Set a New Record

Lectrosonics is introducing two new wideband SM transmitters: the SMWB (powered by a single AA battery) and the SMDWB (powered by two AA batteries). These new transmitters have a similar look and feel to previous SM Series units, but add wideband tuning and the ability to act either as a transmitter or as a bodypack recorder. Please note that these functions cannot be used simultaneously.

Shipping starts immediately. but the initial supply will be limited and we'll be fulfilling orders first come, first served, so order today for earliest possible delivery!

More details after the jump.

Flask Dance

If you purchase more than $100 worth of items from our website, we'll send you a free Lectrosonics flask, while supplies last. Handsomely modeled after Lectrosonics' best-selling SMQV, this decanter would feel at home on any cart and is perfect for the dedicated phialphile

Just Duet

Lectrosonics is introducing the Duet digital wireless monitor system! It's a deluxe rack-mounted system with Dante digital inputs and two stereo or dual mono audio carriers with extremely low latency. It can interface with Wireless Designer software via Ethernet or USB for complete system integration and quick setup.

Check out the details of the M2R receiver and M2T transmitter here! Pricing and availability is still pending - we'll update you when we know more.

Assuming Direct Entry

Lectrosonics is introducing new firmware 4.0 for the IFBR1a Belt Pack Receiver that allows the receiver to be operated in two distinct user interface modes:

  • Scan Mode, which exhibits the original behavior of the IFBR1a receiver where users can locate and store up to five different IFB carrier frequencies by scanning for them
     
  • Direct Entry Mode, which takes away the scan capability and replaces it with the ability to program channels into the memories directly via the pushbutton and hex switches. In Direct Entry Mode, five additional channel memories are available, for a total of ten.

The new firmware also enhances the functionality of the IFB hardware and ease of setup for the user.

Users can identify the difference between a v4.0 IFBR1a in Scan Mode and a v2.4 IFBR1A by a burst of rapid LED blinks at power-on in the v4.0 version, to indicate that the unit has two modes available, and the first of those two modes is selected. Users with v4.0 firmware installed in their units can change modes with a simple, step-by-step procedure using the hex switches on the side of the receiver.

"The Lectrosonics IFB system has been a staple for broadcast and other applications for over two decades," states Karl Winkler, vice president of sales & service at Lectrosonics. "A number of our top users have suggested this feature and we're happy to add it via new firmware. This way, the functionality of the existing hardware is enhanced, especially for larger IFB systems with multiple frequencies. This should really speed up the setup time for users in those kinds of scenarios."

New IFBR1a receivers in the UHF blocks shipping from the factory already have this new firmware installed, but older units must be factory upgraded. If users with older units wish to have the new firmware installed , contact the Lectrosonics Parts & Repair department directly at [email protected] or 800-821-1121 or Gotham Sound at [email protected].

End Times

The Lectrosonics SRAES3 bottom plate adapter for all SR Series dual-channel slot receivers is now in stock! The SRAES3 will work with all SR receiver versions to provide audio in the following formats: AES3 digital audio at 48 kHz sampling with an internal clock; AES3 digital audio with an external word clock at 44.1, 48 or 96 kHz sampling; and balanced analog audio from -50 dBu to +5dBu in 1 dB steps. One or two channels of digital audio are delivered from the CH1 jack, while the CH2 jack delivers analog audio at all times.

More details and ordering here.

PDA for the PDR

Lectrosonics has just announced their entry into the world of bodypack recorders with the PDR Digital Recorder!

The PDR is designed to record audio with time code in circumstances where a traditional full sized recorder or wireless system is impractical, such as extreme sports, public events, or complicated documentary or reality shows. The recorder is lightweight, unobtrusive, and easily hidden in clothes or as a plant mic.

The PDR provides a headphone output for monitoring or file review or can be set as a line level output to cascade to a transmitter via the MC70 adapter cable. It can also be tethered to a camera; the headphone output doubles as a line output to feed the AV input.

The BWF (.wav) file formatted audio tracks include time code data for easy synchronization. There are two recording modes: HD Mono records the audio in a single file; Split Gain records two different channels in the file, one at the normal level and another at -18 dB as a safety track.

It retails for $749 and is expected to start shipping soon. Initial supply may be limited, so preorder now for earliest possible delivery!

More details and specifications are available here.

And the Wideband Played On

We misordered, but our screw-up is your gain! While supplies last, we're having an unprecedented sale on L-Series Wideband Wireless Kits designed for camera hop or on-talent use!

Order now! Offer is only good until our limited oversupply runs out - when they're gone, they're gone!

Rise Up

An across-the board price increase for the Lectrosonics line of products, averaging 3%, will go into effect on this coming Friday, July 15th. However, we will honor the current prices for any orders placed by Thursday, July 14th, so contact us today!

This is the first Lectro price increase since November 2013 and reflects an increased costs for parts, materials and tooling.

The Wide World of Wideband Wireless

Investing in wideband wireless is one of the best ways to protect yourself against the upcoming FCC spectrum auction (and goodness-knows-what-else in the future). Fortunately, the US market has seen a remarkable expansion in available systems over the last two years and you'll have a lot of options when shopping for your next kit. Here's a chart of how their frequency bands correspond with a selection of wideband units below:


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Have questions about which system is best for your purposes? Give us a call, send us an email, or stop by - we're happy to discuss!

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