Lectrosonics, a leading manufacturer of wireless audio equipment, will exhibit its state-of-the-art digital wireless product family at the 2024 NAMM Show in booth 17914, North Hall, at the Anaheim Convention Center. The same benefits that have made Lectrosonics the top choice for film and TV production — pristine audio quality, long-range, rock-solid reliability in difficult RF environments, and rugged durability — offer unprecedented performance for musicians and sound engineers. Lectrosonics will give away a dual-stereo M2 Duet system for in-ear monitors (comprising the M2T transmitter and two M2Ra body-pack receivers), and demonstrate its D2 digital wireless including the DSQD four-channel receiver and DHu handheld mic. The Digital Hybrid LT and LR pairing — which a number of artists such Last in Line, Whitesnake, and The Dead Daisies employ on guitar and bass — will also be on hand. PA Systems engineers tired of long cable runs with system tuning microphones can audition the TM400, a wireless test and measurement bundle with the highest audio performance available.
M2 Duet and Giveaway
The M2 Duet system rises to the most demanding in-ear monitoring challenges. Its all-digital transmission and reception can acquire more usable channels than analog systems given the same amount of available RF spectrum and makes for extended range with virtually no noise floor. In the unlikely event a performer does travel out of range, their earpieces simply go silent, with no static bursts or other unpleasant surprises. The half-rackspace M2T transmitter accepts four channels via analog, or Dante digital audio from a monitor console, allowing two independent stereo mixes to be sent to body-worn M2Ra receivers. “Our guitarist specifically commented on how the M2 system sounded amazing during rehearsals,” comments Foo Fighters monitor engineer Ian Beveridge, “even to the point of saying he would never go back to what we were using before.”
For a chance to win an M2T plus two M2Ra units, attendees simply need to visit Lectrosonics’ booth (17914) during exhibit hours, have their NAMM badges scanned, and audition the M2 Duet system via headphones or earbuds. The winner will be drawn at random and notified by email. Lectrosonics will pay shipping; the winner is responsible for applicable sales tax. No purchase is necessary to enter.
D2 (D Squared) is the family name of Lectrosonics’ fourth-generation digital technology. Already taking the film and TV industries by storm thanks to its maximizing of ever-shrinking available RF real estate, wideband access to the full legal tuning range (470-608MHz), and 256-bit encryption for added security, it’s sure to satisfy engineers and musicians who expect audio quality indistinguishable from running a cable — or even better over long distances. The DSQD receiver features four channels in a half-rackspace, 24-bit/48Hz resolution, and analog and digital output. Its ideal companion is the DHu handheld transmitter, a microphone body that pairs with the DSQD over infrared and offers a selectable 25 or 50mW of output power. The DHu accepts interchangeable mic capsules, allowing users to match the pickup pattern and sonic character to the application.
LT and LR
Guitarists and bassists want the run of the stage so they can interact dynamically with bandmates and the audience, and they want it without the clutter of an extra-long cable. The LT and LR, part of Lectrosonics’ time-tested Digital Hybrid Wireless line, deliver. The LT is easily worn on the belt and has a physical mute/power switch. Guitar hero Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake, Dio, The Dead Daises, Revolution Saints), praises the pairing: “I literally could not tell the difference between Lectrosonics and a guitar cable. In fact, I think the Lectro might even sound a little better! The LT has a wide enough gain range to deal with the high-impedance output from a guitar. I use a medium setting and it’s plenty hot enough, and I don’t even have active pickups.”
TM 400 Test and Measurement System
Testing the response of a P.A. system in the venue du jour is a task many concert engineers must repeat, show after show. The TM400 eliminates the need for long cable runs between hardware or software test platforms (e.g., SIM, SMAART, TEF) and a calibrated measurement microphone. An HMa or DPR-A plug-on transmitter snaps directly into the XLR barrel of the mic with no need for cabling, and the R400a or DSQD receiver provides digital signal handling for audio free of companding artifacts. The TM400 has a wide dynamic range and flat frequency response, delivering the accuracy and low-latency of a cable with none of the hassle.
“Musicians and audio engineers are discovering the quality and dependability film and TV sound crews have relied on for decades,” says Karl Winkler, Executive VP of Product Design and Distribution. “In a way, live musical performance is even more demanding, because you can’t just cut and do another take. We believe we make the best wireless gear in the world; we make it right here in the USA, and we’ll be here to support it for you.”
Visit Lectrosonics at booth 17914, North Hall (second level), at the Anaheim Convention Center, January 25-28, 2024.
Well respected within the film, broadcast, and theatre technical communities since 1971, Lectrosonics wireless microphone systems and audio processing products are used daily in mission-critical applications by audio engineers familiar with the company’s dedication to quality, customer service, and innovation. Lectrosonics received an Academy Scientific and Technical Award for its Digital Hybrid Wireless® technology and is a US manufacturer based in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. Visit the company online at www.lectrosonics.com.
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