The production-room powerhouse.
The Axia xSelector looks a lot like a traditional XY router control panel, but it’s much, much more. So much more, in fact, that you’ll make xSelector a staple in your TOC, production rooms, news stations — anywhere your talent needs to both create and consume networked audio streams.
xSelector lets talent select from all available audio streams on the Livewire network, and route them to its local output (conveniently presented in both balanced analog and AES/EBU format). xSelector is easy to use: The front-panel LCD screen lists available network sources; talent uses the adjacent selector knob to browse sources and then pushes the knob to “take” the selected source, instantly routing that source to the local outputs for use with an audio workstation, a specific console input, recording device, etc.
Also on the front panel, six film-cap “radio buttons” provide instant access to frequently-used sources. There’s also a stereo ¼” TRS jack with a volume control which supplies an internally-amplified audio output directly to talent headphones, making xSelector a perfect choice for small workstation environments by eliminating the need for an external headphone amp.
Around back, you’ll find separate left and right balanced XLR and RJ-45 connections for the analog input and output, another set of XLR and RJ-45 connectors for the AES/EBU input and output, DB-15 connectors for the two GPIO machine-logic controls, and RJ-45s for the two redundant Livewire 100BASE-T Ethernet connections.
All this functionality makes xSelector the perfect choice for news booths or dubbing stations where only one active feed is required, or for intake stations that allow non-technical folks to easily move audio from external sources (like field recorders) into the Axia network.