The DCHT transmitter is a compact digital wideband dual channel IFB or camera hop transmitter for use with a DCHR or M2R receiver to provide a wireless link from a bag or cart system to cameras and recorders. The transmitter will accept mic or line level analog signals or AES digital signals from a mixer and transmit the signals to the receiver in a pure digital format. The digital architecture is a third generation design with specially developed, high efficiency digital circuitry for extended operating time on two AA batteries.
Studio quality, stereo audio performance is assured by high quality components in the preamp, wide range input gain adjustment, and DSP-controlled limiting. Input connections and settings are included for any lavalier microphone, dynamic microphones and line level inputs. Input gain is adjustable over a 51 dB range in 1 dB steps to allow an exact match to the input signal level, maximizing the dynamic range and signal to noise ratio.
The top panel contains the antenna jack, two audio input level LEDs (one per audio channel), the programmable function switch, and the audio input jack. The red/green LEDs provide audio level indications from -20 dB to the onset of limiting for each channel for accurate input gain adjustment. The programmable switch can be configured as a mute switch, a power on/off switch, or be bypassed.
The 6-pin input jack accepts two mic or line level analog signals or AES digital signals from external sources via a variety of adapter cables. Analog inputs can be linked for the same gain when used with a stereo source, or operate independently with individual settings.
Setup and adjustment is enabled through a backlit LCD, membrane switches and an intuitive menu structure. Input gain is adjustable over a wide range in 1 dB steps to optimize modulation and limiting for maximum signal to noise ratio and minimum distortion.
The transmitter can be powered by external DC using the LT Battery Eliminator (sold seperately). The battery door is replaced by the adapter with a simple procedure. The adapter provides a locking coaxial connector and a variety of power cords and connectors are available.
Starting in 2017, the 617-652 MHz and 663-698 MHz frequencies are being transitioned by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Users of wireless microphone devices that operate in any portion of those frequencies must cease operating on these frequencies no later than July 13, 2020. In addition, users of this device may be required to cease operations earlier than that date if their operations could cause harmful interference to a 600 MHz service licensee’s wireless operations on these frequencies. For more information, visit the FCC’s wireless microphone website at www.fcc.gov/wireless-microphones-guide or call the FCC at 1-888-CALL-FCC (TTY: 1-888-TELL-FCC).
Most users do not need a license to operate this wireless microphone system. Nevertheless, operating this microphone system without a license is subject to certain restrictions: the system may not cause harmful interference; it must operate at a low power level (not in excess of 50 milliwatts); and it has no protection from interference received from any other device.
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