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Topic # 228979 1-Feb-2018 16:43
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Ok, I am out of my depth here.

 

I am looking for some advice on a good hand held mic type to get for presenters to use while speaking.

 

I was planning on spending maybe $1000 or so on a mic and wireless setup (not including amp and speakers etc) and really would like to get the mic part right. I have tried a couple of cheaper systems  but I have found the person needs to hold them very close to their mouth to get decent sound. I am assuming they would be quite good for singers and those with good training but not really what I'm after for the average guy or girl giving a speech.

 

I don't necessary need a brand recommendation, but really just the technology I should be looking for would help. I was thinking something along the lines of a Shure SM86. Perhaps this?

 

 http://www.shure.com/americas/products/wireless-systems/glxd-advanced-digital-wireless-systems/glxd24r-sm86-handheld-wireless-system

 

 

 

anyway any help would be much appreciated

 

 

 

thanks

 

 

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 1950222 1-Feb-2018 16:52
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holding close to mouth is how Microphones generally work ! 

 

I think you might be referring to people who are talking about 10-20cms away right and that possible with the use of +48v 'phantom power'. 

 

If you dont have phantom power on your mixer then you can always crank the gain...but beware of the squeel. 

 

 

 

Beware if you are importing... theres a few fakes and most importantly you need to make sure you are on the correct frequency else the boys in white vans will hunt you down (they will, not joking).

 

:-) 

 

 

 

I like SM58s, but thats just me. 

 

 

 

 




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  Reply # 1950234 1-Feb-2018 17:02
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Goosey:

 

holding close to mouth is how Microphones generally work ! 

 

I think you might be referring to people who are talking about 10-20cms away right and that possible with the use of +48v 'phantom power'. 

 

 

 

 

Yes indeed, I'm trying to avoid the necessity for my presenters to actually swallow the mic. I was wondering if the powered one (condenser type I assume) might be better 





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  Reply # 1950236 1-Feb-2018 17:07
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If you (or anyone else) is renting your setup and it suitable for my wedding ceremony I would love to rent it! (Auckland)


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  Reply # 1950372 1-Feb-2018 22:08
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I can't offer any kind of first hand advice, but Electroboom recommends RØDE in his own Very Special way. At about 9 minutes, he has a mic clipped basically to his belly and working well for spoken word.


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  Reply # 1950991 3-Feb-2018 01:35
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See if any of the units offer frequency shifting. As shifting all frequencies up by just 5Hz practically eliminates feedback. As the sounds coming out of the speakers are now no longer the same sounds as what the microphone is picking up.






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