The latest in Lectrosonics' L Series of 'Large Bandwidth' wireless microphones are three units that share a tuning range of three standard Lectrosonics blocks, or 67.5 to 76.8 MHz, depending on the specific frequency band, and employ the company's Digital Hybrid Wireless technology for compandor-free audio along with compatibility modes for interoperability with older analog systems. The new L Series product group consists of the LMb and LT beltpack transmitters, and the LR miniature receiver.
The LMb features an all-metal housing, wire belt clip, 50 mW of RF power, 25 or 100 kHz tuning steps (yielding up to 3,072 selectable frequencies), and an integrated multi-function switch with menu-selectable modes for power, mute or talkback. Power is via two AA batteries.
The LT transmitter features 25 or 100 kHz tuning steps (yielding up to 3,072 selectable frequencies), an integrated multi-function switch with menu-selectable modes for power, mute or talkback, and a graphic LCD and membrane switch panel plus IR synch port for setup and operation. The units also features user-selectable RF transmission power of 50 or 100 mW and a detachable antenna. It also responds to remote commands from either the dedicated Lectrosonics RM remote unit or smartphone apps with this capability.
Lastly, the LR receiver is designed to be ultra-portable for use with DSLR, 4/3, small 4K, and other compact HD cameras. Tuning steps are user selectable at 25 or 100 kHz and compatibility modes enable the LR to operate with older analogue transmitters. Dual antenna diversity improves range and resistance to dropouts while the RF spectrum analyser and Lectrosonics’ SmartTune capability helps quickly find clean frequencies.