April 11, 2018
NAB 2018

Sound Devices Breaks Into the Wireless Game with Audio Limited

Known for its mixers and recorders, Sound Devices now offers wireless audio. 

Recently, Sound Devices purchased Audio Limited, a UK manufacturer of wireless microphone systems, and is now offering the A10 wireless audio system. The A10 is a digital-based wireless system with separate transmitter and receiver. It offers a tuning range of 470 to 694 MHz in the U.S., so it's future-proof in terms of the FCC's 600 Bandwith Auction, which sold parts of the 600 MHz band to cellular and cable companies. 

Digital audio is part of the future of sound recording and Zaxcom has been on it since day one. What's upsetting about the A10 series is that it's essentially a "cut and paste" of Zaxcom wireless. The one thing it's missing, and what makes Zaxcom series better, is the internal microSD recording. When bringing the A10 to the States, Audio Limited had to remove the feature. 

Besides the digital transmission, the A10 wireless can be controlled through an app over Bluetooth and the receiver is available in two options: an XLR with Hirose 4-pin connector and Uni/Super-slot.

Tech Specs

  • A10 TX transmitter
  • A10 RX receiver
  • Digital RF transmission 
  • 2 mS latency
  • Broadcast quality mic preamp

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