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Trig Avionics—the Edinburgh, Scotland-based avionics manufacturer known for its transponders and compact VHF com radios—next seeks to improve cockpit audio quality, with two new audio panels scheduled to begin shipping in January.

Detail of the new TMA44 audio panel. Image courtesy of Trig Avionics.

Aircraft owners can select from two models, the standard TMA44 audio panel and the enhanced TMA45, which Trig calls "superior." Both audio panels benefit from high quality and a simple-to-use interface, matched with impressive audio and entertainment technology, the company said, adding that they are a natural companion for the Trig TY96 and TY96A stack radios—although they work with third-party products as well.

Both new audio panels support dual com radios, dual navs, and include all the features needed for VFR and IFR flight, including a built-in intercom and marker beacon receiver. The TMA44 supports two to four seats and has mono entertainment and communication options. The TMA45 adds comprehensive entertainment features, including Bluetooth wireless support for music and mobile devices. The TMA45 supports two to six seats and offers Trig Digital Noise Reduction, which automatically sets intercom squelch and mic threshold to reduce cockpit noise. Trig Active Mute further reduces unwanted background noise from radio static, the company said. These features allow pilots and their passengers to enjoy the comprehensive stereo music and entertainment, Trig said.

“With a choice of two audio panels, Trig has created options for all pilots,” said Jon Roper, Trig marketing manager. “Those looking for a fully featured stereo and Bluetooth audio panel will fit the TMA45 superior panel. Those pilots wanting key features but great value will most likely buy our TMA44 standard panel.”

The TMA45 is a plug-and-play retrofit for the Garmin GMA 340 audio panel, Trig said, while the TMA44 uses an industry-standard 44-pin connector to facilitate retrofits with older audio panels. The TMA45 and TMA44 panels are 33 mm high and have the same form factor.

Both audio panels can be ordered through Trig’s Approved Trig Dealer network and are covered by a two-year warranty. For more information see the website.

The new TMA45 audio panel. Image courtesy of Trig Avionics.
Mike Collins

Mike Collins

Technical Editor
Mike Collins has worked for AOPA’s media network since 1994. He holds a private pilot certificate with an instrument rating.
Topics: Avionics, Gear

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