The Saramonic Blink 500 B5 is an incredibly compact, lightweight, and professional sounding wireless microphone system for devices equipped with a USB Type-C interface including Android smartphones and tablets or desktop and laptop computers. The included clip-on transmitter is small enough to clip directly to your shirt collar, and the included RXDi dual-channel receiver is lightweight and unobtrusive, perfect for vlogging and on-the-go content creation. It can easily be used on devices that are mounted in handheld gimbals, and the receiver is even capable of accepting the signal from two microphones if you add another Blink 500 TX transmitter (sold separately).

Tiny Body, Huge Sound.

The traditional bodypack transmitter includes a SR-M1 professional omnidirectional clip-on lavalier microphone which provides an even more professional and visually discreet recording solution. The sleek, featherweight RXDi receiver plugs directly into the USB-C interface of your Android device and doesn't require any batteries or charging to operate. There are no controls to fuss with, either. You just plug it in, and it works.

The Blink 500 B5 is impossibly compact and lightweight, yet it delivers crystal-clear professional sound quality. The versatile transmitter also features an excellent built-in microphone that captures voices perfectly. The transmitter is small enough to clip to a shirt or slide into a pocket and versatile enough to set on a table or podium, or even used handheld.

So Advanced, it's Effortless.

Some wireless microphone systems are complicated to operate and require detailed knowledge of their menus and settings, but the Blink 500 B5 automatically fine-tunes settings to deliver excellent audio performance, hassle free. It operates on the interference-free 2.4GHz spectrum, and automatically hops channels to avoid static noise and audio dropouts. Pairing the transmitter to the receiver is simple, and all the complicated aspects of using wireless microphones happen seamlessly in the background. Let the Blink 500 do the thinking while you concentrate on storytelling and getting a great shot.

Perfect Levels and Power.

One of the tricky aspects of capturing sound for video is controlling the audio levels. Some people speak very loudly, while others speak very softly. That's why Blink 500 transmitters have easy-to-use gain buttons to raise or lower the levels at the touch of a button, and an intelligent LED display shows you where they're set. The transmitter's internal Lithium battery gets 5 hours of life from a charge with the included charging cables, and the USB-C port can be used to power or recharge the transmitter in the field with portable USB battery packs. The 10-milliwatt power of the transmitter gives you an impressive range of 30 meters with obstacles, or 50 meters in open spaces.

Compatible with Gimbals

Handheld gimbals have the amazing ability to deliver cinematically smooth video footage that makes it feel like the camera is floating, but one area where they suffer is audio. It's simply too difficult to attach external microphones or wireless receivers without throwing off the balance of the device. The RXDi receiver, included in your Blink 500 B5 kit changes this story. It's small and lightweight enough to remain mounted to your device and won't interfere with the motors or arm of your gimbal. You can finally capture perfect sound with your mobile gimbal footage, and if you add a second Blink 500 TX transmitter (sold separately) you can easily put mics on two separate people.

An Ideal Mobile Audio System

Even if you shoot video with a mobile phone or tablet, wireless microphones are still completely essential tools for video production, and the fact that the Blink 500 is one of the smallest and most lightweight systems you can get yet it still delivers professional quality sound makes it ideal for filmmakers, journalists, vloggers, YouTube creators, corporate video producers, or any content creator that needs an incredibly easy-to-use wireless system that won't slow them down.

Transmitter Specifications

 

Frequency

2.4GHz

Oscillator Type

Gaussian Frequency-Shift Keying (GFSK)

RF Frequency Band

2400 to 2483.5 MHz

RF Output Power

10 mW

Signal to Noise Ratio

=70dB

Voice Delay

=6ms

Reference Audio Input Level

-30 to -42dBv (Microphone Input, 0 dB Attenuation)

Audio Gain Control

11dB, 18dB, 25dB

Plug-In Power

Yes, 1V

Distortion

=0.1%

Digital Resolution

24-bit / 48kHz

Frequency Response

20Hz to 16kHz

Max Operating Range

30m with Obstacles, 50m line of sight

Max Number of Simultaneous Systems

18 (up to 36 Microphones)

Antenna

Built-in 1/4? Wire Antenna

Buttons

On / Off / Pair, Volume Up, Volume Down

Battery

Built-in Li-ion 3.7V / 400mAh

Approx. Battery Life

5 hours

Charging Connector

USB Type-C (1.5 hours to be fully charged)

Input

3.5mm Microphone Input

Indicators

4 x Blue LEDs

Microphone

Built-In Pressure Operated Electret Condenser

Microphone Pickup Pattern

Omnidirectional (Built-In Microphone and External Lavalier)

Microphone Frequency Range

50Hz-18KHz (Built-In Microphone and External Lavalier)

Microphone Equivalent Noise Level

>58dB (Built-In Microphone and External Lavalier)

Maximum SPL

120dB (Built-In Microphone), 110dB (External Lavalier)

Mounting Clip

Built-In

Operating Temperature

0°C to 50°C

Storage Temperature

-20°C to +50°C

Dimensions

63 x 43 x 16.5mm

Weight

34g


RXDi Receiver Specifications

 

Frequency

2.4GHz

Oscillator type

Gaussian Frequency-Shift Keying (GFSK)

RF Frequency Band

2400 to 2483.5 MHz

Signal to Noise Ratio

=70dB

Voice Delay

=6ms

Distortion

=0.1%

Digital Resolution

24-bit / 48kHz

Frequency Response

20Hz to 16kHz

Max Operating Range

30m with Obstacles, 50m in Open Area

Antenna

Built-in 1/4? Wire Antenna

Connector

USB Type-C

Button

Pairing Pinhole Button

Indicator

Yes

Operating temperature

0°C to 50°C

Storage temperature

-20°C to +50°C

Dimensions

76 x 16.5 x 11mm

Weight

10g


* Specifications subject to change by the manufacturer without notice
  • Saramonic Blink 500 TX Transmitter with Built-In Microphone and Clip
  • Saramonic Blink 500 RXDi Dual-Receiver with USB Type-C Interface
  • Saramonic Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone (SR-M1)
  • Alligator-Style Lavalier Microphone Clip
  • Foam Lavalier Windscreen
  • 30.5cm gold-plated USB-C to USB-A charging cable
  • Pairing Pin

Manufacturer Warranty


This product comes with a

24 month Australian warranty

from Saramonic Australia

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