Tascam announces commercial grade multi-zone audio mixer
Tascam has unveiled its MZ-123BT commercial grade multi-zone audio mixer, a single rack mixer that builds on the 2U MZ-223 by adding Bluetooth functionality and a front panel control design.
The MZ-123BT features three music playback input channels, including one Aux/Bluetooth input as well as two Mic input channels.
Stereo LINE inputs one and two (RCA, unbalanced) allowing for connection of source components such as CD players for distributing music or ambient sound playback.
The channel three AUX/Bluetooth input allows additional audio sources, such as tablets or smart phones to be connected via Bluetooth or 3.5mm mini plug.
Three pairs of stereo balanced Euroblock output connectors are featured on the back panel, with a Mono/Stereo configuration switch for each output.
Each audio program input channel features a front panel selectable zone routing button (one, two or three) with volume control. Channels one and two feature peak and signal level indicators, with the zone routing button assigning the selected output and/or mic signal to the required zone.
Two mic inputs are featured, both with back-panel Euroblock connections for announcing or talkover functionality.
Mic one offers a front-panel XLR-TRS combo jack, with both mic one and two supporting +48V phantom power connectivity.
Input signal for both Mic one and two can be assigned to any of the three individual zones for announcement or talkover functionality in specific zones, with a talkover feature automatically recognising mic signal level and attenuating background music levels in the targeted zone during announcements.
Back panel control of threshold and time can be adjusted to set the point of attenuation and restoration of background audio after an announcement.
Back panel installation settings and controls are included, with a three band EQ with low, mid and high adjustments alongside a gain level setting for Euroblock mic inputs, PAD, high pass and talkover on/off.
The MZ-123BT also features a front panel Bluetooth antenna for streaming content.