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HEAR BACK™ DEBUTS AS AN AFFORDABLE PERSONAL HEADPHONE/MONITOR MIXING SYSTEM

September 5, 2002 - HUNTSVILLE, AL - Hear Technologies™ announces the launch of their new personal headphone/monitor mixing product - Hear Back™. This elegant, affordable system, which consists of a hub and a mixer, is perfect for headphones, wired and wireless in-ear monitors, and/or conventional floor monitors. It is equally at home in studios, on stage, and in auditoriums. Mixers connect to the hub via standard CAT 5 cable, which supplies digital audio and power.

SYSTEM FEATURES

  • Excellent audio performance and specifications
  • Eight channels of audio and power over a single CAT 5 Cable
  • Very large systems possible by daisy-chaining hubs
  • Low propagation delay <1.5 milliseconds
  • Input cable lengths of 500 feet for FOH to stage or control room to control room connections

HEAR BACK™ HUB
The hub has three eight-channel inputs: Analog, ADAT® Optical, and HearBus™. The three inputs are switch selectable on the front panel acting as a mini patch bay. The Hub has eight mixer outputs and a HearBus™ output. Many units can be daisy-chained for very large systems using the HearBus™. The HearBus™ inputs and outputs permit 8 channels of audio to be bussed over CAT 5 cable up to 500 feet.

HUB FEATURES

  • Eight 24-Bit analog Inputs
  • ADAT® Optical Input - 8 channel
  • HearBus™ Input & Output - 8 channel
  • Front Panel Input Selector Switch
  • Eight mixer outputs
  • Bi-color clock status LED
  • Three LED, 4-Level input metering
  • System Expandable to very large systems
  • 1 RU Chassis
  • Built-in Universal power supply

HEAR BACK™ MIXER
The mixer gives the user local control of eight audio channels, peak limiter, and master volume. The six mono inputs may be linked into pairs with the link switch. Two headphone and two balanced line outputs are controlled with the master volume. Both HP and Line Outs may be used to provide in-ear and sub-woofer signals - a real kick for the drummers. An AUX input permits the user to stack mixers or can act as an input for local mixes, drum machines, metronomes, etc. Each mixer connects via an RJ45/CAT 5 cable to the Hub.

MIXER FEATURES

  • Eight Channels
  • Two Headphone outputs
  • Stereo/Mono Balanced line outputs
  • Built-in two stage DSP "Brick Wall" limiter
  • Master volume control
  • MIC stand or table top Mountable
  • Bus, link, limiter LED's
  • Short protected headphone AMP's with fault LED
  • Durable light-weight ABS case

ADAT® EXTREME EXTENDER
Hear Technologies™ also offers an ADAT® extender transmitter and receiver that extend ADAT® signals up to 500 feet over CAT 5 cable. Each unit has two TOS Link connectors; the transmitter has an input thru connector; and the receiver has two optical outputs. Hear Technologies™ will market a line of interconnect cables as well.

ABOUT HEAR TECHNOLOGIES™
Hear Technologies™, a division of Quantum Technologies - a world leader in courtroom audio and video systems, is developing next generation audio solutions for affordable personal headphone/monitor mixing, ADAT® extenders, and audio cables. More information is available at http://www.hearback.com.

Contact:
David Holland
PH: 256-922-1200
dholland@qtiav.com