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Old August 23rd, 2004, 10:25 AM   #1
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Wireless Mic Question

I have just purchaseed a SONY WCS-99 wireless mic system. I am a beginner using wireless. And I hope I purchased the right system!
My question is; the SONY WCS-999 comes with one mic, receiver, and transmitter. What do I need to purchase, or how do I connect another mic to the system for interviewing two people?

Thanks if you help, Ron
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Old August 23rd, 2004, 11:39 AM   #2
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You cannot without buying another system.
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Old August 23rd, 2004, 01:29 PM   #3
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Thanks for your reply Mike.

When you say cannot without buying another system. Do you mean I will need to buy another SONY WCS-99 wireless mic system and use that mic with the system mic I have already purchased, or buy a new system totaly, that is equip with two mic system. If so, what do you recommend.


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You'll need another system on another frequency. you can't/shouldn't feed 2 mics on one frequency to one receiver. Bad karma, bad practice, troubles ahead.
2 mics means 2 receivers, on 2 frequencies.
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Old January 3rd, 2005, 08:29 PM   #5
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ok, so we shouldn't do two transmitters on the same frequency to one receiver. But is it done and are there and applications, i.e ENG/documentary that will be forgiving with this?
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Old January 3rd, 2005, 11:46 PM   #6
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<<<-- Originally posted by Ronald Ng : ok, so we shouldn't do two transmitters on the same frequency to one receiver. But is it done and are there and applications, i.e ENG/documentary that will be forgiving with this? -->>>
Two transmitters on the same frequency will cancel each other out. The receiver, for all practical purposes, receives nothing. Actually, the receiver receives both signals, but can't process either with any kind of clarity. So far as I have experienced it has always been one transmitter per receiver. With wireless, there is little to no forgiveness.
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Old January 4th, 2005, 10:31 PM   #7
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<<<-- Originally posted by Ronald Ng : ok, so we shouldn't do two transmitters on the same frequency to one receiver. But is it done and are there and applications, i.e ENG/documentary that will be forgiving with this? -->>>

Only by accident and with very nasty sounding results. You need separate xmittters and receivers that operate on frequencies that are not antagonistic.

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