NEW PRODUCT RELEASE: Bubblebee Industries announces The Sidekick 2 IFB In-Ear Monitor!

Bubblebee Industries launches the next step in invisibility and comfort for IFB In-ear monitors: The Sidekick 2

EVEN MORE INVISIBLE:

  • New cable 44% thinner than previous unit 
  • New diameter of only 33μm
  • 33% lower profile cable relief
  • Greater transparency blends into the background better

TWICE AS DURABLE:

  • Kevlar reinforcement with stronger outer sheath prevents cable damage
  • New termination tested up to 100 000 bends without failure

MORE COMFORTABLE:

  • Less than half the weight of the previous unit
  • Now with even more comfortable ear loop

Contact Jose on 087 551 1034 or jose@stratosphere.co.za to place your order.

NEW PRODUCT RELEASE: Lectrosonics announces the new DCR822 portable 2-channel Digital Receiver

We are excited to introduce the DCR822 portable, 2-channel digital receiver! The true successor to the venerable UCR411a but with twice the channels in the same physical size, along with a host of new, powerful features. 

It represents state-of-the art RF performance with Vector Diversity (an advanced type of True Diversity) and extremely robust front-end architecture, bringing the Highest Level of RF and Audio Performance to Field and Location Production.

The DCR822 is compatible with mono transmitters from the D Squared line (DBu, DHu, DPR), but also capable of decoding signals from stereo transmitters like the DCHT and M2R. It is also backward compatible with Lectrosonics Digital Hybrid Wireless® transmitters.

The DCR822 is aimed at mobile production sound, sports video, reality TV, and anywhere a wireless system must provide the ultimate in RF and audio performance, despite the challenges of shrinking spectrum and high noise floor.

Key Features:

  • Tunes across 144 MHz (A1B1 version) or 155 MHz (B1C1 version)
  • Compatible with DBu, DHu, DPR, DCHT and MT2 transmitters
  • Backward compatible with Digital Hybrid Wireless® transmitters
  • Selectable AES3 or analog mic/line level outputs
  • Extremely high IP3 of +15 dBm for high performance in tough RF environments
  • Vector Diversity with 2 RF front ends per channel for superior diversity performance
  • AES 256-CTR encryption with 4 key policy modes
  • USB port for connectivity with Wireless Designer
  • MicroSD card slot for firmware updates and for on-board recording
  • 4 AA battery power or external DC
  • Solid machined aluminum housing, anodized
  • Extremely fast RF scanning and setup via IR

Supplied Accessories: the DCHR ships with AMJ jointed antennas, CCMINI zippered case, microSD card, and AA batteries.

Read more here…

Contact Jose on 087 551 1034 or jose@stratosphere.co.za to place your order.

NEW PRODUCT RELEASE: Lectrosonics announces the DCHR miniature, stereo digital receiver!

Lectrosonics announces the DCHR miniature, stereo digital receiver!

This is the perfect companion for the DCHT stereo digital transmitter, but the DCHR is also compatible with mono transmitters from the D Squared line.

The DCHR is aimed at production sound, sports video production, reality TV, and anywhere a wireless stereo camera hop or super-compact digital receiver is needed. Think small cameras!

Key Features:
  • Tunes across 144 MHz from 470-614 MHz (covers A1 and B1 ranges)
  • Compatible with DBu, DHu, DPR, DCHT and MT2 Transmitters
  • Selectable AES3 or analog mic/line level outputs
  • AES 256-CTR encryption
  • USB port for firmware updates
  • Two AA battery power
  • Solid machined aluminum housing
  • Optional powering from external DC with LTBATELIM
  • Extremely fast RF scanning and setup via IR
Supplied Accessories:
  • The DCHR ships with AMJ antennas, a wire belt clip, and AA batteries.

Read more here…

Contact Jose on 087 551 1034 or jose@stratosphere.co.za to place your order.

PRODUCT RELEASE: Bubblebee Industries – The Production Sound Safety Kit

It’s important for us all to continue helping our community worldwide get back into work safely and efficiently. As such, we have collected several accessories that should prove useful for all departments on set and put them into one handy kit.

