Lectrosonics adds DBa transmitter to DSW Series

Lectrosonics has strengthened its DSW (Digital Secure Wireless) microphone system range with the DBa digital belt pack transmitter.

Featuring 24-bit/48 kHz digital audio, the DBa is designed for use in theatres, film making, touring and other demanding applications. The compact and lightweight but rugged machined metal construction ensures that the new transmitter is a durable choice for tough environments, the company says, and with AES-256-CTR (Advanced Encryption Standard) encryption technology, the DBa transmitter is also ideal for where privacy is of paramount concern, such as corporate boardrooms, shareholder meetings and government facilities.

The DBa features wideband tuning (470-698 MHz), a linear RF output stage for reduced intermodulation distortion and true 50mW transmission RF power for broad range and resistance to dropouts. The TA5M mic/line input found on the new transmitter accepts all lavalier and head-worn microphones wired for Lectrosonics servo-input transmitters.

Karl Winkler, Lectrosonics’ vice president of sales, said: “The new DBa digital belt pack transmitter is the ideal tool for critical audio applications where sound quality is first on the list. With powerful encryption, the DBa will also be at home on closed sets, theaters, corporate and government environments where privacy is a must. Of course the DBa has that classic Lectrosonics feel of machined metal – you know it will hold up when things get tough.”

Other specifications

  • Frequency response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz +/- 1dB
  • System latency: 2.5ms
  • Distortion: .05% THD+N, 1 kHz @ -10 dBFS
  • Dynamic range: 108 dB A-wtd.

The DBa uses two AA batteries for a five-plus-hour (alkaline) or nine-plus-hour (lithium) run time, and is available now with a US MSRP of $2,150.