Point Source Audio will unveil the world’s first microphone with built-in backup at NAB 2017. The CO2-8WL Lavalier is two mics in one supporting two separate wireless transmitters.
Point Source Audio is an innovator of miniature microphone technology. They will introduce their latest advancement, a fully redundant dual element microphone – adding to its award-winning collection of miniature microphones on display at the 2017 NAB Show. The microphone offers precisely matched elements for redundancy in a single self contained housing and is ideal for talent requiring microphone backup assurance in live broadcasting and production environments.
The redundant microphone will offer broadcast and production technicians peace of mind with a fast and simple method of providing backup for critical on-air broadcasts of live talent. The mic’s one-of-a-kind design pairs two microphone elements into a single housing to create a form factor that is more streamlined and lower profile. Used with the company’s proprietary razor thin Slider mic clips or EMBRACE Earmounts, redundancy is accomplished with style – not cable clutter.
The built-in backup design mates the dual mics as well as their independent and continuous wire paths into a singlular housing and wire jacket giving technicians a clean alternative to cumbersome cable dressing. The mic cable splits approximately nine inches above connection to the body-pack transmitters to allow ample room for separation of the transmitters.
The matched redundant microphone will be available as a standalone lavalier (CO2-8WL) that is part of the company’s SERIES8 category of performance microphones. Additionally, it will be offered within the EMBRACE category of earmountable lavaliers when absolute mic concealment is needed.
Point Source Audio’s new redundant mic options will be demonstrated to attendees of 2017 NAB Show (booth #C1110) in Las Vegas and are expected to be available for purchase at a number of resellers and distributors worldwide beginning June 2017.