At the 2017 NAMM Show, held from January 19-22 in Anaheim, California, audio specialist Sennheiser will be launching new frequency variants of its evolution wireless ew 300 G3 and ew 500 G3 radio microphones. The new models have been designed to anticipate forthcoming changes in spectrum allocation in the USA and Canada, with the wireless microphone and monitoring systems now available in an A1 variant that covers the 470 to 516 MHz range.
As demand for mobile broadband services in North America increases, the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Department of Industry of Canada (IC) have agreed on a future reallocation of spectrum in the UHF band to accommodate these evolving needs. The 600 MHz range, which is currently used for TV broadcast and wireless microphones, will be repurposed based on the results of a spectrum auction.
The new variants of the presentation-focused ew 300 G3 and the top-of-the-line ew 500 G3 for music and stage applications anticipate these future spectrum reallocations to offer powerful, rugged and reliable wireless microphone systems that are ready for the demands of performances today and into the future.
“Our evolution wireless G3 series has been created to anticipate and exceed the expectations and needs of those with the very highest standards for their stage and presentation equipment. With its exceptional performance, absolute ruggedness and reliability, this series has been designed to last,” explains Martin Fischer, product manager for Sennheiser’s Live Performance and Music segment: “Thus, when offering systems that can take the rigours of any performance or event, we are committed to making these futureproof too – ready for a spectrum reallocation that is expected to take place several years hence. It’s a further reason to count on the absolute dependability of ew G3 systems.”
The ew 300 G3-A1 and ew 500 G3-A1 are available now in the U.S. and Canada.
Shaping the future of audio and creating unique sound experiences for customers – this aim unites Sennheiser employees and partners worldwide. Founded in 1945, Sennheiser is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of headphones, microphones and wireless transmission systems. With 21 sales subsidiaries and long-established trading partners, the company is active in more than 50 countries and operates its own production facilities in Germany, Ireland, Romania and the USA. Since 2013, Sennheiser has been managed by Daniel Sennheiser and Dr. Andreas Sennheiser, the third generation of the family to run the company. In 2017, the Sennheiser Group generated turnover totaling €667.7 million.