Sony has introduced the new DWT-P30 plug-on transmitter, a new model in its DWX series of digital wireless microphones. The DWT-P30 targets studio recording, electronic reporting (EB) and location sound recording. It transmits 24-bit digital audio with AES 256-bit encryption on frequency bands that comply with regulations in each country.
The DWT-P30 also handles simultaneous high-density multi-channel operation, and RF output power can be set (2 mW/10 mW/25 mW) to prioritize stable multi-channel operation or for long range. Real-time operating information is displayed via an OLED display.
The DWT-P30 bodypack transmitter is also suitable for live applications, as it achieves a very low audio latency of 1.2 ms at a sampling rate of 96 kHz for high-quality sound when used with a suitable receiver. It is compatible with all Sony cameras - but can also be used with other camera systems via the UniSlot interface. It complements Sony&s slot-in receiver and bodypack transmitters to provide a comprehensive system of wireless digital microphones.
The DWX system supports a wide dynamic range of more than 106 dB and a wide frequency range of 20 Hz to 22 kHz. Four codec modes cover a wide range of applications - for example, short latency can be prioritized as well as audio quality.
The DWT-P30 supports 48 dB audio attenuation in steps of 3 dB per line/microphone input. DWT-P30 functions such as input attenuation, RF frequency selection, RF output power, audio low-pass filter cutoff frequency, and sleep mode can all be controlled remotely from the DWR-S03D slot-in wireless receiver via Cross Remote. Conveniently, the DWT-P30&s user settings can be saved and loaded.
In addition to AA batteries, a USB power source can also be used for long-term operation or as a backup power supply (alkaline batteries provide up to 6.5 hours of operation).
The Sony DWT-P30 plug-on transmitter is available now at a price of around 1,600 euros.