Joining the wireless microphone war dominated by both RODE and DJI, Chinese professional video manufacturer Shenzhen Hollyland Ltd. has announced a new two-person wireless recording system called the Lark M1.
The Lark M1 omnidirectional microphones record 16-bit audio at 48Hz, making them ideal for video production, outdoor shooting, live streaming, vlogging, interviews, and even podcasting.
Since its inception in 2013, Shenzhen Hollyland Ltd. has focused its attention on designing quality wireless audio and video transmission solutions.
Their products are focused chiefly on filmmaking, video production, live streaming and events, broadcast media, houses of worship, and providing rental houses with a more affordable alternative to competing wireless audio products.
The Lark M1 uses Hollyland’s HearClear noise cancellation filters to focus on the voices and filter out the ambient noise, or it can be turned off for a more natural sound setting.
The Lark M1 also has frequency hopping technology which can switch to a more stable frequency when congestion becomes a problem.
The Lark also has self-adaptive audio processing to record the best possible signal without blowing out the gain.
With a 650 foot (200m) line of sight range, 20 hours of continuous operating life, and a 1.5-hour recharge time, the Lark M1 is capable of capturing audio from a wide area, keeping the camera within range of the subject, without being too close to miss a solid wide shot.
The Lark M1 uses intelligent device identification to determine if the receiver is connected to a camera, action camera, smartphone, or tablet. This reduces the need to manually pair the device, although manual functions are also available.
The mics are available in both solo and dual packages and are very lightweight. At 11.8g, the transmitter is about the size of a USB flash drive, while the receiver is a bit larger, weighing 17.5g. The charging case is 80g.
With a retail price starting at just $149, Hollyland says that the Lark M1 is a great option for entry-level users because it provides professional audio results at an affordable price.
The system comes with two transmitters (for the dual model), a receiver, TRS to TRS patch cable, TRS to TRRS patch cable, furry dead cat, storage bag, and charging case.
- Hollyland Lark M1 Wireless Microphones (Amazon)
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