UHF Synthesized Wireless Microphone System
UWP Series
TRANSMITTER/TUNER FEATURES
Portable Tuner
• Space diversity reception system for stable RF reception
• Angle-adjustable antennas to help eliminate signal dropout. This feature additionally
provides mounting-position flexibility when the portable tuner is mounted on a camcorder.
• RF squelch function virtually eliminates ambient noise and unwanted signals from other
wireless microphone systems
• A channel search function automatically seeks and selects the same RF signal frequency as
set on the UWP transmitter
• An LCD screen provides extensive information, including the operating channel number
and its frequency in MHz, audio output status, RF-input level, tuner-battery status, and
accumulated operating time
• A green LED indicator illuminates when RF-input signals are appropriately received
• Approximately six hours of continuous operation with two AA-size alkaline (LR6) batteries
• Stereo mini jack with monitor-volume control
• Supplied shoe-mount adaptor enables easy mounting on Sony camcorders. A microphonestand adaptor*, belt clip and two output cables (3-pole mini-plug/XLR-type, 3-pole miniplug stereo mini-plug) are also provided.
*The microphone-stand adaptor is not included in the UWP-C3 package.
Photo shows portable tuner
mounted on a microphone
stand
Photo shows portable tuner
mounted on a HVR-Z1 HDV™
camcorder
Portable Tuner and Camcorder Combination
Applicable Wireless Microphone Tuners
Camcorder/Tuner Interfaces
Mic Input
Connector
Audio Input
Connector
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XLR 3-pin (x2)
Stereo
mini-jack
(x1)
XLR 3-pin (x2)
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XLR 3-pin (x2)
Stereo
mini-jack
(x1)
XLR 3-pin (x2)
HDV Camcorders
HVR-Z1 Series
HVR-A1 Series
DVCAM™ Camcorders
DSR-PD170/PD170P
DSR-PDX10/PDX10P
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UWP-C1
UWP-C2
UWP-C3
INTRODUCTION
Interference-free, Affordable Operations
- with the Sony UWP Series
UHF Synthesized Wireless Microphone System
As the use of wireless microphone systems has increased dramatically for diverse
applications, low-cost systems have become more popular, but transmission stability and
noise problems have often been overlooked.
Sony presents the ideal solution for budget-conscious users seeking rock-steady wireless
operations — the UWP Series UHF Synthesized Wireless Microphone System.
The UWP Series consists of six core elements — a lavalier/bodypack transmitter, a wireless
handheld microphone, a plug-on transmitter, a portable tuner, a half-rack-size tuner, and a
tuner module. These are available in seven turnkey packages, each comprising a
microphone, transmitter and tuner, for a ready-to-go system straight out of the box. Each
package has been carefully compiled to address specific operational needs, meaning the
UWP Series can virtually adapt to almost any application.
The UWP Series excels in transmission stability. Sophisticated wireless technologies,
developed for top-of-the-line Sony wireless microphone systems, have been incorporated,
including the UHF PLL-synthesized system, space-diversity reception and a tone squelch
function. These capabilities are typically found only on high-end wireless systems.
Whether you use it with low-cost ENG, EFP or PA systems, the UWP Series delivers the
convenience of non-compromised wireless microphone operation at a very affordable price.
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UWP SERIES COMMON FEATURES
Stable Transmission and Reception
The UWP Series Wireless Microphone System uses three core technologies to provide stable
transmission and reception:
PLL Synthesized System
Key to achieving stable transmission and reception is the use of a stable carrier signal to avoid
interference with other frequency channels and to allow the selection of a preferred channel from
multiple frequencies. The UWP Series achieves this by using a UHF PLL (Phase Locked Loop)
frequency synthesized system, which provides accurate carrier signal frequencies.
This system is used in both the transmitters and tuners, so that a stable carrier is generated at the
transmitter, and accurately tuned in at the tuner. This PLL-controlled system provides highly stable,
user-selectable frequencies in increments of 125 kHz.
