Sound Devices SL-2 SuperSlot Wireless Module
SuperSlot™ is an open, electro-mechanical connection specification, developed by Sound Devices, to simplify the interconnection of wireless audio transmitters and receivers with audio mixers and cameras for the entire industry to use. SuperSlot provides, power, audio, and control signals over a single multi-pin connection. SuperSlot-compatible receivers are now made by most professional radio mic manufacturers - and the SL-2 takes 2!
The SL-2 is a two slot-in wireless receiver integration system that easily mounts to the top panel of any 8-Series mixer-recorder. It accepts UniSlot and SuperSlot™ wireless receivers from a variety of manufacturers. Power to the SL-2 and receivers is supplied by the 8-Series mixer-recorder – no external DC connector is needed on the SL-2. Analogue or digital audio is sent from the receivers into the mixer-recorder via the expansion port, reducing messy cabling for power and audio connectivity. The SL-2 offers antenna distribution to the receivers, spreading out the placement of antennae for better RF performance. The rear panel of the SL-2 is equipped with two TA3 connectors for an additional four inputs of AES3 audio.
Compatible Receivers Include
- Audio Ltd A10-RX
- Lectrosonics SRb (with audio board update from Lectrosonics)
- Lectrosonics SRc Lectrosonics SRc-941
- Sennheiser EK-6042
- Sony DWR-S03D
- Wisycom MCR42 (with SLK42-IKSS rear panel adapter from Wisycom)
- Wisycom MCR54
The 8-Series automatically powers all receivers slotted-in the SL-2 on and off with the mixer-recorder. After power on, the 8-Series mixer-recorder automatically sets the output of the receiver to analog or digital and sets the output level to achieve maximum dynamic range. The 8-Series menus provide access to RF scan, menus for receiver setup, RF frequency adjustment, TX status, RF and audio level monitoring, TX recording status, TX Limiter and overload status (A10-TX only) and more. Features available depend on the receiver in use.
Remember to update your recorder firmware to at least V6.00 before connecting your shiny new SL-2!