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This seems like a high quality wireless. Metal case, lots of frequencies to choose from. Tons of options and features on the transmitter and the receiver. Small transmitter, high quality. Seems people like this better than the Shure PGX14.

Any comments on this? I'm wanting to do an upgrade to my wireless and I think this might be the one.

It's about $50 (or so) more than the Shure.
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Hi, Frank!
In order to pipe in on whether or not we thinks it's a suitable upgrade, we'll need to know what you're currently using.
Cheers from Toronto!
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I'm using the AudioTechnica Freeway 600.
http://www.moogaudio.com/store/proddetail.php?prod=tec098


with the following mikrophone
http://www.sweetwater.com/store/search.php?s=At892clm3th


I have liked it but am seeking a an upgrade.

I already bought a mic which I like a lot..
http://www.providerseries.com psm1

and am now looking to upgrade the wireless portion.
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Frank,

I have a Shure PGX14 system with a headset mic and a Sennheiser EW152 system (1st general Evolution series.) I like the sound of the Shure headset mic better than the Sennheiser headset but the Sennheiser body pack and receiver are built like a tank while the PGX14 is lightweight and plastic.

I use the Shure more often because it has the better sounding mic, has the auto frequency scanning feature and uses AA batteries for the body pack. The generation 2 Evolution wireless systems have many of the same features, including the frequency scanning and the use of AA batteries for the body pack.

If you're going to use your own mic, I would go with the Sennheiser. I'm sure you're looking at the generation (G2) since the original series is long gone. The Sennheiser is definitely worth the extra $50. (Shure makes a comparably built system but it's a lot higher than the Sennheiser.)

Michael
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Thanks Michael. . . as usual.
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Hi, Frank!
Both the Shure PGX and the Sennheiser Evolution are very good for the price. The Sennheiser is metal, and I like that. On the other hand, using the Shure receiver to "scan" for an available frequency, and then programming its beltpack to match is SOOOOO easy! Both are good, and I would recommend nothing else in this price range.
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Frank:

I use the Sennheiser Evolutuon Series receiver and recommend it highly.

Doug
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Thanks for all your input guys!
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Well it arrived today. I will play with it tonight just for fun.
Even though I have a microphone I bought the version that came with a cardioid Madonna type mic. The cost difference was minimally more. I figure that I might be able to use the Madonna mic in a venue with horrible acoustics where feedback is almost unavoidable otherwise.

Ok. I'm off to go plug it in.
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On 2007-11-10 01:41, Frank Starsini wrote:
Even though I have a microphone I bought the version that came with a cardioid Madonna type mic. The cost difference was minimally more. I figure that I might be able to use the Madonna mic in a venue with horrible acoustics where feedback is almost unavoidable otherwise.

I think that's a very wise choice, Frank. Your ability to make that mic loud enough will be massively increased when compared to a lav or a tiny headset.
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Well, I hooked it up and attached it to my tiny 15W Crate Taxi.

I didn't use my tiny earset mic yet but just plugged in the cardiod mic that came with it.

Stunning quality is all I can say. Right out of the box, turned both units on and the sound was crystal clear and much louder than what I'm used to. You're right Dan. I barely turned it up at all and it was loud.
I may use this mic for my outdoor busking shows all the time. And I'm guessing more often than that.

I could not get the mic to feed-back until I basically stuck my head right in front of the speaker cabinet.

So you know, the list price for all this is about $800. You can get it any time you want just about anywhere for $499. ($449 without the cardiod microphone).

Now you see why I opted to spend the extra $50.

Eba* had a couple for sale that were returns but guaranteed to work and still with a 2 year warranty for $369 as a "Buy it Now". SOLD!!!

These are very high quality units and are metal on the belt pack and the receiver.
They seem very well made. VERY!
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