Sennheiser AVX Camera-Mountable Lavalier Pro Digital Wireless Set (MKE2 Lavalier)

Sennheiser AVX Camera-Mountable Lavalier Pro Digital Wireless Set (MKE2 Lavalier)

Sennheiser AVX Camera-Mountable Lavalier Pro Digital Wireless Set (MKE2 Lavalier)

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  • EKP XLR Receiver
  • SK Bodypack Transmitter
  • MKE2 Lavalier Microphone
  • Plug and Record Functionality
  • Automatic Sensitivity Adjustment
  • Receiver Switches On/Off Via 48V
  • AES 256-bit Encryption
  • Metal Housing
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Designed for plug and record operation with fully self-configuring digital operation, the AVX Camera-Mountable Lavalier Pro Digital Wireless Set from Sennheiser is well suited for film and video production, as well as electronic news gathering (ENG) and A/V rental houses. The system consists of the EKP receiver, SK bodypack transmitter, and an MKE2 lavalier microphone. The AVX system provides a variety of automatic functionality aimed at flexibility and speed including auto-dynamic range settings, which automatically adjusts the audio level to a recording device's input sensitivity, reducing distortion and eliminating the need to adjust your mic's level. The system also offers link protection, a feature that quickly scans available frequencies and will automatically switch before any interference becomes audible.

The EKP receiver has a compact design that plugs directly into the XLR input on your camera or recording device and includes the necessary adapters for use with DSLR cameras. Additionally, the EKP can swivel, allowing it to be used with other attachments mounted to a camera. It powers on and off automatically when it senses 48V from your recording destination, for fast recording and saving battery life when not in use.

  • MKE2 Gold Series Omnidirectional Lavalier Condenser Microphone (with Accessories, Black)

    The Sennheiser MKE 2 is a professional miniature lavalier microphone and an industry favorite among field audio engineers, broadcast engineers and film crews. With a wide frequency and high sensitivity response, the MKE 2 lavalier is developed for crucial audio reproduction of vocals and instruments. Its omnidirectional polar pattern provides an even frequency response throughout the perimeter of the microphone.

    The result minimizes handling noise caused by clothing, while providing accurate, transparent audio fidelity without noise. The MKE 2 is widely favored for its superior audio quality and miniature profile. The sub-miniature yet durable design enables the microphone to be used in stage performances, video shoots, film shoots, or anywhere an unobtrusive microphone is necessary. The microphone features various terminations to accommodate wireless transmitters and connectors.

    Gold Series
    Gold series models are designed for broadcast and theater applications. A reduced sensitivity (6.3mV / PA) enables high SPL and lower distortion. Dual-diaphragm design provides protection from perspiration and moisture.
    Omnidirectional Polar Pattern
    The omnidirectional polar pattern provides a consistent frequency response at the direct and off-axis sections of the capsule.
    Wide Frequency Response
    The MKE 2 features a wide, linear frequency response for accurate, transparent reproduction of vocals and instruments.
    Subminiature Profile
    The MKE 2's sub-miniature profile enables the microphone to be used on stage or on camera while remaining inconspicuous.
    UPC: 615104098312
  • AVX Digital Bodypack Transmitter (CH 8: 1920 to 1930 MHz)

    Designed in collaboration with creative professionals for film and electronic news gathering (ENG) applications, the Sennheiser AVX Digital Bodypack Transmitter (CH 8: 1920 to 1930 MHz) features an innovative design that is fully self-configuring which makes setup fast and easy. The system's link protection helps ensure reliable audio transmission and the AES 256 encryption helps protect your signal from unauthorized interception.

    The bodypack transmitter features a 3.5mm jack and accepts either a microphone with a maximum input of 2.2V RMS (50 to 20,000 Hz response) or a line level source with a maximum input of 3.3V RMS (20 to 20,000 Hz response) for a wide variety of sources. The unit is powered by an optional Li-ion 3.7V battery and has an operating time of 15 hours.

