June 1, 2009, ALACHUA, FLORIDA — Sabine is now shipping its new SWM6000 Smart Spectrum™ Wireless Microphone Systems, another in its series of wireless solutions that are immune to a whole host of problems associated with the recent dramatic shrinkage of available UHF frequencies.
The SWM6000 Series operates in the 915 MHz ISM band, which is license-free and available for use in North and South America. Because this band is outside the range of frequencies that were recently allocated for consumer wireless products and Digital TV, wireless users will be able to use all 35 of the available channels offered by the Sabine SWM6000 without interference from DTV or other UHF devices.
“The wireless pro audio industry is in the midst of a major shift, and it is clear that new solutions are needed,” says Doran Oster, President of Sabine. “We think the most logical path is to offer wireless systems that do not share spectrum with this deluge of new consumer wireless products, and the overwhelming signals of Digital TV stations.”
Going beyond solving the RF challenges, Sabine has made sound quality the first priority for the SWM6000 systems. A highly refined dual companding system supports the extremely clean sound. Starting with the capsule and going all the way to the output of the receiver, the new SWM6000 series does not sound like a typical wireless microphone.
SWM6000 Smart Spectrum receivers are available in one- and two-channel models and come with Sabine’s built-in processing, providing a digital channel strip in every receiver. Users can take advantage of the built-in FBX Feedback Exterminator®, compressor/limiter, adaptive de-esser, parametric filters, and Sabine’s onboard Mic SuperModeling™, which provides a virtual cabinet of microphone sounds.
Operating in the 902 to 928 MHz ISM band, the new SWM6000 carries on the tradition of innovation started with Sabine’s groundbreaking SWM7000 systems, which operate in the 2.4 GHz ISM band. Like the SWM7000, these new systems offer built-in RF scanning and recording, selectable front panel control lockouts, networked control for the maximum number of channels, and remote control via third party controllers like Crestron or AMX.
“Offering another DTV-free band to our customers means they now have more choices,” says Oster. “Sabine can now offer the highest non-UHF channel count in the industry. Large installations requiring huge numbers of wireless mics are now viable again thanks to our investment in 21st century wireless technology.”
Long-life rechargeable NiMH batteries power the SWM6000 transmitters and each transmitter has a built-in charger jack. The convenient handheld microphone clip doubles as a charger stand — whenever a handheld mic is in the clip, the battery is recharging.