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Kev Jones

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Wireless mic adaptor
« on: November 01, 2014, 07:51:00 am »

Recently came across the Alesis Miclink Wireless... which converts any xlr based dynamic mic into wireless.  Very reasonably priced - about 60 in the UK - but I have no idea what they sound like.  Anyone got any experience of these? Do they colour the sound?  Introduce latency?  etc etc?

Here's a link to the Alesis page:
https://www.alesis.com/miclink-wireless

Strange that the output is a jack socket instead of xlr?

Many thanks.
Kev
« Last Edit: November 01, 2014, 08:04:13 am by Kev Jones »
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Re: Wireless mic adaptor
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2014, 10:49:37 am »

Kev,

If you don't mind me adding on to your thread, I'm curious if anyone's used anything similar to this that works well.
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Re: Wireless mic adaptor
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2014, 11:16:32 am »

Kev,

If you don't mind me adding on to your thread, I'm curious if anyone's used anything similar to this that works well.

Variations of this have been the industry standard for broadcast ENG crews for decades:  http://www.lectrosonics.com/US/HM/product.html

Sennheiser also has one that works just as well as all their other Evolution G3 gear: http://en-us.sennheiser.com/plug-on-transmitter-wired-wireless-microphone-skp-100-g3

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Re: Wireless mic adaptor
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2014, 11:31:23 am »

Recently came across the Alesis Miclink Wireless... which converts any xlr based dynamic mic into wireless.  Very reasonably priced - about 60 in the UK - but I have no idea what they sound like.  Anyone got any experience of these? Do they colour the sound?  Introduce latency?  etc etc?

Here's a link to the Alesis page:
https://www.alesis.com/miclink-wireless

Strange that the output is a jack socket instead of xlr?

Many thanks.
Kev
Having read the instructions, I see it's a 2.4 gig device. and as such, I would not recommend it for professional applications.

The plug on transmitters from Sennheiser (and others) work just like a regular UHF wireless mic and can be used with existing receivers.
Better for pro use.
« Last Edit: November 01, 2014, 11:37:45 am by Keith Broughton »
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Re: Wireless mic adaptor
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2014, 12:23:24 pm »

The Sennhesier G3 plugon transmitter works very well. It can also supply phantom power.
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Re: Wireless mic adaptor
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2014, 02:52:18 pm »

The Sennhesier G3 plugon transmitter works very well. It can also supply phantom power.

SKP-100 G3 does not supply phantom.
SKP-300 G3 will supply phantom.
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Re: Wireless mic adaptor
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2014, 03:26:15 pm »

SKP-100 G3 does not supply phantom.
SKP-300 G3 will supply phantom.

Thanks for the clarification.  Nice to get accurate info.
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Re: Wireless mic adaptor
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2014, 04:33:27 pm »

SKP-100 G3 does not supply phantom.
SKP-300 G3 will supply phantom.

Good to know. We don't use anything from Sennhesier but, the EW300/EW500 Series so I don't know anything of the EW100 Series
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Re: Wireless mic adaptor
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2014, 05:32:56 pm »

In the UK, 2.4 KHz has the advantage that I wouldn't need to get licences for use (with a new licence required for each venue my band plays at).

Keith Broughton, why is 2.4KHz bad for pro use? Would value your views on this.

On a related matter... I use 2.4KHZ as a guitar transmitter - for gigs - and it works really well. However, I guess there's a lot of difference between guitar and voice!!  I wouldn't want to add wireless that screwed up the tone of the vocals etc.

Again, thanks for all your help.
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Re: Wireless mic adaptor
« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2014, 05:49:25 pm »

hy is 2.4KHz bad for pro use? Would value your views on this.

The 2.4Ghz specturm is already over crowded (at least it is in the US). Wifi, Cordless Phones (who still has them) Bluetooth and many other devices use 2.4ghz.

Also with RF the higher the wavelength the shorter the distance of the signal coverage. Which is why the 500-900mhz range is the normal range for wireless mics. Though the 700mhz(698-806mhz) band is now illegal for us inside the US.

In the US most operators do not have to have a license. TV Stations (under Part 74) do in for their mics but it's just a Ham radio operator license.
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