Rio Rancho, NM (November 4, 2010)–Lectrosonics has unveiled its Mute switch; designed for use with the company’s belt-pack transmitters, the Mute switch is a belt-mount unit that provides instant audio muting.
The Mute switch is an active device that is powered by any 5-pin Lectrosonics transmitter, including the new Servo Input transmitters such as the SM Series, LMa and UM400a. It works with most 2- and 3-wire lavalier microphones wired according to Lectrosonics guidelines.
The new Lectrosonics Mute uses an optically coupled switch to silence the audio signal without any clicks and pops, even when located in a strong RF field. The unit’s toggle switch is weather-resistant, and the included cable has weather-resistant vinyl boots at each end. A wiring kit is included that provides a 5-pin connector, strain relief parts, and an additional water-resistant vinyl boot to protect the lavalier microphone connector from moisture.
The housing is machined aluminum, powder-coated, and laser-engraved. The toggle switch is sized and can be controlled under garments. The reversible, stainless steel belt clip enables it to be adjusted to the user’s preference.
Karl Winkler, Lectrosonics’ director of business development, commented on the company’s new Mute switch. “The new Mute switch is an indispensible accessory for our 5-pin transmitters,” states Winkler. “This is the perfect solution for muting the audio feed of referees, ministers or others who require the ability to either temporarily silence or temporarily engage their microphones. The unit’s robust design protects it from moisture, and the housing is specifically built to withstand the rigors of outdoor use. I’m confident many sound professionals will find this an invaluable accessory.”