Sennheiser have finally joined the 2.4GHz race with their new EW D1 series of wireless microphones. Following in the footsteps of Line 6, AKG and Audio Technica, Sennheiser are now offering a system that looks to offer the quality you would expect from a Sennheiser wireless system on the 2.4GHz wireless range.
The range will look familiar to those already accustomed to the Sennheiser wireless family. In the vocal range we have the EW D1-835 and the EW D1-845. The presenter system comes with the very popular ME2 mic and is aptly called the EW D1-ME2. The Headset system includes the clunky yet reliable ME3 headset and is called the EW D1-ME3.
It seems from their marketing that these are being aimed at the gigging musician/ bands rather than the install market. They are even running a competition aimed at bands at the time of this blog going to press. Here’s the video trailer for anyone interested….Warning, contains Chesney Hawks and much cheesiness
2.4GHz digital wireless systems offer a sound that is uncompressed and therefore should sound better than their analogue cousins. By rights, you should be able to put the EW135 and the new EW D1-835 next to each other and have better/less compressed sound from the D1. We are yet to test this but that’s the theory anyway. 2.4GHz wireless microphones also have the benefit of being licence-free in the UK. Sennheiser state that in the ‘right conditions’, you can run up to 15 systems together without a licence. Please note that the phrase ‘right conditions’ is key here and we would advise anyone looking at running multiple systems to call us or speak with Sennheiser first to see what is recommended.
The Sennheiser D1 2.4GHz Wireless Microphone systems have caught our attention and as wireless microphone specialists in the UK, we can’t wait to get our hands on these (a matter of days) and give them the once over. With the Freeport aside, Sennheiser have always seemed to offer high-end wireless microphone systems and we think the EW D1 systems might be the new leader in the 2.4GHz market.
If you are looking at a single system or a complete racked and ready wireless microphone system, give us a call on 0845 125 9409 and we will be happy to chat.
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