Space Diversity Reception System
Typically, wireless microphone transmission systems can be subject to reception interruptions (signal
dropout), but the UWP Series reduces this to a minimum. By utilizing a space-diversity reception
system, it achieves stable reception by using dual-antenna inputs/reception circuits. These receive
signals over two different paths and automatically select the stronger RF signal for output. The
space diversity reception system is adopted in all UWP tuners – the portable tuner, half rack-size
tuner and tuner module alike. What´s more, the antennas of the portable and half-rack-size tuners
each allow for angle adjustments, which help to further eliminate signal dropout.
Tone Squelch Circuitry
When operating a wireless microphone system, it is essential that the tuner not pick up carrier
signals transmitted from other systems. In order to avoid this, the UWP Series transmitters transmit
a 32 kHz pilot-tone signal along with the audio signal. The tuner´s squelch circuit recognizes this
tone signal, and outputs the audio signal only when this tone signal is received. This function
prevents the output of unwanted signals and noise from other signal transmissions in the air, as
well as the RF noise and popping noise that occur when the transmitter is powered on or off.
Pre-Programmed Operating Frequencies
The transmitters and tuners included in the UWP Series incorporate preprogrammed frequencies
that meet the wireless-communication regulations of each country. The UWP Series operates within
the following frequency ranges:
• U models: 758 MHz to 782 MHz or 782 MHz to 806 MHz (188 selectable frequencies)
• CE models: 798 MHz to 822 MHz or 838 MHz to 862 MHz (189 selectable frequencies)
• AU models: 792 MHz to 806 MHz (102 selectable frequencies)
Simultaneous Multi-Channel Operation
The UWP Series allows simultaneous operation of up to 16 wireless microphones. Optimum
combinations of practically tested, interference-free frequencies are stored in the UWP tuners. By
using the pre-programmed frequency groups, users can easily choose interference-free frequencies
for the transmitters and tuners, simplifying the task of system setup.
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PACKAGE LINE-UP
UWP-C1
U AU CE
• Consists of an omni-directional lavalier microphone,
bodypack transmitter and portable tuner
• Suitable for a wide range of applications, from news
gathering and interviews to talk shows and
conferences
• The lavalier microphone is supplied with a
microphone windscreen and microphone-holder clip
• The bodypack transmitter is supplied with a belt clip
• The portable tuner is supplied with a microphone
stand adaptor, shoe-mount adaptor and belt clip for
mounting on a camcorder and output cables
(3-pole mini-plug/XLR-type, 3-pole mini-plug/stereo
mini-plug)
UWP-C2
U AU CE
• Consists of a handheld microphone and portable
tuner
• Suitable for news gathering and for use in PA
systems
• The handheld microphone is supplied with a
microphone holder
• The portable tuner is supplied with a microphone
stand adaptor, shoe-mount adaptor and belt clip for
mounting on a camcorder and output cables (3-pole
mini-plug/XLR-type, 3-pole mini-plug/stereo
mini-plug)
UWP-C3
U CE
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• Consists of a plug-on transmitter and portable tuner
• Suitable for a wide range of applications, from news
gathering and interviews to field productions
• The plug-on transmitter is supplied with a softcase
• The portable tuner is supplied with a shoe-mount
adaptor and belt clip for mounting on a camcorder
and output cables (3-pole mini-plug/XLR-type, 3-pole
mini-plug/stereo mini-plug)
UWP-S1
U AU CE
• Consists of a uni-directional lavalier microphone,
bodypack transmitter and half-rack-size tuner
• Suitable for use in PA systems
• The lavalier microphone is supplied with a
microphone windscreen and microphone-holder clip
• The bodypack transmitter is supplied with a belt clip
• The half-rack-size tuner is supplied with an AC/DC
adaptor
U AU CE
