The U5 Wireless Audio for Video System is a versatile audio solution for video production and other speech-recording applications. It can be used to send audio wirelessly from the included LV1 lavalier microphone (via the system’s beltpack Transmitter) to the Receiver, which can be connected to a DSLR/video camera or audio device.
If you have an additional U5 receiver (U5R), you can send your audio signal to two DSLR/video cameras or audio devices, or one of each. The U5 receiver’s shoe mount connects to any DSLR camera. The removable and rechargeable Xvive U5B lithium-ion battery provides up to 5 hours of continuous power. The U5C battery charger (sold separately with three U5B batteries) allows you to charge backup batteries so you can operate the system without interruption. The U5 system reliably transmits high-resolution audio on the 2.4 GHz wireless band, and can be used for video shoots, livestreams, interviews, webinars, weddings and more!
Dual-channel True Diversity Receiver
The U5 Wireless Audio for Video System features a dual-channel U5R receiver, which means that it can receive two wireless U5T Transmitter signals simultaneously—from two lavalier microphones, two audio devices, or one of each. The Receiver output connects to a DSLR/video camera, mixer or audio recorder via a 3.5mm stereo TRS connection. The U5 Receiver also boasts True Diversity on both channels, meaning that the unit has four antennas and automatically changes to a more powerful wireless signal whenever necessary. This gives you a wireless connection you can count on—for all your video productions.
The U5 wireless system was designed to use a replaceable battery in order to facilitate long video shoots. Carry a spare Xvive U5B rechargeable lithium battery with you—or several—and never run out of power. The U5B lets you roll for 5 hours without interruption. Swap to a backup and extend your shoot to 10 hours! Also, the U5 units can be plugged into power during use; and the U5C Battery Charger can charge three U5B batteries at the same time.
High-quality wireless audio
U5 gives you professional, high-resolution 24-bit / 48 kHz digital wireless audio. The Transmitter connects with lavalier microphones and audio devices via a 3.5mm mono TRS plug; the Receiver outputs to DSLR/video cameras, mixers or audio recorders via a 3.5mm stereo TRS cable. You’re guaranteed a stable signal and high-quality audio for your all your video productions, on-stage speaking, vlog recordings, YouTube videos, and live broadcasts.
Independent control of Left and Right channels
Separate knobs on the Receiver give you easy and separate control of the left and right channel output gain. The adjustment range spans from -54 dB to +24 dB, in 1 dB increments, allowing for very precise settings. When using two Transmitters, you can commit to your channel blend in mono mode and output identical left and right channels; or, for greater control you can send one channel to each side in stereo mode, and mix them later as desired in editing. When using one Transmitter, you can either balance the left and right outputs for a simple standard mono output, or you can use one of the output channels as a lower-gain “safety track”.
- Wireless Type: 2.4 GHz (optimal for wireless, and approved for use worldwide)
- Wireless range: Solid RF connection over a 100-foot range
- Applications: Video shoots, livestreams, interviews and more
- Transmitter input: Lavalier microphone or line-level audio device to mono 3.5mm TRS jack
- Receiver output: Stereo 3.5mm TRS output to DSLR/video camera or audio device
- Output mode: Stereo or mono
- Receiver type: Dual-channel True Diversity receiver
- Battery: Xvive U5B rechargeable, removable lithium battery
- Battery life: up to 5 hours
- Latency: 6ms
- Wireless channels: 6
- Sampling rate: High-resolution 24-bit /48 kHz audio
- Dynamic range: Mic mode 99 dB; Line mode 107 dB
- Signal-to-noise ratio: Mic mode 95 dB; Line mode 107 dB
- Frequency response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz ±3 dB
- High-pass filter: Mic mode includes 100 Hz high-pass filter