|Manufacturer's Description: Simply the best, most affordable way to get professional caliber UHF wireless! Sennheiser's original evolution series introduced startling new technology and innovative design.
Now, they're again pushing the limits of performance, audio quality, ruggedness and ease of use. With redesigned features such as much smaller body packs, larger backlit LCD displays, AutoScan function on all receivers, 36MHz switching bandwidth, and more, evolution G2 is today's most advanced, best sounding, easy-to-use, road-worthy wireless system.
The amazing 100 Series offers 4 switchable presets (reprogrammable to any of 1,440 available frequencies), a true diversity, and - unlike other wireless systems at this price - metal construction that will stand up to the rigors of life on the road. The system features variable-level 1/4 in. TRS and XLR balanced connectors.
- Autoscan on all receivers for simple and secure frequency selection
- 1440 frequencies within a 36MHz switching bandwidth for greater tuning flexibility
- Robust metal construction for durability
- Smaller bodypack transmitters and receivers(30% smaller than current EW)
- Pilot tone squelch(defeatable for backwards compatibility with original EW systems)
- New battery concept(AA cells and rechargeable battery accessories)
- Transmitter battery status telemetry on all models
- Audio signal metering on transmitter LCD display
- External charging contacts on 300 and 500 series bodypacks
- XLR jacks on all rack-mountable units(including 100 series)
- Channel Frequencies:
- Channel A: 519.600 to 549.325 MHz (TV Channels 22-27)
- Channel B: 630.300 to 661.400 MHz (TV Channels 40-45)
- Channel C: 740.100 to 768.400 MHz (TV Channels 59-64)
Now, I don't know about you but, even though I feel I'm fairly well educated, I understood very little about what I just read. That's why it's always important to read reviews from people that actually use the product, and believe only a few from there too because some reviewers are actually false statements sometimes written by someone from the company or someone running the website. Also, sometimes even a negative review could be false as well. Maybe the negative reviewer was just a bonehead that couldn't get a good product to run for them. Who knows? Just take everything you read with an open mind. At any rate here's a review:
- Frequency Range: 518-554, 626-662, 740-776, 786-822, 830-866MHz
- Switchable Frequencies: 1440
- Af Freq Response: 40-18000Hz
- Signal To Noise Ratio: >110dB
- Compander System: HDX HDX
- Pilot Tone: 32768kHz, deafeatable
- Weight: approx.1100g
- Dimensions: 212mm x 145mm x 38mm
- Squelch: Low: 5dB
- Product Documents
"The best all-round wireless unit I've used."
Feature: Autoscan frequencies, or manual select. AA Batteries last a long time, and rechargeables last quite long, too.
Quality: Robust. Metal. Short, though antenna. Metal 1/8" plug with retaining screw ring to set guitar cord to transmitter pack (solid). Perfect record in live use from our last tour. Clear. Range. Long battery life. Kiss your 9 volt pile goodbye.
Value: You get what you pay for. Not the least expensive, but (nearly) flawless in on stage use. See "pilot freq." notes below. My next wireless will be other units like this.
Desirability: Very good ergonomics / use / size. The best wireless unit I've used.
Sound: Clear, no drop outs. Good range.
Support: On this unit, support not used, but on previous Senn unit the support was iffy on a tough technical issue - no one had an answer, no further help was offered. No complaints on the use of the unit - this is the third Senn unit used, all have been as advertised.
Overall: ONE issue - the "pilot" frequency can fool itself and cancel if the reciever antennas are too close together in a rack. This pilot freq is the "auto hush" circuit that keeps an unused transmitter church quiet when the guitar is not transmitting. Watch your antenna placement (relative to each other), and all is well. Senn gents - please update your manual - this is important for frustrated non-techies.