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Backtrack™ Stereo Audio Switcher

Part No. R800 8102 00

  • Switch between two stereo backing track sources on stage
  • Easily connect playback devices with ¼ and 3.5mm TRS jacks
  • Headphone output for silently cueing up tracks
  • Transformer isolated main outputs eliminate buzz and hum
  • Switch inputs remotely with optional JR-2™ remote

The Backtrack™ is a compact stereo audio switcher, perfect for bands running redundant backing tracks on stage or for switching between any stereo audio sources.

Connecting your playback devices to the Backtrack is easy, with ¼" TRS connections provided for the outputs of a recording interface and 3.5mm stereo inputs for integration with a smartphone, tablet or laptop. ¼" TRS outputs can feed powered speakers for monitoring on stage and balanced XLR outputs will drive signals up to 100m (300ft) to connect to the PA system. The XLR outputs are transformer isolated to eliminate buzz and hum from ground loops and feature a ground lift switch to further reduce noise.

Once connected, an A/B switch determines which stereo input to use, so the backup source can be quickly activated should the primary playback system fail. A JR-2 remote can also be connected to the Backtrack to change the inputs remotely. When cueing up tracks for playback, a mute switch cuts the feed to the main and monitor outputs, allowing tracks to be silently monitored using a dedicated headphone output. This output features its own level control and input selector switch, so even during a live performance, both sources can be checked without disturbing the outputs on stage.

The Backtrack is an ideal switching system for redundant playback devices where reliability and portability is crucial.

JR-2

Dual Remote

SW-4

Four Channel Audio Switcher

Relay Xo

Balanced remote AB switcher

Backtrack™ - Applications
Switch backing track sources remotely

Use the JR-2 footswitch to mute or switch between playback sources. Monitor on stage with a powered speaker while simultaneously sending signal to the house PA system.

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Use the headphone output to cue up tracks

The headphone output can listen to either input without switching the feed to the PA, allowing you to cue the next track and monitor silently on headphones.



Switch between redundant amp modeling systems

Take the balanced or unbalanced line-level outputs of two stereo amp modeling devices into the Backtrack; it will automatically balance the signal at the XLR outputs to the PA. Should one amp simulator go down, use the JR-2 to easily switch to the backup unit.