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IBC 2015: Sony reveals DWX-N series for studio, live, installed and broadcast sound

The system comprises the DWR-R02DN receiver, DWT-B01N beltpack and DWM-02N wireless microphone

Sony today revealed the newest model in its DWX series of digital wireless microphone systems.

The DWX-N series, on show on the Sony stand in hall 12, offers users higher quality sound, shorter audio latency and more reliable transmission, providing a solution that brings UHF wireless microphone technology into the digital domain.

According to Sony the DWX-N series, for live, studio, installation, and broadcast applications, was developed following specific feedback from DWX customers. It comprises he DWR-R02DN receiver, DWT-B01N beltpack and DWM-02N wireless microphone.

“The DWX-N Series is our most advanced digital wireless microphone system to date,” says James Leach, product marketing manager at Sony Professional Europe. “Developed in close consultation with our customers, we’ve not only continued the exceptional audio clarity of our previous solutions, we’ve also improved the reliability of the audio transmission. Crucially, we’ve developed a system that will easily integrate with existing live and studio workflows, making the DWX-N series ideal for multiple different applications.”

According to Sony, key benefits of the DWX-N series include:

  • Peerless high-quality sound: Developed from scratch for DWX products, the WiDIF-HP codec ensures exceptionally high-quality natural sound is preserved while being passed through a digital system. It delivers the outstanding audio performance demanded by world-class audio productions at a 96 KHz signal flow for high resolution audio.
  • More reliable RF transmission mode: A newly developed ENG-specific codec prevents signal drop out by interference, helping to deliver incredibly reliable transmission and provide additional error correction. This therefore also expands the operational range of the DWX-N series.
  • Short audio latency: Providing almost no signal delay, the DWX-N series provides audio latency as low as 1.5 milliseconds from microphone input to analogue output – vital for live audio productions in particular.
  • Wide-band receiver: Operating with a wide bandwidth from 470MHz to 710MHz (depending on region) the DWR-R02DN receiver is a critical part of a truly international audio solution. Able to operate across 34 countries in Europe where this range is covered, the series also works in the US, Japan, Australia and New Zealand, among others.

The DWX-N Series will be on show on the Sony stand in hall 12 (Elicium Hall).