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Sennheiser EW 512P G4 Camera-Mount Wireless Omni Lavalier Microphone System (GW1: 558 to 608 MHz)

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Sennheiser EW 512P G4 Camera-Mount Wireless Omni Lavalier Microphone System (GW1: 558 to 608 MHz)
Key Features
  • For Professional Filmmaker, Videographer
  • MKE 2 Miniature Omnidirectional Lav Mic
  • Rugged Bodypack Transmitter
  • Diversity Camera-Mount Receiver
The Sennheiser EW 512P G4 is a camera-mount wireless lavalier microphone system that brings advanced features to the EW Series, expanding this industry-standard system into a fully professional, yet cost-effective solution that filmmakers, videographers, and journalists can rely on—even in challenging shooting environments like big cities.
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Sennheiser EW 512P G4 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Built for Reliable Performance in the Field
  • 3Advanced Controls for Flexible Use
  • 4Proven Broadcast-Quality Sound
  • 5Additional Features
  • 6EW 100 G4 vs EW 500 G4 Systems at a Glance
By B&H Photo's

The Sennheiser EW 512P G4 is a camera-mount wireless lavalier microphone system that brings advanced features to the EW Series, expanding this industry-standard system into a fully professional, yet cost-effective solution that filmmakers, videographers, and journalists can rely on—even in challenging shooting environments like big cities.

The rugged EW 512P G4 combines a wide 50 MHz bandwidth with 2000 frequencies and an RF output level up to 50 mW for a clean transmission and broadcast-quality sound. Depending on your location, you can operate up to 32 mics in one space.

For pristine sound capture, the EW 512P G4 features a high-grade MKE 2 omnidirectional lavalier mic with a sweat-resistant, easy-to-conceal miniature design. Also included is a bodypack transmitter and a camera-mount receiver. The system connects to a camcorder, a DSLR/mirrorless, or a cinema camera to capture crisp-sounding speech or dialog for projects ranging from films and documentaries to wedding videos, corporate spots, and hands-free interviews.

The EW 512P G4 is backward-compatible with previous evolution systems, including EW 100 models, giving you the ability to mix and match G4/G3/G2/G1 receivers or bodypack, handheld, and plug-on transmitters.

Built for Reliable Performance in the Field
  • The EW 512P G4 features rugged, all-metal chassis well suited for extended use on location.
  • The lightweight, compact bodypack transmitter is moisture-resistant, easy to conceal, and offers rounded edges that are soft to the touch and comfortable for the talent to wear. A locking connector ensures that your lav doesn’t detach at a critical moment, while a convenient switch allows you to mute your mic. 
  • Using the included shoemount adapter, the equally compact receiver easily mounts on your camera without adding much weight. The included CL 500 cable provides a balanced connection from the receiver to the XLR audio input of your camcorder, cinema camera, or recording device. The CL 1 cable is for DSLR/mirrorless cameras and devices with 3.5mm inputs. A headphone output lets you monitor the quality of your sound while recording.
  • Both transmitter and receiver feature daylight-readable LED displays showing reception quality, battery status, and audio level. 
Advanced Controls for Flexible Use
  • The frequency scan function automatically searches for the cleanest frequency at your location.
  • To get you going quickly, the transmitter and receiver synchronize via infrared interface with the simple push of a button.
  • 10/30/50 mW switchable RF output helps overcome interference or save battery life.
  • The adjustable input sensitivity on the transmitter accommodates mic levels ranging from booming voices to quiet speech, and even line-level audio.
  • The receiver has an adjustable output range of 42 dB to match the audio input of your camera or recording device.
Proven Broadcast-Quality Sound
  • 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.
  • To take full advantage of the MKE 2’s dynamic range, the system employs proprietary HDX compander technology, preserving your sound without adding unwanted noise during transmission—delivering audio with remarkable accuracy and quality.
Additional Features
  • Adaptive-diversity reception for reliable transmission up to 330'
  • 20 frequency banks, each with up to 32 factory-preset channels to prevent intermodulation
  • Pilot tone squelch for eliminating RF noise when transmitter is turned off
  • User-friendly menu operation with flexible control options
  • Transmitter and receiver feature 4-step battery-life indicator
  • Auto-Lock function avoids accidental changing of settings
  • RF Mute function
  • 8 hours of battery life
  • Powered via AA batteries or rechargeable BA 2015 Accupack batteries (available separately)
  • Side contacts for recharging the Accupacks without removing them from either transmitter or receiver—requires the L 2015 quick-charging unit (available separately)
  • Unlike digital wireless systems, the SK 500 G4 transmitter can transmit to an unlimited number of EW series receivers
  • Wide range of accessories adapts the system to a variety of applications
EW 100 G4 vs EW 500 G4 Systems at a Glance
  • Bandwidth: Up to 46 MHz vs up to 88 MHz
  • UHF Frequencies: 1680 vs up to 3520
  • RF Output Power: Fixed 30 mW vs adjustable 10/30/50 mW
  • Mics at Once: Up to 12 mics vs up to 32 mics
  • Included Lavalier Mic: ME 2-II omni or ME 4 cardioid vs professional MKE 2 omni
  • Headphone Output: No vs yes
  • Audio Output: Unbalanced vs balanced
  • Plug-On Transmitter: No phantom vs +48V phantom power
UPC: 615104316430

