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Jim Toscano
Samson UM1
on May 12, 2010 at 7:45:30 pm

I bought this wireless lav system from B&H when I bought my HMC 150. It seems to have a lot of static. It sounds bad to me.

Im wondering if its just what you get $200 or if there is something wrong with it or something that im not adjusting correctly?

Anyone have any insight?


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Noah Kadner
Re: Samson UM1
on May 12, 2010 at 8:02:36 pm

Have you read the instructions regarding minimizing interference? Shouldn't be unusable. Then again a high quality wireless mic can be $500+.
Noah

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Guy McLoughlin
Re: Samson UM1
on May 13, 2010 at 9:12:35 pm

My very first wireless mic system was a Samson UM1, and I hated it. The audio quality that I was hoping for was never there.

Several years later I switched to a Sennheiser G2 system with a TRAM 50 lav, and was finally able to get really good audio.

I know it's a cliche, but you definitely get what you pay for.


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Jim Toscano
Re: Samson UM1
on May 13, 2010 at 9:36:00 pm

How much was the system that you were happy with? Any info or links to a good system?


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Guy McLoughlin
Re: Samson UM1
on May 25, 2010 at 6:38:59 pm

The Sennheiser G2 / G3 EW100 system costs about $600, and then you will want to add a good quality lav mic to it.

My favorite general purpose lav is the TRAM 50, which has good sound, and does not pick up much room noise. The TRAM 50 kit for Sennheiser costs about $250.

Yes, $850 is not cheap, but it's definitely worth it for the quality of sound it captures.


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