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

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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
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

System
Wireless TechnologyDigital 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 Transmitters per Band8
Sample Rate/Resolution48 kHz / 24-Bit
Latency19 ms
Dynamic Range>120 dBA
EncryptionAES 256
ModulationGFSK (with Back Channel)
Receiver
Receiver TypeCamera-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)
HousingMetal
Dimensions0.8 x 2 x 3.2" / 21 x 51 x 81 mm
Weight3.1 oz / 87 g (with Batteries)
Transmitter
Transmitter TypeBodypack with Microphone
RF Output PowerUp to 250 mW (Country-Specific)
Audio I/O1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female Unbalanced Input (Lockable)
PadNone
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)
HousingMetal
Dimensions0.9 x 2.6 x 3.9" / 24 x 65 x 100 mm
Weight3.1 oz / 87 g (without Batteries)
Microphone
Microphone TypeLavalier
Sound FieldMono
CapsuleCondenser
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 Weight1.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)12.7 x 6.8 x 3"

Sennheiser MKE2 SET Reviews

Just buy one, or two.

By Geoffrey
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-01

Work with MixPre 6II with no complaints yet. You won't regret the purchase - Sennheiser has quality products.

Great Solution To Noisy Area

By Larry
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-18

I have been using Sennheiser wireless lav mics for a number of years. The RF hits in one particular area where we have beeen filming recently to my units operating in the 500 megahertz spectrum was driving me mad trying to find a clean channel. Switching to the AVX seems to have cured my intermod hits issues. The MKE2 mic is a noticeable upgrade in voice quality.

Excellent sound quality, very easy to use

By Mona
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-03

With the MKE2 mic, my editor noticed the difference in sound quality so much vs the previous lavs I have used, that he made a point to comment on it. The dynamic range is truly impressive - a dog barking straight at my subject peaked out the shotgun, but this lav handled the spike impressively. And as a frequent solo shooter, I love how easy and reliable this thing is to use. Love it! I've seen some gripes about the built-in batteries on the receiver, but I just carry a couple small USB battery packs with me, and have had no trouble at all running out of juice.

It's not the perfect mic, but it's perfect for me!

By Sharpe
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-04-29

I bought this mic and practically took it out of the box at a shoot. Search YouTube for the Sennheiser video with the soft spoken bearded guy. He literally teaches you everything you need to know on how to use this in like 2 minutes. It's so easy and the sound quality was great! Pairing it with the handheld mic was just as easy.

Really good—with caveats

By Mark
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-04-06

This setup has been my go-to wireless mic setup for nearly three years. It sounds excellent and setup is almost non-existent. The caveats: Despite the receiver’s ability to turn on and off with phantom power, battery life is an issue on long days. It’s a form-factor trade off. Buy at least one extra. There is a slight (~1 frame) delay compared to other wired or wireless mics you may be using. That’s enough to be a real issue if used together in a live mix. Not an issue for me but ymmv. The range isn’t great and signal is easily blocked by bodies or other obstructions. Practically, not an issue for me but significantly less range than other UHF systems. The flip side is I’ve never had RF interference issues.

Great Mic

By Michael
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-03-16

Great quality, fast setup, and very reliable.

great but know it's limits

By Scott
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-22

I'm the perfect audience for the AVX system. It's easy, fast and so far in three shoots the sound is great. Found it's weakness on set the other day. We are shooting outdoors, in NYC in Bryant Park. A very busy airspace. Camera 15 feet from subject, they stay linked. Talent walks into shot from 30 feet, it's struggling to stay linked. I cycled them on/off - better. But had to cycle them 2 more times to get though. They just don't carry the distance 500 series or Lectro's do. Know their limits

Signal Dropout

By Larry
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-04

I bought this system in December to simplify a standing weekly talking head shoot. I have several Sennheiser analog lav mic packs so I thought I would give this a try. It worked great in December through Late February and now for the past two shoots, it is dropping signal in short bursts. We are shooting in the same location and as far as we can determine, nothing in the environment has changed. I think I wish I had stayed with analog, although the 500-600 mghz spectrum is pretty busy. But at least I had some manual control of the analog unit. I am waiting on a response from Sennheiser tec, but I have lost confidence in being able to rely on this unit.

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