Sennheiser EW 512P G4 Specs

Key Specs
Wireless Technology
Analog UHF
Included Transmitters
1x Bodypack
Diversity
Antenna Diversity
Max Operating Range
330' / 100.6 m (Line of Sight)
Receiver Type
Camera-Mount
Microphone Type
Lavalier
Polar Pattern
Omnidirectional
System
Wireless Technology
Analog UHF
Number of RF Channel Frequencies
2000
Included Transmitters
1x Bodypack
Diversity
Antenna Diversity
RF Frequency Band
558 to 608 MHz
RF Bandwidth
50 MHz
Frequency Step Size
25 kHz
RF Channel Scanning
Auto-Scan
Max Operating Range
330' / 100.6 m (Line of Sight)
Max Transmitters per Band
32
Built-In Recorder
No
Timecode Support
No
Mobile App Compatible
No
Encryption
No
Deviation
±48 kHz (Peak)
Modulation
Wideband FM
Receiver
Receiver Type
Camera-Mount
Mounting Options
Shoe-Mount (with Included Hardware)
Antenna
1x External, Fixed (Top-Mount)
Number of Audio Channels
1
Audio I/O
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female Balanced Line Output (Locking)
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female Unbalanced Headphone Output (Locking)
Gain Range
42 dB (6 dB Steps)
Audio Output Level
1/8" / 3.5 mm Output:
+17 dBu (Balanced)
Phantom Power Protection
No
Network I/O
No
USB/Lightning Connectivity
No
Squelch
Adjustable, 5 to 25 dBμV
Adjacent Channel Isolation
>65 dB
Power Requirements
Battery
Battery Type
2x AA (Included)
1x Sennheiser Battery Pack (Not Included)
Approx. Battery Life
8 Hours (Alkaline)
Display & Indicators
1x Backlit LCD (Battery Status, Output Level, RF Level)
Housing
Metal
Operating Temperature
14 to 131°F / -10 to 55°C
Dimensions
2.5 x 3.2 x 0.9" / 64 x 82 x 24 mm
Weight
4.6 oz / 130 g (with Batteries)
Transmitter
Transmitter Type
Bodypack
RF Output Power
10 / 30 / 50 mW (Switchable, at 50 Ohms)
Audio I/O
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female Unbalanced Input (Locking)
Pad
No
Muting
Mute Switch
Audio Input Level
3 V RMS (Mic Level, Line Level)
Auto-Level Control
Yes
Gain Range
60 dB (3 dB Steps)
Frequency Response
80 Hz to 18 kHz (Mic)
25 Hz to 18 kHz (Line)
Sync Method
IR
Antenna
1x Internal, Fixed (Beltpack)
Power Requirements
Battery
Battery Type
2x AA (Included)
1x Sennheiser Battery Pack (Not Included)
Approx. Battery Life
8 Hours (Alkaline)
Display & Indicators
1x Backlit LCD (Audio Level, Battery Status, Signal Strength)
Housing
Metal
Operating Temperature
14 to 131°F / -10 to 55°C
Dimensions
2.5 x 3.2 x 0.9" / 64 x 82 x 24 mm
Weight
5.6 oz / 160 g (with Batteries)
Microphone
Microphone Type
Lavalier
Color
Black
Sound Field
Mono
Capsule
Condenser
Polar Pattern
Omnidirectional
Frequency Range
20 Hz to 20 kHz
Equivalent Noise Level
39 dB CCIR
Maximum SPL
142 dB SPL
THD
No
Sensitivity
5 mV/Pa at 1 kHz
Output Connector
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Male Unbalanced (Locking)
Cable Length
5.25' / 1.6 m
Operating Voltage
7.5 V
Operating Current Consumption
250 µA
Weight
0.6 oz / 17 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.755 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
16 x 7.2 x 2.95"

Sennheiser EW 512P G4 Reviews

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Can I split the AF OUT of the EK500 with a 'Y' ...

