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  • Wireless PA Suggestions

    Posted by Rich Kutnick on July 2, 2021 at 9:31 pm

    <font size=”+1″><font face=”Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif”>The Master Homeowners Association in my development needs a good
    wireless PA system (2 wireless handheld mics, wireless receiver
    to accommodate both mics at once, 2 speakers, amp) and are
    looking for suggestions. At our meeting last week they borrowed
    a sole </font></font><font size=”+1″><font face=”Helvetica,
    Arial, sans-serif”>hard-wired handheld </font></font><font size=”+1″><font face=”Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif”>mic connected
    to the speakers ( evidently, just a cheap PA system owned by the
    catering venue) and it was a disaster–no one could hear a
    thing! While I am familiar with wireless mics that we
    videographers use, I have no experience with wireless PA
    systems. The HOA president has asked me for several suggestions,
    so I now am asking you for recommendations. I told the president
    that a decent system probably could be purchased for between 1K
    and 2K. Any thoughts, suggestions, recommendations, advice?</font></font>

    Rich Kutnick replied 2 years, 5 months ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Ty Ford

    July 3, 2021 at 3:29 pm

    Hello Rich and welcome to the Cow Audio Forum!
    Without knowing a lot more about your specific venue, making recommendations is fraught with peril. How big is the space? How many people were there?
    You said no one could hear anything. LITERALLY?
    Even good, basic PA audio is not plug and play (as you have experienced).

    Can you please be more specific and also post without all of the formatting cha-cha-cha?


    Ty Ford

    Cow Audio Forum Leader

  • Rich Kutnick

    July 3, 2021 at 7:46 pm

    Sorry, the formatting probably was caused by cutting and pasting what I had posted on Facebook.

    The room size and venue may vary, but my experience was at a caterer and the charis were set up in an area about the size of a large dance floor. I estimate around 75-100 chairs were set up.

    We were able to hear voices, but the PA volume not only was VERY low but a lot of the words were garbled. One of my colleagues did suggest a Peavey Escort 6000 Plug-and-Play setup (amp & speakers), but he did not follow through with my questions about the wireless mics/receivers. I looked the latter up and from what I saw/read the Peavy web site did not go in to detail about what the wireless mic/receiver kits included.

    Peavey was just one suggestion, but the prices were right (about a grand for the PA/speakers and a bit under $400 for what looks like a dual-input diversity receiver with one wireless handheld/1 lav/body pack.

    So given this info, do you have any suggestions other than Peavey?

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