• Sound Devices expands Astral Series wireless range with A20-Nexus

    Sound Devices has announced A20-Nexus, the latest in their best-in-class Astral Series wireless transmitters and receivers with SpectraBand technology. A20-Nexus is a compact, expandable digital wireless receiver that is designed to serve as the hub of the Astral wireless range which also includes the A20-Mini and A20-RX. A20-Nexus offers a wide tuning range as well as NexLink integrated long distance remote control. The true diversity digital wireless receiver ships with 8-Channels and can be expanded via software to 12 or 16 channels for larger productions. A20-Nexus is available now from MSRP $14,495.

    “The Astral Series is the culmination of years of research and development in wireless technology to design robust, versatile solutions for mobile RF professionals that can be used around the world,” said Sound Devices CEO Matt Anderson. “With A20-Nexus, we sought to not only provide the ultimate portable receiver for our customers in film and television production, but also the Astral Series to meet the rapidly growing needs for wireless in live event production, musical theater, corporate AV, houses of worship, and more.”

    A20-Nexus utilizes Sound Devices’ SpectraBand technology to offer a global tuning range of 470-1525 MHz and reportedly exceptional RF filtering capabilities which allow it to utilize legal RF frequencies everywhere. The receiver also features NexLink long distance remote control of transmitters and integrated RTSA (Real Time Spectrum Analysis). A20-Nexus can also be controlled with a mobile phone or tablet via web app, plus with Power via PoE and audio via Dante, the A20-Nexus is adequate for productions requiring full remote operation. The combination of features reportedly allows it to replace multiple devices in any RF professional’s wireless toolkit, and its svelte form factor makes it equally at home in a bag, on a sound cart, or taking up minimal space in a fixed install.
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