Sennheiser is introducing the 2000 Series, a professional, entry-level wireless microphone system at the NAB Show. The 2000 Series has products for a wide range of wireless applications including handheld and body-pack transmitters with single or twin receivers that are available for stage, broadcasting and installed sound applications. For monitoring, professional users can combine the diversity receivers of the series with single or twin monitor transmitters.
Sennheiser SKM 2000
Depending on the UHF range, the units have a switching bandwidth of up to 72 MHz in the United States, in which up to 64 compatible frequency presets are available for microphones and up to 32 for monitoring systems. The rackmount units can transmit their frequency data, name, sensitivity, low cut, etc. to the corresponding portable transmitters or receivers via an infrared interface.
An antenna loop-through socket and an integrated active splitter allow up to eight rack receivers to be daisy-chained. The systems can be monitored and controlled by a PC, and all rackmount transmitters and receivers are equipped with an Ethernet socket.
The transmitter output power can be switched between 10, 30, 50 and 100 mW.
All portable transmitters and receivers can be powered either by standard batteries or by rechargeable accupacks, and have external charging contacts (with the exception of the plug-on transmitter).
“The outstanding features of the 2000 Series are a high level of frequency flexibility and multichannel capability with professional control via the Wireless Systems Manager software delivering a well-thought-out menu structure and superb audio quality,” said Dawn Birr, product manager for professional wireless systems. “In addition, the 2000 Series is backwards compatible with all generations of evolution wireless products and the familiar professional accessories of our 3000 and 5000 Series—including clip-on microphones, antennas, boosters and combiners.”
The handheld transmitter, body-pack transmitter, and receiver of the 2000 Series will be available in May and the monitoring system in June. The MMK965-1 microphone head of the evolution e 965 true condenser microphone will be launched in July.
Sennheiser is in booth N6520.