319MHz bandwidth leads beyerdynamic TG 1000 features
Boasting a 319MHz bandwidth to guard again changes in the available frequency spectrum, beyerdynamic has launched the TG 1000 digital wireless microphone system.
Issues surrounding the redistribution of spectrum, commonly known as the digital dividend, together with the growth of digital television broadcasting and LTE mobile wireless technology are forcing wireless microphones into new frequency ranges in regions around the world. With a bandwidth of 319MHz, the TG 1000 system covers a UHF frequency range from 470 to 789MHz, which is intended to leave enough clearance to bypass interference by other users in the assigned frequency range. In addition, the system’s large bandwidth enables it to function worldwide.
The basis for high-resolution audio transmission lies with a dynamic range of 128 dB and digital 24-bit converters. With distortion-free sound reproduction in the 20Hz range and clear audio transmission, the system is described as suitable for the most demanding live applications from classical performers to rock guitarists. A TriplePlay Codec enables the digital wireless system to achieve short latency times (2.1ms), high fault tolerances and quality sound reproduction. It also boasts a range of up to 300m.
There is currently a choice of five interchangeable capsules for the handheld transmitter including the TG V90r ribbon, a dynamic and a condenser microphone model. The TG 1000 system allows one-button navigation and comes with illuminated control elements together with a large, high-contrast OLED display. The Chameleon software enables web-based control of the system from computers, smartphones and tablet PCs. Professional productions benefit from 24-channel cascading, allowing smooth, interference-free parallel operation of up to 12 dual receivers without antenna splitters.
The German manufacturer has also introduced a white version of its Custom One Pro headphone series. Custom Sound Sliders provide a level of customisation, whilst flexible bass reflex vents on the ear cups change the sound characteristics in four stages. When the vents are closed, they keep the transducer membranes under control, producing a streamlined, analytical sound. However, with every notch on the slider, the headphones add another layer of bass, which has been enhanced as there is no equaliser in the amplifier to manipulate the frequency. An added benefit of the Sound Slider is that it seals off the ear cups when in the closed position, increasing the acoustic isolation. In contrast to electronic noise cancellation, there is no uncomfortable feeling of pressure against the ears and no additional batteries are required with incremental noise isolation.
The newly developed 16-Ohm drivers provide a maximum volume of 116dB and the cable is available in a variety of lengths and models. A special locking device holds the cable securely in position, whilst the custom headset turns the headphones into an ideal headset with a flexible but removable gooseneck microphone, which can be directly connected to the microphone jack.