Sony DWT-B30 Digital Wireless Bodypack Transmitter (UC7: 470 to 616 MHz)

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Sony DWT-B30 Digital Wireless Bodypack Transmitter (UC7: 470 to 616 MHz)
Key Features
  • For DWX Digital Series Receivers
  • Sony 4-Pin Hirose Input Connector
  • 6.5 Hrs on 2 x AA Batteries, USB Power
  • 140 MHz Tuning Bandwidth
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The Sony DWT-B30 is a is a third-generation DWX Digital Series wireless bodypack transmitter compatible with the DWR-R03D rackmount and DWR-S03 slot-in receivers as well as all previous DWX Digital Series receivers.
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Sony DWT-B30 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Professional Sound Quality for High-Density Multichannel Productions
  • 3Easy-to-Use Features for Fast Setup
  • 4Additional Features

The Sony DWT-B30 is a is a third-generation DWX Digital Series wireless bodypack transmitter compatible with the DWR-R03D rackmount and DWR-S03 slot-in receivers as well as all previous DWX Digital Series receivers.

The compact transmitter features tough magnesium housing and a Sony 4-pin Hirose input connector, allowing you to plug in a lavalier or headset mic of your choice for hands-free performances, interviews, and presentations. The unit delivers professional-quality, 24-bit digital audio and is ideal for large-scale, multichannel applications, including broadcast and film production.

The DWT-B30 operates in a single, ultrawide 140 MHz UHF bandwidth and offers selectable 2/10/25mW RF output power, extremely low latency, and a transmission range up to 300'. Four codec modes provide flexible options allowing you to prioritize sound quality, latency, or compatibility with previous generations. AES 256-bit encryption is on board for secure transmission. Two AA batteries power the unit for up to 6.5 hours, while the micro-USB port can also supply power while in operation.

Transmitter functions, including gain control, RF frequency selection, RF power output, low-cut filter, and low-power sleep mode, can all be controlled remotely from the portable DWR-S03D receiver or the rackmount DWR-R03D receiver. The DWR-R03D features networking capabilities, allowing you to control multiple transmitters via a computer running Sony's Wireless Studio control software, for high-channel count applications.

Additional compatible receivers include the DWR-R02DN, DWR-S02DN, DWR-S02D, DWR-R02D, DWR-R01D, and the DWR-S01D.

Professional Sound Quality for High-Density Multichannel Productions

X-Dimension Diversity: Ensures transmission reliability by combining multiple dimensions of diversity with Sony’s digital technology and a highly accurate calculation algorithm

High-Density 375-kHz Channel Plan: 16 full-quality channels per 6-MHz TV channel deliver reliable transmissions with less interference during complex, multichannel shoots

UltraLow Latency: Latency times as low as 1.2 ms ensure coherent sound and accurate monitoring

Four Codec Modes: The system offers 4 different codecs tailored for different applications, with Mode 4 offering the highest quality sound and short latency

Adjustable RF Output Power: The selectable 2/10/25mW of RF power gives you the flexibility to overcome interference in challenging environments

Easy-to-Use Features for Fast Setup

Cross Remote

  • Remote control of transmitter settings (including gain and low-cut filter) and automatic frequency change of the transmitter and receiver
  • Menu-selectable, two-channel, scanning and transmitter setting mode in one process

Microphone Settings

  • The bodypack transmitter can accept mic- and line-level signals with input gain ranging from 0 to 48 dB, adjustable in 3-dB steps
  • The low-cut filter offers multiple frequency settings from 20 to 220 Hz, or can be turned off entirely

OLED display

  • The adjustable, easily readable OLED display shows transmission status, remaining battery life, RF power, audio level, peak indications, lock status, and the Cross Remote signal level

User Memory Function

  • Easily store and recall multiple transmitter settings for quick setup in the field

Lock Function

  • Avoid accidental changes during a shoot by locking the transmitter's settings

Additional Features

Encryption Settings

  • AES 256-bit encryption ensures secure transmission with all 3rd-generation DWX components 
  • Proprietary Secure Key encryption option is a backward compatible mode that works with 1st- and 2nd-generation DWX components

Powering

  • The DWT-B30 will run for up to 6.5 hours on two AA batteries
  • The micro-USB port can also be used to power the transmitter while in use
  • Low-power sleep mode when transmitter is not active preserves battery life
UPC: 027242915305

Sony DWT-B30 Specs

System
Wireless Transmission UHF
RF Frequency Band 470.125 to 607.875 MHz
614.125 to 615.875 MHz
RF Bandwidth140 MHz
Frequency Step Size25 kHz
Max Operating Range300' / 91.4 m
Latency0.7 to 1.8 ms
EncryptionAES 256, Proprietary
ModulationProprietary
Transmitter 1
Transmitter
Form FactorBodypack
RF Output Power2 / 10 / 25 mW (Switchable)
Audio I/O1 x Proprietary 4-Pin Male Input (Lockable)
MutingNone
Audio Input Level-22 to +24 dBu (Max)
Gain Range0 Up to +48 dB (3 dB Steps)
Frequency Response20 Hz to 22 kHz
Sync MethodProprietary
Antenna1 x 1/4 Wave Flexible Whip, Detachable (Beltpack)
Power RequirementsBattery, Bus Power (USB)
Battery Type2 x AA
Approx. Battery Life6.5 Hours (Alkaline)
USB/Lightning Connectivity1 x Micro-USB
Display & IndicatorsOLED (Audio Level, Multifunction, Peak, Power, RF Output Power, Sync)
HousingMagnesium
Operating Temperature32 to 122°F / 0 to 50°C
Storage Temperature-4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C
Dimensions2.5 x 0.7 x 2.9" / 63 x 17 x 73 mm (without Antennas)
Weight4.4 oz / 125 g (with Batteries)
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.71 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)17.6 x 6.4 x 2.7"
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