Arrakis Systems ARC-5 Compact 5-Channel Radio Console


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  • The ARC-5 broadcast radio console is the ultimate compact board. It is perfect for applications such as podcasting, production studios, on the road, as well as small broadcast or internet radio. It comes standard with two mics, stereo line input, USB and mix-minus to connect to your phone hybrid. It gives you all the essentials at a fraction of the cost.

    Compact, and durable.
    The ARC-5 radio console is compact and durable for professional Radio applications. The 0.059" steel chassis is extremely strong and well finished with a powder coat finish. The front panel graphics are on the reverse side of a beautiful polycarbonate overlay for scratch resistance and long life. The switches have LED lighted indicators to clearly display switch status. It is excellent for so many different applications, it would be foolish not to have one.

    All killer, no filler.
    The ARC-5 board has all the essential elements for an audio mixer, and is a great value for its low price.

    Its stereo input channel has both unbalanced & balanced connectors. It has 6 inputs, with 5 channels. Channel 5 is the USB channel that connects to a PC for playback and record. Channel 4 connects to a phone hybrid.

    Logic control.
    Switch cameras, or control external hardware with the press of a button. The ARC-5 comes with 4 logic buttons that send a dry contact closure to any 3rd party hardware. Whether you want to switch between cameras in your studio, or start an automation player, play jingles, or sound effects, the ARC-5 logic buttons give you complete control.

    5 Types of Channels


    • 2 High Performance mic channels. Perfect for a Guest/Host configuration.
    • High performance mic channels, with XLR inputs.
    • High performance mic preamps.
    • 48 VDC phantom power.
    • (optional, $69)
    • Channel 1 features a Talk button to talk to a Studio monitor.
    • LED illuminated switch lamps.

    Stereo Line

    • 1 Input, to connect any audio device.
    • A / B Input on channel 5, giving a total of 2 Stereo Line inputs.
    • Active balanced RJ-45 or unbalanced RCA comes standard on every ARC-5.
    • 1 stereo output bus. Both balanced and unbalanced outputs.
    • LED illuminated switch lamps.


    • Phone channel comes standard, allowing you to connect to a phone hybrid.
    • Audio & Logic connections available to connect to hybrid.
    • Listen off-line to a caller using the Cue button.
    • Talkback button enables you to talk to the caller off-air.
    • Mix minus feed to the caller is a mix of Pgm-Aud.
    • LED illuminated switch lamps.


    • Play & Record in digital with Windows PC or Mac.
    • USB sound card functionality to work with any software.
    • Simple connect using standard USB cable.
    • Play audio from your USB device directly onto your board.
    • Record audio from your board using any 3rd party software.

    Assets come standard.

    Balanced & Unbalanced Outputs
    Pgm output has both XLR balanced, & RCA unbalanced outputs. Including a mono mixdown.

    Balanced RJ45 Connectors
    All Stereo inputs are world standard balanced RJ45 connectors. 10ft. Cabling is included, no charge. Unbalanced RCA inputs are also included

    Linear Faders
    Conductive plastic faders for highest possible resolution and life. Dust covers designed to protect and prolong the life of the fader.

    Power Supply
    The power supply is auto-sensing 110-220VAC. Certified: UL, CE, CS, CB. Perfect for use anywhere in the world.

    Headphone system with stereo amp for 8ohm (or Hi-Z) headphones. Plus Monitor and Cue systems.

  • Audio Performance Specifications  
    Stereo Line Input  
    Freq Response +(-).5dB 20-20kHz
    S/N -82dB typ, +8dBu in, +8 dBu out
    THD .01% typ, +8dBu in, +8 dBu out
    CMRR -75dB typ 1kHz
    Max Input +23dBu, balanced
    Mono Mic Input  
    Freq Response +(-).5dB 20-20kHz
    EIN -115dBu typ, -50dBu in, +8 dBu out
    THD .05% typ , -50dBu in, +8 dBu out
    CMRR -60dB typ 1kHz
    Impedances Mic Input- > 2000 ohms
    Line Input- > 10000 ohms
    Outputs- < 100 ohms
    Max Output +23dBu balanced
    Stereo Separation -75dB typ 1KHz
    Cue to Pgm XTalk -90dB typ 1KHz
    -75dB typ 20kHz
    Logic Controls On Air Light Logic: reed relay closure, 50mA max
    Button Logic: Dry contact closure. May be configured to output 5V.
    Source Start Logic: none
    Mic Turret Logic: none
    Power Supply  
    Type 110vac - 220 VAC, 50-60 hz, autosensing
    Certified UL, CE, CS, CB
    External inline module 3"W x 5 3/4"L x 1 3/4"D
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