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JK Audio Broadcast Host - Digital Hybrid Telephone, Audio Line and Microphone Desktop Broadcast Station

B&H # JKHOST Mfr # HOST
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You Pay: $470.25

The JK Audio Broadcast Host is a telephone / audio desk top studio interface designed for easy integration with computer based workstations, mixers, recorders etc. The idea behind the broadcast host is to provide a noise free telephone interface for recording interviews or IFB style audio transmission while at a remote location. An XLR-female send input allows microphone or line level signal to be fed into the phone line. A second 3.5mm mini send input is provided for output devices with a mini output.

A 16-bit Digital Signal Processor (DSP) continuously monitors both the phone line and audio signals to deliver excellent separation. This eliminates the noise and cross-talk associated with audio over phone lines and provides clean broadcast quality audio signal on output. An XLR-male Caller output provides an isolated output for the caller signal alone and a 3.5mm mini stereo output provides a mix of both incoming and outgoing signal.

Audio / Telephone Interface
A complete interface between audio sources and analog phones and cell phones. Designed for telephone interviews, broadcast, IFB and more.
Digital Hybrid Technology
16-bit digital processing eliminates the cross-talk and bleed associated with audio transfer over telephone lines. The result is clean, clear audio signal suitable for broadcast applications.
Auto-Answer
The Auto-Answer feature automatically picks up incoming calls on the first ring then drops the call when the caller hangs up.
Input Send 1:
Balanced Female XLR, 1k ohm, -10 mV RMS (-35 dBv nom)
Mic/Line pad switch = +4dBv max
Send 2:
3.5mm mono, 20k ohm, 250 mV RMS (-10 dBv nom)
Output Balanced: Male XLR
Unbalanced: 3.5mm Stereo
Headphone: 3.5mm stereo
Handset Not Provided
Isolation 1500 VAC
Phone Line Phone Line: RJ11C
AUX Phone: RJ11C
Impedance Inputs
Send 1: 1k ohm
Send 2: 20k ohm
Outputs
Balanced: 200 ohm
Unbalanced: 50 ohm
Headphone: 8 ohm
Power Requirements 120-240 VAC power supply (included)
Dimensions 7 x 6 x 1.6" (18 x 15 x 4.2cm)
JK Audio Broadcast Host - Digital Hybrid Telephone, Audio Line and Microphone Desktop Broadcast Station
  • 2 Year Warranty
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    JK AudioBroadcast Host
     
    4.7

    (based on 14 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (11)
    • Lightweight (10)
    • Compact (8)
    • Good audio (7)
    • Durable (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Professional recording (8)
      • Amateur recording (7)
      • Home studio (5)
      • Outdoor events / games (5)
      • Professional (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (8)

      Reviewed by 14 customers

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      5.0

      Nothing More, Nothing Less

      By Epic Pro

      from Glendale, CA

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about JK Audio Broadcast Host:

        I upgraded from the inline patch and it made all the difference in the world. The Broadcast Host delivers everything it says it does.

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        4.0

        Works as Expected

        By essessell

        from NorCal

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about JK Audio Broadcast Host:

          There is still a lot extraneous noise .. but that can be filtered with good plug-ins during post. I wish they would find a way to fix that hum.

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          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          The Missing Link

          By Aaron

          from Western PA

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Contributing Experts
            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Professional Recording
            • Seminars

            Comments about JK Audio Broadcast Host:

            Tired of rough quality audio mismatched against the video, the Broadcast Host seemed to fit the bill. Yes, it does. The home studio equipped with this unit suddenly becomes akin to a CNN broadcast. Getting that high quality audio feed from a phone line is always a challenge. After trying just about everything else, from suction-cup "bugs" to microphones in the headset, the bottom line remains "garbage in, garbage out." Now we can set up as many microphones as needed for "round table" discussions, have the phone line routed to its own channel on the mixer, combine the feeds, and route the mix to anything -- the video camera (a high-end Panasonic unit with XLR inputs), a P.A. system, whatever. HD video paired with enhanced and HQ audio means no more "basement quality" productions. Record conference calls, higher-education lectures, and anything else where a phone line is involved in the finished product. The Desktop Digital Hybrid actually does what the marketing suggests. Every home studio needs one of these. If you want to produce for Cable Access shows, on-line education programs, interviews for news shows, or whatever else is on your plate, this item should be in the top 3 of planned hardware acquisitions. Bring people into seminars from Europe (without airfare), and have the call sent over a P.A. system for a cafeteria full of people. All that's needed (not included) would be a collection of adapters to go from the unit's output jack into other input styles (XLR, stereo or dual mono 1/4", RCA or USB, etc.). If there is any "weakness" to the Host unit, it is on the Output side. There is only ONE stereo output (mini F. plug). However, when you find your own signal converters, you have it made for just about any situation.

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            4.0

            Great easy Hybird

            By Shot on the go

            from Mass

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Easy To Use
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • Mobile DJ

              Comments about JK Audio Broadcast Host:

              Excellent Hybrid for getting that critical interview over the phone.

