Polsen ULW-16-BT Beltpack Transmitter for the ULW-16 Wireless System

Polsen ULW-16-BT Beltpack Transmitter for the ULW-16 Wireless System

Polsen ULW-16-BT Beltpack Transmitter for the ULW-16 Wireless System

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Product Highlights

  • Ideal for ENG/EFP, DSLR Video
  • Broadcast-Quality Sound
  • >105 dB S/N Ratio & >95 dB Dynamic Range
  • 16 UHF Channels
  • Line and Mic Inputs
  • Operates in "Future Proof" 500 MHz Band
  • 8 Hours Continuous Operation
  • Includes Belt Clip
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Polsen ULW-16-BT overview

  • 1Description

The ULW-16-BT Beltpack Transmitter for the ULW-16 Wireless System from Polsen is a replacement transmitter for Polsen's ULW-16 16-channel camera-mountable UHF wireless system. It's designed to transmit an audio signal to the ULW-16-BR transmitter more than 100 feet away. Engineered to be exceptionally quiet, and with many professional features like line input and frequency agility, the ULW-16-BT is ideal for EFP (electronic field production) and video applications for professionals and enthusiasts alike.

With its impressive 105 dB signal-to-noise ratio, the ULW-16-BT delivers pristine audio transmission for broadcast-quality recordings. It has 16 channels to choose from to help avoid interference. Up to five systems (or more in optimum conditions) can be used simultaneously in the same location.

The wireless transmitter features a volume control that adjusts the level of transmission. It is also equipped with a line input that enables instrument level devices to be plugged in without overload of the circuit.

The system operates in the UHF 500 MHz bandwidth assuring that it is "future proof" and meets current and known future FCC regulations. It will not be affected by the planned FCC auction of the 600 MHz band.

Engineered for Versatility
The many professional features of the ULW-16-BT make it an ideal wireless transmitter for a variety of production applications, including electronic field production (EFP), DSLR video, event coverage, training videos, and classroom or corporate presentations
Best-In-Class Sound Quality
With a greater than 105 dB signal-to-noise ratio, and better than 95 dB of dynamic range, the ULW-16-BT has pristine audio transmission
Frequency-Agile System
The 16-channel ULW-16-BT wireless system allows operators to quickly and effortlessly switch channels in order to locate a clear channel
Variable Level Control
The volume control on the transmitter assures that sufficient level is being transmitted to the receiver to achieve the best signal-to-noise ratio throughout the signal path
Compact and Lightweight
Weighing approximately 3 ounces, the transmitter can be easily concealed on a subject by attaching it with the included belt clip, or placing it in a pocket. It features an integrated flexible, custom-tuned antenna
Front-Panel Access to Batteries
The transmitter features front-panel access to the battery compartment so you can change the batteries even when the system is mounted and wired up
LED Indicators
The RF LED on the receiver illuminates indicating there is a signal on the selected channel. LED channel indicators make the channel number easy to see even in dim lighting conditions. The transmitter's TX LED glows red to indicate that the unit is transmitting
Integrated Belt Clip
The integrated belt clip secures the transmitter to the talent and allows it to be discreetly hidden under a garment or costume
One-Way Communication Application
The ULW-16-BT can be used as a one-way voice communication system for stage directions and talent cueing
Future Proof
The ULW-16-BT system operates in the UHF 500 MHz bandwidth assuring that it is "future proof" and meets current and known future FCC regulations
UPC: 847628598232
In the Box
Polsen ULW-16-BT Beltpack Transmitter for the ULW-16 Wireless System
  • Belt Clip
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Polsen ULW-16-BT specs

    Transmitter
    Number of Channels 16
    Frequency Range 584.400 to 602.450 MHz
    Frequency Response 60 Hz to 80 kHz
    RF Output Power 10 mW
    Spurious Rejection >55 dBc
    Maximum Input Voltage 1,000 mV
    Input 1/8" (3.5 mm)
    Power Supply 2 x AA batteries
    Operating Time 8 hours approximately
    Dimensions 4.4 x 2.6 x 1.1" (11.3 x 6.5 x 2.9 cm)
    Weight 3.3 oz (94 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.35 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.4 x 3.2 x 1.9"

