Hollyland Announces New LARK MAX Wireless Microphone System


Anyone working on modern video shoots knows that getting good, clean audio during a shoot can be difficult. From ambient noise and grounding issues to audio that simply lacks depth and richness, there is plenty of room for improvement. That's why Hollyland has released the new wireless LARK MAX microphone system, designed to address many of these common problems and provide video and content producers with a versatile, modular system that's easy to use and integrate into existing setups. So, without further ado, let's take a look!

LARK MAX microphone system
LARK MAX microphone system

The first thing worth mentioning about the LARK MAX system? It's compact! With both the receiver and transmitter measuring less than 2.5" and each unit weighing no more than 2 oz, this system is extremely easy to pack and take to your next shoot. The receiver is small enough to be attached to a camera hot shoe via the integrated back clip, and the transmitter can be attached effortlessly to clothing or other objects with the included magnetic back clip and clip magnet.

Better yet, this modular system offers the option of a handy charging case for your transmitter and receiver. The transmitter can run for approximately 7.5 hours on a single charge, while the receiver can run for about 9 hours; with the charging case you can extend that limit with support for around two full charges (approximately 22 hours) for one receiver and up to two transmitters. Plus, the case keeps your equipment safe during transport and storage.

The 2.4 GHz digital transmission delivers crisp, crystal-clear sound for your productions and supports extremely long line-of-sight distances up to 820'. The LARK MAX transmitter also features a unique omnidirectional microphone that can handle very high max SPLs, up to 128 dB, without distortion, as well as innovative ENC (environmental noise-canceling) technology that is the secret sauce for allowing the LARK MAX to achieve studio-quality sound.

Believe it or not, that's still not all, because the transmitters also double as versatile digital recorders, sporting 8GB internal storage capable of capturing up to 14 hours of pro-quality audio in 24-bit / 48 kHz Wav format. Combined with an impressive 70 dB SNR and advanced onboard DSP for cleaning up your audio, it has never been easier to achieve top-notch audio results in challenging spaces.

Recognizing the need for easy connectivity with a wide range of equipment in today's digital media workspace, the LARK MAX receiver includes options for hassle-free smart-device connections, including a USB-C port for connecting via USB-C to USB-C or USB-C to Lightning (both included), or optionally, a 3.5mm TRS cable (included with Solo and Duo systems). You can also easily connect to cameras or headphones via the 3.5mm output, or common laptop computers through the USB-C port.

Regarding the receiver, it can be difficult to read those old, unlit LCD screens on wireless gear. That's why Hollyland includes a bright 1.1" AMOLED touchscreen with high visibility that makes it simple to adjust transmitter settings, view a real-time check of power status, signal, audio level, connection status, and more. Plus, with a quick control knob, you can flip rapidly through the most important settings in a pinch. And with a comfortable, skin-like texture on its exterior, audio engineers will appreciate how painless it is to handle the LARK MAX system.

The LARK MAX comes in a few configurations. You can purchase this system for solo recording (LARK MAX Solo) and 2-person setups (LARK MAX Duo), purchase the transmitter separately for easy expansion when you need it, or grab an extra charging case. You can also pick up the Duo, the individual transmitter, and the charging case in an alternative white color scheme if that's a better fit for the aesthetic of your setup.

It's important to take a step back and compare this new system with some of the other popular options available on the market. Compared to other big sellers, the LARK MAX system features a higher maximum SPL, better SNR, a wider audio frequency response, a longer LOS range and battery life, and most importantly, it includes the useful ENC technology that most competing systems lack. This makes the LARK MAX an attractive option for those seeking a flexible, compact system that won't break the bank.

For more information about the new LARK MAX wireless microphone system, including additional features, specs, and highlights, be sure to check out its detailed product page. Or drop us a line below, and we'll do our best to answer all your comments and questions.