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steven-gibson
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Are there any wireless speakers that work? I want to have small wireless speakers that can be concealed in the audience for a specific effect. Everything I've tried has a lot of feedback (Radio shack RCA). Thanks
Dan McLean Jr aka, Magic Roadie
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Hi, Steve!
Wireless and feedback are unrelated. Feedback has to do with the relationship between the mic(s) and the speaker(s). All the "wireless" part does is replace the "wire".

There's no speaker that eliminates, or dramatically reduces, feedback. You'll have to deal with feedback from these speakers in the same way as with your main speakers.
Be mindful of speaker placement, speaker loudness, mic position relative to your mouth, mic position relative to the speakers, and so on. For much more info, check out my Web site (see my signature). Nothing's for sale there: It's just free, correct info.

Good luck!

By the way, Steve, if you can give us more specifics of what it is you're trying to do, and exactly what the problems are, we may be able to chime in with some specific ideas.
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Thank you Dan.

I am working on the finale of a dark seance. It will be performed in a Diner Theater setting with an audience of only 30 persons. The show is portable and needs to be set up in different venues. The medium sits at a small table in front of the room, audience sits theater style in two rows. I want to hide a small speaker in the rear of the room to use in the blackout (finale). It can be small as a computer speaker, wireless would allow ease of placement and add to simplicity of preshow setup.

Sound effects are supplied via remotely controlled digital recorded chips. They are amplified through a high quality boom bow with sub woofer. No mics are needed because of the intimate setting. Again, thanks for your input.
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Hi

I'm not sure I fully understand how your trying to achieve your effect but I think this might be the info you are looking for. I'm guessing your using a wireless mic to send sound to a speaker and that is how you are getting feedback. If this is the case, instead of a mic you can get a wireless transmitter for a music instrument and send your audio signal directly from your audio source (CD player/MP3 player) to your speaker cutting out the mic and the feedback.

This link will take you to shure's website where you will see a low end solution from shure. It still may be pricey compared to Radio Shack standards but it is worth the investment. http://www.shure.com/ProAudio/Products/W......_content

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Steve,

It sounds to me like what you need is a small speaker, with an MP3 player connected directly to it. Then you'd hit a remote to trigger the sounds. This way you get rid of any feedback problems because there's no microphone involved with that speaker.

You could use one of the remote music options discussed on this forum, or there are a bunch of solutions to this available in the haunted house industry. These are usually used when people walk past some creepy-looking box...they break a light beam or step on a switch under a mat and BOO! A bunch of things are triggered, sound effects as well skeletons popping up, etc.

It depends on what you want to accomplish. Here are some websites for the Halloween industry that you can get some ideas from (note that there's a lot of DIY stuff here.)

http://www.cowlacious.com/
http://www.scary-terry.com/

And if you get ambitious, this page has tons of links to stuff. Some of it may be useful to your seance show in other ways.
http://www.halloweenmonsterlist.info/
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Hi Jeff,

I was formerly co-owner of The Haunted Graveyard at Lake Componce and are very familiar with you suggestions. Its good to hear from a fellow haunter. The digital recorders I was referring to were purchased from Cowlacious! Small world, huh. The problem I am having is wiring the room before shows. I am currently running a wire to my speaker and it is often difficult to hide the wire, as it runs into the seating area. that's why I want a wireless speaker. I am not using mics at all, the speaker plays a recorded message. The speaker is placed in the audience because at the finale, a ghost is present. It is way spookier if the ghost is with the sitters and is not coming from the sound system that has been used during the show. I really appreciate everyones suggestions.
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Ah, then this is all pretty easy for you. I suggest you set up your speaker and digital playback device as one unit, with a wireless remote. I found this RF transmitter and receiver set, completely assembled, for $29.95:

http://www.electronickits.com/remote_control/rf2.htm

Depending on which sound board you have, this should be able to trigger it. The current boards on the Cowlacious site now looks like they should work with it.

Then you should be able to make a box that has the speaker, digital sound player, receiver, and batteries that you can just set down where you need to.
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Good idea Jeff. The switch I am using to activate the sound FX make a loud click when activated (looks like a car remote). It will need to be well insulated to dround out the click. I already have the thing built as a two piece, so the speaker can be 20 feet from the click sound. But that brings me back to the wire I want to get rid of. Nothing is easy, is it.

Thanks for the suggestions
Steve
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Steve,

Capture you audio and convert it to MP3

Do a search for an IPOD soundsystem with RF remote control.

I have seen small speakers with an IPOD dock, the units run on batteries and can be controlled with a RF remote.

Check this small example:

http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/reviews......or-ipod/

Also search around
http://www.ilounge.com

G0THIKE
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Gothike,

I LOVE that idea. Thanks, I'm working on it right now!

Steve
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