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NAMM 2019: dBTechnologies to unveil RS16000 Touring Rack

The true diversity wireless microphone system offers 16,000 selectable frequencies, and can be used for a variety of applications globally

dBTechnologies’ new RS16000 Touring Rack will debut at NAMM 2019, in Booth AAC North 18219, as well as with an arena showcase.

Operable within the UHF spectrum between 470-870 MHz, the digital, 24-bit, true diversity wireless microphone system offers up to 400 MHz of tuning bandwidth (for any receiver and transmitter) across six channels. A total of 16,000 frequencies are available to users, which can be selected in manual mode within 25 kHz increments to meet the needs of the majority of applications across the globe.

The RS16000 system comes in a rugged road case, including six RS16000R receivers, a model AS6W antenna splitter with 9V phantom power, its own active cooling system, an RPS10 power supply, and a HUB800 network hub, which facilitates the use of dBTechnologies’ Wireless Manager software via a front-panel USB port. An Ethernet port is also provided in the back-panel for building and managing multiple systems, each of which is designed to support more than 60 transmitters simultaneously.

Sold separately, handheld and bodypack transmitters are available for use with the system. Interchangeable capsules are included with the handheld transmitter along with a Shure adapter, while the bodypack is equipped with a Shure compatible four-pole Mini-XLR connector. Either alkaline or rechargeable lithium-ion batteries can be used with both transmitters, providing up to seven hours of continuous operation.

Beyond the broadband antenna included with each system, optional accessories include windproof omnidirectional and directional antennas, both of which are active with adjustable gain (+12, +6, 0, -6 dBm), and outfitted with an LED indicator that warns users when RF saturation exceeds safe levels.

With an operating range of nearly 300 feet in absence of interference, the system is FCC, RED, and IC compliant. Its low latency works in conjunction with the digital circuitry. To ensure security, a 48-bit random encryption key enables discreet operation that can’t be decrypted, even with another RS16000 device.

Wireless Manager, a management app for the product, can be used to accomplish myriad tasks, ranging from country-specific frequency selection, spectrum analysis, and automatic frequency scan to calculating intermodulation, and making gain adjustments.