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Old January 16th, 2007, 10:52 AM   #1
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cant decide what wireless uhf to go with

hello everybody im in the process of buying all my equipment and I have everything picked out except the wireless system to go with. I hear lots of talk about the G2's are they alot better then the sony uwp c1's id like to spend less then 500 on each set "I only need 2 sets" and yes I am a newb to this but what do all the differnt "MHz" mean how do i chose the bet "mhz" for basic weddings and documentrys that ill be shooting thanks again for your help
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Old January 16th, 2007, 11:42 AM   #2
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hello everybody im in the process of buying all my equipment and I have everything picked out except the wireless system to go with. I hear lots of talk about the G2's are they alot better then the sony uwp c1's id like to spend less then 500 on each set "I only need 2 sets" and yes I am a newb to this but what do all the differnt "MHz" mean how do i chose the bet "mhz" for basic weddings and documentrys that ill be shooting thanks again for your help
I can't really address the comparison between the Sennheiser and Sony but all those megahurts <grin> available are talking about the different frequency block the units operate on. It's not that one block is better or worse than another for weddings or whatnot, it's a matter of choosing a frequency range that in your particular area is the free'est from interference from competing services like UHF television stations, dispatch and paging services, studio links from broadcast trucks etc. Wireless mics have to share the radio spectrum with all sorts of other users. There's nothing more frustrating than in the middle of your client's wedding vows your soundtrack suddenly records "crrkkkkfffft Doctor Jones, call your service...Dr Jones call your service ccchkkkkkkkt" or in the case of Padadena and The Valley bleed-over from wireless mics in use on the porno set in the warehouse on the next block over <LOL> so as much as you can you want to select equipment whose block of available operating frequencies doesn't overlap with other users in the area. That gives you the best chances of finding a frequncy at your gig that someone else isn't already using. And the best way to find out which one is best is to go talk to a local professional supplier or rental house who has the latest dope on what works best in your area and what frequency blocks are already crowded and are to be avoided.
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Old January 16th, 2007, 11:51 AM   #3
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thank you very much Mr. House
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Old January 16th, 2007, 01:43 PM   #4
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I personally like the Samson Airline Micro series of wireless mic systems. The available UHF channels work well in my area. While I'm sure there are better units out there, for the weddings I shoot, I like the quality and versatility vs the cost.
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