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Joseph D. Macry

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MiPro mic - thoughts?
« on: March 16, 2011, 03:16:47 pm »

A manu's rep is trying to convince me on MiPro wireless microphones.  Having never heard of em, nor seen specs calling for them, nor being unhappy with name-brand wireless systems, I can't think of a reason to sell them to my customers (primarily schools).

Who has experience installing MiPro wireless?  Thoughts please?

Their literature tells me that they have many groups of available frequencies that don't conflict with digital TV, but so does everyone else.  Autoscan? Same. Pilot tone? Already got it.

Perhaps I'm feeling a tad curmudgeonly, but I got bit last two times I went with unknown brands because some marketer swore I'd love them.  (It took years for Equation microphones to quit calling me.)
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Re: MiPro mic - thoughts?
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2011, 10:31:08 pm »

A manu's rep is trying to convince me on MiPro wireless microphones.  Having never heard of em, nor seen specs calling for them, nor being unhappy with name-brand wireless systems, I can't think of a reason to sell them to my customers (primarily schools).

Who has experience installing MiPro wireless?  Thoughts please?

Their literature tells me that they have many groups of available frequencies that don't conflict with digital TV, but so does everyone else.  Autoscan? Same. Pilot tone? Already got it.

Perhaps I'm feeling a tad curmudgeonly, but I got bit last two times I went with unknown brands because some marketer swore I'd love them.  (It took years for Equation microphones to quit calling me.)

MiPro wireless mics are great!  I use and sell the Act 707 series.  I use them for community theatre work and school plays, etc.  I also bought one of the handhelds to try it out and I love it!  I can not get it to feedback.  Ask your rep for a demo, I think you will be very pleasantly surprised.  There are other discussions going on about them over at soundforums.net
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Re: MiPro mic - thoughts?
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2011, 07:35:41 am »

Mipro has been around for quite a while and while maybe not as well known not Shure, Sennheiser, Audio-Technica or even Lectrosonics, Mipro is hardly an unknown brand nor is it another 'cheap wireless', in fact they used to OEM the wireless products for some well known brand names.  I also believe that Mipro was the first to use IR programming between the transmitter and receiver.

I've used Mipro for some schools without any problems and there seem to be quite a few positive reviews out there.  And while they may not compete with some of the better known, higher end products, I also know how Ray Rayburn is about what he offers and don't think that he'd be selling them Mipro if they did not represent an acceptable level of quality and value.  So I think the product itself is worth considering.

What may be more important is your situation.  If you already offer other brands, would Mipro let you offer better quality gear for a similar price or similar gear for a lower price?  Might it affect meeting minimum sales or special pricing or anything like that for your existing brands?  How comfortable are you with the technical and service support offered?
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Re: MiPro mic - thoughts?
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2011, 05:00:48 am »

I've used Mipro wireless mics for spoken word application (lectures, announcements) at our college - both the handhelds and headsets. They are in the cheaper price range (although I believe they have a range aimed at professional use as well) and are attractive to schools and churches for that reason. However I quite happily go for Audio Technica/Shure etc for anything involving singing or quality performance.

I did hear a musical where almost all the cast were on Mipro headsets and I couldn't find too much fault with the sonic quality of the microphone, although the cables and connectors were horrible, sending all sorts of noise and pops through the speakers.  Mind you, this can also be a crew problem because I have had the same thing happen with DPA headsets.

I also understand that the Mipro headsets are waterproof. They were used in a production of Singing in the Rain and had a fairly tough workout with all the water coming on stage at certain points.
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