Get the message out - Strong, Loud and Clear with LRAD 500X


The LRAD 500X™ is lightweight and can be easily transported to provide military and security personnel long range communications and a highly effective hailing and warning capability. The LRAD 500X™ has been selected by the U.S. Navy and U.S. Army as their acoustic hailing device (AHD) for small vessels and vehicles.

The LRAD 500X™’s superior voice intelligibility and clarity provides a highly directional audio communication that achieves maximum sound projection and penetration beyond 2,000 metres. LRAD 500X™ operators have the ability to issue clear, authoritative verbal commands, followed with powerful deterrent tones to enhance response capabilities. The extended frequency range of the LRAD 500X™ ensures voice commands will be clearly understood.

  • Longer stand-off distances for increased asset protection
  • Larger coverage with fewer personnel
  • Determination of intent of groups or individuals from extended distances
  • Maritime vessels can clearly and forcefully communicate with small vessel threats
  • Perimeter/infrastructure protection for oil and gas platforms, mining and chemical/power plants
  • Transmitting bird distress calls to repel targeted birds from crops, buildings and airports
  • Enforcement of safety zones for maritime vessels

Acoustic Performance

Max. Continuous Output 149dB SPL @ 1 metre, A-weighted
Beam Width +/- 15° at 1 kHz/-3dB
Communications Range Highly intelligible speech transmissions over 2000 metres; Maximum range of 650 metres over 88 dB of background noise.

Mechanical Specifications

Dimensions 635 W x 635 H x 305 mm D (25″ W x 25″ H x 12″ D)
Weight 19.96 kg (44 lbs) without accessories
Construction Moulded cross-linked polyethylene, 6061 Aluminium, Stainless Steel connectors available as an option


MP3 Player
All LRAD 500X™ systems come standard with a ruggedized MP3 player. The MP3 player can be used to play up to 1GB of pre-recorded messages and warning tones. The large control buttons are designed to allow easy operation with gloves or bulky protective gear.


The Shure Model 577B Microphone is a handheld dynamic microphone designed for communications that require highly intelligible, low noise output.


Maxa Beam High Powered White Light
The Maxa Beam searchlight delivers 6 million candlepower in a lightweight, mounted unit. Using a high efficiency 75 watt Xenon short arc lamp with over 500 hours of life, this searchlight illuminates targets up to 2.4 km (1.5 miles) away.


Green Laser Dazzler
Laser engages the target in a wall of green laser light that can be seen at night and in bright sunlight at 200 metres.


Ship Rail Mount
Constructed of 316 stainless steel for durability in harsh marine environments, the ship rail mount can be attached to a horizontal or vertical rail.


Remote Amplifier Module
160 Watt remote amplifier.


GPK Mount
Mounts to Objective Gunner Protection Kit (OGPK) for vehicle mounted operations.


Vehicle Mount
Attaches to standard 51 mm (2”) trailer hitch receiver.


The rugged aluminium tripod is easily transported and quickly set up for rapid deployment.


Auxiliary Connector
Auxiliary cable to connect any LRAD® system to a Phraselator, iPod or any other MP3 device with a 3.5mm audio output.


Scram Cart
Mobile mounting system with an integrated power supply and charging system that allows remote operation of the LRAD® when connected to an AC power supply. The SCRAM Cart is designed with a low centre of gravity for high stability on rolling ship decks and inclined surfaces. The ruggedized system consists of marine-grade aluminium construction and environmentally sealed and potted electronics for high reliability in harsh environments.


MP3 Player-Controller
The LRAD-500X can be linked to a control module which can operate from up to 150 metres away providing all controls necessary to operate the system.


The LRAD Streamer Kit
The LRAD Streamer allows remote communication on demand to any LRAD system equipped with a Streamer Module. The LRAD Streamer software allows the user to remotely operate a single LRAD device or multiple LRAD devices simultaneously. The Streamer Module connects to a TCP/IP network with DHCP or fixed IP address and includes software to give you full control.


The LRAD® Streamer Kit
The LRAD® Streamer allows remote communication on demand to any LRAD® system equipped with a Streamer Module. The LRAD® Streamer software allows the user to remotely operate a single LRAD® device or multiple LRAD® devices simultaneously. The Streamer Module connects to a TCP/IP network with DHCP or fixed IP address and the included software allows pre-recorded file playback, live mic playback, volume control and operation of high frequency alter tone from a networked Windows XP, Vista or Windows 3 PC system. The LRAD® Streamer software works with any microphone connected to the PC’s standard microphone input and replaces the existing LRAD® MP3 Control Module. One LRAD® Streamer per LRAD® system is required to stream to multiple devices at once.