“The Nautel VS1 more than met our requirements for price, ‘big-transmitter’ features and company reputation. What a blessing to a small group with an even smaller budget and staff!”

-Gene Sharp, Technician
 
 

 

Nautel’s VS Series transmitters offer:

  • Industry first innovations such as IP audio, Livewire and Shoutcast support, audio backup, advanced control and optional Orban Inside
  • Easy upgrade path to digital broadcasting
  • Outputs of 300 W, 1 kW, and 2.5 kW
  • Outstanding value starting at just over $5,000

 

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“The VS’s remote control AUI looks and performs wonderfully and intuitively. The layout is logical and in just a few minutes of logging on to the interface you will feel at home.”

-Gene Sharp, Technician

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Nautel’s VS1 – Big Transmitter Features in a Small Budget Box

 

In this tight economy considerations for new equipment seem to start with the budget and from there we try and ‘squeeze’ as many features in as possible. Some of the features that we needed on this transmitter were new to our small but growing radio network.

First, we needed remote control of some kind. Second, we were looking for multiple layers of backup audio sources. Being 100 miles from our main studio and with a limited staff, these features were super critical for us to have. We half expected to be forced to use multiple devices to accomplish all of this control and backup, but then we heard about the new Nautel VS Series. Could it really be true? All of these features and more, built in to such a small box?

Well it was true and to top it all off the Nautel VS Series was actually more affordable than several other considerations that were in our decision-making process. After investigating Nautel’s reputation and finding out that it was extremely good, we made the decision to purchase a VS1 transmitter in early 2011. Kandice Kerstin at Broadcasters General Store made the process a breeze.
 

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We opted to have the Orban Inside™ feature and we are really glad that we did. Nautel’s optional Orban Inside Optimod processor card offers a simple, cost-effective means for broadcasters to incorporate the industry’s best pre-transmission processing into stations and offer the big, punchy ‘Optimod sound’ at an affordable price.

Installation was pretty much as you would expect. Very straightforward instructions and everything was included; from screws, to sliding rails, to connectors, and ferrite torroids – it was all in the box! The VS1 transmitter fits so nicely in our rack and has been rock solid since we flipped the switch.
 

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And what about those critical ‘big transmitter’ features that we were looking for? We are glad to report that they work flawlessly. I have seen some remote control GUI’s that look like they’re from somewhere between 1979 and 1985, but not the Nautel Advanced User Interface (AUI). Their AUI looks and performs wonderfully and intuitively. The layout is logical and in just a few minutes of logging on to the interface you will feel at home. In fact we think it is so cool that we have been showing it off to our friends around the world!

Not only does the remote control AUI offer an impressive performance, but so does the backup audio from the USB. It sounds crystal clear and the transmitter can fail safe to it automatically. What a blessing to a small group with an even smaller budget and staff! Our few questions were answered in expert form by Nautel’s helpful and knowledgeable technical support staff.

In short, we have been evangelistically telling all of our friends about the new VS Series by Nautel. Thanks for a great product, we love it!

Gene Sharp
Technician
WHVT / WHVY
Coshocton, OH
www.cleanair.fm / www.ibmradio.com

Gene’s story was also covered in Radio World, 03.15.2012, “Nautel VS1: Big Features, Budget Box” >>


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