Lectrosonics is one of the most widely used wireless systems in the world today, especially in production. Now, with the introduction of the Digital SM series DBSM and DBSMD, these digital transcorders (transmitter AND recorder) are incredible additions to an ever-growing lineup of products in the Lectrosonics digital ecosystem. Let’s break down the DBSM and DBSMD and all their exciting features.
DMSM and DBSMD Transmitters
The DBSM and DBSMD will look very familiar to most Lectrosonics aficionados who have used the SMWB and SMDWB in the past. They have identical form factors, with the entirety of the guts redesigned for complete digital transmission.
- RF Power selections at 10, 25, and 50 mW
- Ultra-lightweight, corrosion-resistant housing
- OLED interface with lockout option
- Servo Bias input circuitry
- 2-way IR (infrared) port for fast setup
- Alternate use as recorder on internal microSDHC memory card at 48 kHz, 24 bits
- Timecode jam-sync capability with
- High-density mode for ultra-tight channel spacing
Let’s Talk Inputs
When it comes to protecting your signal from distortion, Lectrosonics has you covered. They implement a digitally controlled analog limited which is in front of the microphone preamp to protect from distortion. It can handle a range of over 30dB, which means your loudest transients won’t even think absolutely clipping (with proper gain staging).
Both the DBSM & the DBSMD offer a hands-free setup capability using either the Lectro Remote or an approved app with tones. These Audible Remotes can adjust pretty much everything on the transmitters without physically touching Adjust the gain, frequency, and even sleep the transmitters to conserve battery power in between setups. during setup while buried inside costuming, then awakened for normal operation when the production begins.
Remember. These are Digital SM transmitters. If you are looking for transmitters that will work with your Digital HYBRID Receivers, no, you need to think again. These transmitters do not even have the same digital hybrid circuitry that has kept Lectrosonics famous for decades now.
Since they are only digital, they will work flawlessly with the DCHR, the DSQD, the DCR822, and the M2R. Each of these receivers have a multitude of uses depending on the scenario of your production. Some work incredibly well in an ENG Bag, while others can be used on a cart or as IFB systems. The possibilities are endless.