Old Lyme, CT (August 19, 2010)–Sennheiser has released the second generation of its SKM 5200-II wireless microphone.The new mic reportedly provides expanded switching bandwidth of up to 184 MHz and offers “Low Intermodulation” mode, which intends to increase the number of usable channels in crowded RF environments.
“The new SKM 5200-II wireless handheld offers the widest switching bandwidth available on the market,” explained Kevin Waehner, product specialist for professional products at Sennheiser’s US headquarters. “On the RF side, our second generation handheld features outstanding transmission reliability and nearly five times the original switching bandwidth, extended from 36 MHz up to 184 MHz. With selectable output power and a new “Low Intermodulation” mode, the transmitter provides a minimum of 7 hours of operating time. On the audio side, optimum sound quality is achieved with premium Sennheiser and Neumann capsules, adjustable sensitivity, and a 3-position low-frequency filter. In combination, the SKM 5200-II offers maximum flexibility, reliability and incredible sonic quality for any type of production, from concerts to TV reporting.”
Introduced on the SK 5212-II bodypack transmitter earlier this year, the SKM 5200-II is equipped with Sennheiser’s new “Low Intermodulation” mode, which reportedly allows the sound engineer to pack an estimated 30 percent more channels into a given frequency band, by increasing the linearity of the amplifier’s 10 mW output mode. The transmitter can also operate at “standard” 10 mW, to significantly extend operating time, or at 50 mW to increase the transmitter’s range.
The SKM 5200-II handheld transmitter is available now in black, nickel and steel blue and can be fitted with a wide range of premium capsules. Available frequency ranges include 470 to 638 MHz (L-band), 614 to 697.9 MHz (N-US band) and 614 to 798 MHz (N-band, for export use only).