BVE 2018: Sennheiser reveals Digital 6000 upgrades

Sennheiser is showing a range of its solutions at BVE this week such as the EK 6042 two-channel receiver for broadcast cameras and the Digital 6000 wireless microphone system, both of which benefit from recent upgrades.

The Digital 6000 upgrade features a Command/Talkback function and secondary Dante port, whilst the firmware update for the EK6042 camera receiver includes the long awaited ‘Party Dial’ mode which allows users to quickly jump between pre-programmed frequencies with one button, ideal for situations where it is necessary to quickly change between frequencies.

To operate a talkback channel, users have a choice of several transmitter options: They are able to use the special SKM 9000 COM handheld or make the SK 6000 or SK 9000 bodypack transmitters “COM-ready” by connecting the KA 9000 COM command cable.

Any output of the receiver can be freely assigned as a talkback channel, and programmed to either work as “push to talk” or “push to mute”. On EM 6000 DANTE receivers, dual Dante channels are supported. A “COM” icon will appear on the receiver display to indicate that the Command function is in operation. The icon will invert its colour once the command button on the transmitter or the KA 9000 COM is pressed.

The new firmware version 2.0 improves the Auto Setup function of Digital 6000. It is now possible to distribute transmitter sync settings from one master receiver to all associated receivers. Also included is a new sync option, “Frequency Only”. This option only changes the transmission frequency, leaving all other settings untouched. The software also provides an Audio Mute for the receiver as well as soft backlighting to all function buttons and switches, facilitating work in dark environments.

The new firmware 2.0 for all EM 6000 receivers can be downloaded at the Sennheiser website here.

Early adopters of the Digital 6000 DANTE that prefer a Dante-type receiver with two ports can take benefit of a Sennheiser swap service, and are asked to contact their local Sennheiser sales rep for more information. The swap period starts on 1 April and ends on 31 May, 2018.