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Kevin Brown

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recommendations for wireless microphones?
« on: March 22, 2018, 11:36:17 am »

Helping a singer songwriter pick out some new equipment.  Any suggestions for industry standard reliable wireless mics?  She prefers the headset options while playing guitar.

Thanks!
 Kevin Brown/Denver
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Re: recommendations for wireless microphones?
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2018, 12:47:45 pm »

Shure.

Sennheiser.



Really, some more details are needed before you can get good, qualified answers. In no specific order:
- How much is she willing to spend?  [Naturally, budget rules.]
- Is she just looking for one or two channels, or will this be part of a larger production? [If just one or two channels, we're less concerned about suggestions that are able to integrated with antenna/power distribution methods.]
- Will these be used just in your city, or traveling across the country or around the world? [This determines what frequencies might be available.]
- Will the receivers be located next to the stage, or further away, like at a Front of House position? [Again, this impacts whether or not proper antenna distribution would be needed.]
- Does she want a "visible" headset, or something more subtle like a Countryman or d:fine?

-Ray
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Re: recommendations for wireless microphones?
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2018, 04:11:42 am »

Another question, has she got a strong voice or a weak voice, if she has a weak voice then immediately kill the idea of a headset mic of any sort and spend good money on a mic stand.
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Re: recommendations for wireless microphones?
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2018, 06:36:21 am »

Another question, has she got a strong voice or a weak voice, if she has a weak voice then immediately kill the idea of a headset mic of any sort and spend good money on a mic stand.
I'll lightly disagree here.  A weak voice needs the mic as close as possible.  Something like the Countryman Isomax Headset mic has worked well for me in the past.

Generic answer - Shure ULX-D.  Multi-channel receiver, with 2x belt pack Tx if acoustic guitar.  One for guitar and one for mic. 

The DPA d:fine directional 88 is also worth a close look if you need excellent sound quality and lower visual profile.

If there are multiple other channels of wireless than Axient Digital or Sennheiser 6000 should also be considered. 

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Re: recommendations for wireless microphones?
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2018, 04:03:30 pm »

I would avoid any system that uses the 2.4GHz band.  Yes, it will not be sold off by the FCC, but too many devices can access those frequencies!  Just my opinion.
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Re: recommendations for wireless microphones?
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2018, 04:38:53 pm »

I'll lightly disagree here.  A weak voice needs the mic as close as possible.  Something like the Countryman Isomax Headset mic has worked well for me in the past.


The Countryman Isomax can sound as good as an up close handheld vocal mic and it's still has a somewhat stealthy look.

Don't confuse this with the E6 earset Countryman mics, Countryman used "Isomax" in quite a few of their model names. 

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Re: recommendations for wireless microphones?
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2018, 05:53:13 pm »

On the high end, you can add Lectrosonics to the list.

Selectable TX power up to 100mW

TX units made from billet aluminum

Compandor-free audio

75mHz bandwidth for 3000+ channels

Integrated talkback function with Venue2 RX

Venue2 RX units have high rack density, built in power/antenna combiner for up to six RX channels in 1U and can link multiple units to the same antennae

Analog compatibility mode for use with other TX/RX

Made in the USA

Helping a singer songwriter pick out some new equipment.  Any suggestions for industry standard reliable wireless mics?  She prefers the headset options while playing guitar.

Thanks!
 Kevin Brown/Denver
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