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Sony unveils updated DWX-Series at PL+S 2012

Sony introduces seven additions to its DWX-Series at Germany's Prolight + Sound show, offering a broader choice to operators for pro-audio microphone applications.

Sony is launching the updated DWX-Series digital wireless microphone system at this year’s Prolight + Sound. The new range is said to be ideal for a range of applications including live concert, theatre, opera and broadcast studio. To broaden options available to operators, Sony has released the DWM-02, CU-C31, CU-F31, CU-F32 and industry major third-party microphone capsules. The full range is capable of recording both intimate and bold, clear vocal expression in loud environments, and interview and speech gathering from variable distances. The DWR-R02D rackmount receiver supports electric guitar and bass amplifier connections by TS Phone output with ATT control function. Flexible power options – 100V to 240V AC and 12V DC – enable the system to be used in different environments around the world. Reaching up to 72Mhz, the new DWR-S02D portable receiver has wide bandwidth three times the level available with the previous model. This gives users a higher probability to find unoccupied frequencies in congested metropolitan areas. The system also consistes of a ECM-FT5, which is a flat type microphone that comes with a unique metal water resistant design. “Sony technology is at the forefront of the switchover from analogue to digital transmission,” said Markus Warlich, product specialist professional audio, Sony Professional. “Combining Sony’s digital wireless transmission technology with a wide choice of Sony and third-party capsules, the DWX-Series will help to bring brand new sound experiences to audiences across the world. And where better to unveil this technology than at Prolight + Sound 2012. We believe that this is a landmark development in digital audio technology.”
The digital wireless microphone system transmits and receives 24-bit/48-kHz digital audio in a specific frequency bandwidth. Using Sony’s original WiDIF-HP codec, it delivers a wide dynamic range of more than 106dB, a wide frequency response of 20Hz to 22 kHz, and, according to the company, an excellent transient response.