Sennheiser showcases latest wireless systems at BVE North
Last week’s BVE North production and post event provided an opportunity for Sennheiser to highlight the new MKE 600 shotgun mic, MKH 8090 wide cardioid condenser mic and the Digital 9000 system, as well as the KH 120 studio monitor from sister company Neumann.
Launched at IBC 2012, Digital 9000 is a digital wireless system that can transmit completely uncompressed audio, artefact-free. Targeting broadcasting professionals, (musical) theatres and high-profile live audio events, the Digital 9000 system includes the EM 9046 receiver, SKM 9000 handheld and SK 9000 bodypack transmitters, along with a comprehensive suite of accessories.
The MKE 600 shotgun microphone, meanwhile, is designed to provide video journalists with a microphone that can master even the toughest video sound challenges. Its high level of directivity ensures that it picks up sound from the camera direction while reliably avoiding unwanted background noise. Meanwhile, the switchable low-cut filter makes sure that handling and wind noise is minimised.
Designed for use as a near-field loudspeaker or as a rear loudspeaker in larger multi-channel systems, the KH 120 studio monitor from Neumann incorporates a Mathematically Modelled Dispersion (MMD) waveguide, flexible acoustic controls, source equipment and physical spaces. This spec lends the monitor to a wide range of applications, including tracking, mixing and mastering in music, broadcast, project and post-production studios.
Sennheiser UK also highlighted products from distributed partners Avalon and Nagra Audio. From Avalon came several newly-developed processors and pre-amps, while Nagra exhibited two of its latest digital audio recorders: the LINO, a compact hand-held digital recorder designed to offer a lower-cost solution for radio journalism and music recording; and the PICO, a compact hand-held digital recorder oriented towards low budget music recording and independent journalism.