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NAB 2012: Sennheiser's SKP 300 G3

NAB 2012: Sennheiser's SKP 300 G3

Sennheiser SKP 300 G3 plug-on transmitter is a very handy accessory to just about any audio kit. The transmitter allows those top-notch microphones to become wireless, saving space by eliminating cables which also provides freedom. No wireless signal is complete without a receiver, and the EK 100 G3 is welcome match here.

The applications are numerous, for news reporters, this allows more freedom in the mics to chose, as well as the liberty to move from place to place without being dragged down by cables. Event video companies should be able to provide emcees or other speakers with mic very quickly with the SKP 300 G3. Narrative film makers can get creative with a full compliment of mics. There are eight frequencies available, and three variants to the model that reach different portions of the spectrum, SKP 300 G3-A is 516-558MHz, SKP 300 G3-G is 566-608MHz, and SKP 300 G3-B is 626-668MHz. Each of these maintains the same overall price of $530.

Power is provided to both the transmitter and condenser mics by a pair of AA batteries. Being able to provide phantom power only furthers the versatility that this box represents. If you don't want the power to be shared from one source, opt for a sensible accessory, the rechargable battery pack, SK2015-G2. As for physical presence, the SKP 300 G3 measures nearly 14-inches on its longest side, then about 3x5-inches for the rest of the round edged 24oz. box.

Our team at NAB 2012 was rather impressed with the universal capabilities of the SKP 300 G3, so they saw it fit to check out, snap a pic and make sure anyone that's interested can find it for themselves. We like the fact that it'll reduce our dependence on a single complete wireless system and will make it simpler to swap wireless mics.

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April 17th, 2012