Walker’s Shipping XCEL Series Muffs

The industry pioneer in electronic hearing protection and enhancement, is now shipping to dealers and distributors the much-anticipated EXCEL Series digital electronic muffs. The new XCEL Series muffs advance hearing protection design and digital sound management with two debut models—the 100 and 500BT that are now available.

The XCEL muffs take a completely fresh approach to form and ergonomics by relocating the user interface and microphones from the ear cups to a slim control panel that is integrated into the headband. This design offers advantages in both ergonomics and performance. Relocating the electronics as well as the battery compartment to the headband takes weight off the ears while optimizing overall balance for hours of shooting comfort. This relocation also provides more air space inside the cups to help give the EXCEL an impressive 26 NRR sound reduction rating.

The new XCEL muffs offer serious shooters and hunters more than improved comfort. Expanded audio control options and sophisticated digital sound engineering courtesy of a ground-breaking digital chipset brings new technology to the hearing protection segment. The XCEL’s next-generation Sound-Activated Compression, courtesy of a new Variable Dynamic Sound Suppression system, automatically adjusts compression time based on noise level intensity and duration rather than using conventional “fixed-time” compression for sound events. This means a greater level of hearing protection regardless of the sound environment.

As for user-adjustable features, the XCEL muffs provide four distinct listening modes that the shooter can select via soft-touch operation buttons located on the control panel: Universal (for general sound amplification), Speech Clarity (for discriminating voices and enhancing verbal communication in a noisy shooting range environment), High Frequency (tuned specifically to hear steel target impact at long distances), and Power Boost (amplifies sound across the range of volume). For user convenience, an integrated voice prompt announces each listening mode as the shooter scrolls through the menu, making sound management selection easy and eliminating the guesswork of knowing what mode you are in.

Another convenience feature that range shooters and outdoors enthusiasts will appreciate is the programmable auto shut-off function, which goes a long way toward saving battery life and money. The XCEL also includes a selectable wind noise reduction feature to help suppress the roar of wind passing across the microphones.

The XCEL is offered in two models: the XCEL 100 and the XCEL 500BT. The XCEL 500BT includes Bluetooth® connectivity so you can stream audio from your mobile device, hear notification alerts, and take phone calls.

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XCEL 100 features:

  • Advanced Digital Circuit
  • Active Dynamic Sound Suppression
  • Hi-Gain Omni-Directional Mics
  • Four listening modes
    • Universal
    • Speech Clarity Mode
    • Hi frequency
    • Power Boost
  • Wind Noise Reduction
  • Voice Mode Navigation
  • Auto shut off 2/4/6 hours
  • New ergonomic head band design
  • Rubber bumpers on lower cup
  • Low battery warning
  • Powered by 2 (AAA) batteries (included)
  • MSRP: $99.99

 

 XCEL 500BT features:

    • Advanced Digital Circuit
    • Bluetooth Connectivity for use with mobile devices
    • Variable Dynamic Sound Suppression
    • Hi-Gain Omni-Directional Mics
    • Four listening modes
      • Universal
      • Speech Clarity Mode
      • Hi frequency
      • Power Boost
    • Voice Mode Navigation
    • Wind Noise Reduction
    • Auto shut off
    • New ergonomic head band design
    • Rubber bumpers on lower cup
    • Low battery warning
    • Powered by 2 (AAA) batteries (included)
    • MSRP: $149.99

For more information on Walker’s products, visit Walker’s.  Walker’s is a division of GSM Outdoors. Learn more about their brands at www.gsmoutdoors.com

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