EAV Pro Audio are one of the UKâs leading suppliers of Wireless Microphone Systems. We hold stock of 100âs of radio mic systems that are ready to despatch today. We know all about the 2012 frequency changes and are happy to advise you with your choice. Take a look at our full wireless microphone section and donât hesitate to call if you need help selecting a system. Below is a little guide to start you off.
What are Wireless Microphones
Wireless Microphone systems are often referred to as a radio mic or possibly cordless microphones. Like the name suggests it is a microphone that does not have a physical cable from the mic to the mixer which allows the user to have more freedom on stage. Radio mics come in different variations such as handheld, lapel, headset or instrument systems.
What Wireless Mics Consists Of
A Vocal radio mics have two parts. The Transmitter is built into the microphone itself and that wirelessly transmits to a receiver that connects to your mixing desk.
Lapel, headset and instrument microphones generally have three parts. Like a vocal system it has a receiver that connects to your mixing desk but the transmitter is very often a small unit that is often called a belt-back or body-pack . From the belt back you connect your microphone of choice.
What Frequencies Do You Require
As mentioned above, if this bit of the equation is blinding you, just give us a call or drop us an email and we will work this out for you.
There are a few options available to you with regards to frequencies. You need to decide in advance which frequency band is right for you. Channel 70 (863-865MHz) is a free to use band of frequencies. You can run up to four wireless mics on this band. It may be worth saying that the band is very small and you have no frequencies to the immediate sides of it that you can use if you have interference. Channel 38 (606-614MHz) is the new shared frequency band that will cost you Â£86 a year to use. It is much bigger than channel 70 and designed for those people that are moving from venue to venue using their wireless microphones. Finally, if you are using multiple radio mics in a fixed location, you could look at the fixed site license (spans many frequencies). This is essentially a block of frequencies that you buy for yourself and no one else in the area can use them.