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Topic: Gemini UF1264H Headset Microphone
Message: Posted by: Alan Munro (Sep 8, 2007 07:45PM)
I stumbled across this Gemini wireless headset and wondered if anyone has experience with this brand. It would be even better if someone had this model of mike and could tell me whether it's worth getting. Any thoughts on features?

http://www.brilliant-electronics.com/wireless_microphones_gemini_uf1264h.htm
Message: Posted by: Stevethomas (Sep 8, 2007 08:24PM)
I can tell you this...I spent 21 years in radio, and one of the only wireless mic systems we ever had that was lower-end price with NO PROBLEMS with interference was a Gemini. So much so that the wireless system I used to use was a Gemini. Started as a lavalier, and then I went to the headset. This one's better than the one I used, but that brand is pretty nice!

Steve
Message: Posted by: Eldon (Sep 8, 2007 08:39PM)
I don't own one but I have used them several times at gigs were sound was provided for me. They seem to work.
Message: Posted by: Alan Munro (Sep 9, 2007 04:23AM)
That was quick! LOL

Thanks for the responses...keep 'em coming.
Message: Posted by: CesaralM (Oct 23, 2007 01:24PM)
You can have a look at "Cesaral Interference Detector" in http://www.cesaral.com.

It is a tool to detect different kinds of interferences that could have very bad consequences for your radio controlled devices or sound systems.

I hope it helps!

Cesar Alonso (Cesaral Magic)
Message: Posted by: Alan Munro (Oct 23, 2007 02:03PM)
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On 2007-10-23 14:24, CesaralM wrote:
You can have a look at "Cesaral Interference Detector" in http://www.cesaral.com.

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I tried the link, several times, but just couldn't get it to work. Is the site just down, temporarily?
Message: Posted by: RicHeka (Oct 23, 2007 07:21PM)
http://www.cesaral.com

Common mistake when entering links is putting a period at the end.
Message: Posted by: Dan McLean Jr aka, Magic Roadie (Oct 23, 2007 10:51PM)
[quote]
On 2007-10-23 14:24, CesaralM wrote:
You can have a look at "Cesaral Interference Detector" in http://www.cesaral.com.

It is a tool to detect different kinds of interferences that could have very bad consequences for your radio controlled devices or sound systems.

I hope it helps!

Cesar Alonso (Cesaral Magic)
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The frequencies that the Caseral Interference Detector is capable of detecting are not frequencies used by wireless mics ... at least not any wireless mics I've seen. Even if it [b]DID[/b] detect frequencies in the range of wireless mics, it detects only three frequencies, whereas there are [b]THOUSANDS[/b] of frequencies on which a wireless mic can function. Even if it [b]COULD[/b] search every wireless mic frequency, and even if it could detect interference, simply detecting an active frequency is of little value, because simply avoiding a duplicate frequency may not be enough to avoid interference[/b] cause by interaction with that frequency.

I certainly do not mean to dis the device, because it may do a good job at what it's designed for ... I don't know. However, it is designed to aid in the use of remote-controlled devices, not to aid in the use of wireless mics.

Cheers from Toronto!
Message: Posted by: CesaralM (Oct 24, 2007 08:35AM)
You can have a look at:

http://www.s-vip.com/eng/sm/sj_006dgw.php

Many frequency inhibitors work in a broad spectrum range and can ruin a performance if used. I know many cases...

If from that broad spectrum tree standard frecuencies are bein ocupied, then you can be facing a frequency inhibitor.

Cesar Alonso (Cesaral Magic)
Message: Posted by: Alan Munro (Nov 13, 2007 09:12AM)
Getting back to the topic....I just ordered the mike and will be writing about it, next month, after I've used it several times in performances.
Message: Posted by: mghia (Nov 20, 2007 11:34AM)
Yes do keep us posted.
Too me the boom on the headset looks very bulky and one does not know how large the mic head is with that windscreen removed.
It has more of an 80s/telemarketing type look. Good price if it works but still if the mic is bulky/clunky it would turn me off since it would be a distraction.
Message: Posted by: Alan Munro (Nov 23, 2007 11:43AM)
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On 2007-11-20 12:34, mghia wrote:
Yes do keep us posted.
Too me the boom on the headset looks very bulky and one does not know how large the mic head is with that windscreen removed.
It has more of an 80s/telemarketing type look. Good price if it works but still if the mic is bulky/clunky it would turn me off since it would be a distraction.
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The headset is a typical headset, not a Countryman type of mike by any means. I perform in rooms where it can be difficult to get distance from the speaker, so a uni-directional mike is a must. I want it to sound great. I've used a Countryman, when the client supplies the sound and it sometimes shifts, resulting in it not picking up my voice as it should. I've never had a problem, yet, with a larger headset shifting - it stays put. I haven't used it enough to comment much, but so far it performs well.

The windscreen can be removed for those indoor shows. The element is 3/8" in diameter. If you want to change the headset, it is detachable. Just replace it with a headset with a mini-XLR plug.
Message: Posted by: Dan McLean Jr aka, Magic Roadie (Nov 23, 2007 05:15PM)
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If you want to change the headset, it is detachable. Just replace it with a headset with a mini-XLR plug.
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Hi, Alan!
Just be aware that, although different brands or wireless use what you're calling the "mini XLR" connector, those different brands usually do not use the same wiring standard, so a mic that plugs into a your Gemini may not work properly with Shure, Anchor, Beyer, E/V, HME, Lightspeed, MiPro, Peavey, Sabine, Telex, TOA, or Vega beltpacks, even though they use the same connector. More brands use a connector that may LOOK the same, but actually have 3 or 5 pins instead of 4.

Anyway, CHEERS!
Message: Posted by: disneywld (Nov 25, 2007 10:38AM)
I use a Countryman E-6 with an AT wireless set. I never have had a problem with it - especially with feedback. I can stand very close to a speaker and not have any feedback sound. The mike is somewhat fragile, so be careful when you remove and store it. I use a bit of makeup tape to secure the mike behind the ear and at the base of my neck.