Lectrosonics starts shipping its Duet Digital Wireless Monitor system
The new system, which was first unveiled back in April, is comprised of the M2T dual-stereo half-rack transmitter and M2R diversity belt pack receiver.
The new system is comprised of the M2T dual-stereo half-rack transmitter and M2R diversity belt pack receiver. It covers the UHF frequencies of 470-608 MHz in a single range, uses digital modulation for transmission, and can accept analogue or Dante (optional) digital inputs.
The Duet is designed and developed with professional touring, installation, theatre, filmmaking and broadcast customers in mind.
The M2T half-rack transmitter houses two independent stereo transmitters. The analogue input connectors are full size XLR/TRS combo types for balanced line level analogue signals while the input preamp circuits use a special balanced amplifier with very high common mode rejection to minimise hum and noise. A version of the transmitter also offers a Dante Ultimo interface via dual RJ45 connectors, accepting Dante networked audio inputs and can cascade the digital stream to additional units via CAT6 cables.
The M2R bodypack receiver features 24-bit digital audio for high resolution sound quality with wide dynamic range, low noise floor, and solid stereo image. Both the M2R and M2T units have 2-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.
Additionally, the system includes a FlexList mode, where a number of names and associated frequencies can be stored in the receiver. This way, a monitor engineer can quickly find and listen to any of the performers’ mixes on the stage.