Can I split the AF OUT of the EK500 with a 'Y' cable, run one side to my FX6's XLR, the other, to an onboard mini recorder? Thx.
Asked by: Dave
Yes, you can use a Y-cable to split the output from a Sennheiser EK 500 Receiver to send the audio to two different devices, like two separate audio recorders, cameras, mixers, etc. You can use a cable like the Saramonic SR-UM10-CC1 3.5mm TRS to Two XLR Male Output Y-Cable for Wireless Mic Systems (B&H # SASRUM10CC1), or use an adapter like the ALZO 3.5mm Female to Dual XLR Male Stereo Microphone Adapter Cord for Pro Camcorders (B&H # AL130) together with the 3.5mm receiver output cable and, if needed, additional XLR cables to extend the length.
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2023-07-10

What is the correct frequency version for Chicago ...

What is the correct frequency version for Chicago IL?
Asked by: Andrew
Both frequency ranges offered for the Sennheiser EW 512P G4 Camera-Mount Wireless Omni Lavalier Microphone System appear to have available channels for the Chicago, Illinois area, however there may be slightly more available on the GW1: 558-608MHz range.
Answered by: Matt Z
Date published: 2021-11-29

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I want to buy shennheiser ew513 g4 gw1. the note is more on the way. So when can I buy? When will in stock?
Asked by: Fung W.
The Sennheiser EW 112 G4 is Back Ordered not on the way. Back Ordered items can sometimes take a while to come in. The best thing to do is fill out the Request Stock Alert box. Then you will be emailed upon arrival of the product.
Answered by: John P.
Date published: 2019-07-31

Will this work with the MixPre-10 II?

Will this work with the MixPre-10 II?
Asked by: Jay
Yes, the Sennheiser EW 512P G4 Camera-Mount Wireless Omni Lavalier Microphone System (GW1: 558 to 608 MHz) will work well alongside the Sound Devices MixPre-10 II 10-Channel / 12-Track Multitrack 32-Bit Field Recorder.
Answered by: Matt Z
Date published: 2022-01-19

Can you add additional wireless transmitter mics ...

Can you add additional wireless transmitter mics to the camera mounted receiver ? If so what models are compatible ?
Asked by: walter
Each wireless transmitter needs it's own corresponding receiver, so in order to add an additional mic using the Sennhieser G4 series, you would need an entire additional system.
Answered by: Steve
Date published: 2020-06-05

What's the latency?

What's the latency?
Asked by: Gerald
Hi Gerald - EW G4 is an analog RF system and essentially has zero latency as the transmission travels at the speed of light. Without digital components, your wireless is essentially latency free, but be mindful of other components in your set up that may add latency due to their digital architecture.
Answered by: Sennheiser
Date published: 2023-01-03

What is the difference from the EW 512P to the EW ...

What is the difference from the EW 512P to the EW 100? - In other words, why is there such a price difference?
Asked by: Rafael
The ew 512P system has a wide 88 MHz bandwidth with 3520 frequencies and an adjustable RF output level of 10, 30 or 50 mW. Depending on your location, you can operate up to 32 wireless systems simultaneously. The ew 100 has a 42 MHz bandwidth with 1680 frequencies and a fixed RF output level of 30 mW. You can use up to 12 ew 100 systems at the same time depending on the environment. The ew 512P includes the MKE 2 lavalier which is a more professional mic than the ME 2-II (or ME 4) which is included with the ew 100 system. Additionally, the ew 512P has a headphone jack on the receiver but the ew 100 does not have a headphone jack. The ew 100 system also includes a plug-on transmitter (SKP 100) for use with dynamic mics and mics that do not require phantom power. If you do want to add on a similar plug-on transmitter for the ew 512 or use the ew 500 system, the SKP 500 does supply +48V phantom power.
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2022-02-07

Does this come with an XLR cable?

Does this come with an XLR cable?
Asked by: Anonymous
They Sennheiser ew 512P G4 system comes with the CL500 receiver 3,5mm male to XLR male receiver output cable (B&H # SECL500), which connects the wireless system to a professional camera, recorder, mixer, etc. An additional CL1 3.5mm male to 3.5mm male receiver output cable (B&H # SECL1) is also included for connection to DSLR cameras and other devices with a 3.5mm input jack.
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2020-02-07
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