The Sony DWZ Series of wireless microphone systems all use 24-bit linear PCM digital audio transmitted over the 2.4GHz band and come in four different paired, transmitter and receiver packages: the DWZ-B30GB Guitar Set, DWZ-M50 Vocal Set, the DWZ-M70 Vocal/Speech Set, and the DWZ-B70HL Headset and Lavaliere Set. Especially notable for a wireless system at this price point is that both the DWZ-M70 and DWZ-B70HL packages have advanced digital signal processing to minimize audio feedback and 128-bit AES data encryption for secure audio transmission.
Ideal and totally flexible for modest installed sound applications, houses of worship, corporate board rooms or night club stages, the DWZ systems have two methods for 2.4GHz frequency selection and the rack-mountable receivers (shown) have an integrated color LCD plus a built-in digital program EQ. The receivers connect easily using either balanced and unbalanced audio outputs and the handheld mics support both Sony’s or any third-party’s interchangeable mic capsule.
The DWZ-M50 Vocal Set includes an interchangeable cardioid dynamic microphone capsule for its handheld transmitter and a half-rack size receiver while the DWZ-GB30 Guitar Set goes with a body pack transmitter with guitar cable tone control and compact size receiver powered by an AC adapter, 9V battery or external DC.
The DWZ-M70 Vocal/Speech Set includes an interchangeable cardioid dynamic microphone capsule for its handheld transmitter and half-rack size receiver and the DWZ-B70HL Headset and Lavaliere Set uses either a cardioid condenser headset microphone or uni-directional condenser lavaliere mic, body pack transmitter and receiver with advanced DSP functions. Check out http://sony.com/proaudio.
By Barry Rudolph
miniBio: Barry Rudolph is a recording engineer/mixer with over 30 gold and platinum RIAA awards to his credit. He has recorded and/or mixed: Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hall & Oates, Pat Benatar, Rod Stewart, the Corrs and Robbie Nevil. Barry has his own futuristic music mixing facility and also teaches recording engineering at Musician’s Institute, Hollywood, CA. http://www.barryrudolph.com