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SOUND DEVICES A-XLR ADAPTER For A20-RX, 2x 3-pin XLR, male/female 4-pin Hirose, 1x micro-USB

Stock code
74-5011
Brand
Sound Devices
Model number
  • A-XLR
SOUND DEVICES A-XLR ADAPTER For A20-RX, 2x 3-pin XLR, male/female 4-pin Hirose, 1x micro-USB
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SOUND DEVICES WIRELESS SYSTEMS

Designed for sound recordists and professional sound engineers, Sound Devices wireless systems feature a host of features and functionality that suits the needs of the more discerning user.

The below products employ SpectraBand technology that enables the device to be tuned to a ‘super wide’ range of 470-1525MHz. Tuning within this range varies by country, for instance in the UK, the available frequency ranges are:

  • The core UK UHF TV band (470-702 MHz)
  • The 800 MHz duplex gap (823-832 MHz)
  • The 800 MHz guard band (863-865 MHz)
  • The DME bands (961-1015 MHz, 1045-1075 MHz, 1105-1154 MHz), with an appropriate license.
  • The IMT band (1518-1525 MHz)

Usage Note: Licensing and legal use information for radiomic equipment in this product group is applicable to the UK only. Customers should check with the relevant regulatory body for the territory the equipment is to be used in prior to purchase to ensure appropriate legal usage and local environmental restrictions.

Sound Devices offer the following link (https://www.sounddevices.com/available-frequencies/) as a resource for further detailed information on which frequency ranges are available for each country.

RECEIVERS


A20-NEXUS GO

Sound Devices A20-Nexus Go is multichannel wireless microphone receiver in a compact 1U, half-rack wide chassis. It features 4 independent, true-diversity channels that can be expanded to 6 or 8 true-diversity channels via optional software license (see optional accessories below). A20-Nexus Go has features including SpectraBand technology and NexLink – an integrated, long-distance remote control of all wireless transmitters, including group power on/off over 2.4GHz. GainForward support for use with a compatible A20 transmitter eliminates the need to adjust microphone gain at the transmitter stage. The audio levels can be controlled on the Nexus Go, or on connected 8-series mixer.

A20-Nexus Go can be used in a portable bag setup or mounted in a standard 19-inch rack using the optional A20-Shelf. Additionally, the receiver can be docked to a Sound Devices 8-series, or Scorpio mixer-recorder using the A20-QuickDock accessory. When connected to a compatible device, the A20-QuickDock provides power, audio, and timecode connections with no additional cables – allowing the A20-Nexus Go to connect and disconnect ‘in seconds’ without the need for tools. SpectraBand enables a tuning range of 169 - 1525MHz in 25kHz steps, however not all may be accessible in the country of use.

The front facing panel houses four colour OLED touchscreens that allow control and monitoring. These touchscreens can be locked to prevent unauthorised tampering, switched to screensaver mode to prevent burnout, and touch disabled. A multifunctional triangular button allows for power up and down, and screen view cycling. A rotary controller allows for menu control and selection, and a surrounding, multicolour ring LED signifies power, sync, and lockout statuses. A and B antenna inputs are provided via BNC connectors, which are compatible with active, passive, or smart antenna.

The rear facing panel has connectivity including antenna input connectors A and B, which can also be employed as cascade outputs; audio output via 25-pin D-sub connection, 2x 2.4GHz antenna connections for use with NexLink feature, LTC/word clock input via BNC, dual 4-pin Hirose DC power outputs, DC input via TA4-M connection, and USB-A port for pairing, syncing, USB keyboard connection, or USB thumbdrive connection. A USB-C port and a card slot are provided for factory use only.

Included accessories: 2x A20-Monarch, 2x A20-2.4G ANT+MOUNT, rubber feet, USB-A to USB-C cable.
Optional accessories: A20-Quickdock Mount, A20-Quickdock Pegs, A20-Shelf, XL-WPTA4, A20-Nexux Go 2-channel expansion license (see https://store.sounddevices.com/product/a20-nexus-go-channel-expansion-license/).

