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Saramonic Blink 500 B1 Ultracompact Wireless Clip-On Microphone System

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Overview

A single clip-on wireless transmitter with a built-in mic, a professional lavalier microphone and ultracompact dual-channel receiver.

If you want an extremely small, feather-weight wireless microphone system that delivers broadcast-quality sound to use with cameras and mobile devices, with the ability to handle two wireless transmitters, nothing is capable of doing this—except for the Saramonic Blink 500.

The B1 kit comes with a single clip-on wireless transmitter with a built-in mic, a professional lavalier microphone, an ultracompact dual-channel receiver that mounts to the shoe of your camera with both TRS and TRRS output cables. You can put a mic on one person, but if you ever need to put mics on two people, you can simply add a second wireless transmitter (sold separately) and it will work perfectly with the included dual receiver.

Tiny body, huge sound
The Blink 500 B1 is impossibly compact and lightweight, yet it delivers crystal-clear professional sound quality. The versatile transmitter features an excellent sounding built-in microphone that captures voices perfectly. Small enough to clip to a shirt or slide into a pocket and versatile enough to set on a table or podium, or even used handheld. It also operates as a traditional bodypack transmitter with the included SR-M1 professional omnidirectional clip-on lavalier microphone, providing an even more professional and visually discreet miking solution. 

So advanced, it’s effortless
Some wireless microphone systems are complicated to operate and require detailed knowledge of their menus and settings, but the Blink 500 B1 is so technically advanced that it couldn’t be easier to use. You just turn it on, and it works. But behind the scenes the Blink 500 is doing a lot to ensure excellent performance. It operates on the interference-free 2.4GHz spectrum, and automatically hops channels to avoid static noise and audio dropouts. Pairing the transmitter to the receiver 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.

Perfect levels and power
One of the tricky aspects of capturing sound for video is controlling the audio levels. Some people speak very loudly, while others speak very softly. That’s why Blink 500 transmitters have easy-to-use gain buttons to raise or lower the levels at the touch of a button, and an intelligent LED display shows you where they’re set. The internal Lithium batteries get 5 hours of life from a charge with the included charging cables, and the USB-C ports can be used to power or recharge the units in the field with portable USB battery packs. The 10-milliwatt power of the transmitter gives you an impressive range of 98 feet (30 meters) with obstacles, and 164 feet (50 meters) in open spaces.

Loves cameras & mobile devices equally
Both TRS and TRRS output cables are included so the system will work perfectly with DSLR, mirrorless, and other kinds of cameras, as well as smartphones and tablets that have headphone jacks. The output of the receiver provides a strong, noise-free level, so when you plug it in you can adjust the input level of your camera to its lowest setting to avoid hearing the noisy preamp of your camera. 

An ideal wireless system
Portable, compact wireless microphone systems are completely essential tools for anyone who shoots video, 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 into any camera bag, backpack or even your pocket, so you can effortlessly bring it with you everywhere you go. The Blink 500 B1 system is perfect for people who only need one wireless mic right now but may need the option to expand and use two in the future. Plus, the Blink 500 series is an evolving system of products that will soon be expanding, giving users even more options and versatility. 

Features

In the box
  • 1 x Blink 500 TX Transmitter with Built-In Microphone and Clip
  • 1 x Blink 500 RX Receiver with Built-In Clip and Camera Shoe-Mount
  • 1 x SR-M1 Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone
  • 1 x Alligator-Style Lavalier Microphone Clip
  • 1 x Foam Lavalier Windscreen 
  • 1 x 1’ (30.5 cm) Gold-Plated 3.5mm TRS to TRS Output Cable for Cameras
  • 1 x 1’ (30.5 cm) Gold-Plated 3.5mm TRRS to TRRS Output Cable for Smartphones and Tablets
  • 2 x 1’ (30.5 cm) Gold-Plated USB-C to USB-A Charging Cables
  • 1 x Pairing Pin

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Specs

Blink 500 B1 Ultracompact Wireless Clip-On Microphone System Specifications:

Transmitter Specifications:
  • Frequency: 2.4GHz 
  • Oscillator Type: Gaussian Frequency-Shift Keying (GFSK) 
  • RF Frequency Band: 2400 to 2483.5 MHz
  • RF Output Power: 10 mW
  • Signal to Noise Ratio: ≥70dB 
  • Voice Delay: ≤6ms 
  • Reference Audio Input Level: -30 to -42dBv (Microphone Input, 0 dB Attenuation) 
  • Audio Gain Control: 11dB, 18dB, 25dB
  • Plug-In Power: Yes, 1V
  • Distortion: ≤0.1%
  • Digital Resolution: 24-bit / 48kHz
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz to 16kHz 
  • Max Operating Range: 98.4’ (30m) with Obstacles, 164’ (50m) in Open Area
  • Max Number of Simultaneous Systems: 18 (up to 36 Microphones) 
  • Antenna: Built-in 1/4λ Wire Antenna
  • Buttons: On / Off / Pair, Volume Up, Volume Down
  • Battery: Built-in Li-ion 3.7V / 400mAh
  • Approx. Battery Life: 5 hours
  • Charging Connector: USB Type-C (1.5 hours to be fully charged)
  • Input: 1/8'' (3.5mm) Microphone Input
  • Indicators: 4 x Blue LEDs: Indicates Power and Audio Level, 1 x Red LED: Indicates Low Battery Level, 1 x Green LED: Flashing when Charging / Off when Charge Finished
  • Microphone: Built-In Pressure Operated Electret Condenser
  • Microphone Pickup Pattern: Omnidirectional (Built-In Microphone and External Lavalier)
  • Microphone Frequency Range: 50Hz-18KHz (Built-In Microphone and External Lavalier)
  • Microphone Equivalent Noise Level: >58dB (Built-In Microphone and External Lavalier)
  • Maximum SPL: 120dB (Built-In Microphone), 110dB (External Lavalier)
  • Mounting Clip: Built-In
  • Operating Temperature: 0℃ to 50℃
  • Storage Temperature: -20℃ to +50℃
  • Dimensions: 2.5 x 1.7 x .65” (63 x 43 x 16.5mm)
  • Weight: 1.2 oz (34g)
Receiver Specifications:
  • Frequency: 2.4GHz 
  • Oscillator type: Gaussian Frequency-Shift Keying (GFSK)
  • RF Frequency Band: 2400 to 2483.5 MHz 
  • Signal to Noise Ratio: ≥70dB 
  • Voice Delay: ≤6ms
  • Distortion: ≤0.1% 
  • 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: 2.4 x 1.3 x .61” (62 x 33 x 15mm)
  • Weight: 1.09 oz (31g)
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