Hear Back with Hear Back
The AES Daily, day 1 edition October 2002, editor David McGee
- Hear Technologies (Booth 2115) is launching its new personal headphone/monitor
mixing product, Hear Back. This elegant, affordable system, which
consists of a hub and a mixer, is ideal for headphones, wired and
wireless personal monitors and/or conventional floor monitors.
The Hear Back 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 eight channels of audio to be bussed over CAT5 cable up to
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 personal sub-woofer signals-- a
real kick for the drummers. An AUX inputs 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.
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