• Consists of a handheld microphone and
half-rack-size tuner
• Suitable for use in PA systems
• The handheld microphone is supplied with a
microphone holder
• The half-rack-size tuner is supplied with an AC/DC
adaptor
U AU CE
• Consists of a uni-directional lavalier microphone,
bodypack transmitter and tuner module
• Suitable for use in PA systems
• The lavalier microphone is supplied with a
microphone windscreen and microphone-holder clip
• The bodypack transmitter is supplied with a belt clip
UWP-S2
UWP-X1
UWP-X2
U AU CE
• Consists of a handheld microphone and tuner module
• Suitable for use in PA systems
• The handheld microphone is supplied with a
microphone holder
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TRANSMITTER/TUNER FEATURES
Lavalier Microphone and Bodypack Transmitter
Lavalier Microphones
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Omni-directional type for the UWP-C1 package
Uni-directional type for the UWP-S1 and UWP-X1 packages
1.2 m (3.9 feet) microphone cable
Supplied with a microphone windscreen and microphone-holder clip
Bodypack Transmitter
• Compact and lightweight design
• Attenuator function allows adjustment of the microphone-input level to suit each user‘s voice
• Selectable RF-output level: 5 mW output is suitable for simultaneous multi-channel
operation, while 30 mW output is intended for long-distance transmission
• Approximately six hours of continuous operation with two AA-size alkaline (LR6) batteries
• An LCD screen provides extensive information, including the operating channel number
and its frequency in MHz, attenuator level, RF-output level setting (High/Low), audio-input
status, RF-output status, transmitter-battery status, and accumulated operating time
• A 3.5 mm dia., 3-pole mini-jack input connector with lock mechanism accepts the output
of any lavalier microphones equipped with a 3.5 mm dia. mini plug, as well as the output
of the supplied lavalier microphone
• Supplied with a belt clip
Handheld Microphone
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Uni-directional, dynamic microphone capsule
Internal antenna design
Attenuator function allows adjustment of the audio-input level to suit each user´s voice
Selectable RF-output level: 5 mW output is suitable for simultaneous multi-channel
operation, while 30 mW output is intended for long-distance transmission
• Approximately six hours of continuous operation with two AA-size alkaline (LR6) batteries
• An internal LCD screen provides extensive information, including the operating channel
number and its frequency in MHz, attenuator level, RF-output level setting (High/Low), audioinput status, RF-output status, transmitter-battery status, and accumulated operating time
• Supplied with a microphone holder
Plug-on Transmitter
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Converts a wired microphone to a wireless microphone via an XLR connector
Compact and lightweight body provides balanced handling
Attenuator function allows adjustment of the microphone-input level
Durable connecting mechanism with a microphone for dependable operation
50 mW RF power output for stable and long-distance transmission
MIC/LINE input level switchable
A backlit LCD provides extensive information, including the operating channel number
and frequency in MHz, attenuator level, audio-input status, RF-output status, transmitterbattery status, and accumulated operating time
• An LED indicator for audio-input status
• Approximately six hours of continuous operation with two AA-size alkaline (LR6) batteries
• Supplied with a soft case
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Half 19-Inch Rack-Size Tuner
• Space diversity reception system for stable RF reception
• Angle-adjustable antennas to help eliminate signal dropout
• RF squelch function virtually eliminates ambient noise and
unwanted signals from other wireless microphone systems
• Equipped with both XLR (balanced) and 1/4-inch phone
(unbalanced) type output connectors. The output level on
the XLR-type connector can be switched between MIC and
LINE levels.
