In the recent press kit for Sennheiser’s new SK2000 mini transmitter, they briefly made reference to a “new entry level wireless kit for musicians and videographers”. Not much else was mentioned on the subject. So the fastidious people over here at Wavreport went looking for some clarification.
Subtly located deep within the bowels of the FCC filings, we discovered Sennheiser’s new system, complete with the manual! Let’s take a look.
As we can see in the manual, it seems to be labeled “XS” wireless, like their current product line in that category. However, the device IDs refer to them as “XSW”.
This set will run in the 2.4ghz band instead of UHF, like the current XS wireless. Based on the information provided, there will be 3 different transmitters and 3 different receivers which can be mixed and matched based on the buyer’s needs. That’s actually pretty cool because people can buy based on what sort of connectors they need, which would limit the need for adaptors and extra cables. The audio pros may have no issue doing that, but the multitasking jack-of-all-trades buyers might prefer to opt for simplicity in their workflow.
Based on other info, this system will transmit at 8mw. That, plus this being 2.4ghz, means that those using this will probably be needing some clear line of sight between the transmitter and the receiver.
That’s most of the info that we were able to find at the moment.
Jared Elkin is a professional sound mixer located in Minneapolis, Minnesota.