NAMM 2012: Sennheiser launches brand new XS Wireless Series

Sennheiser has launched its brand new XS Wireless Series for entry-level users at the 2012 NAMM show.

The new range is designed to offer simple operation and optimum sound quality for entry-level users looking to go wireless. With a battery life of up to ten hours, the transmitters also offer a switching bandwidth of up to 24 MHz.

The series consists of two vocal sets, an instrument system and presentation sets with clip-on microphone or a head-mic. Martin Fischer, product manager for Sennheiser’s wireless systems, explained: “With the XS Wireless Series, Sennheiser offers reliability and quality sound at an entry-level price. It offers good value for money and will benefit small event and conference venues, houses of worship as well as bands, vocalists and musicians.”

The designers of the XS Series have focussed primarily on ease of use, with the systems operated via intuitive menus that automatically search for free frequencies. Transmitters can also be synchronized with their receivers via a wireless link. “We wanted to make sure that users can fully concentrate on their performance, their speech, etc. without having to worry too much about the set-up and technology,” Fischer added.

Sennheiser’s XS Wireless Series also includes two systems for vocalists and one instrument set for guitarists. Vocalists can choose between a handheld with a super-cardioid condenser capsule and one that includes a genuine dynamic e 835 capsule. “The XSW 35 system takes the assertive sound of the cardioid e 835 to new user groups,” Fischer said.

For installed sound applications and presentations, users can choose between systems with a handheld transmitter or a bodypack transmitter, with either a head-worn mic or a clip-on microphone. Mute buttons on the handheld and the bodypack ensure that speakers are in control of the transmission.

Sennheiser can be located in hall A, booth 6579 at the at the NAMM 2012 show.