Old Lyme, CT (April 7, 2006)-Scheduled to be launched at NAB 2006, Sennheiser’s SK 5212 is one of the smallest wireless microphone body-pack transmitters in its class, according to the company. The SK 5212 even surpasses its predecessor, the SK 5012, in terms of size, weight and user-friendliness and offers a number of advanced features, including infrared wireless synchronization with the company’s NET 1 Network System multichannel wireless hub.
Sennheiser’s SK 5212 The SK 5212 can also be used with all of Sennheiser’s 3000 and 5000 series components. A metal housing keeps the mini transmitter safe and sound in the tough conditions of TV and the stage.
The switching bandwidth of 36 MHz is freely selectable in the entire UHF range from 450 to 960 MHz, and the transmitter frequency can be set in 5 kHz steps. A single AA battery ensures that the SK 5212 works reliably for six hours at its full 50mW output power. The transmitter power can be reduced to 10mW in order to adapt to the transmission conditions of different regions. Of course, the SK 5212 also transmits its current battery status to the receiver. It filters out wind or handling noise with its 2-stage low-cut filter (60 and 120 Hz).
With an input sensitivity that is adjustable in 1 dB steps between -30 and +40 dB, the SK 5212 can be individually adapted to bring out the best in various sound sources, volumes and applications. Sound engineers will also welcome its backlit display and the convenient, menu-controlled operation.
“The tiny 5212 is the newest addition to the famed Sennheiser lineage of industry standard wireless body-packs,” noted Chris Phillips, product manager for Sennheiser professional systems. “It’s older sibling, the SK 5012, set a new standard in reliable body-pack performance. So designing a smaller and smarter version reflects another feat of German engineering.”
An easy-to-use jog dial and backlit LCD provide control. The display shows AF, RF, battery level and frequency information. A menu lock function safeguards against accidental setting changes.
The Sennheiser SK 5212 sub-miniature wireless microphone body-pack transmitter will retail for $3,600 and is available April 2006.