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Old September 5th, 2009, 05:30 PM   #1
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Sony Plug-in & BodyPack Transmitter Help

I'm planning to buy this kit next week: Sony | UWP-V Series Wireless ENG Single Deluxe Kit | SOUWPVDE30K

But I have confused myself. The kit includes a "Plug-In Transmitter" which can make a wired handheld microphone into wireless. The kit also includes the "BodyPack Transmitter" which should be for a lav microphone. And a Pearstone "Universal Plug-In Transmitter Holster Case" is included, and now I am confused.

Does the Plug-In Transmitter plug DIRECTLY into the microphone or via an XLR cable?

If it needs a cable, then why didn't B&H include it in the kit when they say everything needed is included in the kit?

I want a "wireless" ENG microphone, not something that still uses wires. I found the Sony UTX-H2 wireless microphone which looks to be completely wireless.
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Old September 5th, 2009, 05:41 PM   #2
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Nice kit.

Yes, the plug-in transmitter has an XLR connector on its "top" that plugs into the bottom of a handheld mic.

I suppose you could use a standard XLR mic cable with it as well, but that's not typical.

If you have an existing handheld ENG mic (wired) this would be a good kit for you. If not, I think there's a kit with a self-contained wireless handheld mic.
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Old September 5th, 2009, 05:46 PM   #3
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Maybe this should have been posted in the audio forum?

The plug-on plugs directly on to the mic so I guess whoever named it that was thinking.

The great use of a plug-on becomes clear when you start using it to transmit from virtually anything with an XLR out or other out if you adapt it right and don't have impedance, level, or wiring incompatibility. Press mults, mixer outs, PA speaker loop outs, headphone outs if you are mindful of level. The plug-on should have a settable pad for this use.

Of course, your mic should not require phantom. The plug-on won't supply this.

And if you ever want to use a cable you can but you don't need to.

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Old September 5th, 2009, 05:46 PM   #4
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Here's a pic that should help explain it.
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According to the original post, he bought the B&H "kit" that comes with a hand held microphone and Pelican case to hold everything. So you have:

- Receiver that can receive EITHER the plug-on/hand-held mic or belt-pack/lavalier mic, but not both at the same time.

I have this exact kit (actually two of them) so let me know if you have any more questions.
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