The Voice speaks out with Axia

WDAC-FM chooses Axia for new studios

15 December 2011, Cleveland Ohio, USA

“The Voice,” WDAC-FM (, began operation as a technology pioneer: ‘DAC was one of the first commercial FM stations in Pennsylvania’s Lancaster Valley when it commenced broadcasting on December 13, 1959. Now, WDAC starts its sixth decade at the forefront of another pioneering technology – IP-Audio – with the choice of Axia IP consoles and routing equipment.

Axia gear purchased by WDAC includes two Element 2.0 consoles in 16- and 12-position frame sizes, two Axia PowerStation integrated console engines, plus assorted Audio Nodes for analog and AES I/O. The equipment will be used in a rebuild of WDAC’s main air studio and production room; the sale was made by Broadcasters General Store of Ocala, Florida.

Axia allows broadcasters to quickly and easily build audio networks using switched Ethernet to connect a few rooms, or an entire facility. Axia networks have a total system capacity of more than 10,000 audio streams, and can carry hundreds of digital stereo channels (plus machine logic and PAD) over a single CAT-6 cable, eliminating much of the cost normally associated with wiring labor and infrastructure. Axia Element 2.0 radio consoles are a hit, with installations in over 2,000 studios worldwide.


Axia, a Telos company, builds Ethernet-based professional IP-Audio products for broadcast, sound-reinforcement and commercial audio applications. Along with the popular Element 2.0 modular console for on-air, commercial production, audio workstations and personal studios, Axia products include the PowerStation integrated console engine, intercom systems, digital audio routers, DSP mixers and processors, and software for configuring, managing and interfacing networked audio systems.