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JuicedLink Riggy-Assist Dual-XLR Preamplifier with Phantom Power and Metering, 20 Hz to 20 kHz Frequency Response

SKU: JDRA222 MFR: RA222
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About this item

The JuicedLink RA222 Riggy-Assist Dual-XLR Preamplifier with Phantom Power is designed for cameras that don't have integrated audio meters, manual gain control, or a headphone output. The RA222 features two 4-segment meters which can be calibrated to the camera, an 1/8" mono headphone output and an AGC disable switch.

The RA222 features 2 locking XLR inputs with low-noise microphone preamplifiers. Each channel includes a Mic/Line level switch, a Hi/Lo gain switch and a Phantom power switch. The onboard Phantom power voltage is selectable between 48V/12V. The inputs can also be summed mono, copying each input to both sides. The right channel can be completely powered down to conserve battery power if it is not needed.

When engaged, the Audio Output Bracketing feature of the RA222 ensures that your audio inputs won't clip or distort. By placing the RA222's performance in mono and enabling the 16dB pad on the right channel, you end up with two signals with identical content, yet the right is recorded 16dB lower. This way if a sudden loud noise or a boomy portion of audio is recorded, you'll have a backup track with headroom in case the 0dB output clips.

The RA222 Riggy-Assist is powered by a 9V battery. High capacity lithium-polymer rechargeable batteries can be used as well as alkaline. The low-battery indicator can be switched between alkaline or lithium-polymer threshold, so you can use either chemistry without leaving unnecessary capacity in the battery.

What's Included With This Item

  • JuicedLink Riggy-Assist Dual-XLR Preamplifier with Phantom Power
  • 9" (23cm) Length, 1/8" (3.5mm) TRS Stereo Audio Cable
  • 1/8" Hex Key
  • Cork Strip
  • JuicedLink Warranty

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Key Features

  • Camera Overload Protection - Audio Output Bracketing: The Riggy-Assist incorporates Audio Output Bracketing (patent pending) for camera overload protection
  • Designed for Battery Life Efficiency: The Riggy-Assist uses a 9V battery and is a high-current device when all of the elements are in operation (phantom power, meter, etc). However, the Riggy-Assist has a number of features to allow you to optimize your battery life
  • Cameras and Recorders for the Riggy-Assist: The Riggy-Assist is designed to be used with cameras which do not have manual control, meters, or headphones. The preamp adds AGC Disable, meters and headphones that are missing in the camera
  • 2XLR input low-noise preamp, amplified mic level output (3.5mm stereo minijack)
  • 4 Segment R/L meters (each) which can be calibrated to camera
  • Headphones
  • AGC Disable
  • Designed to optimize battery life efficiency
  • Camera overload protection - Audio Output Bracketing
  • Approx 30dB max available gain
  • Approx +0dB / -1.5dB frequency response from 20Hz to 20KHz
  • MIC/LINE Switches for each XLR channel
  • HI/LO Gain Switches for each XLR channel
  • MONO/STEREO Switch

Technical Specs

Input Connectors 2 x XLR balanced
Phantom Power 12V or 48V, switchable
Gain Up to 30 dB maximum available gain
Switches 2 x Mic/Line level (1 per channel)
2 x Hi/Lo gain (1 per channel)
1 x Phantom Off/12V/48V (global)
1 x L Phantom On/Off
1 x R Phantom On/Off
1 x Norm/panL
1 x Stereo/Mono
1 x R Channel Power Off/On
1 x R Channel -16 dB Pad
1 x AGC Disable Off/On
2 x Meter Hi/Lo (1 per channel)
1 x ENC Ground Norm/Lift
1 x Meter Off/On
1 x LiPoly/Alkaline
Output Connector 1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) TRS stereo
Headphone Output 1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) mono out with independent level control
Metering 2 x 4-segment meter, can be calibrated to camera
Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0 /-1.5 dB
Battery Life (approx.) 8 hrs (Phantom off, 2 XLR inputs active, meter on, fresh Alkaline battery)
10 hrs (Phantom off, 2 XLR inputs active, meter off, fresh Alkaline battery)
12 hrs (Phantom off, 1 XLR input active, meter on, fresh Alkaline battery)
14 hrs (Phantom off, 1 XLR input active, meter off, fresh Alkaline battery)
Dimensions (WxDxH) 4.5x3.5x1.5" (114.3x88.9x38.1 mm)
Weight 9 oz (255.1 g)
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