Audix has introduced the Performance Series, a professional wireless system designed for vocalists, musicians, performers and presenters.
The central component of the system is a two-step process of Scan and Sync. Pressing a hot key on the receiver instantaneously scans for open frequencies. Within 5-20 seconds, depending on the intensity of other wireless frequencies in the area, the system will select an available frequency from a grid of pre-coordinated internal frequencies.
Once the frequency is selected, the user holds the transmitter next to the sync light on the receiver, and within 1-2 seconds, the transmitter will lock to the receiver. If more than one system is required, the user simply repeats the one-touch scan and sync process.
The Performance Series is available in 40 Series and 60 Series models. Both are packaged in a durable metal housing.
The 40 Series is a diversity system with 32 MHz of spectrum and 106 pre-coordinated frequencies available that will take into account the region and number of other systems in use. A total of eight systems (conservatively) can be used simultaneously. Dual-channel systems are also available with an internal antenna combiner allowing the system to operate on a single set of common antennas and one power supply.
The 60 Series is a dual-channel system with true diversity receivers and 64 MHz of extended spectrum. There are 207 pre-coordinated frequencies available for auto scan and sync purposes. In addition, there are 2,560 individual frequencies available for manual tuning. A total of 16 systems (conservatively) can be used simultaneously.
Four Performance Series dual-channel systems can be combined to operate on one antenna distribution system (model ADS48), meaning that eight channels of wireless may be operated on one set of antennas and one power supply, occupying just five rack spaces.
Performance Series handheld and bodypack transmitters are both 64 MHz in frequency spectrum—all of the transmitters will work with all of the receivers.
“The Audix Performance Series makes it possible to go from setup to performance in three simple steps—Scan, Sync, Play,” states Cliff Castle, Audix vice president of sales. “The ease of setup combined with the feature-rich options of Audix’s meticulously engineered wireless system makes it appealing to both the novice and experienced user alike.”
Additional features of the 40 and 60 Series:
• High contrast LCD displays
• 300-foot operating range
• Choice of 10 or 40 milliwatt power setting
• 21 dB of level settings at the receiver and an additional 12 dB of gain control at the transmitter
• AF and RF indicators
• Soft mute keys with no noise and non-detectable latency
• Modular, interchangeable capsules for the OM Series and VX5 vocal microphones
• Modular, threaded antennas on the body packs
• AA battery with 10 hours run time (minimum)
“Both professional sound engineers and novice users appreciate the easy-to-operate scan and sync setup modes as well as the performance quality and reliability of the Audix Performance Series,” Castle adds. “We offer features that are simply not available elsewhere at these price points in a professional grade wireless system.”