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Lectrosonics Introduces New M2Ra Digital Wireless Monitor Receiver

Newest member of the company's M2 Duet Digital Wireless in-ear monitoring system family designed for professional touring, installation, theater and broadcast applications.

Lectrosonics has announced the introduction of the M2Ra Digital Wireless monitor receiver as the newest member of the company’s M2 Duet Digital Wireless in-ear monitoring system family, designed for professional touring, installation, theater and broadcast applications.

The M2 platform employs proprietary digital technology that’s designed to foster very flat frequency response, wider dynamic range with no compression, and maximum channel separation for solid stereo imaging or reliable mono operation with no crosstalk. In addition, the digital audio eliminates a compandor and the associated artifacts. Stated latency is 1.6 ms. The transmitter and receiver housings are all-metal for added durability, and both analog and Dante digital signal sources are supported.

M2Ra Overview:

— Phantom power protection on the headphone jack so that the receiver can be safely used as a camera hop receiver.

— Improved IFB analog compatibility mode for upgraded sound quality.

— A beefed-up internal power supply is designed to allow for headphones or earphones with impedances as low as 9 ohms to be used while offering overall improved sound quality.

— An improved menu structure similar to the Lectrosonics DCR822 and DSQD portable receivers.

— Decreased overall RF noise floor and less RF gain in the front end, reducing overloads from strong interference sources and out-of-band signals.

— Increased IP3 and 1 dB RF compression points for improved handling of high signal levels.

— Black anodized finish for a lower visual profile.

— D2 and HDM mono digital compatibility modes so that the M2Ra can be used as a small portable receiver or portable monitor device with mono digital transmitters from the D Squared product line.

Because the M2Ra includes a USB jack for firmware update, users can update their units in the field, using the Lectrosonics Wireless Designer software, to update their units when new features become available. The firmware is available here.

Two versions of the M2Ra receiver are available for worldwide markets: one covering the A1B1 frequency range (470 to 614 MHz), and one covering the B1C1 frequency range (537-691 MHz). This allows a wide selection of operating frequencies for larger systems, and helps avoid interference, even in crowded RF environments.

One of the key features of the Duet system is the Flexlist, allowing users to build a list, by name, of up to 24 feeds. With the Flexlist function, users can quickly browse these feeds on an M2Ra with a minimum of navigation.

The new Lectrosonics M2Ra is available now.


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