Sony AN-820A Active Omni Directional Antenna

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The AN-820A is an active antenna compatible for the Sony DWR-R02D and MB-X6 rack receiver systems. The antenna enhances the performance of the wireless microphone, extending the operating range and immunity to 'drop outs'. It is a compact unit that can be mounted on a wall bracket or a microphone stand. Normally a pair of AN-820A will be configured in the system, for diversity reception. 


The AN-820A is available in four versions, covering different frequency ranges

LL: 470 MHz to 542 MHz

L: 556 MHz to 662 MHz

M: 638 MHz to 758 MHz

H: 758 MHz to 862 MHz


Enhanced performance


The AN-820A allows the performance of the wireless microphone system to be enhanced, extending operating ranges and immunity to 'RF drop outs'.

The AN-820A is particular useful in enhancing performance in larger multi-channel systems (more than 4 wireless microphone systems).


Simple to use


Whether the wireless microphone system is a fixed installation or mobile, the AN-820A is simple to use.

The antenna weighs only 250g and can be mounted on a wall or a microphone stand, both mounting brackets are supplied. In addition, the antenna powering status is displayed by an LED.

Built power amplifier

The AN-820 has a built in 10dB power amplifier to boost the strength of the received signal

Compatible with Sony wireless rack recievers

The AN-820 is compatible with the MB-8N and MB-806 modular rack receivers. Typically a pair of rack receivers are configured by diversity reception.

Compact and discrete cosmetic design

AN-820 is only 177 mm tall and it has an discrete cosmetric design. It is therefore easy to mount the unit in virtually any venue (ie theatre or corporate meeting room), without it being easily seen.


Frequency Code LL, L, M, H

Antenna Section

Antenna Type Dipole

Directivity Horizontal omnidirectional

Frequency Range M: 638 MHz to 758 MHz

LL: 470 MHz to 542 MHz

L: 556 MHz to 662 MHz

H: 758 MHz to 862 MHz

Booster Section

Frequency Range M: 638 MHz to 758 MHz

LL: 470 MHz to 542 MHz

L: 556 MHz to 662 MHz

H: 758 MHz to 862 MHz

Booster Gain 18 +12 dB (with 12 V DC)

10 ±12 dB (with 9 V DC)

Voltage Standing Wave Ratio 3.0 or less

Noise Figure 4 dB or less

Third Order Intermodulation 60 dB or more (85 dBμVEMF input)


Output Connector BNC-R, 50 Ω


Power Requirements 9 V/12 V DC

Power Consumption 50 mA or less

Operating Temperature 32°F to 122°F

0°C to 50°C

Storage/Transport Temperature -4°F to +140°F

'-20°C to +60°C

Dimensions *[1] Approx. 70 × 117 × 132 mm (W x H x D)

Approx. 2 7/8 x 4 5/8 x 5 1/4 inches (W x H x D)

Mass Approx. 9 oz

Approx. 270 g

Supplied Accessories Warranty Card (1)

Wall mounting attachment(1)

Power utility box mounting attachment (1)

Operating Instructions (1)

Mounting screws (1 set)

Microphone stand mounting adapter (PF 1/2 screw) (1)


Note *[1] The values for dimensions are approximate.


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