Sennheiser will introduce the lightweight EK 3241 true-diversity portable receiver at the NAB show in Las Vegas, April 16-19. The EK 3241 is specifically designed for location sound recording. It improves upon its predecessor, the EK 3041, by using a 36MHz switching bandwidth that is tunable in 5kHz increments to generate 7,200 frequency options for easy integration with the Sennheiser SKM 5200 and SK 5212 transmitters.
Weighing in at just over seven ounces, the EK 3241 features a newly designed interface. It can be powered from a camcorder or via a rechargeable battery that delivers between 9 and 18 hours of continuous operation. Battery status is displayed in detail. The unit ships with 32 preprogrammed frequencies, and users are free to store an additional 20 frequencies in a user memory bank. As an optional feature, the EK 3241 offers a Command Channel function that opens up a second audio channel to the mixer. Users can switch between the normal audio channel and the Command Channel, or mix the two.