Sennheiser Announces New Components for EW-DX Mic System Are Now Shipping
Sennheiser has announced that new components of the EW-DX microphone system are shipping and available to customers. With initial components released last year, EW-DX “simplifies professional workflows by utilizing refined technologies to deliver a digital UHF system that can be scaled with ease.”
Among the newly available products are a two-channel Dante receiver in a half-rack size, a network charger with cascading, and an active directional wall-mounted antenna. In addition to the new hardware, Sennheiser’s Control Cockpit, Wireless Systems Manager and Smart Assist App software has been updated to include support for the new EW-DX components.
Adding to the two-channel receiver without Dante, Sennheiser now offers the EW-DX EM 2 Dante, a half-rack (9.5”) two-channel receiver, which allows for various network modes to integrate into existing workflows. The receivers have a switching bandwidth of up to 88 MHz, which can translate — thanks to Sennheiser’s equidistant spacing — to up to 146 channels in standard mode and up to 293 in link density mode.
Earlier this year, CHG 70N, a non-cascading variant of the EW-DX 2-bay network charger, began shipping to customers. Today, Sennheiser announced the replacement for CHG 70N, a network charger that can be cascaded (up to 5 network charger units), named CHG 70N-C.
The AWM wall-mount antenna is an active directional antenna for use with Evolution Wireless Digital microphone systems. It can be connected to any stationary Evolution Wireless Digital receiver or EW-D ASA antenna splitter. AWM is available in the following product variants:
- AWM UHF I (470-694 MHz)
- AWM UHF II (823-1075 MHz)
- AWM 1G8 (1785-1805 MHz)
- AWM wall-mount antenna
Sennheiser allows customers to monitor and control its audio solutions with centralized software for various use cases. For customers using EW-DX in corporate or educational environments during lectures or meetings, Sennheiser Control Cockpit version 7.1.0 now includes support for the following new EW-DX products:
- EW-DX EM 2 Dante Receiver
- EW-DX Table Stand Transmitters (available early 2024)
- EW-DX CHG 70N-C Cascading Network Charger
The Sennheiser Control Cockpit provides a global overview of all network-enabled devices at all times. It shows all status information at a glance and makes setting adjustments for one or multiple devices simultaneously very easy.
For operators in multi-channel live audio environments, such as music or theatre performances, the Sennheiser Wireless Systems Manager 4.7.0 supports all EW-DX products for setup, monitoring and control.
For operation of smaller setups, Sennheiser’s new Smart Assist App version 2.1.1 provides automated setup, operation and monitoring using any iOS or Android device. An intelligent setup function automatically creates reliable wireless connections, no wireless expertise required.
Creative Technology (CT) is a multi-national provider of technology, project management and creative solutions for the live events and system integration markets, and part of the NEP Group, a leading global broadcaster. Recently, the company’s US-based operation (CTUS) worked with Sennheiser on the design and specification of a comprehensive wireless audio kit that featured its EW-DX wireless system to ensure reliable and audio for its customers. CTUS has assembled and deployed 140 custom wireless microphone kits — each with the Sennheiser EW-DX wireless system at its core — to streamline its ability to deliver high-quality audio for mission-critical events across the U.S.A.
In addition to the EW-DX TS three and five-pin table stand transmitters in all frequency ranges, a four-channel Dante receiver with full 19” rack size is expected to be available mid-2024.