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Saramonic Blink 500 TX Clip-On Digital Bodypack Wireless Transmitter with Omni Lavalier Microphone (2.4 GHz)

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Saramonic Blink 500 TX Clip-On Digital Bodypack Wireless Transmitter with Omni Lavalier Microphone (2.4 GHz)
Key Features
  • For Blink 500 Wireless Mic Systems
  • Omni Lavalier Mic & Built-In Omni Mic
  • 3.5mm Microphone Input Connector
  • Easy to Use, Plug & Play Operation
Part of the Saramonic Blink 500 digital wireless system, the Blink 500 TX clip-on bodypack transmitter is available as an individual component to expand your existing setup or have a backup transmitter on hand.

Choose between using the transmitter as a true wireless microphone with its built-in mic element, or as a bodypack transmitter with the supplied clip-on lavalier microphone. Either way, the Blink 500 TX's lightweight and miniature form factor lets you conceal it with ease.

The Blink 500 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.
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Saramonic TX Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Connect, Power, and Go
  • 3Quality Sound
  • 4Built-In Microphone for True Wireless Operation
  • 5Lavalier Microphone Included
  • 6Stable and Simple 2.4 GHz Digital Wireless
  • 7Ready for Anywhere
  • 8Other Features

Part of the Saramonic Blink 500 digital wireless system, the Blink 500 TX clip-on bodypack transmitter is available as an individual component to expand your existing setup or have a backup transmitter on hand.

Choose between using the transmitter as a true wireless microphone with its built-in mic element, or as a bodypack transmitter with the supplied clip-on lavalier microphone. Either way, the Blink 500 TX's lightweight and miniature form factor lets you conceal it with ease.

The Blink 500 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.

Connect, Power, and Go
  • With simple gain buttons and a power/pair button, the Blink 500 TX is comfortably easy to use. Its 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.
  • Knowing that 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.
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 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 housing
  • Built-in clip for easy attachment to a belt or clothing
  • Intelligent LED indicators show power, audio level, low-battery level, and charging status
  • Internal lithium-ion battery with 5-hour battery life keeps you going on long shoots or multiple run-and-gun gigs in a day
  • Recharge the battery or power the transmitter via a USB Type-C connection with the included charging cable
  • Use up to two transmitters with each receiver (Blink 500 RX, Blink 500 RXDi, or Blink 500 RXUC)
  • Operate up to 18 systems simultaneously in the same environment

Saramonic TX Specs

Key Specs
Wireless Technology
Digital 2.4 GHz
Max Operating Range
164' / 50 m (Line of Sight)
98.4' / 30 m (with Obstruction)
Transmitter Type
Clip-On with Microphone
Audio I/O
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female Unbalanced Input
Microphone Type
Lavalier
Polar Pattern
Omnidirectional
Second Microphone Type
Built-In (Transmitter)
Polar Pattern
Omnidirectional
RF Frequency Band
2400 to 2483.5 MHz
RF Bandwidth
Up to 83.5 MHz
Max Operating Range
164' / 50 m (Line of Sight)
98.4' / 30 m (with Obstruction)
Sample Rate/Resolution
48 kHz / 24-Bit
Latency
6 ms
Encryption
No
Modulation
GFSK
SNR
70 dB
Transmitter
Transmitter Type
Clip-On with Microphone
RF Output Power
10 mW
Audio I/O
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female Unbalanced Input
Plug-In Power
1 V
Pad
No
Muting
No
Audio Input Level
-42 to -30 dBV (at 0 dB Gain)
Gain Range
+11 to +25 dB (7 dB Steps)
Signal Processing
No
Frequency Response
20 Hz to 16 kHz
Sync Method
IR
Antenna
1x 1/4 Wave Wire, Fixed
Power Requirements
Battery or Bus Power (USB)
Battery Type
1x Built-In Rechargeable (Included, Not Replaceable)
Internal Battery Capacity
400 mAh
Battery Charging Time
1.5 to 2.5 Hours
Approx. Battery Life
5 Hours
USB/Lightning I/O
1x USB-C (Bus Power, Charging)
Display & Indicators
4x LED (Audio Level, Power)
1x LED (Battery Status)
1x LED (Recharging)
Housing
ABS, Plastic
Operating Temperature
32 to 122°F / 0 to 50°C
Storage Temperature
-4 to 122°F / -20 to 50°C
Dimensions
2.5 x 1.7 x 0.7" / 6.3 x 4.3 x 1.7 cm
Weight
1.2 oz / 34 g
Microphone
Microphone Type
Lavalier
Color
Black
Sound Field
Mono
Operating Principle
Pressure Operated
Capsule
Electret Condenser
Polar Pattern
Omnidirectional
Frequency Range
50 Hz to 18 kHz
Equivalent Noise Level
58 dB
Maximum SPL
110 dB SPL
Sensitivity
-30 dB
Output Connector
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Male Unbalanced
Cable Length
4' / 1.22 m
Operating Voltage
1 V
Microphone 2
Second Microphone Type
Built-In (Transmitter)
Sound Field
Mono
Operating Principle
Pressure Operated
Capsule
Electret Condenser
Polar Pattern
Omnidirectional
Frequency Range
50 Hz to 18 kHz
Equivalent Noise Level
58 dB
Maximum SPL
120 dB SPL
Sensitivity
-42 dB
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.49 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
5.3 x 4.1 x 2.1"

Saramonic TX Reviews

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can this be used with 2 receivers?

can this be used with 2 receivers?
Asked by: Mrs
No, unfortunately these 2.4GHz systems have to be transmitters with a single receiver. For what you'd like to do, you should choose a UHF system like the UwMic9 or UwMic15. You can pair those transmitters with as many receivers as you'd like.
Answered by: JDEAN
Date published: 2019-12-11
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