Wireless video specialist Hollyland announces LARK 150, their first 2.4GHz budget wireless audio system for filmmakers and video creators.
Hollyland is no stranger to wireless audio gear, having been long involved in the Pro Video industry with their wireless video transmission and wireless intercom systems.
The system supports dual transmitters and a single receiver, which means you can mic up to subjects and get synched audio straight into your camera. The system offer a range of up to 100 meters, which should be plenty for most applications.
Budget Dual Wireless Audio for Mirrorless Cameras
And as such, their new compact clip-on wireless microphone system will find a home in the kit bag of many video creators.
Furthermore, the LARK 150 is the company’s first in the 2.4GHz digital wireless realm. The system comes with 2 x transmitters each featuring a built-in highly-sensitive omnidirectional microphone. In addition, users can add the included 3.5mm lavalier mic or one of their own, which is a huge plus.
Compact Design with 3.5mm Input for Lavalier Mic
Hollyland is aiming high with their first digital wireless audio system – the LARK 150; the system uses intelligent noise cancellation, an anti-vibration sound chamber design, and is also said to feature a wide frequency response, and a high signal to noise ratio.
The tiny and compact transmitter is well designed so it can easily be clipped-on to your collar or used with the included lavalier microphone.
Ultra Low-latency and Auto Frequency Hopping
The LARK 150 has less than 5ms, ultra-low latency and 100 meters stable wireless audio transmission. Moreover, the system has a smart frequency selection feature so it automatically chooses the best channel. Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum (FHSS) ensures you get the best signal as it intelligently avoids interference on set.
Mono, Stereo and Safety Tracks
Just like any other microphone system, The LARK 150 is a stereophonic microphone system with standard Mono Track and Stereo Track options. Making it handier, Hollyland added the audio-pop preventive Safety Track as a third option.
The safety track is dual-channel audio designed for post audio processing to handle microphone popping. The left channel is mixed audio from both transmitters while the right channel is the same mixed audio at -6db.
Charging Case for Transmitter and Receiver
Another cool feature of the new Lark 150 is that it comes with a charging case, which adds a new layer of convenience. In addition, the case is also used to auto pair the transmitters and the receiver, as well as serving as a storage box and and a platform for firmware updates for the whole system. This is a very neat feature that I wish other manufacturers incorporate in their wireless systems.
According to Hollyland, the LARK 150 transmitters are rated at about 4.5 hour battery life and 7.5 hours on the receiver.
A Two-N-One Combo – What’s included?
The LARK 150 includes two transmitters and one receiver plus a lavalier mic, a TRS cable, a 3.5mm user-friendly windshield, a Type-C to Type-A cable, and a storage bag.
In addition, the transmitter and the receiver offer mute control access to effectively manage the audio being recorded, and a 3.5mm TRS audio output. The receiver comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack for audio monitoring and an OLED screen for device status display.