Kaatskit Radio Company


Consoles, and console modules

All of our consoles are modular, using “quad-modules”, four inputs in a module. Combining in groups of four provides most of the advantages of a fully modular design at a lower cost and smaller size.

Here are two, a small one and a mid-sized one.

The small one is as simple as they come. 8 faders, full monitor, the basic input module. The mid-sized one meets the needs of most … 16 faders, the complete input module.

Mainframes are available in sizes from 2 bays (8 faders max, or 4 faders with monitor) up to 8 bays (32 faders max, or 28 with monitor).

Input modules

We offer two types of input modules:

  • A “3-bus” module, comparable to what you get with the best analog consoles. There are three stereo buses, “Program”, “Audition”, and “Utility”.
  • A simple “1-bus” module, for simpler applications and lower cost. It really has 3 bussses. There are no bus assign switches, keeping it simple. You assign the busses with jumper plugs on the back, so it is sort of a permanent configuration. It's the same as the 3-bus module except that some parts, mostly switches, are left out to reduce the cost and complexity.

Both modules are the same size, and are interchangeable. As you would expect on any real broadcast board, both have “cue” and remote starts. Connections are RJ-45 jacks, fully “Studiohub+” compatible, including power passthrough.

Build options

Our main product is console kits, but we do also offer fully assembled consoles.

To save you more money, and to give you more flexibility, you can buy “a-la-carte”. That way you can make little mixers, submixers, and other things we didn't think of.

Technical details


Type: Two op-amp instrumentation balanced.

Nominal level: adjustable from -9 dbu (-11 dbv) to +7 dbu

Input impedance: 40k differential, 20k single-ended.

Headroom: 28 db above nominal level.
(+20 dbu when set for -8 dbu, +32 dbu when set for +4 dbu)

Common mode range: +/- 70 volts (140 v p-p)

Connection: RJ-45, industry standard, Studiohub+ compatible, with power


Type: Configurable, floating balanced or non-floating balanced

Clip level:
Non-floating: 48 v p-p, +26 dbu
Floating: 24 v p-p, +20 dbu, with one side grounded

Calibration: Adjustable from -9 dbu to +5 dbu

Connection: RJ-45, industry standard, Studiohub+ compatible, with power

VU meters:

Type: Analog VU meter, buffered, illuminated

Meter Calibration: +4, -2, -8 dbu nominal
trim -6 to +3 db relative to nominal

Meter reads actual output.

RJ-45 jack so meter can be used for other measurements.


Clip level: 28 db above nominal


Through-hole components, IC's in sockets.

Most caps rated long-life, 105°C.

Non-polar caps in audio.

kaatskit/products.txt · Last modified: 2016/12/22 16:15 by aldavis
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