Sennheiser ships twin receiver with 90MHz switching bandwidth, introducing twin transmitter at NAB
Sennheiser is now shipping the EM 3732 twin receiver with
90MHz switching bandwidth. The new flagship of Sennheiser’s 3000 Series, the EM
3732 offers automatic scanning functionality, choice of five frequency ranges,
transmitter synchronization via infrared interface, flexible analogue and
digital connection options and exemplary audio quality.
Setting new standards for flexibility within the UHF spectrum while maintaining
maximum selectivity, the EM 3732 receiver features six user-selectable fixed
frequency banks and one user bank with up to sixty channels that can be
programmed in increments of 5kHz. The EM 3732 automatically searches for free
frequencies within a frequency bank.
An integrated antenna splitter allows up to eight EM 3732 twin receivers to easily
be daisy-chained. The EM 3732 is ideal for large multi-channel applications,
not just because of its wide switching bandwidth and tunable channels, but also
because of its infrared interface, which very quickly and easily programs SKM
5200, SK 5212 and SKP 3000 transmitters with the receiver data via a Hot Key.
The receiver’s front panel layout is clearly laid out and its LED display offers
particularly high contrast and intensity. The interface guides users through
intuitive operating menus, featuring easily remembered icons, which are
navigated using a jog dial. Frequently used menu items can be accessed directly
via convenient Hot Key shortcuts. Both receivers can be monitored via
headphones individually or simultaneously.
The receiver system can be remote-controlled and monitored using the provided
Wireless Systems Manager software. The PC is simply connected to the Ethernet
socket of the EM 3732.
Output level can be set in increments of 1dB and is available at a transformer-balanced
XLR-3 analogue output as well as an AES3/EBU audio output for direct connection
with digital mixing consoles. Digital synchronization of the 44.1kHz, 48kHz,
88.2kHz or 96kHz/24-bit sample rate can be generated internally or accepted from
the digital audio mixer via a BNC connector. The high level of audio quality is
further maintained through the use of a DSP-based HiDyn plus expander rather
than analog circuitry.
A range of convenient antenna accessories is available for the EM 3732 twin receiver.
The rugged AB 3700 broadband antenna amplifier is designed for a frequency
range of 470-866MHz and amplifies the received signal by 5 to 15dB. The antenna
booster is fitted with four multi-color LEDs that indicate amplification in 5dB
increments, permitting the sound engineer or RF engineer to read the respective
setting even from a distance. Unlike conventional antenna amplifiers, the AB
3700 will open a second,
low-attenuation (-6dB) signal path in case of power cuts. Further, two active
receiver antennas are available – the directional AD 3700 and the omni-directional
The EM 3732 (MSRP: $6,219.00) is complemented by two variations: the EM 3731 single
receiver (MSRP: $4,739.00) and the EM 3732 COM twin receiver (MSRP: $7,149.00),
a special command version with a second XLR-3 audio output for talk-back
purposes. All models will be available in April 2008.
Professional wireless monitor users will now have up to 100
mW of power for transmitting monitoring signals thanks to Sennheiser’s new
evolution wireless SR 350 IEM G2. The twin transmitter, which makes its debut
at the 2008 NAB Show, is expanding Sennheiser’s monitoring system, guaranteeing
a much greater range for wireless monitoring, along with huge flexibility.
“The output power of the SR 350 IEM G2 can be switched between 15 mW
and 100 mW* – offering an optimal fit for stages of all sizes,” explains
Robb Blumenreder, industry team manager for Sennheiser Electronic Corporation’s
music industry division. “The menu control is as user-friendly as ever, thanks
to the backlit graphics display which lights up red during peak warnings.”
The twin transmitter with HDX compander can be used with the EK 300 IEM G2 and
EK 3253 monitor receivers. In total there are 1,440 UHF frequencies available
for interference-free transmission. For a direct choice of channel, every
transmitter has eight channel banks, each of which has twelve pre-sets, as well
as a bank with up to twelve user-selectable channels.
There is an option for the high-performance twin transmitter to be controlled
and programmed via the NET 1 network system; both transmitters can be listened
to through separate headphone sockets. The SR 350 IEM G2 is the ideal touring
partner. Thanks to its rack mount ears, it can be incorporated directly into a
19-inch rack. An integrated switching power supply unit ensures it can be used
all over the world.