Clear-Com introduces RS-700 series beltpack

AUTHOR: Inavate

Clear-Com has kicked off its line of RS-700 series wired, analogue partyline beltbacks with the RS-701.

The product was introduced at Mediatech Africa 2013 in Johannesburg and is designed for small to medium sized productions. It has a rugged housing and a design based on Clear-Com’s RS-500 Series beltpacks. 

It is a single channel beltpack, equipped with an XLR-3 line connector, swappable microphone options, built-in limiters and combines high headroom with low-noise audio. 

All 700 Series beltpacks feature recessed rotary volume controls as well as Talk and Call keys that are guarded against accidental activation. 

An LED off mode is available for instances when the user requires complete darkness. For these situations, the switches are placed in convenient locations for ease of use. 

A concealed DIP switch on the back of the beltpack affords the capability to select audio and key options quickly. 

This includes switching between electret or dynamic headset microphone options and setting a minimum or off level for headphone input and microphone output. Call with talk operation and latch or non-latch keying are also available. 

Electrically, the 700 Series requires a lower operating current for additional beltpack drops. The beltpacks are built to be fully compatible with all Clear-Com legacy partyline systems and are protected against damage from accidental connection to other XLR-3 equipped digital systems, such as HelixNet Partyline.