The Sennheiser SK 6212 mini-bodypack
Sennheiser has announced that the new SK 6212 mini-bodypack transmitter will be available for shipping starting in March. Designed for multi-channel audio applications in the fields of broadcasting, (musical) theatre and live audio, the mini-transmitter is lightweight, spectrum-efficient and offers rock-solid digital transmission with high-quality audio.
Pro Audio senior product manager Tom Vollmers says Sennheiser’s SK 5212 was the smallest professional UHF microphone transmitter a decade ago and the technology has continued to advance rapidly since then.
“With the digital SK 6212, we are opening a new chapter. We have developed this mini-transmitter hand in glove with our pro audio key customers, and the result is a new standard: compact, spectrum-efficient, and with a long battery life,” he says.
The mini bodypack is only about 63mm x 47mm x 20m in size and weighs approximately 112g including the battery. An additional inner sealing in the transmitter ensures a good level of moisture resistance. Moreover, there is no more stress with battery life: the SK 6212’s rechargeable lithium-polymer battery has a spectacular operating time of 12 hours.
The SK 6212 transmits free from intermodulation, which means that the transmission frequencies can simply be placed in a spectrum-efficient, equidistant grid – no calculation needed, just scanning for free spectrum, and no blocking of the scarce spectrum by intermods.
The SK 6212’s BA 62 lithium-polymer battery can be removed and recharged in the Digital 6000 rack-mount charger via the dedicated LM 6062 charging module.
The miniature bodypack uses the purpose-designed, proprietary SeDAC audio codec – the same DAC as used in the high-end Digital 9000 wireless system. As part of the Digital 6000 family, the SK 6212 is compatible with 6000 series receivers – including the analogue/digital EK 6042 camera receiver – and the receiver of the Digital 9000 series.
Tom says users will be able to focus more on what they are doing rather than what the transmitter is doing because “it can be barely felt when worn, and gives the engineer peace of mind thanks to its reliable transmission, great audio and long operating time.”