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Featuring a high-quality, handheld condenser microphone (TX-M2) and a desktop receiver, the RØDELink Performer Kit is perfect for lectures, Q&As, school presentations, weddings and live performances. Providing one-touch pairing with the RØDELink receiver the microphone can be powered by the new and included RØDE LB-1 Lithium-Ion Battery or 2 x AA Batteries.
The RØDELink range is so intuitive it works straight out the box, with no channel selection necessary. Using a secure Series II 2.4GHz encrypted digital transmission sent on two channels simultaneously, RØDELink automatically selects the strongest signal and ensures your audio is as reliable and secure as a cabled connection.
The Performer Kit comes with TX-M2, RX-DESK, LB-1 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery, microphone clip, microphone case and Micro USB Cable and includes a 2-year extended warranty*.
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* LB-1 is not included in extended warranty.
|Transmission type||2.4 Ghz Fixed Frequency Agile System|
|System dynamic range||118dB|
|Range (distance)||Up To 100m*|
|Frequency range||35Hz - 20kHz|
|Maximum output level||+18dBu|
|Max input signal level||140dB SPL|
|Power source||DC Power Pack 15v 1A Or DC Power Pack|
|Antenna||External Diversity Antenna|
|Output connection||Balanced XLR / Unbalanced 1/4" Jack|
|Dimensions||208mm(W) X 37mm(H) X 166mm(D)|
|Power source||Batteries Or USB|
|Antenna||Diversity Antenna Located At The Bottom Of The TX - M2|
|Dimensions||40mm(W) X 256mm(H) X 40mm(D)|
“The TX-M2 microphone sounds fantastic, it gets very good battery life at over 10 hours per charge, and it has a lot of flexibility as you can use it with AA batteries. Overall I think this a really nice addition to my kit for my live performance recordings, and I’m looking forward to using it more.”
“The Performer Kit offers a clever mix of features and engineering that delivers license free wireless in a decent package at an attractive price. I found the audio quality at least equal to more expensive systems and certainly a real bonus at the price. All in all - a good Performer.”
“The RØDELink system provides an effective and affordable solution for anyone needing a radio mic. It sounds just like a RØDE wired M2 mic and works reliably over a more than adequate range without fuss. It can be used in systems of up to eight channels without the hassle or the expense of a licence, and the TX/RX components are fully compatible with other RodeLink, Filmmaker and Newsshooter products.”
The RØDELink system has an operating range up to 100m (~110 yards), however as with all wireless transmission devices this operating range can be influenced by external factors.
The RØDELink system operates in the 2.4GHz frequency spectrum which is shared with common wireless transmission devices such as WiFi networks, Bluetooth devices, microwave ovens and more. The more 2.4GHz devices that are simultaneously running in the same location as your RØDELink system, the more congested this 2.4GHz frequency spectrum will be, cutting down the signal strength and overall operating range for all 2.4GHz devices. In a very busy 2.4GHz environment you may find your RØDELink system is unable to maintain its maximum operating range.
Signal travelling distance is also another possible factor. This refers to the physical distance between the Receiver (RX) and Transmitter (TX). An unobstructed line of sight between the two devices will provide the shortest possible signal travelling distance, therefore the strongest signal. If the signal needs to travel through, or around walls and other objects, this lengthens your signal travelling distance, reducing overall signal strength.
For more information on the 2.4GHz spectrum with your RØDELink system watch the video below.
Yes, RØDELink systems have been tested for use with up to 8 kits operating in the same area under optimum conditions without problem.
It is important to note that the more kits you have operating simultaneously, the more likely you are to experience a decrease in their useable range. This is also relative to the environment you are operating in and depending on the amount of 2.4Ghz devices that are active at the time of use, your useable range may be less than the optimum distance.
If a complex setup is required or you want to use multiple RØDELink systems, we strongly recommend testing your setup in the same active environment you intend to use it. This will allow you to assess the signal strength surrounding you and any range restrictions you’ll need to be aware of during operation.
When using multiple RØDELink kits you will also want to space the receivers apart for optimal performance. This only needs to be a minimum of 10-15cm and typically will only affect usage in congested RF environments as well as when larger transmitting distances are required. Always make sure that your receivers (Rx) are orientated so that the antennas are forward facing (when using the Rx-CAM this will occur naturally if the kits are mounted via the provided cold shoe mount and the display is facing the camera operator).
Take for example a small room with no people in it, you are trying to hold a conversation with someone across the room, you’ll probably need to be standing within 4-5 meters of that person for them to be able to hear you speaking at a normal level. Now, consider being in the same room but instead filled with 20 people talking at once, you’ll need to be much closer than a meter for that same person you were trying to hold a conversation with to hear you speaking at normal level, reducing the distance between you.
Think of yourself as the transmitter, your friend the receiver, your speaking voice the signal and all the other people speaking around you to be the ‘noise’. The greater the ‘noise’ level (other signals in the 2.4Ghz spectrum), the closer the ‘transmitter’ and ‘receiver’ will need to be to successfully communicate with each other.
Of course, there is technology that can help with the background noise. Each RØDELink system transmits on two frequencies simultaneously and its series II 2.4Ghz technology is constantly searching for and hopping between the strongest frequencies to transmit on, ensuring the best possible communication between transmitter and receiver. However, understanding that the 2.4Ghz ‘noise’ will affect the range which the RØDELink systems can transmit will help ensure you allow for the best setup within your requirements.
Understanding both the environment you are operating in as well as exactly what the oppositional factors mean and how they might affect performance is key to optimising your RØDELink setup.