Arrakis ARC-Talk-Blue

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With 5 mic , 1 USB and 2 Bluetooth Phone channels, the ARC-Talk-Blue is the ultimate news talk console. Being extremely compact, it is also excellent for taking on the road, or using in a production studio.


With two Bluetooth channels, you can conference two callers, or stream multiple devices at the same time. Use your cellphone, or connect a Bluetooth enabled landline phone.


Audio Performance Specifications

Stereo Line Input

Freq Response- +(-).5dB 20-20kHz

S/N- -82dB typ, +8dBu in, +8 dBu out

THD- .01% typ, +8dBu in, +8 dBu out

CMRR- -75dB typ 1kHz

Max Input- +23dBu, balanced


Mono Mic Input

Freq Response- +(-).5dB 20-20kHz

EIN- -115dBu typ, -50dBu in, +8 dBu out

THD- .05% typ , -50dBu in, +8 dBu out

CMRR- -60dB typ 1kHz



Mic Input- > 2000 ohms

Line Input- > 10000 ohms

Outputs- < 100 ohms



Max Output- +23dBu balanced

Stereo Separation- -75dB typ 1KHz

Cue to Pgm XTalk- -90dB typ 1KHz

-75dB typ 20kHz


On Air Light Logic: reed relay closure, 50mA max


Source Start Logic: none

Mic Turret Logic: none


Power Supply

110vac - 220 VAC, 50-60 hz, autosensing

Certified: UL, CE, CS, CB

External inline module: 3"W x 5 3/4"L x 1 3/4"D



8 Channels - 9 Inputs. Analog Console. Affordable & Powerful.

8 Channels - with 8 channels and 9 inputs, you can connect all the essentials.

Mic Channels - 5 mic channels with optional 48V phantom power.

2 Bluetooth Channels - 2 Bluetooth channels. Connect your cell phone, tablet, MP3 player or landline.

LED VU Meters - with accurate VU ballistics, for the Program bus.

Built Tough - professional throughout. The 0.059" steel chassis is extremely

strong and well finished with two part epoxy paint.

No More RF - has balanced inputs & outputs for use in high RF environments.


1 Stereo output buses. Program with mono mixdown.

Active balanced - All outputs & inputs are active balanced.

Stereo or Mono - Both stereo & mono outputs for 1 output bus.

Listen - Monitor & 1/8" Headphone output.


4 types of Inputs. More options, more power.

(STANDARD WITH ALL MODELS, unless otherwise noted)

5 Mic Channel - Five mic channels are included on the ARC-Talk-Blue to support a news talk studio. On channels 1 & 2, use the Talk buttons to talk to the Bluetooth callers offline.

Stereo Line level Channel - Channels 5 is an A/B input, allowing you to connect a mic and another external device via the line input. The line input is a stereo, line level input channel appropriate for source devices like CD players, MP3 players, network feeds, etc. Channel 5 has a balanced +4dBu level input on an RJ45 connector. The balanced input is ideal for sources that are originated in other studios where the wiring could be long and introduce hum & noise.

PC-USB input Channel - The ARC-Talk-Blue contains a built-in, Windows compatible, USB sound card on Channel 8 USB connection to a PC. Most Windows compatible audio software can play and record from the console.

Bluetooth Channels - Channel six & seven are both Bluetooth channels, that allow you to connect any Bluetooth enabled audio device, such as a cell phone, tablet, MP3 player/recorder or Bluetoothe enabled landline.


For off-line (not on air) communication with the caller, a 'Talk' button on channel one and two are provided. Push the 'Talk' button and the channel one or two mic will be fed to the caller and the callers audio will be fed to the Cue system. To place the caller on air, just push the red channel on button at the bottom of channel 6 or 7.



USB input channel. Connect to any Windows or MAC PC for play & record.

Use any software - Use any automation or production software to either play or record.

Playback - play any audio from your PC onto the board and then over the air. Play YouTube clips or any audio from your PC or MAC.

Recording - record audio coming from your board onto your PC or MAC with any production software.

Easy Setup - connect with a simple USB cable.

Start & Stop Automation - with our automation system, you may start & stop the automation system.


RJ45 Connections. Quick & easy install with RJ45 connections.

World Standard - all IO is world standard RJ45.

Quick Setup - as simple as plug and play.

Premade wiring - optional cables are available for common connections such as XLR & RCA. Check the accessories section for more information.


Low Profile Design. Defining what attractive is.

Modern & Timeless - The ARC-Talk-Blue has a modern low profile & sleek design that is timeless.


110 or 220VAC. Autosensing international power supply.

Autosensing - power supply autosenses between 110 & 220 VAC for domestic or international installations.



Check out our brochures for more information.




Depth - 11.5 inches - 292mm

Height - 2 inches - 51mm

Width - 18 inches - 458mm



BOX #1

Weight - 20 pounds - 10kg

Depth - 22 inches - 559mm

Height - 18 inches - 458mm

Width - 8 inches - 203mm

*These values may change at any time without notice



ARC-Talk- Blue Console

Operations Manual

Power Supply (110V / 220V auto-sensing)

USB Cable

Single ended RJ45 balanced audio cable (qty 1)