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Old April 9th, 2008, 11:57 AM   #1
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Where do get a good deal on a cheaper Wireless mic and how do they work?

Ok Im a newbie to this part, I have 3 GL1s and dont have anything for wireless mics, how do you go about doing this and where does the sound go to? Can you put mulitiple wireless mics to 1 camera?
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Old April 9th, 2008, 12:11 PM   #2
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Hiya:

The general consensus is that wireless microphone systems that cost under about U.S. $500.00 are better as paperweights than as wireless systems.

The Sennheiser G2 systems and the Audio-Technica 1800 series are generally regarded as decent quality systems with okay performance in most circumstances. Both begin at around $500.00 to $600.00.

You can run two separate wireless mic systems into your camera although does the GL-1 have XLR connections? If not, you will also need to purchase some sort of Canon or Beachtek adapter so that your camera can accept balanced inputs.

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Old April 9th, 2008, 12:40 PM   #3
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I'm still interested in an answer to this question if anyone has one. I too need a cheap wireless mic. I've got a sennheiser g2 system but I don't really want to put the transmitter on my so during a lacrosse game. I wouldn't be too heartbroken if a ball or stick smashed a $100 receiver though. In this case, I don't really care about quality as much as cost savings for something I consider sacrificial.
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Old April 9th, 2008, 01:40 PM   #4
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http://www.audio-technica.com/cms/wl...5aa/index.html


Perfect for your application..

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Old April 9th, 2008, 01:47 PM   #5
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Ty, that link took me to audio technicas home page?
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Old April 9th, 2008, 03:30 PM   #6
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that's weird it took me to their page (again) describing the 700 series wireless mic system

Try it again and if you still get ONLY the homepage search for the 700 series.

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Old April 9th, 2008, 03:33 PM   #7
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ok thats weird, your link worked that time.
maybe its just my hallucinations again?
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Old April 9th, 2008, 03:57 PM   #8
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Ah, then the Kool Aid IS working?

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Old April 9th, 2008, 04:54 PM   #9
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I think this has come up before. It seems that for the Audio-Technica website links to work, it's necessary to have chosen a country, and thus a cookie having been set on your computer. After this is done, the link should work.

Or there could be another issue entirely.
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Old April 10th, 2008, 07:39 AM   #10
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There are some bargains if one looks hard enough. I purchased a used Telex ENG100 on ebay for $149.00 about a month ago. UHF 100 channel diversity outfit. Sound quality is good enough for speeach but when used to record music concert a little dissappointed about the compression, expansion artifacting. I don't recall this with an older Sennheiser EW100 outfit I had but the distance on this Telex is better than the Sennheiser since it's diversity. This was originally a $1k msrp unit.
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Old April 10th, 2008, 07:46 AM   #11
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Have a look here Tony.
http://www.samsontech.com/products/p...=141&brandID=1

I have one of these and it's about half the price of the G2 Sennheiser. It works faultlessly for me here in the UK, but there's no channel choices.

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Old April 10th, 2008, 01:09 PM   #12
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Have a look here Tony.
http://www.samsontech.com/products/p...=141&brandID=1

I have one of these and it's about half the price of the G2 Sennheiser. It works faultlessly for me here in the UK, but there's no channel choices.

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Tom good find!
Sam ash has them for 399.99 I might go pick one up.
http://www.samash.com/catalog/showit...RCH&GroupCode=

Also found a video on youtube, it sounds pretty good. NWS for gangster language from our Sprint Store Employee!
http://youtube.com/watch?v=2icsScwFOAI
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Old April 10th, 2008, 03:09 PM   #13
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It's just that $400 seems a lot for two tiny boxes, when for $100 more you get a 'proper' Sennheiser G2 system.
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Old April 10th, 2008, 03:58 PM   #14
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Samson and Azden; not names known for rugged reliability.

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Old April 10th, 2008, 05:28 PM   #15
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Also, consider why turning yourself into a radio station is the best approach to this.

In the space of a wireless transmitter, you could easily just affix a small digital recorder to the player in question.

Sync the sound in post.

Voila - you've just saved the cost of transmitting and receiving circuits between the mic and the recorder - AND all the problems associated with audio via RF.

Worth considering.
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