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Listen System Details
A step up from the Soundmate is the Listen system. It works exactly the same way, except it is higher quality. The Soundmate is somewhat prone to electrical interference (hum) and dropouts in some locations in some rooms. The Soundmate also has noticeable background hiss and only operates on one fixed channel. In some installations, the Soundmate works well and these issues are not a problem.
If you want a higher quality system, with a very good signal to noise ratio (very little background hiss), multi-channel flexibility and better signal reliability, the Listen system is for your church. It is multi-channel selectable and operates at a higher frequency which makes it much less prone to electrical interference and dropouts.
The transmitter has a range of about 1000 feet and will go through floors, ceilings and walls. This means that the listener can pick up the signal anywhere in the building. The transmitter can easily be moved to any other location and connected to another amplifier or directly to a microphone. This allows you to use the system anywhere. There are many options including various styles of earbuds, headphones and neckloops.
Listen LR400 Receiver
The multi -channel Listen LR400 Receiver is an add on to the Listen Hearing assistance system. The LR400 Receiver will fit in a pocket or clip onto a belt. The programming buttons are hidden behind a door while the volume control is exposed making this unit easy to use.
Batteries Required : 2 AA (Alkaline batteries recommended)
Single Earbud for use with LR400 receiver. This is the standard one which most customers like. There are many other options.
LA-164 Ear Speaker
Another popular choice is the Ear Speaker.
LA166 Neckloop Assembly
Allows you to use hearing aids equipped with telecoils on the Listen Hearing Assistance System. Simply plug the neckloop into the LR400 receiver, place the loop around your neck and switch your hearing aid to telephone.
Set of 20 replacement earbud cushions to use with SEB single and DEB dual earbuds.
Changing earbud cushions on the allows you to get more use out of your headphones, without compromising personal hygiene.
Simultaneous Translation System
The same Listen system is also perfect for simultaneous language translation. Instead of connecting the transmitter to your church's sound system, you can simply plug a microphone into the transmitter. The person doing the translating speaks into the microphone and all the people with pocket receivers will hear the translation. Sometimes we use full muff headphones such as the AKG K512 instead of earbuds. This blocks out the surrounding room sound enabling the person to concentrate better on the language they want to hear.
You need a separate transmitter and set of receivers for each translation language, and also a separate system for hearing assistance.