The Sennheiser EW-DX family of radio microphones are designed to simplify professional workflows and make wireless audio a breeze, and the products fit the bill, allowing any non-audio professional to deploy and use this advanced audio technology.
Ideal for live performances, rental companies, theatres, boardrooms, lecture halls, presentations, houses of worship or broadcasting, the EW-DX is a truly versatile and easy-to-use system. The product is an evolution of Sennheiser’s EW G4 series, but offers the lowest latency on the market at 1.9 milliseconds, the company claims.
Simplicity and versatility
Essentially, everything about Sennheiser’s EW-DX makes setup and use easy, especially for those unfamiliar with audio systems. All it took to test it out was to plug it in, connect it to PA head and switch the handheld receiver on. An Auto Scan button automatically assigns channels using an equidistant tuning grid that allows users to pack more channels more reliably, without intermodulation interference.
The German audio manufacturer is known for its audio quality, and that professional-grade audio is essentially a given in any Sennheiser product. As such, the handheld transmitter immediately became the best-sounding microphone I have ever used.
For IT professionals tasked with provisioning and deploying audio equipment and microphones for boardrooms or lecture halls, the EW-DX may be perfect, as it includes an Auto Scan function to help users find good frequencies for the receiver or multiple networked receivers.
Sennheiser also designed the EW-DX to be scalable, giving organizations multiple hardware options, including 2-channel half-rack (9,5″) or 4-channel full-rack (19″) receivers, while giving organizations the ability to expand if need be.
Transmitters are synced via Bluetooth Low Energy, and no line of sight is required.
The receiver is fitted with a headphone output and volume control, both balanced XLR and unbalanced 6.3mm analogue outputs, and an RJ 45 port for Power over Ethernet and integration into control and monitoring networks.
The EW-DX line includes a bodypack transmitter, the ED-DX SK 3-PIN, that seems to be perfect for speakers that want to have their hands free via a clip-on or headset mic without sacrificing audio quality.
Manageability and control
IT professionals will be happy to know that the EW-DX includes Dante networked audio, Ethernet control ports and AES-256 encryption that allows the system to be securely transmitted and placed on IT networks.
Setting it up in a corporate meeting space or lecture hall is seamless, and managing it is just as simple with tools like Sennheiser’s Control Cockpit, Wireless Systems Manager and Smart Assist app.
The company’s Smart Assist mobile app or advanced software like its Wireless Systems Manager and Control Cockpit give organizations even more visibility and control in complex, networked environments.
The company markets the EW-DX as its most versatile digital wireless system, with broad applicability across high education campuses, corporate meeting spaces, or live performance venues. Based on our review, we’d say that marketing language is entirely accurate.
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