    Optimized Dynamic Range
    Manages overload and distortions
    Link Protection
    Maintains reliable transmission
    Auto Frequency Management
    Streamlines and simplifies the setup process
    AES 256 Encryption
    Protects the system from signal interception by unauthorized parties
    License Free Operation
    Provides a convenient wireless transmission solution
    Metal Housing
    Enables daily use for professional applications
    UPC: 615104243118
  • AVX EKP Camera Plug-On Digital Wireless Receiver (CH 8: 1920 to 1930 MHz)

    Designed in collaboration with creative professionals for film and electronic news gathering (ENG) applications, the Sennheiser AVX EKP Camera Plug-On Digital Wireless Receiver features an innovative pivoting design for attaching to a video camera's XLR microphone input without getting in the way of other camera accessories. The receiver rotates both clockwise and counter clockwise. It will click into place as opposed to a tension based design.

    The digital receiver is fully self-configuring which makes setup fast and easy, while the system's link protection helps ensure reliable audio transmission. The unit will switch on and off automatically with the +48V phantom power from the camera to save battery power. It will automatically match the camera's input sensitivity without having to adjust the audio level on the wireless microphone.

    The receiver comes equipped with a set of accessories for operation with DSLR cameras including a BA 20 Energy Pack, a light shoe mount, an XLR to 3.5mm adapter for use with DSLRs, a belt clip, a USB cable, and a USB charger.

