Apart: Microphone discussion system for 20 participants11 February 2015
Announced in October and described as a highly flexible small to medium-sized tabletop discussion system, the Apart Microphone Discussion System (MDS) is said to be easy to set up and use and filed as the perfect solution for meeting rooms, board rooms and medium-sized conference rooms.
It consists of a chairman unit and up to 19 delegate units.
The connection interface is located at the beginning of the microphone chain.
The MDS system has what Apart Audio describes as a unique circuit loop design with an easy set-up using standard Cat5 cables for linking up to 20 units in a daisy chain (every microphone and switching adaptor can be located anywhere in the loop). When the chairman presses the mute button, only the chairman unit will be active and all delegates will be muted and deactivated. The delegates can press a button to talk into the flexible gooseneck microphone (no mute function).
The connection interface easily connects to any Apart preamplifier, matrix, integrated or mixing amplifier, allowing users to control the volume and/or use the record output for recording the meeting. Combined with one of the preamplifiers, REVAMP power amp series and with the Apart CMX20T or MASK4 loudspeakers, Apart Audio claims that the system can deliver astonishing voice clarity for board rooms, meeting rooms or medium-sized conference rooms.