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Sennheiser Launches XS Wireless Digital

The XSW-D Series, designed for use with DSLRs and video cameras, is configured to provide an easy entry into the world of wireless audio. Products in the line include vocal, lavalier, instrument base, XLR base and presentation base sets.

Sennheiser unveiled the entry-level XS Wireless Digital series, aimed at musicians and videographers.

The wireless systems work on 2.4 GHz for worldwide, license-free operation. XSW-D employs digital transmission in the 2.4 GHz range and uses the aptX Live codec. The receivers have antenna diversity; the transmitters work redundantly, transmitting all data packages twice to ensure reliable transmission. In case of interference, the transmitter and receiver will hop to a free frequency. The audio latency remains below 4 ms.

Up to five systems can be used simultaneously and they have a range of up to 75 meters (250 feet). The transmitter and receiver units can be recharged via USB using the included charging cable and will work for up to five hours on a single charge.

Related: Review: Sennheiser EW 500 G4 Wireless Vocal Microphone, by Liz May, Jan. 2, 2019

Products in the line include a Vocal Set with an XS 1 dynamic cardioid microphone; a Lavalier Set with an ME 2-II clip-on microphone; and an Instrument Base Set for instruments with a 6.3 mm (1/4”) output. Also available is an XLR Base Set for use with existing dynamic microphones, and a Presentation Base Set for use with an existing clip-on microphone that has a 3.5 mm (1/8”) mini-jack connector.

This summer, a Pedalboard Set for guitar and bass players will be added to the lineup. All transmitters and receivers are also available separately.

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