Saramonic Blink 500 B2 2-Person Digital Camera-Mount Wireless Omni Lavalier Microphone System (2.4 GHz)

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Saramonic Blink 500 B2 2-Person Digital Camera-Mount Wireless Omni Lavalier Microphone System (2.4 GHz)
Key Features
  • For Journalists, Vloggers, YouTubers
  • 2 x Omni Lav Mics & Built-In Omni Mics
  • 2 x Ultracompact Clip-On Transmitters
  • Ultracompact Dual-Channel Receiver
Simplify and expedite your entry into wireless audio with the Saramonic Blink 500 B2, an ultracompact and extraordinarily easy-to-use true wireless microphone system offering a cost-effective, all-inclusive solution for recording two subjects to your camera, camcorder, or mobile device.

The Blink 500 B2 delivers considerably improved sound quality compared to the built-in mics on cameras and mobile devices while functioning as an ultracompact digital system that provides immediate out-of-the-box operability for anyone, making it ideal for video, podcast, and mobile journalism applications. Once it's plugged in and powered on, it's set and ready so your focus can stay on your content.

Equally straightforward and small, the Blink 500 B2 gives you everything necessary for recording crisp, clear speech in any location. You get two clip-on transmitters—each with a built-in microphone and a clip-on omni lavalier mic, a dual-channel receiver with an integrated clip and shoe mount, and multiple charging and audio cables. Whether you're a run-and-gun videographer, a YouTube content creator, or an avid vlogger, the Blink 500 B2 can get your wireless audio going in no time.
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Saramonic Blink 500 B2 2-Person Digital Camera-Mount Wireless Omni Lavalier Microphone System (2.4 GHz)

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Saramonic B2 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Unpacking the Blink 500 B2
  • 3Connect, Power, and Go
  • 4Quality Sound
  • 5Perfect for 1- or 2-Person Shoots
  • 6Built-In Microphone for True Wireless Operation
  • 7Lavalier Microphone Included
  • 8Stable and Simple 2.4 GHz Digital Wireless
  • 9Ready for Anywhere
  • 10Other Features

Simplify and expedite your entry into wireless audio with the Saramonic Blink 500 B2, an ultracompact and extraordinarily easy-to-use true wireless microphone system offering a cost-effective, all-inclusive solution for recording two subjects to your camera, camcorder, or mobile device.

The Blink 500 B2 delivers considerably improved sound quality compared to the built-in mics on cameras and mobile devices while functioning as an ultracompact digital system that provides immediate out-of-the-box operability for anyone, making it ideal for video, podcast, and mobile journalism applications. Once it's plugged in and powered on, it's set and ready so your focus can stay on your content.

Equally straightforward and small, the Blink 500 B2 gives you everything necessary for recording crisp, clear speech in any location. You get two clip-on transmitters—each with a built-in microphone and a clip-on omni lavalier mic, a dual-channel receiver with an integrated clip and shoe mount, and multiple charging and audio cables. Whether you're a run-and-gun videographer, a YouTube content creator, or an avid vlogger, the Blink 500 B2 can get your wireless audio going in no time.

Unpacking the Blink 500 B2

  • Use each ultracompact clip-on transmitter as a true wireless microphone with its built-in mic element, or as a bodypack transmitter with its supplied clip-on lavalier microphone.
  • The ultracompact dual-channel receiver features an integrated clip with a shoe mount for flexible placement on you or your camera. Two different audio cables are provided to ensure proper hookup to a camera, camcorder, smartphone, or tablet.
  • Simply power on the receiver and transmitters to access reliable wireless audio functionality in an instant.

Connect, Power, and Go

  • With the receiver and transmitters paired at the factory, the Blink 500 system is comfortably easy to use for anyone, anywhere. Videographers, vloggers, YouTubers, and mobile journalists will benefit from the Blink 500's power-and-go operating style.
  • Advanced technology invisibly handles the complicated tasks such as switching channels to avoid dropouts, leaving you with a streamlined and simple system that requires no menu diving or tedious manual configuration.

Quality Sound

  • Blink 500 systems utilize 24-bit / 48 kHz resolution—the same audio standard used worldwide by sound engineers in the film industry—to give you quality sound at a budget-friendly price point.
  • Compared to the built-in microphones on cameras and mobile devices, Blink 500 systems offer considerably improved fidelity and clarity with less noise.
  • Since your subjects may speak at very different volumes, Saramonic outfitted the Blink 500 TX with dedicated gain buttons to allow quick and effortless adjustment of the signal level. You can even turn the volume all the way down to effectively mute the transmitter.
  • Knowing that camera preamps are often noisy, the Blink 500 RX’s 3.5mm output sends a strong line-level signal so you won’t have to crank the gain at your camera. If your camera has a mic-level input, be sure to lower its input gain to prevent clipping. The Blink 500 RX can even be used to drive headphones for quick monitor checks and troubleshooting.

Perfect for 1- or 2-Person Shoots

  • Since the Blink 500 RX is a dual-channel receiver, it can simultaneously handle both Blink 500 TX wireless transmitters. If you need to expand beyond that, you can use up to 18 Blink 500 systems at once to accommodate up to 36 wireless microphones.
  • Each Blink 500 system can include one dual-channel receiver and up to two transmitters. Choose from camera-mount (Blink 500 RX), Lightning (Blink 500 RXDi), or USB Type-C (Blink 500 RXUC) receivers.

Built-In Microphone for True Wireless Operation

  • The Blink 500 TX features a built-in miniature condenser microphone with an omni pickup pattern that captures clear and natural voice tonality. Thanks to the transmitter's ultracompact housing, you can clip it to clothing, slide it into a shirt pocket, place it on a podium, or hold it in your hand.

