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Old February 27th, 2006, 04:25 PM   #1
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need wireless mic solution

Going on an extended trip, need to bring a wireless lav setup as well as a wired lav. Normally I just rent what I need, but this time it makes sense to buy.

I'm thinking of getting a Sennheiser EW100, as they seem to be good for the price. Probably the older one, as it performs just as well, and is cheaper (right?)

I also want to use a 2nd wireless mic, would I need to buy two EW100's, or can I get two transmitters, or do I have to look for a completely different system? If so which?

I also want to get one wired lav mic, can anyone suggest one to be had cheaply?

Thanks!
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Old February 27th, 2006, 05:45 PM   #2
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Going on an extended trip, need to bring a wireless lav setup as well as a wired lav. Normally I just rent what I need, but this time it makes sense to buy.

I'm thinking of getting a Sennheiser EW100, as they seem to be good for the price. Probably the older one, as it performs just as well, and is cheaper (right?)

I also want to use a 2nd wireless mic, would I need to buy two EW100's, or can I get two transmitters, or do I have to look for a completely different system? If so which?

I also want to get one wired lav mic, can anyone suggest one to be had cheaply?

Thanks!
If you want two wireless mics online at once, you need two transmitters AND two receivers, both sets operating on different channels.
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Old February 27th, 2006, 05:59 PM   #3
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Boo. That's kind of what I thought.
Thanks Steve. Ebay here I come!
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Old February 28th, 2006, 12:04 PM   #4
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Ah yes, you are now entering the eBay zone...

It's a jungle out there I tell ya, a jungle...
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Old February 28th, 2006, 12:17 PM   #5
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B&H has some good prices on some wireless lavs, I'd check them out before ebay
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Old February 28th, 2006, 08:53 PM   #6
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B&H has some good prices on some wireless lavs, I'd check them out before ebay
Just did. Some of their prices are actually better than new stuff on Ebay.
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Old March 1st, 2006, 03:55 AM   #7
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B&H beats the prices on many new items at eBay (somtimes by quite a bit). I sure wouldn't buy a new camera on eBay.
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There's a little trick I have for snagging some real bargains on eBay on occasion. Scope out listings that end at like 3-4am or in the middle of a SuperBowl broadcast. I snagged my GY-DV300U at like 3 in the morning, for enough under a grand to take my girlfriend out for a real nice dinner with the change (only 20 hrs on the drum even!). Heck of a deal. It's a jungle...
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Who is B&H?
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Who is B&H?
http://www.bhphoto.com

they're the equivalent of FAO Schwarze for grownup geeks. Everything and anything can be found there if it lights, sounds, records, captures, stores, or is part of photo, production, editing, etc.
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Thanks for the response. I am always looking for places to buy new toys at a reasonable price.
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Old March 1st, 2006, 03:23 PM   #12
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Stan,

Besides buying most of my gear from B&H, I use their website like a DV/Audio encyclopedia. When DSE and Ty Ford and the lot throw around these equipment acronyms that I've never heard of, I just copy the word, paste it in the B&H Search window and figure out what in the heck they were talking about.

Be careful though, their website can turn into the money pit. They have stuff you didn't know you needed until you go through what they have.
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Old March 1st, 2006, 06:43 PM   #13
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http://www.bhphoto.com

they're the equivalent of FAO Schwarze for grownup geeks. Everything and anything can be found there if it lights, sounds, records, captures, stores, or is part of photo, production, editing, etc.

They used to be rather economical. Lately I have been getting better prices locally; like on my Canon XL2 and Sachtler tripod.

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