The QOR.16 integrated console engine is a DSP-based mixing engine with onboard I/O, GPIO, console power supply and custom-built, configuration-free Ethernet switch. It’s the smaller brother of our QOR.32 integrated console engine, designed and built with the same high-grade components for deployment with Radius, DESQ and RAQ consoles in smaller studios where large amounts of I/O are not required.
QOR.16 comes with a wide variety of I/O, including mic inputs with selectable Phantom power, analog and AES/EBU inputs and outputs, plenty of GPIO machine-control logic ports, and that powerful integrated Ethernet switch with Livewire ports to add local sources, and Gigabit ports for networking with the rest of your plant. If more you I/O is needed, you can instantly add it just by plugging in Axia xNode audio interfaces. And QOR.16 is convection-cooled for utterly silent, fan-free operation.
QOR.16 has all the analog and digital inputs and outputs an average small studio requires: 2 mic inputs with selectable Phantom power, 8 stereo analog inputs and 4 stereo analog outputs, 1 AES/ EBU input and 1 AES/EBU output, and 4 GPIO machine-control logic ports (each with 5 opto-isolated inputs and 5 outputs).
Of course, Livewire connections are built in. The QOR.16 has an integrated Ethernet switch with 6 Livewire 100BASE-T ports. 4 of those ports have PoE (Power over Ethernet) that you can use to connect and power networked devices compatible with the IEEE 802.1af PoE standard (like our xNode audio interfaces, or Telos VSet phones). You’ll also find 2 1000BASE-T Gigabit ports (RJ-45 & SFP) that you can use to connect to other studios.
By the way, that zero-configuration Ethernet switch is built specifically to handle IP-Audio. No settings to tweak, no configuration code to upload – just plug it in and go. The built-in configurable network gateway allows loading sources from other studios, while simultaneously exporting audio streams for use elsewhere; the gateway can be configured for 12-in, 4-out or 8-in, 8-out modes. You can even daisy-chain up to four QOR-based studios directly, for a self-contained network that doesn’t require an external Ethernet switch. No other console company makes AoIP this easy.
And here’s a neat trick: if you’re building audio workstations, news bullpens or ingest facilities, where small consoles like Axia DESQ or RAQ shine, a single QOR.16 can provide mixing power for two DESQ or RAQ mixers — or one of each! Just another way choosing Axia helps stretch your equipment budget.
Fanless design with heavy machined heat-sinks is completely silent in-studio.
Front-panel LED display monitors power and network status.
Telecom grade power supply is designed for maximum uptime under harsh conditions.
PoE (Power over Ethernet) capability can supply power for PoE-compliant studio devices.
Built-in, zero-configuration network switch with Gigabit and SFP for long-distance fiber connection.
Large variety of built-in audio I/O boasts studio-grade audio performance specs.
Add more I/O a la carte using Axia xNodes.
Software upgrade adds AES67 support, allowing the QOR.16 integrated console engine to receive and transmit AES67 streams via Livewire+™.