Broadcast News

Bookmark and Share

Kenro 'Frees The Audio'

News Image
Messy and potentially dangerous trailing mic leads are set to become a thing of the past thanks to the cutting edge technology that's driving Saramonic's latest UwMic9 range of wireless microphones.

Distributed in the UK and Ireland by photo & video specialist Kenro, the mics are capable of an impressive signal range of up to 100 metres when used in a situation where there's a clear line of sight and no interference, making the system a perfect hassle-free fit for those specialising in areas such as DSLR videography, field recording and interviews, broadcast TV and electronic news gathering (ENG).

The new line up extends wireless audio options to a fresh generation of filmmakers, and it's not even necessary to replace your existing audio kit to benefit. The Saramonic TX-XLR9 Plug-on XLR Transmitter, retailing at £155.94, converts conventional XLR mics to wireless operation in a matter of moments. The transmitter features a wide switching RF bandwidth, an easy-to-read LCD display, +48V phantom power and a mute function, and it works in tandem with the UwMic9 RX9 dual-channel receiver to offer stable, interference-free audio in a portable, compact and low cost package.

Meanwhile the new Saramonic HU9 handheld wireless microphone transmitter, priced at £155.94, features a compact metal body, an easy-to-read LCD display, a RF power switch and a PLL synthesiser; it's the perfect accessory for any filmmaker looking to boost their audio options. This broadcast-quality microphone has the ability to deliver rich and crystal clear sound, and it comes with a built-in antenna, muting function and a power lock function.

If you're a filmmaker looking for a complete location-ready audio package, then the UHF Wireless Microphone RX9 wireless receiver and TX9 compact transmitter kit could well be the answer. Priced at just £275.94, this dynamic duo comes all ready for action straight out of the box. The RX9 camera-mountable integrated wireless receiver features a wide switching RF bandwidth, an easy-to-read LCD display and infrared synchronisation between transmitter and receiver, and it's equipped with an auto-scan function so that it can automatically search for an available transmission frequency. There's also a useful headphone jack on board, that enables real-time monitoring via headphones, especially useful for cameras that might lack a monitor output. 

The accompanying TX9 transmitter employs a crystal-controlled PLL synthesiser and comes equipped with a muting function, a BMP-type microphone input connector and an omnidirectional lavalier microphone, while there's also the facility to switch the RF power output between high, middle and low.

To address interview situations where it might be necessary to wirelessly mic up more than one person there's also a package available that pairs the RX9 wireless receiver with two TX9 transmitters complete with omnidirectional lavalier microphones, and this is available at £419.94.

The TX9 audio transmitter is also available as a separate unit, meaning that you can expand your wireless audio set up as necessary. SRP for the TX9 is £143.94.

To comply with UK law, all of the products in the UwMic9 range require a PMSE Wireless Microphone Licence, but this is simple and straightforward to obtain and can be ordered online.

Paul Kench, Kenro's managing director, said: "Things have moved on in the world of audio and flexible and easy-to-use wireless options that once were the preserve of high-end professional productions are now becoming available to the mass market. Saramonic has a reputation for quality combined with keen pricing, and the new UwMic9 range is available at a fraction of the cost of compatible kit from other, bigger name brands.

"The full line up is designed to meet the needs of a wide range of filmmakers, from those that might already be using XLR microphones who can now painlessly adapt their kit to be wireless compatible, through to all-in-one kits that come ready to go with one or two transmitters, and microphones that allow most regular audio situations to be addressed. It marks the end of intrusive and potentially dangerous wires on set and opens the door to a fast, flexible and contemporary way of working."
Solidmate Ltd Memory Card Hire London

Top Related Stories
Click here for the latest broadcast news stories.

Ikegami To Unveil Range Of Camera Systems And Monitors
Ikegami will promote the latest additions to its range of broadcast production camera systems and monitors at Hamburg Open 2022. The show will be held
Sennheiser Mics Up World Cup
Production company Host Broadcast Services (HBS) has selected wireless and wired mics from Sennheiser, including the new Esfera surround microphone sy
DPA – Making Noise At ISE 2015
DPA Microphones will be exhibiting at this year's ISE exhibition in Amsterdam (stand 7-V240). Podium and Floor Stand Microphones – DPA's Podium Microp
Audio-Technica to introduces re-engineered broadcast and wireless microphones at IBC
Audio-Technica’s industry leading installation microphone series, UniPoint®, has been completely re-engineered, utilising breakthrough audio and mecha
What Is The Future For Immersive Audio?
Peter Poers, Managing Director at Jünger Audio, looks at production efforts versus consumer experience. Introduction Along with the evolution of highe
December Edition Of 'Wonder Of Wireless' Webcast Now Available
Wireless safety applications that can help prevent drunk-driving over the holidays, a wireless globe-trotter, a quick-thinking deer hunter, and a wire
Revolabs Introduces New Elite Wired Line Microphones
Revolabs, provider of audio solutions for unified communications (UC), enterprise collaboration, and professional audio applications, today announced
Jünger Audio Demos Audio Processors At CABSAT 2017
Jünger Audio will be promoting its Smart Audio concept at this year's CABSAT exhibition in Dubai (Booth 102, Hall 1) by focusing attention on effectiv
DPA Microphones Celebrates 20 Years Of Pioneering Work In The Pro Audio Industry
DPA Microphones is commemorating 20 years of developing high-quality microphones for the pro audio industry. Founded in 1992 by Morten Stove and Ole B
DPA Microphones Delivers For WFX 2017
DPA Microphones has confirmed that it will showcase its product range at WFX 2017, which takes place next month. Products included in the line-up incl
DPA Microphones Highlights Audio Quality At ISE 2017
Visual impact is important, but when it comes to delivering a successful event or conference what you really need is clear, intelligible sound. This i
ALEXA SXT Goes Wireless
ARRI is announcing an exciting upgrade to the ALEXA SXT platform, making ALEXA SXT the first entirely wireless professional motion picture camera syst
Shure Extends Microflex Wireless Range At ISE 2016
At the recent ISE 2016, Shure introduced two-channel, physically compact versions of the charging and routing hardware in the Microflex Wireless range
Trew Audio Turns To DPA Microphones For HuffPost Live
When AOL Productions' HuffPost Live, an online video streaming network affiliated with the Huffington Post news outlet, sought to outfit its Beverly H
Shure Expands Wireless System Integration With Yamaha Consoles
Shure has announced expanded integration between its Axient, QLXD, and ULXD wireless microphone systems and Yamaha CL and QL series mixing consoles. W