Rio Rancho, NM (April 24, 2017)—At NAB 2017, Lectrosonics has introduced Duet, a digital wireless monitor (IEM) system comprising the M2T dual-stereo half-rack transmitter and M2R diversity belt pack receiver.
The Duet covers UHF frequencies 470-608 MHz in a single range, uses digital modulation for transmission, and can accept analog or Dante digital inputs. The new system is intended for professional touring, installation, theater, filmmaking and broadcast applications.
The half-rack M2T houses two independent stereo transmitters, allowing for up to four stereo or dual-mono transmissions in a single rack space. The audio inputs can be individually configured to be analog or Dante compatible. Balanced line level analog input is via full size XLR/TRS combo connectors. The input preamp circuits use a special balanced amplifier with very high common mode rejection to minimize hum and noise.
A Dante Ultimo interface via dual RJ45 connectors accepts Dante networked audio inputs and can cascade the 24-bit digital stream to additional units via CAT6 cables. An additional RJ45 jack provides an Ethernet connection for programming and control via Wireless Designer software. A front panel USB jack allows for firmware updates. The transmitter features a full color, backlit LCD, while the all-metal chassis can be racked singly or in pairs using included rack mount hardware.
Both units have two-way IR sync, so scan data from the receiver can be sent to the transmitter and thus onto the Ethernet network for use by Wireless Designer software for frequency planning and coordination purposes.