Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 45 years, is showed the new BPHS1-XF4 Communications Headset at InfoComm 2011. Based on Audio-Technica’s popular BPHS1 Broadcast Stereo Headset, the BPHS1-XF4 is designed for use with intercom systems for broadcast, theaters, sports, live events or anywhere a high-quality communications headset is required.
The rugged BPHS1-XF4 offers natural, highly intelligible stereo reproduction, featuring closed-back circumaural (around-the-ear) ear cups designed to provide maximum comfort and ambient noise rejection with minimal ear fatigue. The BPHS1-XF4 also has a professional boom-mounted moving coil dynamic microphone that can be positioned for use on either side of the mouth.
The BPHS1-XF4’s microphone has a unidirectional polar pattern tailored for pickup of speech with maximum voice intelligibility over a wide frequency range. A high-performance neodymium magnet in the microphone ensures a high output level and detailed sound reproduction.
The microphone is more sensitive to sound originating directly in front of the element, making it useful in reducing pickup of unwanted, off-axis sounds. The flexible gooseneck boom swivels for easy positioning on either the right or left side.
The headset’s dual earphones offer an extended frequency response of 20-20,000 Hz for smooth, natural sound reproduction.
At the heart of each earpiece, a 40-mm neodymium driver offers impressive power handling ideal for high maximum sound pressure levels. Generously padded circumaural ear cups provide acoustic isolation and long-wearing comfort; the adjustable headband is also crafted and cushioned for listening comfort.
The BPHS1-XF4 comes standard with the BPCB4 cable (terminating in a 4-pin XLRF-type connector) and three AT8162 windscreens. Additionally, for broadcast applications, the BPHS1-XF4 can easily be transformed into a broadcast headset by changing to the BPCB1 cable with 3-pin XLR-type/stereo ¼” terminations (available separately).
The BPHS1-XF4 will be available August 2011 with a MSRP list price of $279.00.