio Console



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MARC-15 Series Consoles from Arrakis Systems

The MARC-15 is a feature laden, professional analog console that is perfect for On Air radio, Production, and News applications. The modular design allows the console to be configured exactly to the studio's needs and to be easily serviced. The 15 channels with up to 30 source inputs meets even the largest studio's needs.

The MARC-15 console is the flagship of the Arrakis Systems broadcast radio consoles. It is designed to meet the needs of any demanding radio station or group. It has the perfect balance of power & flexibility. If you demand performance that is both high tech and practical, then the MARC console is for you.

The MARC Series is available in three configurations
  • MARC-15-8, 15 channel mainframe - 8 input modules w/ 7 blank modules
  • MARC-15-12, 15 channel mainframe - 12 input modules w/ 3 blank modules
  • MARC-15-15, 15 channel mainframe - 15 input modules

15 Channels. Modular mainframe.
- Mainframe - the MARC comes as a single 15 channel mainframe.
- Flexible - modular allows the console to be configured for the exact amount of mics & stereo sources for your station.
- Built Tough - the mainframe is a fully enclosed steel cabinet with a rear hinging meter panel.

3 Stereo output buses.
Program, Audition & Auxiliary with mono mixdowns.
- Active balanced - All outputs & inputs are active balanced.
- Stereo or Mono - Both stereo & mono outputs for 3 output buses.
- Eliminate Ground loops - Relay isolated muting logic to eliminate ground loops.
- LED illuminated switches - 5 million operation for all front panel switches.

5 types of Input Modules.
/Choose your configuration among 4 different types of modules.
- Mic Module - A/B inputs (2 inputs per module), Front panel trimpot adjustable, High performance mic preamps, 48 VDC phantom power (internally selectable), 'A' input remote channel Turret control (on/off/cough/tally) & LED illuminated switches.
- Stereo Line level module - A/B inputs (2 inputs per module), Front panel trimpot adjustment, Active balanced input amplifiers, 'A' input machine source start and stop logic is relay isolated & LED illuminated switches.
- PC-USB input module - Play & Record in digital with a Windows PC or MAC, USB sound card functionality built directly into the module, record audio onto a PC or playback audio from the PC over the air, & LED illuminated swtiches.
-Telephone module - The mainframe supports two phone modules with cross talk, each module controls a single external phone hybrid, relay isolated logic for control of an external phone hybrid, Off-line button for call & console operator only, mix minus feed to the caller is a mix of Pgm-Aud-Utl, Cue button for listening to the caller only, & LED illuminated switches.
- Studio Monitor module - provides monitor & talkback functions between the control room and a separate studio, send the control room mic to the muted monitor and unmuted headphone feeds that are fed to the studio, & LED illuminated switches.

15 Channel / 30 inputs.
2 inputs per channel (A/B) for a maximum of 30 inputs per mainframe
-Mic & Line modules - both the mic & line modules have A/B inputs, so you may connect up to 30 inputs.
- 5 Channels - Mix & match any of the 5 modules for a true custom console designed for your studio.

2 Phone line system.
Connect 2 phone hybrids with conference call ability.
- 2 Modules - connect up to 2 phone modules and control two separate phone hybrids with the ability for conference calls.
- Relay isolated logic - control an external phone hybrid.
- Mix Minus - each phone module has a mix minus bus that includes the other phone module (other caller).
- Off-Line button - the convenient Offline button switches the module so that the caller hears the console mic only and the console is fed by the caller.
- On Air - when not in off-line mode, the caller mix-minus is fed from a mix of the 3 output buses.

USB input module.
Connect to any PC (Windows XP, 7) or MAC for play & record.
- Use any software - Use any automation or production software to either play or record.
- Playback - play any audio from your PC onto the board and then over the air. Play YouTube clips or any audio from your PC or MAC.
- Recording - record audio coming from your board onto your PC or MAC with any production software.
- Easy Setup - connect with a simple USB cable.
- Start & Stop Automation - with our automation system, you may start & stop the automation system.

RJ45 Connections.
Quick & easy install with RJ45 connections.
- World Standard - all IO is world standard RJ45.
- Cables Provided - 10 foot cables (connectorized at one end with molded RJ45 connectors) are provided for the output module and the 'A' inputs for the input modules. This is en expensive option for most consoles but is standard with the MARC-15.
- Quick Setup - as simple as plug and play. - Premade wiring - optional cables are available for common connections such as XLR & RCA. Check the accessories section for more information.

Low Profile Design.
Defining what attractive is.
- Modern & Timeless - The MARC series has a modern low profile & sleek design that is timeless.
- Hidden Cables - hide your cables with the through table design.

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