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Hosa Announces New 3.5 mm Patch Cables

Hosa Announces New 3.5 mm Patch Cables

Slim design and colors are ideal for modular synths

Buena Park, CA, December 2015 — Hosa Technology, Inc., the leading innovator of analog and digital connectivity solutions for the modern musician, is pleased to introduce the CMM-800 Series Unbalanced Patch Cables. Packaged in sets of 8 multi-color cables and available in various lengths, Hosa’s patch cables are ideal for connecting synthesizer modules equipped with 3.5 mm Tip/Sleeve (TS) inputs and outputs.

Featuring nickel-plated plugs for durability and efficient signal transfer, CMM-800 Series Patch Cables stand up to the needs of today’s electronic musicians. Audio chains can be disconnected and reconnected as often as necessary to create unique sounds without ever worrying about the strength of the patch being made. The slim design of the plugs enables Hosa’s Unbalanced Patch Cables to fit in any patch panel without interfering with other cables or controls.

Hosa’s Unbalanced Patch Cables are available in sets of 8 multi-color cables to simplify identification during use—a key necessity in modular synth signal chains. The CMM-800 Series Unbalanced Patch Cables are available in 6-inch, 1-, 1.5-, and 3-foot lengths. These options, combined with Hosa’s world-class workmanship, result in outstanding cables designed to provide exceptional audio performance and years of trouble-free use.

“The latest modular synthesizers have created a resurgence in electronic music creation and sound experimentation,” commented Jose Gonzalez, Hosa Technology’s Product Manager. “We’re confident the superior construction and compact housing design of the CMM-800 Unbalanced Patch Cables will make them vital solutions in modular synth setups and will aid in the creation of unique sounds.”

The Hosa CMM-800 Series Unbalanced Patch Cables are available now. MSRP ranges from $24.45 to $30.45.

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Hosa Announces 4-Conductor DMX Cables

New Cables Provide Additional Functionality Select Devices Require

Buena Park, CA, October 2015 — Hosa Technology, Inc., the leading innovator of analog and digital connectivity solutions for the audio and video professional, is pleased to introduce the DMX-000 Series 4-conductor DMX Cables. The superior construction and use of all five XLR pins makes this line the optimal cable choice for any DMX512 network.

Hosa DMX-000 Series DMX Cables feature 24 AWG Oxygen-Free Copper (OFC) conductors and a nominal impedance of 120 ohms in adherence with the DMX512 specifications to deliver accurate control data. The DMX-000 Series consists of four conductors instead of only two as required by the DMX standard. This enables full functionality with devices utilizing the extra two channels for additional connectivity functions while remaining compatible with traditional DMX devices.

Furthermore, Hosa’s new 4-conductor DMX Cables are available in 5-, 10-, 25-, 50-, and 100-foot length options. The variety of lengths makes the DMX-000 Series the ideal solution for stages of any size.

“As the lighting requirements on stage have increased, the demand for added DMX512 functionality has also risen,” commented Jose Gonzalez, Hosa Technology’s Product Manager. “We’re confident the combination of high-quality construction, availability of multiple lengths, and use of the extra two channels, will make DMX-000 Series DMX Cables a vital solution in lighting rigs everywhere.”

The Hosa DMX-000 Series DMX Cables are available now. MSRP ranges from $28.35 to $135.10.

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Hosa Announces Category 6 Network Cables

The ideal solution for today’s high-speed networks

Buena Park, CA, September 2015 — Hosa Technology, Inc., the leading innovator of analog and digital connectivity solutions for the audio and video professional, is pleased to introduce the CAT-600BK Series Category 6 Network Cables. Superior construction and Hosa dependability make these cables ideal for the networks of today.

Featuring 24 AWG Oxygen-Free Copper (OFC) conductors for increased signal flow, CAT-600BK Series Category 6 Network Cables provide the best throughput in today’s high-speed networks. Tested to meet ANSI/TIA standards, Hosa’s Cat 6 Network Cables reduce crosstalk and return loss while increasing signal-to-noise ratio.

To further minimize interference, Hosa CAT-600BK Series cables utilize S/FTP construction, shielding each twisted pair as well as the overall cable. This construction makes Hosa’s network cables ideal in audio and video networks such as HDBaseT.

