German audio company, Sennheiser has launched the evolution wireless G4 at the PALM Expo 2018. Sennheiser’s evolution wireless portable systems have been an industry standard wireless solution for media, content creators as well as small and medium-sized broadcasters worldwide. The videographers will also get to enjoy the all-new EW 500-p series which will help them create content by further professionalizing film work. Also, the new G4 series will be fully compatible with all previous evolution wireless generations, safeguarding any earlier investments.
The Sennheiser Evolution Wireless G4 comes with a sleek new user interface, a generously expanded switching bandwidth, and higher RF output power for the 300 and 500 series, new multi-channel functionality for the 100 series and a new on-camera systems, G4 delivers high-quality, reliable audio for musical performances, houses of worship, theatres, business and education settings as well as camera work. With 2018 marking the 20th anniversary of evolution, the new EW 500 p series features exciting set components such as the MKE 2 lavaliere mic, making it an idol choice for professionals. Launched in 1998, Sennheiser’s evolution line has served as one of the most successful microphone series to date.
Evolution Wireless G4 retains all of G3’s best features while simultaneously providing many system improvements. It comes with more power, more flexibility, more bandwidth, quicker setup, full integration and full mobility. Bands, houses of worship and community theatres will find their ideal wireless solutions within the 100 G4 and 500 G4 series. The 100 series comprises Vocal Sets that include the acclaimed capsules of the evolution e 835, e 845, e 865, e 935, and e 945 microphones. Also available are an Instrument Set, a Headmic Set and two Lavaliere Sets with either the ME 2-II (omni) or ME 4 (cardioid). All transmitters and the receiver are also available separately. Compared to G3, the 100 series impresses with new multi-channel capabilities Up to 12 wireless systems can now be daisy-chained for simultaneous programming via an enhanced Easy Set-up function. The daisy-chain cable comes included, as do rack-mount ears for professional use. The orange LCD display of G3 has been replaced with a high-contrast black and white LCD display. Also new are a sync LED and an Escape button for more convenient and quicker operation. The 100-series handheld features a new lightweight aluminum housing and a programmable mute switch for singers or speakers seeking full control of their audio signal. Also new is a 100 series Combo Set that includes a rack-mount receiver, a handheld transmitter with e 835 capsule, and a bodypack transmitter with ME 2-II clip-on. The new G4 500 series is ideal for bands, theatres and houses of worship that require an expanded feature set, greater range, more spectrum flexibility, and the additional control options offered by the Wireless Systems Manager software. Available systems include Vocal Sets with e 935, e 945 and e 965 capsules, an Instrument Set, a Lavaliere Set with professional MKE 2 clip-on, as well as the individual receiver and transmitter units.
500 series users are now greeted with a brand-new, contrast-rich black and white OLED display with automatic dimming, a convenient jog wheel, blue Sync LED, red warning LED and an Escape button that makes navigation much easier. The switching bandwidth of the series has been expanded considerably to rival Sennheiser’s professional 2000 series, with bandwidths of up to 88 MHz and up to 32 channels. The RF output power has been increased to 50 mW, switchable in three steps (10, 30, 50 mW) to expand transmission range or adjust to difficult RF environments, and all bodypacks feature increased protection from humidity and moisture.
The IEM series receives similar enhancements to user-friendliness as the 500 series: a contrast-rich black and white OLED display, a convenient jog wheel, automatic dimming, blue Sync LED, the red warning LED and an Escape button for quick and easy navigation. The RF output power has been increased to 50 mW, and the bodypacks come with protection from humidity and moisture – ideal for stage work. Individual units are available, as are a single and a Twin IEMSet.The 100-p G4 series includes the ew 135-p G4 Portable Handheld Mic Set, two Portable Lavaliere Mic Sets, the 112-p G4 (omni) and the ew 122-p G4 (cardioid), as well as the ENG Combo Set, which combines the camera receiver with a plug-on transmitter and a bodypack transmitter with omni ME 2-II clip-on. Further, the G4 100-p sets are brand-new 500-p series PRO Sets for ENG work and general filming needs. Systems include the ew 512-p G4 Pro Portable Lavaliere Mic Set (with camera receiver, bodypack transmitter, professional MKE 2 lavaliere mic and various accessories), the ew 500 BOOM G4 Pro Portable Boom Set (with camera receiver, plug-on transmitter with phantom power and accessories) and finally the Pro Film Combo Set, which includes both transmitter types (bodypack and plug-on), the camera receiver and accessories.
Also new in the series are the Base Sets include a receiver and transmitter but come without the microphone or the microphone head, ready for use with existing accessories. There are Base Sets that include a handheld or a bodypack, or a Combo Set with both options. Handhelds, the body pack, and the receiver can also be ordered separately. The 300 series features an increased switching bandwidth of up to 88 MHz or up to 32 channels, allowing for large set-ups in multiple rooms. The series features the same new user interface and increased the output power of 50 mW as the 500 series. The bodypacks’ protection against humidity has been improved too. An integrated network port allows for remote control and monitoring via the Wireless Systems Manager or the convenient Sennheiser Control Cockpit software. Meanwhile, the receivers are ready for integration into the LSP 500 PRO wireless loudspeaker system.
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