Saramonic Blink 500 Wireless Microphone System | First Look
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Saramonic Blink 500 B1 & B2 Ultracompact Dual-Channel
Wireless Systems for Cameras, Mobile & More
Quick Start Guide for the Saramonic Blink 500 B1 & B2
Ultracompact Dual-Channel Wireless Mic Systems
How to Pair Saramonic Blink 500 Ultracompact Dual-Channel
Wireless Transmitters and Receivers
Simplify and expedite your entry into wireless audio with
the Saramonic Blink 500 B1, an ultracompact and extraordinarily easy-to-use
true wireless microphone system offering a cost-effective, all-inclusive
solution for recording one subject to your camera, camcorder, or mobile device.
The Blink 500 B1 delivers considerably improved sound
quality compared to the built-in mics on cameras and mobile devices while
functioning as an ultracompact digital system that provides immediate
out-of-the-box operability for anyone, making it ideal for video, podcast, and
mobile journalism applications. Once it's plugged in and powered on, it's set
and ready so your focus can stay on your content.
Equally straightforward and small, the Blink 500 B1 gives
you everything necessary for recording crisp, clear speech in any location. You
get a clip-on transmitter with a built-in microphone and a clip-on omni
lavalier mic, a dual-channel receiver with an integrated clip and shoe mount,
and multiple charging and audio cables. Whether you're a run-and-gun
videographer, a YouTube content creator, or an avid vlogger, the Blink 500 B1
can get your wireless audio going in no time.
Unpacking the Blink 500 B1
Use the ultracompact clip-on transmitter as a true wireless
microphone with its built-in mic element, or as a bodypack transmitter with its
supplied clip-on lavalier microphone.
The ultracompact dual-channel receiver features an
integrated clip with a shoe mount for flexible placement on you or your camera.
Two different audio cables are provided to ensure proper hookup to a camera,
camcorder, smartphone, or tablet.
Simply power on the receiver and transmitter to access
reliable wireless audio functionality in an instant.
Connect, Power, and Go
With the receiver and transmitter paired at the factory, the
Blink 500 system is comfortably easy to use for anyone, anywhere.
Videographers, vloggers, YouTubers, and mobile journalists will benefit from
the Blink 500's power-and-go operating style.
Advanced technology invisibly handles the complicated tasks
such as switching channels to avoid dropouts, leaving you with a streamlined
and simple system that requires no menu diving or tedious manual configuration.
Blink 500 systems utilize 24-bit / 48 kHz resolution—the
same audio standard used worldwide by sound engineers in the film industry—to
give you quality sound at a budget-friendly price point.
Compared to the built-in microphones on cameras and mobile
devices, Blink 500 systems offer considerably improved fidelity and clarity
with less noise.
Since your subjects may speak at very different volumes,
Saramonic outfitted the Blink 500 TX with dedicated gain buttons to allow quick
and effortless adjustment of the signal level. You can even turn the volume all
the way down to effectively mute the transmitter.
Knowing that camera preamps are often noisy, the Blink 500
RX’s 3.5mm output sends a strong line-level signal so you won’t have to crank
the gain at your camera. If your camera has a mic-level input, be sure to lower
its input gain to prevent clipping. The Blink 500 RX can even be used to drive
headphones for quick monitor checks and troubleshooting.
Perfect for 1- or 2-Person Shoots
Since the Blink 500 RX is a dual-channel receiver, it can
simultaneously handle two Blink 500 TX wireless transmitters (second
transmitter available separately). If you need to expand beyond that, you can
use up to 18 Blink 500 systems at once to accommodate up to 36 wireless
Each Blink 500 system can include one dual-channel receiver
and up to two transmitters. Choose from camera-mount (Blink 500 RX), Lightning
(Blink 500 RXDi), or USB Type-C (Blink 500 RXUC) receivers.
Built-In Microphone for True Wireless Operation
The Blink 500 TX features a built-in miniature condenser
microphone with an omni pickup pattern that captures clear and natural voice
tonality. Thanks to the transmitter's ultracompact housing, you can clip it to
clothing, slide it into a shirt pocket, place it on a podium, or hold it in
Lavalier Microphone Included
For maximum visual discretion, use the Blink 500 TX as
traditional bodypack transmitter with the supplied lavalier microphone. Just
clip the omni lav mic to a collar or lapel, then plug it into the transmitter's
3.5mm input; the transmitter automatically switches to the external microphone
so you don't have to bother selecting the input source.
The lavalier mic includes a foam windscreen that lessens
noise caused by light wind, breaths, and air conditioning systems. For enhanced
reduction of stronger wind noise, a separately available furry windshield
(a.k.a. windjammer) such as the Saramonic LM-WS can be fitted to the
Stable and Simple 2.4 GHz Digital Wireless
Whereas typical analog wireless systems are susceptible to
interference from TV and radio waves, the Blink 500 digital system avoids that
by operating in the 2.4 GHz band, which occupies frequencies beyond those of
television, radio transmissions, and UHF wireless microphone systems.
Within the 2.4 GHz spectrum, the Blink 500 boasts automatic
channel hopping to mitigate noise and dropouts at a line-of-sight distance of
up to 164 feet. For optimal performance, environments with limited Wi-Fi / 2.4
GHz traffic and minimal physical obstructions are recommended.
Ready for Anywhere
Don’t be concerned about licensing or selecting frequencies;
the Blink 500 system uses the license-free 2.4 GHz band, so you can go anywhere
in the world and have a reliable, fully functional wireless system.
Lightweight, ultracompact housings
Receiver's built-in clip with shoe mount allows easy
attachment to your camera, belt, or clothing
Transmitter's intelligent LED indicators show power, audio
level, low-battery level, and charging status
Internal 5-hour batteries keep you going on long shoots or
multiple run-and-gun gigs in a day
USB Type-C connectivity and included charging cables for
recharging the internal lithium-ion batteries or powering the receiver and
Use up to two transmitters with each receiver
Operate up to 18 systems simultaneously in the same
Includes gold-plated 3.5mm TRS cable for connection to a
camera or camcorder
Includes gold-plated 3.5mm TRRS cable for connection to a
smartphone or tablet equipped with a headphone jack
Connect to Fuji cameras outfitted with 2.5mm mic input jacks
via the Saramonic SR-25C35 adapter cable (available separately)