Installation required? In certified aircraft, warranty is not valid unless this product is installed by an Authorized PS Engineering dealer. NexAir Avionics is an Authorized PS Engineering dealer.
$1,795.00 (Price includes basic harness for homebuilt/experimental aircraft. Price to install into certified/production aircraft begins at $3,600.)
The PMA8000B-MP3 Audio Control Panel incorporates all of the capability of the enormously popular PMA8000B, while adding an internal MP3 player with 1-Gbyte of music storage. No more forgetting your music at home, or dealing with a dead battery. And having it built-in eliminates the clutter of cables in the cockpit.
Check list of capabilities
IntelliVox automatic VOX system with individually gated microphones
6 - Place hi-fi stereo intercom with Soft Mute
Internal 1-Gbyte MP3 player. Panel comes with all necessary cables for uploading data
Built-in Marker Beacon Receiver
Cellular telephone input with "DuTel" telephone distribution
Digital aircraft radio recorder (IRS)
Monitor Mode allows Primary radio to temporarily mute secondary radio (ATC over rides AWOS as an example)
Front panel utility jack for phone, iPod, or unswitched audio warnings
Split mode for dual audio panel capability
2 - Differential, hi-fidelity stereo music source inputs (no ground loop noise)
3 - Isolation modes - Pilot Isolate, All, and Crew
4- Front panel music mute modes - Mute Off, Mute On, Radio Mute, Intercom Mute
5 - unswitched inputs, with front panel unswitched input
Dedicated front panel music volume control
Selectable music distribution for passengers
Selectable intercom mode with special "Alternate Intercom Mode"
RAM (Radio Active Mute) eliminates constant back ground noise from radio static
3-year Pro-Support Warranty
How do I Upload Music?
Files are easily uploaded to the internal 1 Gbyte memory from either a portable USB Flash Drive or from your PC Laptop. All cables are supplied to make the uploading effortless. Once either the PC or Flash Drive is connected to the PMA8000B-MP3, and after selecting the Transfer Key, uploading automatically starts with audible updates every time 20% completion of the upload is completed until once fully transferred, a friendly voice will announce the "Transfer Complete".
Front panel buttons accomplishes MP3 On/Off, Skip Forward, Pause, Random, Sequential, and Volume Up/Down. The music is distributed to the crew and passengers according the pilot controlled configurations, also easily changed on-the-fly.
About the Front Panel Utility Jack
The Front Panel Utility Jack is a 2.5mm multipurpose jack that gives pilots unprecedented access to their audio panel, allowing connections to cell phones, portable music devices, USB memory, or TAWS type of audio announcements.
This utility jack is a direct result of recent advances in avionics portable devices that provide situational awareness as well as new pilot requirements. For an example, when flying with the new GARMIN GPS396 or GPS496, the front panel utility jack provides convenient way to hook up its audio output.
This jack has "smarts" that can automatically configure its function. When used as an entertainment input, the music is directed to the crew, and PS Engineering's patented SoftMute functions normally. Our original Karaoke Mode can be activated by pressing the front panel "Mute" button, allowing the music to be placed in the background while interruptions to the music will be eliminated. However, if the aircraft has a panel mounted music device and it is active, the PMA8000B changes the front jack for advisory messages. These alert messages are not muted, and presented to the crew headphones only.
The PMA8000B utility jack also is a convenient way to connect your cellular telephone. When the cellular phone is connected the pilot pushes the "TEL" button our "Du-tel" system goes online. Anyone who is on the intercom is on the phone, taking advantage of the ISO, ALL and Crew Isolation intercom modes. Best of all, the pilot can receive and transmit on the selected VHF COM with ATC as well, for seamless integration in the cockpit. (Cellular telephone use in flight is not permitted, but remains a convenient and safe way to contact air-traffic control or a weather briefer while on the ground.)
Pilot Selectable Audio Panel Configurations
Pilot Selectable Audio Panel Configurations is another PS Engineering innovation that provides 6 user configurations that are front panel selectable, making the PMA8000B the most flexible audio panel in the world. The pilot can tailor the audio panel functions on the fly.
Six different configurations can be selected from the front panel, such as how the music inputs are distributed, the way the intercom functions and how the front jack is distributed.
Once a particular configuration is selected, a friendly female voice will announce the selection and will remain in effect until the pilot changes that selection. No audio panel from any manufacturer offers this kind of flexibility.
Music Mute Modes
The pilot can select one of four possible music mute modes. By pressing the "Mute" button, the pilot can choose one of the following:
Intercom and radio mute the music
Radio only mute the music
Intercom only mute the music
Nothing mute the music (That's our Karaoke mode!).
It's all accomplished by pressing the front panel "Mute" pushbutton on the PMA80000B-MP3 and listening for the announcement for the type of muting you would like.
Aircraft Radio Recorder
PS Engineering's innovative Internal Recording System (IRS) is now standard equipment, a $130 savings! The pilots can instantly play back radio messages, eliminating the need for the pilot to request "say again," or assure themselves that the last radio call was for them. The playback button is now on the front panel. Up to 8 messages can be recorded and played back in sequence.
DIMENSIONS: Height: 1.3 in. (3.3 cm), Width: 6.25 in. (16.9 cm) Depth behind panel: 7.15 in. (18.16 cm) WEIGHT: PMA8000B-MP3 Unit Rack with connectors1.34 lb. (0.61 kg), 0.51 lb. (0.24 kg)