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Title: Can I use a RTS SSA324 into a clearcom
Post by: Doug Dessero on January 16, 2021, 04:25:25 pm
(http://)I have a 4 wire wireless PL system i want to integrate into a 2 wire Clearcom system.
Will the RTS interface into the Clearcom?
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Will the RTS interface into the Clearcom?

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Title: Re: Can I use a RTS SSA324 into a clearcom
Post by: brian maddox on January 16, 2021, 07:40:29 pm
I have a 4 wire wireless PL system i want to integrate into a 2 wire Clearcom system.
Will the RTS interface into the Clearcom?

Which RTS Interface? Which wireless PL system? Which Clearcom system?

Title: Re: Can I use a RTS SSA324 into a clearcom
Post by: Doug Dessero on January 17, 2021, 01:28:54 am
Which RTS Interface? Which wireless PL system? Which Clearcom system?

RTS SSA-324, 2 wire to 4 wire converter.
Comtek MR-182 RX,  BSA-72 (?) TX
Clearcom CLEAR-COM RM-440 PL PRO 4-CHANNEL
Title: Re: Can I use a RTS SSA324 into a clearcom
Post by: brian maddox on January 17, 2021, 09:55:42 pm
RTS SSA-324, 2 wire to 4 wire converter.
Comtek MR-182 RX,  BSA-72 (?) TX
Clearcom CLEAR-COM RM-440 PL PRO 4-CHANNEL

I'm gonna go with Maybe???

That's a pretty weird kludge of bits none of which are designed to be used together, so it's certainly not gonna be plug and play. You've got odd ball connectors and pinouts and mismatched signal levels and various other issues. But I think if someone handed me those bits and gave me a day and a soldering iron [and some random connectors] I'd probably be able to get those to talk. But it ain't gonna be pretty.
Title: Re: Can I use a RTS SSA324 into a clearcom
Post by: Doug Dessero on January 17, 2021, 11:38:03 pm
I'm gonna go with Maybe???

That's a pretty weird kludge of bits none of which are designed to be used together, so it's certainly not gonna be plug and play. You've got odd ball connectors and pinouts and mismatched signal levels and various other issues. But I think if someone handed me those bits and gave me a day and a soldering iron [and some random connectors] I'd probably be able to get those to talk. But it ain't gonna be pretty.

FYI, The Comtek has balanced XLS's into and out of the TX & RX units, RTS takes the same inputs.  My concern was whether it will interface with the Clearcom 2W which is unbalanced.   Guess I'll find out soon.  Ya, a little kludge but thats what I have to work with.
Thanks for your help.
Doug
Title: Re: Can I use a RTS SSA324 into a clearcom
Post by: Henry Cohen on January 18, 2021, 11:55:02 am
I have a 4 wire wireless PL system i want to integrate into a 2 wire Clearcom system.
Will the RTS interface into the Clearcom?

The short answer is yes; this is exactly what the SSA-324 is designed to do. But you will have to spend time nulling and matching levels. Then do so again each time there is a change on the 2-wire CC side.

Connect the desired ClearCom channel to one of the System (A or B) 2-wire XLR connectors, and select Channel B on the front side selector button. Connect the four wire input and output to the corresponding System's terminal block. Best to download the SSA-324 manual (https://products.rtsintercoms.com/downloadfile.php?id=97659)
Title: Re: Can I use a RTS SSA324 into a clearcom
Post by: Doug Dessero on January 18, 2021, 01:15:06 pm
The short answer is yes; this is exactly what the SSA-324 is designed to do. But you will have to spend time nulling and matching levels. Then do so again each time there is a change on the 2-wire CC side.

Connect the desired ClearCom channel to one of the System (A or B) 2-wire XLR connectors, and select Channel B on the front side selector button. Connect the four wire input and output to the corresponding System's terminal block. Best to download the SSA-324 manual (https://products.rtsintercoms.com/downloadfile.php?id=97659)

Perfect.  Thank you Henry!