3 Questions to Help You Understand New FCC Rules
FCC wireless mic restrictions, although in place since last year, officially take effect on January 5, 2011!
In 2010, the FCC reallocated the entire 698-806 MHz UHF frequency range for use by emergency responders and wireless devices such as smart phones and PDA’s.
Some wireless microphone systems, which had operated in… Read the rest
How Wireless Microphone Systems Work
As an audio technician, I have witnessed a revolution in the conference industry.
As sound quality and reliability have increased and cost has decreased, wireless microphone systems have become very popular. They have thrived for one important reason: eliminating the microphone cable connection frees you to walk across the stage, among the audience, (and, sometimes,… Read the rest
If you’re planning your next big meeting, wireless conference table microphone systems are a terrific choice to electrify your event and give everyone a voice.
Perhaps you’ve already reviewed the various types of conference table microphones available for different types of meetings and events. But there’s still another question: why should you take the plunge and choose wireless over wired… Read the rest
Wireless microphones are a favorite standby for event and meeting planners.
As an event planner, you’re likely aware of the many benefits that wireless microphones offer.
Wireless microphones offer superior mobility for your presenters, help reduce stage clutter and tripping hazards, are incredibly easy to use, and come in a variety of configurations, including options for handheld or hands-free microphones,… Read the rest
Event planners pride themselves on mastering every detail of their meeting, conference or lecture series.
But it’s often easy for planners to overlook the most important event planning detail of all: attendee engagement.
Event planners should know that the quality of a venue’s A/V infrastructure plays a critical role in the ability of a presenter to engage an audience.
Bad… Read the rest
3 Things You Must Know Before You Buy a Wireless Microphone
Those of us in the audio industry often take certain facts for granted. We know that a microphone needs a PA system to plug into, that an amplifier needs a speaker to make a sound, and that different sound systems fit different applications.
For audio novices – which can… Read the rest
If you’re in the market for a wireless microphone (or assisted hearing system), chances are you’ve checked out both VHF and UHF models.
And you’ve probably noticed some key differences, especially when it comes to price.
What’s the difference between VHF and UHF wireless systems, and which is the ideal choice for you?
What’s the Difference Between the VHF &… Read the rest
President Obama has authorized sweeping changes to the wireless spectrum, hot on the heels of the 700 MHz ban.
What, if anything, will recent FCC recommendations mean for sound engineers and other wireless microphone users?
The Infamous 700 MHz Ban Explained
The FCC’s recent ban on 700 MHz wireless use caused a major shakeup for sound engineers across the U.S.,… Read the rest
The ins and outs of wireless microphone systems have caused many amateur (and more than a few professional) sound engineers to scratch their heads in confusion.
Reception, interference, operating frequencies — not to mention price — can make choosing a wireless mic a daunting business.
Wireless microphones operating in the UHF frequency band are often cited as the optimum choice… Read the rest
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