Mirfak Audio, a sister company of Moza, has announced the WE10 Pro, new dual-channel wireless audio kit that’s effectively a direct competitor to Røde’s new Wireless Go II kit.
As with the Røde Wireless Go II kit, the WE10 Pro features includes transmitters and one receiver. Both the transmitters and receiver feature a spring-loaded clip that doubles as a coldshoe/hotshoe mount with a rubber grip on the opposite side to ensure the units don’t slide when attached to clothing.
The two transmitter units include built-in omnidirectional microphones as well as a 3.5mm input jack for external microphones (two lavalier microphone are also included in the kit). These pair with the dual-channel receiver, which can record audio from both transmitters at once over a 2.4GHz signal at an operating range up to 50m (100’).
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The two transmitters also include Micro SD card slots for backing up audio directly to each transmitter. This protects you with a backup in the event the signal cuts out or you forget to plug in the 3.5mm cable to your camera. Mirfak Audio rates the transmitters for three hours of continuous and says charging via the built-in USB-C port can take them from dead to 100% shared in 1.5 hours.
The receiver unit has a built-in LCD display that shows the current settings and level indicators for visually monitoring audio, as well as two 3.5mm jacks (one for outputting to your camera and one for monitoring via headphones. The receiver offers five adjustable gain settings, a low-pass filter setting and a mute button, all of which are controlled via dedicated buttons on the side of the receiver. Mirfak Audio claims the receiver can run continuously for four hours and is able to be charged via the USB-C port in 1.5 hours.
The WE10 Pro kit includes two transmitters, one receiver, two lavalier mics, a storage pouch, a charging cable (one USB-A to three USB-C), two 3.5mm audio cables and a pair of elastic windscreens for the transmitters that Mirfak Audio calls ‘Hairy Covers’ (which somehow almost sounds more disgusting than ‘deadcats’).
The WE10 Pro kit retails for $250, coming in at $50 less than the Røde Wireless Go II kit, which doesn’t include any external lavalier microphones but is otherwise more or less identical in performance and specifications.