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Quick Start Guide
Axia Quasar XR and SR AoIP Mixing Consoles

Welcome to Quasar XR and Quasar SR!

Setting up a networked audio mixing console is challenging, but the following pages are intended to make it as easy as possible and help the busy engineer get up and running quickly.
This Quickstart Guide assumes a few things:
  • Basic networking skills and a familiarity with networking terminology
  • Familiarity with Audio over IP and Axia Livewire products
  • An approved network switch properly configured for use on a Livewire network

Quasar System Anatomy

Required Equipment, Cables, and Accessories

The following items are necessary to complete the installation and configuration:
  • Quasar control surface
  • Power (mains) cords
  • CAT5 Ethernet cable
  • Quasar Engine platform
  • Gigabit switch configured for use on an Axia network
  • PC with access to the Axia network

Summary of Steps Required to Get Audio From the Console

Initial Setup

  • Network switch configuration
  • Quasar surface configuration
  • Quasar surface network configuration
  • Quasar XR modules discovery and configuration
  • Quasar SR modules configuration
  • Quasar Engine installation and network configuration
  • Checking connection to Quasar engine

Console Configuration

  • Quasar Engine audio outputs configuration
  • Surface layer configuration
  • Creating and configuring input sources
  • Assigning sources to input channels
  • Program assignment and monitoring