An extremely rare, expensive and coveted upgrade. Speech coming from the mic transmits at the ideal frequency for legibility (think “talk radio” equalizer setting) which is why intercoms generate that traditional “AM radio” sound. But unlike the others, the S4S enables your phone to simultaneously transmit high quality, stereo sound (think “pop” equalizer setting). The result is you experience the best of both worlds – clear voice transmissions and music quality similar to your favorite headphones. Enjoy knowing that, no matter what others paid, you are running the highest audio quality of any off-road system on the market.
You like to crank it up? No problem, when anyone (in your vehicle or over a 2-way radio transmission) decides to speak, the S4S will automatically cut your music so it’s not competing with the message. When the speaking is over, the music is automatically restored to it’s pre-set volume.
The S4S connects to your phone the same way as headphones – wired from the headphone jack or via integrated Bluetooth. And if you have cell coverage, the S4S will give your favorite toy the same hands-free ability to make/receive phone calls that you enjoy everyday when driving your vehicle.
White Noise Filtration
Intercoms suffer from muddied sound due to electronic white noise generated by both UTV engine parts and 2-way radios. The S4S delivers increased clarity because during testing (done on both RZR and Can Am), we identified, recorded and eliminated that kind of noise. You’ll hear this when nothing is being received – it’s completely silent. More importantly, you’ll hear the clarity of what is playing, especially in your music and when receiving 2 way radio transmissions when the VOX turns the mic off.
The Ultimate in Sound Control
Ideal for Riders with Sensitive Hearing
Standard intercoms offer only 1 shared volume. The S4S is the world’s only intercom with 4 independent volume controls. For the first time ever, riders who wear helmets (which includes children who have young, sensitive ears) can control their own volume.
Ideal for Riders with Poor Hearing or Extremely Loud Machines
Standard intercoms can lack the volume a rider needs. A S4S rider typically runs the volume in the 4 to 5 clicks range, but the volume maximum is at level 16. This excess high volume enables those with hearing difficulties and/or very loud environments to still hear well. Select our ear defenders headsets (which create a physical barrier around the ear) for best results.
VOX (aka Voice Operation Exchange)
VOX keeps headset mics off (“closed”), automatically turning them on (“open”) only when someone is speaking. This feature eliminates constantly hearing background noise. It also ensures your 2-way radio transmissions and your rockin’ music have a crystal clear, silent background. It is a super cool experience, especially when you’re in a very loud environment.
Many intercoms advertises VOX (sometimes called “squelch”), but lack upper end tolerance. The result is when you need the mic turned off the most, background noise activates it. The S4S delivers high upper end tolerances that handle the loud conditions of high speeds, still keeping the mic closed until you speak.
Getting the mic to open the exact instance you speak is critical; it’s common for riders to turn off the VOX because the mic does not open at the right moment causing others to not hear the first sounds/words spoken. This is a result of the mic being too far from your lips or the VOX sensitivity being off. The S4S makes real time VOX sensitivity adjustments easy by placing the control at your finger tips. It also provides a large range of small incremental steps so you can get it perfect. With the S4S, there is no need to lose the first sound every time you begin speaking.
Button setting memory
Once you get the VOX and volumes set, the S4S will keep that setting even when the device is turned off.
Can it Handle Water?
Don’t pressure wash any electronics up close, but the S4S solid front faceplace means water splashing from rain/snow and machine washings won’t be a problem.
Specialty Connections = Special Orders
Accidentally damaging a wire during a ride no longer mean communications are down. With the S4S, you can simply make a run to any electronics store to pick up a temporary replacement 3.5mm TRRS cord.
Maximum number of seats
Adding an extra headset is easy. Each of the 4 volume controls can be split 1 time. Simply add a splitter to the end of the 3.5mm cord and plug in the additional headset.
Interface with External Speakers
The S4S provides a 3.5mm analog audio out on the back. Plugging into it will simultaneously broadcast the sounds you hear in your headset to 1 (or more) external speaker(s). Interfacing can be as simple as plugging a standard 3.5mm cord into the “aux in” port of the portable Bluetooth speaker you use around camp. Or go all in and obtain a 3.5mm-to-RCA cord to turn S4S into the head unit for your impressive amplified speaker system. Either way, the final result will be audio broadcasting from your machine. Any music will auto mute (just like it does in your headsets) and play any 2-way radio transmissions.
H = 1 – 7/8”
D = 5 – ¼”
W = 3 – ¼”
Note: Audio volume coming into the intercom is controlled by the source device. We have noticed that the iPhone is significantly quitter than the Android devices. The following link will give you a couple of options to try to increase the Bluetooth volume from the iPhone: https://utvcom.com/issue-resolution/