Phonic announced that it will release two-zone and four-zone mixers for use in medium to large-scale installations. The new additions, called ZX2 and ZX4, are audiophile-quality zone mixers for music and paging. They feature three source inputs, a microphone input and an emergency broadcast input. Optional controls allow users to adjust zone volume remotely, and a remote paging control can be used to select from up to four zones.
ZX2 and ZX4 zone mixers were designed to integrate with Phonic’s Icon contractor amplifiers and Versatap speakers. Intended to provide a cost-effective solution for offices, restaurants and lounges, theaters and health and beauty clubs, these systems are intended for easy setup and maintenance.
ZX4 four-zone mixers offer three stereo line inputs, one paging microphone input with 2-band EQ and ducking depth control and an emergency input. Four-zone outputs provide maximum zone coverage, and a mono “utility” output is also included for areas such as restrooms and foyers.
Zone and utility outputs all have individual source selectors and level controls, while two zones are stereo/mono-selectable. Each zone can select between any of three input sources. When the microphone is in use, all zones broadcast the signal; however, the sound level is determined by the microphone volume level and ducking depth. The utility output can select from any one of three source inputs or the microphone.
An emergency interface allows for insertion of an emergency paging system or microphone. ZX4 zone mixers are 1 RU rackmountable units.
ZX2 two-zone mixers have the same features as the ZX4, minus two zone outputs. However, each zone is selectable for stereo or mono output and also has a subwoofer output. Both zone outputs have added bass and treble EQ.
Phonic will release the ZX2 and ZX4 zone mixers beginning May 2005. For more information, please go to www.phonic.com. For more new sound reinforcement products, visit mixonline.com/livesound/products.