Most commonly used in live sound applications, a wireless microphone system allows performers and presenters to move freely about the stage without the restriction of a microphone cable. Learn more about the wireless microphone system below.

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How to Choose a Wireless Microphone System in the Philippines

A wireless microphone system offers undeniable advantages to artists, speakers, and large production sets. They get rid of unnecessary wire clutter, are easy to set up, and allow users to move freely while performing. Since its introduction, many innovations have given rise to powerful wireless microphone systems that rival and even surpass their wired counterparts.

Modern technology grants us with a wide array of choices that fit specific needs and situations. While an abundance of options makes for great flexibility, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed when shopping for the right gear. Here are some things to consider when choosing a wireless microphone system.

Analog vs. Digital Wireless Systems

Analog and digital wireless microphone systems have long been pitted against each other by audio enthusiasts and professionals. In terms of sound quality, it may be said that digital wireless microphone systems product better audio in general if you base it off of dynamic range and frequency.

Whereas analog systems need to compress and decompress audio signals before producing their output, digital systems operate without companding, thereby eliminating signal degradation. Modern analog systems, however, have improved their companding efficiency, closing the gap between audio quality with respect to signal degradation.

Diversity Circuitry

Diversity refers to a wireless microphone system’s ability to combat signal dropouts due to multipath — an effect of indirect waves reflected from the environment weakening the target signal below the receiver’s muting threshold. Wireless microphone systems equipped with this feature have two antennas at different locations to receive inputs from a single transmitter. Coupled with an automatic switching reception circuit, the antenna which receives the stronger signal is instantly selected to carry out operations.

True enough, not having to worry about audio loss or noisy reception are things you’d want to have no matter what sort of production you’re aiming to do. However, diversity wireless systems generally cost more than non-diversity microphones, putting a hurdle in what should be a straightforward decision.

If your budget can accommodate it, get a diversity wireless microphone system. It will no doubt outperform its rival non-diversity models and make your life a lot easier. You’ll get the most out of the gear if you intend to use it in places that have many obstructions that contribute to signal blocking and deflection. But if your budget is constrained, you can make do with non-diversity systems, especially if you’ll only be using your wireless microphone system in open locations, making signal dropouts due to multipath naturally less likely.

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