At the 2019 NAMM Show in Anaheim, Electro-Voice has launched the RE3, a new UHF wireless microphone system engineered for sonic quality, flexibility and ease of use in alignment.
RE3 receivers and transmitters are available in 10 pre-packaged sets, configured to cover a wide range of performance and presentation applications. Sets contain one 1/2-rack-space diversity receiver with antennas, universal power supply, rack mount kit, transmitter, batteries and an input device.
The RE3 portfolio also contains an assortment of accessories that aid in the creation of large, multi-channel systems. The RE3’s UHF design with clear frequency scanning is designed to make multi-system wireless operation fast and simple.
Five handheld system sets are available with a choice of interchangeable mic capsules: ND76, ND86, ND96 (dynamic) and the new RE420 and RE520 (condenser). These capsules can be purchased separately.
The compact RE3 bodypack has cast magnesium construction for added durability. Five bodypack system sets are available for instrument and lavalier/headworn microphone applications: OL3, CL3 (lavalier), HW3 (headworn), GC3 (instrument cable) and one bodypack-only system.
All RE3 transmitters run on regular alkaline or rechargeable AA cells.
Systems operate on three bandwidths for the North American market, including two 36 MHz-wide bands in the low and high 500 MHz spectrum, as well as one strategically chosen to operate within the 600 MHz duplex gap that the FCC has dedicated for wireless microphone use. Additional bands are also available for use in Europe and Asia in the 600 MHz and 800 MHz ranges.
• 36 MHz tuning bandwidths (most bands)/1440 selectable frequencies
• Eight groups with up to 22 frequency coordinated channels in a group
• Electro-Voice ND and RE series capsules on handheld transmitters
• Selectable low/high transmitter output power — 10 mW and 50 mW in most bandwidths (10 mW only in EU-specific band)
• Rechargeable transmitters and battery charging station (optional accessory)
The RE3 will be available in March 2019.