Go with the flow or create your own moves. This full-on IP console runs rings around other consoles for mission-critical control rooms. The LX-24 is capable, unflappable and hot swappable down to the individual fader.
This IP console has total recall of all your settings with overload indicators that are right where they’re supposed to be. It’s sleek, it’s versatile, and it’s low profile, so no tabletop cutouts needed here. The LX-24's low profile and tabletop form factor fits into almost any studio. Just plug the LX-24 into your WheatNet-IP Intelligent Network, and quickly assign any source of any type to any fader anywhere in your network. Dance shoes optional!
Each fader provides access to four stereo busses, plus four pre-fader AUX sends, a stereo CUE bus, and four mix-minuses. There's also a bus-minus output from each fader. An LED source name display, an A/B source selector, and two programmable soft buttons are also available, and a SET button provides access to assignable controls in the master section. Snapshots of the LX-24’s configuration can be saved and recalled at the touch of a button, making setup for different shows or dayparts a snap. Modern niceties such as VGA and USB connectivity are included; PC monitoring and mouse operation welcome. Full Vorsis EQ and mic processing also on tap.
The LX-24 meter bridge features three sets of bright, ultra-high resolution LED meters, as well as LED talkbacks for auxiliary levels and pan control. A digital clock/timer is also included. The LX-24 has control room and headphone outputs with level control and source selection, as well as two independent studio monitor outputs. Stereo CUE speakers are built into the meter bridge.
The LX-24 is designed for use with Wheatstone’s WheatNet-IP Intelligent Network. An IP88E Mix Engine BLADE provides the audio mix functionality; additional BLADEs can be added for inputs and outputs in a variety of digital and analog formats.
The LX-24 has built-in VGA and USB Mouse ports so you can operate it with an optional, off-the-shelf VGA monitor. Use the monitor as a part of daily operation or just for deeper editing and put it away. The choice is yours.
LX-24 modules are 14" long x 1.5" wide. Standard LX-24 frames accommodate from 17 to 33 modules depending on the frame size.
All LX-24 frames are 1.9" (5 cm) high at the front, 5" (13 cm) high at the rear, and 19.7" (50 cm) from front to back.
The above dimensions are based on counter-top mounting; the LX-24 can optionally be dropped into a counter cut-out which will lower the above counter height by .75" (2 cm).
STANDARD FRAME WIDTHS:
panels frame width optional counter cut-out
17 28" (71cm) 26-1/8" x 16-1/8" (66 x 41 cm)
23 37" (94 cm) 35-1/8" x 16-1/8" (89 x 41 cm)
27 43" (109 cm) 41-1/8" x 16-1/8" (105 x 41 cm)
29 46" (117 cm) 44-1/8" x 16-1/8" (112 x 41 cm)
33 52" (132 cm) 50-1/8" x 16-1/8" (127 x 41 cm)
Monitor VGA DB-15
Headphone 3-pin (for use with supplied remote headphone jack bracket)
Power Two 2-pin high power d-sub for redundant power supplies
INCLUDED WITH CONSOLE
Every LX-24 console comes complete with frame, meterbridge with meters and CUE speakers (meter complement is dependent on frame size), SEND/PAN/TIMER display, a set of 4 monitor modules, one PSE-2 power supply and cable, headphone jack bracket with cable, documentation, and number of input modules as ordered.
PSE-2 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 LX-24. But we don’t. In order to maintain our high level of quality we've designed and built a dedicated separate rackmount supply.
We know that headphone jacks are seldom located where you need them to be, so every LX-24 comes with this handy pigtail and heavy-duty flange with a TRS jack. Just plug it into the board and mount the brushed steel flange where you need it (such as under your desk, as pictured above). Voila! Your headphone jack is exactly where you want it.
This paper examines QoS, transport, protocols and other issues relevant to extending AoIP networks for sharing resources and controlling studios across a wider area network.
Shows the new products we are working on for 2016
A full-color brochure describing the BLADE-3 line of WheatNet-IP network access points.
This brochure provides overviews of the entire WheatNet-IP Intelligent Network. It includes technical details as well as acts as a catalog for all Control Surfaces, BLADES and Accessories.
Owner's manual for the Wheatstone LX-24 console / control surface.
A document describing configuration of the Cisco 3750G, 3560G, 3650 and 3850 ethernet switches for use with the WheatNet-IP Intelligent Network.
This is a technical manual covering all of the WheatNet-IP BLADE-3s.
This document shows simplified diagrams of the proper wiring and connections for logic I/O on WheatNet-IP BLADEs.
This document is a brief description of the logic function names used in the Wheatstone WheatNet-IP system.
IP Audio Networks: Planning for Reliability A white paper by Andrew Calvanese, VP Engineering, Wheatstone Corporation
WheatNet-IP brings added convenience and simplicity to the configuration of a PC- based automation system such as RCS Zetta. Where once it was necessary to employ a specialized sound card, discrete analog or digital audio wiring, a logic interface, and control cabling, with WheatNet-IP’s PC Driver, we can accomplish all of this over a single Ethernet cable. The driver effectively acts as a WheatNet-IP BLADE, and lets the PC enjoy full access to all aspects of the WheatNet-IP intelligent network. The driver is available in versions that offer one, four, eight, twelve, and twenty-four stereo input and output channels. For situations where discrete outputs from Zetta players are desired, we recommend at least the four-channel version of the driver.
This is a GREAT article from Pro Audio Asia...
Reprint of October 2016 article from Radio Magazine on the Hubbard broadcasting in Phoenix.
Saga Modernizes with Wheatstone by Jeff Den Adel, Engineer, Saga
Building an AoIP Network with BLADES by Amanda Hopp
IP At Center of Rogers' Console Decision by Mike McCabe, Engineerin Manager Rogers Broadcasting
A look at sending audio over IP via packets, and network considerations such as latency and jitter. A Radio World Engineering Extra by Greg Massey and Jon McClintock. Reprinted by permission.
In this video, Wheatstone's Jay Tyler introduces the Wheatstone LX-24 Radio Console.