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Astro MixAmp Mix Amp TX RX 5.8 Wireless PS3 PS4 XBOX 360 XBOX One PC A50 A40

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Seller: gamer.4.life (422) 100%, Location: Capalaba, Queensland, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 323281313912 Astro MixAmp 5.8 Wireless Good Condition Up for sale is a used Astro Gaming Wireless 5.8 MixAmp set. This includes the TX transmitter and RX receiver. No headset or optical cable included. Can make any headset wireless. The TX is the same as used with the A50 gen 2 headsets. So if you have a headset and no transmitter this should work without the use of the RX receiver. Please refer to the pictures. Some minor surface scratching. This listing includes: * TX wireless transmitter * Astro AC adapter for TX transmitter * RX wireless receiver * 2.5mm to 3.5mm aux cable* 3.5mm to 3.5mm aux cable* Component cable * USB to Mini USB cable (for charging RX receiver) * Astro quick start guide Note: ASTRO headset not included. No known faults. Any questions please ask. Posted day of payment. The MixAmp 5.8 is a unique approach to the problem of wireless headphone audio, instead of creating a wholly new headset that features integrated wireless technology, Astro has crafted a solution that allows you to use any pair of headphones or earbuds you already own. To accomplish this, Astro developed a wireless transmitter system that integrates with your home entertainment center and sends high-fidelity 5.8 GHz audio to a special receiver unit that you can plug headphones into. While not truly wire-free due to the fact that system requires users to still have a wire dangling from their headphones to the receiver, it does separate them from the confines of the six to eight feet of usage area provided by standard wired audio solutions. The system is broken down into two main pieces: the transmitter unit, the Tx, and the receiver, the Rx. The transmitter base station is small and low-profile – roughly an inch tall at its tallest point and four inches on each side. The compact nature of the Tx allows it to integrate into your home entertainment center without taking up a whole lot of space. The Tx features a digital optical TOSLINK cable passthrough, allowing it to not only broadcast an incoming multichannel audio signal, but also pass it on to your A/V receiver simultaneously. In other words, if you want to use a speaker system, you don't have to unplug the MixAmp 5.8 system or use an additional splitter system. The Tx also features two USB ports that can be used to recharge the Rx units, but only if users opt into the optional rechargeable battery packs offered by Astro for $19.95. The fact that the Rx unit isn't sporting a rechargeable battery unit to begin with is a bit of a disappointment, but certainly not a deal-breaker. The Tx also sports an auxiliary input that is used to route PS3 voice communications through the system via an optional 3.5mm to USB cable for $9.95. Straight out of the box PS3 voice chat support is also a bit of a letdown, but again, not enough to write off the entire product. As for controls, the Rx unit keeps most of the audio adjustments close at hand, while the Tx only accounts for power and Dolby Headphone Surround toggling buttons. The Rx features dedicated volume and voice and game audio balancing dials, like Astro's standard MixAmp, as well as a 3.5mm headphone input jack, a mini USB port, and a 2.5mm Xbox Live voice communications cable jack. The Rx also features a first for Astro's MixAmp design – a bass expander. If you're looking to squeeze a little extra bass response out of your headphones, just toggle the bass expander button and the MixAmp 5.8 will bump up the low-end frequencies of the incoming signal. The difference between the two modes is very subtle, depending on the existing equalization and driver components of your headphones, but gives just enough of a boost to bass frequencies on solutions that are otherwise lacking. Pairing the Rx to the Tx is extremely simple – just hold down the power button on both units until the indicator light flashes white and you're good to go. Up to four Rx units can be paired to the Tx at once, allowing users to share a single audio signal. Interestingly, since voice communications are routed through the Xbox 360 controller, theoretically users could have dedicated voice communication for each receiver on a Xbox Live game being played through local splitscreen, like Halo: Reach or Call of Duty: Black Ops. The only snag to the MixAmp 5.8 system is that in order to route voice communication audio for the Xbox 360 or PS3, users will have to use a headset that has a 3.5mm cable with an integrated voice channel. The Astro A30 and A40 headsets both support this type of connectivity, as do any smartphone earbuds, such as those bundled with the iPhone. If, however, voice communication isn't a priority, you can, of course, use any pair of 3.5mm headphones or earbuds to get