Sennheiser AVX Digital Wireless Audio System: Hands-On Review


In the following video, Rob Rives, from B&H, discusses the Sennheiser AVX Camera-Mountable Digital Wireless Audio System—designed to streamline your workflow significantly when recording sound for picture.

The video focuses on Sennheiser’s rich history of building world-class wireless solutions, and shows off the capabilities of the ME2 lavalier microphone when it’s attached to the SK bodypack transmitter, as well as the AVX-42 handheld transmitter.

Rives shows us the EKP XLR receiver’s sleek form factor, which weighs only 3 oz and attaches directly to the XLR input on your video camera, with the ability to rotate 320 degrees to accommodate different setups. He also demonstrates the system’s adaptability to DSLRs with the included shoe mount and XLR to mini cable, USB powering options, and battery-power option when phantom is not available. Additional features include the system’s ability to find the cleanest operating frequency in the 1920 to 1930 MHz range automatically, boost transmission power as needed, and provide excellent Automatic Gain Control.   

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What is the difference between the G3 system and this new system? 

Hi Dave -

The AVX system provides a variety of automatic functionality aimed at flexibility and speed including auto-dynamic range settings, which automatically adjusts the audio level to a recording device's input sensitivity, reducing distortion and eliminating the need to adjust your mic's level. The system also offers link protection, a feature that quickly scans available frequencies and will automatically switch before any interference becomes audible.  It should be noted, that while this system includes 2 transmitters, only 1 can be used at a time.  The G3 systems can be used with multiple systems simultaneously.

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