Sound Devices Releases A20-RX Two-Channel Diversity Receiver
Sound Devices is shipping the A20-RX, a two-channel diversity receiver with SpectraBand technology. SpectraBand gives the A20-RX receiver and A20-Mini transmitter a tuning range: 470 MHz-1525 MHz. Sound Devices says the A20-RX also features high-discrimination front-end filtering for better performance in noisy RF environments and Frequency AutoAssign for faster setup. The receiver is compatible with both A20-Mini and A10-TX transmitters.
SpectraBand eliminates the need for purchasing different wireless receivers dedicated to specific frequency bands, covering approximately 285 MHz of available spectrum in the United States and 383 MHz in the United Kingdom. SpectraBand also claims to eliminate the need for purchasing different wireless receivers dedicated to specific frequency bands. In the U.S., the A20-RX can tune to the 600 MHz guard band (614-616 MHz), 600 MHz duplex gap (653-663 MHz), 900 MHz ISM Band (902-928MHz), 900 MHz STL Band (941.5-960 MHz), and, with the appropriate license, the 1.5 GHz AFTRCC band (1435-1525 MHz). This is in addition to the core USA UHF TV band from 470-608 MHz that’s commonly available. Overall, this totals approximately 285 MHz of available spectrum. In the U.K., the A20-RX can tune to the 800 MHz duplex gap (823-832 MHz), 800 MHz guard band (863-865 MHz), and, with a proper license, the DME and 1.5 GHz bands (961-1015 MHz, 1045-1075 MHz, 1105-1154 MHz, 1518-1525 MHz). This is in addition to the core UK UHF TV band from 470-702 MHz that’s commonly available. Overall, this totals approximately 383 MHz.
The A20-RX is the second product in Sound Devices’ first wireless product line. The first product, the A20-Mini transmitter, is receiving a free firmware upgrade to enable SpectraBand when used with the A20-RX. The A20-RX is also compatible with all tuning ranges of the full-size A10-TX and is SuperSlot compatible with an SL-2 SuperSlot Wireless Module and 8-Series mixer-recorder.
The release of the A20-RX coincides with supporting firmware for the A20-Mini, A10-TX, 8-Series, SD-Utility and A20-Remote.
To download supporting firmware, visit www.sounddevices.com/download