Rio Rancho, NM (April 3, 2015)—Lectrosonics has launched the SSM (Super Slight Micro), reportedly the smallest full-featured UHF bodypack microphone transmitter available today.
A member of the company’s Digital Hybrid Wireless Series, the SSM is fully compatible with all current Lectrosonics receivers, including the UCR411A, SR Series, L Series, and Venue Series, along with several older models via compatibility modes. The SSM features a wide tuning bandwidth of three standard Lectrosonics blocks or up to about 76 MHz, depending on the specific frequency range. RF power is selectable at 25 or 50 mW for flexibility in various applications. Dimensions for the SSM are 2.52 x 1.48 x 0.57 inches or 64.25 x 37.6 x 14.5 mm, and weight is 2.3 oz. or 66 grams, including battery.
The SSM is available on four different frequency ranges for worldwide use: A1 (470.100 – 537.575 MHz or blocks 470, 19 and 20), B1 (537.600 – 614.375 MHz or blocks 21, 22 and 23), C1 (614.400 – 691.175 MHz or blocks 24, 25 and 26) and D1 (for export only, 691.200 – 767.975 MHz or blocks 27, 28 and 29). Tuning steps of 100 or 25 kHz can be selected in the menu, allowing for up to 3,072 frequency choices, depending on the band.
The SSM features an all-metal housing and uses the industry standard Lemo 3-pin microphone connector common to other bodypack transmitters used extensively in theatrical and TV applications. Thus, existing lavaliere and headworn microphones already terminated with this connector can be used with the SSM without an adapter. Different bias voltages and termination impedances can be selected via the transmitter’s menu with a range of microphones. Pre-set values for several microphones are included as menu choices for DPA, Countryman B6/E6, Sanken COS-11, Sennheiser MKE1/MKE2, along with standard dynamic microphones and line-level input sources.
Expected availability is Q3, 2015.