Jose Gonzalez, Hosa Technology’s Product Manager, commented on the new CAT-600BK Series network cables, “Hosa has long been recognized as a leader in cable products and our new CAT-600BK Series cables extend this tradition. With S/FTP construction and 24 AWG oxygen-free copper conductors, these cables offer maximum signal transmission with minimal interference and are bound to find their way onto many of today’s high-speed Ethernet and A/V networks.”

The Hosa CAT-600BK Series Category 6 Network Cables are available now. MSRP ranges from $10.50 to $193.05.

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Hosa Announces Relaunch of Zaolla Silverline

Superior build, attention to detail, and use of premium materials are brand hallmarks

Buena Park, CA – February 2015… Hosa Technology, the leading innovator of analog and digital connectivity solutions for the modern musician, is pleased to announce the re-launch of the Zaolla Silverline brand. A division of Hosa Technology, the Zaolla Silverline catalog encompasses guitar and microphone cables, analog interconnects, and digital audio cables and snakes—all designed to provide the most transparent signal transfer possible. Featuring solid-silver conductors and premium connectors, Zaolla cables exhibit superior build quality and the highest level of attention to detail.

As a premium product line, Zaolla Silverline was created for the professional who understands that every piece of equipment matters—including the cable. Zaolla Silverline cables utilize solid-silver conductors for a superior transfer rate far exceeding that of copper while remaining completely transparent in terms of audio quality. Equally notable, Zaolla Silverline cables are designed with redundant shielding that ensures EMI and RFI interference does not penetrate the cable and corrupt the signal.

To preserve the purity of the signal transfer, Zaolla Silverline cables now utilize premium Oyaide connectors—connectors that meet unparalleled quality standards and deliver optimum durability, reliability, and the best connection possible. Manufactured in Japan to the highest standards of precision since 1952, Oyaide connectors incorporate one-piece contacts made of silver or phosphor bronze for optimum conductivity plus rhodium plating to prevent corrosion. And for enhanced durability and a striking appearance, these premium connectors feature chrome-plated housings.

Jose Gonzalez, Zaolla Silverline’s Product Manager, commented on the company’s re-launch of the Zaolla Silverline brand, “Our mission with Zaolla Silverline has always been to design and manufacture the finest cables in the world—regardless of cost. At the heart of every Zaolla cable, you’ll find a pure, solid-silver conductor, which compared to copper, offers less resistance and improves signal conductivity. It’s this use of superior materials, construction optimized for specific applications, and the addition of premium Oyaide connectors that results in audio signals that exhibit deeper bass and pristine highs.”

Since Zaolla Silverline cables are terminated in the U.S., they can be made to just about any length. Pricing varies by the type and length of the cable. MSRP pricing ranges from $99.95 for a 6-inch Guitar Patch Cable to $2,559.95 for an 8-channel, 20-foot XLR Snake. All products are available now.

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Hosa Announces Drive Series

Integrating the worlds of pro and consumer audio

Buena Park, CA – January 2015… Hosa Technology, the leading innovator of analog and digital connectivity solutions for the modern musician, is pleased to introduce a new series of products designed to make it easier than ever for the worlds of professional and consumer audio to coexist: the Hosa Drive Series. Consisting of the Hosa Drive Bluetooth® Audio Receiver and a selection of portable cables designed to interface with everything from car audio systems to sound reinforcement and consumer audio playback systems, the new Hosa Drive Series takes music mobility to the next level.

The Hosa Drive Bluetooth Audio Receiver operates on Bluetooth Version 3.0 technology to wirelessly stream music from a source—such as a smartphone or other portable music player— to a playback system with minimal lag or signal loss. The Drive Bluetooth Audio Receiver includes built-in track controls for added convenience. Resembling a small hockey puck, the easy-to-transport receiver is the perfect solution for interfacing a music playlist with car stereo systems lacking Bluetooth connectivity. Similarly, the Drive Bluetooth Audio Receiver makes it easy to interface with the AUX or other input on a home audio setup, as well as connecting with a professional mixer or sound reinforcement system via the board’s input channels or 2-track returns. It’s the ideal product for accessing multiple devices without disconnecting and reconnecting any cables.

