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- May 31, 2008 at 3:48 AM #41516AnonymousInactive
This is a stupid question, but then again, that’s the only type of questions I know to ask. I am in need of a wireless Lav system. I’ve been window shopping at B&H and I noticed a huge difference in price for the VHF and UHF systems. From this I deduced, the UHF frequencies are more desirable? A little help here, if you all would be so kind and also what would you reccommend for under… say…$450? Cheaper would be better.
Thanks in advance,
When I was shopping around for wireless I bought two VHF systems: an Azden hand mic and an Audio Technica Lav. Together they cost me about $300. Waste of money! Don’t buy VHF if you’re serious about good audio. Wait until you have about $600 and go for UHF. About six months ago I bought a Sennheiser UHF kit for $600.00 The kit consists of : lav microphone, transmitter, a camera mountable receiver and a transmitter which can plug in to any mic with XLR or into the DJ’s PA equipment.I have never had any problem with the kit, I am entirely satisfied with itand I have stopped using mics with cables. I am also looking for a young shooter to give away my VHF systems to.
My advice is make sure you need a wireless mic. If you can’t hook a wired mic onto someone or get a boom op. with a shotgun mic, then go with a wireless as a last resort.I’ve read that the most expensive wireless mic system won’t have as good of quality as a decent priced wired mic. I’ve never tried that test before, but that’s what I’ve read.
Unfortunately I have no suggestions for a wireless system though. I don’t really use them…
thanks guys. I’m under the wire, so I bought a Sony UHF model that got 8 good reviews @ B&H. Let’s hope it works out. B&h price $450 everyone else $499 – $549
Glad you went the way of UHF.I guess you’re now on the way to becoming a Rising Star. I hope you start getting some more jobs so that you can get some more equipment.