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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Portable Sound Sources from APH

Portable Sound Source 2003

Produces an audio tone that provides directional cues for orientation and mobility, sound localization training, or for playground games. Recommended for all ages.

  • Powered by four C-cells (included) that are easier for you to replace compared to previous models.
  • Rate of tone: 36 to 360 pulses per minute
  • Pitch: 600 hertz to 1200 hertz
  • Large speaker
  • Measures 8 x 9 x 3 1/2 inches
  • Weighs approximately 6 pounds
  • Print instructions
Catalog Number: 1-03040-02

Catalog Number: 7-03045-00
Click this link to purchase the Portable Sound Source 2003.

Portable Sound Source, Sport Edition

Portable Sound Source Sport Edition

Create audio tones that provide directional cues for orientation and mobility, sound localization training, or playground games and sports. This new, lightweight Portable Sound Source: Sport Edition comes with a remote control and carrying strap. The carrying strap can be used as a belt for hiking or a game of Follow the Leader. Other uses for the sound source are: identify home base, a safety zone, or a basketball goal.

  • Receiver is powered by 5 AA batteries (not included) that are easy to replace
  • Transmitter is powered by a 23A 12 Volt alkaline battery (included) and is programmable
  • Rate of tone is variable using step increments from 36 to 360 pulses per minute
  • Pitch is variable using step increments from 600 to 1200 hertz
  • On/off switch and rate, volume, and tone knobs are mounted on the front face for easy operation
  • Large speaker measures 3.5"
  • Dimensions: 7 1/8" x 4 7/8" x 1 9/16"
  • Weight: approximately 1 1/2 pounds (with batteries)
  • Large Print Sound Localization Guidebook

Recommended ages: 6 years and up.

Cover of the Sound Localization Guidebook

Note: The Sound Localization Guidebook provides teachers of young learners who are visually impaired with specific activities that may be used to develop sound localization skills. Group games are presented to practice those skills. The braille version guidebook is sold separately.

Portable Sound Source: Sport Edition, with Sound Localization Guidebook in Large Print and Remote Control:
Catalog Number: 1-03045-00

Sound Localization Guidebook, Braille:
Catalog Number: 5-03045-00

Replacement Items

Sound Localization Guidebook, Large Print:
Catalog Number: 7-03045-00

Remote Control for Sport Edition:
Catalog Number: 1-03045-01
Click this link to purchase the Portable Sound Source: Sport Edition.

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Louisville, Kentucky 40206-0085
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