The Drive Bluetooth Audio Receiver plays music wirelessly for up to 10 hours and operates at transfer speeds up to 24 Mbps. The unit includes a 3.5 mm TRS aux cable for interfacing with external audio playback systems and a USB cable for charging. Pairing with smartphones and similar devices is quick and easy.

Hosa Drive Series cables are available in 3.5 mm TRS to Same and 3.5 mm TRS to Dual RCA in 1.5-, 3-, 6-, and 10-foot lengths. These cables feature connectors made to fit media players and smartphones—even phones in protective cases. The metal connectors and easy-to-coil wires make Hosa Drive cables ideal for today’s mobile lifestyle. Hosa Drive cables can travel in the car, a gig bag, or simply a jacket pocket—making it easy to establish an audio connection no matter where the road may lead.

The Hosa Drive Stereo Audio Cable (3.5 mm TRS to Same) is the perfect choice for automotive connectivity. The cable features slim 3.5 mm connectors for devices with protective cases and incorporates all-metal connector housings for added durability. Similarly, the Hosa Drive Stereo Breakout Cable (3.5 mm TRS to Dual RCA) provides the same slim 3.5 mm connector and all-metal connector housings for added durability. Both cables use Hosa’s Easy-Coil wire for tangle-free storage and travel.

Jose Gonzalez, Hosa Technology’s Product Manager, commented on the company’s new Hosa Drive Series products. “The Hosa Drive Series has been created for the mobile lifestyle and is ideal for people who take their music everywhere. This ranges from audio engineers and gigging musicians to the guy who simply wants to listen to music on the road. This is a versatile, compact solution that makes it easier than ever for the worlds of pro and consumer audio to intersect.”

The Hosa Drive Bluetooth Audio Receiver carries an MSRP of $54.95. The various Hosa Drive Stereo Audio Cables and Hosa Drive Stereo Breakout Cables range from MSRP $14.95 to $34.95, depending upon configuration and cable length. The Hosa Drive Series will become available Q1, 2015.

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Hosa Announces Pro Breakout Cables

Streamlines the process of interfacing consumer audio with professional gear

Buena Park, CA – November 2014… Hosa Technology, the leading innovator of analog and digital connectivity solutions for the modern musician, is pleased to introduce the latest line expansion to the Hosa Pro line of cables. The new Hosa Pro Breakouts make the process of interfacing consumer audio products with professional equipment easier than ever. With Hosa Pro Breakouts, any consumer audio product equipped with a stereo minijack output can seamlessly be interfaced with professional units sporting quarter-inch Tip/Sleeve, XLR, or even RCA connectors.

Hosa Pro Breakouts are available in three configurations. The 3.5 mm TRS (tip/ring/sleeve) to dual RCA option—identified as the HMR-000Y Series—is ideal for DJ mixers or home stereo systems. The 3.5 mm TRS to dual 1/4-inch TS (tip/sleeve) breakout—identified as the HMP-000Y Series—can be plugged into patch bays or a mixer’s phone inputs. The third category, the 3.5 mm TRS to dual XLR3M breakout—known as the HMX-000Y Series—is ideal for connecting into discrete channels on a professional mixer or similar interface.

As users of Hosa cable products have come to expect, the new Pro Breakouts line is manufactured from the finest materials. All three configurations utilize nickel-plated REAN connectors (a brand of Neutrik AG, the industry’s connectivity leader) for efficient signal transfer and durability. Equally notable, these cables sport 24 AWG Oxygen-Free Copper (OFC) conductors for enhanced signal clarity and 90% OFC spiral shields for a higher signal to noise ratio. These materials, combined with Hosa’s world-class workmanship, result in truly superior cable products designed to provide exceptional audio performance and years of trouble-free use.

Jose Gonzalez, Hosa Technology’s Product Manager, commented on the company’s new Pro Breakout cables, “The growth of portable audio products such as iPods, smartphones, and tablets has changed the requirements of live audio. Even in the most professional live audio and studio setups, people frequently need the ability to add a consumer media player into the mix. When this situation arises, they need to be able to count on the cable they’re about to patch in. Hosa Pro Breakouts make trusting one’s cable easy. All three configurations make the process of interfacing consumer audio products with professional gear quick and seamless.”

