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Sony DWX3: A New Generation of Digital Wireless

Sony DWX 3rd Generation Digital Wireless

Please welcome the Sony DWX3 Digital Wireless: the 3rd generation of DWX series with a Micro-Transmitter designed to meet the future demand of theatres, live events and broadcasters. Sony DWX3 delivers outstanding sound quality with extremely low latency of 1.2ms1, exceptionally reliable operation by using the Sony HDR (high dynamic range) RF circuit and it now supports digital audio network over IP (AoIP) utilising Dante® technology.

The brilliance of this new generation of digital wireless builds on 10 years of industry-leading research and development to raise the bar for digital wireless on all fronts. With full Cross Remote function DWX 3rd generation will exceed the highest customer expectations for radio mic systems in the digital domain.

Building on the DWX-N series, the new 3rd generation DWX3 system includes the DWT-B03R Micro-Transmitter, the DWR-R03D Receiver, and the BC-DWX1 Battery Charger. The DWX3 system is backwards compatible, allowing seamless integration with the older Sony DWX and DWX-N systems, including the DWR-S02DN two-channel receiver for cameras / ENG / Broadcast. Get in touch if you’d like to chat about how the new DWX3 transmitters or receivers will integrate with your specific setup.

Sony’s confidence in the reliability and durability of this system is such that they include 2 year, 48 hour swap-out guarantee on all DWX 3rd Generation products through Prime Support Elite.

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Sony DWT-B03R Transmitter

Sony DWT-B03R Micro Transmitter

The Sony DWT-B03R micro-transmitter offers superb audio quality and stable operation in a wide range of environments. This high-performance micro transmitter is an ideal choice for live sound applications including theatre and concerts, as well as studio based TV production and ENG/EFP.

Main features:

  • Small, lightweight and robust magnesium body
  • Weight: approx. 99g
  • Size: 53mm x 60mm x 17mm (excl. antenna)
  • Up to 148MHz Bandwidth
  • 2mW, 10mW & 25mW
  • Up to 7hour running time
  • Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery NP-BX1
  • Phase Change
  • Sony High Definition Sound Codec 4
  • Cross Remote for full RF control
  • Lemo 3-Pin
  • OLED display Full Specs →

Small, light and resistant

At just 53mm x 60mm x 17mm (exc. Antenna), the DWT-B03R is incredibly small and lightweight. It also features a tough magnesium body that’s resistant to rain, spray and sweat.

Wide-band, more channels per band

The DWT-B03R is ideal for use in large-scale multichannel productions. Its 148MHz bandwidth per pack means the bandwidth is almost doubled over the previous versions. DWX3 supports up to 21 simultaneous channels per 8MHz TV band.

Extreme stability and low-latency

Sony’s advanced digital audio processing, encryption and RF transmission technologies assure secure, stable transmission and reception of very high quality audio with low latency.

Control 82 transmitters remotely

The Sony DWT-B03R is compatible with Sony Wireless Studio control software for PC (Ver 5.0 or later), allowing flexible remote operation. Remote control of up to 82 transmitters is possible using the Cross Remote™ function combined with the RMU-01 remote control unit (available separately).

New battery power and OLED display

The DWT-B03R transmitter uses Sony’s NP-BX1 Li-Ion battery and charges via the BC-DWX1 Battery Charger, which is equipped with PoE (power over Ethernet) capabilities. More than 7hours. Easily available across the world – low cost. Navigating the onboard menu system and controlling parameters on the unit is made easier by the incorporation of a high-resolution OLED display with superior clarity and less overall power consumption. The battery provides up to 7 hours of use. Full Specs →

DWR-R03D Two-channel Receiver

The Sony DWR-R03D Digital Wireless Receiver is the next generation of wireless receiver featuring Sony’s superb audio quality and stable operation in a wide range of environments. The third generation of Sony’s acclaimed DWX series, DWX3, this high performance digital wireless receiver is an ideal choice for live sound applications including theatre and concerts, as well as studio based TV production and EFP.

Sony DWR-R03D Receiver Digital Wireless

Security, quality and low latency

The two-channel 1U rack-mountable wireless receiver features Sony’s advanced digital audio processing, encryption and RF transmission technologies to assure secure, stable transmission and reception of very high quality audio with low latency.

Automatic setup with remote control of 82 transmitters

Automatic-Setup, Master-Slave and automatic frequency coordination dramatically improves setup time and overall reliability of your wireless plan. It’s compatible with Sony Wireless Studio control software for PC (v5.0 or later) and the Wireless Studio Mobile smartphone app, allowing flexible remote operation. Remote control of up to 82 transmitters using the Cross Remote™ function combined with the RMU-01 remote control unit (available separately) is also possible.

More channels per band

The DWR-R03D is ideal for use in large-scale multi-channel productions, supporting up to 21 simultaneous channels per 8MHz TV band.

Supports AoIP using Dante®

Support for the Dante® audio-over-IP standard enables networked multi-channel use. Full Specs →

Main features

  • 244MHz Bandwidth
  • AES, Analogue, DANTE
  • 0,5ms to Analogue out*
  • Automatic-Setup, Master-Slave
  • Automatic frequency coordination
  • 375kHz spacing
  • HDR RF with 4 diversity technology
  • System Headphone bus over DANTE
  • Sony High Definition Sound Codec 4
  • AES 256bit encryption

Full Specs →

Sony BC-DWX1 Battery Charger

The Sony BC-DWX1 battery charger for DWT-B03R and NP-BX1 is equipped with PoE (Power over Ethernet) capabilities for recharging the NP-BX1 3.6V, 1240mAh batteries that the DWX3’s DWT-B03R transmitter uses. These batteries are easy available the world over as they’re the same batteries as used by Sony Cybershot cameras. Users can monitor the charging status via Wireless Studio PC software, and can also charge up to two bodypacks or two batteries at one time. The interlocking mechanism allows easy integration for storage and transportation.

  • Charge simultaneously two DWT-B03R or NB-BX1
  • Secure the DWT-B03R for transport
  • For use with PoE or Power Supply
  • Status LED bar for monitoring charge
  • Ethernet connection to Wireless Studio
  • Fit up to 6 x BC-DWX1 in one 19” rack drawer
  • Microphone storage area

Full Specs →

Sony BC-DWX1 Battery Charger

Sony DWX 3rd Generation Notes

  • All current DWX transmitters and receivers can work alongside the NEW DWX 3rd Generation models*
  • DWX 3rd Generation will include Sony PrimeSupport Elite
  • DWX3 functions are still under development and full updated specifications will be announced in Spring 2018
  • Product availability: Spring 2018

For more information, support or to arrange a demo of Sony DWX Generation 3 please contact us.

1 DWT-B03R and DWR-R03D total delay with Codec mode2 and analogue output