Boxing Uses Bexel Falcon Sportscaster
Compact unit addresses issue of limited space
LOS ANGELES — As a booth A2, Bob
Marcus has spent the past 18 years setting up and connecting audio equipment in
the announcers booth for numerous boxing and other sporting events around the
country. One of the biggest recurring issues he has dealt with over the years
is the clutter and lack of space available in the booth. To remedy that
situation, Marcus turned to the Falcon Sportscaster Console, manufactured under
the ASG-Products division of Bexel, a unit of the Vitec.
Designed to meet the needs of U.S. sports broadcasters, the Falcon was created
by Bexel in response to customer requests for help reducing the space
requirements of the audio equipment in the announce booth.
“Announcers rarely have enough room on their tables for all the notes
and broadcast-related information, so the smaller the footprint of the equipment
that we use, the better,” Marcus said. “The Falcon is not only the smallest box
out there; it comes packed with innovative features. One of its greatest
features is that it offers an individual cable that connects to the breakout
box so the A2 doesn’t have to carry around a bulky and heavy booth mult.”
The ASG-Falcon provides the on-air sportscaster a “cough” switch, dual talkback
outputs and ultra-high fidelity earpieces for reduced listener fatigue. All
this is contained in a footprint smaller than a paperback book and allows for
cable dressing that further minimizes the critical front-to-back space
requirement. The Falcon supports all variety of common microphone/headset
connections as well as stereo and mono earpieces.