Alachua, FL (June 1, 2009)–Sabine has begun shipping the SWM6000 Smart Spectrum Wireless Microphone System.
The SWM6000 Series operates in the 915 MHz ISM band, which is license-free and available for use in North and South America. Because this band is outside the range of frequencies that were recently allocated for consumer wireless products and Digital TV, wireless users will reportedly be able to use all 35 of the available channels offered by the Sabine SWM6000 without interference from DTV or other UHF devices.
“The wireless pro audio industry is in the midst of a major shift, and it is clear that new solutions are needed,” says Doran Oster, president of Sabine. “We think the most logical path is to offer wireless systems that do not share spectrum with this deluge of new consumer wireless products, and the overwhelming signals of Digital TV stations.”
SWM6000 Smart Spectrum receivers are available in one- and two-channel models and come with Sabine’s built-in processing, providing a digital channel strip in every receiver. Users will have available a built-in FBX Feedback Exterminator, compressor/limiter, adaptive de-esser, parametric filters, and Sabine’s onboard Mic SuperModeling, which provides a virtual cabinet of microphone sounds.
Operating in the 902 to 928 MHz ISM band, the new SWM6000 systems offer built-in RF scanning and recording, selectable front panel control lockouts, networked control for the maximum number of channels, and remote control via third party controllers like Crestron or AMX.
“Offering another DTV-free band to our customers means they now have more choices,” says Oster. “Sabine can now offer the highest non-UHF channel count in the industry. Large installations requiring huge numbers of wireless mics are now viable again thanks to our investment in 21st century wireless technology.”
Rechargeable NiMH batteries power the SWM6000 transmitters and each transmitter has a built-in charger jack. The handheld microphone clip doubles as a charger stand; whenever a handheld mic is in the clip, the battery is recharging.