Tascam AV-452 Presentation Mixer/Amplifier

Feb 5, 2004 12:00 PM, Editors


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The Tascam AV-452 is an all-new mixer designed for the contracting and installation market that incorporates a microphone mixer, audio/video receiver, infrared controller and digital. With a universal learning remote and IR blaster function, it’s designed to control a sophisticated A/V system as one integrated unit.

“Over the last five years, A/V technologies have come a long way in quality, affordability and consumer acceptance," said Patrick Killianey, Tascam systems contracting channel manager. "Today, PowerPoint presentations and video clips are a routinely used by middle management, educators and other public speakers. The AV-452 brings these presentation elements together into one affordable, easy-to-use system."

The AV-452 was designed primarily to assist in switching audio and video sources and to allow presenter(s) to be heard. Four mic channels offer enough inputs even with multiple presenters and audience interaction. The A/V channel acts as an A/V receiver, switching between two audio decks and three A/V sources. Three-band EQs are provided on each of these five channels. Presenters can use the built-in 100-watt/channel digital power amp to feed speakers directly or feed the line-level outputs to powered speakers or other amplifiers.

The AV-452 ships with the RC-452 universal learning remote. This remote controls the AV-452 functions and learns the IR controls for the A/V decks and the projector. The AV-452 main unit can also learn IR commands to be transmitted to a projector, allowing the AV-452 and projector to operate as one unit. Relay control and thorough RS-232/422/485 control are also available.

For permanent installers, a constant voltage input with noise gate allows paging systems to be integrated into the same speaker system. Also, an EMG break can mute local audio when an emergency alarm system is activated.

Features include four phantom-powered microphone inputs on XLRs and barrier strip; 3-band EQ, level, gain and mute controls for each of the four microphone inputs and the A/V bus; selectable 100Hz roll-off on microphone inputs; audio I/O for cassette, CD-RW, DVD, VCR and aux; composite and S-Video I/O for DVD, VCR and aux; RGB In/Thru port; switchable cascade input allows multiple rooms to be linked together; stereo digital amplifier delivers 100W/side at 8 ohms; learning IR blaster with universal remote sends infrared commands to projectors and other devices when inputs are selected; record monitor selection allows dubbing between A/V devices; and motorized master volume control.

For more information, visit www.tascam.com/product_info.php?pid=326. For more new sound reinforcement products, visit mixonline.com/live_sound_products/index.htm.

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