Sennheiser unveils mini-bodypack for Digital 6000
At IBC 2018, Sennheiser will be previewing the SK 6212, a mini-bodypack transmitter for the Digital 6000 wireless microphone system. Available in early 2019, the mini-transmitter will be an ideal choice for any broadcast, theatre, musical or live audio show that requires an inconspicuous, ultra-compact and lightweight package with the same reliable and spectrum-efficient transmission as that offered by the other Digital 6000 transmitters.
“Sound engineers have been eagerly awaiting this product: The SK 6212 is miniature in size but big on sound, using the proprietary Sennheiser audio codec of Digital 6000 and Digital 9000,” said Tom Vollmers, Senior Product Manager Pro Audio. “And what is more: Like the bigger transmitters, it is intermodulation-free and hence extremely spectrum-efficient, frequencies can simply be placed in an equidistant grid.”
With comfortably rounded corners and edges, the mini-bodypack is about 63 x 47 x 20 millimetres in size and a weight of approx. 112g including battery.
The engineer has full control over the mini-transmitter via an OLED display and function buttons. As with all Digital 6000 transmitters, the SK 6212 can be IR sync’ed, saving time and hassle – especially in live environments. The flexible antenna is detachable and field replaceable. Special effort was put into ensuring a good level of moisture resistance for the SK 6212, which features an additional inner sealing.
The mini-transmitter is powered by a removable BA 62 lithium-polymer battery with a spectacular operating time of up to 12 hours. This means no more stress with battery life during long shows, especially if the bodypacks must be given to the dressing or make-up room a few hours before the actual show starts. The BA 62 battery can conveniently be recharged in the L 6000 rack-mount charger using the new LM 6062 charging module.
As part of the Digital 6000 family, the SK 6212 is not only compatible with the 6000 series receivers – including the analogue/digital EK 6042 camera receiver – but also with the receiver of the Digital 9000 series when in Long Range Mode. The mini-bodypack will become available in early 2019.