Hollyland’s Solidcom M1 is a 1.9GHz full-duplex professional wireless intercom system that supports eight-channel beltpack simultaneous communication plus cascaded connection of multiple additional devices.
If you have ever worked in outside broadcast or on larger scale events you would be very familiar with duplex intercom systems. Communication is critical on large-scale events and everyone in the team needs to be able to hear and talk clearly.
The M1 system is ready-to-go right out of the box and the company claims that it features powerful noise cancellation and broadcast-quality audio.
- Unique integrated panel antenna in the base station
- Two External FRP antennas
- High 16K sampling rate and 200Hz-7KHz frequency response
- Advanced noise-canceling algorithms
- Professional dynamic microphones
- Paired and ready to use immediately
- Intuitive setup
- Rugged design
The Solidcom M1 integrates a panel antenna into the base station to provide an instant out-of-the-box communications solution at unobstructed venues, such as church events and concerts. The built-in panel antenna supports a range of up to 1300ft (400m) in front of the base station and 160ft (50m) behind. Attaching the two included external FRP antennas gives users a 360° of transmission in a radius of about 985ft (300m).
The M1 system utilizes Hollyland’s own noise-cancellation algorithms, high 16KHz sampling rate, professional dynamic microphones, and super-wide 200Hz-7KHz frequency response. The included LEMO headsets feature sidetone, which is claimed to reduce user fatigue and help improve voice intelligibility.
With the Solidcom M1 system you can set up groups for team members such as lighting crew, camera crew, or PAs. You can do this by simply selecting the number of each beltpack in the group. Up to three groups can be created and managed by using the base station, Hollyland app, or a private webpage.
The base station can be cascade-connected to multiple sets of audio equipment, including most common legacy intercom systems from other manufacturers, simply by connecting them with a standard network cable or XLR cable. There are four different interface connectors – 2W XLR, 4W RJ45, POE/LAN (Power Over Ethernet) power supply, and cascading interfaces.
Each standard Solidcom M1 comes with eight beltpacks, and there is also a package with four beltpacks for smaller-sized events. Simultaneous group calls for 16 people in three groups are possible with two cascaded M1 sets.
The beltpacks are said to be rugged, yet lightweight and comfortable to hold. They feature a detachable, replaceable antenna and an HD LCD screen that shows key information. There are three function buttons on the front of the beltpack that are all different shapes to prevent misclicking.
Each Solidcom M1 set includes professional LEMO headsets with a microphone on/off control that is done by either raising or lowering the mic boom. The standard 3.5mm socket on the beltpack supports third-party headsets.
How is it powered?
Each beltpack holds two removable Li-ion batteries, which can be charged independently in 2.5 hours. Each battery has claimed run time of six hours. The base station has a dual NP-F battery plate, plus a POE power supply port, guaranteeing a continuous, uninterrupted power supply.
Price & Availability
The Hollyland Solidcom M1 Full-Duplex Wireless Intercom Solution retails for $6,999 USD for the kit that comes with 8 belt packs and headsets. It should be available shortly.
The four-belt pack version is $4,299 USD.