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Sennheiser debuts new wireless G3 receivers
Sennheiser has announced the third generation of its evolution wireless system products. The new 100, 300 and 500 G3 series rack-mount wireless products introduce a variety of new enhancements to the company’s wireless series. The ew 300 IEM G3 wireless monitoring system, along with other portable ENG sets for reporters, is scheduled to ship in July.
Enclosed in rugged metal housings, all G3 series true diversity receivers include a switching bandwidth of 42MHz with 1680 tunable UHF frequencies for interference-free reception, and a new one-touch synchronization feature that enables G3 transmitters to communicate with G3 receivers via an infrared interface. This simplifies setup dramatically.
The frequency management function makes more compatible frequencies available. The 500 series provides up to 32 presets on 20-channel banks, and six additional banks can be freely programmed in 25kHz steps. The 300 series supports 20-channel banks with up to 24 compatible presets each, and six further channel banks are freely programmable in 25kHz steps. The 100 series offers 20-channel banks with up to 12 presets each, with one further channel bank freely programmable in 25kHz steps.
On 500 and 300 series receivers, a built-in Ethernet port supports interconnection with a PC running Sennheiser’s Wireless System Manager software. This provides monitoring and professional data management for multichannel systems. For larger systems, the standard output power in both 300 and 500 series may be reduced from 30mW to 10mW in order to accommodate even more channels in a given frequency range.