Sennheiser AVX-MKE2 SET Digital Camera-Mount Wireless Omni Lavalier Microphone System (1.9 GHz)

Sennheiser AVX-MKE2 SET Digital Camera-Mount Wireless Omni Lavalier Microphone System (1.9 GHz)
Key Features
  • Fast-Setup System for DIY Videographer
  • MKE 2 Professional Omni Lav Mic
  • Lightweight Bodypack Transmitter
  • Ultra-Compact Plug-In Receiver
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The ultra-compact Sennheiser AVX-MKE2 SET provides professional videographers, video journalists, or vloggers with a dependable wireless microphone system that's so easy to use, it's like having a dedicated sound engineer on set handling audio tasks.
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Sennheiser MKE2 SET Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2It Goes Where You Go
  • 3Setup Made Simple
  • 4Clear and Natural Speech
  • 5Protected Wireless Transmission
  • 6Smart Power Management
  • 7Other Features

The ultra-compact Sennheiser AVX-MKE2 SET provides professional videographers, video journalists, or vloggers with a dependable wireless microphone system that's so easy to use, it's like having a dedicated sound engineer on set handling audio tasks.

Made with simplicity in mind, but without compromising audio quality, this self-configuring digital system handles time-consuming frequency setup and mic-level adjustments for you, so you're ready to shoot within seconds. Now, you can focus on the other critical elements vying for your attention during a shoot, and confidently record crisp, clear audio on your camcorder, DSLR, or mirrorless camera.

This set comes with a camera-mount receiver, a bodypack transmitter, and a professional MKE 2 omnidirectional miniature lavalier mic, ideal for projects ranging from broadcast TV and documentaries to wedding videos, corporate videos, and hands-free interviews.

It Goes Where You Go

  • The lightweight AVX system is easy to carry with you when every ounce counts. The roadworthy bodypack transmitter features a rugged metal chassis with a form factor even smaller than the EW G4. A locking connector ensures that your lav doesn’t detach at a critical moment, while a convenient switch allows you to mute your mic, and the display shows battery life and signal strength.
  • The black MKE 2 lavalier mic's miniature form factor makes it easy to conceal, while its unique Umbrella Diaphragm delivers moisture-resistant performance.
  • The discreet receiver plugs directly into the XLR input of your camcorder and rotates 320° to get out of the way of lights or other accessories you may have mounted on your camera. An AF button on the receiver allows you to adjust the output level to your camera, if necessary. In addition, the receiver comes with a shoe mount and 3.5mm output cable, making it a great fit for DSLR and mirrorless shooters.

Setup Made Simple

Automatically Finds a Clean Channel

  • The digital AVX automatically finds the cleanest frequency in the 1.9 GHz band as soon as you power up the receiver.

Fast Pairing

  • A long press of the Pair button on both receiver and transmitter links the two devices. Once the indicator LED turns green, you’re good to go.
(Note that the AVX is a peer-to-peer system, meaning the transmitter can only be paired with one receiver).

Clear and Natural Speech

  • Popular with industry professionals, the MKE 2 omnidirectional lavalier microphone delivers a natural, broadcast-quality sound optimized for speech intelligibility. Its omnidirectional polar pattern ensures that the sound remains consistent, even when the speaker’s head moves away from the mic.
  • The AVX's automatic mic-level control takes full advantage of the system's wide dynamic range to deliver consistent speech without clipping and distortion, even when your talent goes from a whisper to a scream.
  • The system delivers 24-bit/48 kHz audio with an extended 20 Hz to 20 kHz frequency response, for pristine, nuanced recordings.

Protected Wireless Transmission

  • The AVX operates in the license-free 1.9 GHz band—away from TV and Wi-Fi interference—to create a wireless peer-to-peer connection, for clean audio without drop outs at a range up to 98’.
  • The system automatically finds the cleanest frequency, free from RF interference.
  • If interference is detected, the AVX automatically increases the power on the transmitter—up to 250 mW—to overcome the problem.
  • If the increase in power isn’t sufficient, the system substitutes a clear frequency well before the audio signal itself is affected, for clean, worry-free sound.

