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Prodipe TT1 – Lanen UHF wireless microphone

There are many places that have a budget when it comes to buying wireless microphones. Trust me, I know. Many of them do not want to get good quality and often settle for China-made ones that sound really terrible. Most of these people that want budget wireless mics are the karaoke lounges. But is it possible to get good quality on the cheap. Actually, yes there is.

Introducing the Prodipe TT1 – Lanen UHF wireless microphone. The picture above shows the receiver. One thing I like about it, besides the price of course (try $200) is the fact that it is tiny, and has 16 UHF channels. See that dip-switch on the right? That is the channel matrix. Looks like they are also taking a leaf out of AKG’s WMS 40 Mini with what looks like a balanced TRS 1/4″ phone jack. There is nothing to say that it is a balanced output. I have scoured the Internet to look for confirmation of it but I have not had much luck. The website has some specifications though and here they are:

  • Power supply: AC100~240V/ 45-60Hz
  • External: 16~20V
  • Power Consumption: 5W
  • S/N Ratio: >90dB
  • Ratio P/N or F/N: >80dB
  • Receiving sensitivity: 5dBu (SINAD=20dB)

That is about what is available as far as the receiver is concerned. Now on we go with the transmitter, or as the handheld is referred to:

This is the handheld microphone. Notice that the little stem below looks reminiscent of the Sennheiser wireless mics. Apparently, these transmitters are powered with 2 AA cells. Specifications, again provided by the website are:

  • Transmitter power: 10mW
  • Maximum deviation: ±50KHz
  • High harmony: superior at 40dB
  • Battery voltage: AA1.5V×2
  • Battery life: 6h
  • Power Switch Noise: Provide with perfect switch noise deducted circuit

Does not looks to shabby on paper but for the money, you do get what you pay for I suppose. $200 cannot be beat. As far as the whole unit is concerned, these are the specifications:

  • Frequency range: UHF 742-758MHz
  • Channel: 16
  • Frequency stabilisation: <±30ppm
  • Dynamic Range: >90dB
  • Total Harmonic Distortion: <0.5%
  • Frequency Response: 50Hz~15KHz ±3dB
  • Cover range: 50 M

Not too bad. Something to bear in mind. It seems that the owner of this company, Ludovic Lanen said:

My decision to use the TT1 cartridge in a UHF mic was to make sure that everyone could have access to a superb sounding UHF mic, an incredibly balanced sound restitution and sixteen selectable frequencies for optimum frequency no matter the location and/or simultaneous use of the mic several times over.

I worked incredibly hard to balance the timbre and remove modulation noise. This noise affects a lot of mics and makes them unsuited for professional use.

What is modulation noise? It’s air that superimposes itself on your voice when you sing or when you speak. The TT1-UHF is ideal for professional use.

I’m one of those sound engineers who doesn’t compromise on quality and I respect this profession so much that I would never put my name to something if it didn’t live up to my standards.

Pretty cool if I do say so myself.

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