• A channel search function automatically seeks and selects
the same RF signal frequency as set on the UWP transmitter
• An LCD screen displays the operating channel number and
its frequency in MHz, plus the audio-output status and RFinput level
• A green LED indicator illuminates when RF input signals are
appropriately received
• Stereo headphone jack with monitor volume-control on the
front panel
• Supplied with an AC/DC adaptor
Rear panel
Tuner Module
• Compact, plug-in diversity tuner module: up to two tuner
modules can be installed into a Sony all-in-one type
presentation mixer/amplifier (SRP-X700P or SRP-X500P),
while a maximum of six modules can be installed in the
Sony MB-X6 tuner base unit
• Space diversity reception system for stable RF reception
• RF squelch function virtually eliminates ambient noise and
unwanted signals from other wireless microphone systems
• An auto channel search function automatically selects
unoccupied channels
• A backlit LCD screen displays the operating channel number
and its frequency in MHz, plus the audio-output status and
RF-input level
• A green LED indicator illuminates when RF-input signals are
appropriately received
Photo shows tuner modules installed in the SRP-X500P
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OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES
MB-X6 Tuner Base Unit
• Accommodates up to six tuner modules included in the UWP-X1/X2 package, for up to six channels
of simultaneous operation
• Addition of the WD-850A or WD-880A allows multi-channel operation with even more channels
• Easy mechanism for attaching and detaching tuner modules
• RF input attenuator switch (10 dB/0 dB)
• Balanced XLR output connector for each tuner and mix output
• Selectable output level: -58 dBu (for MIC) or -20 dBu (for LINE) at ±5 kHz deviation at 1 kHz modulation
• Auto channel search function automatically selects unoccupied channels
• Supplied with passive antennas
• Modular, 1U high, 19-inch rack unit
MB-X6
Receiving channels
Receiving frequencies
Audio output connector
Audio output level
Antenna attenuator level
Antenna connectors
Power requirements
Power consumption
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Mass
Supplied accessories
6 channels when accommodating 6 tuner modules included in the UWP-X1/X2 package
792 MHz to 806 MHz (TV channels 66 to 67) when AU type tuner module installed
798 MHz to 822 MHz (TV channels 62 to 64) or 838 MHz to 862 MHz (TV channels 67 to 69)
when CE type tuner module installed
758 MH to 782 MHz (TV channels 62 to 65) or 782 MHz to 806 MHz (TV channels 66 to 69)
when U type tuner module installed
XLR-3-32 type (x7), balanced
-20 dBu (LINE level) or -58 dBu (MIC level)
0 dB or 10 dB
BNC-R type (x2), 50 Ω
U type: AC 120 V, 60 Hz
CE type: AC 230 V, 50/60 Hz
30 W when accommodating six tuner modules included in the UWP-X1/X2 package
482 x 44 x 285 mm (19 x 1 3/4 x 11 1/4 inches)
Approx. 5.5 kg (12 lb 2 oz)
Antennas (1 pair), AC power cord (x1), Operating instructions (x1)
Photo shows MB-X6 with six tuner modules installed
Rear panel
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OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES
ECM-77BMP Lavalier Microphone
ECM-44BMP Lavalier Microphone
•High-performance, miniature microphone
•Omni-directional electret condenser microphone
•Frequency response: 40 Hz to 20 kHz
•Sensitivity: -39.0 dB (11.2 mV) (0 dB = 1 V/Pa, at 1 kHz)
•Microphone head: 5.6 mm (1/4 inch) dia. x 12.5 mm (1/2 inches),
•Omni-directional, electret condenser microphone
•Superior sound quality
•Frequency response: 40 Hz to 15 kHz
•Sensitivity: -40 dB (10 mV) (0 dB = 1 V/Pa, at 1 kHz)
•Microphone head: 8.5 mm (11/32 inch) dia. x 14.5 mm
approx. 1.5 g (0.05 oz)
