SOLVED Anyone with a good presentation wireless mic + ideas + $$$
We are looking for a mic system for our conference room. We use the room for meeting, training, and company wide (50 people) event. Right now I use a regular headset with mic + a laptop with "Listen to this device" and out into Bose speaker. It works but the sound quality is sloppy and it pick up a lot of breathing and friction sound.
My boss wants a better system in place. He wants 3 wireless mics where 2 of them is a concealed kind (The kind that snap on the shirt...not the handheld). I reached out to Shure because it was recommended by one of the manager that their microphone quality is very high. Below are some items recommended by Shure's rep
The system would cost us over $1,000+speaker cost. Therefore I am looking for a better option that will utilize Shure's mic quality, or similar brand with equivalent quality. Anyone has any suggestion of what they use? Overall we want to looks professional and not like family meeting.
I was hoping for a $300-400 solution.
FATeknollogee last edited by FATeknollogee
RojoLoco last edited by
Take a look at Sennheiser also.
travisdh1 last edited by
Honestly, to put a complete quality system together, $1000 is probably a realistic budget.
Is anything wrong with the Bose speakers? (IE: playing music through them, the sound is great.) Bose speakers are expensive, but the quality and sound you get for the size of speakers is nothing short of amazing.
Shure does make good products, but that microphone mixer is way more expensive than what you need. I'd argue that the antenna distribution system isn't needed. Stick with a single receiver base for all the microphones if at all possible.
Those concealed mics are called lapel or lavalier microphones. Wearing them without getting rustling noise is an art form, not a science. Those rustling noises are almost a guarantee.
Just as a quick look at B+H Shure products.
Start with 2 different duel channel receivers (keep to different wireless frequencies, mics will only work with one or the other most likely.) 4 channel receivers are available, but they're going to run over $1000.
A handheld and 2 transmitters would be next.
Choose a couple lavalier microphones. I'd recommend one of the two cardioid models.
You will need a mixer of some sort, just not something so expensive. You don't need anything fancy, just at least 4 xlr inputs to connect each channel of the receivers.
I'd recommend this Behringer
Add cables to get everything connected.
4 xlr to connect the mic receivers to the mixing board.
Hopefully you already have a set of RCA cables to connect the mixing board to the Bose speakers.
A couple notes after years of handling small audio systems like this. Cables break down. Some quickly, some slowly, and price doesn't seem to have much to do with things unless you really cheap out and get some with bad solder joints. Audio is analog, which means it's constantly changing slightly. The sound board will need adjusted every so often. Even the mixing board can need cleaning (actually disassembled and parts/pieces cleaned out.)
None of this is difficult, but if people expect it to just work all the time they'll ALWAYS be disappointed.
travisdh1 last edited by
thanks! I'll look around.