Axia Quasar SR AoIP Mixing Console Overview
Quasar SR is the direct replacement for Axia’s best-selling Fusion console. If you like Fusion, you’ll love Quasar SR—which is comparable to the Fusion console in both price and feature set but also delivers all the power, ergonomics, industrial design, and star appeal of our flagship Quasar XR console.
Quasar SR is not reserved for the most knowledgeable broadcaster but is approachable to any board operator thanks to its streamlined surface design. Quasar SR uses the same frame, power supply, and master module as Quasar XR, but the fader modules are non-motorized, and there are fewer, larger, and easier-to-reach buttons on each channel strip. If the LED meters next to each fader on the Quasar XR console are a bit too much functionality for your surface, then Quasar SR might be the solution for you, featuring Confidence Class Metering only.
Mature, Reliable AoIP Technology
Tap into the power of AoIP with Axia Quasar™, our sixth-generation of AoIP consoles and the industry-standard in mixing excellence. Powered by mature and sophisticated AoIP technology from Telos Alliance—the inventor of AoIP for broadcast—Quasar is designed for steadfast reliability with no single point of failure.
Quasar is part of the vast Livewire+™ AES67 ecosystem, making communication with other devices on the network easy by allowing detection, sharing, and control of audio resources across multiple studios connected to the network. With Quasar, AoIP’s promises of built-in redundancy, cost-efficiency, ease of use and setup, and system scalability are fully realized.
The Pinnacle of Console Design
Designed based on extensive global customer feedback and ergonomic studies, Quasar consoles deliver pride of ownership with their exquisite appearance and high-quality architecture, including scratch-resistant work surfaces and components rugged enough for a lifetime of use. All parts subject to wear are industrial, automotive, or even avionics grade.
The absence of an overbridge makes for easy desk installation, and the console is fanless for quiet operation, with redundant load-sharing power supply units. High-resolution color TFT displays and RGB pushbuttons are used throughout.
Reinforcing its innovative design, Quasar received the RedTech Award for Ergonomics and the IBC Best of Show Award.
Touch Control and Touch Sensors Built-In
Quasar consoles have a sleek, easy-to-operate industrial-grade 12.1-inch touchscreen user interface that is so familiar, you’ll be acquainted with the operation of the console within minutes. Two types of UIs are available—Expert and Simplified—to cover all user workflow requirements. Quasar does not require an external display to function thanks to its touchscreen, although you can connect an external monitor via the rear HDMI port to show a duplicate of the touchscreen interface. In addition, all Quasar consoles offer Touch-sensitive Encoders, Faders, and User Buttons, offering responsive user interaction and bringing Quasar’s dynamic UI closer to your fingertips.
Customizable and Easy to Use
Expert Source Profile controls allow power users a granular definition of custom logic associated with each source. Users can program GPIO control, mix-minus routing, talkback, and other functions based upon console channel state. Flexible Record Mode gives complete control of monitors, meters, headphone feeds, program bus assignments, and more. Additionally, Show Profiles allow up to 4,000 console “snapshots” with different settings, layouts, and defaults loaded instantly, customizing the board to each show requirement or talent preference, if desired. Finally, automatic mix-minus and auto-mixing are available on all channels.