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Hybrid Digital Processing for high quality sound for ENG / EFP productions

The UWP-D11 belt-pack wireless microphone package with Sony Hybrid Digital Processing (HDP) offers the sound quality of digital audio processing combined with the reliability of analogue FM modulation. The package includes the UTX-B03 belt-pack transmitter and URX-P03 portable receiver. Also included is a high quality omni-directional lavalier microphone and a range of accessories including windscreen, microphone holder clip, belt-clip and shoe-mount adaptor. The UWP-D11 package offers wide frequency coverage with up to 72 MHz bandwidth* across a wide range of channels, with a choice of four models to choose from. Easy-to-use features include a large display and small size receiver to fit neatly on any size camcorder or DSLR camera, automatic channel setting function, headphone output, USB connection for power supply and line input availability. The UWP-D Series system provides superb transient response performance for all ENG / EFP production applications.

* UWP-D11/K42 operates at 56 MHz bandwidth.

  • Sony Hybrid Digital Processing (HDP) for high quality sound

    Improves transient response performance between the UWP-D transmitter and receiver, which will provide impressive natural sound quality compared to conventional analogue wireless systems.

  • Complete package

    The UWP-D11 comes as a complete package including the UTX-B03 belt-pack transmitter, URX-P03 portable receiver, omni-directional lavalier microphone and everything you need to operate the wireless audio system.

  • Wide frequency coverage with choice of channels available

    The extra wide switching bandwidth covers a wide area, with a wide choice of channels available across four models (UWP-D11/K21, UWP-D11/K33, UWP-D11/K42 and UWP-D11/K51).

  • Large display and small size receiver

    The transmitter and receiver both feature a large display for ease of use, while the small size receiver fits neatly on any size camcorder or DSLR camera.

  • Easy to use features

    Automatic channel setting function, headphone output, USB connection for power supply and line input availability.



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5 thoughts on “New SONY Radio Mics £623…See them at BVE 2014

  1. I’m liking that USB connection for power. Sounds odd to attach a power cable to a wireless pack, but I can think of many scenarios where this would save bacon.

    I’m presuming these are UK legal – anyone know if they are legal to use around Europe? Elsewhere? LOL – fat chance.

    Still, another box to tick at BVE – along with the inevitable ‘how much?’

  2. Hi Matt, the USB power is for powering the wireless RX from the USB on the camcorder, which is quite unique and money saving! You can also use it to charge NiMH batteries if they are being used (for the TX). The product can be used in UK. In other countries its best to check with the local frequency band manager. For pricing its best speak to your friendly Sony Professional dealer.

  3. Not quite in the same league as these radio mics, but the Japanese SONY consumer site is advertising the new bluetooth transmitter and receiver sets. The ECM-AW4 now comes in black, is a tad smaller than its predecessor, but the biggest news is that the transmitter now also comes with a 3.5mm mic jack input which seems to support plugin power. The product will be available in March and reviews will become available after that I suppose. Would perhaps be useful for international productions!

  4. to charge rechargeable AA batteries the USB port or wall adapter must supply at least 1A (many wall and car chargers are only 0.5A and will not charge batteries in the unit). A 0.5V adaptor will power the unit but you must remove the tray. I also find that the ultimate lithium (9x) last forever (50 hrs on paper and it sounds about right to me LOL never remember to reset the time when I put a new set) . Lots of options with this new Sony UHF , like the phantom on the plug-on. I didn’t even know about it when I bought it, and the ability to connect a shotgun for some particular sound or in emergency is a great added feature!
    In any case the USB charging thing works for the RX,TX and plug-on. Al with the same min. 1/A to charge rechargeable batteries.

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