Stationary RF Transmitter (72 MHz)

Item:LT-800-072-01

Offering outstanding audio clarity and 57 selectable channels, the LT-800 is a perfect RF transmitter choice for a wide range of applications. Connected to your main audio system, the LT-800 broadcasts strong, reliable audio to both belt pack receivers and stationary receivers, ideal for providing listeners with the best possible assistive listening experience.

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Includes

One (1) LT-800 Stationary RF Transmitter (72 MHz)
One (1) LA-207 Power Supply for LT-800
One (1) Quick reference card

Highlights

  • Look & Listen (TM) LCD display for quick channel, programming, and channel lock status information
  • Balanced and unbalanced audio inputs allow for use with any audio source
  • Built-in auto processor optimizes audio (voice or music) prior to transmission
  • 57 available, selectable channels
  • VU level meter and test tone for simple installation and set up
  • 30-day, no-obligation demonstration available for your venue or business

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Specs

+Audio

Frequency Response50 Hz - 15 kHz (±3 dB)
Signal-to-Noise RatioSQ enabled 80 dB, SQ disabled 60 dB
Audio Input 1Rear panel, one (1) Female XLR or 1/4 in combo connector, balanced, 0 / -55 dBu (line/mic) nominal input level adjustable, -30 / +21 dBu (line/mic) maximum input level, impedance 20k / 1k ohm (line/mic), phantom power +12 VDC
Audio Input 2Rear panel, two (2) phono connectors, unbalanced, -10 / +10 dBu nominal input level adjustable, +30 dBu maximum, impedance 100k ohm
Audio ProcessingCompression can be turned on/off, slope internally adjustable from 1:1 to 4:1, default 2:1
ContourCuts and boosts frequencies above 5 kHz
Distortion< 2% total harmonic distortion (THD) at 80% deviation
Audio OutputInput 1 and input 2, mixed output (rear panel), two (2) phono connectors, unbalanced, -10 dBu nominal output level, +15 dBu maximum, impedance 10 ohm
Headphone OutputFront panel, one (1) 3.5 mm (0.14 in.) stereo connector, unbalanced, adjustable output level, +3 dBu maximum, impedance 10 ohm

+Controls

User ControlsFront Panel: Power, test tone on/off, channel up/down, input levels, mix level, contour, monitor volume controlRear Panel: Input 1 Level, (Line, Mic, Mic-Phantom Power), Input 2 level (-10 / +10 dBu), RF power level (low, mid, high)
Internal AdjustmentsCompression ratio for audio processor
ProgrammingSQ on/off, process on/off, channel lock

+Indicators

LCDChannel designation, lock status, RF power level, programming (front panel)
Audio Input Status LEDsIndicates Input 1, Input 2, and Mix audio levels; 10 segment LED's (8 green, 2 red)
ProcessingIndicated by a green LED when on (front panel)
Test ToneRed LED illuminates when test tone is enabled.
RF PowerIndicated on the LCD (low, mid, high)

+RF

Frequency Range72.025 - 75.950 MHz
Number of Channels17 wide band, 40 narrow band
Frequency Accuracy± .005% stability +32º to +122 ºF (0º to +50 ºC)
Antenna TypeVarious antennas available
Transmitter Stability50 PPM
Transmission RangeUp to 305 m (1,000 ft.)
Antenna ConnectorBNC, 50 Ohms (Use RG-58 < 100 ft or RG-8 > 100ft)
Output Power80,000 uV at 3 m
Number of Simultaneous TransmittersUp to 8

+Power

Power SupplyIn line power supply, Listen part number LA-207 (Line cord is determined by the each Country's AC power standards)
Power Supply Input100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz, 0.4 A
Power Supply Output12 VDC, 1.3 A, 15.6 W
Power Supply Connector0.02 in (5.0 mm) OD, 0.01 in. (2.5 mm) ID, barrel type
ComplianceUL, CE, GS, TÜV, RoHS

+Physical

Width21.5 cm (8.50 in.)
Height4.5 cm (1.75 in.)
Depth23 cm (9.13 in.)
ColorBlack with grey silk screening
Unit Weight with Power Supply1.6 kg (3.5 lbs.)
Shipping Weight2.7 kg (6.0 lbs.)
Rack MountingOne (1) rack space height, 1/2 rack space wide. One (1) or two (2) transmitters can be mounted in one rack space, optional rack mount (LA-326)
Weight1.2 kg (2.6 lbs.)

