Note: This product is specific to the 3D AARO system, and can only be used with Sensaphonics 3D Active Ambient earphones.
The 3D AARO compact bodypack mixer provides user control in combining the in-ear mix with ambient audio. It is easy to set up and use, with a power switch and 2-way Mode switch as the only external controls. A group of five LEDs show operating conditions at a glance. The 3D mixer gets at least 6 hours of operation from a 9V alkaline battery and weighs under 5 ounces.
Inside, the mixer houses four simple controls:
* Ambient Background level control – This is an 8-position rotary switch used to set the amount of ambient sound from the earphone mics to be included in the Perform mode mix. It should be set prior to each performance, as stage levels will vary. Highest ambience setting is unity gain, decreasing in 4 dB increments, plus Off.
* Limiter on/off switch – Our engineers have designed a very musical compression system that protects the user from overly loud sounds. This switch is set to “on” at the factory.
* Bass Boost switch - Provides an option for +10 dB of low frequencies
* Earphone switch - This switch is pre-set at the factory, optimizing electronics to match the earphone model being used (dual or single driver).
The 3D AARO mixer also offers full access to the 3D ambience with a stereo output port labeled Microphones Out. This is a 3.5-mm mini-jack that provides access to the ambient sound “heard” by the system’s binaural earphone mics, with full 3D directionality. By sending this output to a digital recorder, it is now possible to capture the 3D experience. A great way to capture jam sessions and rehearsals!