The Lectrosonics SMDWB Wideband Beltpack Transmitter can act as a recording device, capturing audio onto microSDHC cards. Paired with a lavalier or dynamic microphone, the transmitter is suitable for ENG (Electronic News Gathering), EFP (Electronic Field Productions), interviews for broadcast TV, and more. Lectrosonics SMDWB Transmitter provides Digital Hybrid Wireless technology, combining 24-bit digital-audio processing with an analog FM radio link to give you the benefits of both worlds, such as fewer dropouts and audio artifacts while maintaining a robust range of operation. The SMDWB transmitter is housed in a machined aluminum case, lending the unit a rugged and dependable shell. Its water-resistant control panel adds to its usability.
Expanding the SMDWB’s functionality is its built-in recording capabilities, for use when transmission is simply not possible due to the conditions of the environment. The recorder operates at 24-bit/44.1 kHz, recording WAV files to microSDHC cards. As a transmitter, the SMDWB supplies an audio frequency range of 35 Hz to 20 kHz, though during recording, that lower value extends down to 20 Hz. You cannot use the transmitter and the recorder simultaneously, but it’s nice to have the option to select between the two. The transmitter includes a flexible steel-cable antenna.
Key Features at a Glance
Selectable output power to maximize battery life or operating range
Lightweight, corrosion-resistant housing
Water-resistant seals for use in damp environments
LCD interface with lockout option
Programmable compatibility modes for use with a wide variety of different receivers
Servo-Bias input circuitry
IR (infrared) port for fast setup
Covers three standard frequency blocks
Update firmware in the field via microSD card reader
Can also be used as a recorder on internal microSDHC memory card
In the Box
Lectrosonics SMDWB Wideband Beltpack Transmitter (A1: 470 to 537 MHz)