Tue, June 27, 2017
A complete kit for live streaming/broadcasting, with HD webcam, USB condenser mic, LED light ring and headphone amp
Marantz Professional (marantzpro.com) today announced that their model Turret has won the prestigious Best of Show Award for AV
Technology at InfoComm 2017.
The Turret delivers a unique, easy-to-use solution for users who need for a complete high-performance equipment system for streaming and podcasting. The Turret has a full HD webcam
with built-in H.264 video compression, a high-quality 48kHz/24-bit USB condenser microphonewith pop filter and an LED light ring, daylight-balanced, with both cool and warm filter
The Turret is a unique, all-in-one broadcast tool that gives any podcaster, gamer or live Internet streamer high-quality components with a multitude of configurations for creating a professional presentation. It’s compact and simple, perfect on a desktop and portable enough to take on location.
To make the system truly self-contained and capable of handling any streaming/podcast/gaming Turret has a high-speed USB-C computer output for low latency and an internal USB hub.
Everything the demanding streaming/broadcasting enthusiast needs is right here, in one convenient, high-performance package.
The camera is an auto-focus design, with Full HD 1080p video (up to 1920 x 1080 pixels) compatible with the latest version of Skype. It supports full HD video recording (up to 1920 x
1080 pixels). It has automatic low-light correction and is compatible with Windows® 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 or later as well as Mac OS 10.6 or later (HD 720p on FaceTime for Mac or othersupported video-calling clients; Full HD 1080p video recording with QuickTime Player) Chrome OSTM, Android v 5.0 or above (with supported video-calling clients).
The microphone is also an extremely high-performance unit. It’s a condenser design, with a 14mm diameter back electret condenser, sensitivity of -34dB ± 2dB (0dB = 1V/Pa @ 1kHz), max SPL of 132dB (THD: 0.5% 1kHz) and a wide-range frequency response of 20-20kHz. The preamp is conveniently integrated with the microphone gain control on the tower. Users can directly monitor the microphone signal while recording/streaming, without the delay of monitoring through the computer’s headphone output.
Easy and intuitive to use, the Tower itself contains the main controls that the streamer/podcaster will access to use the system. There is an LED light dimmer, with click/off at extreme left position, headphone output jack, headphone volume, Mic gain knob, Mic mute button, and camera on/off switch. On the rear of the tower is the USB-C jack for output to PC/MAC (high speed – low latency), (2) USB 3.0 jacks (internal hub) and the 12VDC input jack.
An extremely high-quality headphone amplifier is a critical part of the Turret system: THD <0.009%, Signal-to-Noise ratio >100dB and a frequency response of 15-22kHz. With an RMS power output of 130mW, the Turret headphone amplifier will drive virtually any headphone to extremely loud levels, with the utmost clarity and accuracy.
General Overview of Features/Specifications
- All-in-one, freestanding broadcaster hardware
- Full HD webcam with H.264 video compression
- High-quality USB condenser microphone 48kHz/16-bit with pop filter
- LED 100mm light ring, daylight-balanced, with cool and warm filter accessories
- USB-C output to computer for high-speed, low-latency
- Internal USB hub
- Headphone amplifier
You can find the award page here.
“The Turret is a perfect solution for the live streaming/podcasting enthusiast. Everything you need is here: An HD webcam, high quality condenser mic, lighting, complete hookup facilities, even an onboard headphone amp,” said Paul Jenkins, Vice President of Marantz Professional. “We’re very proud that the InfoComm judges recognized Turret’s unique attributes.”
To request a unit for review contact Paul Jenkins at 401-658-3131 ext. 1209 or firstname.lastname@example.org
U.S. retail price is $299. Turret will be available in Summer 2017.