Recently the 600 MHz frequency was auctioned off by the FCC, resulting in the loss of that range to audio companies and users of wireless microphones. Starting in 2020, much of the 600 MHz will be used by telecommunications and other private companies, and should not be used by end users. While the frequency will still work, continued use may be problematic as users are likely to experience high levels of interference and even intervention from the FCC.
It is important to our company that our customers enjoy and use their Anchor Audio systems to their fullest, and not be left in a lurch because of an FCC wireless regulation change. That is why, as soon as Anchor Audio became aware of the auction, we moved from the 600 MHz to the 500 MHz. This change happened in 2014 with the shift from our 7500 series units to our 8000 series units. While we did shift frequencies, some customers still have units with 600 MHz receivers in them, and we want to be able to provide a solution so that those units can be used for many years to come, without concern over the 600 MHz auction.
That is why we are working on a solution to update 600 MHz systems with an alternate frequency. We are committed to our customers and our products, and we feel strongly that Anchor Audio portable sound systems should have a long life.
To check the eligibility of your system, please fill out the form. We will contact you to let you know if you are eligible for the upgrade program. We expect to launch in early 2018. If eligible, please reach out to us in early 2018 to move forward with your upgrade.
Please note, units with the 500 MHz frequency are unaffected by this change.
Thank you for trusting Anchor Audio as your portable sound system supplier, and please let us know any questions or comments you may have on the 600 MHz frequency change.