The Saramonic Blink 500 RX is an ultracompact and lightweight camera-mountable wireless microphone dual-receiver that delivers broadcast-quality sound and works with two Blink 500 TX wireless transmitters at the same time (sold separately). The integrated clip can be used as a shoe mount for your camera, and it features a built-in Lithium battery and a USB-C port for charging and powering and recharging in the field with external USB battery packs. Its 3.5mm output is powerful enough for headphone monitoring, and this also means that you don’t need to use the noisy preamp in your camera to achieve pristine sound quality. Two output cables are included, TRS for cameras and TRRS for smartphones and tablets that have headphone jacks.
So advanced, it’s effortless.
Some wireless microphone receivers are complicated to operate, but the Blink 500 RX is so technically advanced that it couldn’t be easier to use. Even though there are very few controls to adjust, it does a lot behind the scenes to ensure excellent performance. The Blink 500 operates on the interference-free 2.4GHz spectrum, and automatically hops channels to avoid static noise and audio dropouts. Pairing transmitters is simple, and all of the complicated aspects of using wireless microphones happen seamlessly in the background, letting you concentrate on storytelling and getting a great shot.
Blink 500: a diverse ecosystem.
There’s a large family of innovative Blink 500 wireless microphone products and they’re are all ultra-compact, lightweight, and fully compatible with the Blink 500 RX. The Blink 500 TX is a tiny clip-on wireless transmitter with a high-quality built-in microphone, an external mic input (it comes with a professional external lavalier mic), a built-in Lithium battery, a USB-C charging port, gain buttons and intelligent multicolored LEDs. The Blink 500 RX can handle up to two 500 TX transmitters at the same time. The Blink 500 RXDi is an incredibly small and lightweight dual-receiver that has a Lightning connector you can plug directly into iPhones and iPads, and it works great with handheld gimbals, too. The Blink 500 RXUC is just like the RXDi, except it has a USB-C connector for Android smartphones or tablets and modern Apple Mac and PC computers. All of the receivers can handle up to two Blink 500 TX transmitters at the same time.
An ideal wireless system.
Even if you shoot video with a smartphone or tablet, wireless microphones are still completely essential tools for video production, and the fact that the Blink 500 is one of the smallest and most lightweight systems you can get yet it still delivers professional quality sound makes it ideal for filmmakers, journalists, vloggers, YouTube creators, corporate video producers, or any content creator that needs an incredibly easy-to-use wireless system that won’t slow them down. It’s small enough to tuck away in a small pocket, so you can effortlessly bring it with you everywhere you go. Plus, the Blink 500 series is an evolving system of products that will soon be expanding, giving users even more options and versatility.
Oscillator type: Gaussian Frequency-Shift Keying (GFSK)
RF Frequency Band: 2400 to 2483.5 MHz
Signal to Noise Ratio: ≥70dB
Voice Delay: ≤6ms
Digital Resolution: 24-bit / 48kHz
Frequency Response: 20Hz to 16kHz
Max Operating Range: 98.4’ (30m) with Obstacles, 164’ (50m) in Open Area
Antenna: Built-In 1/4λ Wire Antenna
Buttons: On / Off / Pair
Battery: Built-in Li-ion 3.7V / 400mAh
Approx. Battery Life: 5 hours
Charging Connector: USB Type-C
Output: 1/8′ 3.5mm Jack (Headphone Compatible)
Audio Output Level: 5dB
Indicator: 1 LED, Blue. Flashing quickly: Paring, Flashing: Not Paired with any TX, Solid Blue: Paired with TX
Operating Temperature: 0℃ to 50℃
Storage Temperature: -20℃ to +50℃
Dimensions: 62 x 33 x 15mm