Houston, TX (April 6, 2016)—Jason Martin Audio supplied an arsenal of Lectrosonics Digital Hybrid Wireless equipment for the Quicken Loans All-Star Football Challenge, broadcast by ESPN2, which showcased 15 of the best college football players in a competition of strength, agility and accuracy.
“I’ve built my company around Lectrosonics, and I only rent Lectrosonics wireless microphones and IFBs,” says Jason Martin, whose wireless equipment rental package clients include professional sports teams, broadcast television networks and remote broadcast production providers. The Houston-based rental house, which maintains the largest inventory of current model Lectrosonics Digital Hybrid Wireless equipment in Texas, supplied three Lectrosonics Venue and two Venue 2 modular multichannel receivers together with a selection of LT and SMQV beltpack transmitters, HH and HHa handheld transmitters, an IFB-VHF system and multiple ALP620 shark fin antennas for the event.
Martin reports that RF A2 Adam Sallee from Houston operated the Lectrosonics gear at the All-Star Football Challenge, which was held at AT&T Stadium in Dallas. “The two Venue 2 receivers had multiple tracking modules in block A1, which we used for the sideline reporter, and we set up eight of the new LT transmitters, also in A1, eventually using probably six of them,” says Martin.
The Venue 2 receivers were a new acquisition for Jason Martin Audio along with the LT beltpacks and HHa handheld transmitters. “We wanted to get the Venue 2 in there and play around with the new wideband tuning, because of the looming FCC auction,” he explains. “We want to be able to offer our customers a robust tuning range that will work in many, many different locales, as well.”
He also tried out a new Lectrosonics IFB-VHF system: “I was nervous about the output power being 50 mW as opposed to the 250 mW available in the UHF unit, but because it’s in the VHF range, it worked flawlessly. I had no problems using the 18-inch whip antenna; it was great.”