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Catalog # 307299 - Model 7299 8-Channel XLR Audio 3-Position Switch

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Catalog No: 307299
Model No: 7299
Product Type:Switches: Copper
Switch Application:Audio/Video Switching
Cable Type/Port Connector:XLR
Channels per Switch Chassis:8
Electronic Switches/Power Required:PathWay® Copper
Channel Control:Simultaneous Channel Control
Remote Control:Contact Closure
Pins Switched:3
Remote Port:DB9
Local Control:Pushbutton
Feature:Ideal Network Switch for Radio and TV Stations


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Path Way® Remotely Controllable Network Switch, XLR
Model 7299 Eight-Channel XLR Audio A/B/C Switch, with Contact Control Remote Port, 3U Rackmount

  • Ideal Network Switch for Radio and TV Stations.

  • Applicable to switching professional Audio, Video and Stage Lighting Equipment.


  • PORT CONNECTORS: (3) XLR female connectors labeled A, B, and C for each of the eight channels. (1) XLR male connector labeled COMMON for each of eight channels.
  • FRONT PANEL CONTROL: (1) Manual pushbutton allows local switching.
  • DISPLAY: (3) Front panel LED's display switch position and power status.
  • REMOTE: (1) DB9 (F) connector on rear panel accepts contact closure transition signals for Remote Control operation.
  • POWER: UL Approved 100VAC-240VAC, 50Hz60Hz wall mount power modules supplies 12VDC, 500mA to the unit. Has 2-prong US, non-polarized plug.
  • DIMENSIONS: Rackmount configuration, 19.0" W x 5.25" H x 10.0" D. (48.3 x 13.3 x 25.4 cm)
  • WEIGHT: Approximately 8.3 lbs. (3.8 kg)

PathWay® Model 7299 8-Channel XLR Audio A/B/C Switch Application

The drawing illustrates 8 channels of simultaneous switching denoted by the dotted red line.  Each channel has a single device connected to the XLR COMMON port which can access three other devices connected to the XLR A, B, and C ports.  The DB9 Remote accepts contact closure signaling for remote control operation of the switch.

PathWay Model 7299 XLR Audio A/B/C Switch Application


  • Each of eight channels allows access to three XLR interface devices from one COMMON XLR device.
  • All eight channels switch simultaneously.
  • All (3) pins of the XLR interface are switched via break-before-make electromechanical relays.
  • The unit maintains last set position on power loss and continues to pass data.
  • When power is restored, the Model 7299 will check the setting of the Remote Contact control port and move to that setting.
  • Front panel pushbutton control.
  • Remote Contact Closure Control provides dry contact logic to allow control of the switch position and lockout state.
  • Front panel LED's display present position and power status.
  • Attractive all metal, black box packaging provides EMI/RFI shielding

The PathWay® Model 7299 Eight-Channel XLR A/B/C Switch with Contact Control Remote Port allows the user the capability of accessing eight channels of three separate devices, connected to ports A, B, and C, via connection through a device connected to the COMMON port for each channel. The Model 7299 is enclosed in a 3U, full rack size, all metal, black chassis designed to provide EMI/RFI shielding and fit in a standard 19" rack.

The switch may be controlled manually via the front panel pushbutton or remotely from a DB9 port located on the rear of the unit.  Switch position state may be attained via the front panel LED's.

OPTION: WIDE RANGE POWER MODULE (Cat. No. 517277) CE, RoHS, and UL listed table mount power module, 100VAC-240VAC, 50Hz-60Hz for use in place of the standard power module that is included with the unit.  Has IEC 60320 C14 inlet.  Ideal for international applications.

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