[14:49 Mon,7.November 2022 by Thomas Richter]
Chinese wireless track specialist Hollyland has unveiled the new Lark C1, an ultra-compact, dual-channel wireless lavalier microphone system designed specifically for recording with smartphones - for example, for interview recording, live streaming, vlogging or podcasting. The system consists of a lightweight omnidirectional microphone weighing around 12 grams, the size of a typical USB stick, which also functions as a transmitter and can be clipped to clothing, and a minimally smaller receiver (weighing 7 grams) that can be attached directly to a smartphone via Lightning or USB-C.
Hollyland Lark C1
Hollyland Lark M1 vs C1
The new Lark C1 differs from the Lark M1 dual-channel wireless clip-on microphone system introduced by Hollyland in July only in its receiver, which is specially designed to work with smartphones and does not have a 3.5mm audio output, but only a digital Lightning or USB-C connector - the mics, with their omnidirectional polar pattern, are identical, as is the maximum range of up to 200 meters in clear view.
Lark C1 Receiver.
The Lark C1 receiver can be easily plugged into an Apple or Android smartphone to record audio from one or even two mono wireless microphones. Audio can be recorded without interruption, as the transmitter (TX) and receiver (RX) can continue to be used while charging via the Lightning (iOS version) or USB-C (Android version) input.
Lark C1 Transmitter.
The microphones/transmitters can be attached to clothing like a wireless lavalier microphone to record audio as close to the source as possible during voice recordings such as interviews. Sound is recorded at 48 kHz/16-bit in a frequency range of 20 Hz to 20 kHz with a latency of 20ms. According to Hollyland, the active noise cancellation should provide crystal clear sound and automatically suppress annoying background noise. Unfortunately, the transmitter does not have the option to connect an external microphone. The iOS version of the Lark C1 is MFi certified.
Hollyland Lark C1
Charging cradle is mobile charging station
Both transmitter and receiver are charged in the charging cradle, which also serves as a transport case, and which itself serves as a mobile battery including charging station. Thus, when using two transmitters alternately, a very long operating time of 32 hours is achieved with a fully charged charging cradle, and each transmitter can be used for 8 hours of uninterrupted audio recording at a time. The receiver plugged into the smartphone can be connected to a power source and simultaneously charge both its battery and that of the smartphone during operation.
Hollyland Lark C1 while charging.
Hollyland&s LarkSound app offers advanced controls and features - so you can see the microphone status at a glance, as well as read the transmitter&s battery level, adjust the noise reduction, or control the volume and real-time playback via the phone and Bluetooth options.
Prices and Availability
The Hollyland Lark C1 comes in two basic versions - once an iOS version for iPhones and iPads with a Lightning connector on the receiver (along with one or two transmitters), and a version for Android smartphones with a USB-C connector on the receiver (and two transmitters) - each in black and white, and as a bundle of a receiver with one transmitter (Lark C1 Solo) or two (Lark C1 Duo).
The Hollyland Lark C1 Solo costs in each case for iPOS or Android 146 euro, the Hollyland Lark C1 Duo costs 219 euro - in each case a windscreen for the microphone is supplied.
Hollyland Lark C1 with windscreen
This makes the Hollyland C1 significantly cheaper than other wireless microphone systems, such as DJI&s Mic, which costs 329 euros, or RØDE&s Wireless GO II wireless microphone system, which starts at 240 euros. However, the C1 also lacks some important features of the two, such as the ability to also record sound internally in the transmitter or receiver, adjust the audio level, use an external microphone (RØDE only), or monitor audio levels or charge status via an integrated display, but instead the C1 is especially adapted for smartphone use.
Hollyland Lark C1
Here our test of the RØDE Wirelesss Go II.
more infos at bei www.hollyland-tech.com
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