21/03/2012 Frankfurt

XS Wireless: “no worries” RF wireless systems

At prolight+sound 2012, Sennheiser’s new radio microphone series XS Wireless will be celebrating its European premiere. The series rounds off the wireless portfolio of the audio specialist with five entry-level systems for users who want to go wireless in an easy way. All systems offer sturdy units, simple operation and high-quality sound. Their switching bandwidth of up to 24 MHz allows for flexibility in the choice of frequencies, while a transmitter battery life of up to 10 hours will leave enough headroom for long events. The series is comprised of two vocal sets, an instrument system and presentation sets with clip-on microphone or a headmic. For the set-up of larger systems, new rack-mount accessories are available.

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**Wireless without a fuss**
The designers have focused on ease of use: the systems are operated via intuitive menus, they automatically search for free frequencies, and transmitters are synchronised with their receivers via a wireless link. “We wanted to make sure that users can fully concentrate on their performance, their speech, etc. without having to worry too much about the set-up and technology,” said Martin Fischer.

**Extras for bands…**
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**… and speakers**
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**Ruggedness and flexibility**
To withstand the rigours of daily use, the true-diversity receiver is housed in a sturdy metal case. In the transmitters, one set of batteries will last for up to ten hours – not only good for energetic stage shows, but also for long events and conferences. The systems feature freely tunable frequencies within a switching bandwidth of 24 MHz (13 MHz for the E frequency range). This allows up to 12 wireless links to be operated simultaneously, ensuring trouble-free operation even at somewhat larger events.

**Rack-mount accessories**
New rack-mount accessories are available for setting up larger systems. The GAM 1 and GAM 2 single-channel and two-channel rack-mount kits serve to install receivers in a 19” rack. They also permit to connect the antennas to the front of the rack to increase reception quality. The GAM 2 includes two 1:2 antenna splitters for distributing the antenna signal from a single pair of antennas to both receivers.

Visit Sennheiser at prolight+sound, Hall 6.1, Stand C 10 A.

Technical data
 
**System**
Modulation: wideband FM
Frequency ranges: A: 548 to 572 MHz; GB: 606 to 630 MHz; B: 614 to 638 MHz; C: 766 to 790 MHz; E: 821 to 832 MHz and 863 to 865 MHz
Switching bandwidth: 24 MHz (E range 13 MHz)
Frequencies: 960 (E range: 520), tunable in steps of 25 kHz; 8 frequency banks with up to 12 pre-set channels each
Signal-to-noise ratio: ≥ 103 dBA
THD: ≤ 1%
Temperature range: 0°C to +40°C

**EM 10 receiver**
Receiver principle: true diversity
Sensitivity (with HDX, peak dev.): <3 µV at 52 dBarms S/N
Adjacent channel rejection: ≥ 60 dB
Intermodulation rejection: ≥ 50 dB
Blocking: ≥ 65 dB
AF frequency response: 50 to 16,000 Hz
Pilot tone: 32.768 kHz
Antenna inputs: 2 BNC connectors, 50 ohms
AF output voltage: ¼” (6.3 mm) jack, unbalanced: +8 dBu max.; XLR-3, balanced: +14 dBu max.
Power supply: 12 VDC nom., 300 mA
Dimensions: 200 x 42 x 127 mm
Weight: 730 g

**SK 20 bodypack transmitter**
RF output power: 10 mW
AF frequency response: 60 to 16,000 Hz (line); 100 to 16,000 Hz (mic)
AF input: 3.5 mm jack
Nom. input voltage: 0.5 Vrms (mic) / 1.8 Vrms (line) at -30 dB gain
Power supply: 2 AA batteries, 1.5 V
Operating time: approx. 10 hrs
Dimensions: 66 x 96 x 24 mm
Weight: 95 g

**SKM 35 handheld transmitter**
Microphone type: dynamic e 835 capsule
Pick-up pattern: cardioid
Max. SPL: 149 dB SPL
Input sensitivity: 1.5 mV/Pa
RF output power: 10 mW
AF frequency response: 80 to 16,000 Hz (mic)
Power supply: 2 AA batteries, 1.5 V
Operating time: approx. 10 hrs
Dimensions: 250 x 54 mm
Weight: 240 g

**SKM 65 handheld transmitter**
Microphone type: pre-polarised condenser
Pick-up pattern: super-cardioid
Max. SPL: 144 dB SPL
Input sensitivity: 1.8 mV/Pa
RF output power: 10 mW
AF frequency response: 80 to 16,000 Hz (mic)
Power supply: 2 AA batteries, 1.5 V
Operating time: approx. 10 hrs
Dimensions: 250 x 54 mm
Weight: 240 g

**ME 2-2 clip-on microphone**
Transducer principle: pre-polarised condenser
Pick-up pattern: omni
Max. SPL: 142 dB
Sensitivity: 5 mV/Pa

**ME 3 head-worn microphone**
Transducer principle: pre-polarised condenser
Pick-up pattern: cardioid
Max. SPL: 150 dB
Sensitivity: 1.6 mV/Pa

**The systems at a glance**

XSW 35 Vocal Set
EM 10 receiver, SKM 35 dynamic handheld transmitter (cardioid)
(complete with mains unit, stand mount, antennas, batteries, pouch and manual)

XSW 65 Vocal Set
EM 10 receiver, SKM 65 condenser handheld transmitter (super-cardioid)
(complete with mains unit, stand mount, antennas, batteries, pouch and manual)

XSW 72 Instrument Set
EM 10 receiver, SK 20 bodypack transmitter, CL 1 jack cable
(complete with mains unit, antennas, batteries, pouch and manual)

XSW 12 Presentation Set
EM 10 receiver, SK 20 bodypack transmitter, ME 2-2 omni-directional clip-on mic
(complete with mains unit, antennas, batteries, pouch and manual)

XSW 52 Headmic Set
EM 10 receiver, SK 20 bodypack transmitter, ME 3 cardioid head-worn mic
(complete with mains unit, antennas, batteries, pouch and manual)


Contactpersonen voor de pers

Stephanie Schmidt
PRO, Business Communication
Tel: +49 5130 600 1275

Maik Robbe
PRO
Tel: +44 (0) 7393 462484


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