Old Lyme, CT/Las Vegas, NV (May 3, 2006)–At NAB 2006, Sennheiser introduced the A5000 CP passive antenna, which provides an optimal solution for both transmitting and receiving RF signals throughout the UHF spectrum.
The wideband design (450-960MHz) of the A5000 CP allows it to accommodate antenna distribution systems for either wireless monitors or wireless microphones across multiple frequency ranges, offering flexibility when designing complicated RF systems.
According to Sennheiser, the gain of this antenna over the entire UHF band is superior to the common “off the shelf” antennas. Actual installations have demonstrated that the circular polarization minimizes variations in signal strength and almost completely eliminates multi-path problems. The A5000 CP’s lobe-less polar pattern, coupled with its wideband functionality, makes it a suitable front-end for wireless systems utilizing multiple parts of the UHF spectrum.
Due to its three-dimensional radiation pattern, the antenna can be mounted above the talent or venue, as well as oriented with the antenna element facing down. With the main lobe (maximum gain) of the antenna pointing downwards, the energy is focused toward the desired source resulting in significantly reduced sensitivity for potentially interfering signals.
According to Sennheiser, the A5000 CP enhances the performance of a non-diversity system and makes the diversity system virtually bulletproof. When used side by side with any other antenna, the signal stability of the A5000 CP is instantly recognizable. Robust housing is designed for “real-world” applications. The unit can be stand- or wall-mounted.
MSRP is $1,000.