Wireless Microphones

Wireless Microphones

Church Technology Superstore has a wide assortment of wireless microphone systems for your church pro sound system needs.

Things to Consider When Buying Wireless Microphones

For those who can afford it, wireless microphones are the way to go. Whether you’re a small business or a house of worship, your broadcasts and productions will simply run more smoothly when the speakers have wireless microphones as opposed to wired ones. Of course, if you’ve never purchased a wireless mic before, you might feel a little apprehensive about finding the right one, but not to worry because the process is much simpler than you think.

Basically, once you learn some of the traits associated with a wireless microphone, it becomes much easier to decide which one to purchase in the end. Below are a few things you should look at before making your final decision.

Frequency

Anything that is 400 MHz and up is considered a UHF microphone (ultra high frequency), and for noncommercial use, wireless mics in the 470 to 580 MHz range usually work out the best. For professionals and commercial usage, many companies choose wireless microphones in the 902 to 928 MHz range. You should also keep in mind that the FCC has placed restrictions on wireless mics, with some of the recent mics becoming illegal in 2020. That’s why it’s good to check the FCC recommendations before purchasing your microphone.

Digital Versus Analog

For various reasons, choosing digital wireless microphones over analog ones just makes sense. While digital mics offer a longer battery life as well as other advantages, the biggest advantage is the fact that digital microphones simply produce a much better sound. Not only that, but digital wireless mics have a more “natural” sound and are more affordable than they’ve ever been.

The Batteries

The best scenario when it comes to wireless microphones is to choose one with a rechargeable battery. These batteries are becoming more advanced and efficient with each passing year. In fact, you can now get wireless mics with high-performance rechargeable batteries that give you up to 10 hours of use on just one charge. Many of them can also go through 1,000 charging cycles, and this saves you a lot of money through the years.

Separate Power and Mute Switches

When receivers and transmitters are talking to each other, you’ll rarely get stray sounds from messing up the performance, but when the receiver is on and the transmitter is off, you can pick up stray noises frequently. This is not the case when you have separate mute and power switches. A pastor or rabbi can mute their audio signal if they don’t wish to be heard but won’t have to turn off the transmitter just to avoid unwanted sounds.