I was using this Shure SVX288 wireless microphone system at an event a few days ago and I must say that I was very impressed with its performance. very clear and crisp vocals and excellent from a distance of almost 30 meters. Unlike the single Shure wireless system I covered some time ago, this is a bigger unit with two microphones instead of one. I already have two AKG WMS 40 mics and they operate on one battery instead of two like these Shure wireless microphone systems. The good thing about these Shure wireless microphone systems is that they have XLR sockets on their receivers, unlike the 1/4″ TRS phone jacks on the AKGs. Here is a close-up of the rear of the unit:
As you can see, there is an XLR jack for balanced and a 1/4 phone jack for unbalanced. Looks pretty good. I might get it. Maybe in the future but for now, the AKG will have to do! They have served me well and I am very happy with them
I used this microphone the other day at an event on New Year’s Eve. I was quite amazed at the sound of it and as you know, when you pay for Shure quality, you get awesome quality. I should know because I have always trusted Shure microphones, especially their legendary SM58 microphones. I liked this but the only bugbear about it was the fact that the transmitter in the wireless microphone used two AA batteries and they did not last very long. If I do get something like this, I may have to go the rechargeable route or spend a fortune on batteries. I had batteries running out on me twice in the night and it sure as hell was not funny. My AKG WMS 40 Mini can go for hours on a single alkaline AA battery, and it is cheaper too! In any case, here are the specs of this wireless microphone and receiver:
- Frequency response tailored for vocals, with brightened midrange and bass Uniform cardioid pickup pattern isolates the main sound source and minimizes background noise
- Pneumatic shock-mount system cuts down handling noise
- Effective, built-in spherical wind and pop filter
- Supplied with break-resistant stand adapter which rotates 180 degrees
- Legendary Shure quality, ruggedness and reliability
- Cardioid (unidirectional) dynamic
- Frequency response: 50 to 15,000 Hz
- Automatic Transmitter Setup
- Backlit LCD with timeout feature
As for the receiver:
- Automatic Frequency Selection
- Automatic Transmitter Setup
- 960 Selectable frequencies across 24 MHz bandwidth
- Detachable 1/4 wave antennas
- Microprocessor-controlled diversity
- RF presence LED
- 5-segment audio meter
- Multi-function, backlit LCD
- Low battery indicator
- Frequency and power lockout
- Rugged metal chassis
- Volume control on rear of unit
- 1/2 rack design
- Furnished rack hardware
- Non-slip bumpers for use out of rack
- XLR and 1/4″ outputs
I will say one thing and that is the receiver gives me the option of using either an unbalanced 1/4″ phone jack or a balanced XLR output. My AKG only has a balanced 1/4″ TRS phone jack as the output but it works out very well and I have no complaints at all. Oh well. Maybe in the future, when my AKGs die out on me, I may make the move for this.
I came upon this fairly recently and I am pretty surprised about this because when I did a lookup on the Internet about this particular model from Electro-Voice, I found nothing! So I suppose that this is like the EV Klub series that I came upon some time ago that was equally mysterious. From what I can see in the picture, it is a dual wireless microphone receiver. I suppose that it is pretty inexpensive but this is the thing: I do not know if it is really made by Electro-Voice or if it is a rip-off. It is very hard to tell nowadays as the copies that can be found nowadays are pretty good. But interesting it is indeed.
I bought my second AKG WMS 40 Mini wireless microphone yesterday. The reason I bought it is because there are events where the customers say that they want two wireless microphones instead of just one. Also, if any of my wireless mics are giving issues, I would have a spare handy. In any case, the shop where I bought the first one from was having a sale. I bought the second one for about $35 cheaper than the first one. I have used this AKG microphone for quite a few times and I am very happy with the sound, quality and portability of this very excellent wireless microphone.
It is very simple to do actually…setting a network up that is. All you need is an internet connection from your provider and hooking it up to your router. After that, hook it up to a switch and distribute it to all the computers in the office via a switch or if you want, wireless. I recommend switches with cables because it is more secure. Anyone, if they have half-a-mind, can sniff out your wireless password and get into your network and if they are hackers, they can steal your information and do other terrible things besides. This picture was taken at a customer’s place, in the office where they work. It is a very simple setup and they are very pleased with their connection because it is fast. the wireless router there is for those who go to a meeting room and there are no LAN points in the meeting room. The router is set up as a wireless access point with WPA encryption. I might do something like this to my office when it s fully set up…
I had the chance to use this last week at a friend’s wedding and I was surprised as the receiver had two short antenna instead of the usual telescopic ones f the past. A true diversity receiver, it sounded very clear everywhere and the Shure PG-58 capsule always provide the great Shure sound. The thing is, given the proliferation of stuff on the market nowadays, we hardly hear about the good stuff and this Shure slipped right under my nose. At about $400, this is a good system to get and pretty inexpensive too!
I notice that this is not made for the US market but rather for the Asian market as I could not find it listed on the main Shure site. No matter. Great sound will always prevail with a Shure microphone, a brand I have been using for more than 20 years.
I was using this SMC wireless bridge for many years. It has helped me in many situations. Once, it was used as a wireless extender for my Fujitsu laptop that did not have embedded wireless. At one time in my workplace, it was used as a Wireless Access Point to test the network. It was truly worth the price paid for it. And you know what? SMC really makes products that last because this thing is still functioning! They certainly do not make them like they used to!