    Optimized Dynamic Range
    Manages overload and distortions
    Plug and Record
    Enables fast setup
    Link Protection
    Maintains reliable transmission
    Plugs Directly Into XLR Audio Input
    Eliminates loose dangling cables for a more streamlined setup
    Ultra Compact Receiver
    Offers less weight with better space-savings
    Switches On/Off by P48 Phantom Power
    Maximizes operation time
    Auto Frequency Management
    Streamlines and simplifies the setup process
    AES 256 Encryption
    Protects the system from signal interception by unauthorized parties
    License Free Operation
    Provides a convenient wireless transmission solution
    Metal Housing
    Enables daily use for professional applications
    UPC: 615104243088
  • MKE2 Gold Series Omnidirectional Lavalier Condenser Microphone (with Accessories, Black)
    Transducer Condenser
    Polar Pattern Omnidirectional
    Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz
    Sensitivity 5 mV/Pa 2.5 dB (free field, no load, 1 kHz)
    Nominal Impedance 1 kOhm
    Minimal Terminating Impedance 4.7 kOhms
    Equivalent Noise Level A-weighted (DIN IEC 651) 26 dB
    CCIR-weighted (CCIR 468-3) 39 dB
    Maximum Sound Pressure Level (SPL) 142 dB (1 kHz) (THD = 1 %)
    Power Supply 18 kOhms/ 7.5 V
    Supply Current Approximately 250 µA
    Connector 1/8" (3.5 mm) locking
    Cable Length 5.25' (1.6 m)
    Low Frequency Roll-Off No
    Microphone Diameter 0.19" (4.8 mm)
    Weight 0.04 oz (1 g)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 3.3 x 3.1 x 0.02"
  • AVX Digital Bodypack Transmitter (CH 8: 1920 to 1930 MHz)
    System
    Frequency Response 20 to 20,000 Hz
    Dynamic Range > 120 dB (A)
    THD Typical 0.1%
    Audio Sampling 24-bit at 48 kHz
    Signal to Noise Ratio > 90 dB (A)
    RF Frequency Range 1880 to 1930 MHz (country specific)
    Modulation GFSK with return channel
    Diversity TDMA fast switching antenna diversity
    Latency 19 ms
    Temperature Range Operation: 14 to 131° F (-10 to +55° C)
    Storage: -4 to 158°F (-20 to +70°C)
    Simultaneous Operation of Units Up to 8 units simultaneously under optimal conditions
    Transmitter
    Transmission Power 100 mW average (250 mW peak), country specific
    Frequency Response Mic: 50 to 20,000 Hz
    Line: 20 to 20,000 Hz
    Microphone Max Input Level Mic: 2.2 V RMS
    Line Max Input Level 3.3 V RMS
    Input Impedance 1 MOhm
    Input Sensitivity Automatic sensitivity adjustment
    Power Supply Optional Battery: Li-ion 3.7 V
    Operating Time Typical: 15 hour with Energy pack
    Input Connector 1/8" (3.5 mm) jack
    Weight 3.1 ounces (87.0 g) excluding energy pack
    Packaging Infovqqzzsbbfbsxdxzvuzfdetvbvwxxubbx
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.8 x 3.3 x 2.7"
  • AVX EKP Camera Plug-On Digital Wireless Receiver (CH 8: 1920 to 1930 MHz)
    System
    Frequency Response 20 to 20,000 Hz
    Dynamic Range > 120 dB (A)
    THD Typical 0.1%
    Audio Sampling 24-bit at 48 kHz
    Signal to Noise Ratio > 90 dB (A)
    RF Frequency Range 1880 to 1930 MHz (country specific)
    Modulation GFSK with return channel
    Diversity TDMA fast switching antenna diversity
    Latency 19 ms
    Temperature Range Operation: 14 to 131° F (-10 to +55° C)
    Storage: -4 to 158°F (-20 to +70°C)
    Simultaneous Operation of Units Up to 8 units under optimal conditions
    Receiver
    RF Sensitivity <-90 dBm
    Transmission Power Typical 15 dBm e.i.r.p.
    Audio Output XLR male, balanced
    Audio Output Level -30 dBu to 0 dBu in 4 steps
    Power Supply BA 20 (Li-ION 3.7 VDC), alternative USB
    Operation Time > 4 hours
    Weight 3 oz (85 g)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 12.7 x 6.7 x 2.9"
AVX Camera-Mountable Lavalier Pro Digital Wireless Set (MKE2 Lavalier) is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 28.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works Wonderfully I'm a wedding cinematographer...but let me first address the other reviews with the AVX system and my experiences with it. Someone (on the combo system with the handheld) said it sounded like Bluetooth quality. Not in my experience. I used this system (with MKE2 lav) on a groom and had zero issues with AGC or noise. In fact, the father of the bride gave a moving speech as he gave away his daughter, and this mic was on the groom, but despite initial audio peaks around -24 to -20 with the dad, I was able to gain the audio and it was much, much cleaner than the G3 sets. I brought him to -12 to -6 and was amazed. Setup really is stupidly simple. No configuring for pairing, it just works. They found each other in 2 seconds. No interference in this single test for 50min. I'm not worried about range, because I'm always within 100 feet with Line of Sight.
Date published: 2015-08-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Audio Quality is Good. BEWARE of Latency Issues I can't believe that nobody else has mentioned the latency issues. The audio quality is excellent. I previously used the Sony UWP series and this version has much clearer audio. The downside for me is latency. I shoot a lot of multicam interviews using panasonic GH4,GH3, Sony A7SII etc... when I have to sit down to do multicam in FCPX it is a disaster. I used to be able to just sync my selection to the monitoring angle and it was done... with this not so... I find that I am constantly having to go back and readjust clips individually. It is such a pain. I wish I could return this unit, but it is past my 30 days. I have major regrets. The difference in audio quality does not outweigh the hastle of constantly having to adjust the clips in post. I would give it one star, but the audio quality is good. I am very disappointed. Why would they release a product that has this issue and why do so many online reviews fail to mention this?
