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Phoenix Audio Spider VoIP Conference Phone Unboxing Review

The Spider is Phoenix Audio’s latest top of line conference phone series delivering HD audio, noise/echo cancellation, dual connectivity, as well as the popular daisy chaining capability. The SIP version MT505 connects to SIP service via Ethernet cable or your computer via USB, while the PSTN version MT502 connects with your analog phone line as well as computer via USB.

Highlighted Specs:

  • Bridging between USB and VoIP/SIP/IP
  • Use alone or daisy chainable up to 14 units of MT503 or Quattro3’s
  • Interactive dial pad with backlights
  • 4 mic beamforming array with directional LED lighting
  • DSP based algorithms:  echo canceling, noise reduction, de-reverb, automatic gain control
  • SIP version supports PoE (Power over Ethernet)

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Upon opening the package, we can see the Phoenix Audio Spider conference phone came well packed with foam cushioning and cut-outs to prevent shifting damage during transit.  The content includes the Spider conference phone, 48V power supply with international adapters, USB cable, and Ethernet cable for SIP version (phone cable instead for PSTN version).

Phoenix Audio Spider Package ContentThe Phoenix Audio Spider aluminum casing has a more matte finish to help prevent unpleasant finger prints.  At 7″ diameter and 1-7/8″ in height the Spider is discrete and visually pleasing.  Phoenix Audio also added foam lining to the bottom of the unit to help keep it in place and prevent scratches.  The soft-touch keypad is back-lit when active or off when the unit is on standby.

Initial boot-up took a couple minutes then from there on the set-up was pretty simple via Spider’s GUI interface – just minutes after plugging in we are having our first test call.  The menu options are pretty self-explanatory via on-screen prompts, but you can also check the user manual for a flow-chart.  The settings can be changed both manually on the unit itself or via its web interface.

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We tested using the Spider conference phone from various distances up to 7 feet away and is happy to say our voices were picked up very well.  Our voices sounded clear and natural for the caller on the other side with minimal or no background noises.  The Spider’s proprietary directional beamforming array (seen by blue LED light under Spider’s grill) followed each speaker’s voice around the room with stunning accuracy.  (Note:  For those who don’t enjoy LED light shows, the red and blue lights can be turned off via menu option.)  In conclusion, an individual Phoenix Audio Spider unit would be sufficient for any small to mid-sized conference room and a good conference phone to consider. For larger settings you can daisy-chain up to 14 sub-units for additional expansion.

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Phoenix Audio Duets are now HD Audio (16Khz)

We are excited to announce that Phoenix Audio Duet PCS (MT202-PCS) and Phoenix Audio Duet EXE (MT202-EXE) will now be shipping out with HD Audio (16Khz bandwidth audio) and a free carrying case.

Phoenix Audio Duets HD Audio

Please feel free to contact one of our helpful consultants or leave a comment below.  We love to hear from you!

Phoenix Audio Quattro3 Comparison Guide

Shopping for new conference phones but not sure where to start? Consider the popular Quattro3 from Phoenix Audio. The hardware and software design of the Quattro speakerphone provide it with extended range of audio pickup and broadcasting to cover larger spaces without the use of satellite microphones or speakers. Phoenix Audio Quattro3

The Phoenix Audio Quattro3 is an upgraded version from their Quattro2 conference phones and incorporates the latest in digital signal processing and technologies.  Most noticeable are the relocating the connectors to underneath the units for easier “under table installations”, embedded daisy chain interface, improved performance, and built-in dial pad options.

Take a look at the Quattro3 quick overview chart below to see which one would best fit your needs:

USB MT301 PSTN MT302 Smart MT303 Power MT304 IP Phone MT305

(Coming soon)

 Connection  USB  USBPhone line (PSTN)  USBAnalog cable to “smart” device  USB  USBEthernet cable
 Bridge  Between USB and PSTN  Between USB and “smart” device  Between USB & IP Telephone
 Daisy Chainable (Expand Up to 15 Units)
 Single Source Daisy Chain Powering
 Fully Functional Dial Pad w/ LCD Screen
 Echo Cancelling & Noise Suppression
 4-Microphone Beam-forming Array
 Full Duplex Communication
 Automatic Voice-Level Adjustment (AGC)
 Automatic Gain Control
 Interchangeable interface modules
 Durable Aluminum Casing
 Battery Talk-time (w/secondary  interface) 7hrs 7hrs 7hrs 7hrs
 PC (Windows/Linux) & Mac Compatible
 Small/Home Office
 Small to Large Rooms
 Class or Training Rooms
 Smartphone / Tablet Conferencing

We hope the comparison chart above has been helpful for you, but if there are any questions please feel free to contact one of our helpful consultants or leave a comment below.  We love to hear from you!