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Hotshot 48V Condenser Mic Switcher Launched by Radial

Radial’s new Hotshot 48V Switcher diverts a mic signal away from the house PA to stage monitoring or in-ears for discrete communication.

Radial HotShot 48V Mic Switcher
Radial HotShot 48V Mic Switcher

Vancouver, Canada (June 8, 2020)—Radial Engineering has introduced its new HotShot 48V Microphone Switcher, intended for use in live sound scenarios.

Aiding private communication between performers and crew or each other, the Hotshot 48V footswitch allows a live performing artist to redirect a condenser or dynamic microphone signal away from the main house system to the stage monitoring or in-ear system for discrete communication.

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The unit features a transformer-isolated XLR input and two independent XLR outputs. The balanced input accepts both mic and line-level sources, enabling the connection of microphones, an effects device, line-level output of a vocal processor, or any other balanced signal in the audio chain.

While the switcher is specifically designed to address issues when switching condenser microphone outputs, it works equally well with dynamic mics also. The unit is also noted to be “pop-less;” while passive audio switchers occasionally create an audible pop during switching due to the introduction of phantom power or by stray DC, the unit employs active circuitry and a time delay microcontroller for silent switching. A five-millisecond delay is introduced when the switching relay is activated, preventing audible noise.

The HotShot 48V’s footswitch operates in either momentary or Latch switching mode, and LED indicators display the selected output. 48V phantom is supplied, and the unit is powered by an included 9V PSU.

Radial Engineering •