Studio Technologies Adds Model 203 Announcer’s Console
Studio Technologies just launched the Model 203 Announcer’s Console to support an on-air position for broadcast sports, live entertainment events, esports, streaming broadcast application and more. Supporting the Dante Audio-over-Ethernet (AoE) technology, the unit provides main and talkback output channels, talent cue (IFB) inputs and sidetone capability. Compatible with both Dante and AES67, the Model 203 integrates seamlessly into modern broadcast workflows.
Users can deploy the unit with just a Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) network data connection, a dynamic or phantom-powered microphone and a pair of headphones or an earpiece. The Model 203’s two Dante transmitter (output) and two Dante receiver (input) audio channels are assigned to other Dante-compliant devices using the Dante Controller software application. Housed in a desktop package, the Model 203 provides a combination of the essential buttons and controls along with a range of important operating features. The Model 203 has“ low distortion, low noise, and high headroom.” A highlight is the wide dynamic-range microphone preamplifier and associated voltage-controlled-amplifier (VCA) dynamics controller (“compressor”) circuit. This helps to ensure that mic input audio quality is preserved while minimizing the chance of signal overload.