FM+ Assistive Listening System

FM 557

Replaces FM 457.

The FM 557 assisted listening system – now with integrated Wi-Fi – has replaced the existing 457 systems for public venues. The FM 557 offers both FM and Wi-Fi transmission from the same box for nearly the same cost as traditional FM systems.

This system features the cutting edge PPA T55 transmitter (replacing the T45 FM transmitter) with multiple digital audio input options and an OLED display with easy-to manage navigation, and network control features.

This complete turnkey solution includes 4 PPA R37N receivers, each featuring seek button channel selection with access to 17 selectable wideband frequencies between 72.1-75.9MHz. The bundle includes a coax cable and rack panel kit for professional installation. The system is expendable, accommodating any number of listeners. This system complies with 2010 ADA guidelines for hearing assistance and is covered by Lifetime PLUS limited warranty.

Number of Receivers

Description

Replaces FM 457.

The FM 557 assisted listening system – now with integrated Wi-Fi – has replaced the existing 457 systems for public venues. The FM 557 offers both FM and Wi-Fi transmission from the same box for nearly the same cost as traditional FM systems.

This system features the cutting edge PPA T55 transmitter (replacing the T45 FM transmitter) with multiple digital audio input options and an OLED display with easy-to manage navigation, and network control features.

This complete turnkey solution includes 4 PPA R37N receivers, each featuring seek button channel selection with access to 17 selectable wideband frequencies between 72.1-75.9MHz. The bundle includes a coax cable and rack panel kit for professional installation. The system is expendable, accommodating any number of listeners. This system complies with 2010 ADA guidelines for hearing assistance and is covered by Lifetime PLUS limited warranty.

System Includes

(1) FM T55 transmitter
(4) PPA R37N receivers
(4) EAR 022 surround earphones
(2) NKL 001 neckloops
(1) IDP 008 ADA wall plaque

FM 557

Note: The FM + connects to the installation location’s Wi-Fi Network. It does not provide a network on its own. The Wi-Fi network will need to be installed and established before the FM + can be used.

Dimensions 8.45″ W x 8.25″ D x 1.72″H (21.5 cm x 21 cm x 4.4 cm)
Weight Transmitter: 3.2 lbs (1.45 kg)
Color Black/Silver with silver legends on the front, white legends on the back
Rack Mount Standard 19” Rack, one EIA rack space high, 1/2 space wide
1–2 units can be mounted in a single rack space with optional RPK 005 (single) or RPK 006 (double) Rack Mount Kits
Power Supply Desktop Style Transformer (TFP 062); Input: 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz. IEC Line Cord; Output: 24 VDC, 750 mA, 18W. 2.5mm ID center positive barrel connector
Power ON Indicator Push On/Push Off latching power button, backlit green indicates power ON, backlight off indicates power OFF, fading from bright to dark indicates Sleep Mode.
Temperature Range Operating: +32° F to +122° F (0° C to 50° C); Storage: -4° F to +158° F (-20° C to 70° C)
User Interface 3.12” High Resolution OLED display with selections via buttons. Hosted Web page. Remote control and monitoring.
Dante Only available on FM T55 D
Ethernet RJ-45 on back of unit supports CAT 5e cable lengths up to 328 feet (100 meters); 10/100 Base-T IEEE 802.3 compliant, unique MAC address
RF Section
Operating Frequencies 72.1-75.9 MHz , 17 wideband channels (selectable)
Frequency Accuracy ± 2 ppm stability, 0-50˚ C
Deviation ± 75 kHz maximum
Pre-Emphasis 75 microsec
RF Field Strength Does not exceed 80 mV/m at 3 m
Compatible Antennas ANT 005, ANT 021, ANT 024, or ANT 025
Transmission Range Up to 1000 ft (304 m) with ANT 005 coaxial antenna mounted on rear chassis connector
RF Outputs (1x) #10-32 stud connector in center of unit (pcb mounted)
(1x) F-connector on rear chassis
RF Transmit Indicator 1 Green LED On Air Indicator
RF Power Full, Medium, Low or OFF indiacted by menu icon.
RF Time Out (sleep mode) 30 min. duration, 4 hr. duration, or Always On selected via menu. Starts when audio is below -18 dB level with no button pressed for selected duration.
Audio Section
Audio Processor Functions DSP based; Compression: 1:1, 1.5:1 or 2:1; High-pass and Low-pass Filter Frequency control
Frequency Response 31-16000 Hz, ±3 dB (re: 1 kHz, ±3 dB) (“Music” Audio Preset)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 67 dB (typical) Transmited RF
Total Harmonic Distortion Less than 0.25% @ 1 kHz (RF output)
Common Mode Rejection Greater than 57 dB @ 1 kHz, Mic or Line
Audio Inputs (1x) Combination 3-pin XLR, 1/4″ (TRS) jack for balanced or unbalanced line level, or balanced or unbalanced microphone with selectable phantom power
Audio Input Gain Adjust In menu, adjustable to 0 to -50 dB, in 1dB steps
Phantom Power 14.4 VDC applied through 2.2 kOhms resistors to analog combo jack: Pin 2 and Pin 3 on XLR jack, or tip and ring on 1/4″ TRS jack
Audio Level Indicators 10-LED array that reads -18 to +9 dB at 3 dB intervals. 7 Green, 2 Amber, and 1 red LED. Green LEDs indicate normal operating audio level peaks, Amber LEDS indicate close to overload peaks, Red LED indicates overload peaks
Headphone Output 1/4″ TRS stereo jack, mono signal, 14.85 mW at +9dB, maximum in 33 Ω (level adjustable in menu 0 to -40 dB in 2 dB steps)
Line Output RCA jack (black), -10 dBV (.32 VRMS); Output impedance 100 ohms at +9dB
Input Levels (Bal or Unbal) (at Audio Input Gain = 0dB)
Nominal (1st Amber + 3dB LED) Overload Warning (Displayed on Screen) Absolute Max. Rating*
Microphone
-55 dBV (1.7 mV RMS) -22 dBV (80 mV RMS) +20 dBV (10.0 V RMS)
Line
-25 dBV (55 mV RMS) +16 dBV (6.3 V RMS) +20 dBV (10.0 V RMS)
Approvals FCC, RoHS3, WEEE, Industry Canada
Warranty 2-year parts and labor

