Sennheiser ESFERA
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Sennheiser ESFERA


Complete Esfera 5.1 surround system

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Sennheiser ESFERA
Introducing Esfera, Sennheiser’s innovative 5.1 surround microphone system which elegantly creates immersive surround audio from a single pair of X/Y microphones. Esfera simplifies workflows for broadcast professionals by efficiently capturing authentic ambience using just two audio channels, and converting this audio information to 5.1 at any point in the workflow - live or in post-production. The Esfera system features two components: the SPM 8000 two-channel microphone unit, and the SPB 8000 surround processor unit

SPM800 - Two-channel microphone unit utilizes Sennheiser’s renowned RF condenser technology to deliver natural and detailed sound, transparency, ruggedness and high resistance to adverse climatic conditions. The system includes two compact, cardioid RF condenser microphones, suspended in an X/Y pistol grip with basket windshield and hairy cover. A Y-cable (XLR-5 to dual XLR-3) is also included.

SPM8000 Specifications:
• Pick-up pattern Cardioid (XY-stereo, 90° offset)
• Frequency response 35 Hz to 20 kHz
• Sensitivity -34 dBV/Pa (20 mV/Pa)
• Max. SPL 142 dB SPL
• Equivalent noise level 13 dB (A) (DIN-IEC 651)
• 22 dB (CCIR 268-3)
• Power supply Phantom power 48 V ± 4 V (P48, IEC 61938)
• Current consumption 3.3 mA
• Diameter Approx. 106 mm
• Length Approx. 237 mm
• Weight Approx. 595 g (670 g with “hairy” cover)
• Operating temperature –10°C to +60°C
• Package Contents (1) SPM 8000 microphone, consisting of 2 microphone capsules and a suspension with pistol grip (1) Basket windshield (1) “Hairy” cover (1) Y-adapter cable (XLR

SPB8000- A 19” rack-mount processing unit, capable of generating a 5.1 surround signal from the SPM 8000 microphone unit, at sampling rates of up to 96 kHz. The SPM 8000 algorithm is precisely aligned with the SPM 8000 microphones, and offers a well-structured interface with user-definable presets. A web interface provides real-time access to all surround parameters like gain of the individual channels, front and surround focus, surround delay, filters and compressor, limiter and the treble boost.

SPB8000 Specifications:
• MICROPHONE INPUT
• Connections 2 XLR-3F sockets, transfomerless balanced
• Impedance Approx. 4 kΩ, balanced
• Phantom power 48 V, switchable
• DIGITAL INPUT
• AES3 standard Channels L/R
• Connection 1 XLR-3F socket
• DIGITAL OUTPUT
• AES3 standard Channels L/R, C/LFE, SL, SR
• Connections 3 XLR-3M sockets
• Sampling Rates 44.1 / 48 / 88.2 / 96 kHz
• Bit rate 24 bits
• Format Professional
• SYNCHRONIZATION
• Word clock BNC socket
• AES3 input clock XLR-3F socket
• AUDIO CHARACTERISTICS
• Frequency response
• measured at AES3 10 Hz-21 kHz at 44.1 kHz sampling rate 10 Hz-22.5 kHz at 48 kHz sampling rate 10 Hz-42 kHz at 88.2 kHz sampling rate 10 Hz-45 kHz at 96 kHz sampling rate
• Signal-to-noise ratio at 48 kHz sampling rate CCIR 468: –82.6 dB, 64 dB gain CCIR 468: –106,1 dB, 30 dB gain A-weighted: –85.5 dB, 64 dB gain A-weighted: –109.3 dB, 30 dB gain Unweighted: –84 dB, 64 dB gain Unweighted: –104,3 dB, 30 dB gain
• THD + Noise THD at 1 kHz: 0.03% at 64 dBu, gain: -12 dBFS 0.004% at 30 dBu, gain: -12 dBFS
• Dynamic range 130.3 dB 30 dB gain (A-weighted)
• Max. gain +64 dB
• Crosstalk –70 dB at 10 kHz (–30 dBu input, 30 dB gain)
• ETHERNET
• Connection RJ 45 socket
• Firmware update Via HTTP
• POWER SUPPLY
• Voltage ranges 115 V~ / 230 V~, 50/60 Hz
• Power consumption Max. 15 W
• POWER SUPPLY
• Fuse values 115 V AC: T 160 mA L 250 V
• 230 V AC: T 315 mA L 250 V
• Mains connector 3-pin, protection class I as per IEC/EN 60320-1
• Dimensions Approx. 44 x 482 x 275 mm (H x W x D), depth with controls and sockets
• Weight Approx. 3.9 kg

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