HME 46

ATC headset with electret microphone. Can be operated in 2-channel mode. Open headphone design. Superb wearing comfort due to patended two-piece automatic headband and soft ear pads.
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The HME 46 is a very lightweight and comfortable open boomset. It is ideal for air traffic control. The headset is equipped with ActiveGard© (not including HME 46-31), which protects controllers from the effects of an acoustic burst.


  • Extemely light weight

  • Superb wearing comfort due to patended two-piece automatic headband and soft ear pads

  • Flip-away headphone allows single-sided listening

  • Flexible microphone boom, can be worn on either left or right-hand side

  • Noise-compensated condensor microphone ensures excellent speech transmission

  • Single-sided cable, length 1.85 m, easy to exchange

  • Also available with PTT

  • ActiveGard safeguards the user from the effects of an acoustic burst

What's in the box?

  • Headset HME 46
  • Cable clip
  • Wind and pop screen
  • user manual

Technical Data

  • Color
  • Frequency response (Microphone)
    100 - 12,000 Hz
  • Transducer principle (Microphone)
    Electret-microphone, noise-compensated - BKE 46
  • Frequency response (Headphones)
    20 - 14,000 Hz
  • Characteristic SPL
    98 dB SPL (1 kHz, 1 mW) / 86 dB SPL (1 kHz, 1 V)
  • Contact pressure
    3 N
  • Connection cable
    single-sided round cable, length 1.85 m, open ends
  • Transducer principle
    dynamic, open
  • Weight
    w/o cable: 447 g
  • Min. terminating impedance
    150 - 2,200 Ohm
  • Storage temperature
    -55 °C... +70 °C
  • Operating temperature
    -15 °C... +55 °C
  • Output voltage
    400 mV at 114 dB SPL, 80 mV/PA (adjustable from 17 to 100 mV/Pa)
  • Operating voltage (stand alone)
    8 - 16 VDC


  • Why is it a good idea to have a mic gain adjustment on your microphone?

    The microphone gain adjustment on a microphone gives the technician the ability to make adjustments for minor anomalies that may occur. While the microphone may work fine often a small adjustment may make a big difference in the total performance of the microphone.

    HME 46-3-6 ( #500467 )
  • Microphone Gain Control

    Microphone Gain Control is a  level control on a microphone preamplifier that sets gain and is used to prevent overload of a preamplifier.

    HME 46-3-6 ( #500467 )


  • Instruction Manual
  • EU Declaration of Conformity
    • EU Declaration of Conformity HME_46_series (510 KB) Download

  • Digital Brochures
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