The BP1 portable headset station may be worn on the belt, hung on the wall by its sturdy belt-clip or set on top of a console where the soft plastic strips on its underside keep it in place. The matte black finish minimizes visibility.
The front panel contains controls for switching the microphone on and off, for controlling listening level, and for signaling. A long-life, extremely bright, 4-segment LED serves as the signal light. The back panel provides a 3-pin female XLR for connection to the system; a 3-pin male XLR for looping onwards to the next station; a 4-pin male XLR for connection of any standard communications headset; and a switch for choosing between a dynamic or electret headset microphone.
The BP1 is plug-in compatible with Clear-Com and other popular headset intercom systems.
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The BP2 is actually 2 BP1s in the same enclosure. The A and B circuits operate independently of one another and may be used simultaneously. Only the headset amplifier is shared so both circuits can be monitored on a single-muff headset. Each circuit has its own volume control, signal button, signal lamp, mic on/off switch and sidetone control. The 2 circuits are connected to the rear panel XLRs so a Y-cable or SB1 Splitter Box is necessary for each circuit if you wish to loop through to the next station in that circuit.
The BP2B is essentially the same as the BP2 except that it has two earspeaker amplifiers and a 5-pin headset XLR on the rear. Used with a dual-muff headset the operator can monitor circuit A in one earspeaker and circuit B in the other. The microphone speaks to both circuits.
For those wanting a lighter, smaller beltpack think of the BP.15 beltpack. The same aluminum extrusion, impact resistant front and back bezels and recessed controls that are what makes the BP1 ‘bullet-proof’. To shrink the size, the headset and the loop-through XLRs on the back use a smaller circuit connector. We offer an optional accessory cable to convert from the smaller connector back to XLR, and an optional Y-cable to allow looping onwards to the next station in the circuit. For a neater less cumbersome solution we suggest using the SB1 Splitter Box. The actual circuit of the BP.15 is identical to the BP1, so it sounds the same. The size of the BP.15 is approximately that of a deck of playing cards.
The BP1SL is a modified BP1 that can switch between two circuits. It can communicate only with one circuit at a time. It does have a unique feature allowing both signal lamps to work at all times. If you are using circuit A and someone is trying to contact you from circuit B, the circuit B signal lamp will light, and vice/versa. The circuit connection XLRs on the back are both female, so you cannot loop-through to the next station as you can on a BP1, without the use of a simple Y-cable or SB1 Splitter box.
The TT1 is designed to act as either a beltpack with the ability to inject program material on to an intercom channel OR as a portable master station for IFB (interruptible foldback).
A 4-pin male XLR is provided for connection of a standard intercom headset with a dynamic microphone.
Control of the level of the program material to be heard in the system is by a rotary control on the front panel.
A VU meter (LED-type) on the front panel is used to monitor program input. A recessed control on the front panel permits adjustment of the VU meter sensitivity.