E-6 Radio console

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E-6 Radio console

Powerful and sized just right for on-air or production studios. The E-6 has more faders, more source assignments, and more mix-minus capability for demanding applicaitons.

This compact control surface for our WheatNet-IP Intelligent Network has the power and versatility for demanding on-air or production studios. The E-6 has more faders, more source assignments, and more mix-minus capability.

E-Series E-6 is a console control surface that interfaces with Wheatstone’s WheatNet-IP networking and routing system via a single CAT6 cable. No audio is routed or mixed in the surface itself. As a networked system, the console can access any source in your entire complex, sharing remote codecs or bringing up another studio’s program bus on the console.
A user-supplied high-resolution graphic display monitor can provide vivid VU and peak level indication, as well as in-depth control and programming of the console. 

The E-6, the top of the line Wheatstone control surface, provides power and functionality for any radio on-air or production requirement, whether fast-action news, talk, and network origination, or major market music. The E-6 is also designed from the ground up for mixing surround sound for radio (or even TV). Its master panel provides comprehensive control of module functionality as well as monitoring and talkback for two studios. A popular feature is Vorsis-quality EQ, filtering, and dynamics processing on every fader! 

The E-6 is also ideal for smaller market facilities, news and voice tracking booths, production rooms where the primary focus is on the digital workstation, and even major-market strictly-music operations.The E-6 surface provides extensive functionality for telephone talk and news formats, with four console-wide mix-minus busses as well as a dedicated mix-minus output from each channel with a talkback button right above the fader. E-6 surfaces can be intermixed with all other surfaces in the same system, such as our LX-24, L-8, E-1, Sideboard or our Talent Stations. All surfaces include event save and recall. Set events for the morning show, normal programming, special events, remotes, weekly shows, whatever you desire. Easily recall the event to completely reconfigure the console: sources, bus assignments, and settings. Set levels of access so that the more experienced operators can accomplish even the most complex tasks, while keeping the part-time weekend op out of trouble.

The E-6 control surface embodies a robust feature set for complex on-air or production application to bring maximum control to minimum space with exceptionally intuitive operation. A touchpad and VGA monitor allow you complete access to an incredibly rich range of features.

In addition to standard features such as 4 stereo mix buses, 4 mix-minus buses, 4 AUX buses and 8 character fader displays, the E-6 offers bus-minus on all faders with talkback, optional EQ/Dynamics on every channel (and with user recall for talent EQ settings), split headphone feed,100 presets and user login with privilege settings. The E-6 meter bridge uses a standard VGA monitor, which also displays surface information such as EQ/Dynamics, panning information and AUX bus settings. The E-6 control surface is equipped for both on-air and production studios and is available in 4, 8 or 12, 16, 20 or 24 fader configurations.


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  • Touchpad for control of functions on the VGA monitor
  • Dynamics, EQ, high- and low-pass filtering on every fader
  • No running PC required
  • 4 mix output busses
  • 4 mix-minus busses
  • Individual fader mix-minus w/ talkback
  • MXM assignment functions effectively follow the source
  • 4 AUX sends with individual & master level control
  • Optional master fader panel available
  • Embedded CPU / FTP for increased reliability
  • User privilege w/ passwords
  • Fader source visibility control
  • 8 character source fader displays
  • Four AUX output busses
  • Control of source select, pan, mix-minus assign, and AUX 1-4 send level from the master panel – accessed by the SET switch on each input channel strip
  • Two programmable buttons per input channel strip — use for source select or mode change
  • Mode display on each input channel strip – stereo, left, right, mono, 5.1
  • Control Room, Headphone, Studio 1 and Studio 2 monitoring controls
  • 14 general-purpose programmable buttons
  • Surfaces from 4 to 24 input faders
  • Graphic VGA display with comprehensive metering, clock and timer, less frequently accessed control functions, and for console programming
  • LED display of active source on every input channel strip
  • Four program busses
  • Four assignable global mix-minus busses
  • Individual channel mix-minus outputs
  • Talkback to mix-minus button on every channel strip
  • SET switch to access secondary functions such as source selection, mix-minus assign, panning
  • EVENT console snapshot recall and save from the front panel
  • Passcode-protected access for four levels: Intern, Operator, Production, and Engineering
  • Front-panel timer control
  • Low-profile design drops into a countertop cutout – about 2"/4cm above counter top and 3"/8cm below
  • Optional Wheatstone GLASS-E software to control the console from a remote PC
  • External rack-mounted power supply; add a second for redundancy
  • Failover local operation (optional)
  • Standalone or networked operation
  • 4, 8, 12, 16, 20 & 24 fader frames
  • Works with the WheatNet-IP Intelligent Network

Recessed Installation

The E-6 flushmounts to your counter top as the chassis extends below the counter surface to provide easy connection and a clean installation.



Monitor       VGA DB15

Ethernet      RJ45, for use in a WheatNet-IP network, or for external computer control and programming of the console

Mixer          RJ45, for use with E-Series SAT cage (Bridge, E-Sat, WheatNet systems)

Keyboard    PS-2

Mouse         USB

Headphone   DB9, line level stereo

Power          Two 5-pin for redundant power supplies



19"/48.3cm wide, 

1-3/4"/4.5cm high,

12-1/4"/31.1cm deep 

Redundancy: use two PSE-1s

Power Requirements: 120 VAC, 50-60Hz, 180 Watts



E-Series frames accommodate from 2 to 8 panels, each panel 6.26"/15.9cm wide: 4-input channel INPUT panel, MASTER panel, phone panel, accessory pushbutton panel. 

All frames, surface

17 7/8"/45.3cm deep

1"/0.3cm high at front

1 7/8"/4.4cm high at rear

3 1/4"/8.2cm max depth below countertop


All frames, cutout: 14 1/8"/36.0cm deep

2 panel frame          surface 14 1/2"/36.9cm            cutout 13"/32.8cm wide

3 panel frame          surface 20 7/8"/52.9cm            cutout 19 1/8"/48.7cm wide

4 panel frame          surface 27"/68.7cm                  cutout 25 1/2"/64.6cm wide

5 panel frame          surface 33 3/8"/ 84.6cm           cutout 31 3/4"/80.5cm wide

6 panel frame          surface 39 1/2"/100.5cm          cutout 38"/96.4cm wide

7 panel frame          surface 45 7/8"/116.4cm          cutout 44 1/4"/112.3cm wide

8 panel frame          surface 52 1/8"/132.3cm          cutout 50 1/2"/128.2cm wide


PSE-1 Power Supply

Clean and proper power is key to the great performance you’ve come to expect from Wheatstone. It would be easy to just purchase over-the-counter power supplies for our E-Series Consoles. But we don’t. In order to maintain our high level of quality we've designed and built a dedicated separate rackmount supply for our E-6 surfaces.


E-6 Optional Meterbridges

Sized to house three or four level meters, along with a clock and timer functions and a speaker, these meterbridges mount directly to an E-6 console.


IP-88E Engine BLADE

The IP88E BLADE houses all DSP power for an individual control surface and distributes the four stereo PGM busses, four stereo AUX sends, per-channel MIX-MINUS feeds, monitor outputs, and other bus signals to the network. While the IP88E doesn’t house audio I/O, it does include 12 universal logic (GPIO) ports.





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