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Passive Attenuation Communications Earphone System

Passive Attenuation Communications Earphone System

Improved Hearing Protection and Improved Communication

The Passive Attenuation Communications Earphone System (PACE) provides a quality level of hearing protection without compromising the communications signal provided through your communications system.

Pro Flight Gear, LLC., a Minority Service Disabled Veteran Owned Emerging Small Business, is the manufacturer and sole distributor of the PACE System and Accessories. No other manufacturer or distributor can provide PACE, an in-ear communications system that has Custom and/or Non-Custom vented tips and uses a rugged 3.5mm connector plug.

Designed for Comfort and Versatility

Extremely low profile and behind the cranium design that eliminates cable snagging issues found in most under helmet/headset earphone systems.  By using a more standard cable connection, the Passive Attenuation Communications Earphone System can be used and tested off of any device that utilizes a stereo connection.

USAF HGU-56-P configuration for PACE
USAF HGU-56-P configuration for PACE
USAF HGU-56-P configuration for PACE

The above illustration shows the approved USAF HGU-56/P configuration for PACE (PFG-PACE-1010 / NSN:  5965-01-665-1000).  Kit includes: PFG-PACE-1001 (3.5mm PACE Cable), PFG-PACE-1002 (SMB PACE Adapator), and PFG PACE Custom Ear Pieces.

Earpieces & Ear Tips

Choice of Custom Earpieces or Non-Custom Ear Tips

The Passive Attenuation Communications Earphone System has two styles of custom earpieces (variety of colors available) and one style of non-custom earphone tips.

PFG-PACE-1001-CUST / NSN:  5965-01-665-0644 – Includes a PFG-PACE-1001 Cable and a set of Custom Tips (Ear Impressions required prior to purchase)

PFG-PACE-1001-GP / NSN:  5965-01-664-9590 – Includes a PFG-PACE-1001 Cable and a Non-Custom Comply Kit

In-the-Canal (ITC) | Passive Attenuation Communications Earphone System

In-the-Canal (ITC) Custom Earpieces

In-the-Canal earphone tips provide a very low profile custom solution.
*Deep ear impressions required.

Part No: PFG-CME-ITC

In-the-Ear (ITE) | Passive Attenuation Communications Earphone System

In-the-Ear (ITE) Custom Earpieces

In-the-Ear earphone tips are recommended for fixed-wing aircrew, particularly those who are exposed to high-g environments due to its better ability to be retained within the ear.
*Deep ear impressions required.

Part No: PFG-CME-ITE

Non-Custom Ear Tips

This system allows the use of PACE without the need for custom earphone tips, it can be a backup set for those in deployed or austere environments and comes in three canal sizes.  You can order pairs by the size (Slim, Standard, Large) or a Kit that includes pairs of each size.  Comply ear tips (black foam) are available.

PACE Comply Ear Tips | Passive Attenuation Communications Earphone System

Comply Ear Tips Kit (1-pair each of Slim, Standard, Large)

PFG-PACE-Comply-Kit

NSN:  5965-01-666-1675

Adaptors

Adaptors

PACE has adaptors that allow it to be used with current aircrew systems without major modification to flight equipment or replacement of standard communication cords:

SMB Connection to Passive Attenuation Communications Earphone System (Rotary Wing Aircraft)

PACE Single SMB-PACE Adaptor (Rotary Wing Aircraft)

These adaptors work with helmets modified for SMB connector systems. There are three styles available, single-connection and dual-connection (used with hear-through systems).

Part No: PFG-PACE-1002    (NSN:  5995-01-665-1020) – 3.5mm jack with SMB connector (corded)

Part No: PFG-PACE-1002A (NSN:  5935-01-666-1710) – 3.5mm jack with SMB connector (non-corded blunt)

Part No:  PFG-PACE-1002B – Corded adapter for use with hear-through systems

Y-Tap Connection to Passive Attenuation Communications Earphone System (Fixed Wing Aircraft)

PACE Y-Tap Adaptor (Fixed Wing Aircraft)

This adapator allows quick modification of aircrew helmets and headsets that utilize a standard U-179 connection to pass communication signals to the ear cup. The system has a build in volume adjustment to allow user selection of the volume level based on the airframe/communication system they are utilizing.

