News & Press Releases

NEW PRODUCT RELEASE: Sound Devices A10-Rack 4-Slot Wireless Enclosure Dante Interface

The A10-RACK is a 4 slot, 8 channel, 1RU wireless microphone receiver enclosure, compatible with most unislot and SuperSlot™ receivers. The A10-RACK accepts up to 4 dual-channel slot-in receivers, providing a total of 8 separate audio feeds. The A10-RACK provides high-quality antenna distribution, power distribution, up to 8 channels of analogue and/or AES digital audio via XLR-M connectors and an 8 channel Dante audio interface.

Key Features:
  • Full Dante audio network integration for up to four Superslot compatible wireless mic receivers (eight audio channels), such as Audio Limited’s A10-RX, as well as some models by Wisycom and Lectrosonics.
  • Antenna distribution with bias power for active antennas and pass-through for a second A10-RACK for a total of 16 channels
  • Power distribution via 4-pin XLR-M socket, 10-18VDC
  • Analogue or AES outputs via eight XLR-M sockets on rear panel
  • Each receiver can be set to output analogue or AES individually (if receiver supports it)
  • Each receiver outputs analogue or AES and Dante simultaneously
  • Includes a secondary Ethernet port for Dante redundancy or daisy-chaining a second A10-RACK
  • USB-B port for updating RX firmware via Mic2Wav app
  • 470-694MHz front-end RF filter bandwidth
  • 1RU chassis size with adjustable rack ears to set required depth Compatible Receivers

The A10-RACK fits slot-in receivers with maximum dimensions of:

  • Slot height: 18mm (0.71 inches)
  • Slot width: 68.3mm (2.69 inches)
  • Width between SMAs: 84.4mm (3.32 inches)

Contact Jose on 087 551 1034 or info@stratosphere.co.za

NEW PRODUCT RELEASE: Lectrosonics SPDR – small Stereo Portable Digital Recorder

The SPDR is Lectrosonics’ response to customer demand for a small, lightweight dual channel recorder for use on virtual reality sound captures or as a backup recorder for bag systems in the field.

The SPDR allows capture of the full stereo audio of an extreme sport participant, in-car scenes or in situations where a wireless system isn’t practical. When used in conjunction with a small mixer and the SRC receiver, the SPDR makes for a lightweight interview setup that provides full redundancy – all fitting into a small fanny pack. For compatibility with a wider range of memory cards while retaining high reliability, the SPDR features a deep write buffer.

Other Key Features:
  • Records to a Micro SDHC memory card in Broadcast Wave Format (.WAV with iXML metadata)
  • 24 bit depth, at sample rates of either 48 kHz or 96 kHz
  • Inputs from analog line level and AES digital sources, or from lav microphones wired for standard Lectrosonics 5-pin “servo bias” inputs
  • Can be jammed with time code via an industry-standard 5-pin Lemo connector
  • Features a highly accurate, temperature compensated (TCXO) time base crystal

Contact Jose on 087 551 1034 or info@stratosphere.co.za

NEW PRODUCT RELEASE: Lectrosonics RPS4 – Universal DC Power Supply with Redundant Internal Supply Modules

Introducing the NEW Lectrosonics RPS4, a 1RU, high-reliability DC power supply with four 12 V taps.

The unit is designed as a 12V DC source for low-voltage devices such as wireless microphone receivers, IEM transmitters, IFB transmitters, and audio signal processing equipment. The 1RU chassis eliminates the need for a separate power strip with individual DC supplies for each device.

Think Venue, Venue 2, Duet M2T and IFBT4. This unit makes a nice add-on sale for any studio, cart or installation.

The RPS4 supplies four 12 V DC thread-locking (LZR type) taps, each providing up to 1.5 Amps. Two internal power supplies and two temperature-controlled fans operate in a failover mode for an automatic backup in the event one of them fails. Individual 2A automotive blade-type fuses protect each 12 V tap from overload or direct short. The unit can be powered by 100 to 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz. Output DC ripple is less than 20 mV. The unit ships with two 12 inch and two 18 inch DC supply cables.

Key Features:
  • Dual power supplies for fail-over operation
  • Four 12VDC 1.5A outputs
  • Dual cooling fans – temp controlled
  • 2A automotive type blade fuses
  • Locking coaxial DC power connectors
  • LED indicators blink red during fault
  • Spare fuse holder on rear panel

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Contact Jose on +27 (0)87 551 1034 or  info@stratosphere.co.za to place your order.

 

PRESS RELEASE: Oscar-Winning Sound Engineer Thomas Curley Takes Lectrosonics PDR for a Ride on Major Film and Television Projects

“When I decided to invest in myself with equipment I chose Lectrosonics.”

Los Angeles, CA (June 26, 2018) – Oscar award-winning sound engineer Thomas Curley recently added the Lectrosonics PDR Portable Digital Audio Recorder, to his wireless equipment package which includes the SSM Super Slight Micro Transmitter and 200 and 400 Series transmitters and receivers. Curley recently used the new PDR on the upcoming action film, AXL as well as the upcoming TV series Yellowstone, starring Kevin Costner and written and directed by Taylor Sheridan.

Thomas Curley started his career as a Production Assistant on the 2002 movie Time Machine and went on to win an Oscar for Best Sound Mixing for the movie Whiplash in 2015.

“Whiplash was one of the most exhilarating film-making experiences of my career so far. It was such a joy to watch something I personally thought was so wonderful to be warmly received by everyone else,” Curley says.”

Curley, who also recently worked on the upcoming movie, A Million Little Pieces, starting Charlie Hunnam, Juliet Lewis and Billy Bob Thornton says, “The equipment I use for all productions, break down into four basic categories: recorders, microphones, wireless equipment, and time code. I’ve always used Lectrosonics because they have a stellar reputation and as long as I can remember they’ve been the industry standard. When I decided to invest in myself with equipment I chose Lectrosonics and I haven’t used any other brands since.”

In business with brother Brian Curley since moving to Los Angeles from New York in 2002, Thomas Curley has an arsenal of other Lectrosonics Digital Hybrid wireless products including the SSM Super Slight Micro Transmitter and the 200 and 400 Series Receivers.

“Lectrosonics’ wireless technology is second to none. Over the years of working with Lectrosonics, their products have proven to be stable, reliable, and rock-solid all around, and a good value. In fact, one of my brother’s transmitters was run over by a car and it was completely fine other than a few scuff marks,” says Thomas.

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NEW PRODUCT RELEASE: Sound Devices Unveils MixPre-10M for Musicians

The new 12-track recorder simplifies music creation with built-in overdubbing, effects, and other musician-centric tools. The musician features will also be available for purchase as a plugin for the MixPre-6 and MixPre-10T.

REEDSBURG, WI USA, MARCH 7, 2018 – Sound Devices is thrilled to introduce the MixPre-10M, a lightweight, ultra-portable multitrack audio recorder designed specifically for musicians and songwriters. The first-of-its-kind, the MixPre-10M is a 10-input/12-track recorder, mixer and USB audio interface that offers a suite of musician-focused features including overdub, reverb, and metronome.

Ideal for song creation and live performance, the user-friendly MixPre-10M acts as a high-performance portable studio for musicians to capture their songs and ideas anytime and anywhere inspiration grabs them. Incorporating the core functionality of a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW), the MixPre-10M is intentionally simplified to allow musicians to focus on creating songs without letting technology get in the way. The MixPre-10M is the newest member of the award-winning MixPre Series (MixPre-3, MixPre-6 & MixPre-10T) of audio recorders, mixers, and USB audio interfaces.

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