Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Sennheiser cuts the cord on Evolution microphone
The Evolution e 965, Sennheiser’s large-diaphragm condenser microphone, is now available as a wireless version. The MMK 965-1 microphone capsule attaches to both Sennheiser’s 2000 series and evolution wireless G3 wireless series SKM handheld transmitters, allowing users of both series to enjoy the unique dual-diaphragm advantage of the company’s e 965 microphone.
The new 500-965 G3 system, which is part of the evolution wireless G3 series, is based on the MMK 965-1 and ships with the EM 500 G3 receiver, a GA 3 rack-mount kit, and the SKM 500 G3 transmitter with the MMK 965-1 capsule.
The MMK 965-1 microphone capsule offers the natural and detailed audio reproduction of a large-diaphragm studio condenser. While the capsule has the delicacy to reproduce fine nuances, it also is optimized for use in the toughest live performances. Each true-condenser capsule is meticulously hand-assembled and individually tested in Germany.
The capsule features dual-diaphragm technology, enabling it to be switched between cardioid and super-cardioid pick-up patterns. The cardioid pattern provides a natural sound, while the super-cardioid pattern offers optimum rejection of other sounds on stages with high volume levels. As the capsule becomes more directional at higher frequencies, it effectively reduces spillover from instruments, such as a drum kit, and therefore provides generous space for the vocals to develop and captivate any audience.