The SOLO 2 was designed for a UK systems facilitator doing a job in the US. They required a number of simple to operate comms boxes with excellent audio performance.
- Very simple to use Single user interface
- Mic input with selectable 48v Phantom and gain adjust
- One permanent programme output of mic input
- Top panel lazy talkback button sends mic to separate talkback output
- Outputs & Mic In are transfomer balanced
- 2 x external inputs for headphone monitoring
- 2 x headphone outputs on 6.35mm jack sockets
- Rear panel sidetone adjust
- Internal 100-240 VAC power supply
- Small compact & portable
The SOLO 2 is compact, rugged and portable, it is designed for one commentator to produce one program with a talkback channel. To help workspace issues the audio connectors including the microphone input & headphone output are mounted on the rear panel to keep cables out of the way of teh commentators work area.
A transformer balanced high quality microphone amplifier is provided for the commentator's microphone, it has a rear panel gain control for level setting, the option of switching in +48V phantom power and the popular Glensound Referee compressor/ limiter circuit (which can be turned off via a rear panle switch). A single front panel switch routes the output of the microphone amplifier to 2 seperate transformer balanced outputs (Programme & Lazy). A large bright front panel LED indicates when the microphone's output is being routed to the programme output. Side tone (the commentator's own voice in his/her own headphones) is also included, the level of which can be adjusted by a rear panel preset potentiometer.
Two fully protected electronically balanced audio inputs are on the rear panel, each input is fed into one of the commentator's headphones via a front panel level control allowing the commentator to produce his own mix of the incoming audio. The headphone output is presented on the rear panel on 2 off 6.35mm A/B gauge jack sockets. The headphone ampifier is Glensound's unique design which allows the correct output level for both low and high impedance headphones to be presented without any user settings.
The SOLO 2 is powered form an internal switch mode mains power supply and the power input is via a filtered IEC plug. A bright blue front panel LED indicates when power is on.