The HMR-000Y and HMP-000Y Series are available now and include their respective cables in 3-, 6-, and 10-foot lengths. The dual XLR3M HMX-00Y Series will be available January 2015, in 3-, 6-, 10-, and 15-foot lengths. MSRP pricing ranges from $16.65 to $29.10, depending upon the cable’s connectors and length.

- Hosa

Announcing New Edge Series Microphone, Guitar and Speaker Cables

New flagship cable products employ state-of-the-art materials and workmanship

Buena Park, CA – January 2014… Hosa Technology, the leading innovator of analog and digital connectivity solutions for the modern musician, is pleased to introduce the Edge Series cable products. Featuring genuine Neutrik connectors, Oxygen-Free Copper (OFC) conductors, and world-class workmanship, Hosa Edge cables—the company’s flagship cable line—provide musicians and audio professionals with the finest signal transport means available. And because Hosa Edge consists of microphone, guitar, and speaker cables, it can be used along the entire signal chain, ensuring one’s music will retain all the clarity and punch of the original sound.

Hosa Edge Microphone Cables proudly utilize Neutrik XX-series connectors. Manufactured with gold-plated contacts for corrosion resistance, a Zinc die-cast housing for rock-solid reliability, chuck-type strain relief for maximum cable retention, a boot with a polyurethane gland to prevent cable kinking, and an ergonomic design that ensures easy handling, Neutrik connectors are the ideal terminations for a cable designed to provide stellar performance and durability. Hosa Edge Microphone Cables employ 20 AWG Oxygen-Free Copper (OFC) conductors along with polyethylene dielectrics and a 95% OFC braided shield. This reduces resistance and capacitance for maximum signal transfer and crystal-clear high frequency transmission while providing maximum noise rejection.

Many of the performance attributes of the Hosa Edge Microphone Cables can be found on the line’s guitar cables as well. Hosa Edge Guitar Cables utilize genuine Neutrik X-series plugs, which employ precision machined, one-piece contacts for signal integrity and structural rigidity. Like the Edge Microphone Cables, these guitar cables feature gold-plated contacts, a Zinc die-cast housing, chuck-type strain relief, a boot with a polyurethane gland, and an ergonomic design that ensures easy handling. Further, the Edge Guitar Cables incorporate 20 AWG Oxygen-Free Copper (OFC) conductors, a 95% OFC braided shield, and conductive PVC.

Like the Hosa Edge Microphone and Guitar Cables, the new Edge Speaker Cables employ Neutrik connectors that offer precision machined, one-piece contacts for signal integrity and structural rigidity, chuck-type strain relief, and a sleek, ergonomic design. These speaker cables utilize 12 AWG Oxygen-Free Copper (OFC) conductors that reduce resistance and provide maximum signal transfer. Further, they are manufactured with a PVC jacket that adds durability, remains flexible, and reduces the visibility of the cable.

Jose Gonzalez, Hosa Technology’s Product Manager, commented on the company’s new Edge Series cables. “Transmitting sound from its source to the audience with minimal signal loss is absolutely crucial,” says Gonzalez, “and this mandate is precisely what the new Hosa Edge Series is all about. Someone at the beginning of the signal chain poured their heart and soul into their music, and the music must reach the crowd with the same quality and impact as originally created. Unfortunately, the quality of the cable that transports one’s signal is often overlooked. With the new Edge Series, all of us at Hosa are confident the music will be delivered exactly as it’s supposed to be.”

Hosa Technology’s new Edge Series cables will all be available in a variety of cable lengths. MSRP of the Edge Series Microphone Cables will range from $45.45 – $145.80 while the Edge Guitar Cables are priced from $46.50 – $81. The Hosa Edge Speaker Cables will carry pricing from $37.65 – $232.50. Hosa’s Edge Series microphone, guitar, and speaker cable products are expected to become available by March 2014.

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Hosa Debuts SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Cables

Up to ten times faster than USB 2.0

Buena Park, CA – November 2013… Hosa Technology, the leading innovator of analog and digital connectivity solutions for the modern musician and audio/video professional, is pleased to announce the introduction of the USB-300 Series SuperSpeed USB 3.0 cables. Featuring data transfer rates up to ten times faster than USB 2.0, new SuperSpeed USB cables are ideal for DJ’s, musicians, and audio professionals seeking to maximize the performance of their equipment, including portable disk drives, recording and playback systems, cameras, and more.

