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Real World Gear: Wireless Microphone Systems

Ongoing wireless microphone system developments as well as recent models.
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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.

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.

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.

MIPRO ACT-848
mipro.com.tw, avlex.com

RF Transmission: Digital
Frequency Band:
482 – 554 MHz
Receiver Bandwidth: 72 MHz
Frequency Agility/RF Search:
AutoScan scanning
Diversity Scheme: Digital diversity
Receiver Format: Single- (1/2 RU), dual- and quad-channel (both 1 RU)
Receiver Outputs: Analog, AES EBU and Dante digital
Audio Bandwidth: 20 Hz – 20 kHz
Sampling Rate: 24-bit/44.1 kHz
Latency: 2.9 ms
Transmitter RF Power: Variable, 10/50 mW
Tx/Rx Communication: ACT Sync
Of Note: ACT-848 receivers are also compatible with both the TA-80 plug-on transmitter and MM-100 measurement microphone to form a true digital wireless optimization tool.

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.

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