Lectrosonics M2Ra IEM/IFB Receiver
Lectrosonics M2Ra IEM/IFB Receiver – The M2Ra bodypack receiver employs advanced antenna diversity switching during digital packet headers for seamless audio. The 24 bit digital audio stream guarantees high resolution sound quality with wide dynamic range, low noise floor, and rock-solid stereo image.
- IEM (Wireless Monitor) receiver with digital RF
- 24-bit digital audio
- IR (infrared) port for fast setup
- High resolution, color LCD
- Stereo or mono operation
- Low latency of 1.4 ms with analog inputs
The receiver can select from stereo, mono from left channel only, or mono from right channel only, giving the unit flexibility in terms of the application.
The headphone jack is fed from a high-quality stereo amplifier with 250 mW available to drive headphones or earphones to sufficient levels for stage performance or other environments with significant background noise. A high-resolution, colour LCD allows for a wide range of menu options, including precise limiter settings, using detailed graphics. The M2Ra runs on two AA batteries for an operating time of over 4 hours with alkaline cells.
The M2Ra also employs 2-way IR sync, so can data from the receiver can be sent to a transmitter and thus onto Wireless Designer™ Software, via USB or Ethernet. This way, frequency planning and coordination can be done quickly and confidently with on-site RF information. M2R Summary The M2R operates in the UHF frequencies of 470-608 MHz in a single range, using digital modulation for transmission.
Housings and panels are machined aluminium with Eboni finishes with laser etched marking for durability, yet they are lightweight and sleek in order to be comfortable on the artist’s body. The M2Ra features a user-friendly interface with a high-resolution, backlit, colour LCD and membrane switches. The M2Ra runs for 7 hours on two lithium AA batteries.
Improvements in the new M2Ra model:
- Phantom power protection on the headphone jack (good for using this model as a camera hop receiver)
- Improved IFB analog compatibility mode (sounds better than the older version)
- Beefed up internal power supply (allows for headphones with impedances as low as 9 ohms to be used)
- Improved menu structure (similar to DCR822 & DSQD)
- Decreased overall RF noise floor and less RF gain in the front end (reduces overload from strong interference sources and out-of-band signals)
- Increased IP3 and 1dB RF compression points (improves handling of high signal levels)
- Black anodized finish – lower visual profile