In what is claimed to further redefining the microphone dynamics and user experiences, Sennheiser launched its new microphone series Evolution Wireless Digital. The series introduces an easy, app-based workflow while retaining all the professionality, multi-channel capability and reliability that users have come to expect of UHF and 1G8 microphones.
The systems are ideal for corporations looking for an easy wireless solution, and for schools who will find these mics to be equally at home in the classroom as well as on stage.
“We, at Sennheiser have always strived to delight our customers by offering them the best possible solution for their audio needs. We believe in evolving with passion and aspirations of our customers,” Vipin Pungalia, Director-Professional Segment, at Sennheiser India, said. “Keeping this in mind, we have introduced the latest wireless microphones under the evolution series- which is Sennheiser’s most successful microphone range, with an app-based workflow and many professional features under the hood.”
The new, feature-rich Evolution Series comes with a slew of unique experiential characteristics:
The Smart Assist App: As the engineer in one’s pocket, the App guides users through the set-up in easy steps. An intelligent set-up automatically creates reliable wireless connections, no wireless expertise is required. The app gives access to all system settings, and channels can be named to keep organized. Bluetooth Low Energy allows remote access to the system and makes sync’ing with the receiver convenient. The app also includes tutorial videos to get started and provides the operating instructions of the systems all in one place.
Microphone transmitters that can handle any audio level: Evolution Wireless Digital (EW-D) transmitters have an input dynamic range of 134 dB, five times more than the usual 120 dB. This means that they can pick up everything from a very soft whisper to a jet engine at 50 yards’ distance – and this eliminates the need for a sensitivity setting on the transmitter entirely. The receiver has been set to a gain value covering most applications, which can easily be changed if required. A new user interface makes this an easy task – no complex sub-menus, everything is available at a glance.
No frequency calculation – and more room to manoeuvre: Today’s venues sport more and more RF and EW-D takes on this complexity quite easily and helps users to go with the flow. The app will scan the environment to find open and relevant frequencies.
Since the EW-D is built over Sennheiser’s top Digital 6000 and Digital 9000 series, it does not generate any significant intermodulation products. This not only makes for more room in a given frequency window, but the app can also simply set the wireless links at 600 kHz intervals without any frequency calculation and is therefore able to fit in more frequencies than a standard mic system would be able to.
Exceptional specs in every detail: EW-D has a low latency of 1.9 milliseconds and a transmitter battery life of up to 12 hours with the BA 70 rechargeable battery pack, lasting all the way from rehearsing and soundcheck through to the event. A bandwidth of 56 MHz with up to 90 channels per band makes it easy to find space even in the most crowded of RF environments.
Fantastic audio: As a digital system, EW-D does not use a compander. Gone are the associated noise floor and artefacts – the system will sound like it’s plugged in with a cable.
Full range of pro accessories: From newly designed antennas to antenna splitters, boosters, charging sets – the system will grow with the user’s demands to accommodate larger multi-channel set-ups.
More, the EW-D handheld transmitters couple with any Sennheiser or Neumann wireless capsule. This includes the Neumann KK 205 and KK 204, the new Sennheiser MM 435 and MM 445 as well as the Digital 9000 capsules – a first time feature richness at this price level.
The system comes with a choice of handheld, instrument, lavalier, headmic, combo and base sets as shown hereunder: