Following on from the popular EW500 G3 wireless system range, the Evolution 500 G4 series radio systems offer adjustable RF output power up to 50mW and can still operate for up to 8hrs. Like the Evolution 100 G4 system and 300 G4 systems, the 500 G4 series is compatible with older G1, G2, and G3 series radiomic systems. The range is available as complete systems or in component form with either handheld transmitters, plug-in transmitters or belt-pack transmitters for use with instruments or lapel microphones and static AC-powered receiver.
These systems are offered set for channel 38, 606-678MHz, which is the range for licensed radio microphones and in-ear monitors in the UK or set for channel 61/70, 790-865MHz, which covers the licence-exempt band for use in the UK.
This diversity receiver is shared between both 300 and 500 series G4 systems and is present in most Sennheiser Evolution 300 G4 and 500 G4 series wireless systems. It is powered with the included NT2-3 UK (74-4435) power supply and can be secured into a rack case by using the included GA 3 (74-4434) rack mounting adapter. The front facing panel of the all-metal receiver housing has an OLED display, giving access to menu options and displaying information including current frequency, channel number, RF-level metering, AF level, lock status, pilot tone evaluation, muting and battery status of the associated transmitter.
Controls on the front panel include a 'Sync' button for infrared connection between receiver and transmitter; rotary jog wheel with push set, 'ESC' button, and power button. A stereo, 6.35mm jack, headphone output along with a rotary headphone output level control is positioned to the left. The rear panel houses all other connectivity, including the 12V/300mA DC power inlet and cable grip, +18dBu balanced audio output via a 3-pin XLR, +12dBu unbalanced audio output via a 6.35mm jack, and single data port for use in connection to a compatible computer running Sennheiser Wireless Systems Manager software. Two BNC antenna connections allow for attachment of the two included rod antennae or connection to compatible remote antenna hardware. Dimensions: 190 x 212 x 43 (WxDxH) mm. Weight: 980g.
Included accessories: 2x rod antennas, NT2-3 power supply, RJ10 cable, GA 3 rack mounting set, guides.
EM 300-500 G4 is included in the following systems:
EK 500 G4 Receiver - Belt pack or Camera
This receiver, with a range of up to 100m, is designed for applications where portability is essential, such as ENG. It is powered by 2x AA 1.5V batteries for up to 8hrs of operation, or one BA 2015 (91-498) battery. The audio output connection is by an unbalanced, 3.5 mm, locking jack socket. An illuminated graphical display on the front side shows status and menu options. Dimensions: 82 x 64 x 24 (HxWxD) mm. Weight: 130g.
Included accessories: CA 2 camera adaptor, 2x AA batteries, CL 1 cable, CL 500 cable, guides.
EK100 G4 is included in the following systems:
SK 500 G4 Transmitter - Belt pack
The SK500 G4, with up to 50mW RF output power, is housed in a light-weight metal belt pack, and can be used with compatible lapel microphones, head worn microphones and higher-level signals from instruments such as guitars. It is powered by 2x AA 1.5V batteries or a BA 2015 which provide a typical operational time of 8 hours. The audio input is via a locking, 3.5mm, jack socket. An illuminated liquid crystal display (LCD) on the front facing side shows status and menu options. Dimensions (WxDxH): 64 x 24 x 82 (WxDxH) mm. Weight: 160g.
Included accessories: 2x AA batteries, pouch, guides.
SK 500 G4 is included in the following systems:
SKP 500 G4 Transmitter - Plug-on
This transmitter attaches to compatible microphones via a 3-pin XLR connector to give the same operational functionality as the SKM 500 G4 handheld transmitter. Dimensions: 43 x 43 x 105 (WxDxH) mm. Weight: 195g.
Included accessories: 2x AA batteries, POP 1 pouch with belt clip, guides.
The transmitter is offered in two configurations:
507819 SKP 500 G4 (74-4083)
This is channel 61/70 ready.
507815 SKP 500 G4 (74-4082)
This is channel 38 ready.
SKM 500 G4 Transmitter - Handheld
Building on the popularity of the SKM 500 G3, the SKM500 G4 series transmitter, with its lightweight aluminium housing, is designed for vocals whether sung or spoken. It is powered by two 1.5V AA batteries or a single BA 2015 accupack that can be inserted into the body of the microphone via a hidden threaded compartment, for an operational time of around 8 hours. All models have set-up and menu cursor buttons, multi-function switch, and fixed antenna at the base of the microphone shaft. An orange backlit screen gives the user feedback on current settings.
The transmitter is available in complete systems with a choice of three microphone capsules. They are also available as component versions without capsule, compatible with Sennheiser MMD, MME, and MMK capsules, see below. Each transmitter is offered in two configurations of the operating frequency. One is covers channels 61/70 at 790-865MHz, the other is channel 38 ready at 606-648Mhz. Dimensions: 265 x 50 (LxD) mm. Weight: 450g, including batteries.
Included accessories: MZQ 1 microphone clamp, pouch, 2x AA batteries, guides.
Microphone Heads - For handheld radiomic transmitters
All the following may be used with the EW G3 and G4 handheld radiomic transmitters; SKM 100, SKM 300 and SKM 500.
'Balanced frequency response maintains signal quality when moving on and off-axis during performance'. 'High sound pressure handling capability'.
MMD 845-1 BK - Dynamic, super-cardioid
'High feedback rejection and powerful sound are the main features of this microphone'.
MME 865-1 BK - Electret condenser, super-cardioid
'Top-notch' microphone for 'nuanced vocal reproduction'. 'Breath taking vocal sound'. Feedback-rejecting capsule. 'High brilliance', 'applicable for either voice or speech'.
This 'features the excellent acoustic properties of the wired e 935 vocal microphone'. Cardioid pick-up pattern 'provides isolation from other on-stage signals'; 'uniform on-axis and off-axis response'. 'Specially developed for use under loud on-stage conditions'. 'Makes vocals cut through the mix'. Colour: Black.
MMD 945-1 BK - Dynamic, super-cardioid
'Unsurpassed in its class with a smooth, natural sound' with 'tremendous sound clarity and feedback rejection', the MMD 945 'features the excellent acoustic properties of the wired e 945 vocal microphone'. Colour: Black.
MMK 965-1 BK - Large diaphragm, true condenser - cardioid or super-cardioid, switched
'Powerful, high-definition sound makes it one of the best microphone heads of all time. Due to its dual-membrane technology, the pick-up pattern can be easily switched between cardioid and super-cardioid for extreme versatility'. Colour: Black.
MM 435 - Dynamic, cardioid
Sennheiser describe the MM 435 capsule to have 'nuanced resolution and transparency'. It has a large diaphragm diameter and a frequency response of 40-20,000Hz. With a maximum SPL of 163dB and dynamic range of 146dB(A), MM 435 is designed for live vocals in high volume conditions.
MM 445 - Dynamic, super-cardioid
This microphone head has very similar attributes as the MM 435 however the pickup pattern is super-cardioid and is therefore more resistant to background noise and feedback.