PS Engineering Updates Comm Radio/Audio Panel


Six years after introducing the PAR200 combined audio panel and remote-mount comm radio, PS Engineering has committed significant updates. The PAR200B features a new user interface that benefits from soft keys to easier access to subfunctions as well as a new “brilliant” OLED—organic light-emitting diode, in case you still have a flip phone—display. 

PS Engineering has also added a feature it calls IntelliAudio, which distributes individual audio sources (intercom, primary and secondary comm radios) in spatially distinct locations within a stereo headset. The company says this distribution improves discernment of simultaneous audio signals. 

“For years, the sales of our PAR200 exceeded our forecasts. It was clear that this combination was working well for owners of aircraft that are flown for passion versus for business. The PAR200B meets the needs of those whose mission is for flying mostly VFR and in an airplane that doesn’t warrant a costly radio upgrade” said Mark Scheuer, founder and CEO of the company. 

The PAR200B uses a remote-mount comm transceiver and has a full suite of audio-panel features, including a four-place intercom with music inputs, Bluetooth compatibility and a speaker amplifier. Radio functions include a dedicated soft key for active/standby transfer as well as menu-driven soft keys for subfunctions such as creating saved frequencies and determining the main-knob function, which switches between frequency selection and setting volume and squelch levels. List price is $3,495. 

Marc Cook
KITPLANES Editor in Chief Marc Cook has been in aviation journalism for more than 30 years. He is a 4000-hour instrument-rated, multi-engine pilot with experience in nearly 150 types. He’s completed two kit aircraft, an Aero Designs Pulsar XP and a Glasair Sportsman 2+2, and currently flies a 2002 GlaStar.

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