Sennheiser Powers Up Wireless Monitoring
Posted Jan 14, 2006

Sennheiser is introducing a new, more powerful and flexible line of 3000 Series wireless monitor transmitters and receivers at the 2006 NAMM Show. The new SR3254-U single-channel transmitter, SR3256-U dual-channel transmitter and EK3253-U body-pack receiver are compatible with Sennheiser Evolution series wireless G2 monitor products. The new units offer extended tuning flexibility and an unprecedented 100mW output.

Engineered in response to customer requests for higher RF output levels, the new 3250 series transmitters incorporate the HDX compander technology used in Sennheiser's G2 wireless equipment achieving noise suppression of up to 90dB and ensuring a wide dynamic range and crystal-clear monitoring signals. Operating over the G2 products' A, B and C ranges, the new receiver and transmitters offer a 36MHz switching bandwidth and are tunable in 5kHz steps across the frequency range, offering a total of 7,200 frequencies.

All three products ship with 16 pre-coordinated preset frequencies and 16 user-assignable presets. 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 "ears" and either one (SR3254) or two telescopic antennas (SR3256). The system's bodypack receiver, the EK3253, is twenty percent smaller than its predecessor but even more robust. Both the body and the battery cover are now made of metal. 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 5kHz increments. And the receiver also has a scan function making it easy to search for free transmission channels.

The compact, inconspicuous EK3253 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. Two AA batteries will give the user six to ten hours of operation.