Compact Wireless Microphone System
The RODE Wireless Go Compact Wireless Microphone System ticks the boxes for those who wants to achieve quality audio recording on the go and enjoy the extended recording range and dynamics of wireless transmission.
Designed with portablity in mind, this compact and lightweight system comprises of a transmitter and receiver that measures approximately 44 x 45 x 18.5 mm each and only weighs 31g each, enabling them and accessories to fit comfortably into the supplied pouch that is small enough to fit into your pocket. Taking only two hours to charge the built-in batteries from empty to full to provide an approximate 7 hours use, using the Wireless Go is then as simple as powering up, pressing a button to pair and positioning the transmitter and receiver to start recording. The transmitter and receiver both feature an integrated clip, allowing the miniature transmitter to be clip on easily to clothing, belt or a pocket, while enabling the ultra compact receiver to be mounted on camera, placed in a sound bag, or a mobile device. In addition, besides the power on button, the overall minimalistic design on the pair includes high contrast LCD display and LED indicators to allow you to keep tabs of pertinent information such as battery status, audio level and signal level.
Complementing the portability and simply efficient form factor of the Wireless Go, the transmitter houses a high caliber, pre-polarised, and omnidirectional lavalier mic to deliver broadcast-quality audio even when mic placement is less than ideal. Voice clariy, intelligibility, and consistency are afforded as sub-bass tones such as rumble and boominess are naturally attenuated by the 50 Hz to 20 kHz frequency range. In the case where an external lavalier might be desired, a 3.5mm TRS input with plug-in power is provided. The input passes through a wide-band audio from 20 Hz to 20 kHz to the internal mic preamp whereby no settings or parameter adjustments are required to achieve a robust dynamic range. Utilisng a 2.4 GHz frequency band and RODE's optimised transmission algorithm, the Wireless Go provides for a consistent and strong transmission wherever you are, at a recommended line of sight distance of up to 70 m between the transmitter and receiver. Additionally, three receiver gains settings (0 dB, -6 dB, and -12 dB) are available for a quick, simple, and effective signal level optimisation. For more complex, multi-subject setups, up to 8 Wireless Go systems can be operated in the same location at the same time.
Thanks to the mic-level signal that the receiver's 3.5 mm TRS output sends out, the receiver is compatible with an array of recording devices that includes DSLRs, portable audio devices, and mobile devices. A SC2 right-angle 3.5mm TRS coiled cable is supplied in the Wireless Go kit for connecting with your DSLR. For plugging into a smart device or hooking up to an XLR-equipped video camera or audio recorder, a separately available SC7 TRS-to-TRRS cable or optional VXLR are required respectively. A USB Type-C port on both the transmitter and receiver provides for battery recharging, powering up via the an optional external battery pack, and firmware updates. Two USB Type-C to USB Type-A cables are supplied for charging the pair simultaneously while the two included fur windshields can be used to keep noise from wind and rustling clothes to a minimal.