The Production Sound Safety Kit consists of a number of useful tools which can help you and the production crew stay safe, as well as giving your clients peace of mind that production is taking conscious measures to ensure safe working practices. 

MORE INFO

Watch the unboxing video

We even made an unboxing video so you can see what the Production Sound Safety Kit includes.

 

Also available The Visor Cap (Wide) and The Visor Hat.

PRODUCT RELEASE: Bubblebee Industries – The Visor Cap

A baseball-style branded cap, with metal poppers to attach/remove face visor.

Our 100% Cotton baseball cap with face visor uses press studs to attach or remove a clear face shield for safety when working on set. Suitable for indoor or outdoor use when it’s necessary to shield the wearer’s face from spray, splatter, droplets, dust, etc.

The cap is black with an embroidered ‘BBI’ logo on the front panel and the phrase, “MAKING SOUND SOUND BETTER” along the back.

Key Features:

100% COTTON, PERFECT FIT Our baseball cap is made of quality grade 100% cotton material, with an adjustable strap at the back for a perfect fit.

CLEAR, SAFE AND DURABLE FACE VISOR The included face shield is made of clear TPU (Thermoplastic Polyurethane) which is safe, non-toxic and known for its toughness. It is a commonly used material in sporting goods, food processing equipment and medical tubing / (+IV) biomedical apparatus. It is easily cleaned using soap and water.

EASY ON, EASY OFF FACE VISOR The clear face screen attaches using press studs on either side of the cap and screen. This makes for quick attachement or removal depending on your working requirements.

USE WITH HEADPHONES The position of the press studs means you can still use your headphones over the top of the cap and attach or remove the visor without the need to take them off.

Also available as The Visor Cap (Wide) and The Visor Hat.

PRODUCT RELEASE: Lectrosonics announces the NEW IFBR1B multi-frequency belt-pack IFB Receiver

Models: IFBR1B, IFBR1B-941, IFBR1B-VHF

Wireless IFB (interruptible fold back) systems are used for talent cueing and crew communications in broadcast and motion picture production. In other cases, the IFB system is used by directors and other management to monitor program audio during a production. The IFBR1B receiver provides simplicity and flexibility in a package that is intuitive for untrained users to operate. Despite its tiny size, the new IFBR1B receiver offers excellent performance on par with all of Lectrosonics’ IFB products.

The IFBR1B is housed in a rugged aluminum package. A wire beltclip is included and provides a secure mounting on a wide variety of belts, pockets and fabrics. An optional “clamp style” spring-loaded belt clip is also available: the IFBR1BBCSL. The IFBR1B is powered for over 8 hours by a removeable, rechargeable LB-50 lithium ion battery.

NOTE: The IFBR1B does not ship standard with the single battery charger. To order this unit with a charger, order as a kit: IFBR1B-WITH-CHARGER. The IFBR1B can be dock charged without removing the battery with the optional CHSIFBR1B.

Key Features:

  • Stores up to 10 frequency presets in memory
  • LCD interface for programming and operation
  • High sensitivity for extended operating range indoors or outdoors
  • USB port for firmware updates
  • Compact, rugged machined aluminum housing
  • Attached battery door
  • 8+ hours battery life with removable LB-50 Li-ion
  • Dock chargeable with optional CHSIFBR1B

Read more here…

NEW PRODUCT RELEASE: Sound Devices – XL-AES3 Input Expander

The XL-AES is an optional accessory for the Scorpio, 888, and 833 that provides 8 channels of AES3 audio connectivity through four TA3F connectors. Any of the 8 audio channels may be routed to any channel on the mixer-recorder through the standard channel routing matrix.

The XL-AES is the perfect accessory to accommodate additional digital wireless receivers into your 8-Series.

The accessory mounts directly to the expansion port on the mixer-recorder’s top panel and features four heavy-duty TA3F rear facing input jacks in a rugged milled aluminum enclosure. Firmware v3.10 is required to use the XL-AES. 

Read more here…