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Old January 21st, 2016, 08:22 AM
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Wireless microphones 2016

I know there have been many post on the topic of wireless microphones but many of these post are very old (5-6 years) and with the changes in technology I would like to hear what others are using and the pro and cons of their system. I am using wire mics (Shure) right now but would like to try using wireless. I have been looking at the VocoPro UHF5805 and the Audio2000 Awm6522U. Any thoughts?
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Old January 22nd, 2016, 03:37 AM
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Re: Wireless microphones 2016

Look at the GTD Brand ... Model 622 is what I use... Affordable, and receiving high marks from other KJ's... I have shelved my Shure Wireless Mics in favor of these, because you can replace the whole Transmitter/Microphone (New Replacement) for about $35 ... My Shure's cost about $100 to REPAIR when needed... and I don't worry so much about the Drunks handling the GTD's as I did with the Shure's... YMMV
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I use a set of VocoPro UHF 5800 (non-rechargeable) and have been very satisfied with them. The battery life is outstanding (2 AA per mic).

Though not needed in most cases, the range is awesome. I have tested them 250 feet away and they still are very clear and had no interference...
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Old January 24th, 2016, 07:35 PM
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advantages of rechargeable vs non?
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Old January 24th, 2016, 10:52 PM
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advantages of rechargeable vs non?
Don't really know of any, either way. I've had both and it's six of one and half dozen of the other. I always bought top of the line rechargeable batteries (Radio Shack 9-volt @ ~$15 each)...

The batteries in the UHF 5800 are reputed to last ~8 hours. I don't know how long they will actually last, but they last a long time for me!

I'd say it's a personal preference...
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Give us an idea why you want to change from Wired to Wireless, and we can narrow down the pluses and minus's of each according to your application or need... and budget!

Go down to a local Guitar Center Store, "Kick the Tires" by comparing models in your price range, and see which sound better to you and your voice...

You can spend a lot more money, but that doesn't necessarily correlate to sound improvement, in most cases... your over all sound, dictated by quality of Microphone, Mixer, and Speakers can always be tweaked for improvement...

You are using Shure mics now, and in a commercial show, won't be satisfied with the handling noise of the Vocal Pros, IMO... I've never used the Audio 2000 brand, so can't make a comparison ... the Shure wired mics are known to be a quality brand, and a durable workhorse in the entertainment industry ( Check how many bands, that set up and tear down nightly use the Shure wired mics )...

With wireless, the cost of batteries over an extended period of time should be a consideration... You don't want a dead battery to cause an interruption in the performance... the range or distance from transmitter/mic, to receiver is a factor... the antennae, and placement in rack sometimes is a consideration ... the durability, or longevity of your mic system, and replacement cost of transmitter(s) would be a major consideration for Pro KJ's as opposed to the Hobbyist that breaks out the Karaoke for their yearly family get together's ...

How much is the sound coming out of your speakers worth to you? Without knowing your equipment setup, application, and budget, our recommendations based on the two models in your original query may have to be revised... but I still can recommend the GTD's for all the right reason's... Price, looks, feel, and mostly sound quality being the main factor's... and again, your mileage may vary...
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