In order to combat rising inflation and material costs, PS Engineering has taken its flagship audio controller, the PMA450B, and created a lower cost version, the PMA450C.
The PMA450C retains an OLED graphical user interface as well as other key features of its higher priced counterpart, like dual Bluetooth connectivity and the IntelliAudio processing system, licensed from the U.S. Air Force.
Features like flightmate audio streaming output and the count up/count down timer functions were removed. “Not all pilots have the need for customizable audio alert functions,” PS Engineering said. “The PMA450C does not support this function, helping to reduce the cost of the overall system.”
Other cost saving modifications include a change to the type of hardware used, PS Engineering explained: While the PMA 450B allows the user to place the Com 1 and Com 2 audio in one of nine positions, the PMA450C uses only the most popular locations—10 o’clock and 2 o’clock.
The PMA450C is priced at $2,595, a $300 savings compared to the PMA450B. Pilots and aircraft owners can learn more on PS Engineering’s website.