Azden Introduces PRO-XR 2.4 GHz Digital Wireless Microphone

Using several new technologies, Azden said its new PRO-XR wireless mic avoids the line-of-sight dependency and congestion problems that plague traditional 2.4 GHz wireless systems, resulting in a more reliable wireless microphone.

Azden said the PRO-XR was designed for video creators of all types. It works with DSLR, mirrorless, cinema or mobile cameras. Once powered on, the PRO-XR automatically scans the 2.4 GHz frequency spectrum and selects the best available frequencies to use for its connection — avoiding interference-prone frequency bands.

The activity of 2.4 GHz devices in a given area can change frequently and rapidly. That is why the PRO-XR constantly monitors this range and automatically changes its transmission to use different frequencies when it detects the possibility of interference.

Further fortifying the system’s resistance to interference, PRO-XR employs Azden’s proprietary Signal Redundancy Technology, in which the transmitter sends two copies of its signal to the receiver at all times, each on a different frequency. If the system predicts interference of the primary signal, it will instantly switch to using the secondary signal without any interruptions.

The PRO-XR system employs an external antenna design and comes with two interchangeable antenna options for the transmitter: a flexible antenna for comfortable and inconspicuous wearing of the transmitter, and a high-gain antenna for increased performance especially at long distances and with line-of-sight obstruction.

The transmission output power of the transmitter can be changed to adapt to challenging environments. Use the default 20 mW setting for optimal battery life and excellent performance in most situations. Optionally increase the output power to 50 mW or 100 mW for better performance at extreme distances, or to overcome line-of-sight obstructions and over-crowded Wi-Fi environments.

Combining the 100 mW output with the use of the included high-gain transmitter antenna can extend the range of the system up to 500 feet. 

Shipping is set to begin by August 1, 2019.

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