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              4.0

              Worked as advertised

              By ShannonG

              from Portland, Oregon

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about JK Audio Broadcast Host:

                  I used the broadcast host to provide a higher-quality phone system for my home office. Using my professional headset (Audio Technica BPHS1) I wanted to be able to control microphone/headphone levels independently, for better voice balancing - especially for conference calls. For my situation, the broadcast host couldn't overcome the inherent low quality with analog telephone lines. Also, the Broadcast Host and the Saffire 6 USB did not work well together - echoes, interference, etc. Some of that could have been the operator, as I would definitely consider myself a "novice" when it comes to configuring audio gear.

                  I still gave the product a "4", because it worked as advertised, and it wasn't advertised to do what I wanted it to do. On the negative side, there was a "hiss" sound that was induced by the device (it's not there on my analog telephone).

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                  5.0

                  I would recommend this product.

                  By Yv

                  from Nairobi

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Compact
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Professional Recording

                    Comments about JK Audio Broadcast Host:

                    It is excellent for the studio,especially for phone calls.

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                    5.0

                    Does exactly what it's supposed to do...

                    By sssaudio

                    from Brooklyn, NY

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Clear Sound
                    • Compact
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Amateur Recording
                      • Home Studio
                      • Professional Recording

                      Comments about JK Audio Broadcast Host:

                      The Broadcast Host is a great piece that does exactly what it says it will do (although pricey). Very simple to set up, simple to use and looks like its built to last. My only complaint is that it's a little bit noisy sometimes (although maybe that's my unit?). Either way, definitely a good buy.

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                      5.0

                      Excellent Product

                      By Scooter

                      from Sydney Australia

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Clear Sound
                      • Compact
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Events
                        • Performances
                        • Professional Recording

                        Comments about JK Audio Broadcast Host:

                        We use this device mainly for IFB operations and it works well. We have never had any issues with these units. Currently have 6 units in use. Auto answer works well. Device van be used by non tech staff which is a bonus! Well worth the purchase.

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                        5.0

                        Does the job well

                        By ewarden

                        from West Virginia

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Amateur Recording
                          • Professional Recording

                          Comments about JK Audio Broadcast Host:

                          I purchased the Broadcast Host in order to include participants in my Podcasts. I have found the unit to do an exceptional job and is not difficult to setup properly. There is a slight amount of line noise that I have not been able to eliminate directly but using the application "Audacity" I merely sample a quiet portion of the leadin using the noise elimination selection in Audacity and then apply it to the entire recording and all the line noise disappears. I highly recommend the Broadcast Host to anyone wanting to make good recordings of a participant connected via a telephone line.

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                          5.0

                          good unit

                          By jjmllc

                          from michigan

                          About Me Experienced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Live hit ifb

                            Comments about JK Audio Broadcast Host:

                            Very good unit for the cost. Does a fine job.

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                            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Excellent Product

                            By Voicepix

                            from South Salem, NY

                            About Me Experienced

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Clear Sound
                            • Compact
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Amateur Recording
                              • Events
                              • Home Studio
                              • Performances
                              • Professional Recording

                              Comments about JK Audio Broadcast Host:

                              As a Voice over talent and producer I used the host to record a call in talk show. I first purchased the standard phone patch but found that it didn't give me broadcast quality. As for the Broadcast Host..once you get it hooked up properly, it works great, however they don't tell you that you need an external stereo audio device to use it with a laptop. It should be included with the product at this price point or at least mentioned in the setup.

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                                5.0

                                OUTSTANDING!

                                By Paul the producer

                                from Nevada, USA

                                About Me I like good audio, Tech Savvy

                                Verified Reviewer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Lightweight
                                • Simple Use

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Professional
                                  • Remote Studio
                                  • Studio

                                  Comments about JK Audio Broadcast Host:

                                  This thing works like a champ!

                                  We use it for webcasting during tropical storms and it makes the phone line to PC connection sound as good as it's going to get. Great!

                                  I don't have anything bad to say about it.
                                  It just works.
                                  pb

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Business

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                                  4.0

                                  Works as advertised

                                  By Shilohpro

                                  from Tempe, Arizona

                                  About Me Gearhead

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Simple Use

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Professional

                                    Comments about JK Audio Broadcast Host:

                                    I produce a call in talk show that airs on radio and the web. This product lets us do the show while on location.
                                    Use is straight forward NS Easy to set up.
                                    Some background hum but not unusable.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Business

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                                    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    an excellent solution

                                    By Greg from KGSM

                                    from Saint Peter, MN

                                    About Me Student

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy to use
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Quiet

                                    Cons

                                    • Hard to dial out

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Professional

                                    Comments about JK Audio Broadcast Host:

                                    For several years, the college radio station I run has suffered from the oddly challenging problem of not being able to put callers on the air. Now after years of searching, my college radio station finally found the Broadcast Host a simple and relatively inexpensive solution to our problem. A few weeks into its use, the product has already proven easy to use and a perfect and simple solution to the long standing problem. There are a few downsides to this problem, mostly related to the available outputs on our board, and are specific only to the conditions in our studio. One general downside is that placing calls on the broadcast host can be a bit challenging. One would think that if the actual phone in the studio was off the hook and the "call" button had been pushed, one would be able to dial the phone. This is not the case. In order to dial (or interface with a menu system), the Broadcast Host cannot be connected. By and large this is a great solution to a one room studio setup that needs to patch a telephone signal into a mixing console.

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