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ARX Does the Splits

It offers large-scale mic splitting

There was once a time when a piece of equipment like a 16-channel mic splitter would be dismissed by radio personnel as something for the live sound, installation or TV guys. And no doubt many still think that way.

However, in the day when radio stations have to think about video, Web presence, social media and where to get additional value-added content to populate the Web page, maybe a mic splitter to handle in-studio or remote live productions might not be so farfetched.

If you are of that mind, Australia’s ARX, handled in the U.S. by Olsen Audio Group, has a new 16-channel mic splitter available. The rackmounted MSX 48 is straightforward, it’s a mic splitter after all. Each of the 16 channels has a three-way split available to it.

It’s passive and utilizes transformer isolation throughout to keep those pesky buzzes at bay. The MSX 48 also offers 25-pin D-sub outs using TASCAM’s multichannel wiring scheme. The steel chassis, designed for rock roadies, should stand up to whatever radio can throw at it. Price: $2,095.