The system includes an ME 4 clip-on cardioid microphone. This is a great wireless setup for electronic news gathering or other run and gun shooting. Extraneous background noise gets blocked thanks to the wireless system’s high-directivity. Reception stays strong as the upgraded receiver’s line cable functions as a second antenna for adaptive-diversity operation.
Both the Sennheiser SK 100 G3 bodypack transmitter and the EK 100 G3 diversity receiver boast sturdy metal housings, have illuminated graphic displays, 4-step battery indication, and can be synchronized via wireless infrared interfaces. The system has a pilot tone squelch for eliminating RF interference when the transmitter is turned off. An automatic frequency scanner searches for available frequencies.
Retail Price: $600
A major player in Sennheiser’s new evolution G3 wireless series, the Sennheiser EW 100-ENG G3 ENG set offers a great amount of flexibility for portable recording indoors or outdoors. Its SKP 100 G3 plug-on transmitter transforms XLR equipped devices (such as microphones and mixing consoles) into wireless devices by simply plugging the unit in. The bodypack transmitter, as well as the plug on, can by synced up to the receiver with the simple push of a button.
A very small high-quality omni-directional clip-on microphone completes this set.
Retail Price: $780