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4th Gen Audio-Technica 3000 Series and new 5000 series - what happens with my existing microphones?

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With the recent announcement of the 4th Generation Audio-Technica 3000 Series wireless system and the new 5000 series, we've been fielding lots of questions about whether you'll be able to re-use existing earset and lapel microphones.  Today, we have some answers for you. 

The new 4th Generation Audio-Technica 3000 and new 5000 series wireless systems will be shipping in May with a new Hirose screw-down bodypack connector, so if you have existing lavalier, earset or clip-on microphones, your current microphones will not work with the new 3000 and 5000 series.  That said, we've been told by Audio-Technica today that the AT-CWCH adapter cable ($39) will allow you to use current microphones with the new 3000 and new 5000 series in most cases.

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Direct Boxes - aren't they all the same?

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We're often asked what the difference is between direct boxes, and this is a great question. So, let’s have a look at three different models from Radial, and explore what makes a JDI a JDI, and what makes a Stagebug a Stagebug. For this comparison we will look at passive DIs, starting with the Stagebug SB-2, continuing to the Pro DI, and finally we will have a look at the DI that changed the game -- the JDI.

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In each of their direct boxes Radial features a transformer that is designed specifically for the job. The transformer in the Radial SB-2 is designed to be compact and offers amazing performance in a small package. In addition, the SB-2 offers a ground lift, as well as a pad to help with extreme signal levels. This enables this compact DI to handle nearly anything you throw at it. Finally, the SB-2 gives you a Thru to send your signal on to an amplifier or any other instrument level input. All of these features are housed in a rugged metal chassis that can handle the rigors of the road, all at $69.99.

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The next step up from the SB-2 is the Radial Pro DI.

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ProPresenter Users - do NOT upgrade to Mac OS 10.13.4 -- yet

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Attention macOS Users that use USB Display adaptors!

Do NOT upgrade to MacOS 10.13.4 at this time if you use a USB Display Adaptor (usually used for Stage Display outputs in ProPresenter). DisplayLink, the company that makes the chips that are used in the vast majority of the USB display adaptors that are made, released the following on March 30, 2018:

"We have become aware that installing macOS release Version 10.13.4 will cause DisplayLink connected displays to go blank after the OS upgrade, with the current DisplayLink driver [4.1] installed. Functionality such as Ethernet and audio, where implemented, is unaffected. We have alerted Apple to this issue and are working hard to find a resolution. These features continue to work as expected in 10.13.3"

Note that this is NOT a ProPresenter issue, but rather an issue with the driver that works with the USB adaptors. 

   

600MHz wireless microphone rebate extended!

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Is your wireless microphone gear operating in the legal part of the RF Spectrum? Between now and July 2020, any wireless microphone operating between 614-698 MHz will have to be removed from service.  See the FCC information page here

Have you taken full advantage of Shure rebate offers yet? It is not too late! Shure is excited to extend its 600MHz wireless rebate program through October 31, 2018. This quick and easy trade-in program helps you bring all of your inventory into the legal operating range and saves you money while doing so.  Save up to $500 per channel on new wireless systems!

If we can answer questions about the 600MHz transition and how it affects you, please call us at 800-747-7301. 

   

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