Hearing Loops Explained
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C-TEC’s best-selling PDA range of hearing loop equipment includes the UK’s widest range of audio-frequency induction loop amplifiers, microphones, connector plates and test equipment. Designed to allow hearing aid users to participate more fully in general conversation and other activities, the range includes a variety of cost-effective kits for use in ticket offices, churches, meeting rooms, lecture theatres, GP surgeries and more – all exceeding the requirements of current British Standards when correctly installed.
On the Move
Excellent for restricted person-to-person contact in small meeting rooms, interview rooms and open plan offices, our popular 1.5m2 portable loop system can be easily moved from location to location. The amplifier includes an automatic shut-off facility to help preserve battery life
Our 1.5m2 counter loop kits are ideal for any area requiring restricted person-to-person coverage. Two versions are available – the PDA103C free standing or wall mounting counter loop kit and the ML1/K fixed counter loop kit which is supplied on a double gang plate and is connected to mains via a fixed fused spur.
To comply with the Equality Act and BS 8300 it is critically important disabled refuge, door entry & intercom help points are accessible to all. If your systems are not currently compliant, fear not! Our new PDA103i self-contained hearing loop system can be ‘bolted on’ to such devices to assist the hearing impaired. Housed in a water-resistant enclosure it has adjustable input and output controls so it can be set up to suit the exact characteristics of any intercom-style application.
Our small room loop systems and designed to cover areas of up to 50m2 (7m x 7m). Perfect for TV lounges, bedrooms, small meeting rooms and council chambers, they include everything you need to create a high quality hearing loop system including connection leads, loop cable and fixings.
Kit for purpose
Powerful and very cost-effective, C-TEC’s popular wall-mounting PDA200E amplifier and AK range kits are suitable for use in virtually any application of up to 200m2 (11m x 11m). Multiple kits are available for use in churches, waiting rooms, health and fitness suites, TV lounges, retail units and more. With its straightforward internal screw connectors, the PDA200E can be fitted by any competent electrician.
A must for theatres, cinemas, churches, conference halls and any other prestigious project where top quality sound is essential, our high-tech PDA-PRO amplifiers can cover areas from 200m2 up to 1000m2. With advanced audio signal processing, two XLR inputs, an outreach input and an intuitive LED interface for simple set-up of input levels, output current, phantom power & metal compensation, they are among the most powerful AFILS amplifiers on the market today.
Our new PDA/D range of high-performance dual phased array hearing loop amplifiers are ideal for use in high-profile applications where minimal overspill and consistent loop coverage (i.e. no dead spots) is essential. Free-standing and wall-mount versions are available.
A selection of induction loops for special projects are also available – including vehicle loop systems for cars, buses and taxis and lift/elevator loop systems for public buildings – all offering the top quality sound you would expect from C-TEC’s award winning PDA range.
Need to add to or extend an induction loop system? Introducing C-TEC’s unique and incredibly flexible outreach plate audio input extension system. Select from our wide range of wall, ceiling and desk mountable single gang audio input plates, all of which have been designed to increase the audio input capability of your hearing loop systems and reduce the need for long trailing leads.
An all-encompassing range of electret microphones specifically selected for their high tolerance of magnetic feedback and compatibility with our PDA induction loop systems. With handheld, lectern, levalier, desk, boundary, radio and hanging ambient microphones available, finding one a microphone that fits a specific application has never been easier.
Pass the test
State-of-the-art technology for testing, calibrating and maintaining any induction loop system to current European standards. From our innovative FosMeter-Pro Test Kit which includes a calibrated Audio Signal Generator, to our user-friendly RXTI1 Loop Listener, the range allows installers to check that the systems they install perform to the highest possible standards.