BVE 2013: Sennheiser displaying Digital 9000 Series in London

Flagship wireless system will be the highlight of company's stand in London.
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Sennheiser UK will show off microphones, wireless systems, as well as long distance RF transport, headphone and monitoring products at BVE 2013 later this month.

A highlight of Stand D65 will be Sennheiser’s flagship Digital 9000 Series – a digital wireless system that can transmit completely uncompressed audio, artefact-free and with impressive dynamics. Targeting broadcasting professionals, theatres and high-profile live audio events, the system, which includes the EM 9046 receiver, SKM 9000 handheld and SK 9000 bodypack transmitters, and a range of accessories, was created for the highest channel counts in today’s increasingly dense frequency environments.

Meanwhile, Sennheiser Solutions UK – an engineering offshoot of Sennheiser UK – is introducing two new products designed to enable remote receiving aerials for radio mics to be placed at greater distances than previously possible. The FO-TX2-EC fibre optical transmitter and FO-RX2-EC receiver allow aerials to be placed at up to 25km from the receiver. By allowing the antennas to be placed at much greater distances, the products are ideal for covering events that are spread over large sites.

Built into a weatherproof 1200 Peli Case, the FO-TX2-EC transmitter is designed to convert the UHF radio signals from two receiving antenna feeds and transmit them down two cores of single mode optical fibre. Powered locally by 240V AC, 12V DC or a Vlock battery housed inside the case, the unit measures just 260 x 246 x 124 mm, with a 3/8” Whitworth thread adaptor provided to allow for flexible mounting solutions.

The FO-RX2-EC receiver converts the signal from the FO-TX2-EC transmitter back to two RF outputs. Powered by a supplied adaptor, the half-rack unit is designed to be mounted alongside a Sennheiser ASA-1 Active RF Distribution unit for additional distribution of wireless signals.

Also on display will be the MKE 600 shotgun mic, which is ideal for tackling tough video sound challenges. Its high level of directivity ensures that it picks up sound from the camera direction while avoiding background noise. A switchable low-cut filter ensures handling and wind noise is minimised, and it offers a lifelike, full-bodied sound with good bass response and pleasant speech reproduction with high intelligibility.

The MKH 8090 – another BVE attraction – has a wide cardioid pick-up pattern, which makes it ideal for orchestral recordings. The RF condenser microphone can be used as both a main and spot microphone. An optional screw-on module, the MZD8000, can be used to convert it into a digital AES42 microphone.

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