mic & line split
A press patch box is a special audio signal splitter, which is developed for the specific requirements of a press conference. Via separate inputs, you can connect either a microphone or a line signal (mixer output).
Also available as a stereo version (PPB20S)
A high-quality input amplifier with balanced earth-free input allows for a level adjustment over a wide range. 20 transformer-balanced XLR/m jacks with individual driver circuits in pairs are available as outputs for video cameras or other sound recording devices.
The nominal output level is +4 dBu at 600 ohms. In addition, channels 19 and 20 are equipped with TRS phone jacks for balanced or unbalanced signals and with RCA sockets (-10 dBu nominal level).
If more than 20 outputs are required, further PPB20 units can be cascaded via a BUS IN/OUT socket on the rear panel. A 10-fold LED chain and an adjustable headphone amplifier are used for signal monitoring (display range -40 to +10 dB, 0 dB display corresponds to +4 dBu output).
The PPB20 has a built-in shielded power pack. An additional DC input allows for battery operation or using an emergency power supply. PW4 is a suitable emergency power supply for two PPB20.
A stereo version of the PPB20 is available in addition to the standard mono version. Instead of a microphone and line input, the stereo version is fitted with two line inputs.
The first line input is distributed to the upper row of outputs (meaning the uneven channels), while the second line input is distributed to the even channels (meaning the lower row of outputs).