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

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Key Features
  • Fast-Setup System for DIY Videographer
  • MKE 2 Professional Omni Lav Mic
  • Lightweight Bodypack Transmitter
  • Ultracompact Plug-In Receiver
The ultracompact 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.

Sennheiser MKE2 SET Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2
  • 3It Goes Where You Go
  • 4Setup Made Simple
  • 5Clear and Natural Speech
  • 6Protected Wireless Transmission
  • 7Power Management
  • 8Other Features
The ultracompact 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.
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.
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.
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 250mW—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.
Power Management
  • The AVX receiver features a removable, lithium-ion battery that is recharged via the USB port.
  • The transmitter includes a BA 30 rechargeable battery pack that will power it for up to 15 hours.
  • The receiver turns itself on and off when it senses phantom power from your camcorder, extending battery life in the field.
  • The receiver can also be powered through its USB port, allowing it to run for numerous hours on a USB power pack or indefinitely, if you have access to AC.
  • The BA 20 battery for the receiver is also available separately, so you can have a fully charged spare battery 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

Sennheiser MKE2 SET Specs

Key Specs
Wireless Technology
Digital 1.9 GHz
Included Transmitters
1x Bodypack with Microphone
Diversity
Antenna Diversity
Max Operating Range
98' / 29.9 m (Line of Sight)
Receiver Type
Camera-Mount
Microphone Type
Lavalier
Polar Pattern
Omnidirectional
System
Wireless Technology
Digital 1.9 GHz
Included Transmitters
1x Bodypack with Microphone
Diversity
Antenna Diversity
RF Frequency Band
1920 to 1930 MHz
RF Bandwidth
10 MHz
RF Channel Scanning
Auto-Scan
Max Operating Range
98' / 29.9 m (Line of Sight)
Max Transmitters per Band
8
Built-In Recorder
No
Timecode Support
No
Mobile App Compatible
No
Sample Rate/Resolution
48 kHz / 24-Bit
Latency
19 ms
Dynamic Range
>120 dBA
Encryption
No
Modulation
GFSK (with Back Channel)
Receiver
Receiver Type
Camera-Mount
Mounting Options
Plug-In, Shoe-Mount (with Included Hardware)
Antenna
1x External, Fixed (Top-Mount)
Number of Audio Channels
1
Audio I/O
1x XLR 3-Pin Male Balanced Mic Output
Audio Output Level
XLR Output:
-30 to 0 dB (Balanced)
Phantom Power Protection
No
Network I/O
No
USB/Lightning Connectivity
No
Power Requirements
Battery, Bus Power (USB)
Battery Type
1x Sennheiser Battery Pack (Included, Replaceable)
Approx. Battery Life
4 Hours (Lithium Rechargeable)
Display & Indicators
1x LED (Battery Status, Level)
Housing
Metal
Dimensions
0.8 x 2 x 3.2" / 21 x 51 x 81 mm
Weight
3.1 oz / 87 g (with Batteries)
Transmitter
Transmitter Type
Bodypack with Microphone
RF Output Power
Up to 250 mW (Country-Specific)
Audio I/O
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female Unbalanced Input (Locking)
Pad
No
Muting
Mute Switch
Audio Input Level
1.5 V RMS (Mic Level)
3.1 V RMS (Line Level)
Auto-Level Control
No
Signal Processing
No
Frequency Response
20 Hz to 20 kHz (Line)
Antenna
1x External, Fixed (Beltpack)
Power Requirements
Battery, Bus Power (USB)
Battery Type
1x Sennheiser Battery Pack (Included, Replaceable)
Internal Battery Capacity
2030 mAh
Approx. Battery Life
15 Hours (Rechargeable)
USB/Lightning I/O
1x Micro-USB (Bus Power, Charging)
Display & Indicators
1x LCD (Battery Status, Signal Strength)
Housing
Metal
Dimensions
0.9 x 2.6 x 3.9" / 24 x 65 x 100 mm
Weight
3.1 oz / 87 g (without Batteries)
Microphone
Microphone Type
Lavalier
Color
Black
Sound Field
Mono
Capsule
Condenser
Polar Pattern
Omnidirectional
Frequency Range
20 Hz to 20 kHz
Equivalent Noise Level
26 dB A-Weighted
Maximum SPL
142 dB SPL Peak
Sensitivity
5 mV/Pa at 1 kHz
Output Connector
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Male Unbalanced (Locking)
Cable Length
5.25' / 1.6 m
Operating Voltage
7.5 V
Weight
0.6 oz / 17 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
12.7 x 6.8 x 3"

Sennheiser MKE2 SET Reviews

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question

The Best Settings for Canon 5D Mark 4 in Wedding? Thanks in Advance
Asked by: Jun Lee
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

question

Does it come with a shirt clip for your lav mic?
Asked by: Stephen D.
A black clip is included.
Answered by: Mark S.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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

question

Can I connect two MKE2 Lavalier in one EKP XLR Receiver? Example: an interview with two people talking.
Asked by: Victor B.
No you can not. Anytime two transmitters are being used, you would also need a dual channel receiver. As of now, the Sennheiser AVX system has not come out with a dual channel receiver. You would need to complete systems in order to use two mics.
Answered by: Jacob C.
Date published: 2018-08-26

When used with audio recorders, does it use ...

When used with audio recorders, does it use fantom power or built in battery?
Asked by: Feroze
It's battery powered.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-05-21

Is there any protective case for the body packs ...

Is there any protective case for the body packs available? People seem to always drop these.
Asked by: Andrew
While there are no protective accessories made specifically for the transmitters in the Sennheiser AVX-MKE2 SET Digital Camera-Mount Wireless Omni Lavalier Microphone System, there are some third party options that could be implemented to help protect them in this scenario. A product such as the Remote Audio URSA Pouch for Wireless Transmitters (Medium, Beige)(BH #REURSPCHMEBE), although soft, could help to minimize contact with hard surfaces if dropped: https://bhpho.to/3xMUVCj
Answered by: Matt Z
Date published: 2022-06-13

Can the MKE2 transmitter be connected to a mixer ...

Can the MKE2 transmitter be connected to a mixer and transmit the audio to the receiver ?
Asked by: Senoga
Yes, the Sennheiser SK AVX Digital Bodypack Transmitter included with the Sennheiser AVX-MKE2 SET Digital Camera-Mount Wireless Omni Lavalier Microphone System can be connected to the output from a mixer and used to transmit line level audio signal to the system's AVX EKP Camera-Mount Plug-In Receiver.
Answered by: Lisa S
Date published: 2022-05-22

question

Is this system immune to the anticipated FCC spectrum changes?
Asked by: Richard V.
The Sennheiser AVX system operates in the 1.9 Ghz range which is well above and not affected by the FCC auction. Currently this auction will likely affect wireless systems that operate within 600- 698 Mhz only.
Answered by: Jeff P.
Date published: 2018-08-26
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