The LARK 150 is the first 2.4GHz digital wireless microphone system in the Hollyland microphone product line, offering ultra-low latency and 100m stable wireless audio transmission.
ProVideo Coalition has mentioned Hollyland Technology products before, but the LARK 150 a 2.4GHz digital wireless microphone system is a first for the company, as it steps into the professional audio world. Some may ask if the company has the talent and ability to create what customers need, and to that Hollyland Technology answers with a single word: Yes!
To some extent, Hollyland has been long involved in the audio industry with their wireless video transmission and wireless intercom systems, as all their wireless video transmitters transmit both video and audio, while wireless intercoms are all about audio. So, it is not so surprising to see them coming up with a wireless microphone system. Real-world test of the new product will reveal more about the LARK 150 but for now all ProVideo can share with its readers is the information made available by Hollyland Technology.
The LARK 150 is the first 2.4GHz digital wireless microphone system in the Hollyland microphone product line. The company says that this ultra-compact clip-on wireless microphone is “equipped with highly-sensitive omnidirectional microphones for the best audio performance. The DSP method ensures a noise-free audio transmission by filtering low-frequency environmental noises. It reduces post-stage noise cancellation processing and improves the efficiency of content output.”
A microphone to start a new product line
The tiny and super-light transmitter was designed so it can easily be clipped-on to your collar or used with the included lavalier microphone, basically anywhere you’d like to attach it to. The charging case provides portability and convenience to this microphone system. Besides that, Hollyland notes, “it charges the whole system about 2.5 times in addition to the 4.5 hour battery life on the transmitter and 7.5 hour life on the receiver. It auto pairs the transmitters and the receiver, serves as the storage box and the platform to upgrade the whole system. It has 100m transmission, two-way mute, safety track audio mode, real-time audio monitoring, and so many more user-friendly features make the system a perfect wireless microphone solution for different types of content creation.”
The company says it is aiming high with the LARK 150, even though it is the first wireless microphone system Hollyland introduces to the market. To ensure high-precision sound pickup and the system’s professional sound quality, the LARK 150 is built with different technical methods and applications, such as DSP (Digital Signal Processor) intelligent noise cancellation, an anti-vibration sound chamber design, ultra-wide frequency response, ultra-high SNR(Signal To Noise Ratio), plus built-in highly-sensitive omnidirectional microphones on the transmitters and more.
Key features of the LARK 150
Here are some of the key features of the Hollyland Technology LARK 150 2.4GHz digital wireless microphone system:
- <5ms & 100m stable wireless audio transmission range
The LARK 150 has less than 5ms, ultra-low latency and 100m stable wireless audio transmission. The stability of the system is ensured by the power-on smart frequency selection feature so it automatically chooses the best channel when powering it on, and the 8,000 times per second Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum (FHSS) radio signals transmitting method to intelligently avoid interference on set.
- Ultra-compact construction
The LARK 150’s transmitter is currently the world’s smallest and lightest (37*37*17.5mm, 21g). You can basically just throw the system into any travel kit bag with the convenient and portable charging case that functions like an Apple EarPods case, for easy charging, auto-pairing, upgrading, and storage for the whole wireless microphone system.
- Mono/Stereo/Safety Switchable 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.
- Two-in-one combo
The versatile standard package of the LARK 150 is comprised of two transmitters and one receiver plus a lavalier microphone, a TRS cable, a 3.5mm user-friendly windshield, a Type-C to Type-A cable, and a storage bag. It literally includes all the details you would ask for in a wireless microphone.
Perfect for vlogging, interviews and more
The company claims that all the above-mentioned features plus other little user-friendly touches of the system make it the perfect microphone for vlogging, YouTubing, interviews, on-stage talk shows, commercials, live streaming, and other types of content creation. This is, Hollyland adds, “because both the transmitter and the receiver have mute control access to effectively manage the audio being recorded, a 3.5mm TRS audio output plus an additional 3.5mm headphone jack for audio monitoring on the receiver, an HD OLED screen for device status display, etc.”
Compatible with an array of devices such as DSLRs, portable audio recorders, computer and so on, the LARK 150’s 2 TX & 1 RX Combo is a plug and play system that can make you focus on getting the shot. Add to that the charging case design that serves easy charging, auto-pairing, upgrade and storage for the whole system.
The kit includes the following items:
- Charging Case x 1
- Transmitter x 2
- Receiver x 1
- Furry Windshield x 2
- 5mm TRS Cable x 1
- USB Type-A to Type-C Cable x 1
- Lavalier Microphone x 2
- User Guide x 1
The official MSRP of te LARK 150 is $329, and the prices in a different currency may vary depending on the exact location. The best way to find that out would be to get in touch with the Hollyland Team or look for their local partner on their website. Batches of the LARK 150 are already on its way to Hollyland partners.