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Wireless Microphone Systems

JTS UF-20
jts.com.tw
RF Transmission: Analog
Frequency Band: UHF, various bands from 470 – 960 MHz (530 – 605 MHz in U.S.)
Receiver Bandwidth: 75 MHz
Frequency Agility/RF Search: Agile with scanning capabilities
Diversity Scheme: True Diversity
Receiver Format: Half-rack/1-channel
Receiver Outputs: Analog
Audio Bandwidth: 50 Hz – 18 kHz
Sampling Rate: N/A
Latency: N/A
Transmitter RF Power: Variable, 10 mW/50 mW
Tx/Rx Communication: REMOSET ID Pairing
Control/Interfacing: N/A
Of Note: Antenna cascading across up to 10 receivers; interchangeable microphone capsules; communication of transmitter status includes RF power, sensitivity setting, low-cut filter setting, and user name.


LD Systems U508 HHC 2
ld-systems.com
RF Transmission: Analog
Frequency Band: UHF, 584 – 608 MHz (other bands also offered in 500 Series)
Receiver Bandwidth: N/A
Frequency Agility/RF Search: Auto scan function
Diversity Scheme: True diversity
Receiver Format: 1RU/2-channel
Receiver Outputs: Analog (XLR, TRS and switchable line/instrument)
Audio Bandwidth: 60 Hz – 16 kHz
Transmitter RF Power: 2/10/30 mW
Tx/Rx Communication: IR sync
Control/Interfacing: High-contrast OLED displays on receiver and transmitter
Of Note: Choice of several dynamic and condenser mic capsules with handheld transmitters; 500 Series also offers versions with bodypack transmitters and a conferencing system; pilot tone prevents noise from interfering signals; provided with rugged transport case.


AKG DMS800
akg.com
RF Transmission: Digital
Frequency Band: UHF (Various bands ranging between 548 – 832 MHz)
Receiver Bandwidth: 150 MHz
Frequency Agility/RF Search: Agile; scan and spectrum analyzer functions
Diversity Scheme: True diversity
Receiver Format: 1RU/2-channel
Receiver Outputs: Analog; Dante and AES/EBU digital
Audio Bandwidth: 25 Hz – 20 kHz (+/-3 dB)
Sampling Rate: 24-bit/44 kHz
Latency: < 4 ms
Transmitter RF Power: Variable, 10/20/30/50 mW
Tx/Rx Communication: IR sync
Of Note: 512-bit encryption; Dante and AES/EBU digital outputs; optional network remote control for frequency coordination and multi-channel system monitoring; available in sets customized for vocalists and performers.


beyerdynamic TG 1000
north-america.beyerdynamic.com
RF Transmission: Digital
Frequency Band: UHF (470 – 789 MHz; available at 470 – 698 MHz)
Receiver Bandwidth: 319 MHz
Frequency Agility/RF Search: Agile; scanning
Diversity Scheme: True diversity
Receiver Format: 1RU/2-channel
Receiver Outputs: Analog
Audio Bandwidth: 20 Hz – 20 kHz
Sampling Rate: 24-bit/44 kHz
Latency: < 2.1 ms
Transmitter RF Power: Variable, 10/50 mW
Tx/Rx Communication: IR sync
Control/Interfacing: IP-based control using Chameleon software; control via computer, tablet, smart phone
Of Note: Switchable encryption; antenna cascading through 12 receivers; company also offers the Opus 910 Series with receiver chassis housing one, two, and four channels depending on model.


CAD Audio CADLive 3000 Series
cadaudio.com
RF Transmission: Analog
Frequency Band: UHF (580 – 600 MHz, 655 – 679 MHz)
Receiver Bandwidth: 44 MHz
Frequency Agility/RF Search: Agile; proprietary ScanLink to select optimum channel
Diversity Scheme: True diversity
Receiver Format: Half-rack/1-channel
Receiver Outputs: Analog
Audio Bandwidth: 40 Hz – 15 kHz
Sampling Rate: N/A
Latency: N/A
Transmitter RF Power: Variable 10/30/50 mW
Tx/Rx Communication: N/A
Control Interfacing: N/A
Of Note: Proprietary CADLock helps eliminate unauthorized transmissions in signal path; HH outfitted with D90 supercardioid dynamic capsule; bodypack transmitters include Equitek E19 earworn and E29 lavalier mics.

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Line 6 XD-V75
line6.com
RF Transmission: Digital
Frequency Band: 2.4 GHz
Receiver Bandwidth: 75 MHz
Frequency Agility/RF Search: Agile; Scanning
Diversity Scheme: Frequency diversity; space diversity
Receiver Format: Half-rack/1-channel
Receiver Outputs: Analog
Audio Bandwidth: 10 Hz – 20 kHz (-2.5 dB)
Sampling Rate: 24-bit/44 kHz
Latency: < 2.9 ms
Transmitter RF Power: Variable, 3.3/10 mW
Tx/Rx Communication: IR sync
Control/Interfacing: N/A
Of Note: EQ and mic capsule modeling; encrypted transmission; select from up to 14 channels; compatible with many other components making it feasible to combine handhelds, lavaliers, headsets and instruments within same system.


Sony DWX Series
pro.sony.com
RF Transmission: Digital
Frequency Band: UHF (three bands between 470 – 698 MHz)
Receiver Bandwidth: 72 MHz
Frequency Agility/RF Search: Agile; scan and spectrum analyzer function
Diversity Scheme: True diversity
Receiver Format: 1RU/2-channel
Receiver Outputs: Analog; AES3 digital
Audio Bandwidth: 20 Hz – 22 kHz
Sampling Rate: 24-bit/48 kHz
Latency: < 3.4 ms
Transmitter RF Power: Variable, 1/10/50 mW
Tx/Rx Communication: 2.4 GHz bi-directional link
Control/Interfacing: Ethernet with Wireless Studio 3.0 software
Of Note: Proprietary encryption; transmitter “sleep” mode; thread-on capsules on HH; ENG-format receiver available.