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  • Is there such thing as a good quality lav transmitter that records locally?

    Posted by D’Arcy Hamilton on January 31, 2023 at 1:53 pm

    Hi, I’ve been filming with prosumer lavs for about ten years now, and would just like to have (and pay) for a good quality and reliable wireless lav that I can plug into my XLR inputs and not have to worry about any hissing or popping. (Ive been using Sennheiser G2 and G3 kits for all too long, and they always give me an issue at some point in the day)
    One option I’ve thought about is a system that records locally on the transmitter before sending it to the receiver. But I haven’t found anything thats on a professional level.
    There’s the Rode Wireless Go2, but they have issues with blowing out when in loud spaces, and dont use XLR.

    A few years ago I purchased Sennheisers AVX MKE2 lav kit. Its great! Apparently it chooses the best frequency on the fly, works in the 1.9ghz range, and I’ve never had it pop out on me once. However, if you place the mic under 6 inches from the person’s mouth it suffers from distortion, no matter what gain level it’s set at.
    Here’s an example video from another forum on Creative Cow:

    So back to the original question. Is there such thing as a reliable and professional wireless lav kit that can be plugged into an XLR?
    One more detail is that I dont want to have one that relies on using a phone with it.

    Any suggestions would be great.



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    Ty Ford replied 1 year, 3 months ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • Ty Ford

    January 31, 2023 at 8:41 pm

    Hello D’Arcy and welcome to the Cow Audio Forum. Yes, Zaxcom wireless lavs record and record and transmit at the same time.

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