E-6 - Networkable Console


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E6 LowOperator Monitor

 E-6 AoIP Networkable Console/Control Surface


E-Series E-6 is a console control surface that interfaces with Wheatstone’s WheatNet-IP networking and routing system via a single CAT6 cable. No audio is routed or mixed in the surface itself. As a networked system, the console can access any source in your entire complex, sharing remote codecs or bringing up another studio’s program bus on the console.

A user-supplied high-resolution graphic display monitor can provide vivid VU and peak level indication, as well as in-depth control and programming of the console.

The E-6 provides power and functionality for any radio on-air or production requirement, whether fast-action news, talk, and network origination, or major market music.

The E-6 is also designed from the ground up for mixing surround sound for radio (or even TV). Its master panel provides comprehensive control of module functionality as well as monitoring and talkback for two studios. A popular feature is Vorsis-quality EQ, filtering, and dynamics processing on every fader!

The E-6 is also ideal for smaller market facilities, news and voice tracking booths, production rooms where the primary focus is on the digital workstation, and even major-market strictly-music operations.

The E-6 surface provides extensive functionality for telephone talk and news formats, with four console-wide mix-minus busses as well as a dedicated mix-minus output from each channel with a talkback button right above the fader.

E-6 surfaces can be intermixed with all other surfaces in the same system, such as our LXE, LX-24, L-8/L-12, IP-12/IP-16, E-1, Sideboard or our Talent Stations. All surfaces include event save and recall. Set events for the morning show, normal programming, special events, remotes, weekly shows, whatever you desire. Easily recall the event to completely reconfigure the console: sources, bus assignments, and settings. Set levels of access so that the more experienced operators can accomplish even the most complex tasks, while keeping the part-time weekend op out of trouble.


  • Touchpad for control of functions on the VGA monitor • Dynamics, EQ, high- and low-pass filtering

  • Four AUX output busses

  • Control of source select, pan, mix-minus assign, and AUX 1-4 send level from the master panel – accessed by the SET switch on each input channel strip

  • Two programmable buttons per input channel strip — use for source select or mode change

  • Mode display on each input channel strip – stereo, left, right, mono, 5.1

  • Control Room, Headphone, Studio 1 and Studio 2 monitoring controls

  • 14 general-purpose programmable buttons

  • Surfaces from 4 to 24 input faders

  • Graphic VGA display with comprehensive metering, clock and timer, less frequently accessed control functions, and for console programming

  • LED display of active source on every input channel strip 

  • Four program busses 

  • Four assignable global mix-minus busses

  • Individual channel mix-minus outputs 

  • Talkback to mix-minus button on every channel strip 

  • SET switch to access secondary functions such as source selection, mix-minus assign, panning 

  • EVENT console snapshot recall and save from the front panel 

  • Passcode-protected access for four levels: Intern, Operator, Production, and Engineering 

  • Front-panel timer control 

  • Low-profile design drops into a countertop cutout – about 2"/4cm above counter top and 3"/8cm below 

  • Optional Wheatstone GLASS-E software to control the console from a remote PC 

  • External rack-mounted power supply; add a second for redundancy 

  • Works with the WheatNet-IP Intelligent Network 


WheatNet-IP Extends E-6's Power


With WheatNet-IP BLADE-3s, you get a virtual rack room in a 1-rack space box. They handle all the I/O (AES/EBU, SPDIF, AOIP, MADI, SDI and AES 67) and provide full routing capabilities. Each BLADE-3 gives you two 8x2 utility mixers, 12 universal GPI/O ports, 128 software logic ports, silence detection, built-in audio clip player, stereo multi-band audio processing, and much more, assignable anywhere on the network. With it you can create workflows that would require a ton of third-party gear.

Snapshots from the field

a scrapbook of real-world photos of real-world WheatNet-IP installations

We love it when, fresh after a new installation, we start getting photos from our customers proud of their new studios. Here’s a sampling of recent photos we’ve received of installations from all over the northern hemisphere.

E1 E6 Snapshots

The Modules

everything you need to mix - and a way to make them yours - right there at your fingertips 

E-6 Input Panel

  • SET Assigns the channel strip for programming of pan, mix-minus assign, and input source on the Master Panel and for less frequently used controls on the monitor screen
  • PROGRAMMABLE Can be programmed on the monitor display for a wide range of functionality; typically used for hot source select, mode change, or EQ/filter/compression insertion
  • CHANNEL MODE Displays channel strip’s source mode, as set on the monitor screen
  • PROGRAM ASSIGN Assigns the source to the four program output busses
  • MXM ASSIGN LEDs that indicate which mix-minus busses the source is feeding; assignment is set on the Master Panel
  • SOURCE DISPLAY Displays the source currently assigned to the channel strip, or scrolls the available sources when changing input source
  • CUE Assigns the source to the CUE bus, pre-switch, pre-fader
  • TB BUS– Interrupts the channel mix-minus output with talkback, typically using the console mic
  • FADER 100mm full-throw professional fader
  • ON-OFF Source to program bus on/off; fires programmed logic (start/stop)


E-6 Monitor Panel


  • PAN Controls the source on the input channel strip activated by its SET button; PAN (if a mono, left-only or right-only source), BALANCE (if a stereo source)
  • MXM ASSIGN Assigns the source on the input channel strip activated by its SET button to the four mix-minus busses
  • MXM TB Interrupts the mix-minus bus with talkback, typically from the console mic
  • INPUT SOURCE Selects a new source on the input channel strip activated by its SET button; available sources are displayed on the strip’s LED source display and on a full source menu on screen; the console can be programmed with a separate source visibility list per channel strip to show only desired sources
  • AUX Dual function: AUX bus send level when a channel strip’s SET button is pressed; when no SET button is active, is an AUX master send level control; TB interrupts the aux bus with talkback
  • CUE Level control for the output to the external cue speaker
  • HDPN MODE SPLIT sends L+R sum of the selected program to the right ear, CUE to the left ear
  • EQ routes the audio through a saved preset using the console's internal processing
  • PROGRAMMABLE 14 buttons – eight at the upper right, two above HDPN MODE, four above
  • TIMER – to perform virtually any system function: fire salvos, activate events, trigger logic/GPI, etc.