Smart Power Management

  • The AVX transmitter and receiver both feature removable, lithium-ion batteries that are recharged via the USB port.
  • The transmitter gives you up to 15 hours of battery life, while the receiver is limited to 4 hours.
  • The receiver turns itself on and off when it senses phantom power from your camcorder, extending battery life in the field.
  • The transmitter and receiver can also be powered through their USB ports allowing them to run for numerous hours on a USB power pack or indefinitely, if you have access to AC.
  • The included BA 30 battery for the transmitter and BA 20 for the receiver are available separately, so you can have fully charged spare batteries ready in the field.

Other Features

  • Up to eight AVX systems can operate simultaneously in the same area
  • AES 256-bit encryption for secure communication
  • Made in Germany
UPC: 615104243064

Sennheiser MKE2 SET Specs

Wireless TransmissionDigital 1.9 GHz
Included Transmitters1 x Bodypack with Microphone
DiversityAntenna Diversity
RF Frequency Band 1920 to 1930 MHz
Max Operating Range98' / 29.9 m (Line of Sight)
Max Systems per Setup8
Sample Rate/Resolution48 kHz / 24-Bit
Latency19 ms
Dynamic Range>120 dBA
EncryptionAES 256
ModulationGFSK (with Back Channel)
Form FactorCamera-Mount
Mounting OptionsPlug-In, Shoe-Mount (with Included Hardware)
Antenna1 x External, Fixed (Top-Mount)
Number of Audio Channels1
Audio I/O1 x XLR 3-Pin Male Balanced Mic Output
Audio Output LevelXLR Output:
-30 to 0 dB (Balanced)
USB/Lightning Connectivity1 x Micro-USB (Bus Power, Charging)
Power RequirementsBattery, Bus Power (USB)
Battery Type1 x Sennheiser Accupack (Included)
Approx. Battery Life4 Hours (Lithium Rechargeable)
Display & Indicators1 x LED (Battery Status, Level)
Dimensions0.8 x 2 x 3.2" / 21 x 51 x 81 mm
Weight3.1 oz / 87 g (with Batteries)
Transmitter 1
Form FactorBodypack with Microphone
RF Output PowerUp to 250 mW (Country-Specific)
Audio I/O1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female Unbalanced Input (Lockable)
MutingMute Switch
Audio Input Level1.5 V RMS (Mic Level)
3.1 V RMS (Line Level)
Signal ProcessingNone
Frequency Response20 Hz to 20 kHz (Line)
Antenna1 x External, Fixed (Beltpack)
Power RequirementsBattery, Bus Power (USB)
Battery Type1 x Sennheiser Accupack (Included)
Approx. Battery Life15 Hours (Lithium Rechargeable)
USB/Lightning Connectivity1 x Micro-USB (Bus Power, Charging)
Display & Indicators1 x LCD (Battery Status, Signal Strength)
Dimensions0.9 x 2.6 x 3.9" / 24 x 65 x 100 mm
Weight3.1 oz / 87 g (without Batteries)
Form FactorLavalier
Sound FieldMono
Polar PatternOmnidirectional
Frequency Range20 Hz to 20 kHz
Equivalent Noise Level26 dB A-Weighted
Maximum SPL142 dB SPL Peak
Sensitivity5 mV/Pa at 1 kHz
Output Connectors1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Male Unbalanced (Lockable)
Cable Length5.25' / 1.6 m
Operating Voltage7.5 V
Weight0.6 oz / 17 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.9 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)12.7 x 6.8 x 3"
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Does the transmitter produce phantom power- I’d ...

Does the transmitter produce phantom power- I’d like to plug it into a shotgun mic.
Asked by: Marc
No it doesnt
Answered by: Siddharth
Date published: 2021-04-05

Audio amateur here . 2 questions. For bmpcc 6k ...

