The HR-6 is part of an Audio Distribution System that offers a great-sounding, cost effective and flexible way to provide custom mixes for up to sixteen people in recording and live sound environments. Please note that at least one HR-6 and an HDS-6 are required for the system to function.
The system consists of two components, the rack-mount HDS-6 Audio Distribution unit, and one or more HR-6 remote mixers. Linking the distribution unit and remote mixers is as easy as plugging in cables - multiple remotes are simply daisy-chained together, using standard 10 Base-T Ethernet cables supplied with the HR-6. Up to eight remote mixers can be linked to the distribution unit, and two pairs of headphones may be plugged into each mixer.
The mixer is a compact six-channel, five-pot remote that clamps to any microphone stand (clamp included.) The four mono pots allow each user to create a custom mix of four console channels or busses. The stereo pot will most often be used for a main control room mix, or for a stereo effect return. When used with the HDS-6, the HR-6 allows musicians to customize their own headphone or monitor mix, and the engineer doesn't need to touch the console.
The HR-6 provides a "Submixes Included/Excluded" button, which mutes the four mono channels, allowing only the stereo source to be heard, without having to alter the units four monaural settings.