AES NY 2017: Sony Expands Its DWX Wireless Mic Series
Sony Electronics’ Pro Audio Division (Booth 848) is previewing the next generation of DWX Digital Wireless. Suited for theater, broadcast, or other live applications, Sony’s third-generation DWX series delivers ultra-low audio latency of 1.2 ms with extended bandwidth and high-density multichannel operation.
A high-dynamic-range RF circuit and four-diversity-antenna configuration ensure reliable operation, and the system supports Dante, a digital audio-over-IP networking technology. The new DWX components are the small, lightweight DWT-B03R digital wireless bodypack transmitter, the DWR-R03D digital wireless rackmount receiver, the BC-DWX1 battery charger and the ECM-77LM miniature, omnidirectional electret condenser microphone.
The small, lightweight, and sweat-proof bodypack transmitter is ideal for theater, drama, and movie production. It offers ultra-low audio latency of 1.2 ms, with 148-MHz wideband operation, and uses a rechargeable lithium-ion battery for extended operation.
The 1RU DWR-R03D ultra-wideband two-channel rack-mount receiver (244 MHz) is equipped with Dante a digital AoIP networking. Two Dante ports provide network redundancy and headphone monitoring with loop-through capability. Additionally, both analog and AES/EBU outputs are provided, as well as AES 256-bit encryption. A high-dynamic-range RF circuit provides enhanced performance, and four-diversity-antenna operation ensures stable reception. The included Wireless Studio software is compatible with the DWR-R03D and BC-DWX1 and provides system control/monitoring of all vital functions while the front panel equipped with two OLED displays provides direct access to menus via simplified controls.
The BC-DWX1 battery charger for DWT-B03R and NP-BX1 is equipped with Power over Ethernet (PoE) capabilities. Users can monitor the charging status via PC software and can also charge up to two bodypacks or two batteries at one time. The BC-DWX1 includes an interlocking mechanism, which allows easy integration for storage and transportation.
The new ECM-77LM miniature, omnidirectional electret condenser microphone now uses the small three-pin connector. It provides a wide frequency response, high sensitivity, and low-noise characteristics.