•Cable length: 1.2 m (3.9 feet)
•Supplied with 3-pole mini-jack with a stable lock mechanism for
use with the UWP series
•Supplied accessories: Single/horizontal-type tie clip (x1), metalmesh type windscreen (x1), operating instructions (x1)
(19/32 inches), approx. 2 g (0.07 oz)
•Cable length: 1.2 m (3.9 feet)
•Supplied with 3-pole mini-jack with a stable lock mechanism for
use with the UWP series
•Supplied accessories: Single/horizontal-type tie clip (x1), urethane
type windscreen (x1), operating instructions (x1)
ECM-166BMP Lavalier Microphone
ECM-322BMP Earset Microphone
•Uni-directional, electret condenser microphone
•Resistant to howling by rejecting indirect sound
•Frequency response: 100 Hz to 10 kHz
•Sensitivity: -45 dB (5.6 mV) (0 dB = 1 V/Pa, at 1 kHz)
•Microphone head: 12.5 mm (1/2 inch) dia. x 23.5 mm
•Earset microphone for multimedia presentation applications
•Omni-directional microphone capsule for clear voice pickup from
(15/16 inches), approx. 3.5 g (0.12 oz)
•Cable length: 1.2 m (3.9 feet)
•Supplied with 3-pole mini-jack with a stable lock mechanism for
use with the UWP series
•Supplied accessories: Single/horizontal-type tie clip (x1), urethane
type windscreen (x1), operating instructions (x1)
any direction
•Extra light weight of only 15 g (0.5 oz) excluding the cable
•Adjustable microphone position
•Secure and comfortable fit
•Frequency response: 70 Hz to 15 kHz
•Sensitivity: -43 dB (7.1 mV) ±3 dB (0 dB = 1V/Pa, at 1 kHz)
•Cable length: 1.4 m (4.5 feet)
•Equipped with 3-pole mini-jack with a stable lock mechanism for
use with the UWP series
•Supplied accessories: Carrying case (x1), operating instructions (x1)
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SPECIFICAIONS
Bodypack Transmitter
Oscillator
Crystal-controlled PLL synthesizer
Type of emissionF
F3E
Handheld Microphone
Carrier frequencies
Plug-on Transmitter
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AU model
792 MHz to 806 MHz (TV channels 66 to 67), Users may choose from 102 frequencies.
CE model
798 MHz to 822 MHz (TV channels 62 to 64) or 838 MHz to 862 MHz (TV channels 67 to 69)
Users may choose from 189 frequencies on each model.
U model
758 MH to 782 MHz (TV channels 62 to 65) or 782 MHz to 806 MHz (TV channels 66 to 69)
Users may choose from 188 frequencies on each model.
RF power output
30 mW or 5 mW (selectable)
30 mW or 5 mW (selectable)
50 mW
Antenna
1/4 λ wave length wire
1/4 λ wave length wire (internal)
Integral type
Pilot tone signal
32 kHz
50 Hz to 18 kHz (typical)
Frequency response
50 Hz to 18 kHz (typical)
100 Hz to 18 kHz (typical)
Reference deviation
±5 kHz (-60 dBV, 1kHz input)
±5 kHz (94 dB SPL, 1kHz input)
Signal-to-noise ratio
60 dB or more (±5 kHz deviation at 1 kHz modulation, A-weighted)
60 dB or more (±10 kHz deviation at
1 kHz modulation, A-weighted)
Microphone capsule
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Dynamic capsule (uni-directional)
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Audio attenuator adjustment range
0 to 21 dB (in 3 dB steps)
Audio input level
-60 dBV (at 0 dB attenuator level)
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MIC input position: -60 dBV (at 0 dB
attenuator level), LINE input position: +4 dBu
±10 kHz (-60 dBV, 1kHz input)
Audio input connector
3.5 mm (5/32 inch) dia., 3-pole mini jack
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XLR-3-11C type
Max. input sound pressure level
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151 dB SPL (at 21 dB attenuator level)
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Indicators
LCD
LED
Operating channel number/frequency, attenuator level, RF-output level (High/Low), audio input status
transmitter battery status, and accumulated operating time