Audio amateur here . 2 questions. For bmpcc 6k rig id like to record with a shotgun and also a wireless mic system with lavs . Can I use something like the beachtek mcc2 to run a shotgun and this setup and have individual control over both levels ? If yes, is that mcc2 a good unit to use or is there something better ? If the answer is yes to the above question , how many lavs could I run off the wireless receiver ? I’d like to be able to record the room with the shotgun and have lavs on 3-4 people at the same time. Can I make them all separate tracks if I want to only use a few or would they all be embedded as one audio file. Also, would there be any issue in delay between the shotgun and the lavs? Is there a bette way to achieve what I’m trying to accomplish. Long question thank you !! I’m a one man band
Asked by: seth
Yes, you can use the Beachtek MCC-2 to connect both a wireless mic system and shotgun mic to the BMPCC 6K, and the MCC-2 does provide separate level controls for each channel. Since the MCC-2 is a passive two-channel adapter, the shotgun mic would need to have its own power supply (battery) since the MCC-2 can not supply power for the mics. There are other two-channel camera adapters available that are active (battery powered) and offer more features like XLR inputs with phantom power and 3.5mm inputs with plug-in power. There would not be a problem with delay in the audio between the mics on each channel. With regard to the AVX-MKE2 wireless lavalier system, only one lavalier microphone can be connected to the transmitter and only one transmitter can be paired with the receiver. You will need separate complete AVX-MKE2 wireless systems (mic with transmitter and receiver) for each person and a separate mixer to connect multiple wireless mic systems. If you record the audio in the camera, then all tracks are embedded. If you want to record audio for multiple mics and have each mic on a separate track, then it would be best to record them using a separate multitrack audio recorder such as the Zoom H6 which offers six inputs and six tracks, or another multitrack recorder. That would allow you to have control of the individual mics and tracks. You can sync the audio with the video in post production. Since there are numerous options available, please feel free to contact us directly and we can help you to put together a system that will be best suited for your needs.
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2020-10-14


Do these break easily??? Should I get square trade for this set???
Asked by: Andy N.
Solid like a tank, all metal except for the blue antenna cover, also very strong. I didn't even need to use the foam box, I put the transmitter/receiver and 2 extra batteries for each in a small box all together for three years now...
Answered by: Adrian
Date published: 2020-07-18


Is it possible to turn off the Automatic Sensitivity Adjustment or whatever its auto gain is called?
Asked by: Anonymous
The AVX system is very clever, it transmits any signal without clipping. Just sends bigger numbers... What you adjust at the receiver is how strong a signal you want, in 4 steps, depending on your camera, etc. AVX does NOT do any automatic adjustment.
Answered by: Adrian
Date published: 2020-07-16


How long do the batteries last on a full charge?
Asked by: Razaq K.
The transmitter is bigger and lasts forever, 5-7hrs The receiver is smaller, 2-3 hrs so you better get a backup battery, which is very easy to change.
Answered by: Adrian
Date published: 2020-07-16


Is the latency noticeable when comparing to TC synced footage?
Asked by: Michael
The AVX total latency is 19ms, same as echo from a wall 10ft ahead. Not noticeable live, but can be adjusted for in post production.
Answered by: Adrian
Date published: 2020-07-16

Will a regulated DTap to MicroUSB Cable (output ...

Will a regulated DTap to MicroUSB Cable (output 5V) be able to power/charge receiver? Like this one: GyroVu D-Tap to Micro-USB Regulated Adapter Cable (30")
Asked by: Huay-Bing
I charge both proprietary batteries from a garbage brand usb charger regularly in the field in my backpack. I’m not saying that’s ideal for battery life long term, but I only have one backup battery for each and when I change batts I put the other on usb charge, with that you should be in good shape for a long time. I’ve never had to go back to battery one (6hrs maybe total, so not a full production day but for a solo event shooter it’s fine) but I would imagine two batteries with the first one immediately put back on generic usb charge would still get you almost a full charge while the other ran so you’d get close to unlimited with only two batteries for each, don’t hold me to this, but get two for each and with 5v you should be in good shape.
Answered by: Ken
Date published: 2020-07-17


The Best Settings for Canon 5D Mark 4 in Wedding? Thanks in Advance
Asked by: Jun Lee C.
There are no specific best settings to use with this product in any given situation. Your best bet will be to experiment with different settings and run tests to see the results.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2019-11-11
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