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At NAMM: Sennheiser Upgrades Digital 6000 System

Firmware update adds a Command function to Digital 6000, while the EM 6000 Dante receiver now offers a secondary Dante port.

Anaheim, Calif. (January 29, 2018)—Sennheiser has announced updates to its Digital 6000 wireless microphone system. A free firmware update for all EM 6000 receivers enables a Command function that lets users set up a talkback channel with suitable transmitters. In addition, the EM 6000 Dante has been upgraded to now feature a secondary Dante port.

To operate a talkback channel, users have a choice of several transmitter options: They are able to use the special SKM 9000 COM handheld or make the SK 6000 or SK 9000 bodypack transmitters “COM-ready” by connecting the KA 9000 COM command cable.

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Any output of the receiver can be freely assigned as a talkback channel, and programmed to either work as “push to talk” or “push to mute.” On EM 6000 Dante receivers, dual Dante channels are supported. A “COM” icon will appear on the receiver display to indicate that the Command function is in operation. The icon will invert its color once the command button on the transmitter or the KA 9000 COM is pressed.

The 2.0 firmware also improves the auto setup function of Digital 6000. It is now possible to distribute transmitter sync settings from one master receiver to all associated receivers. Also included is a completely new sync option, “Frequency Only.” This option only changes the transmission frequency, leaving all other settings untouched.

Related: Live from Hanover, Germany: Sennheiser’s Digital 6000 Launch, Pro Sound News, by Liz May, March 6, 2017

The new firmware 2.0 for all EM 6000 receivers can be downloaded at:

The secondary Dante port on the new EM 6000 DANTE receiver further increases reliability by enabling the operation of a redundant network. The port can alternatively be used to daisy-chain several receivers. Early adopters of the Digital 6000 DANTE that prefer a Dante-type receiver with two ports can benefit from a Sennheiser swap service. More detailed information is available from local Sennheiser reps. The swap period starts on April 1 and ends on May 31, 2018.

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