Lectrosonics has introduced the WM Watertight Transmitter, the company’s newest addition to its line of Digital Hybrid Wireless microphone systems offering compandor-free audio.
An extension of the SM series Super Miniature transmitter family, the new WM Watertight Transmitter employs a specially designed aluminum alloy case with sealed battery doors, antenna port, and microphone connector.
This fully watertight transmitter with a feature set similar to Lectrosonics’ popular SMQV beltpack unit runs on two AA batteries and can take remote commands from the company’s RM remote control unit—enabling one to remotely lock/unlock the transmitter’s controls, adjust audio input gain, RF operating frequency, and Sleep mode on/off status.
The new WM Watertight Transmitter offers a backlit LCD and large membrane buttons that make it easy to operate, even with gloves on.
RF power is menu-selectable at 50, 100, and 250 mW for the U.S. version and 25 and 50 mW for the EU version. Digital Hybrid Wireless technology ensures a clean audio signal and an isolated RF output greatly reduces intermodulation issues between transmitters in close proximity to one another.
We’ve had requests from numerous theatrical and location sound engineers to produce a unit specifically designed for those applications where water seems to permeate everything,” says Karl Winkler, director of business development at Lectrosonics. “With the new WM, those audio engineers involved in documentaries, reality TV productions, feature films, and theatrical productions should find this a most compelling product. With its compandor-free audio performance and the fact that the housing is machined from aircraft-grade, solid billet aluminum for superior strength, I’m confident the new WM will find a home with many audio pros.”
The new Lectrosonics WM Watertight Transmitter includes a belt clip and an omni-lavalier microphone with a watertight connector. MSRP is $1,998. Delivery is scheduled for Q2, 2012.