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Whirlwind PRESSMITE - 1 Line In to 12 Mic/2 Line Out Active Press Box

B&H # WHPM Mfr # PRESSMITE
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The Whirlwind PRESSMITE is a professional, compact, active press feed box, having the capacity to distribute 12 clean mic level signals and 2 line level signals, and featuring high isolation between outputs. It provides 60 dB of gain adjustment on input, which accepts mic or line level signals.

The PRESSMITE features a built-in headphone amp, and is powered by a pair of standard 9V batteries that typically provide more than 8 hours of continuous operation. A Battery OK LED is also provided for monitoring. In MIC input mode, 18V phantom power is available, and the 3-segment LED headroom display enables quick level adjustment.

The PRESSMITE is a rugged, useful tool designed to withstand the rigors and the hectic environment of press conferences and other public broadcast events.

1-in/12-out Active press box with phantom power and high isolation between outputs
Rugged steel metal enclosure
Headphone amp with separate volume control
Dual 9V battery or DC power supply operation for enhanced portability
Expandable though line out connection to 48 total outputs
3-segment headroom monitoring LED display
Frequency Response 100 Hz - 6 kHz, +/-0.3dB
15 Hz - 20 kHz, +/-3.0dB
Input Impedance Mic: 1.5 kOhms
Line: 40 kOhms
Maximum Input Level Mic: -14 dBu
Line: +30 dBu
Output Impedance Mic: 150 Ohms
Line: 600 Ohms
Maximum Output Level Mic: -17dBu Mic Outputs
Line: +12dBu
THD + N 0.063% at 1 kHz (Unity Gain)
Isolation Mic:
>107 dB (non-vertically adjacent XLR outputs)
>60 dB (vertically adjacent XLR outputs)
Line:
>77 dB between both outputs
Power Requirements 2 x 9V Batteries, 24VDC Adapter
Dimensions 9.25 x 11.37 x 2.62" (235 x 288.8 x 66.5mm)
Weight 6 lb (2.7 kg)
Whirlwind PRESSMITE - 1 Line In to 12 Mic/2 Line Out Active Press Box
  • PS24 Power Supply
  • Owner's Manual
  • 5 Year Warranty
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    WhirlwindPRESSMITE - Active Press Box
     
    4.5

    (based on 4 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (4)
    • Compact (3)
    • Good audio (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Outdoor events / games (4)
      • Professional recording (3)
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        • Experienced (3)

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      4.0

      Works well would by another

      By Jim

      from Atlanta, GA

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Whirlwind PRESSMITE - Active Press Box:

        Very nice piece of equipment. My techs love it and we are looking to purchase another in the near future. We wish that they had one with 16 channels.

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        5.0

        Everything As Advertised

        By mfig

        from Victoria, BC

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

        • none

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Media Feed
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Whirlwind PRESSMITE - Active Press Box:

        We use this in an 1100 seat venue as our media feed. The Pressmite does everything it should: provides clean signal to whatever is plugged into it. We have been using one for about five years now and no one has ever complained.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A press box that works!

        By Jeff the AV Tech

        from Birmingham, AL

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Easy To Use
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Not enough line outputs
        • Requires a separate case

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Performances
        • Press Events

        Comments about Whirlwind PRESSMITE - Active Press Box:

        I have been using press boxes from different manufacturers for years and they all seem to have one problem or another. Sometimes the "isolated" outputs are not as isolated as they should be and one bad XLR cable introduces buzz and hum to the whole system. Other times the passive boxes just don't output a usable level. The Whirlwind PRESSMITE, however, seems to work perfectly.

        It comes with both a power supply and battery power options so it can be used everywhere. It has a switchable line/mic input and can provide phantom power. It is also the first one I have used that has a headphone out so you can check the output during setup. I have only used it a few times since I purchased the unit but it will be my go-to box for the foreseeable future.

        The one downside is that it only has two line outputs. I would like a few more but it is not really a big deal given that I more often use the mic levels anyway.

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        4.0

        Easy to use and does the job

        By School PR Person

        from Colorado

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

        • Bulky/Heavy
        • Hard to install batteries

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Press Conference
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Whirlwind PRESSMITE - Active Press Box:

        The price for this item may scare you a little at first, but we have found it to be a worthy investment. If you're looking for a mult-box, then you obviously have need for one; and you'll likely have need for one in the future. Get this one. If you just need something for a one-time event, rent one or come up with a different solution. But, if you're on the fence, like we were for about two years, just get it and it will make life so much easier. The battery compartment is weird and seems like the weakest part of this product. You'll have to use a little screwdriver to pop the battery case open. Also, I would suggest a case for the whole unit too.

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