Over the next few years, the FCC’s Incentive Auction in the USA will prohibit customers from operating wireless microphones in the 600 MHz frequency band. The Canadian Government has already launched a similar process and announced it’s interest to align the territory. Your current wireless systems may be affected. If so - Sennheiser will help you trade-in your old 600 MHz gear towards new wireless! 600 MHz gear from any competitive manufacturer will be accepted!
Sennheiser’s 600 MHz program runs from April 1st, 2019 through July 13th, 2020.
Wireless mics and monitoring systems are currently allowed to operate from 470 - 698 MHz. In the next few years, the government of Canada has demonstrated clear interest to align with the FCC and will limit operation to 470 - 608 MHz. While the majority of wireless systems in use today will be unaffected, customers with systems that operate above 608 MHz will unfortunately need to discontinue use and migrate to new frequency ranges.
To check if your current wireless will be affected, look for a printed sticker on your equipment indicating its frequency range. On Sennheiser wireless, this information is printed on both transmitters and receivers and is often visible on the main display. Other manufacturers may indicate elsewhere.
Sennheiser offers a wide range of wireless mics and monitoring systems for any budget, which fully comply with current and future rules and regulations. Choose from the following wireless series, in these recommended future-proof frequency ranges.