3-Channel XLR A/B Switch Ideal for Audio Switching

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Model 7298 Three-Channel XLR A/B Switch, with Contact Control Remote Port, 1U Rackmount

  • Ideal for professional audio equipment switching.

Each channel of the PathWay® Model 7298 3-Channel XLR A/B Switch allows the user the capability of accessing two separate XLR interface devices connected to ports A and B with a single XLR interface device connected to the COMMON port.

The switch may be controlled locally via the front panel pushbutton or remotely from a DB9 port located on the rear of the unit. The Remote port accepts contact closure signals. The Model 7298 dimensions are 19" W x 1.75" H x 8" D.


  • Each of three channels allows access to two XLR interface devices from one COMMON XLR device.
  • All three channels switch simultaneously.
  • Switches all three pins of the XLR interface.
  • Eliminates the need to plug and unplug cables.
  • Local control via front-panel pushbutton.
  • Remote control port allows off-site switch management.
  • Front-panel pushbutton control can be locked out, remotely.
  • Front panel LED's display switch position and power status.
  • Retains last switch position in the event of a power loss and continues to pass data.
  • When power is restored, unit maintains last set position.
  • Attractive anodized black box packaging provides EMI/RFI shielding.
  • Custom length XLR cables available fro your switch installation.


    • (2) XLR female connectors labeled A and B for each of the three channels.
    • (1) XLR male connector labeled COMMON for each of the three channels.
  • FRONT PANEL CONTROL: (1) Manual pushbutton allows local switching.
  • DISPLAY: (2) Front panel LED's display switch position and power status.
  • REMOTE: (1) DB9 (F) connector on rear panel accepts Contact Closure transition signals for Remote Control operation.
  • POWER: UL Approved 120 VAC, 60 Hz wall mount power module supplies 12VDC, 500mA to the unit.
  • DIMENSIONS: Rackmount configuration 19.0" W x 1.75" H x 8.0" D.
    (48.3 x 4.4 x 20.3 cm).
  • WEIGHT: Approximately 4.6 lbs. (2.1 Kg)

Option: Wide Range Power Option Available:
(Cat No 517277) CE and UL listed table mount power module, 100VAC/240VAC, 50Hz/60Hz in place of standard 115VAC or 120VAC power module. Ideal for international applications.

All ESL products are available for export.

ESL has many Copper Network Switches available on GSA Schedule #GS-35F-0286V.

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