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Sennheiser Upgrades Digital 6000 Wireless for Dante and Command Function

Sennheiser has announced major upgrades to its Digital 6000 wireless microphone system. A free firmware update for all EM 6000 receivers enables a Command function that lets users set up a talkback channel with suitable transmitters. In addition, the EM 6000 Dante has been upgraded to now feature a secondary Dante port. 

Sennheiser said the Digital 6000 is physically engineered to be intermodulation-free. More channels can be accommodated in less space, as they can be placed in an equidistant grid. Crucially important in today’s densely populated radio spectrum, the Digital 6000 system does not itself congest the spectrum with any intermodulation products. This leaves productions with more spectrum available for operating wireless links.

With an audio codec that has been specially fine-tuned and purpose-designed, Digital 6000 offers a very detailed and fully natural sound, while the digital principle eliminates the analog noisefloor and compression and ensures a quieter overall floor for professional audio work.

The new firmware update 2.0 expands Digital 6000 with a ‘Command’ or talkback function. If it’s a broadcaster seeking to establish a talkback link from an onsite reporter, Digital 6000 can ensure reliable communication while maintaining high-quality audio transmission.

To operate a talkback channel, users have a choice of several transmitter options: They are able to use the special SKM 9000 COM handheld or make the SK 6000 or SK 9000 bodypack transmitters “COM-ready” by connecting the KA 9000 COM command cable.

Any output of the receiver can be freely assigned as a talkback channel and programmed to either work as “push-to-talk” or “push-to-mute.” On EM 6000 Dante receivers, dual Dante channels are supported. A “COM” icon will appear on the receiver display to indicate that the Command function is in operation. The icon will invert its color once the command button on the transmitter or the KA 9000 COM is pressed.

The new firmware version 2.0 also improves the Auto Setup function of Digital 6000. It is now possible to distribute transmitter sync settings from one master receiver to all associated receivers. Also included is a completely new sync option, “Frequency Only.” This option only changes the transmission frequency, leaving all other settings untouched – a feature very much in demand with touring productions.

The new firmware 2.0 for all EM 6000 receivers can be downloaded HERE.

The secondary Dante port on the new EM 6000 Dante receiver further increases reliability by enabling the operation of a redundant network. The port can alternatively be used to daisy-chain several receivers.

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