Operating channel number/frequency, attenuatorlevel, audio input status, RF-output status, transmitter
battery status, and accumulated operating time
Power status
Audio-input status
Power requirements
DC 3.0 V (with two AA-size alkaline (LR6) batteries)
Battery life
Approx. 6 hours with Sony AA-size alkaline (LR6) batteries at 25 °C (77 °F) at 30 mW output
Approx. 6 hours with Sony AA-size alkaline
(LR6) batteries at 25 °C (77 °F) at 50 mW output
Dimensions (W x H x D)
63 x 100 x 27 mm (2 1/2 x 4 x 1 1/8 inches)
φ52 x 240 mm (φ21/8 x 9 1/2 inches)
Mass
Approx. 140 g (4.9 oz) including batteries
Approx. 300 g (10.6 oz) including batteries
Approx. 185 g (6.5 oz) including batteries
Supplied accessories
Omni-directional (UWP-C1)/Uni-directional
(UWP-S1/X1)lavalier microphone (x1),windscreen (x1),
microphone-holder clip (x1), belt clip (x1)
Microphone holder (x1)
Soft case (x1)
44 x 99 x 36 mm (1 3/4 x 4 x 1 7/16 inches)
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SPECIFICAIONS
Portable Tuner
Oscillator
Crystal-controlled PLL synthesizer
Type of reception
Space diversity
Half 19-Inch Rack-Size Tuner
Tuner Module
Receiving frequencies
AU model
792 MHz to 806 MHz (TV channels 66 to 67) Users may choose from 102 frequencies.
CE model
798 MHz to 822 MHz (TV channels 62 to 64) or 838 MHz to 862 MHz (TV channels 67 to 69)
Users may choose from 189 frequencies on each model.
U model
758 MH to 782 MHz (TV channels 62 to 65) or 782 MHz to 806 MHz(TV channels 66 to 69)
Users may choose from 188 frequencies on each model.
Antenna
1/4 λ wave length wire
Pilot-tone signal
32 kHz
RF squelch level
15 dBµ
Frequency response
50 Hz to 18 kHz (typical)
25 dBµ
Reference deviation
±5 kHz (at 1kHz modulation)
Signal-to-noise ratio
60 dB or more (±5 kHz deviation at 1 kHz modulation, A-weighted)
Audio output connector
3.5 mm (5/32 inch) dia., 3-pole mini jack (x1), unbalanced
1/4-inch phone jack (unbalanced) or XLR-3-32 type (balanced)
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Audio output level
-58 dBm
XLR-3-32: -28 dBm (LINE level) or -58 dBm (MIC level)
1/4-inch phone jack: -30 dBm
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Monitor output connector
3.5 mm (5/32 inch) dia., stereo mini jack (x1)
1/4-inch stereo mini jack (x1)
Monitor output level
5 mW (at 16 Ω)
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Indicators
LCD
Operating channel number/frequency, audio-output
status, RF-input level, tuner battery status, and
accumulated operating time
LED
RF-input status
Operating channel number/frequency, audio-output status, RF-input level
Power requirements
DC 3.0 V (two AA-size alkaline (LR6) batteries)
DC 9.0 V
Battery life
Approx. 6 hours (with Sony AA-size alkaline (LR6)
batteries at 25 °C (77 °F)
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Dimensions (W x H x D)
63 x 100 x 30 mm (2 1/2 x 4 x 1 3/16 inches)
212 x 44 x 209 mm (8 3/8 x 1 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches)
Mass
Approx. 180 g (6 oz) including batteries
Approx. 1.3 kg (2 lb 14 oz)
Approx. 150 g (5.3 oz)
Supplied accessories
Microphone stand adaptor (x1)*, shoe-mount
adaptor (x1), belt clip (x1), output cable
(x2, 3-pole mini-plug/XLR-type, 3-pole
mini-plug/stereo mini-plug)
AC/DC adaptor (x1)
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56.6 x 25.5 x 121.0 mm (2 1/2 x 1 1/16 x 4 7/8 inches)
*Microphone stand adaptor is not includen in the UWP-C3 package.
Use of Sony wireless devices in the United States of America is regulated by
the Federal Communications Commission as described in Parts 15 and 74
of the FCC regulations.
Users authorized thereby are required to obtain an appropriate license.
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