Category: wireless microphones

Alkaline Batteries Dead? Don’t Count Out Duracell Just Yet

Duracell is known for making the best alkaline batteries in the world, but new and more reliable rechargeables have made inroads into alkaline sales.  Does that mean that the Coppertop is on its way out? Not according to Interbrand, the

Worried About Loss Of Wireless Spectrum? Congressman Rush Has Your Back

The continued dilution of available spectrum for wireless mics is being elevated from the FCC to Congress, thanks to Congressman Bobby Rus (D-IL). Congressman Ross, who represents the district that is the home of wireless mic giant Shure (Niles, IL)

“Did You Change The Batteries?”

That’s the first thing any singer, minister, ceo or broadcaster is going to ask the sound person when there is a wireless mic failure.  Wireless mics are much more reliable than they were just a few years ago, but they

FCC Considering Grabbing More Wireless Mic Spectrum-Here We Go Again

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When I picked up yesteday’s New York Times and turned to the business section, I thought I time traveled back to 2010. The lead story was titled “U.S. May Sell Airwaves That Help Broadway Sing.” I thought that that was

Wireless Mic Sales Rebound After FCC Confusion Subsides

One of the unexpected consequences of the restricting of the 700 mHZ broadcast spectrum for wireless microphones was a slowing in the sales of new mics for the first time in at least ten years. An anticipated rush to replace

Network News “Phones It In”

I recently got a cell phone that can operate over a 4G network, and I am certainly impressed at the speed at which these wireless networks transmit data.  The phone lets me share the signal with up to five devices,

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A Digital Microphone. Really?

A recent trade journal article caught my eye with this headline: Future mics need to be more digital and more controllable. The article goes on to point out the obvious, that sound is inherently analog, involving the moving of air

Drum Riser Too Crowded? Try Bending The Microphone!

Microphones come and microphones go, but the standard Shure SM57 has been the sound man’s choice for snare drum miking for over  40 years.  Regardless of how many high end mics you might find on a concert or studio drum

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Is Your Church Breaking the Law?

It seems that churches are being turned into lawbreakers by the FCC It is certainly not news that churches, technically at least, are legally required to have licenses for their wireless mics. At this time of year when so many

Need a Wireless Mic? Don’t Join the “700” Club

Even though the FCC ruling regarding outlawing certain types of wireless micshas been in effect for awhile, there are lots of unscrupulous vendors still selling equipment designed to 0perate in the restricted 700 MHz (698 MHz to 806 MHz). There was still