RF modulation: Proprietary, 100% digital RF modulation, standard/long range per channel. Spurious rejection: Greater than 100dB typical. Cascade output: 50ohm. RF bias output: 12V, 200mA per BNC. Audio latency: 2ms, standard; 3.9ms, long range. Frequency response: 10Hz-20kHz, +/-1dB, 1kHz. Dynamic range: Greater than 130dB, with A20 transmitter. Output level: +20dBu, line; -20dBu, microphone. Sample rate: 44.1/48/96kHz. Digital audio output: Balanced AES3, 110ohm. Dimensions (HxWxD): 40 x 203 x 167mm. Weight: 1.22kg.


A20-NEXUS

Sound Devices A20-Nexus is ‘high performance’, 8, 12, or 16-channel wireless microphone receiver in a compact 1U, half-rack wide chassis. Features include eight independent, true-diversity channels which can be expanded to 12 or 16 true-diversity channels via software license (see optional accessories). A20-Nexus features many of the features of the A20-Nexus Go including NexLink, and 169 - 1525MHz SpectraBand technology, GainForward. This receiver can also be docked to an 8-series or Scorpio mixer using the A20-QuickDock.

In addition to the above features, A20-Nexus can be powered by PoE+, has 16-channel I/O Dante audio-over-IP, and built-in web server for control via phone, tablet, or computer. Integrated real time spectrum analyzer (RTSA) and scanning aids intuitive frequency coordination, whilst and AutoAssign feature allows automatic deployment of clean frequencies in a matter of seconds. Connection to an optical fibre network can be made when an optional modular network transceiver is inserted into the SFP slot.

The front facing panel houses four colour OLED touchscreens that allow control and monitoring. These touchscreens can be locked to prevent unauthorised tampering, switched to screensaver mode to prevent burnout, and touch disabled. A multifunctional triangular button allows for power up and down, and screen view cycling. A rotary controller allows for menu control and selection, and a surrounding, multicolour ring LED signifies power, sync, clipping, and lockout statuses. A and B antenna inputs are provided via BNC connectors, which are compatible with active, passive, or smart antenna. A 3.5mm headphone output connector is provided for local monitoring.

The rear facing panel has connectivity including antenna input connectors A and B, which can also be employed as cascade outputs; 2x 25-pin D-sub type analogue or AES3 audio outputs, 2x 2.4GHz antenna connections for use with NexLink feature, LTC/word clock input via BNC, dual 4-pin Hirose DC power outputs, 2x DC inputs via TA4-M connection, and USB-A port for pairing, syncing, USB keyboard connection, or USB thumbdrive connection. 2x RJ45 connections enable Dante connection, and single SPF port allows for optical fibre option. A USB-C port is provided for factory use only.

Included accessories: 2x A20-Monarch, 2x A20-2.4G ANT+MOUNT, rubber feet, USB-A to USB-C cable.
Optional accessories: A20-QuickDock mount, A20-Quickdock Pegs, A20-Shelf, XL-WPTA4, A20-Nexus 4-channel expansion license (see https://store.sounddevices.com/product/a20-nexus-channel-expansion-license/).

RF modulation: Proprietary, 100% digital RF modulation, standard/long range per channel. Spurious rejection: Greater than 100dB typical. Cascade output: 50ohm. RF bias output: 12V, 200mA per BNC. Audio latency: 2ms, standard; 3.9ms, long range. Frequency response: 10Hz-20kHz, +/-1dB, 1kHz. Dynamic range: Greater than 130dB, with A20 transmitter. Output level: +20dBu, line; -20dBu, microphone. Sample rate: 44.1/48/96kHz. Digital audio output: Balanced AES3, 110ohm. Audio over IP: Dante, 44.1/48/96kHz sample rate. Dimensions (HxWxD): 40 x 203 x 167mm. Weight: 1.27kg.


A20-RX

A20-RX is a 2-channel true diversity receiver designed for ‘maximum connectivity’ such as SuperSlot, XLR, and TA3, along with Sony camera slot compatibility.

