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

In Stock
Order in the next 0:00:00 to ship today

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
Show moreShow less

B&H $500 Gift Card Dash

Share for a chance to win a $500 B&H Gift Card!

Share on Twitter

Share a favorite product for chances to win one of eight $500 B&H Gift Cards!
1 new winner announced every Monday starting Nov 5th!
Limit 1 entry per day: Come back every day to increase your chance of winning.

Be sure to mention #BHWishList when you share!

Congrats to our winners so far:

Next winner: Nov 19th

James Z. (Wk 1)

Ralph H. (Wk 2)

Official Rules


NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. The B&H $500.00 Gift Card Dash (the "Sweepstakes") is void where prohibited by law and is sponsored by B&H Foto & Electronics Corp., 440 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10001 ("Sponsor"). It is not sponsored or endorsed by Facebook or Twitter in any way.

Entry Period/Methods of Entry. The Sweepstakes will run from on or about October 28, 2018 until on or about December 23, 2018 (the "Entry Period"). Entries received outside the Entry Period are void. Enter the Sweepstakes via either one of the following methods. (1) Share any product found on the B&H website (the "Website") on Facebook or Twitter via the dedicated links contained on the website using the hashtag #BHWishlist; or (2) Mail a postcard (postmarked during the Entry Period) containing your name, address, phone number, and email address, and indicate the subject(s), if any, about which you are interested in receiving future emails from B&H (e.g. photo, video, audio, computers, home theater, portable entertainment ) (optional) to: B&H $500.00 Gift Card Dash Sweepstakes, c/o B&H Foto & Electronics Corp., 440 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10001 (either option, an "Entry"). Entries must not, in the sole and absolute discretion of the Sponsor, contain obscene, provocative, defamatory, sexually explicit, or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate content. Entries deemed by Sponsor to be inappropriate will be disqualified. Entries owned by a third party, or the use of any trademarks, service marks, logos, brands, or products owned by a third party are not acceptable for entry into the Sweepstakes. Limit 1 entry per person, per day.

Winner Selection/Prizes/Odds. The B&H Social Team will randomly select a winner from among all eligible entries every Monday during the Entry Period, for a total eight (8) winners (each a "Winner"). Each Winner will receive a B&H Gift Card pre-valued in the amount of $500.00. No cash or other substitutions will be offered. Winner selection is in the sole and absolute discretion of the B&H Social Team. Any taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner. Winners will be notified and receive their prize at the email address associated with the account to which their Entry was posted or the email account provided with a mail-in entry. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

Identity of Winners/Eligible Participants. Winners will be identified by the email account associated with the Facebook or Twitter account from which their Entry was submitted or the email account provided with a mail-in entry. An email account holder shall mean the natural person assigned to such email account by the internet access or online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with such email account. Any issues regarding the identity of a Winner shall be resolved by Sponsor in its sole discretion. The Sweepstakes is only open to residents of the United States that are at least eighteen (18) years of age on their entry date and is not open to employees of Sponsor, their immediate family, any person domiciled with such employees, or any affiliates or subsidiaries of Sponsor.

Entry Ownership/Entrant Agreements. Entrants retain full ownership and copyrights to their Submission. However, by entering the Sweepstakes entrants grant Sponsor permission to use their Entries for promotional purposes on their respective social media channels with proper credit. Entrants also agree: (a) to be bound by these Official B&H $500.00 Gift Card Dash Sweepstakes Rules; (b) that any claims related to this Sweepstakes shall be resolved individually without resort to any form of class action and that awards, shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred in entering the Sweepstakes, and shall not include incidental or consequential damages or attorneys fees; and (c) that any actual or perceived ambiguities in these rules shall be interpreted by Sponsor in their sole discretion.

Limitation of Liability/Sponsor Modification/Cancellation Rights/ Choice of Law/ Venue/ Winners List. Sponsor is not responsible for incomplete entries or for failure to receive entries due to technical failures or human error of any kind. Winners agree that Sponsor will have no responsibility for losses or damage of any kind resulting from the acceptance, possession, or use of the prizes. Except where prohibited, participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes entrant's consent to the publication of his or her name by Sponsor in any media for commercial or promotional purposes without limitation or further compensation subject to Sponsor's respective Privacy Policies. Sponsor may modify or discontinue the Sweepstakes at any time and may disqualify from the Sweepstakes any person it determines, in its sole discretion, to have attempted to or actually tampered with or otherwise abused any aspect of the Sweepstakes. Entrants agree that in the unlikely event a dispute arises in connection with this Sweepstakes, it will be governed by the laws of the State of New York and heard exclusively in a court of applicable jurisdiction in the County and State of New York irrespective of any choice of law provisions to the contrary. To receive names of the winners by U.S. mail, please mail a self-addressed stamped envelope to: B&H Foto & Electronics Corp., Attn: B&H $500.00 Gift Card Dash Sweepstakes, 440 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10001. Any Winners List request must be received by B&H within one (1) year of the date the Sweepstakes is conducted.

Let us know how to reach you if you win!

Privacy 100% guaranteed; email address for contact purposes only


Already have a B&H account? Just log in tomorrow to enter again!

$0 VA Sales Tax Collected on This Item
Add to Wish List Item in Wish List

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
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Polsen ULW-16-BT specs

    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
    • y_2018, m_11, d_15, h_17
    • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_2.0.9
    • cp_1, bvpage1
    • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_1
    • loc_en_US, sid_1261726, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=RELEVANCE, direction=DESCENDING)]
    • clientName_bhphotovideo
    Be the first to review this item

    Polsen ULW-16-BT Q&A

    Polsen ULW-16-BT accessories

    See any errors on this page? Let us know.