Azden has announced a new wireless system due out in early summer of 2019: the PRO-XR, professional grade 2.4 GHz wireless mic system. The PRO-XR uses newly developed and proprietary technology to make an extremely reliable and robust wireless connection in the 2.4 GHz spectrum. Avoiding the common pitfalls in this crowded frequency spectrum, the system uses data stream redundancy and an advanced frequency hopping algorithm to avoid interference and dropouts. The result is a 2.4 GHz wireless kit that is dependable enough for use by professionals.
In keeping with its “professional grade” moniker, the PRO-XR comes with a professional quality lavalier microphone and is able to deliver pro-level sound quality. Transmitter and receiver units are compact, weighing just about 2.5 oz each, with incorporated lithium-ion rechargeable batteries that promise up to 16 hours of continuous usage on a full charge. The receiver unit has a standard size accessory shoe for camera-top mounting, but also a 1/4″-20 female thread for boom-pole and camera cage mounting. The PRO-XR package includes a number of accessories to make it compatible with mobile video shooting right out of the box: a mini-tripod/mobile grip, a clamp-style phone mount with accessory shoe mount, a traditional TRRS adapter cable for smartphones and tablets, and a Lightning-to-headphone adapter for iOS mobile devices without a headphone jack.
The expected retail price of the new PRO-XR is 249 USD.