Buy Wireless Microphone System
Wireless microphone systems play a critical role in modern productions, from energetic rock concerts to passionate house of worship services and big business presentations. Musicians, pastors, CEOs, journalists, vloggers, and fitness instructors all depend on wireless microphones to get their message across loud and clear.
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A wireless microphone system offers undeniable advantages over traditional cable-bound options. A wireless system lets you take advantage of an easy setup process and eliminates unnecessary onstage clutter. And most importantly, it allows performers or speakers to move throughout the sanctuary while performing or speaking freely. With a wireless microphone system, you no longer have to make holes in the walls and floors to accommodate wired microphones. Not only does it save labor and costs, but it also protects you from unnecessary drilling!
There are many options for wireless microphones, from simple analog microphone systems to complex, multi-channel digital microphone systems. Choosing the best wireless microphone system based on your unique needs is critical in creating an optimal sound environment for your production.
This guide will teach you several critical factors to consider when selecting a wireless microphone system and will provide you with wireless best practices. And we will introduce the latest Shure wireless systems:
The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has limited the number of operating frequencies for wireless microphones. These limitations have caused UHF wireless microphone systems to become considerably more efficient in bandwidth use to accommodate multiple wireless microphones in a frequency band.
In addition, you can find several wireless microphone systems that operate in the 2.4 GHz band. Keep in mind that the 2.4 GHz frequency band is the same as your Wi-Fi network, making its operating range much shorter. It is best practice with 2.4 GHz wireless systems to make sure that you have a controlled environment.
Today, some wireless microphone systems have automatic frequency selection, readily scanning the environment for open channels and automatically picking the best one. This functionality is handy for novice users or volunteers with little experience coordinating or deploying available frequencies.
BLXThe ideal entry-level wireless microphone system for small venues, BLX offers professional-quality sound in a variety of convenient configurations with a simple setup and an intuitive interface for performance you can trust right out of the box.
GLX-D+ Dual Band The perfect solution for musicians and presenters who want to go wireless without complexity, GLX-D+ Dual Band operates in 2.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz ranges and offers automatic frequency management with backup frequencies. The included lithium-ion rechargeable battery delivers up to 12 hours of use, and there are multiple microphone options. The rack-mount version allows up to 16 channels on air simultaneously.
QLX-DIdeal for mid-sized presentation spaces, music venues, and houses of worship, QLX-D wireless microphone system supports up to 17 simultaneous systems per 6MHz or up to 22 systems per 8MHz. Featuring pristine 24-bit digital audio and remarkably efficient RF spectrum usage, the QLX-D will give you clear, uninterrupted, worry-free performance. Confidentiality is ensured via AES-256 advanced encryption that generates a randomized key for each use.
ULX-DIdeal for large conferences, convention installations, and rental companies, ULX-D wireless microphone system supports up to 47 simultaneous systems per 6MHz. Dual and quad receivers include Dante digital audio networking. ULX-D brings you crystal clear 24-bit digital audio. This wireless microphone system is loaded with the latest cutting-edge wireless technology - including predictive switching diversity, sophisticated interference detection, and AES 256-bit encryption.
In this Buyer's Guide, you'll learn how easy today's wireless microphone systems are to use and how their performance has dramatically improved compared to their predecessors. Best of all, you can now get a new handheld, bodypack or lavalier wireless microphone for way less money than you might have thought.
UHF (400 MHz and up) has been the standard for many years now and typically gives the strongest and best performance. In recent years, the FCC has placed restrictions on the frequencies of operation for wireless microphones, but wireless frequencies can still vary. The best combination of long transmission distance and clear frequencies is in the 470 to 548Mhz bands.
You can also find a number of wireless microphone systems that operate in the 2.4GHz band. Be aware that the 2.4GHz frequency band is the same as your computer Wi-Fi and is potentially subject to interference from microwave ovens. Their operating range is also much shorter. Use 2.4GHz wireless microphones only in smaller rooms with no obstructions between the transmitter and receiver antennas.
Another frequency band that professional wireless microphones use is 902-928Mhz. For people replacing old and outdated 600-700Mhz wireless microphones, this has been a popular replacement frequency range. Remember, old 700Mhz wireless microphones are now illegal and 566-698Mhz will be illegal by 2020. You must discontinue using these wireless systems and replace them with new wireless microphones operating on legal frequencies. Some manufactures will also be offering VHF in the 169 to 216Mhz range. With new digital technology, this may become another viable choice.
A good rule of thumb is to choose a wireless mic system with a stated operating range twice the distance you think you need. Your wireless system must have an operating range of 1,000 feet or more. Although your operating space may only be 900 square feet and have few obstructions, we've found that wireless mic systems that have short operating distances generally have interference problems.
Additionally, short-range wireless systems typically cannot transmit very well through slight barriers such as pulpits, desks, doors or sound booths. This is something to consider when you are looking at 2.4Ghz and VHF systems as they will not typically have the range a UHF system will have.
With wireless microphones, like most things, you get what you pay for. Of course, you want to purchase a reliable system, but how do you know which systems are reliable? Cheaper systems can contain components that are unreliable and could even cause compatibility issues. Research the mic systems that are low-noise, low-static and low-dropout. Find out if the noise reduction used in construction is the true companding type. Companding refers to the compression of the signal as it goes into your system and expansion of the signal as it comes out. Noise reduction used by some systems generates a pumping noise which your listeners will be able to hear and could find very distracting.
Though there are many reasons to look at digital wireless mic systems over analog wireless systems such as battery life (which can be up to 40% longer) and spectral efficiency (meaning you can pack more units into a given frequency range), the biggest benefit is improved sound quality.
Analog wireless systems use a compander (compander is a contraction of the words compressor and expander) to squeeze the entire dynamic range of a voice or instrument into the narrow frequency allocation provided for wireless mic use.
Digital systems can simply transmit a consistent digital signal that provides full dynamic range without companding. This results in a more natural sound. Price drops in digital wireless microphone systems have made digital affordable for almost everyone. Some mic systems will even allow you to make adjustments to the transmitter from a computer networked to the receiver.
One of the most requested features in a wireless system is separate mute and power (transmission) switches. When your receiver and transmitter are talking to each other, the two are "locked on" to the same frequency.
Insist that any wireless microphone system that makes your shortlist has two antennas. Single antenna systems are prone to dropouts. True diversity twin-antenna systems use two antennas so if the signal at one antenna drops out the other is there to pick up a signal. A sure sign of a true diversity system is detachable antennas.
Commercial and professional wireless microphones have balanced outputs from the receiver to connect directly to your mixing console. Balanced connections reduce or eliminate noise and hum problems with the audio signal once it leaves the receiver.
If your mic system doesn't come with an integral rechargeable battery, we can equip you with a high-performance rechargeable battery system manufactured by Ansmann. Ansmann batteries are used by top technical directors in their wireless microphones for major events worldwide. They are the best wireless microphone rechargeable battery available!
With built-in high-quality chip and advanced digital decoding technology that is used to achieve excellent sound reproduction, making sound quality more clear, pure and full. It supports 15 sets of this device to be used simultaneously and the wireless range is even up to 60m in open space.
A shotgun microphone is a 'barrel' shaped mic with a hypercardioid pickup pattern that's used extensively in film and TV production to isolate the sound coming from a specific direction. Shotguns may be mounted on the camera, so they target the sound that the lens is pointing at, or attached to a telescopic boom pole. The boom allows them to be placed as close to the source as possible, while keeping the mic itself just out of frame. The mic is suspended on a shock-absorbing mount, so the boom can be moved and the mic directed at the sound source without creating any handling noise. 041b061a72