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Sennheiser EW 500 G4-MKE 2 Wireless Lavalier Microphone System AW+ (470 to 558 MHz)

Product Highlights

  • MKE2 Gold Omnidirectional Lavalier Mic
  • EM 300-500 G4 True Diversity Receiver
  • SK 500 G4 Bodypack Transmitter
  • Includes GA3 Rackmount Kit
  • 2 x Rod Antennas
  • 2 x AA Batteries
  • Power Supply
  • Compatible with Control Cockpit Software

Sennheiser EW 500 G4-MKE2-AW+ Overview


The ew 500 G4-MKE 2 Wireless Lavalier Microphone System from Sennheiser is the latest addition to their evolution series wireless microphone systems. It includes an EM 300-500 G4 true diversity receiver, a SK 500 G4 bodypack transmitter and a MKE 2 Gold omnidirectional condenser microphone. Accessories include, two AA batteries, a GA3 rackmount kit, a power supply, and two rod antennas. This system can be used to capture audio for live stage, theater, film, video, and studio applications.

Featuring 3520 selectable frequencies and 88 MHz bandwidth, the ew 500 G4-MKE 2 system delivers up to 32 channels of audio. It is equipped with an Ethernet connection for the Wireless Systems Manager (WSM) control software included for frequency coordination in multi-channel setups. The bodypack transmitter easily attaches to your belt and synchronizes channel and frequency with one button via an infrared interface to the rackmount receiver.

Additionally, the MKE 2 Gold lavalier mic is a miniature microphone and an industry favorite among field-audio engineers, broadcast engineers, and film crews. It has a wide frequency and high-sensitivity response that is designed for crucial audio reproduction of vocals and instruments. The ew 500 G4-MKE 2 Wireless Lavalier Microphone System delivers a natural balance and unforgettable performances.

In addition, Sennheiser Control Cockpit Software (download) offers easy handling, control, and maintenance for the Digital Wireless System. It provides a global overview of all network-enabled devices, shows all status information, and makes setting adjustments very easy.


Modulation Wideband FM stereo
Frequency Band AW+: (470 to 558 MHz)
Transmission Frequency Maximum 3250 frequencies, adjustable in 25 kHz steps
20 frequency banks, each with up to 32 factory-preset channels, no intermodulation
6 frequency banks with up to 32 programmable channels
Switching Bandwidth Up to 88 MHz
Nominal/Peak Deviation ±24 kHz / ±48 kHz
Frequency Stability ≤ ±15 ppm
RF Output Power At 50 Ohms Switchable:
Low: Typical 10 mW
Standard: Typical 30 mW
High: Typical 50 mW
Pilot Tone Squelch Can be switched off
Compander Sennheiser HDX
AF Frequency Response Mic: 80 Hz to 18 kHz
Line: 25 Hz to 18 kHz
Signal to Noise Ratio Approximately ≥ 115 dBA (1 mV, peak deviation)
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) ≤ 0.9%
Maximum Input Voltage Mic and Line: 3 V eff
Input Impedance Microphone: 68 kOhms, unbalanced
Line: 1 MOhms
Input Capacitance Switchable
Input Sensitivity Range 60 dB, adjustable in 3 dB steps
Temperature Range 14 to 131°F (-10 to 55°C)
Power Supply 2 x AA batteries, 1.5 V or BA 2015 accupack
Nominal Voltage 3 V battery / 2.4 V rechargeable battery
Current Consumption At Nominal Voltage: Typical 180 mA
With Transmitter Switched Off: ≤ 25 μA
Operating Time Typically 8 hours
Dimensions (L x W x H) 3.2 x 2.5 x 0.9″ (82 x 64 x 24 mm)
Weight 5.6 oz (160 g) including batteries
Packaging Info
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.9 x 3.3 x 2.9″

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