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    Britney Style Microphones

    Have been asked by music to source some wireless "Britney Style" microphones. These will be used with the schools mobile PA speakers.

    Any one here got any good recommendations before I search the intertubes?

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    Huh? Do you mean the "over-ear" type radio systems? (Can you tell that Britney doesn't do it for me? Musically...)

    If so, Trantec and Senheisser are good as systems.

    http://www.canford.co.uk/commerce/it...6_2001863.aspx as an example.

    It looks like we will keep some of the UHF channels that is currently used come the "Digital Dividend" spectrum sell off, but it is worth bearing in mind the need to have a system that is within the correct bit of spectrum. With this in mind, be careful buying on the interweb, unless your supplier is UK based, or specifies UK legal you could end up with problems.

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    Lots of good stuff on bluearan.co.uk, I know a few people who really swear by JTS kit.
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    Don't ever buy transtec kit, it sounds terrible and it's not very reliable (IME, I'm part theatres technician).

    We had some excellent over-ear ones from CPC once I think, they weren't as expensive as Sennheiser or Sony but they sounded just fine. You can get far more level with it that close to the mouth than a traditional lavalier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by powdarrmonkey View Post
    Don't ever buy transtec kit, it sounds terrible and it's not very reliable (IME, I'm part theatres technician).
    Sorry, that's twaddle. Very reliable, and well thought of. Not as popular as Senheisser, but fine for most uses.

    Unless that wasn't a typo and you really meant tanstec, not Trantec.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K.C.Leblanc View Post
    Lots of good stuff on bluearan.co.uk, I know a few people who really swear by JTS kit.

    I was sceptical of JTS, however I bought a couple of mics and they blew me away with the price/quality. I will definatly be buying more as long as the quality remains the same. Only trouble with JTS is its not a known name, if your hiring equipment then no one will touch it. In an environment like a school however they are great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by powdarrmonkey View Post
    Don't ever buy transtec kit, it sounds terrible and it's not very reliable (IME, I'm part theatres technician).

    We had some excellent over-ear ones from CPC once I think, they weren't as expensive as Sennheiser or Sony but they sounded just fine. You can get far more level with it that close to the mouth than a traditional lavalier.
    I agree, Trantec kit is poorly built, and low quality - we have some handheld versions and a lapel mic, and all are tacky/poorly made. Sennheiser all the way for me.

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    We've got some Sennheiser ones and TBH they aint upto much. The levels you get with it at a comfortable distance from your mouth is pathetic, move it closer and every breathe you take is clearly heard by the audiance.

    Obviously the more expensive they are the better they (should) be. So dont be scrimping on them is my advice. And possibly try some out before you buy if you know somewhere local.

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    don't forget to spray them a skin colour!!

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    I'm gonna step away from the senny-transtec argument a minute, and I'd recommend EV.

    Use it in all three theatres I freelance in, and am gonna get some for school use too.

    Wireless side is very good, so is the quality of the mics. Price wise not too harsh either

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