Hanover, Germany (March 2, 2017)—The Digital 6000 professional wireless microphone series by Sennheiser is now shipping. Notably featuring Sennheiser’s Long Range transmission mode and proprietary audio codec from their flagship Digital 9000 series, Digital 6000 is designed to be a flexible two-channel wireless solution, allowing the use of existing accessory infrastructures to best fit the needs of theaters, rental companies, etc. It is compatible with Digital 9000 in long-range mode and with the EK 6042 digital/analog camera receiver.
Further, the Digital 6000 system's true bit diversity, transmission error correction and additional intelligent error concealment allow for increased reliability. The system also addresses our industry’s shrinking UHF spectrum by eliminating intermodulation, allowing more channels within less spectrum space.
The series is comprised of a two-channel receiver, the EM 6000, available with two different packages featuring a bodypack or a handheld transmitter, each with a 1U rack-mount 19-inch charging unit. The receiver’s switching bandwidth of 244 MHz (470 to 714 MHz) is covered by three transmitter versions (470 – 558 MHz, 550 – 638 MHz, and 630 – 718 MHz). Up to eight receiver units can be daisy-chained without the need for an additional antenna splitter; the multi-channel system will work with a single pair of antennas. System latency is 3 milliseconds.
The EM 6000 receiver is fitted with a digital AES-3 output with wordclock in/out, transformer-balanced analog XLR-3 outputs and quarter-inch jack outputs. A Dante-ready version, the EM 6000 Dante, offers an additional Amphenol RJ-45 connector for integration into any Dante network.
For data security, Digital 6000 features switchable AES 256 encryption; the transmitters also support proprietary encryption of the Digital 9000 system.
Digital 6000’s transmitters use the same rechargeable accupacks as their Digital 9000 counterparts. As the SKM 6000 handheld transmitter features Sennheiser’s standard capsule interface, it can be used with any microphone head from the evolution wireless Series, the 2000 Series, and also with 9000 Series heads.
Stay tuned to prosoundnetwork.com for Pro Sound News' Live Contributor Liz May’s report and photo journal, documenting her experience at Sennheiser’s Digital 6000 pre-release showcase in Hanover, Germany.