  • EVENT (upper right) Snapshot save and recall; can be passcode protected
  • SCREEN SELECT Four buttons above the panel's trackpad that activate various GUI monitor functions
  • TIMER Controls for the on-screen timer; AUTO enables timer restart on pre-programmed input strips when the strip is turned on
    STUDIO 1 & 2 Source select – 4 PROGRAM busses, 2 EXTERNAL pre-programmed (any system sources), 4 MIX-MINUS busses, 4 AUX SEND busses – and level control; both studios have TALKBACK buttons


E-6 GUI Screens
The full power of the E-6 console is accessed through the Graphic Display: Easy to understand even for the less experienced board op; power tools for the experienced production guru; setup and programming for the facility engineer. The VGA driver and software is embedded in the console surface so no external PC is required. 

E6 Main Screen

E6 Router Screen

Main Screen 

Displays all critical information to the operator including program bus names, high-resolution program level meters (average/peak or PPM), switchable meter, analog and digital clock, timer, and current event. Tabs allow access to lesser-used functions.


WNIP Crosspoint Router

Powerful full system routing, not limited to just the console’s I/O. Route any system source to any system destination directly from the console. The screen can be programmed to show only those desired sources and destinations.


E6 EQ DYN ScreenSM

E6 Other Screens

EQ & Dynamics

The E-6 offers comprehensive Vorsis-grade processing for great sounding voices, cleanup of remote feeds, and sweetening in the production environment. Includes 4-BAND PARAMETRIC EQUALIZER with top and bottom bands switchable peak/shelf (the display shows the resulting curve); HIGH- AND LOW-PASS FILTERS, 24db/ octave, adjustable frequency 16-500Hz and 1-20kHz; SOFT-KNEE COMPRESSOR with adjustable threshold, ratio, attack, release, makeup level; and EXPANDER/NOISE GATE with adjustable threshold, ratio, depth, and time constants.


Create and recall console configurations for your different shows, functions, remotes, and even for different announcers (recalling mic processing optimized to their voice).

User Permissions

The engineer can set up four levels of access, each with its own passcode: INTERN, OPERATOR, PRODUCTION, ENGINEER. For example, the INTERN setting could lock the display to only the MAIN screen, keeping them out of trouble.


At a glance display and control of all attributes of the selected input channel strip. On the E-6, shows the function of the programmable buttons and the four AUX sends.

 E 6 Back

Monitor: VGA DB15
Ethernet: RJ45, for use in a WheatNet-IP network, or for external computer control and programming of the console Mixer RJ45, WheatNet systems) Keyboard PS-2

Mouse: USB
Headphone: DB9, line level stereo
Power: Two 5-pin for redundant power supplies

E-6 frames accommodate from 2 to 8 panels,
Each panel 6.26"/15.9cm wide:
INPUT panel - 4-input channels
MASTER panel - phone panel, accessory pushbutton panel.

All frames, surface
17 7/8"/45.3cm deep
1"/0.3cm high at front
1 7/8"/4.4cm high at rear
3 1/4"/8.2cm max depth below countertop

All frames, cutout: 14 1/8"/36.0cm deep
2 panel frame surface: 14 1/2"/36.9cm cutout 13"/32.8cm wide 
3 panel frame surface: 20 7/8"/52.9cm cutout 19 1/8"/48.7cm wide 
4 panel frame surface: 27"/68.7cm cutout 25 1/2"/64.6cm wide 
5 panel frame surface: 33 3/8"/ 84.6cm cutout 31 3/4"/80.5cm wide 
6 panel frame surface: 39 1/2"/100.5cm cutout 38"/96.4cm wide 
7 panel frame surface 45 7/8"/116.4cm cutout 44 1/4"/112.3cm wide 
8 panel frame surface: 52 1/8"/132.3cm cutout 50 1/2"/128.2cm wide



IP88E Engine Front Rear

IP88-3E Engine BLADE 
The IP88-3E BLADE houses all DSP power for an individual control surface and distributes the four stereo PGM busses, four stereo AUX sends, per-channel MIX-MINUS feeds, monitor outputs, and other bus signals to the network. While the IP88-3E doesn’t house audio I/O, it does include 12 universal logic (GPIO) ports.

E6 MeterBridge

E-6 Optional Meterbridges 
Sized to house three or four level meters, along with a clock and timer functions and a speaker, these meterbridges mount directly to an E-6 console.

E 6 PowerSupply

PSE-1 Power Supply
Clean and proper power is key to the great performance you’ve come to expect from Wheatstone. It would be easy to just purchase over-the-counter power supplies for our E-Series Consoles. But we don’t. In order to maintain our high level of quality we've designed and built a dedicated separate rackmount supply for our E-6 surfaces.

19"/48.3cm wide, 1-3/4"/4.5cm high, 12-1/4"/31.1cm deep
Redundancy: use two PSE-1s |
Power Requirements: 120 VAC, 50-60Hz, 180 Watts


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