Part No: PFG-PACE-1003 (NSN:  5935-01-666-1703)

Extended Cable | Passive Attenuation Communications Earphone System

PACE 36″ 3.5 Earphone Extended Cable

A PACE Earphone Wire with extended length so that it can be used with Chemical/Biological Flight Equipment. Same performance with an extended cable.

Part No: PFG-PACE-1001-36 (NSN:  5965-01-665-0651)

Product Comparison

Product Comparison Chart | Passive Attenuation Communications Earphone System

Product Comparison

Earphone attenuation improvements for use under standard ear cups and helmet systems

Passive Attenuating Communications Earphone (PACE) Product Comparison

*Information in above table from third-party testing/reports by Air Force Research Laboratory Battlespace Acoustics and U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory

Pricing

PACE 3.5 Earphone Cable PFG-PACE-1001 NSN: 5965-01-665-0715 $180.00
PACE 36" 3.5 Earphone Extended Cable PFG-PACE-1001-36 NSN: 5965-01-665-0651 $191.25
PACE Single SMB-PACE Adaptor (Rotary Wing Aircraft) PFG-PACE-1002 NSN: 5995-01-665-1020 $34.94
PACE 90 Degree SMB-3.5 Adapter PFG-PACE-1002A NSN: 5935-01-666-1710 $34.94
PACE Y-Tap Adaptor (Fixed Wing Aircraft) PFG-PACE-1003 NSN: 5935-01-666-1703 $125.00
PACE Helmet 3.5mm Interface PFG-PACE-1004 NSN: Pending $30.00
Custom Earphone Tips PFG-CME-ITC/ITE NSN: Pending $76.75
Comply Non-Custom Earphone Tip Kit PFG-PACE-Comply-Kit NSN: 5965-01-666-1675 $14.40
PACE Cable with Custom Tips (ITC or ITE) PFG-PACE-1001-CUST NSN: 5965-01-665-0644 $254.25
PACE Cable with Non-Custom Tips PFG-PACE-1001-GP NSN: 5965-01-664-9590 $189.98
PACE for Rotary Wing (Cable, Adaptor,Non-Custom Tips) PFG-PACE-1010 NSN: 5965-01-665-1000 $232.93

PACE 3.5 Earphone Cable
PFG-PACE-1001
NSN: 5965-01-665-0715
$180.00

PACE 36″ 3.5 Earphone Extended Cable
PFG-PACE-1001-36
NSN: 5965-01-665-0651
$191.25

PACE Single SMB-PACE Adaptor
(Rotary Wing Aircraft/Corded)
PFG-PACE-1002
NSN: 5995-01-665-1020
$34.94

PACE 90 SMB-3.5 Adapter
(Rotary Wing Aircraft/Blunt)
PFG-PACE-1002A
NSN: 5935-01-666-1710
$34.94

PACE Y-Tap Adaptor
(Fixed Wing Aircraft)
PFG-PACE-1003
NSN: 5935-01-666-1703
$125.00

PACE Helmet 3.5mm Interface
PFG-PACE-1004
$30.00

Custom Earphone Tips
PFG-CME-ITC/ITE
$76.75

Non-Custom Earphone Tips
PFG-PACE-Comply-Kit
NSN: 5965-01-666-1675
$14.40

PACE Cable with Custom Earphone Tips
PFG-PACE-1001-CUST
NSN: 5965-01-665-0644
$254.25

PACE Cable with Non-Custom Earphone Tips
PFG-PACE-1001-GP
NSN: 5965-01-664-9590
$189.98

PACE Kit (Rotary Wing): Cable, Adaptor, Non-Custom Earphone Tips
PFG-PACE-1010
NSN: 5965-01-665-1000
$232.93

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