The "AUDIO-POD” System,
a Microphone ON-Off Controller With
Integrated Stereo Headphone Amplifier

The ideal solution for remote broadcasts, talk studio applications, Pod Casting, or whenever you just need from one to four Mic/Headphone stations.

The Audio-Pod modules feature microphone On-Off control with an integrated stereo headphone amplifier. Audio-Pod modules are available with or without a high quality-low noise mic pre-amplifier with switchable phantom power and is now available as an option on the "no pre-amp" model. The system may be configured with up to four Audio-Pod modules and a Power Supply. One Power Supply will power up to four Audio-Pod modules, and any combination of Audio-Pod module types or options may be combined using the same Power Supply. 10 foot power supply cables and trimpot adjustment tool are supplied.

Table-top brackets for mounting the Audio-Pod module at an angle, and flush mounting bezels are also available for recessed mounting of the Audio-Pod modules.

  • Optional Mic pre-amplifier portion includes the following features:
    • High quality, low noise mic preamp circuitry with rear panel variable gain control, output adjustable from mic to line level
    • Phantom power (48VDC) with rear panel switch and LED indicator
    • Precision metal film resistors used throughout audio chain for low noise

    Microprocessor controlled Mic ON-OFF control portion includes the following features:
    • Large LED differentially lighted Mic-On and Mic-Off long life silent reed type push buttons
    • Cough-mute function integrated with Mic-On button (Operational with local control mode enabled only)
  • • Control buttons may be ordered with front panel or top surface mounting (optional at no additional cost)
    • Local Mic On-Off feature may be disabled and controlled remotely
    • Remote control of Mic On-Off function with a logic low or contact closure may be accomplished with either local control enabled or disabled
    • LED Mic On status indication on the top of the enclosure for status check by control room operator or others (front panel button version only)
    • XLR connectors for Mic in and out (balanced) as well as Eurostyle screw terminal termination of Mic out connection
    • Solid State Relay output drive voltage provided, continuous or flashing, (option) to drive a DME Solid State Relay Pack or customers own solid state relay for ON-AIR lamps or for external LED indicator (multiple Audio-Pod SSR outputs may be connected in parallel to operate one SSR in the constant SSR output mode only).

The integrated stereo headphone amplifier section includes the following features:
• Voltage Controlled Amplifier (VCA) circuitry employed (no “dirty” pots)
• Power Op-Amp headphone output providing both the power and P-P voltage required to drive headsets ranging from 8 to 600 ohms
• Rear panel output phase switch (0/180 degrees) to address bone conduction cancellation issues often experienced by users
• ESD protected ¼” and 3.5mm stereo headphone output jacks on the front panel
• Rear panel "maximum headphone gain set control" to restrict the maximum headset output to prevent possible hearing damage and liability issue avoidance
• Single ended L&R inputs on Eurostyle screw terminal connectors and rear panel 3.5mm stereo jack for quick connect and disconnect
• Precision metal film resistors used throughout the audio chain for low noise


Model number convention: AP- XX - YY - Z
XX= YP (with mic pre-amp) or NP (no mic pre-amp)
Add PP to the end of the string for optional 48VDC Phantom Power on NP models.
YY= FB (front control buttons) or TB (top control buttons

Z= C (continuous SSR voltage output) or F (flashing SSR voltage output)

Model Number Examples:
Audio-Pod with pre-amp, front buttons and flashing SSR drive: AP-YP-FB-F
Audio-Pod without pre-amp, top buttons, and continuous SSR drive: AP-NP-TB-C
Audio-Pod without pre-amp, front buttons, flashing SSR drive and Phantom Power: AP-NP-FB-F-PP

Audio-Pod Power Supply (One required with each system, powers up to 4 Audio-Pods of any type)

Audio-Pod Module with Mic Pre-Amp - $289.00
Audio-Pod Module without Mic Pre-Amp - $229.00
Audio-Pod without Mic Pre-Amp with 48VDC Phantom Power - $259.00
Audio-Pod Power Supply Model AP- PS - $89.25

There is no additional charge for options YY and Z.


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