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Lectrosonics, Heil Sound announce strategic partnership
Lectrosonics, manufacturer of wireless microphone systems and audio processing products, and Heil Sound, creators of microphones for recording, live sound and broadcast applications, have announced a strategic partnership. The agreement combines the technology assets of the firms to produce a new handheld wireless microphone.
The first product resulting from the combined effort is the Lectrosonics UTPR20. Combining the capsule from Heil Sound’s PR20 dynamic microphone with Lectrosonics UT Series Digital Hybrid Wireless transmitters, the UT transmitter makes the most of the PR20 capsule with its Digital Hybrid Wireless technology, ensuring compandor-free audio for wide dynamic range and neutral frequency response.
The new UTPR20 will have a distinctive look when compared to the standard UT transmitters in the Lectrosonics line. The UTPR20 employs Heil’s grill basket and capsule identifier ring. At the foot of the transmitter, the product features a gold-colored battery access ring to match the unit’s overall color scheme. Featuring 100mW RF power, 256 synthesized frequencies and full compatibility with Lectrosonics Digital Hybrid Wireless and analog receivers, the new UTPR20 incorporates many advanced features to provide a wide range of possibilities for high-quality speech and vocal performance.
Lectrosonics will show the new UTPR20 at Winter NAMM in January 2008, and anticipates delivery of this product in February.
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