The receiver has features including SpectraBand technology, which delivers a tuning range of 470 - 1525 MHz, ‘low-loss, brick-wall’ SAW filters to retain performance in noisy RF environments, and an AutoAssign feature that makes frequency selection and setting quick and easy to do. GainForward(ing) allows the user to set the A20-Mini’s gain levels via trim control remotely.

The top panel of the receiver houses all but the output plate connection, which is positioned on the bottom of the receiver. Two SMA connectors are provided to attach the included 1/4-wave whip antennae. Each of the two channels has a dedicated blue LED that illuminates to signify power, operation, and paired transmitter’s battery critical. Green LEDs indicate good RF reception and deterioration, whilst red LEDs indicate channel lock loss and RF overload. The central display allows the user to quickly monitor the channel status and settings, and also gives visual access to the menu and settings pages – with left, right, and enter buttons for navigation.

Included accessories: 3x whip antennae.
Optional accessories: A-XLR adapter, A-TA3 adapter, A-SL adapter, A-15pin cradle, A-Flip adapter, A-RXMON headphone amplifier, A-SMA whip antenna, A-SMAR right-angled whip antenna.

RF modulation: Proprietary modulation, standard/long range selectable. Frequency response: 10Hz-20kHz, +/-1dB, 1kHz. Output level: +14dBu/+2dB/-10dBu/-22dBu selectable. Digital audio output: Balanced AES3, 110ohm. Dimensions (HxWxD): 113.7 x 78.5 x 26.6mm. Weight: 0.165kg, excluding backplate accessory.

TRANSMITTERS


A20-TX

Sound Devices A20-TX bodypack transmitter has been designed to work seamlessly with the A20-Nexus GO, A20-Nexus, and A20-RX receivers. Whether worn on the belt of talent, or mounted on a boom pole on a film set, A20-TX has been manufactured to perform at the highest level in the most demanding conditions.

The bodypack transmitter has SpectraBand technology allowing use worldwide with a frequency range of 169MHz to 1525MHz. A20-TX incorporates many of the same features as the A20 series receivers, such as NexLink remote control, long range modulation, and GainForward technology. The transmitter offers single or dual channel internal 32-bit float recording at 48kHz to a compatible, removable microSD card. A20-TX is compatible with the A20-Nexus, A20-Nexus Go, A20-RX, and A10-RX digital receivers.

Powered by 3x AA battery cells the user can expect run times of up to 12 hours with an RF power output from 2mW to 40mW. If rechargeable Lithium batteries are employed, they can be charged whilst in situ by using the built-in USB-C port.

Lavalier or headworn microphones terminating with Lemo are compatible, including 2-wire or 3-wire mono lavalier, balanced microphone, switchable 12, 48V phantom, balanced line-level, and AES3. AES42 ensure the transmitter is compatible with Schoeps SuperCMIT, whilst an optional A20-TX Smart Guitar cable can be used for instruments with line level output. Audio frequency bandwidth of 10Hz to 20kHz is supported. The optional A20-TX Switch can be added to create a user-programmable, magnetically sensed, physically removable, bayonet-style switch.

Included accessories: A20-TX belt clip, 3x whip antennae, 1x uncut whip antenna.
Optional accessories: Astral Sleeve pouch, A20-TX Switch, A20-TX Belt Clip, A-Boom 2 boompole mount, A-SMA whip antenna, A-SMAR right-angled whip antenna.

RF frequency range: 169-1525MHz, in 25kHz steps. RF output power: Off; 2mW, low; 10mW, normal; 20mW, high; 40mW, extra high. Modulation type: Proprietary, 100% digital, standard or long range. Recording media: microSD card. Media format: 64GB or more, exFAT; 32GB or less, FAT32. Recording file format: 32-bit float, 48kHz, mono; 32-bit float, 48kHz, 2-channel; Broadcast WAV, less than 4GB; RF64 WAV, greater than 4GB. Timecode: Input via XL-TC-USBC-LEMO, XL-TC-USBC-BNC, USB-A to USB-C (from 8-Series) or wirelessly over NexLink (from A20-Nexus/A20-Nexus Go); LTC: 0.3V -3V p-p (-17dBu to +3dBu), 20kohm impedance; LTC Output via XL-TC-USBC-LEMO: 3V p-p, 400ohm impedance. Timecode clock accuracy: 0.2ppm. Timecode frame rates: 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97 DF, 29.97 ND, 30 DF, 30 ND, auto-detected from incoming source. Power source: 1.5V alkaline, Lithium primary, NiMH AA batteries, 3 for operation; 3.7V rechargeable Lithium-Ion, rechargeable LiFePO4 AA batteries, 1, 2, of 3 for operation. Dimensions (HxWxD): 85 x 64 x 181mm. Weight: 95g, without batteries.


