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UWP Series
UHF Synthesised Wireless Microphone System
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✧ INTRODUCTION
Interference-free, Affordable Operations – with the Sony
UWP Series UHF Synthesised 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 Synthesised 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-theline Sony wireless microphone systems, have been incorporated, including the UHF PLL-Synthesised 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.
✧ UWP SERIES COMMON FEATURES
STABLE TRANSMISSION AND RECEPTION
Tone Squelch Circuitry
The UWP Series Wireless Microphone System uses three core
technologies to provide stable transmission and reception:
When operating a wireless microphone system, it is essential
that the tuner does not pick up carrier signals transmitted from
other systems. In order to avoid this, the UWP Series transmit a
32 kHz pilot-tone signal along with the audio signal. The tuner´s
squelch circuit recognises 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.
PLL Synthesised 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 Synthesised 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 utilising a space-diversity
reception system, it achieves stable reception by using dualantenna 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.
PRE-PROGRAMMED OPERATING FREQUENCIES
The transmitters and tuners included in the UWP Series
incorporate pre-programmed frequencies that meet the
wireless-communication regulations of each country. The UWP
Series operates within the following frequency ranges: 798 MHz
to 822 MHz or 838 MHz to 862 MHz (189 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
■ 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 microphoneholder 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
■ 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
■ 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 shoemount adaptor and belt clip for mounting on a
camcorder and output cables (3-pole miniplug/XLR-type, 3-pole mini-plug/stereo miniplug)
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UWP-S1
■ Consists of a uni-directional lavalier microphone, bodypack transmitter and half-racksize tuner
■ Suitable for use in PA systems
■ The lavalier microphone is supplied with a
microphone windscreen and microphoneholder clip
■ The bodypack transmitter is supplied with
a belt clip
■ The half-rack-size tuner is supplied with an
AC/DC adaptor
UWP-S2
■ 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
UWP-X1
■ 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 microphoneholder clip
■ The bodypack transmitter is supplied with a
belt clip
UWP-X2
■ 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), audio-input 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, transmitter-battery 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 RF-input 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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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 microphone-stand
adaptor*, belt clip and two output cables (3-pole mini-plug/XLR-type, 3-pole mini-plug stereo miniplug) are also provided.
*The microphone-stand adaptor is not included in the UWP-C3 package.
Photo shows portable tuner
mounted on a HVR-Z1E
HDV camcorder
Photo shows portable tuner
mounted on a microphone
stand
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)
HDV Camcorders
HVR-Z1E
HVR-A1E
DVCAM Camcorders
DSR-PD170P
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UWP-C1
UWP-C2
UWP-C3
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
Photo shows MB-X6 with six tuner modules installed
Rear panel
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
MB-X6
6 channels when accommodating 6 tuner modules included in the UWP-X1/X2 package
798 MHz to 822 MHz (TV channels 62 to 64) or 838 MHz to 862 MHz (TV channels 67 to 69)
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
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)
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OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES
ECM-77BMP Lavalier Microphone
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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),
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),
metal-mesh type windscreen (x1), operating instructions (x1)
ECM-44BMP Lavalier Microphone
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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 (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
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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 (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)
ECM-322BMP Headset Microphone
■ Headset microphone for multimedia presentation applications
■ Omni-directional microphone capsule for clear voice pickup from
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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SPECIFICATIONS
Bodypack Transmitter
Handheld Microphone
Plug-on Transmitter
Oscillator
Crystal-controlled PLL synthesiser
Type of emission
F3E
Carrier frequencies
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.
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
Frequency response
50 Hz to 18 kHz (typical)
100 Hz to 18 kHz (typical)
50 Hz to 18 kHz (typical)
Reference deviation
±5 kHz (-60 dBV, 1kHz input)
±5 kHz (94 dB SPL, 1kHz input)
±10 kHz (-60 dBV, 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
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)
Indicators
LCD
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
LED
Power status
Audio-input status
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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
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)
44 x 99 x 36 mm (1 3/4 x 4 x 1 7/16 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)
Portable Tuner
Half 19-Inch Rack-Size Tuner
Tuner Module
Oscillator
Crystal-controlled PLL synthesizer
Type of reception
Space diversity
Receiving frequencies
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.
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)
Approx. 6 hours with Sony AA-size alkaline
(LR6) batteries at 25 °C (77 °F) at 50 mW output
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)
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Monitor output level
5 mW (at 16 Ω)
Indicators
LCD
Operating channel number/frequency, audio-output
status, RF-input level, tuner battery status, and
accumulated operating time
LED
RF-input status
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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)
56.6 x 25.5 x 121.0 mm
(2 1/2 x 1 1/16 x 4 7/8 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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*Microphone stand adaptor is not included in the UWP-C3 package.
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