Wireless Lavalier Microphone Systems
Achieve hands-free microphone operation with a professional polish when you shop wireless lavalier microphone systems at Sound Productions. Lavalier microphones (also called lavs, lapel mics, clip-on mics, body mics, collar mics, neck mics, or personal mics) are miniature microphones specifically engineered for capturing audio discreetly, while also giving the performer hands-free operation and the flexibility of movement. With the added benefit of less cabling and cords to connect, wireless lavalier mics boast a low-profile design that helps focus your audience’s attention on your performance, not your tech.
Popular in TV, theater, interviews, and stage environments such as houses of worship or lecture halls, wireless lavalier microphones are ideal for applications where you need hands-free versatility while maintaining optimal sound quality. Easy to camouflage, lavs are generally attached to clothing and can be clipped into hair for a virtually invisible mic placement for actors, singers, public speakers, etc. With options that are built to resist water, sweat, and makeup, these mics are designed to deliver quality and reliability.
With SoundPro’s assortment of wireless lavalier microphone systems, you can easily get hands-free, no-strings-attached freedom without compromising on sound quality. Our selection includes top brands such as Audio-Technica, Saramonic, Sennheiser, Shure, and more!
FREQUENCY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: How do wireless microphones work?
A: Wireless microphone systems operate by using a battery-powered transmitter (for example, a handheld mic or a bodypack paired with a lavalier or headworn mic) to translate sound into an electronic signal, sending the signal over radio frequencies (RF) to a receiver, which then disperses the signal to a loudspeaker or other piece of gear that translates the signal back into sound.
Q: What do you need for a wireless microphone system?
A: The exact number and type of wireless components you need for your microphone setup will vary according to your application, but at its simplest, you’ll need one transmitter (the wireless microphone) and one receiver. If you’re hoping to use a lavalier or headset microphone, you’ll need a bodypack to connect the microphone to. Fortunately, Sound Productions carries comprehensive systems for Handheld, Headworn, and Lavalier wireless microphones to help you get all the components you need; just note the “In the Box” section that lists all the included components when browsing these products.
Need help deciding between headworn and lavalier options? Our article Go Hands-Free: Lavalier Vs. Headworn Microphones outlines the best applications for each option.
Q: How do you use a wireless microphone?
A: For a wireless transmitter to communicate with a receiver, they need to be on the same frequency. This is measured by the distance between the peaks of a radio wave: if there is a lot of distance between each wave, it’s a low frequency, whereas if the waves are more condensed together, there is a high frequency to the waves. As a rule, low frequencies can be transmitted a farther distance but tend to be weaker and more easily impeded by solid objects, while high frequencies can’t transmit as far but are stronger.
Q: How do you find the frequency for a wireless microphone?
- Power on your wireless receiver. Most receiver models provide an automatic scan feature that can be accessed by its own designated “Scan” button or easily accessed via a main menu on the front display or panel. The receiver will scan for available frequencies.
- Synchronize the receiver to your wireless transmitter to ensure they’re operating on the same frequency.
- You can manually adjust the frequency of your transmitter to match the information displayed on the front of your receiver.
- Alternatively, many wireless components boast a feature called Infrared Sync. Locate the infrared eye on both the transmitter and receiver, as well as the “Sync” button on the receiver. Hold the transmitter 4-6” away from the receiver and press “Sync” on the receiver.
- The receiver’s display should indicate when the process is complete—at which point you’re ready to go!
Q: Can I use more than one wireless microphone with a receiver?
A: If your wireless system uses more than one transmitter, you will need to coordinate frequencies. Each channel’s frequency must be sufficiently spaced apart to avoid interfering with each other’s signals. Higher-end wireless systems are more efficient and can pack separate channels tighter together, but you’ll still want to provide some margin, so the signals don’t bleed together and cause dropouts, noise, or other audio problems.
(When setting up larger systems of 10, 15, 20, or more wireless units, this process can be more complex. Call the experts at SoundPro if you have any questions about setting up a larger wireless system, or if you want to learn more about wireless audio.)
Q: What frequency is best for a wireless mic system?
A: Frequency types include VHG, UHF, 2.4GHz (Wi-Fi), and even Bluetooth. For most wireless microphone systems, UHF is the best choice due to its greater bandwidth, optimized reliability, pristine audio quality, and available frequency agility.
Q: What is the best wireless microphone for a church or other house of worship?
A: Handheld wireless mics are a great choice for a mic that is “passed around” amongst the congregation or to a guest singer or performer for one musical number. Wireless lavalier mics work well for speakers and presenters that face forward and don’t move around on stage, but headset mics are quickly becoming the new standard for worship applications where the freedom of wireless is key. Check out our article about Considering Wireless Mics for your Worship Facility for more information.
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