Sony releases NEW Dual-Channel wireless audio receiver | Sony URX-P41D


Sony has released their 4th generation wireless audio receiver. The Sony URX-P41D, a dual-channel receiver. It join the UWP-D family which ensure backwards compatibility with older generation transmitters.

Its compact and portable design gives it a variety of shooting scenarios from broadcast applications to documentaries and run-and-gun camera gigs.

Key Features

  • For UWP-D Wireless Systems
  • 2-Channel Camera-Mount Receiver
  • True-Diversity Reception
  • 2772 Auto-Scan Frequencies
  • One-Button Scan and Sync /NFC & IR Sync
  • Wired Mic Input
  • Headphone Output
  • Bright OLED Display, 4-Channel Mixer
  • 4.5-Hour AA Batteries + USB Power
  • Up to 16 Mics on Set / 100m Range

The URX-P41D is a dual-channel audio receiver that can sit on top of your cameras hot-shoe. Thanks to its integration with the SMAD-P5 Mi shoe adapter it works seamlessly with Sony Alpha series and many XDCAM camcorders. This allows direct digital audio recording which will result in a crystal-clear signal since this process bypasses any D/A or A/D signal conversion. The SMAD-P5 Mi Shoe adapter is sold separately.

Wireless Technology

Further more building on the SMAD-P5 Mi shoe adapter, which allows for wireless recording to camera without the need for a 3.5mm cable. This new wireless receiver relies on analog UHF wireless technology and has an RF bandwidth of 72 MHz. The unit automatically scans for the most stable frequency between 2772 channels. Its True Diversity reception technology ensures minimal dropout up to 100.6m/330ft, while each frequency band supports up to 16 transmitters.

Smart Features

The URX-P41D is packed with more smart features, like the NFC SYNC function. When you press the dedicated NFC SYNC button the receiver automatically starts looking for the most stable frequency in order to pair with a nearby transmitter. Furthermore, the Channel Memory Function allows users to quickly switch between four different transmitters.

There is also an Auto Gain mode – this prevents signal distortion, while the Output Level control allows for adjusting levels when sending audio to another device via the XLR cable.

Powering options

The Sony URX-P41D uses 2x AA batteries and can power for up to 4.5 hours. There is a battery reading level that allows for more accurate reading of running time. It can also be powered through a USB port, allowing it to run for numerous hours on a USB power-bank or indefinitely if you have access to AC. However if you are using a Sony XDCAM or Alpha series with a Mi shoe you can also draw power directly from the camera to power the Dual-channel transmitter.

Pricing and availability

The Sony URX-P41D Dual-Channel receiver will be $1437.00 and is available for pre-order today.

There is also a 2 person wireless body pack kit which is called the UWP-D27 and that will retail for $2616.00.

Both kits are available for order from today.

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