Date published: 2016-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AVX vs Wireless Rodelink The Sennheiser AVX blows my Rodelink out of the water. After renting it for a week, I will be promptly selling my Rodelink and getting an AVX for myself. Here are things that set it apart: *Extremely crispy sound quality with good bass and clarity (better than the Rodelink) *Smaller than the Rodelink and easier to hide on talent's body *Much longer battery life that is also rechargeable *XLR or mini jack out (Rodelink is only mini) Overall this is a fantastic kit and definitely worth the money.
Date published: 2016-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Taking the Hassle out of Wireless Mics I've used these on a Canon XF305... worked fantastically. Then used on a Panasonic GH4 working with a Tascam DR70 -- another very easy experience. Have not tried to input directly into a DSLR but will at some point. I prefer the overall better audio you get from working with an audio recorder coupled with a DSLR. Because of RF, spectrum issues, questions regarding whether my wireless mics were legal, etc. I've never been a big wireless fan when I'm not working w/ an audio person. Now I am. In four shoots with them I haven't heard one hit... not one blip, hiss or hit yet. And zero worries about being in the legal band anymore. Hats off to Sennheiser.
Date published: 2015-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb, pro quality, one man mic solution I am a pro photog, self-producing promo video and client testimonials, watched a lot of the videos of folks demonstrating this product online, and decided to order a couple for my interviews. Being a one man production, I just don't have the option to monitor the sound while filming, manage audio levels. This has turned out to be the best solution, I am very pleased. Due to the poor quality of auto-gain on DSLRs and such, I was skeptical of it's auto leveling. The 'smart' auto leveling is a wonder, I am amazed how well it works without adding hiss noise. Build quality is excellent, allow metals, and dense plastics. I have no concern connecting the receiver into the Zoom H4N. The compact body with integrated antennae make wearing it easier for subjects, and of course the antennaes don't get bent and worn. I do find the 4 gain levels more than sufficient, often running the lowest or second to lowest level (since the Zoom has good pre-amp, sound quality is very good at this level).
Date published: 2016-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great improvement over EW100 G3 system The best design feature of new AVX set is ability to plug it's receiver directly into an XLR port of my PIX E5/PIX-LR monitor. The low profile of the receiver allows me to mount the monitor with the AVX receiver on Helix Jr gimbal stabilizer for full video monitoring and to record synced sound from a remote lav microphone on the talent. Another great improvement is an easy adjustment for close/open mic setting with a signle button of the AV output on the receiver.
Date published: 2016-04-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Don't buy if you will use with Zoom H6n or H5 recorder We purchased this to have alternative bandwidth than our older Sony UTX-B2 wireless lavs. We liked the small form factor and long USB charging battery life, and simple pairing. All things we still like. However, if you have a H6n, and plug the receiver directly to the Zoom (as the it is designed to do) you will have a LOUD buzzing on your other audio inputs (boom or ambient inputs). It causes the other audio to be unusable. The fix negates the small form factor which is to distance the receiver from the Zoom by about 1.5 feet or more by placing a length of XLR cable between the two. And then in doing that, sometimes have to move it in different directions to make sure the noise is no longer on your boom input. Time consuming and bothersome. As a note, this is also the suggestion from Sennheiser. The delay 19ms is too much. When monitoring multiple microphones the delay is too much to have a clean interpretation of how much echo is in the room and the recording. I have to stop the recording and go back and check the audio to verify what I was presuming. On our shoots I have long spans where I don't have time to do this, which is worrisome when you can't do it on the fly. While you can iso each and check, prior to the recording, it's not what we're used to with the almost no latency of our Sony's. Lastly, depending how you configure your gain on the AVX receiver (it has 4 levels) if you go lowest and gain up on the Zoom, even that input now has the buzzing radio interference. Ultimately, everyone's looking for portability, small form factors, ease of interface, long battery life, and pro performance in our gear. Sadly, the part that matters the most to us the pro performance, and this falls short in our gear mix. Using in a non-Zoom, or singularly as the only input, this might deliver, but in our case, it's been frustrating and dissapointing.
Date published: 2017-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can we say, Plug and Play? Got the MKE2. Absolutely love these lavs. For starters, they charge via micro USB. I just created a setup with a USB hub + short usb cables to charge them when not in use. Regardless, the lifespan of the batteries when fully charged read something like 10hrs (haven't tested that number). You can also buy the $$charger, but to my understanding it is for the transmitters only. I spent less than $$on my USB hub setup. PS - I think each kit only comes with 1 micro USB cable. The main concern with these mics at NAB and elsewhere were that they were going to be close to a frequency range that could be problematic with cell phones, WiFi, etc. I can safely put that to rest. I use these at a location with public WiFi and many mobile devices without a hitch. No license required. Literally turn on the transmitter, plug in your receiver, and pair them up. Done.
Date published: 2015-08-22
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