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Sennheiser AVX-ME2 SET Digital Camera-Mount Wireless Omni Lavalier Microphone System with Case Kit (1.9 GHz)

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Sennheiser AVX-ME2 SET Digital Camera-Mount Wireless Omni Lavalier Microphone System with Case Kit (1.9 GHz)
Key Features
  • Fast-Setup System for DIY Videographer
  • ME 2-II Omnidirectional Lav Mic
  • Lightweight Bodypack Transmitter
  • Ultra-Compact Plug-In Receiver
Bundled together by B&H, the Sennheiser AVX-ME2 SET Digital Camera-Mount Wireless Omni Lavalier Microphone System with Case Kit adds a custom SKB iSeries waterproof case to protect and transport your wireless system in the field. In addition to the case, the kit includes an ME 2-II lav mic, a bodypack transmitter, a plug-in receiver, and cables—creating a hands-free, wireless audio solution that's ready to travel.
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Sennheiser ME2 SET Overview

Bundled together by B&H, the Sennheiser AVX-ME2 SET Digital Camera-Mount Wireless Omni Lavalier Microphone System with Case Kit adds a custom SKB iSeries waterproof case to protect and transport your wireless system in the field. In addition to the case, the kit includes an ME 2-II lav mic, a bodypack transmitter, a plug-in receiver, and cables—creating a hands-free, wireless audio solution that's ready to travel.

Sennheiser AVX-ME2 SET Digital Camera-Mount Wireless Omni Lavalier Microphone System (1.9 GHz)

The ultra-compact Sennheiser AVX-ME2 SET provides professional videographers, video journalists, and 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.

In addition to a bodypack transmitter and camera-mount receiver, this set comes with a black ME 2-II omnidirectional lavalier mic, ideal for projects ranging from wedding and corporate videos to documentaries 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. Its locking connector ensures that your lav doesn’t detach at a critical moment, while a convenient switch allows you to mute your mic. The display shows battery life and signal strength.
  • 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

  • The ever-popular ME 2-II omnidirectional lavalier microphone delivers a natural 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 shout.
  • 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 dropouts 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 also 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: 615104243057

SKB iSeries Sennheiser AVX Case

The iSeries Sennheiser AVX Case from SKB is a compact, durable, injection-molded military-standard waterproof case constructed from a high-strength polypropylene copolymer resin. It features a gasketed, water and dust proof submersible (IP67-rated) design that makes it resistant to corrosion and damage due to impact for use in protecting your wireless system during transport and storage.

With stainless steel molded-in hinges, a trigger-release latch system and a comfortable snap-down rubber over-molded cushion grip handle, the case has an automatic ambient pressure equalization valve (MIL-STD-648C), which prevents pressure buildup of gasses and vapors inside the case. Additionally, the interior of the case features custom-cut PE (polyethylene) foam that can accommodate a Sennheiser AVX transmitter, a wireless bodypack receiver, a lavalier microphone, plus additional accessories.

UPC: 789270998988

Sennheiser AVX-ME2 SET Digital Camera-Mount Wireless Omni Lavalier Microphone System (1.9 GHz) 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
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 Range50 Hz to 18 kHz
Equivalent Noise Level36 dB A-Weighted
Maximum SPL130 dB SPL Peak
Output Connectors1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Male Unbalanced (Lockable)
Cable Length5.25' / 1.6 m
Operating Voltage7.5 V
Diameter0.41" / 10.5 mm
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.55 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)12.8 x 6.85 x 3"

SKB iSeries Sennheiser AVX Case Specs

Material of ConstructionInjection molded polypropylene copolymer exterior shell Stainless steel molded-in hinges
DimensionsInterior: 8.50 x 6.00 x 3.75" (21.59 x 15.24 x 9.53 cm)
Exterior: 9.41 x 7.82 x 4.35" (23.90 x 19.86 x 11.05 cm)
Lid Depth: 0.50" (1.27 cm)
Base Depth: 3.25" (8.26 cm)
Weight1.80 lb (0.82 kg)
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.19 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)10.35 x 8.5 x 4.9"

Sennheiser ME2 SET Reviews

Perfect!

By Travis
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-15

Works like a dream. Plug and play

Reliable and fast

By ricardo
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-05

Loved using this lav. No setup, channel selection needed and zero interference. AAA_+++

Constant interference

By Edward
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2021-03-28

I want to like this mic, but it screws me almost every time I have a shoot with audio drop outs due to interference. You can't choose channels or adjust anything other than gain.

Love it!

By Jared
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-01-31

I know this was the mic I needed and am veryyyyy happy with it. and as always B&H made the process simple and easy!

I owe two sets. Awesome buy!!!

By Landon
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-01-01

I bought one of these a few years back and just bought a second set and can’t say enough good about them. They are very reliable, very solid build, I love having rechargeable batteries instead of having to have a huge stash of AA’s and never knowing which ones are good and which ones are dead. I recently did a shoot with a bunch of kids near a swimming pool and one of the kids ended up jumping into the pool with her mic still on (not recommended)... I was freaking out thinking it was dead for sure, but put it in a bag of rice for a day and tried it and it’s working just like new!!! Probably don’t try that at home, but anyhow... a testament to the solid build of the units none the less.

Handheld Mic EXTREMELY sensitive

By chris
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-12-18

I've got 3 of the AVX wireless lav systems. Love the sound, the ease of use, the lack of a long antennae that always gets pinched. I have not experienced the clipping or delays mentioned in other reviews. One word of warning: if you purchase the HANDHELD mic the body of the microphone is very sensitive. If the holder moves their handling position, it gets picked up very easily. This needs to be fixed in future generations.

Nice Lav

By Daniel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-26

I've used this on several shoots and it captures great quality sound every time

Best Lavalier EVER MADE!

By Joseph
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-22

Look no further as this is the best microphone every made. Quick and easy setup, automatic selection of the best frequency for no interruptions, highest quality sound out of all lavaliers on the market.

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