OLD LYME, Conn. – August 17, 2010 – Audio specialist Sennheiser announces the second generation of its top-of-the-line wireless handheld transmitter, the SKM 5200-II. A familiar sight on stage and TV, the SKM 5200-II provides sound engineers with expanded switching bandwidth of up to 184 MHz along with Sennheiser's renowned transmission reliability. A further highlight is “Low Intermodulation” mode, which increases the number of usable channels in crowded RF environments.
The SKM 5200-II is Sennheiser's latest addition to their wideband wireless systems. The beginning of the year saw the launch of the SK 5212-II bodypack transmitter and the EM 3732-II receiver family. With wide switching bandwidth, these models are ideal for traveling productions and demanding multi-channel applications.
“The new SKM 5200-II wireless handheld offers the widest switching bandwidth available on the market,” explained Kevin Waehner, product specialist for professional products at Sennheiser's US headquarters. “On the RF side, our second generation handheld features outstanding transmission reliability and nearly five times the original switching bandwidth, extended from 36 MHz up to 184 MHz. With selectable output power and a new “Low Intermodulation” mode, the transmitter provides a minimum of 7 hours of operating time. On the audio side, optimum sound quality is achieved with premium Sennheiser and Neumann capsules, adjustable sensitivity from 40 to 0 dB in 1 dB steps, and a 3-position low-frequency filter. In combination, the SKM 5200-II offers maximum flexibility, reliability and incredible sonic quality for any type of production, from concerts to TV reporting.”
“Low Intermodulation” mode
Introduced on the SK 5212-II bodypack transmitter earlier this year, the SKM 5200-II is equipped with Sennheiser's new “Low Intermodulation” mode, which ensures even more reliable transmission in multi-channel applications. “Low Intermodulation” mode allows the sound engineer to pack around 30 percent more channels into a given frequency band, by increasing the linearity of the amplifier's 10 mW output mode. As a result, the available spectrum can be used more efficiently, and with increased reliablity. The transmitter can also operate at “standard” 10 mW, to significantly extend operating time, or at 50 mW to increase the transmitter's range.
The SKM 5200-II handheld transmitter is available now in black, nickel and steel blue and can be fitted with a wide range of premium capsules, including Sennheiser's MD 5235, and Neumann's KK104 and KK105. Available frequency ranges include 470 to 638 MHz (L-band), 614 to 697.9 MHz (N-US band) and 614 to 798 MHz (N-band, for export use only).