Australian microphone maker RODE has announced an interesting wireless system named as RodeLink Wireless Filmmaker Kit.
This wireless microphone system operates in the Series II 2.4 GHz band and can be used worldwide at this frequency. Unlike Sennheiser and the higher end Lectrosonics, which can only operate on different frequencies in different countries thereby limiting their use, the Rode system can be used worldwide. Hence as a filmmaker you can now carry your wireless microphone system abroad for use.
The RodeLink Wireless Filmmaker Kit also uses 128 bit encryption which is sent on two channels simultaneously. It provides 24bit/44.1K signal over 100meters. It is also USB as well as AA battery powered.
Unlike my Sennheiser G3, it has got internal antenna. So another botheration of packing will be over as the antenna of my Sennheiser G3 kit needs more space. The transmitter as well as receiver weigh 190 gms each.
A broadcast quality lavalier microphone is also included in the kit. The price mentioned in 399 usd. It costs considerably less than my Sennheiser G3 kit. It would be available in mid march.
This kit will surely be added to my audio equipment the moment it is available.
Detailed Specifications of the Rodelink Wireless Filmmaker Kit
Transmission type 2.4GHz Fixed Frequency Agile System System dynamic range 112dB Range (distance) 100m Frequency range 35Hz - 22kHz Maximum output level 1v Rms (2.8v P-p) Max input signal level 1v Rms (2.8v P-p) Max latency 4ms
Power source 2 X AA Battery Or MicroUSB Antenna Internal Output connection 3.5mm TRS Locking Jack Socket - Dual Mono Output impedance 300Ω Dimensions 111mm X 65mm X 52mm Weight 190gm
Power source 2 X AA Battery Or MicroUSB Antenna Internal Output connection 3.5mm TRS Locking Jack Socket Output impedance 10kΩ Dimensions 111mm X 65mm X 40mm Weight 190gm
Acoustic Principle Pressure Gradient Active Electronics JFET impedance converter Capsule 0.10" Address Type End Frequency Range 60Hz - 18kHz Output Impedance 3000Ω Maximum SPL 110dB SPL (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1KΩ load) Maximum Output Level 189.0dBu (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1KΩ load Sensitivity -33.5dB re 1 Volt/Pascal (21.00mV @ 94 dB SPL) +/- 2 dB @ 1kHz Equivalent Noise Level (A-weighted) 25dB-A Weight 1.00gm Dimensions 12.00mmH x 4.50mmW x 4.50mmD Warranty 10 year warranty