Setup to performance in three steps with Audix
According to VP of sales, Cliff Castle, Audix’ Performance Series wireless system has been designed ‘to go from setup to performance in three simple steps: Scan, Sync, Play’.
Comprised of the 40 Series and 60 Series, the Performance Series’ ‘scan and sync’ setup is initiated by pressing a hot key on the receiver. The system then reportedly selects a frequency within 5s to 20s following which the receiver and transmitter can be synced within a second or two.
The 40 Series has a spectrum of 32MHz and features 106 pre-coordinated frequencies, with dual channel systems available. Meanwhile, the 60 series is a dual channel system with an extended spectrum of 64MHz, possessing 207 pre-coordinated frequencies and the option for manual tuning up to 2,560 frequencies.
The manufacturer states that the 40 Series allows for eight systems to be used simultaneously, while 16 systems can be used with the 60 series. Therefore four dual channel systems are able to operate on one antenna distribution system, meaning that eight wireless channels can be operated from one set of antennas and a single power supply occupying a 5U space.
Both models, it is said, offer an operating range of over 90m, 21dB of level settings at the receiver, an additional 12dB of gain control at the transmitter, AF and RF indicators and 10 or 40mW power settings. Powered by a single AA battery that Audix proclaims will run for a minimum of 10 hours, the products boast metal housing for the transmitters and receivers, include high-contrast LCD screens, soft-mute keys and modular, interchangeable capsules for the existing OM series and VX5 condenser microphone.
Transmitters come in both body pack and handheld form, each with a frequency spectrum of 64MHz so that all transmitters work alongside all receivers. The body pack also includes modular, threaded antennas.