+Environmental

Temperature - Operation-10 ºC (14 ºF) to +40 ºC (104 ºF)
Temperature - Storage-20 ºC (-4 ºF) to +50 ºC (122 ºF)
Relative Humidity0 to 95% relative humidity, non condensing

+Compliance

SafetyRoHS
RFFCC Part 15, Part 90, Industry Canada

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FAQs

+Can this transmitter be powered with a DC voltage?

Yes. The transmitter must use the supplied 12 VDC power supply.

+The signal being transmitted is inconsistent, my receiver cuts in and out.

The receiver may be out of range of the transmitter.

+I can't change the channel on my transmitter, help?

The unit is locked on a channel. To unlock, hold the channel select "Up" for 3 seconds. The padlock icon will extinguish from the LCD display.

+I can't access the narrowband channels on my transmitter, help?

The transmitter is in "Basic mode" and all narrowband channels are locked out. To enter "Expanded mode" and transmit on a narrowband channel, hold the channel select "Down" button while turning on the unit.

+My transmitter seems to have lost power/range.

Make sure that the antenna is connected properly. Make sure that the RF power switch is in the correct position. A more efficient transmit antenna may be needed.

+How many RF transmitters can I have operating simultaneously?

72 MHz: 8 simultaneous transmissions

+What does the LT-800 Transmitter "contour" knob do?

The contour knob boosts or cuts frequencies above 5kHz. It is recommended that this knob be turned counterclockwise for voice and clockwise for music.

+What does the LT-800 Transmitter "process" feature do? When should I use it?

The process feature is a type of Automatic Gain Control. If your input signals to the transmitter are inconsistent in level and you wish to have gain control, then this should be turned on.

+Where should I have the input level switches positioned on the back of my transmitter?

Depends on the level of audio being input. When using Input 1: • MIC position: For a microphone or MIC level input of -55dbu. • MIC Phantom Power: For a condenser microphone that needs a 12VDC phantom power supply at a -55dbu level input. When using Input 2: • +10dbu/SPKR position: When connecting a speaker or any other higher line level audio input. • -10dbu/Line position: When connecting a regular line level input of -10dbu

+Can I use the LT-800 transmitter with other manufacturer's receivers?

YES. Please refer to the frequency compatibility charts in the manual or on the website for channel conversions. When using other manufacturers products, SQ (Super Quiet) must be turned OFF.

+What channels should I be transmitting on?

It is recommended that wideband channels are used for best audio quality. If transmitting multiple simultaneous channels, narrowband frequencies may be required.

+Is there a limit to the number of transmitters I can use in one room?

Yes. The 72 MHz LT-800-072 has a maximum of (8) eight.

+Does the LT-800 include the rack mount?

No, but an LA-326 Universal Rack Mounting Kit is available for purchase.

+Do I need a transmitter for each audio source?

Each audio source requires a transmitter.

+How many receivers can I have on a system?

As many as you want. The transmitter simply transmits a signal and you can have as many receivers pick that signal up as necessary. It's like a radio station transmitting and the receivers are the radios tuning into the "channel".

+What is the range of the LT-800 transmitter?

Depends on the following:
  • The frequency of the transmitter.
  • The transmitter's location.
  • The antenna being used on the transmitter and receiver.
  • The location of the remote antenna (if applicable). In general, the higher the antenna the more range.
  • The length of coaxial cable ran to the antenna from the transmitter (if applicable). Every foot of cable creates a power loss.
  • The RF power setting on the transmitter.
  • The objects between the transmitter and receiver. All material, especially metal, will weaken the signal strength.
  • When using 72 MHz, a direct line of sight distance of 305 m (1000 ft.) from the transmitter can be achieved.

+What type of microphones can I use with the LT-800 transmitter?

Dynamic microphones can be used when the Input 1 level select switch is in the "MIC" position.Condenser microphones can be used when the Input 1 level select switch is in the "MIC + Phantom Power" position.