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Sennheiser Introduces New Wireless Mics

Sennheiser has introduced new professional wireless microphone sets for ENG and film work in the 500 series, three new Base Sets in the 300 series, as well as upgraded Vocal Sets and a new Combo Set in the 100 series.

Sennheiser said the evolution wireless 100-p sets have become go-to solutions for any filming, broadcasting or reporting need. “G3 is the best-selling on-camera wireless system in the market, and G4 takes this legacy one step further by adding exciting 500 series pro camera systems,” said Dennis Stegemerten of Sennheiser.

All evolution wireless G4 systems will become available from April, 2018.

The Sennheiser G4 100 wireless microphone system is targeted at ENG and large film set applications.

The Sennheiser G4 100 wireless microphone system is targeted at ENG and large film set applications.

The 100-p G4 series includes the ew 135-p G4 Portable Handheld Mic Set, two Portable Lavalier Mic Sets, the 112-p G4 (omni) and the ew 122-p G4 (cardioid), as well as the ENG Combo Set, which combines the camera receiver with a plug-on transmitter and a bodypack transmitter with omni ME 2-II clip-on.

Complementing the G4 100-p sets are brand-new 500-p series PRO Sets for ENG work and general filming needs. Systems include the ew 512-p G4 Pro Portable Lavalier Mic Set (with camera receiver, bodypack transmitter, professional MKE 2 lavalier mic and various accessories), the ew 500 BOOM G4 Pro Portable Boom Set (with camera receiver, plug-on transmitter with phantom power and accessories) and finally the Pro Film Combo Set, which includes both transmitter types (bodypack and plug-on), the camera receiver and accessories.

Compared to the 100-p series, the 500-p systems operate with a higher switching bandwidth of up to 88 MHz (compared to 42 MHz) and thus a higher channel count. Additionally, the systems feature a selectable output power of up to 50 mW and are less sensitive to moisture. All 100-p and 500-p series components are also available separately.

Musicians, houses of worship and other venues will find their wireless solutions within the 100 G4 and 500 G4 series. The 100 series comprises Vocal Sets that include the acclaimed capsules of the evolution e 835, e 845, e 865, e 935, and e 945 microphones. Also available are an Instrument Set, a Headmic Set and two Lavalier Sets with either the ME 2-II (omni) or ME 4 (cardioid). All transmitters and the receiver are also available separately.

Compared to G3, the 100 series has new multi-channel capabilities. It offers up to 12 wireless systems that now can be daisy-chained for simultaneous programming via an enhanced Easy Set-up function. The daisy-chain cable comes included, as do rack-mount ears for professional use.

The Sennheiser G4 series of wireless microphones has a sleek new user interface, a generously expanded switching bandwidth and higher RF output power for the 300 and 500 series plus new multi-channel functionality for the 100 series and new on-camera systems.

The Sennheiser G4 series of wireless microphones has a sleek new user interface, a generously expanded switching bandwidth and higher RF output power for the 300 and 500 series plus new multi-channel functionality for the 100 series and new on-camera systems.

The orange LCD display of G3 has been replaced with a high-contrast black and white LCD display. Also new are a sync LED and an Escape button for more convenient and quicker operation. The 100 series handheld features a new lightweight aluminum housing, and a programmable mute switch for singers or speakers seeking full control of their audio signal.

Also new is a 100 series Combo Set that includes a rack-mount receiver, a handheld transmitter with e 835 capsule, and a bodypack transmitter with ME 2-II clip-on.

The ew G4 500 series has additional control options from the Wireless Systems Manager software. Available systems include Vocal Sets with e 935, e 945 and e 965 capsules, an Instrument Set, a Lavalier Set with professional MKE 2 clip-on, as well as individual receiver and transmitter units.

500 series users now have a new, contrast-rich black and white OLED display with automatic dimming, a jog wheel, blue Sync LED, red warning LED and an Escape button that makes navigation easier. The switching bandwidth of the series has been expanded to rival Sennheiser’s professional 2000 series, with bandwidths of up to 88 MHz and up to 32 channels. The RF output power has been increased to 50 mW, switchable in three steps (10, 30, 50 mW) to expand transmission range or adjust to difficult RF environments, and all bodypacks feature increased protection from humidity and moisture.

Also new in the series are the Base Sets, which provide a cost-efficient way to update or expand existing evolution wireless systems. All Base Sets include a receiver and transmitter but come without the microphone or the microphone head, ready for use with existing accessories. There are Base Sets that include a handheld or a bodypack, or a Combo Set with both options. Handhelds, the bodypack and the receiver can also be ordered separately.

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