May 31, 2015

Sennheiser's AVX System Aims to Simplify Wireless Audio for One-Man-Band Video Shooters

At this year's NAB, Sennheiser showed off their new AVX system, which is designed to make it easy and simple to get high-quality wireless audio:

Ultimately the goal of the AVX system is to make capturing superb-sounding audio in an ENG-type situation as painless as possible, though you can certainly use it for other applications (the NAB event is a perfect example of where this sort of system should excel). By operating in the 1900MHz range, ideally there will be less interference than other systems, but you do lose some range with this one compared to Sennheiser's more expensive and more professional offerings (range is around 100-150ft. depending on environment).

AVX comes in a few different packages depending on what you need, with prices ranging from $350 to $1,300 (batteries coming in under $100). A few of the packages give you essentially everything you need to get audio right out of the box, and all of these items (if they aren't already) should be available near the end of June 2015:

They also produced some videos introducing the AVX system. First, here's a short film:

And three other videos that explain some of the features of the new wireless system:


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Looks sweet. Liked the short.

May 31, 2015 at 2:49PM

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Steven Bailey
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Brilliant ad. Absolutely loved it.
I'll check out the product for sure.
Would love to know who put these together. Wonderful work.

May 31, 2015 at 7:40PM

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Scott Wild
Director
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I am curious to see how this new Sennheiser system compares with the new Rode RodeLink system. The Rode system is about half the price of the Sennheiser system, but the Sennheiser looks to be a lot smaller.

RODELink Wireless Lavalier Initial Test
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6P59ZxpANI

I currently use two Sennheiser G3 UHF systems which I am totally happy with.

May 31, 2015 at 9:34PM, Edited May 31, 9:37PM

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Guy McLoughlin
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Form-factor has no comparison.
XLR power rules.

June 8, 2015 at 6:40PM

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The ads were brilliant. It's immersive, clever, humorous, explanatory, and concise. I will definitely be trying these out.

June 1, 2015 at 2:47AM

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Arvin Abadilla
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Brilliant idea but way too pricey for me considering the Rode RodeLink system is about half the price. The small size is not so much of a benefit to me justify the outlay. Kudos to Sennheiser offering more choice.

June 3, 2015 at 11:56AM, Edited June 3, 11:56AM

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Kayode
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I've pre-ordered mine!
I didn't need to be convinced, but the videos were pretty awesome.

June 8, 2015 at 6:38PM

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