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Old April 13th, 2013, 08:08 PM   #1
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Anyone have any experience with Sennheiser XSW 12 wireless mics?

Looking for a value option for live event (conference/convention) mics primarily for webcast, not necessarily for live sound reinforcement, for those times when I don't get a/there isn't board feed from the A/V company.

Sennheiser Canada Inc. - XSW 12

I haven't historically had much luck with the Evolution100 G2/G3 series (I take a lot of wireless hits) and want an AC powered rackmount receiver.

I hate the belt packs on the Shure systems (SLX/ULX) but I'd use them (with aftermarket lavs) if they are significantly better.

This is to have sitting on my shelf for last minute gigs where I don't have the luxury of making my way to the rental shop before a gig.

Thoughts?
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Old April 14th, 2013, 08:06 AM   #2
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Re: Anyone have any experience with Sennheiser XSW 12 wireless mics?

I use 5 of the Audio-Technica 4000 series belt-pack systems and they work well. However, they are around $1000 with a good lav element.

I also use 4 of the Audio-Technica 3000 series handheld systems that have performed well. The belt-pack version of the 3000 series is about $499 with a reasonably good stock AT831CW Lavalier Element.
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Old April 15th, 2013, 03:26 AM   #3
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Re: Anyone have any experience with Sennheiser XSW 12 wireless mics?

The G3 have a mains powered rackmount unit. The XS series is a downmarket and cheaper unit compared to the G3.
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Old April 15th, 2013, 05:43 AM   #4
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Re: Anyone have any experience with Sennheiser XSW 12 wireless mics?

I have been using the Sennheiser XSW solution both with belt pack transmitter (definitely needs a better lav!) and handheld mic.The set is replacing an EW set.The sound quality is quite comparable.The build quality is reasonable, but less than the EW series.
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Old April 17th, 2013, 10:50 AM   #5
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Re: Anyone have any experience with Sennheiser XSW 12 wireless mics?

I just saw this advertised in TV Tech mag:
MXL wireless audio system FR-500WK
Marshall Electronics - MXL FR-500WK Professional Portable Wireless Audio System
They don't offer much specification info, and based on the $399usd street price, I wouldn't expect much.
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