audio. But let's get down to business – how does the MixAmp 5.8 sound? In a single word: phenomenal. We've encountered plenty of wireless audio solutions, but Astro's may top them all. The system uses 5.8 GHz wireless technology, whereas most wireless products utilize 2.4 GHz, which gives the MixAmp 5.8 increased range and significantly higher fidelity audio. Subsequently, the MixAmp 5.8 is free from issues like interference from cell phones and other wireless products and signal degradation. In fact, the Astro MixAmp 5.8delivers sound quality that rivals hardwired connections, complete with directional surround sound audio, and it can do it all at unbelievable distances. SET UPPS41) Connect the included TOSLINK to Mini-TOSLINK optical cable from the optical input on your MixAmp 5.8 TX to the optical output located on the back of your PS4 console.2) Connect the MixAmp 5.8 USB Chat Cable from the AUX port on your MixAmp 5.8 TX to a USB port on the front of your PS4.3) Connect either the A30 or A40 Headset to your MixAmp 5.8 RX using the included Inline Mute Cable or Mobile Cable.1) Switch on your PS4.2) From the PlayStation Dynamic Menu, select the Settings icon.3) Navigate to Sound and Screen and then Audio Output Settings.4) Select Primary Output Port and change this to DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL) and if required, only check the Dolby Digital 5.1ch format on the following screen.5) Back under the Audio Output Settings section, select Audio Format (Priority) and change this to Bitstream (Dolby)6) Navigate back to the Settings page and select Devices followed by Audio Devices.7) Change the Input and Output Device to ASTRO Chat (I believe that's the name).8) Select the Adjust Microphone Level and in this screen, adjust the volume bar until your microphone stays somewhere around the Good area.9) Back under the Audio Devices section, increase the Volume Control (Headphones) to the maximum position.10) Select Output to Headphones and change this to Chat Audio. Please do not select All Audio or else it will force all of the audio to the voice side of your mixer resulting in the mixer become inoperable and your headset losing the Dolby and EQ functionality!11) On your MixAmp 5.8 RX, you can now adjust the mix between game and voice audio by using the mixer dial.Xbox One1) Connect the included TOSLINK to Mini-TOSLINK optical cable from the optical input on your MixAmp 5.8 TX to the optical output located on the back of your Xbox One console.2) Connect the included Xbox LIVE Controller Cable from the controller port located on the front of your MixAmp 5.8 RX to the 3.5mm to 2.5mm adapter connected to your Xbox One Stereo Headset Adapter.3) Connect either the A40 Headset to your MixAmp Pro using the included Inline Mute Cable or Mobile Cable. - Configuring your Xbox One for game audio -1) Switch on your Xbox One.2) From the Xbox Home screen, press the Menu button on your Xbox One Controller and select Settings.3) Navigate to Display & sound.4) Select Optical audio and change this to Bitstream out.5) Select Bitstream format and change this to Dolby Digital.6) Switch on your MixAmp 5.8 RX by pressing the power button once, it should both show a solid red power light. Turn the mixer dial all the way to game. If you navigate through the Xbox One menu, you should be able to hear audio from your console. If you can, you've configured the game audio correctly. If you can't, please check your connections and settings once again.- Configuring your Xbox One for voice audio -By default, the Xbox One Stereo Headset Adapter is designed to output both game and voice audio which may cause an echo and the ability to mix between game and voice using your MixAmp Pro impossible. You will need to set your Xbox One Stereo Headset Adapter to only output voice audio which is very easy.1) Set your MixAmp 5.8 RX to full voice audio by turning the mixer dial all the way to voice.2) On your Xbox One Stereo Headset Adapter, hold down the chat button located on the bottom left until you hear one beep through your headset.3) On your Xbox One Stereo Headset Adapter, hold down the plus button located on the top left until you hear one beep through your headset.4) If you haven't already, press the mute button to remove the orange glow. Please do not press any buttons on your Xbox One Stereo Headset Adapter from now on as you may cause it to become unconfigured and you will need to follow this guide again to configure it.5) On your MixAmp 5.8 RX you can now adjust the mix between game and voice audio by using the mixer dial.Tip - If you only want to use the MixAmp Pro for hearing game audio, you can disconnect the Xbox LIVE Controller Cable between your MixAmp Pro and Xbox One Stereo Headset Adapter and reconnect it when you want to hear voice chat and use your microphone. It does not have to be connected at all times. Condition: Used, MPN: Does Not Apply, Brand: Astro, Platform: Multi-Platform

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