Building on one of the best-selling wireless series in the global market, Sennheiser today launched evolution G4, the fourth generation of its highest selling product family. Major upgrades to the G4 line-up are features such as multichannel capabilities, single click scanning and set-up, frequency agility, as well as longer range, battery life and reliability. With four product series in the range- the 100, 300, 500, and IEM series- evolution G4 is designed to meet the needs of customers in the Live Performance, Broadcast and Film, as well as the Business and Education market segments.
“Whether it is in the corporate world, live entertainment, theatre or broadcast, the evolution wireless series has long been the professional's choice for the widest range of applications. We have set the precedent of introducing an ever-evolving feature set with each iteration and ew G4 is no exception. With many user-driven improvements and features, it is the culmination of sixty years of expertise in analogue wireless design,” said Mig Cardamone, Director of Sales and Marketing at Sennheiser Middle East.
The evolution wireless G4 maintains the pricing of the preceding generation and compatibility with all previous generations of evolution wireless.
Sennheiser has coincided the launch of the ew G4 with the announcement of a new version of Sennheiser Control Cockpit. This software enables users to centrally and remotely control their wireless systems in real-time via a web browser on their smartphones, tablets or laptops. Sennheiser Cockpit Control will not only work with SpeechLine Digital Wireless and the new G4 systems but also with Digital 6000.
In an interview with Digital Studio during ISE 2018, Mig Cardamone said that the Control Cockpit is gong to be the center of AV solutions for Sennheiser and will eventually integrate with many more products in the Sennheiser family.
"We are focusing on our Digital workflows. AV integration with IT has been happening for some time now – being able to monitor and control all of your devices with as few digital controls as possible. For us the software is becoming a key component of the decision making for customers – people of course expect reliability and performance – what we are giving with control cockpit and software enabled devices is a value add that makes the job much simpler," said Cardamone.
Expansion of the Series
In addition to the familiar 100, IEM, 300 and 500 sub-series, this latest generation has some additions: There are brand-new professional sets for ENG and film work in the 500 series, three new Base Sets in the 300 series, as well as upgraded Vocal Sets and a new Combo Set in the 100 series.
The evolution wireless G4’s 100, 500 and IEM Series offer flexibility, versatility and easy setup, said Sennheiser, making them ideal for live stage, house of worship and theatre applications.
The 100 series comprises Vocal Sets that include the acclaimed capsules of the evolution series of microphones. Also available are an Instrument Set, a Headmic Set and two Lavalier Sets with either the ME 2-II (omni) or ME 4 (cardioid).
The ew G4 500 series offers greater range, more spectrum flexibility and more control options via the Wireless Systems Manager software. Available systems include Vocal Sets with e 935, e 945 and e 965 capsules, an Instrument Set, a Lavalier Set with professional MKE 2 clip-on, as well as individual receiver and transmitter units.
The IEM series has had its RF output power increased to 50 mW, and its bodypacks now come with ever better protection from humidity and moisture. Individual units are available, as are a single and a Twin IEM Set.
Broadcast and Film
Sennheiser has designed its 100P Series around the needs of mobile journalism, ENG and documentary film makers while introducing the 500P series for professional film.
The 100P G4 series includes the ew 135-p G4 Portable Handheld Mic Set, two Portable Lavalier Mic Sets, the 112-p G4 (omni) and the ew 122-p G4 (cardioid), as well as the ENG Combo Set, which combines the camera receiver with a plug-on transmitter and a bodypack transmitter with omni ME 2-II clip-on.
Complementing the G4 100P sets are brand-new 500P series PRO Sets for ENG work and general filming needs. Systems include the ew 512-p G4 Pro Portable Lavalier Mic Set, the ew 500 BOOM G4 Pro Portable Boom Set and finally the Pro Film Combo Set, which includes both transmitter types, the camera receiver and accessories.
Business and Education
Targeting users in corporate, hospitality and education settings, the ew G4 300 series comprises a Vocal Set with an e 865 microphone head, a Lavalier Set with the ME 2-II clip-on, and a new Headmic Set which includes the SL HEADMIC 1, the pro’s choice for speeches and lectures. Also new in the series are the Base Sets, which provide a cost-efficient way to update or expand existing evolution wireless systems.