Available in 3-, 6-, and 10-foot lengths, Hosa’s new SuperSpeed USB cables are available in two configurations: (1) the traditional Type A to B option commonly used to connect a PC to an audio interface, external hard drive, or similar device and (2) the Type A to Micro-B connector that can be found on DSLR cameras, smart phones, tablets, and portable drives. Regardless of the connector type, Hosa SuperSpeed USB cables are fully compliant with USB 3.0 specifications, providing transfer rates of up to 5 Gbps and increased power handling capabilities.

As is the case with all Hosa products, the materials and workmanship used in the manufacturing of the SuperSpeed USB cables is first rate—ensuring optimum performance for a wide range of applications. All Hosa USB-300 Series SuperSpeed USB cables utilize Nickel-plated plugs for enhanced signal transfer and an Aluminum-Mylar shield for superior EMI and RFI rejection, making these cables an outstanding choice for connecting an audio interface, USB microphone or instrument, or computer peripherals to newer generation PCs.

Jose Gonzalez, Hosa Technology’s Product Manager, commented on the company’s new SuperSpeed USB 3.0 cables, “Our new SuperSpeed USB cables provide DJ’s, musicians, and audio professionals with a valuable means of making connections with the latest equipment to capitalize on the increased bandwidth provided by the USB 3.0 specification. USB 3.0 grants users the ability to transfer data at faster rates than ever before—at speeds up to ten times faster than USB 2.0—with significantly improved power capabilities so your devices are always fully charged when needed. With a good selection of cable lengths and connector options designed to fit any USB 3.0 device, I’m confident these new USB cables will be well received by our industry.”

The new Hosa USB-300 Series SuperSpeed USB 3.0 cables are expected to become available in December 2013. MSRP pricing is as follows:

Model Description MSRP
USB-303AB SuperSpeed USB Cable, Type A to Type B, 3 ft $11.10
USB-306AB SuperSpeed USB Cable, Type A to Type B, 6 ft $14.10
USB-310AB SuperSpeed USB Cable, Type A to Type B, 10 ft $17.25
USB-303AC SuperSpeed USB Cable, Type A to Micro-B, 3 ft $22.95
USB-306AC SuperSpeed USB Cable, Type A to Micro-B, 6 ft $25.05
USB-310AC SuperSpeed USB Cable, Type A to Micro-B, 10 ft $27.00
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Goby Labs Debuts New Tablet Frame Thingy Deluxe

Now supports iPad® and iPad mini® tablets on stage or music workstation

Buena Park, CA – October 2013… Goby Labs, dedicated to bold innovation in the areas of musical instrument accessory products, is pleased to announce the introduction of the Goby Labs Tablet Frame Thingy Deluxe. The ideal solution for providing support for one’s tablet—be it on stage, in the studio, or anywhere else—the new Tablet Frame Thingy Deluxe includes new clip kits that enables the tablet frame to hold second generation or newer iPads or the iPad mini and includes a base that makes it ideal for stage or desktop use.

Apple’s iPad has found its way into the lives of people everywhere and has become a fixture among musicians in recording studios, rehearsal rooms, live stages, and in music education. With its ability to address such a wide range of applications spanning everything from being a convenient means to capture ideas, keep lyrics close at hand, and much more, the iPad is now a common sight among musicians.

Whereas the original Tablet Frame Thingy was designed to support the first generation iPad on a standard microphone stand, the new Tablet Frame Thingy Deluxe goes one step further by including a base that is designed to support the tablet on a desk, road case, or any other surface that might serve as a table. As with the original Tablet Frame Thingy, the new Tablet Frame Thingy Deluxe incorporates Goby Labs’ unique patent-pending closed-loop pole grip that ensures tight, secure placement for one’s valuable tablet. And when it’s time to place the tablet on a desk or similar surface, simply bolt the open end of the steel tube to the included desktop base and adjust the orientation using the thumb-release ball joint mechanism for precise placement.

