February 14, 2014, by PSW Staff
To ensure the highest level of speech intelligibility, worship leaders at Brookside Community Church rely on H6 Headset microphones from Countryman Associates.
Ft. Wayne-based Ryan “Ryno” Henderson is a live sound engineer who, in addition to providing sound services for the education, concert, and special events markets, also consults with numerous houses of worship in his area.
While consulting for Brookside Community Church, he discovered that interim pastor Dr. Tiberius Rata was having difficulty finding a microphone that enabled him to interact with the congregation without having to constantly make adjustments. This led Henderson to recommend the Countryman H6.
“It can be very difficult finding a headset microphone that fits securely,” Henderson explained. “If the microphone doesn’t stay securely in place, audio quality suffers because of the changing proximity of the capsule to the person’s mouth.
“Not only does audio quality suffer, but if the person wearing the microphone is constantly having to adjust the way it sits on their face, it becomes a major distraction—to both the person speaking and the audience.”
“This is where the Countryman H6 excels,” he continued. “The H6 Headset has a really low profile and, since it’s available in different colors, it’s easy to match a person’s skin tone—making it practically invisible.
“It’s also light and very easy to adjust, so the mic stays securely in place, enabling presenters to deliver consistent sound quality without having to worry about the microphone’s placement.”
Henderson has two Countryman H6 Headsets and an E6 Earset microphone. Both deliver high gain before feedback, so he never experiences an issue getting adequate level and the audio output is clear and very natural sounding. Further, both mics are available with either omnidirectional or directional elements, so it is easy to find a model that works best for any application.
“I purchased my first Countryman mic in 2007 and, since that time, I continue to be impressed with the performance, the features, and the reliability of their products,” adds Henderson. “Everything the company does is top notch. Countryman cares about both their products and their customers and its shows in everything they do.”