Wheatstone AirAura X1

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5 Band Spectral Controller, 10 Band Mastering limiter, MPX stereo generator.

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AirAura X1 audio processor with stereo generator is simple and affordable, yet powerfully modern – right down to its AES digital multiplex into the exciter. You’ll be surprised what its 5 Band Spectral Controller and iAGC, can do. For FM stations requiring sound consistency across a variety of source material, AirAura X1 delivers.

The AirAura X1 is equipped with two SCA inputs, balanced analogue Left/Right outputs and an AES digital output which may be switched to deliver either discrete Left/Right or baseband192 digital multiplex signal. Input audio with automatic source failover may be delivered via analogue, AES and WheatNet-IP.

The composite output signal is available as traditional analogue via twin rear panel BNC connectors and simultaneously as Wheatstone’s baseband192 digital multiplex technology.

Intelligent iAGC

Wheatstones recently developed adaptive multiband iAGC which allows unobtrusive transitions between hyper-compressed recordings and those with more dynamic range. iAGC effectively manages the behavior of the multiband AGC as program content density changes, something a typical broadband AGC simply cannot do. By coupling the iAGC and limiter, it is possible to produce a consistent, spectrally-balanced sound regardless of density variations in the source material.

Smart Stereo Enhancement

Operating in the sum and difference domain within the multiband AGC and under the management of specialized automatic level and spectral management algorithms, the AirAura X1’s Smart Stereo Enhancement provides a wide but extremely stable ‘On-Air’ stereo image. “Wide”, “alive”, “exciting to listen to” and “very natural sounding” are terms customers have used to describe how Wheatstone’s stereo enhancement method sounds. Users have reported hearing artistically important nuances in music that were simply inaudible when the same material was processed by competing products.

AirAura X1 Bass Management System

AirAura X1 has an enhanced Bass Tools system with new tuning features resulting in increased depth, feel and clarity of bass impact without affecting mid and high frequency program. In fact bass detail and the clarity of higher frequency audio are actually enhanced by the new algorithm.

Exclusive Multipath Control

Exclusive to the Wheatstone line of audio processors is the Multipath Limiter. This one single user control can help mitigate the audible effects of multipath and reduce receiver-induced stereo blend by limiting the amount of L-R as a percentage of L+R for a more consistent and predictable sound.

Wheatstone baseband192

Wheatstone® baseband192 digitizes the entire multiplex spectrum including RDS and SCAs up to 67kHz, providing a higher performance interface than using the classic analogue composite method beWheatstone AirAura X1tween processing and transmitter.

A single AES/EBU cable between the processor and a current solid-state FM transmitter carries the digital baseband signal, bypassing multiplexing in the exciter, eliminating the resulting signal overshoot with its associated loudness tradeoff.

WheatNet-IP Compatible

WheatNet-IP I/O compatibility makes it possible to control the AirAuraX1 and stream its audio to and from anywhere in the IP audio network, making it 100% compatible with WheatNet-IP surfaces, Controllers and Blades.

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