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StudioHub Introduces ‘World Panel’

Universal Interface facilitates connection of personal audio devices

Angry Audio’s StudioHub Universal Interface — aka “World Panel” — is for broadcasters who need to put audio from personal devices on the air.

“This 1 RU stereo device provides convenient interfaces for multiple types of I/O, enabling quick connection of nearly any kind of audio gear to your mixing console,” it said in its announcement.

Analog inputs on the front include balanced +4 dBu on two XLR/TRS combo connectors, unbalanced –10 dBV on two RCA (phono) jacks, and one 3.5 mm stereo jack. Analog outputs are stereo +4 dBu balanced on two XLR connectors, –10 dBV on two RCA jacks and a 3.5 mm stereo jack.

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“In addition to the stereo outputs, there are two analog balanced mono outputs on XLR connectors. These are summed L+R and are intended to feed reporter ‘press box’ recording devices. These outputs are switchable between line and mic level with a ground-lift function. All analog signals are electronically buffered with high-performance active audio circuitry.”

For digital audio, AES/EBU inputs and outputs are provided on XLR connectors as well as S/PDIF inputs and outputs on RCA/phono coax connectors. “All digital signals are electronically buffered and transformer coupled.”

The front also features two pass-throughs: a USB and an RJ45 port. These fit into standard “D-type” cutouts and are easily changeable to different connector types.

The rear panel uses the StudioHub+ wiring standard for analog and digital audio connections to and from the user’s console. Power comes via an included external power transformer. The Universal Interface is enclosed in a powder-coated steel chassis, with no exposed circuit boards.

Retail price is $595.

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