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Old June 24th, 2008, 12:59 PM   #1
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I'm looking for the best valued wireless Lavalier microphone for weddings and other special events. B&H recommended Sennheiser Evolution G2 100 Series.

Any recommendations?
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Old June 24th, 2008, 01:32 PM   #2
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Yes, that's widely considered to be the best value.
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Old June 24th, 2008, 08:29 PM   #3
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Hi Aaron (great name)

Previously I was using a GiantSquid Mic with Iriver's, which was ok. But since grabbing my A1 I decided to just grab the Sennheiser and it's worth every penny. It's just a lot clearer sound, and a bit easier to work with.

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Old June 25th, 2008, 01:00 AM   #4
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I have the Sennheiser EW100 G2, and it's very good all-around. However, if you need to run more than one wireless, and cost is a concern, look at the Samson Airline. Light weight, high quality unit. Not as full featured, but almost half the cost, and still definately worth looking at.
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Old June 25th, 2008, 01:26 AM   #6
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I bought the Azden 320 dual channel wireless from BH although I just checked out their site and it says discontinued... not sure about that, it was just announced last year. It's great and I love it.

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Old June 25th, 2008, 01:38 AM   #7
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AZDEN 100UPR reciever and 10BT transmitter

We use these Azden products as well as the sennheizers and have found in most cases there is little difference in sound. (and the Azdens cost almost 1/2). We have sense upgraded to countrymen mics and it's gotten even better sound with both systems.
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Regarding all Azden products... I've always wondered why the heck they all have to be so much heavier/bulkier than competitors products.
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Old June 25th, 2008, 08:13 AM   #9
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...if you need to run more than one wireless, and cost is a concern, look at the Samson Airline. Light weight, high quality unit. Not as full featured, but almost half the cost, and still definately worth looking at.
We're running our installation videos with a Samson Airline unit. It was, as Steve mentioned, only about $250 and it's worked fine for us. Now, it's only 1 channel, so I'd have to buy another unit to have two mics, but it's a great, inexpensive option for us.

Sample: http://exposureroom.com/members/Will...b63cac45d8eb8/

Shout out to Zotz Digital (found on the sponsor's page here.) Tom helped me with the whole buying process and recommended some great products that are working out for us, including the Samson Airline unit. (Not knocking B&H, but I've never ordered from there.)
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Old June 25th, 2008, 09:42 AM   #10
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I use the Sony UWP C series wireless systems. They are very light weight and are dual diversity. I shot a wedding in a large church and found even through walls they worked flawlessly. I have never had a problem with them. One caveat though Sony pulls this proprietary BS on many of their products so typically I avoid them as much as possible.
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