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Henry Engineering TalentPod

Mic & Headphone Controller


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With Talent Pods, each announcer can control his own mic and headphones. Need to mix Local and Return audio into headphones? Need a different mix for each announcer? Need to give off-air cues to just the “color guy”? No problem! Talent Pod does it all, without DAs and complicated wiring!

With Talent Pods, each announcer can control his mic, his personal mix of Local and Return audio. He can hear what he wants the way he wants it. No more complaints, confusion or on-site headaches! Whether your remote needs just one announcer or many, Talent Pod is the solution.

The Henry Engineering Talent Pod announcer's mic and headphone controller excels at sporting events and on-location broadcasts, providing talent with a mix of Local and Return audio for their headphones while offering an elegantly simple design that ensures error-free use by non-technical users.

The Talent Pod lets an announcer conveniently turn his mic on and off and control his headphone audio. It boasts a large illuminated Mic On/Off button as well as a Cough button that momentarily mutes mic audio. All mic control functions are compatible with any professional dynamic or condenser microphone.

The Talent Pod also provides control of the announcer's headphone audio, allowing remote-site Local audio to be mixed with the Return audio that's sent to the site from the main studio. There are separate inputs for Local and Return audio with a Volume control for each source, so the talent can adjust the mix in his headphones. To minimize confusion between the two, Talent Pod's two Pan switches can independently position Local and Return audio in the Left, Center, or Right channel of the announcer's headphones.

For broadcasts with multiple announcers, several Talent Pods can be used so that each announcer can control his own mic, headphone volume, mix, and pan settings. Multiple Talent Pods can be quickly linked with cat5 cables, distributing Power, Local and Return headphone audio to all units and eliminating the need for multiple power sources, DAs and complicated wiring. Talent Pods can be used alone or integrated with Henry Engineering's MultiPhones system or SixMix USB Audio Console. A MultiPhones Master unit or SixMix will provide power and audio to the Talent Pod(s).

The Talent Pod also includes a mic preamplifier, which can be used to add an additional mic input to a mixer or used with a codec that has no microphone input and/or monitor jack. The LOCal button (on rear) allows the output of the mic preamp to be used for local monitoring (via the Local volume control) when doing a “single-mic” broadcast without a mixer. If the Local audio source is stereo (instead of mono Local and Return), the MODE button can select Stereo operation, with both headphone channels controlled by the Local Volume control.

Power Supply is not included.

Henry Engineering Talent Pod Features:
• Large illuminated Mic On/ Off button and Cough button
• Separate inputs for Local and Return audio with a volume control for each source
• Mic preamplifier lets you add an additional mic input to a mixer or use with a codec that has no microphone input and/or monitor jack
• Several units can be quickly linked for use at broadcasts with multiple announcers
• Can be powered with an external wall transformer (if used with a Henry MultiPhones Master unit or SixMix USB Console, a transformer is not required)
• 1/3 rack width, and can be rack, wall or cabinet mounted using optional gear


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