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Lectrosonics launches SRDB25AES digital output adapter

Lectrosonics has launched its new SRDB25AES digital output adapter for Lectrosonics SR Series receivers.

The SRDB25AES digital output adapter mounts onto any Lectrosonics Digital Hybrid Wireless® SR Series two-channel slot receiver and converts the analog audio outputs from the receiver to AES digital at 48 kHz. This adapter is especially useful when pairing an older unit like an SRC in a slot dock with a new receiver like a DSR4, thus allowing all channels from both receivers to enter through the slot in digital format. Note that for mounting in a Sound Devices SL-2 dock, the 8-Series firmware must be v9.50 or higher for this adapter to work properly.

SRB and older SR receivers can be used with this adapter for audio and power, while no data connection is present, so all receiver settings need to be made via the receiver front panels. The SRC has a data connection, and all previous functions are retained in terms of receiver control through the slot interface. SRB receivers with the FM01 update (an updated audio board) also have this data connection.

This adapter is taller than most other SR-Series bottom plates – it adds a little over ½ inch to the receiver case length. When installed on a unit, the resulting height is identical to a DSR4 mounted with a DSR4DB25 bottom plate. In other words, when a DSR4 is slotted next to an SRC with one of these adapters on it, both receivers will be the same height while in the dock. This means that any slot-mounting hardware like bezel adapters used for the DSR4 can be used with an SR receiver and the SRDB25AES bottom plate.

“The new SRDB25AES adapter adds an important utility for those with legacy Lectrosonics slot receivers,” said Karl Winkler, Lectrosonics EVP of Product Design and Distribution. “The ability to mount older and newer receivers together in various docks, all with digital audio connections, adds options for those with a variety of hardware platforms.”

The SRDB25 AES is available now. For pricing information, please consult with your authorized Lectrosonics dealer.

Headliner recently spoke to Winkler about the trends shaping the industry and what the future holds for the company. You can read the interview in full here.