Model 236 Announcer’s Console

Order Code: M236

The Model 236 Announcer's Console is designed for on-air and live-event use by announcers and commentators who will benefit from high-performance microphone and headphone audio resources. Supports Dante audio-over-Etherent media networking technology and includes an extensive set of features. The compact tabletop unit uses the STcontroller software application for configuration. Seven pushbutton switches allow the user to control seven audio output channels: one main and six talkback. Two gigabit (GbE) Ethernet interfaces allow redundant Dante operation. Powered using a Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) connection or an external source of 12 Vdc.

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Key Features

  • Dante audio-over-Ethernet technology
  • Extraordinary audio performance
  • One main, one aux, and six talkback Dante output channels
  • Two main and six talkback Dante input channels
  • Mic input with 10-65 dB adjustable gain and P48 phantom power
  • Passive switched analog mic output
  • 1/4" headphone output with integrated sidetone
  • Redundant Dante using two GigE interfaces
  • PoE and 12 Vdc powering
  • Ability to create IFB (talent cueing)
  • Designed for REMI/At Home applications
  • Rugged, compact enclosure
  • Configured using STcontroller application
  • AES67 and Dante Domain Manager support

Which Console is right for your application?
Review the Model 200-Series Feature-by-Feature Comparison Chart.

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Network Audio Technology:
Type: Dante audio-over-Ethernet
AES67-2013 Support: yes
Dante Domain Manager (DDM) Support: yes
Network Configuration: Switched or Redundant
Bit Depth: 16, 24, or 32 bits
Sample Rates: 48 kHz, 96 kHz
Number of Transmitter (Output) Channels: 10 (Main, Aux, Talkback 1-6, Phones L/R))
Number of Receiver (Input) Channels: 9 (Main 1-2, Talkback 1-6, Mic In)
Dante Audio Flows: 16 transmit, 16 receive

Network Interfaces: 2, Primary-PoE and Secondary
Type: 1000BASE-T (Gigabit Ethernet ("GigE")) per IEEE 802.3ab (10 and 100 Mb/s not supported)
Power-over-Ethernet (PoE): per IEEE 802.3af (applicable to Primary-PoE network only)

Microphone Input/Preamplifier:
Type: electronically balanced
Compatibility: dynamic or phantom-powered mics
Phantom Power: 45 Vdc, nominal, meets IEC 61938 P48 standard
Input Impedance: 3.6 k ohms
Gain Range: 20 to 65 dB, adjustable in 1-dB steps
Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 22 kHz, +0/–1 dB,
Distortion (THD+N): <0.0025%, measured at 1 kHz, –36 dBu input, 40 dB gain (output at –20 dBFS); <0.0004%, measured at 1 kHz, 0 dBu input, 20 dB gain
Dynamic Range: >120 dB, 20 dB gain, A-weighted
EIN: –127 dBu, 22 kHz bandwidth, 65 dB gain, 150 ohm source resistance
CMRR: >65 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, 40 dB gain

Headphone Output:
Type: 2-channel (stereo)
Compatibility: stereo (dual-channel) or monaural (single-channel) headphones, headsets, or earpieces with nominal impedance of 50 ohms or greater
Maximum Output Voltage: 3.0 Vrms, 1 kHz, 150 ohm load
Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 22 kHz, +0/–1 dB
Dynamic Range: >101 dB, A-weighted
Distortion (THD+N): <0.025%, measured at 1 kHz, 0 dBu output

Configuration: requires Studio Technologies' STcontroller software application, version 2.09.00 and later

Power Sources:
Power-over-Ethernet (PoE): class 0 (classification unimplemented, ≤12.94 watts) per IEEE 802.3af
External: 10 to 18 Vdc, 550 mA max @ 12 Vdc (can be powered by optional PS-DC-02)

Connectors:
Mic In: 3-pin female XLR
Mic Out: 3-pin male XLR
Headphone Output: ¼-inch 3-conductor jack
Ethernet: Neutrik NE8FBH etherCON RJ45 receptacles
External DC: 4-pin male XLR (pin 1 negative, pin 4 positive)
USB: type A receptacle (used only for updating firmware)

Spare Connector Locations: 2
Allows Studio Technologies' cable assemblies or option modules to be installed. Also compatible with Neutrik NC*D-L-1 connectors (*=3F, 3M, 5M, 6F, 6FS, etc.).

Dimensions (Overall):
6.5 inches wide (16.5 cm)
2.9 inches high (7.4 cm)
4.9 inches deep (12.5 cm)

Weight: 2.1 pounds (0.95 kg)

Specifications and information contained in this User Guide subject to change without notice.

Documentation

Data Sheet / Brochure  

Title
Coming soon.

Other Documentation  

Title
Model 200-Series Comparison Chart
Description
Issue 15
Release Date
09-Jun-2020

Images  

Model 236 Announcer's Console Front Angle View
Model 236 Announcer's Console Front View
Model 236 Announcer's Console Rear View

Downloads  

Notes:

  1. The latest firmware for Dante-supported products is available below. For details on how to load firmware refer to the User Guide associated for each specific product. To obtain the Dante Firmware Update Manager, click here.
  2. STcontroller is a personal computer application that offers a quick and easy means of confirming and revising selected parameters associated with several of the Studio Technologies Dante-compatible products. To obtain the STcontroller Application, click here.

Dante Firmware  

Description
Dante Firmware (.dnt) and Release Notes (.txt)
Notes
DDM Ready ✓; AES67 Support ✓
Version
1.0.0 (Broadway v4.2.4.2)
S/N Range
00151-later
Release Date
12-May-2020

Application / Main Firmware  

Description
Main Firmware (.bin) and Release Notes (.txt)
Version
1.01
S/N Range
00151-later
Release Date
25-Jun-2020
Description
Secondary Firmware (.bin) and Release Notes (.txt)
Version
1.00
S/N Range
00151-later
Release Date
27-May-2020

FPGA Firmware  

Description
FPGA Firmware (.bit) and Release Notes (.txt)
Version
1.00
S/N Range
00151-later
Release Date
27-May-2020
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