Jan. 28, 2021 - A firmware upgrade for Sony’s professional slot-in receiver, DWR-S03D, a part of the DWX wireless series, is now available. Using the dedicated DWA-SLAU1 adaptor, sound engineers can now benefit from the established audio quality of the DWX series using the UniSlot® or SuperSlot® interface. This new compatibility will offer a wideband digital audio solution for location sound recording for movies, dramas and documentaries.
Working in collaboration with Sound Devices and AATON Digital, both leading companies in the field, the firmware update of the DWR-S03D receiver and their mixer-recorders enables the direct audio transmission between both devices, as well as scan and setting frequencies of Sony’s DWR-S03D receiver wireless system from their mixer-recorder.
This new free v1.10 firmware upgrade, which includes direct frequency input function and digital or analog audio output settings when the DWA-SLAU1 adaptor is attached, means that existing owners of the DWX series can expand the use of their equipment for new applications. Additionally, sound professionals can benefit from the core features that the full DWX series offer, in new types of productions such as films or documentaries.
Alongside the X-Dimension Diversity™ reception system and high dynamic range RF circuit for very stable transmission, the DWX Series provides a choice of codec modes depending on your application, providing extremely low latency and very high-quality sound. With a wide choice of transmitter options including a rechargeable micro belt pack, interchangeable head handheld microphone and +48v phantom power plug-on, all options are covered. In the era of social distancing it is possible to monitor the status of the wireless system and control the receiver from the mixer as well as control the transmitter from the receiver via Sony’s Cross Remote™ link. Maintaining minimum interference on the talent during production has become more crucial, further enhancing the need for this type of functionality in all applications.