The Deity Connect wireless kit offers exceptional control and performance in the 2.4GHz wireless band, along with a full suite of features, including automatic frequency hopping, diversity receiver, and anti-inteference technology.
The BP-TX transmitter is machined out of CNC aluminum for a durable build. It features two bright LEDs to let the operator know the unit's status at a glance, along with a large, daylight-bright OLED display that can display VU and other menu information on the home screen. The transmitter's stereo input accepts most lavaliers wired with a 1/8" (3.5mm) connector. The BP-TX also features an analog limiter which can be switched on or off.
The BP-TX is also adept at saving battery life with its user-selectable RF power output (100mW / 50 mW / 25 mW / 10 mW / AUTO). When on Auto, the BP-TX receives a signal from the DUO-RX receiver if its power output drops too low. This way, you'll never use more power than you actually need.
The BP-TX has an internal battery which is rechargable via USB-C. It provides 10 hours of battery life at 100 mW and longer running time at lower power. The transmitter takes less than an hour to charge and can be used while charging.
The DUO-RX receiver is designed for use in a sound bag with its display and buttons facing up and USB-C power and audio outputs facing down. This allows for better cable management in a sound bag and for easier use when mounted to a camera. Internally are four antennas (two SMA elbow antennas and two internal dipole horizontal antennas) to offer a true diversity receiver setup across two modules.
The DUO-RX can control the settings on your BP-TX transmitter, so you don't have to leave your station and run over to talent in order to make an adjustment.
To combat RF interference in the 2.4GHz band, the DUO-RX is engineered to constantly scan the spectrum, looking for interference and avoiding it before it ruins your sound. If the signal does fail briefly, the system can automatically fill in the missing audio with a time-stamped retransmission.
The DUO-RX comes equipped with both soft and hard velcro mounts and 3.8" and 1/4" mounting holes that work with the included cold shoe.
I love the concept, but unfortunately it doesn't deliver in the most important area: sound quality. The noise floor is well above what I would consider acceptable and I doubt any amount of firmware updates can solve what I believe to be a hardware issue. (I tested on firmware 1.0 and update 1.1 which was somehow supposed to address the self-noise issue. It did not.) The latency isn't a deal breaker for me at around half a frame, and the connection seemed rock solid despite many wifi signals being in the area. There are a lot of awesome features packed into such a low cost set , but the noise floor is simply much too high to put this product in the professional category. Should they release updated hardware that addresses the noise floor, I would happily buy two sets for my ENG work.
Side note: The B tx in my set had a noticeable tonal hum in the signal. I would consider this an anomaly for now since many other folks haven't had that experience, but I felt it's worth mentioning all the same.
Starting in 2017, the 617-652 MHz and 663-698 MHz frequencies are being transitioned by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Users of wireless microphone devices that operate in any portion of those frequencies must cease operating on these frequencies no later than July 13, 2020. In addition, users of this device may be required to cease operations earlier than that date if their operations could cause harmful interference to a 600 MHz service licensee’s wireless operations on these frequencies. For more information, visit the FCC’s wireless microphone website at www.fcc.gov/wireless-microphones-guide or call the FCC at 1-888-CALL-FCC (TTY: 1-888-TELL-FCC).
Most users do not need a license to operate this wireless microphone system. Nevertheless, operating this microphone system without a license is subject to certain restrictions: the system may not cause harmful interference; it must operate at a low power level (not in excess of 50 milliwatts); and it has no protection from interference received from any other device.
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