Sennheiser just unveiled a new slot-in camera receiver that redefines compatibility: the EK 6042 is a true-diversity, two-channel receiver that can work with both analog and digital Sennheiser transmitters across a bandwidth of 184 MHz. Designed for Sennheiser’s Digital 9000 series, it and can operate with all analog transmitters that feature Sennheiser’s HiDyn plus or HDX companders. The receiver will become available in spring 2016.
The camera receiver chooses its own operating mode depending on the transmitter, and also selects the appropriate bandwidth and frequency in the UHF range between 470 and 654 MHz. As a true diversity receiver with four separate receiver circuits, the EK 6042 is extra-reliable, even in difficult RF environments.
The EK 6042 can be combined with either a 15-pin adapter to slot directly into Sony cameras, or a 25-pin adapter for Unislot- and SuperSlot-compatible devices.
For camcorders without an audio receiver slot, a special backpanel adapter for the EK 6042 is available as an accessory. If the camera does not supply power to the receiver, a “piggyback” power adapter can be attached to this housing and fitted with two hot-swappable BA 61 battery packs.
The EK 6042 camera receiver will become available in spring 2016. Here are the details.