NOTE: Specifications are subject to change without notice.
* Stresses above these ratings may cause permanent damage or degrade reliability.

EAR 022

Style Around-ear speaker
Plug 3.5mm mono
Cord 39"
Driver Size 23 mm
Nominal Impedance 32Ω
Freq. Response 20 - 20kHz
Weight 15g
Max Power Input 30 mW
Sensitivity 118 dB @ 1kHz
 

IDP 008

10-3/8" (L) x 6-¼" (W) x 1/8" (H)  

PPA R37 architectural and engineering specifications

  • The PPA R37 receiver shall be encased in black, PC/ABS impact-resistant plastic with a hinged battery door. The receiver shall be a body-pack style and include a detachable belt-clip for hands-free operation. The receiver shall have a 3.5mm stereo/mono jack to accommodate stereo or mono low impedance earphones, headphones and neckloops. The receiver shall have a combination volume control with power on/off rotator dial. It shall have a green LED indicating battery and system status codes. The R37 shall have access to 17 preset wideband channels between 72-76MHz. Channel selection shall be made by pushing the seek button inside the battery compartment. The receiver shall have channel-lock capability.
  • The receiver shall have a slide switch inside the battery compartment to select disposable Alkaline or NiMH rechargeable battery operation. It shall have charger contacts on the bottom of the receiver for use with Williams Sound drop-in chargers CHG 3512 and CHG 3502. The R37 shall operate up to 50 hours with two disposable AA Alkaline batteries and up to 32 hours with two AA NiMH rechargeable batteries (BAT 026).
  • The receiver shall provide a maximum out of 35mW at 16ø with an earbud type earphone. The systems audio frequency response shall be 200Hz to 15kHz ± 3dB and the signal to noise ratio shall be 65dB min. The receiver sensitivity shall be 2μV or better at 12dB Sinad with squelch defeated. The R37 shall accept up to ±75kHz FM deviation and have a 75 μ s de-emphasis time constant.
  • The R37 shall have FCC, Industry Canada approvals and be compliant with RoHS and WEEE regulations. The receiver shall be covered by a Lifetime PLUS Limited Warranty, excluding earphones, headphones and batteries.
  • This receiver model shall be the Williams Sound model PPA R37.

PPA R37

Dimensions: 4.1" x 2.85" x 1.38" (104 x 72 x 35mm)
Weight: 4.6oz (130g) with batteries. 2.6oz (73g) without batteries
Color: Black
Battery Type: (2) AA Alkaline or 2 x AA NiMH
Battery Life: Two (2) AA non-rechargeable alkaline batteries (BAT 001), approx. 50 hrs
(2) AA rechargeable NiMH batteries (BAT 026), 1500 mAh, approx. 32 hrs
Current Consumption: 52mA nominal
Temperature Range: – 0 to 50C
Channels 17, accessed via seek button in battery compartment
Operating Freq.: 72.1, 72.2, 72.3, 72.4, 72.5, 72.6, 72.7, 72.8, 72.9, 74.7, 75.3, 75.4, 75.5, 75.6, 75.7, 75.8, 75.9 MHz*
Intermediate Freq.: 75 kHz
FM Deviation: 75 kHz
De-Emphasis: 75 µS
LED Indicator: Power: Green; Low Battery: Flashes Green
AFC Range: ± 120 kHz
Sensitivity: 2 µV at 12 dB Sinad with squelch defeated
Input Overload: 100 mV
Frequency Response: 200 – 15 kHz
Modulation: FM, +/- 75 kHz peak deviation
Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 65 dB min @ 100 uV
Receive Antenna: Integral with earphone/headphone cord
Audio Output: 35 mW max, peak into 16 ohms
Output Connector: 3.5 mm stereo/mono phone jack
Earphone: Earbud-type with foam cushion, 3.5 mm plug, 32 Ω
Auto Shut-off Enters sleep mode after approx 6 mins of no RF signal
Approvals: FCC, Industry Canada, RoHS, WEEE
Warranty: Lifetime PLUS Limited Warranty, 90 Days on most accessories.
 

Warranty

2 Years

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