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Steve Garris

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Dual CH Wireless System
« on: May 26, 2018, 05:28:46 pm »

I'm looking to finally purchase a wireless handheld and lav setup. The intended use will be for wedding officiant (lav), and announcing/DJ and possible some live vocals. I'll be using it inside and outside with a small JBL system, typically 200 people or fewer. I don't need rack mount, as I'll be carrying this in a small case. These mics will only be used a few times per year.

I've done some searches here and read through many posts. I do prefer either Shure or Senn brands, but I'm open to recommendations. I do not want any 9v operated transmitter. Lastly, my max budget is $1000 for both handheld and lav.

After doing a lot of research I came across Shure's BLX dual channel system. The BLX1288/PG85 has every feature I'm looking for at a bargain price (SM58 & 185 lav). The J10 band is suitable for my location (584-608 MHz). I read some comments on Debbie's thread from last month stating the BLX might be too cheap and fragile, so this is a concern. Additionally, I'm not seeing anything from Senn in dual channel that fits in my price range.

I'm seeing a lot of digital units that use 2.4 GHz. Many here comment to stay away from these, but I'm not seeing negative reviews. Why would I not want 2.4 GHz?

I'm open to any suggestions - I specifically want to buy new.
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Re: Dual CH Wireless System
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2018, 06:12:15 pm »

Steve,

Come down to Hing Hay Park in the International District tomorrow. I'll be running "Pride Asia" from Noon to 4PM. I will bring a couple Sennheiser units that you can look at, that would fit your budget.  [Edit: That I would HIGHLY recommend instead of the BLX series...]

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Re: Dual CH Wireless System
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2018, 06:53:28 pm »

Mipro ACT-7 series UHF. You can get the whole rackmount system within budget. IMO this probably the best bang for the buck in a dual channel receiver, especially if you may want to expand the channel count someday.

edit- can also be had with optional integrated Dante port.
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Re: Dual CH Wireless System
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2018, 07:33:59 pm »

Steve,

Come down to Hing Hay Park in the International District tomorrow. I'll be running "Pride Asia" from Noon to 4PM. I will bring a couple Sennheiser units that you can look at, that would fit your budget.  [Edit: That I would HIGHLY recommend instead of the BLX series...]

-Ray

Thanks Ray! Which Senn units are you recommending? Not sure if I can get down there tomorrow.
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Re: Dual CH Wireless System
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2018, 07:41:34 pm »

Mipro ACT-7 series UHF. You can get the whole rackmount system within budget. IMO this probably the best bang for the buck in a dual channel receiver, especially if you may want to expand the channel count someday.

edit- can also be had with optional integrated Dante port.

Are you by chance a dealer for this? I'm very intrigued by what I've read so far.
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Re: Dual CH Wireless System
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2018, 08:19:37 pm »

Thanks Ray! Which Senn units are you recommending? Not sure if I can get down there tomorrow.
The standard "basic" G3 EW100 units. List around $600 each but a good *coffs wink nudge* dealer is gonna take care of you. I'll be back up north 2nd and 4th weekends of June so plenty of time to meet up. Or I can send you a system to demo.

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Re: Dual CH Wireless System
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2018, 08:50:38 pm »

Do you really mean dual channel (two receiver in one box) or is what you want a single receiver with the option of using a handheld OR (not and) a body pack with a lav.  I donít think there are any quality dual channel solutions in your budget range.
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Re: Dual CH Wireless System
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2018, 11:14:20 pm »

The Shure dual BLX system is hot garbage imo, probably only good for karaoke or wireless on stage use where line of sight is very short and visible. I've scanned for free channels (like 10 channels only?) but once people start packing in, you have to get it high up or else it starts dropping the signal. It was embarrassing to say the least on the below picture. The Shure system was borrowed, not mine.
You heard right to stay away from 2.4 GHz systems. It will look fine during soundcheck, but once people start coming in with their phones pinging for the "free wifi", let's just say you're gonna have a bad time because of the wifi signals interfering with one another. Ray gave you good advice on a EW 100 G3 system; very reliable with way more channels to scan and choose from, and they perform better than the outdated Shure SLX / ULX-S/P.
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Re: Dual CH Wireless System
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2018, 12:41:05 am »

These mics will only be used a few times per year.

Given this, have you considered just renting? Probably way cheaper.

-Russ
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Re: Dual CH Wireless System
« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2018, 12:09:44 pm »

Audio Technica 3000 series fills the mid level wireless system very well. Not sure what the pricing will be like on the soon to be released new 3000 series line up, maybe look around for some dealers that still have some of the recent 3000's in 500mhz still in stock.
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