04/18/2016 Wedemark/Las Vegas
NAB 2016 marks the US launch of Sennheiser’s brand-new EK 6042 slot-in camera receiver, which was previewed earlier at IBC. The true-diversity, two-channel EK 6042 can work with analogue and digital Sennheiser transmitters or – a world first – a mix thereof, across a bandwidth of 184 MHz. It is an ideal partner to Sennheiser’s top-of-the-range Digital 9000 series and all analogue transmitters that feature HiDyn plus or HDX companders. The EK 6042 auto-configures for these transmitters via IR, saving set-up time and hassle for broadcast and filming crews who place a high value on sound quality and wireless reliability.
“The EK 6042 two-channel camera receiver is an extremely versatile and frequency-agile tool – a “one for all” receiver that will be the go-to solution for Sennheiser wireless users,” said Tobias von Allwörden, product manager, Sennheiser Broadcast & Media. “A further asset is its exceptional ease-of-use, including the auto-configuration feature and the option of conveniently programming the camera receiver via a web interface. As a true-diversity receiver with four separate receiver circuits, the EK 6042 is extra-reliable, even in difficult RF environments.”
For use with digital and analogue Sennheiser transmitters
The EK 6042 will work with any current Sennheiser series from Digital 9000 in long-range mode, to the 5000/3000, and even the 2000 and evolution wireless G3, automatically identifying the transmitter via an IR link. The camera receiver will choose its own operating mode accordingly, and automatically select the appropriate bandwidth and frequency in the UHF range between 470 and 654 MHz. Even older series transmitters such as the venerable SK 50 and SK 250 can be used, all that needs to be done is to enter the fixed transmitter frequencies via the receiver’s web interface.
Convenient programming via a web interface
Via its USB connector, the EK 6042 can be connected to PC or Mac platforms and configured via the browser. There is no need to install any software. For example, users can enter transmitter profiles and lists of managed or licensed frequencies, and also import or export data.
Two separately available adaptors (15-pin and 25-pin) ensure compatibility with all common camera brands. For example, the EK 6042 receiver is SuperSlot-compatible and works seamlessly with Sound Devices equipment. The same goes for ARRI, Panasonic (both Unislot) and Sony cameras.
For camcorders without an audio receiver slot, the EK 6042 can be camera mounted using a special backpanel adaptor, which is available as an accessory. If the camera does not supply power to the receiver, a “piggyback” power adaptor can be attached to this housing and fitted with two hot-swappable BA 61 battery packs that allow an exact read-out of the remaining operating time.
The EK 6042 also features an auxiliary output on its top, which can be used for feeding audio externally to Sony cameras or for splitting the audio to any other device.
The new EK 6042 camera receiver will be available from June 2016.Visit Sennheiser and Neumann at NAB, Booth No. N5729
EK 6042 technical data (excerpt)
EK 6042 technical data (excerpt)
|Receiver principle||Super-heterodyne with digital demodulation|
|Diversity||true diversity (2 x 2 receivers)|
|Receiver compatibility|| digital modulation: Digital 9000, long-range mode
wideband FM: HiDyn plus, HDX
|Frequency range||470 to 654 MHz|
|Switching bandwidth||184 MHz, in steps of 5 kHz|
|Sensitivity|| 90 dBm (digital modulation) at first audio dist.
-94 dBm (wideband FM) at 52 dB audio SNR
|Adjacent channel rejection||typ. 70 dB|
|Audio frequency reponse||40 to 20,000 Hz (+/-3 dB)|
|Dynamics||typ. 110 dB (A)|
|THD|| typ. 0.03% (digital modulation)
typ. 0.2% (wideband FM)
|Latency|| 3.0 ms (AES3, digital modulation)
1.5 ms (AES3, wideband FM)
|Audio outputs|| 5-pin mini-XLR-M, balanced
MAIN 1 and 2, digital: 0 dBFs, AES3, 48 kHz, 24 bit
MAIN 1 and 2, analogue: -22 dBu to +8 dBu(adjustable)
AUX 1 and 2, analogue: -22 dBu to +8 dBu (adjustable)
|Configuration port||micro-USB socket, type B|
Mac is a trademark of Apple Inc. Sound Devices and SuperSlot are trademarks of Sound Devices, LLC. Sony is a trademark of Sony Corporation. ARRI is a trademark of Arnold & Richter Cine Technik GmbH & Co. Betriebs KG. Panasonic is a trademark of Panasonic Corporation. Unislot is a trademark of Ikegami Tsushinki Co., Ltd.
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