PN: IMA-540
Amplifier | Infrared Microphone Receiver | Audio Mixer







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Maxim™ Description

New & Improved for 2021! The Maxim is our flagship infrared classroom audio system that comes ready to support both in-person and hybrid learning.

It is the ultimate audio system for group presentation; whether in a classroom, boardroom, or conference area. Its two channel receiver allows the simultaneous use of two wireless infrared microphones. Our Sapphire pendant  is ideal for hands free presentation while our IRH-35 handheld can be passed around the room for individual participation.

When connected to overhead speakers, the Maxim™ ensures that crystal clear sound is delivered to every seat in the room.

Four auxiliary line inputs to integrate various media devices to supplement your presentation material for added engagement, plus connections for intercom, fire alarm, and security alert.

An ultrasensitive dome sensor mounted to the ceiling renders 100% reliable signal connectivity of the microphone throughout the room.

With our advanced infrared (IR) engineering, TeachLogic systems are less susceptible to outside interference and all transmission will be contained in the room. IR will not pass through a solid surface, thus eliminating transmission into an adjacent room and providing absolute security. What is said in the room stays in the room.

Maxim™ Details


  • Amplifier: digital hybrid class D
  • Powers 4 x 8 ohm classroom speakers
  • Video Conference Sync w/ EchoGuard™
    • Front panel “Conference” input & output: connects to host computer to synchronize classroom audio w/ video conference application
  • EchoGuard™ prevents remote audio from being looped back into conference audio
  • 4 line inputs:
    • Rear panel: 3.5 mm auxiliary input (mic or line level switch) Rear panel: 3.5 mm computer input w/ anti-hum (On/Off switch) | Front panel: 3.5 mm auxiliary (Conference) input | Rear panel: DVD input, dual RCA
  • Assistive Listening System (ALS) output with level control on rear panel (3.5mm)
  • Connection to building paging system
    • Mutes all audio inputs to allow page to be heard (Page Muting)
    • Passes page signal to classroom speakers (Page Pass Through)
    • Feature can be turned off w/ a selector switch. Note: not intended as a life safety audio transmission feature
    • Pages pass through to Assistive Listening System and Conferencing outputs
  • Supports teacher security alerting function from wireless microphone (IRT-60)
  • Fire Alarm connection: mutes all audio sources when fi re alarm sounds
  • May be controlled by third-party RS-232 devices for all input levels (volume up, down, and mute)
  • Digital Feedback Guard (DFG): reduces chances for audio feedback
  • Remote teacher control over line inputs (enabled by Sapphire microphone)
  • Low-power standby mode (both automatic and manual activation)
  • Drop-in microphone charger connection 5 VDC USB
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Weight 1.75 lbs
Dimensions 7.5 × 8.5 × 1.75 in
Receiver Input

Infrared FM, 2 wireless mic channels


Wide-band FM

Reception Frequencies

Ch. A: 2.08 MHz, Ch. B: 2.54 MHz

Infrared Wavelength

850 nm

Tone Signal

Ch. A: 32.768 kHz


50 μs

Frequency Response

20 Hz – 20 kHz, ±3 dB

S/N Ratio

>65 dB

Total Harmonic Distortion

<1 % @ 1 kHz

Nominal Deviation

±10 kHz Nominal, 25 kHz Max

Maximum Deviation

±25 kHz

External Sensor Input

2, RCA

Connectivity Coverage

1,600 Sq. Ft., 50 ft. line of sight per sensor, up to 2 sensors

Aux Inputs

1 dual RCA, 3 x 3.5 mm aux line level (1 anti-hum)

Line Output

Lesson Capture: 3.5 mm with gain control – front panel ALS: 3.5 mm with gain control – rear panel

Page Input

2-pin Phoenix; 3 settings: 4 V, 25 V, 70 V


Level control; 51 mV min

Security Alert

Contact closure (COM, N/O, N/C)

Fire Alarm

Contact closure (mutes audio)


5-band, ±10 dB

Output Power

2 digital amplifiers @ 25 W, 50 W total (RMS)

Output Impedance

4 Ω min.

Speaker Connection

4-pin Phoenix connectors

Charger Output


Power Supply

19 VDC / 6.3 A; CE, CSA and UL listed


Front of IMA-540 receiver/amplifier
  1. Power on/off
  2. CH A Microphone Volume Control
  3. CH B Microphone Volume Control
  4. DVD Volume Control
  5. Computer Volume Control
  1. Aux Volume Control
  2. MP3 Volume Control
  3. MP3 Input (3.5 mm)
  4. Lesson Capture Volume Control
  5. Lesson Capture Output (3.5 mm)
Maxim III IMA 520 Front Panel Details


Maxim III IMA 520 Rear Panel Details
Back of IMA-520 receiver/amplifier
  1. Speaker Output
  2. Fire Alarm Input- contact closure
  3. Page Input
  4. Page Sensitivity control
  5. Page impedence selector
  6. ALS gain control
  7. ALS Output (3.5 mm)
  8. Five band digital equalizer ±12 dB
  9. RS-232 (Tx, Gnd, Rx) 3-pin
  1. Security Alert - contact closure
  2. Aux-Mic Input Selector
  3. Aux-Mic Input (3.5 mm)
  4. Computer Input (3.5 mm)
  5. Computer Anti hum ON/OFF
  6. DVD dual Mono Inputs (RCA)
  7. Two IR Mic Sensor Inputs (RCA)
  8. 5 Volt USB output for BRC-60
  9. Power Input: 19 VDC 3.4 A

Maxim™ Components

Classroom Component Layout

  • Sapphire (IRT-60) wireless pendant transmitter, a high-quality cardiod microphone with lanyard.
  • ICS-55 Ceiling Sensor gives 360-degree infrared coverage for optimal audio performance.
  • Maxim™ audio amplifier/receiver to support classroom audio sources.
  • SP-628 Ceiling Speakers (four shown) provide excellent quality voice reproduction.
  • SP-2000 Wall Mount Speakers (optional), allow for installation when ceiling is not accessible.

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