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Lectrosonics Announces Availability of SMQ Series Transmitter

Feb 1, 2007 8:00 AM

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Lectrosonics is pleased to announce that its new SMQ “Super-Mini” quarter-watt wireless transmitter has cleared FCC regulatory requirements and is now available. The 250mW RF output of the SMQ provides exceptional range and resistance to interference, and the unit’s RF-isolated output reduces inter-modulation (IM) products when the transmitter is used in multichannel systems.

Similar to the SM transmitter introduced by Lectrosonics in 2005, the new SMQ features a membrane-switch front panel, LCD display, and specially plated, machined-aluminum housing. Like the company’s SM and SMD transmitters, the SMQ responds to commands generated by the optional RM remote control unit. The SMQ is the latest offering in the Digital Hybrid Wireless series of products from Lectrosonics, featuring compandor-free audio and backward-compatibility with older analog wireless systems.

The microphone input circuit for the SM family is a new-generation design using a current-servo architecture to accept the widest possible range of microphone sensitivities without distortion. The SMQ is slightly larger than the original SM in order to accommodate an additional AA battery to support the greater RF output power. This makes it the smallest full-featured 250mW transmitter currently available on the market, according to the company.

The SMQ ships with a leather belt clip pouch and a set of four 2500mAh rechargeable NiMh AA batteries and a charger. An optional wire belt clip is available for low-profile placement. The new Lectrosonics SMQ “Super-Mini” quarter-watt wireless transmitter lists at $1,960. The product is now shipping.

Karl Winkler, Lectrosonics director of business development, comments on the company’s latest product offering, “Featuring Lectrosonics’ state-of-the-art Digital Hybrid Wireless technology for compandor-free, pristine quality audio, combined with a rugged housing, remote control operation, and an incredibly small form factor that makes it easy to conceal the unit on the talent, the new SMQ is ideal for a wide range of applications from live performance through field sound recording for TV and film. I’m confident the SMQ’s exceptional feature set and world-class functionality will be well received by audio professionals.”

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