    Polsen ULW-16-BT reviews

    ULW-16-BT Beltpack Transmitter for the ULW-16 Wireless System is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Does a surprisingly good job I purchased a POLSEN ULW-16-BT transmitter and two POLSEN ULW-16-BR receivers to send a click track from a Tascam DR-40 to two remote cameras to help sync all the footage in post. They did an excellent job of that. I know there are other way to sync footage and I’ve tried them all. 5 cameras recording ambient sound, 2 Tascam DR-40s recording the audience, and a Tascam DR680 MKII recording track L, track R and vocals at 2 different levels all on separate channels, sending a click to all Devices really helps. Awesome 5.1 SS is the result. So, here is my review to help you choose. Mine came with no cables and no instructions. Probably because I ordered them as separate devices, not as a set. When you order a set (transmitter and receiver) it should come with a lav mic, 2 line out cables, 1x 1/8 stereo plug to XLR F and 1x 1/8 to 1/8 stereo plugs with an attenuator for 1/8 mic level inputs. You can download the instructions right from the Polsen Wireless page on B & H, that might help too. It has 16 frequencies to choose from, they are numbered 1 thru 16, but the user manual lists the actual frequencies. They range from 586.025 thru 606.750. THE RECEIVER: Before switching on the transmitter, Switch on the receiver, then just press the up or down button for 2 secs until the current number flashes, then every time it’s pressed the number will increase or decrease until you reach the desired frequency number. The RF indicator will light if there is any interference being received. There is an audio line out which should be sent to a camera or recorder.� I talked about the cables to use above. The line out level cannot be adjusted. But it’s plenty strong enough if the transmitter send is good. The on/off/adjustment knob adjusts the headphone level. I would not recommend using this as a line out, as the output must be going thru a headset amp which can’t be that great for a unit of this price. The mono sound goes to both ears when using a stereo headset. The audio line out goes to both channels when using a 1/8 stereo plug to dual XLRs. The Sennheiser line out cable kind of works but I had to use an extension headphone cable too, it fits the Sennheiser 1/8 locking plug better that going directly into the Polsen receiver. It also works with a regular 1/8 stereo plug (not locking) to a single XLR. And by the way, was silent when nothing was being transmitted. THE TRANSMITTER Has separate line in and mic in jacks. LINE IN: A 1/8 stereo plug worked perfectly from a Tascam DR-40 headphone out to the POLSEN line in. I played an intermittent tone produced from the premiere timeline, so I know it was clean there was a very slight hiss during the tone and not during the silence. I didn’t hear that hiss from a Sennheiser G3. MIC IN: I don’t have a lav mic that’s designed to works with the POLSEN. BUT I plugged in my Senn ME-2 lav using the 1/8 locking cable and it worked extremely well, It worked more reliably with a headphone extension because that 1/8 locking plug fits the extension jack a little better than directly into the POLSEN mic input jack. I tried my Shure Beta 58 a (a dynamic hand held mic) And my Audio-Technica Shotgun powered with an AA internal batt. They were fed via an XLR to a 1/8 mono plug into the mic input, both mics worked perfectly (I’m not talking about a mix, just a straight feed). It also worked using an XLR to 1/8th stereo plug too. When levels were normal the signal sounded quite clean, I did get some noise when levels where high, I’m not sure what was causing that. I turned almost everything off in the room, but still got the some noise. I tried almost the exact same setup with my Sennheiser g3 and it was silent. But for the price I think the Polsen did a good job. Worth a try if it fits your budget. Nicely made, but its all plastic and needs to be handled with respect, or I can see it breaking, especially the battery door. It looks nice mounted on the camera. That’s all I can think of right now. I hope that helps.
    Date published: 2018-05-30
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