NAMM06: The WorldÂ´s Most Flexible Wireless Monitoring System?
Well, Sennheiser says it isâ€¦ 19/01/06
Sennheiser has been presenting its new 3250 system which the company claim is the most flexible monitoring system the market currently has to offer. Sven Boetcher, SennheiserÂ´s product manager for Professional Wireless told us this, "With a switching bandwidth of 36 MHz, and frequencies that are tunable in 5 kHz steps, we are providing PA companies, broadcasting networks and stage professionals with the best of the best in the ever-more-crowded RF spectrum."
On the transmitter side, the new monitoring system gives the user a choice between the SR 3254 stereo transmitter and the
SR 3256 twin stereo transmitter, which both come in a 19"/1U size and have a powerhouse output of up to 100 mW. Unlike the previous models, the transmitters now use the HDX compander system featured in the â€˜evolution wirelessâ€™ series, achieving noise suppression of up to 90 dB and ensuring a wide dynamic range and crystal-clear monitoring signals. Both transmitters are easy to operate, can be switched between mono and stereo mode and have a backlit LC display. These newcomers are especially recommended for demanding multi-channel applications and are supplied complete with integrated power supply unit, rack-mount â€˜earsâ€™ and either one (SR 3254) or two telescopic antennas (SR 3256).
The systemÂ´s bodypack receiver, the
EK 3253, is 20% smaller than its predecessor but even more robust: both the body and the battery cover are now made of metal. Here, too, a backlit display makes the menu-controlled operation even more user-friendly. A pilot tone-controlled squelch allows noise-free switching in stereo mode. The receiving frequency is adjustable in 5 kHz increments; the receiver also has a scan function making it easy to search for free transmission channels. The compact, inconspicuous EK 3253 is equipped with a focus function, enabling artists to create their own special mix from their own audio signal and the overall mix.
The receiver comes complete with batteries and a pair of IE 4 stereo ear-canal phones.