Sennheiser EW 500 G4-Ci1 Wireless Guitar System
The Sennheiser EW 500 G4-Ci1 is an easy-to-use rackmount wireless guitar system with professional-level features for enhanced reliability and control. It offers variable RF power, an exceptionally wide tuning range, Ethernet networking for multi-channel setups, and an intuitive interface with an OLED display and jog wheel. The system brings reliable high-quality, wireless sound to guitar and bass players performing in small to medium-sized venues including concert stages, houses-of-worship, theaters, and clubs.
The EW 500 G4-Ci1 includes a true-diversity, half-rack receiver housed in a rugged, full-metal chassis. The receiver’s auto-scan function searches an 88 MHz UHF tuning range with 3520 selectable frequencies available, seeking out a clean, interference-free channel for your audio transmission. The high-contrast OLED display with automatic dimming, along with a convenient jog wheel allow you make quick adjustments, even in low-light situations.
This system includes a Ci 1 cable that connects your instrument to the lightweight bodypack transmitter. The bodypack transmitter provides up to 8 hours of operation on two AA batteries, with a selectable 10/30/50mW RF power output for overcoming interference in difficult RF environments. The transmission range is up to 330′. The Ethernet connection supports Wireless Systems Manager (WSM) control software for advanced frequency coordination in multi-channel setups. Up to 32 wireless channels can operate simultaneously in the same space.
The EW 500 G4-Ci1 is backward-compatible with all previous evolution systems. You can mix and match G4/G3/G2/G1 receivers or bodypack, handheld, and plug-on transmitters. It is also compatible with EW 100 and EW 300 systems.
Ci 1 Cable Compact Bodypack Transmitter for Freedom on Stage
The 4′ long Ci 1 cable connects the 1/4″ output of your guitar or bass to the bodypack transmitter’s locking 3.5mm input.The adjustable input sensitivity on the transmitter accommodates instruments with passive and active electronics, and even line-level audio.
The rugged, all-metal transmitter features a programmable mute function and can be locked out to prevent accidental changes during a performance. A backlit LCD displays essential information and provides fast menu access. The transmitter syncs to the receiver via infrared with a quick press on the Sync button.
The SK 500 G4 is powered via two AA batteries or a rechargeable BA 2015 Accupack battery (available separately). Side contacts allow for recharging the Accupack without removing it from the transmitter—requires the L 2015 quick-charging unit (available separately).
Easy-to-Operate Receiver with True-Diversity Reception
The robust, metal EM 300-500 G4 receiver offers a high-contrast, black-&-white OLED display. The display uses a streamlined menu system with a jog wheel and dedicated Escape button for quick menu navigation. The display also shows battery status of the associated transmitter.The system features 20 fixed frequency banks with up to 32 compatible frequency presets and 6 user banks with up to 32 user-programmable frequencies.
To prevent interference, the EM 300-500 receiver’s true-diversity reception compares incoming signals on two independent receiver circuits to ensure optimal RF quality. To ensure crystal-clear audio, Sennheiser’s proprietary HDX compander technology maximizes the microphone’s signal-to-noise ratio, while avoiding RF noise.
The built-in equalizer enables you to change the frequency response of the output signal; you can reduce the bass range and boost the treble range. The receiver also offers an adjustable output level range of 48 dB to match the audio input of your mixing board or PA system.
A headphone output with volume control is conveniently located on the front panel, allowing you to monitor your instrument.
The back panel houses a balanced XLR output as well as an unbalanced 1/4″ output. A kit is included for rackmount installation. The unit comes with a universal power supply and EU, US, UK, Korea, Australia, and China adapters.
Time-Saving Control Options with WSM Software
Enhance the Performance of Your System
The detachable antennas with BNC sockets allow you to create a larger system using up to four EM 300-500 G4 receivers connected to a single pair of remote antennas. This setup requires the ASA 214 active antenna splitter (available separately).Adding a pair of A 1031-U omnidirectional antennas or a pair of A 2003 UHF directional antennas increases the range of your system and offers increased protection against interference.
Add Functionality to Your System
Sennheiser offers a variety of lavalier, headset, and handheld microphone options to adapt your EW system as your needs evolve.
- The lightweight MKE 2 lavalier mic and HS 2-ew headset mic both provide exceptional clarity in singing and spoken-word applications.
- The SKM 500 G4 handheld transmitter is available with a multitude of mic capsule options for presenters and performers who prefer the flexibility of a handheld microphone.
- The CL 2 cable lets you connect an XLR line source to your transmitter.