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john sanders

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Wireless communications headsets
« on: January 31, 2016, 11:50:27 am »

Looking for recommendations on pro level wireless headsets for use between stage and mix position.
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Mark Cadwallader

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Re: Wireless communications headsets
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2016, 02:59:58 pm »

John, what is the distance from stage to mix, is it line of sight, and what's your budget?  Also note there is a "wireless and comms" sub-forum here that might get you a better response. Maybe you could ask a mod to move the thread....
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Re: Wireless communications headsets
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2016, 05:33:21 pm »

John, what is the distance from stage to mix, is it line of sight, and what's your budget?  Also note there is a "wireless and comms" sub-forum here that might get you a better response. Maybe you could ask a mod to move the thread....

Hey, thanks, I never noticed the sub-forum. Anyway, I'd like something approx. $350.00 or so for the pair. Distance is generally no more than 150 feet with decent line of sight.
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« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2016, 05:53:44 pm »

How long do you expect it last.  Duplex?  For 350 you might be able to find some used on eBay to do a wired connection.  Other than some crappy FMRS radios... Not sure what exists in that price range that is reliable


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Re: Wireless communications headsets
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2016, 10:21:21 pm »

For reference, 4 wireless beltpack and a base station, pro level, costs about $15,000 to $18,000...  So I'm not trying to bust your chops, just wondering if that decimal place in your budget was a mistake.


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Re: Wireless communications headsets
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2016, 05:37:11 am »


Looking for recommendations on pro level wireless headsets for use between stage and mix position.
John,
I think it will be easier, cheaper, and more reliable for you too look into a wired intercom handset system with blazons.




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Re: Wireless communications headsets
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2016, 03:01:02 pm »

How long do you expect it last.  Duplex?  For 350 you might be able to find some used on eBay to do a wired connection.  Other than some crappy FMRS radios... Not sure what exists in that price range that is reliable


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You can get a pair of second hand professional radios from one of the many emergency forum sites for around what he's wanting to spend.  The only possible issue I foresee is the radios interfering with equipment, but 99% of the time with good quality equipment you don't have that issue.  We use a set of Kenwood Protalk radios with open ear headsets and rarely have any issues. 
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Re: Wireless communications headsets
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2016, 03:02:24 pm »


You can get a pair of second hand professional radios from one of the many emergency forum sites for around what he's wanting to spend.  The only possible issue I foresee is the radios interfering with equipment, but 99% of the time with good quality equipment you don't have that issue.  We use a set of Kenwood Protalk radios with open ear headsets and rarely have any issues.
Which is why I asked about duplex or half duplex.  Obviously you would potentially have to get a FCC license too


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« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2016, 03:04:16 pm »

2-way radios with aviation headsets, like pit crews wear?  More like $350/each rather than per pair though.
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Re: Wireless communications headsets
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2016, 04:06:23 pm »

Looking for recommendations on pro level wireless headsets for use between stage and mix position.

Take a look at Unity intercom which uses iPhone/Android/Mac or PC clients

$500 for server with 3 clients
$200 for each hi noise headset

Try out the demo system I have been using. Mac and iPhone Client shown

http://forums.prosoundweb.com/index.php/topic,157894.0.html

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