A20-MINI

A20-MINI is Sound Devices’ first miniature transmitter, and one that incorporates professional features including full remote control via the A20-Remote app, long range modulation, GainForward architecture, SpectraBand, and internal 32-bit float recording. A20-Mini is fully compatible with the A20-Nexus, A20-RX and the A10-RX receivers.

Measuring 75.8 x 48 x 19mm and weight only 51g without batteries, the miniature A20-MINI has tuning range of 470Mhz - 1525Mhz for use worldwide, with local licencing. Antenna connection is by way of SMA connector whilst audio input is by way of 3-pin Lemo. LEDs are present to indicate power and battery status, charging, Bluetooth pairing, recording, media activity, and timecode status.

A20-MINI is powered via USB-C, 3x AAA Lithium primary batteries, or 1x Sony NP-BX1 Li-Ion battery for up to 5.5 hours of run time. The run time can be extended by employment of the optional A20-BatteryDoubler accessory, which allows the use of a second Sony NP-BX1 battery. Using the second battery allows up to 9 hours of operation. In-situ charging can be done via USB-C connection, or via the optional Powerstation-8M – which can charge up to 8x A20-MINI without the A20-BatteryDoubler, 4x A20-MINI with the A20-BatteryDoubler, or a mix of each, for example; 2x with doubler and 4 without. Whilst in the Powerstation-8M, timecode jamming is employed. A handy extraction tool is included with the Powerstation-8M.

Included accessories: A20-Mini-Holster, 3x whip antennae, 1x uncut whip antenna.
Optional accessories: A20-BatteryDoubler adapter, Sony NP-BX1 Lithium ion battery, Powerstation-8M battery charger.

RF frequency range: 470 to 1525MHz, in 25kHz steps. RF output power: Off; 2mW, low; 10mW, normal; 20mW, high; 40mW, maximum. Modulation type: Proprietary, 100% digital, standard or long range. Recording media: internal 64GB. Recording file format: 32-bit float, 48kHz, mono; Broadcast WAV, less than 4GB; RF64 WAV, greater than 4GB. Timecode: Input via XL-TC-USBC-LEMO, XL-TC-USBC-BNC; 0.3V-3V p-p (-17dBu to +3dBu), 20kohm impedance; LTC Output via XL-TC-USBC-LEMO: 3V p-p, 400ohm impedance. Timecode clock accuracy: 0.2ppm. Timecode frame rates: 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97 DF, 29.97 ND, 30 DF, 30 ND, auto-detected from incoming source. Power source: 3x AAA alkaline/lithium ion battery cells, 1x Sony NP-BX1 rechargeable battery. Dimensions (HxWxD): 75.8 x 48 x 19mm, standard battery door; 75.8 x 48 x 26.5mm, with A20-BatteryDoubler. Weight: 51g, without batteries.

