Sennheiser's EW-DX Now Available—Here's What to Know

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Meet Sennheiser's (opens in new tab) next system from the Evolution Wireless Digital family of radio microphones. Named EW-DX, the new microphone systems simplify professional workflows by utilizing refined technologies to deliver a digital UHF system that can be scaled with ease.

“As the technological successor to our evolution wireless G4, EW-DX is designed for the most demanding business and professional applications,” said Michael Altemark, product manager at Sennheiser. “Our latest digital wireless system solution is scalable, reliable and easy to install. EW-DX has an advance feature set that allows it to easily scale from the smallest meeting space or classroom to the largest business and educational installations.”

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The following components are now available:

  • EW-DX EM 2, two-channel digital half-rack (9.5-inches) receiver 
  • EW-DX SK bodypack transmitter with 3.5 mm connector and with three-pin connector
  • EW-DX SKM handheld transmitter
  • EW-DX SKM-S handheld transmitter with programmable mute switch
  • EW-D power distribution cable

Complete Control and Active Monitoring

The Sennheiser EW-DX product line.

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To coincide with the availability of EW-DX, Sennheiser also released an updated version of the Sennheiser Control Cockpit software this week. With Version 6.0.0, Sennheiser Control Cockpit is now fully compatible with EW-DX, enabling monitoring, control and firmware updates for EW-DX devices. For conformity, consistency and compatibility reasons, it is strongly recommended that the system be updated to the new release of Sennheiser Control Cockpit upon receiving the EW-DX. This will ensure stable firmware upon first use.

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The easy-to-use Sennheiser Control Cockpit continuously provides a global overview of all network-enabled devices. It shows all status information at a glance and makes setting adjustments for one or multiple devices at the same time very easy. 

Transmitters and Power Supply

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The handheld and bodypack transmitters will be the first on the market to feature e-ink displays. Even when a transmitter is switched off, users will still be able to read essential device data. Both transmitter types will be fitted with in-device charging contacts.  Using the dedicated BA 70 rechargeable battery pack, which can be charged using the L 70 USB charger, the transmitters will have an operating time of about 12 hours. 

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In early 2023, Sennheiser will add to the Evolution Digital Wireless family charging options with the availability of the network-enabled charger, the CHG 70N, which features two individual charging bays for the EW-DX, one of which can charge EW-DX SKM, EW-DX SK, or BA 70.

The EW-DX Key Features

  • Advanced level of Sennheiser Control Cockpit (SCC) integration allows for remote, network-enabled management in installations of all sizes via SCC and 3rd party applications
  • Network-enabled charging options for handheld and bodypack transmitters with CHG 70N
  • Secure transmission of confidential content using AES-256 encryption
  • Worldwide usage (specific frequencies subject to local RF regulations)
  • Up to 12 hours of battery time
  • Transmitters with function buttons for convenient on-device control
  • Transmitters with e-ink display for easy user identification
  • Automatic RF setup enables easy in-room configuration

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