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Sonifex Holds the Comments

Remote single-input mixer looks for a niche

They like to call them “Commentator Units” in England. It’s an equipment format not seen in the U.S., but perhaps it should be seen.

As an example, Sonifex has introduced a commentator unit, the CM-CU1. It’s a small single-mic input mixer for remote duties designed for small crews or single-operator operation. It has four input channels and four talkback outputs (and ganging controls). It also has multiple monitoring options.

There is a rear-panel program/effects input and a front-panel line input but this mixer isn’t designed for multichannel spectacles.

Other features include 48V phantom power, a built-in limiter, test tone generator and on-air security lock along with an LED bargraph. The whole package is housed in a metal case.

While most U.S. sports broadcasts involve two on-air talents, news remotes and traffic reporters might take a look at the CM-CU1.