Radio Microphone

The term radio microphone is usually something of a misnomer because in most cases the microphone itself is a conventional device. It is simply fed into a miniature transmitter/receiver system.

The advantage of the radio microphone is that a performer can move freely over a relatively large area without the hindrance of trailing cables.

There are two drawbacks to radio microphones. One is their relatively high cost and the second is that they are inevitably less reliable than a conventional microphone cable. With modern electronics the reliability is normally good, but care has to be taken to avoid areas in the studio where pick-up is poor because of radio blackout or interference. In the VHF band used by most devices there ...

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