Lavalier Microphone Included

  • For maximum visual discretion, use the Blink 500 TX as traditional bodypack transmitter with the supplied lavalier microphone. Just clip the omni lav mic to a collar or lapel, then plug it into the transmitter's 3.5mm input; the transmitter automatically switches to the external microphone so you don't have to bother selecting the input source.
  • The lavalier mic includes a foam windscreen that lessens noise caused by light wind, breaths, and air conditioning systems. For enhanced reduction of stronger wind noise, a separately available furry windshield (a.k.a. windjammer) such as the Saramonic LM-WS can be fitted to the microphone.

Stable and Simple 2.4 GHz Digital Wireless

  • Whereas typical analog wireless systems are susceptible to interference from TV and radio waves, the Blink 500 digital system avoids that by operating in the 2.4 GHz band, which occupies frequencies beyond those of television, radio transmissions, and UHF wireless microphone systems.
  • Within the 2.4 GHz spectrum, the Blink 500 boasts automatic channel hopping to mitigate noise and dropouts at a line-of-sight distance of up to 164 feet. For optimal performance, environments with limited Wi-Fi / 2.4 GHz traffic and minimal physical obstructions are recommended.

Ready for Anywhere

  • Don’t be concerned about licensing or selecting frequencies; the Blink 500 system uses the license-free 2.4 GHz band, so you can go anywhere in the world and have a reliable, fully functional wireless system.

Other Features

  • Lightweight, ultracompact housings
  • Receiver's built-in clip with shoe mount allows easy attachment to your camera, belt, or clothing
  • Transmitter's intelligent LED indicators show power, audio level, low-battery level, and charging status
  • Internal 5-hour batteries keep you going on long shoots or multiple run-and-gun gigs in a day
  • USB Type-C connectivity and included charging cables for recharging the internal lithium-ion batteries or powering the receiver and transmitters
  • Use up to two transmitters with each receiver
  • Operate up to 18 systems simultaneously in the same environment
  • Includes gold-plated 3.5mm TRS cable for connection to a camera or camcorder
  • Includes gold-plated 3.5mm TRRS cable for connection to a smartphone or tablet equipped with a headphone jack
  • Connect to Fuji cameras outfitted with 2.5mm mic input jacks via the Saramonic SR-25C35 adapter cable (available separately)

Saramonic B2 Specs

System
Wireless TransmissionDigital 2.4 GHz
Number of RF Channels18
Included Transmitters2 x Clip-On with Microphone
DiversityNon-Diversity
RF Frequency Band 2400 to 2483.5 MHz
RF BandwidthUp to 83.5 MHz
Max Operating Range164' / 50 m (Line of Sight)
98.4' / 30 m (with Obstruction)
Max Systems per Setup18
Sample Rate/Resolution48 kHz / 24-Bit
Latency12 ms
EncryptionNone
ModulationGFSK
Receiver
Form FactorBeltpack / Camera-Mount / Portable
Mounting OptionsBelt Clip, Shoe-Mount (with Included Hardware)
Antenna1 x 1/4 Wave Wire, Fixed
Number of Audio Channels2
Audio I/O1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female Unbalanced Line Output
Audio Output Level5 dB
Phantom Power ProtectionNone
Frequency Response20 Hz to 16 kHz
Network I/ONone
Word Clock I/ONone
USB/Lightning Connectivity1 x USB Type-C (Bus Power, Charging)
Power RequirementsBattery or Bus Power (USB)
Battery Type1 x Built-In Rechargeable (Included, Not Replaceable)
Internal Battery Capacity400 mAh
Battery Charging Time2.5 Hours
Approx. Battery Life5 Hours
Display & Indicators1 x LED (Battery Status, Power, Recharging, Sync)
HousingABS, Plastic
Operating Temperature32 to 122°F / 0 to 50°C
Storage Temperature-4 to 122°F / -20 to 50°C
Dimensions2.4 x 1.3 x 0.6" / 6.2 x 3.3 x 1.5 cm
Weight1.1 oz / 31 g
Transmitter
Form FactorClip-On with Microphone
RF Output Power10 mW
Audio I/O1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female Unbalanced Input
Plug-In Power1 V
PadNone
MutingNone
Audio Input Level-42 to -30 dBV (at 0 dB Gain)
Gain Range+11 to +25 dB (7 dB Steps)
Signal ProcessingNone
Frequency Response20 Hz to 16 kHz
Sync MethodIR
Antenna1 x 1/4 Wave Wire, Fixed
Power RequirementsBattery or Bus Power (USB)
Battery Type1 x Built-In Rechargeable (Included, Not Replaceable)
Internal Battery Capacity400 mAh
Battery Charging Time1.5 to 2.5 Hours
Approx. Battery Life5 Hours
USB/Lightning Connectivity1 x USB Type-C (Bus Power, Charging)
Display & Indicators4 x LED (Audio Level, Power)
1 x LED (Battery Status)
1 x LED (Recharging)
HousingABS, Plastic
Operating Temperature32 to 122°F / 0 to 50°C
Storage Temperature-4 to 122°F / -20 to 50°C
Dimensions2.5 x 1.7 x 0.7" / 6.3 x 4.3 x 1.7 cm
Weight1.2 oz / 34 g
Microphone
Form FactorLavalier
ColorBlack
Sound FieldMono
Operating PrinciplePressure Operated
TransducerElectret Condenser
Polar PatternOmnidirectional
Frequency Range50 Hz to 18 kHz
Equivalent Noise Level58 dB
Maximum SPL110 dB SPL
Sensitivity-30 dB
Output Connectors1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Male Unbalanced
Cable Length4' / 1.22 m
Operating Voltage1 V
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.915 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)17.7 x 7.7 x 2.05"
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