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Discontinued products

SOUND DEVICES A20-NEXUS GO RADIOMIC RECEIVER Portable, 4/6/8 channel, 169-1525MHz Stock code: 74-5001
Discontinued. Please contact Technical Support for alternatives.
SOUND DEVICES A20-NEXUS RADIOMIC RECEIVER Portable, 8/12/16 channel, 169-1525MHz Stock code: 74-5002
Discontinued. Please contact Technical Support for alternatives.
SOUND DEVICES A20-RX RADIOMIC RECEIVER Portable, 2 channel, SuperSlot compatible, 470-1525MHz Stock code: 74-5003
Discontinued. Please contact Technical Support for alternatives.
SOUND DEVICES A20-TX RADIOMIC TRANSMITTER Portable, VHF/UHF, 169-1525MHz Stock code: 74-5004
Discontinued. Please contact Technical Support for alternatives.
SOUND DEVICES A20-MINI RADIOMIC TRANSMITTER Portable, compact, 470-1525MHz Stock code: 74-5005
Discontinued. Please contact Technical Support for alternatives.
SOUND DEVICES A-XLR ADAPTER For A20-RX, 2x 3-pin XLR, male/female 4-pin Hirose, 1x micro-USB Stock code: 74-5011
Discontinued. Please contact Technical Support for alternatives.
SOUND DEVICES A-TA3 ADAPTER For A20-RX, 2x TA3, 1x 4-pin Hirose, 1x TA4 DC, 1x USB-C Stock code: 74-5012
Discontinued. Please contact Technical Support for alternatives.
SOUND DEVICES A-SL ADAPTER For A20-RX, 25-pin D-type Uni/Superslot Stock code: 74-5013
Discontinued. Please contact Technical Support for alternatives.
SOUND DEVICES A-15PIN CRADLE For A20-RX, 15-pin D-type Sony slot Stock code: 74-5014
Discontinued. Please contact Technical Support for alternatives.
SOUND DEVICES A-FLIP ADAPTER Stock code: 74-5015
Discontinued. Please contact Technical Support for alternatives.
SOUND DEVICES A20-QUICKDOCK MOUNT For A20-NEXUS/A20-NEXUS GO Stock code: 74-5016
Discontinued. Please contact Technical Support for alternatives.
SOUND DEVICES A20-QUICKDOCK-PEGS Stock code: 74-5017
Discontinued. Please contact Technical Support for alternatives.
SOUND DEVICES A20-TX SWITCH Latching, assignable, for A20-TX Stock code: 74-5018
Discontinued. Please contact Technical Support for alternatives.
SOUND DEVICES A20-BATTERYDOUBLER ADAPTER Dual battery, for A20-MINI Stock code: 74-5019
Discontinued. Please contact Technical Support for alternatives.
SOUND DEVICES ASTRAL SLEEVE POUCH For A20-TX Stock code: 74-5021
Discontinued. Please contact Technical Support for alternatives.
SOUND DEVICES A20-MINI-HOLSTER POUCH For A20-MINI Stock code: 74-5022
Discontinued. Please contact Technical Support for alternatives.
SOUND DEVICES A20-SHELF RACK SHELF 1U, 19-inch rackmount Stock code: 74-5023
Discontinued. Please contact Technical Support for alternatives.
SOUND DEVICES A20-TX BELT CLIP For A20-TX Stock code: 74-5024
Discontinued. Please contact Technical Support for alternatives.
SOUND DEVICES A-BOOM 2 MOUNT For A20-TX Stock code: 74-5025
Discontinued. Please contact Technical Support for alternatives.
SOUND DEVICES A20-MONARCH ANTENNA Omnidirectional, wideband, 470-1525MHz Stock code: 74-5031
Discontinued. Please contact Technical Support for alternatives.
SOUND DEVICES A20-2.4G ANT ANTENNA For A20-NEXUS, 2x antenna Stock code: 74-5032
Discontinued. Please contact Technical Support for alternatives.
SOUND DEVICES A20-2.4G ANT+MOUNT ANTENNA For A20-NEXUS, with mounting bracket, 1x antenna Stock code: 74-5033
Discontinued. Please contact Technical Support for alternatives.
SOUND DEVICES A-SMA ANTENNA 1/4 whip, uncut, straight connector Stock code: 74-5034
Discontinued. Please contact Technical Support for alternatives.
SOUND DEVICES A-SMAR ANTENNA 1/4 whip, uncut, right-angled connector Stock code: 74-5035
Discontinued. Please contact Technical Support for alternatives.
SOUND DEVICES POWERSTATION-8M BATTERY CHARGER For up to 8x A20-MINI Stock code: 74-5028
Discontinued. Please contact Technical Support for alternatives.