Using a wireless microphone in your live sound setup gives you the freedom to focus completely on your performance. With no connection cables or wires to worry about, you can deliver the type of emotional and high-energy performance audiences remember. At Sam Ash, we have many different types of wireless microphones. We carry everything from traditional handheld wireless microphone systems for singing live on stage and hands-free headset wireless systems for fitness instructors to audio for video wireless systems for broadcasting and journalism.
How To Choose a Wireless Microphone System
The best way to choose a wireless microphone system is to understand what type of wireless transmitter you need. The wireless transmitter is responsible for capturing your signal and sending it to a receiver so it can be amplified. If you’re a singer, vocalist, or need a wireless microphone for karaoke, you will want a handheld wireless system. The handheld wireless transmitter looks like a traditional dynamic microphone, but it’s slightly larger and contains a battery compartment. Most transmitters will feature the same microphone capsule as their wired counterparts so that you don’t have to sacrifice sound quality for convenience. If you’re a guitar player, exercise instructor, emotional presenter, or videographer, then you will want a hands-free wireless system. These wireless systems feature a bodypack transmitter that connects to a separate microphone. At Sam Ash, we have many different types of hands-free wireless systems including guitar wireless systems, Wind Instrument Wireless Systems, Lavalier Wireless Systems, Headset Wireless Systems, and Video Wireless Systems .These wireless systems keep your hands available for instructing a class or strumming your guitar. The other main component in a wireless system is the wireless receiver. The receiver usually sits on the side or back of the stage, receives the signal from your transmitter, and then connects to a speaker for projection. Most wireless receivers are rackmount wireless receivers. Rackmountable wireless receivers will offer multiple outputs, but need to be connected to a power supply. However, if you’re looking for a wireless audio solution for cameras and videography, we also have wireless systems with portable battery-powered wireless receivers. These video wireless systems mount on a DSLR camera and the output of the receiver goes into your camera.
Other Types of Wireless Systems
If you need a wireless solution for multiple performers, we offer wireless systems that contain multiple wireless transmitters sending a signal to a single wireless receiver. These systems are usually available as handheld systems including dual-channel handheld wireless systems, quad-channel handheld wireless systems, and even eight-channel wireless systems. We also offer combo wireless systems that include both a handheld transmitter and body pack transmitter with a hands-free microphone. Combo wireless systems are the perfect wireless system for interviews. If you want to hear yourself and the rest of your band on stage you should consider an in-ear wireless system. These systems feature a transmitter that plugs into a mixer and sends signal to your bodypack receiver. In-ear wireless systems include ear phones for isolated monitoring. We even have Smartphone Wireless Audio Systems that help you get professional quality audio for videos on your phone.
Wireless Microphone Technology
At Sam Ash, we have wireless systems that fit every budget. The price of wireless systems will depend on the amount of frequencies, build quality, and the type of transmission technology. If you plan on performing at different venues, you will want a frequency agile wireless system. These systems contain multiple frequencies so you can fight interference by switching the channel. They require more setup than fixed-channel wireless systems, but offer increased reliability.
The three main types of wireless microphone transmission technology include VHF wireless, UHF wireless and the new digital wireless microphone technology. VHF is least expensive transmission technology because it uses less power and operates at lower frequencies. UHF systems are still known for their reliability and impressive wireless operating range. Digital wireless systems convert the signal into digital data which is then decoded by the receiver. Since the waves are not exposed to the environment, digital wireless microphone systems are highly regarded for excellent sound quality and clarity.
Wireless Microphone Brands
At Sam Ash, we carry all of the most professional wireless microphone brands. Some of the most popular brands include Sennheiser, Samson Wireless, AKG, Audio Technica, and Shure. Samson’s Airline Wireless Systems are designed specifically for fitness instructors while many Shure wireless handheld systems including the UHF BLX series and the digital GLXD series offer the legendary SM-58 microphone capsule. If you’re looking to cut the cord and go wireless, we have a solution for you at Sam Ash.