The 2000 Series Single Handheld Wireless Microphone System from Sennheiser is a professional wireless microphone package designed to deliver high-quality, reliable wireless performance for concerts, lectures, meetings, and a wide variety of other pro audio applications. The system includes the EM 2000 wireless receiver and the nickel SKM 2000-XP handheld microphone transmitter that's been fitted with the nickel Neumann KK 204 condenser capsule.
The 2000 Series wireless system features 20 intermodulation-free frequency banks with up to 64 preset channels per bank. In addition, there are 6 user banks that allow you to tune and store up to 64 channels. Frequency channel settings are tuned in 25 kHz steps, and there are up to 3,000 possible frequencies in up to 75 MHz of bandwidth in a given band (number of presets, number of possible frequencies and bandwidth vary per frequency band).
To help you get set up as quickly as possible, there is an auto-scan feature that finds available frequencies for you, plus you can configure the transmitter via infrared directly from the receiver. To prevent audible RF interference due to a weak signal from the transmitter, the system utilizes a pilot tone-driven squelch feature that kicks in once the signal strength dips below a certain threshold.
The included SKM 2000-XP handheld microphone transmitter runs on two regular AA batteries, or the optional BA 2015 rechargeable battery pack. For convenience, it has external charging contacts that allow for recharging without taking the battery pack out of the transmitter when used with the optional L2015G2 charging station. In this particular 2000 Series system the transmitter comes with the Neumann KK 204 cardioid condenser capsule, which has been developed specifically for the SKM 2000 system. In designing the KK 204, particular attention was given to ensuring that the capsule maintains low levels of self noise and handling noise. Intended for stage use, the cardioid polar pattern rejects sound from the sides and directly behind the microphone. This helps to promote isolation from floor monitors and crowd noise. The capsule also features integrated foam for pop protection and for keeping moisture from contaminating the element.
The EM 2000 wireless receiver is enclosed in a 19" rackmountable case that is made from all-metal. It features one balanced 1/4" output, one balanced XLR output, and one 1/4" headphone output. For convenience and efficient use of space, the power supply is integrated within the unit. Employing true diversity technology for consistent reception, the receiver uses 2 rod antennas. Additionally, the EM 2000 has an integrated antenna splitter that allows up to 8 receiver units to share one set of antennas. This feature can come in handy in multi-channel system configurations in which you may wish to rackmount several receivers on top of one another.