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Røde Launches Wireless Go Digital Mic System

Go is claimed to be the world’s smallest wireless mic/receiver combo.

New York, NY (April 4, 2019)—In advance of the NAB Show next week, Røde Microphones has launched its new Wireless Go digital wireless microphone system, which it claims is the world’s smallest digital wireless mic/receiver combination intended for use by filmmakers, on-camera presenters, newsgatherers, vloggers and others.

Measuring 44 mm x 45.3 mm x 18.5 mm and weighing 31g, the Wireless GO transmitter (TX) can be used as a clip-on wireless microphone, making use of its built-in omnidirectional condenser capsule, or as a belt-pack transmitter for a lavalier microphone via the 3.5mm TRS input.

The RX, meanwhile, measures 44 mm x 46.4 mm x 18.5 mm and weighs 31g, allowing it to mount on a range of camera gimbals and stabilisers without adding much weight. It sports a dual-purpose mount that works with a camera’s shoe mount, or clips on to a camera strap, item of clothing and so on.

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A supplied 3.5 mm TRS output cable plugs into a camera’s audio input or, with the relevant available Røde adaptors, into a recorder, GoPro, iPhone etc. There is also a three-stage output pad – 0dB, -6dB, -12dB – to tailor output to the camera or recorder.

The transmitter uses Series III 2.4GHz digital wireless transmission with 128-bit encryption designed to deliver audio in varied conditions. It has up to 70 m range (line-of-sight), but is optimized for shorter-range operation in congested radio-frequency environments. Both units have built-in rechargeable batteries, charged via USB-C ports, and can run up to 7 hours on a full charge, including a battery saver mode. Up to eight systems can be used in one location.

“The Wireless GO is an incredible marriage of form and function, substance and style,” said Freedman Group CEO Damien Wilson. “Pristine audio, versatility and build quality, and a price that will reset the marketplace. Video content is a vital part of everyone’s business, and the simplicity offered by the Wireless GO’s built-in mic means that everyone can produce broadcast quality audio along with their vision: emerging filmmakers, reporters, real estate agents – you name it.

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