IBC 2017: Sony announces a new generation DWX Series digital wireless microphone system with 1.2ms latency

At IBC 2017, Sony is announcing a new generation digital wireless microphone system to meet the demands for theatres and live applications. The latest DWX series provides high-quality sound with low audio latency of 1.2ms, reliable operation by using a high dynamic range RF circuit and four diversity antenna operation, and supports Dante, a digital audio over IP networking technology. 

Since its debut in 2008, Sony’s innovative DWX series has been widely adopted to streamline workflows for multiple applications including live events, news gathering, theatres, field production, broadcast studios, as well as sound recording. Successfully deployed at various field operations with positive customer case studies, the digital wireless microphone system seamlessly brings world-leading analogue microphone and wireless audio transmission technologies into the digital domain.

Building on the DWX-N series, the new third generation system includes the DWT-B03R digital wireless transmitter, the DWR-R03D digital wireless receiver, the BC-DWX1 battery charger and the ECM-77LM electret condenser microphone.

DWT-B03R The small, lightweight and sweat-proof bodypack transmitter is ideal for theatre, drama and movie production. It offers a remarkably low audio latency of 1.2ms, with 148MHz wideband operation. It utilises a rechargeable Li-ion battery that equips users with many hours of battery operation time.

DWR-R03D The 1U wideband two channel rackmount receiver is equipped with Dante, a digital audio over IP networking technology. It supports redundancy and headphone monitoring, as well as multi-channel network audio. Accompanied with a high dynamic range RF circuit that has excellent input characteristics for great receiving performance, and four diversity antenna operation, the digital wireless receiver achieves reliable transmission stability. Wireless Studio software is compatible with DWR-R03D and BC-DWX1.

BC-DWX1 The battery charger for DWT-B03R and NP-BX1 is equipped with PoE (Power over Ethernet) capabilities. Users can monitor the charging status via PC software, and can also charge up to two bodypacks or two batteries at one time. The interlocking mechanism allows easy integration for storage and transportation.

ECM-77LM The new addition ECM-77LM miniature, omnidirectional electret condenser microphone now utilises the small three-pin connector. It provides a wide frequency response, high sensitivity, and low-noise characteristics.

The new generation digital wireless microphone system is scheduled for release from spring 2018. Sony will be exhibiting at IBC, stand 13.A10, RAI Amsterdam from 15 to 19 September.

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