The Sennheiser G3 Wireless Mic Kit – Freq B offers flexibility for a wide array of uses, and is great for situations in which using hard-wired mics might be problematic. It has great battery life, its receiver pack fits on a hot shoe and can output (with different cables) to XLR or 3.5mm, and it offers a huge multichannel frequency range (1,680 tunable frequencies with 12 frequency presets).
This kit includes:
- Bodypack transmitter (SK100G3)
- Bodypack receiver (EK100G3)
- Hot shoe mounting plate
- XLR to 3.5mm cable (twist-on connector)
- 3.5mm to 3.5mm cable (twist-on connector)
- Lapel mic with tie clip
- Hard case
Power Supply. The Sennheiser G3 Wireless Mic Kit requires four AA batteries to operate—two for the transmitter and two for the receiver. This rental doesn’t include batteries.
Frequency Range. This kit is the Frequency Range B version. If you don’t need a specific frequency, then it doesn’t matter which you choose. Frequency Range B is no better than Frequency Range A; however, if you’re using more than one kit at the same time, make sure they’re all in the same frequency range. A + A = Good, B + B = Good, A + B = Bad.
User Configuration. Because this kit’s ability to deliver good audio depends on getting clear reception, you must set up the wireless mics yourself on-site where you’ll be filming. The channels each transmitter/receiver operates on will vary depending on your location, so a good frequency in our office may not be a good frequency for your beach/church/army base/etc.