May 2000 Issue

Build Your Own ANR

Headsets, Inc.ís kit converts a conventional headset to ANR. It performs well enough but we think quality control needs work.

[IMGCAP(1)] Although GPS systems are the glamour boxes of the avionics world, in some ways, the most impressive advances have been made in the mundane field of audio panels.

As we reported in the July 1999 issue, new audio panels from Garmin and PS Engineering have advanced the state of cockpit sound far beyond the simple switching networks common a decade ago. But all the money in the world spent on an audio panel isnít worth squat without a good pair of headsets.

Many pilots continue to shortchange themselves by plugging an ancient David Clark or an el-cheapo passive headset into a multi-thousand dollar audio network. It makes no sense.

Thatís one reason active noise canceling...

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