Owners of second generation or newer iPads and the iPad mini will certainly appreciate the fact that the new Goby Labs Tablet Frame Thingy Deluxe includes clip kits that enables the tablet frame to support these newer generation tablets. Combined with the included base, iPad owners now have a versatile, rugged solution to support their treasured tablet in a myriad of environments.

As the mad scientists at Goby Labs are sequestered in their underground laboratory, Hosa Technology’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Jonathan Pusey, was strong armed into providing his thoughts about the new Goby Labs Tablet Frame Thingy Deluxe. “We always insist that our engineers listen to the input of our customers and, in doing so, I believe we’ve created an exceptionally useful second generation tablet support system,” said Pusey. “With the addition of the new base attachment, iPad users can now have one stand that easily traverses the gap between use at home and on stage. And with the new clip kits for iPad mini in addition to the current iPad clip kit, this system presents a strong, sure-footed stand solution that is supported by steel components throughout—further ensuring rock solid stability.”

The Goby Labs Tablet Frame Thingy Deluxe (Part Number: GBX-310) is available now and carries a MSRP of $54.95.

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Hosa Announces New Mogan Elite ICE Omni Earset Microphone

Full frequency vocal reproduction with an all-but-invisible fit

Buena Park, CA – September 2013… Hosa Technology, the leading innovator of analog and digital connectivity solutions for the modern musician and audio/video professional, is pleased to announce the new Mogan Elite ICE Omni Earset Microphone. As the newest addition to the Mogan Microphones brand of subminiature microphones, the new Mogan Elite ICE builds upon the strengths of the original Mogan Elite Earset Microphone while taking fit and appearance to an entirely new level. Designed to deliver full-frequency vocal reproduction for the most discerning presenter or performer, the new Mogan Elite ICE Earset Microphone is a terrific choice for broadcasters, theatrical performers, church worship leaders, and other professionals seeking exceptional audio performance while taking advantage of the microphone’s all-but invisible appearance.

At the heart of this outstanding microphone is a moisture-resistant, 2.5 mm Omni-directional capsule with -45 dB nominal sensitivity that is designed to be positioned farther from one’s mouth. Delivering full-frequency audio performance (20 Hz – 20 kHz) with a maximum SPL rating of 140 dB and high gain before feedback, this microphone delivers the natural, resonant sound quality that is required for on-air applications and critical, live sound reinforcement tasks, including vocal reproduction in a theatrical environment.

For those seeking an earset mic with an uncommonly discreet visual appearance, the new Mogan Elite ICE is the ideal choice. Featuring the new Invisi-Clear Earpiece (ICE)—the industry’s only transparent earpiece—the Mogan Elite ICE provides low visibility on stage or on camera by blending with the user’s skin tone. In addition to the comfort and security provided by the hypoallergenic Mogan earpiece, the Elite ICE microphone offers a thin, strong boom that can be positioned on the user’s left or right side and adjusted to the contours of any face. The end result is a microphone that provides an unmatched combination of pristine sound, low visibility, and superior comfort.

The new Mogan Elite ICE Omni Earset Microphone can be used with a variety of interchangeable cables that enables one to connect the microphone to most popular wireless transmitters, including models from Shure, AKG, Sennheiser, and Audio Technica. Each microphone ships with a detachable, Kevlar®-reinforced cable with a hardwired connector.

The new Mogan Elite ICE Omni Earset Microphone ships with a beige boom to blend with a variety of skin tones. Additionally, the system package includes a foam windscreen and a single cable clip and ships in an impact-resistant, specially designed aluminum case.

Jose Gonzalez, Hosa Technology’s Product Manager, commented on the new Mogan Elite ICE Omni Earset Microphone. “The Mogan Elite ICE earset microphone delivers exceptional performance that enables the mic to be right at home in a variety of high-end applications, including broadcast and theater. In addition to its stellar audio quality, the microphone’s transparent earset is both very comfortable to wear and, from a visual perspective, blends seamlessly with any skin tone. The hypoallergenic earpiece is highly adjustable and the boom mechanism facilitates precise positioning of the microphone’s capsule. I genuinely believe this newest member of the Mogan microphone line will find its rightful place among numerous mission critical audio applications.”

The Mogan Elite ICE Omni Earset Microphone is available now. MSRP is $400.

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