Studio Technologies Announces User-friendly Model 203 Announcer’s Console
Unit Offers Simple Deployment of All Audio Resources for a Complete On-air Position
SKOKIE, IL, NOVEMBER 29, 2022 – Studio Technologies, manufacturer of high-quality audio, video, and fiber-optic solutions, announces the new Model 203 Announcer’s Console. The unit offers simple deployment of the professional audio resources needed to directly support a complete on-air position for broadcast sports, live entertainment events, eSports, streaming broadcast applications, and more. Supporting the Dante® Audio-over-Ethernet (AoE) technology, the unit provides main and talkback output channels, talent cue (IFB) inputs, and sidetone capability. Compatible with both Dante and AES67, the Model 203 integrates seamlessly into modern broadcast workflows.
“The Model 203 ensures broadcast personnel can add a compact, user-friendly, cost-effective console without sacrificing audio quality or reliability,” said Gordon Kapes, President of Studio Technologies. “The unit’s small, simple design is ideal for productions where physical space and time to train on-air personnel are limited.”
Users can deploy the unit with just a Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) network data connection, a dynamic or phantom-powered microphone, and a pair of headphones or an earpiece. The Model 203’s two Dante transmitter (output) and two Dante receiver (input) audio channels are assigned to other Dante-compliant devices using the Dante Controller software application. Housed in a desktop package, the Model 203 provides a combination of the essential buttons and controls along with a range of important operating features. The Model 203’s audio quality is excellent, with low distortion, low noise, and high headroom. A highlight is the wide dynamic-range microphone preamplifier and associated voltage-controlled-amplifier (VCA) dynamics controller (“compressor”) circuit. This helps to ensure that mic input audio quality is preserved while minimizing the chance of signal overload.