MIPRO MI-909 True Digital In Ear Wireless System

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Review Of MIPRO MI-909 In Ear Wireless System
by Mike Brunner – Lead Guitarist of RĪvul – Gonzales, Louisiana

“When trying to gauge value in any product I look at many areas, build quality, performance in real world situations and any shortcomings. Based on what I found, the MIPRO MI-909 is worth every penny. It outperformed every wireless IEM system I compared it to. To get into the same performance/reliability area of the MI-909, you’d have to spend 2 to three times the amount you’d spend on the MI-909. Even when looking at good quality floor monitors, for the price of two monitors, you could purchase the MI-909 and never have to lug a floor monitor around again or worry about smaller venues and placement of your monitors.
Simply put in my opinion, there’s nothing currently on the market that can touch the MI-909 system. It is absolutely my opinion that the MIPRO MI-909 is the best bang for the buck in the field of wireless IEM systems.”

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CINCINNATI, OH – Tri-State Audio-Visual Company installed MIPRO ACT 2400 Series wireless microphones inside the Queen City Metro Conference Center

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Queen City Metro Conference Center Thrives
with MIPRO ACT 2400 Series Wireless Mic System 2.4 GHz system utilizes 20 Channels

 

 

Cincinnati, OH – April 2017… Operated by the Southwest Ohio Regional Transportation Authority (SORTA), the Queen City Metro Conference Center serves as SORTA’s boardroom / meeting space. With seating for approximately 150 people, the facility recently underwent a sound reinforcement system upgrade to ensure better audio quality. A significant part of the new sound system includes 20 channels of 2.4 GHz wireless microphones—a surprisingly high channel count in that frequency band —all drawn from the MIPRO ACT 2400 Series catalog, which is distributed throughout North America by Avlex Corporation of Kansas City, MO.

Cincinnati-based Tri-State Audio-Visual Company, an AV design / build firm actively involved in the education, commercial, and government markets, was contracted to design and deploy the new sound system at the Queen City Metro Conference Center. Bruce Bock, the company’s president, handles both sales and system design for his company. After consulting with SORTA management to determine the requirements of the project, Bock deployed twenty channels of MIPRO wireless microphones—utilizing ACT-24TC 2.4GHz Digital Bodypack Transmitters and BC-100 Wireless Boundary Mics, used in conjunction with MM-202B gooseneck microphones on the transmitting side of the equation. On the receiving end, Bock and his team deployed five MIPRO ACT-2414A 2.4GHz Quad-Channel Receiver systems plus a MIPRO AT-24 2.4GHz Receiving Antenna placed above the room’s drop ceiling to aid with signal reception. He discussed the project.

“We were called to replace 12 existing wired gooseneck microphones,” Bock explained. “Originally, we were going to go use just the BC-100 boundary mics, but the facility’s HVAC system and the way it was configured made it really unfriendly to boundary mics. This forced us to re-evaluate the choice of equipment and, with help from the Avlex team, we came up with a solution that incorporated both the ACT-24TC 2.4GHz Digital Transmitters and BC-100 Wireless Boundary while adding the MIPRO MM-202B gooseneck mics.”

MIPRO’s BC-100 boundary mic is designed to house the ACT-24TC 2.4GHz Digital Bodypack Transmitter—thus creating a wireless boundary microphone. With the addition of the MIPRO MM-202B gooseneck microphone, the system transforms into a wireless gooseneck microphone system, making it an excellent choice for boardrooms, conference centers, schools, government facilities, houses of worship, and other installed sound applications. This is the solution that Bock and his team deployed at the Queen City Metro Conference Center.

“We installed the goosenecks and it all worked perfectly,” Bock reports. “After hearing and seeing how well the MIPRO equipment worked, the CEO then asked if we could add another 8 mics. I checked with Avlex and was told about the other available frequency sets that could be used. We took another receiver to the location, tried it and it worked perfectly. We were initially concerned about the high channel count and RF interference because the conference center is located across the street from the Federal Building, which has all sorts of wireless equipment in use. Even with all the RF frequencies in the immediate area, the 20 channels of MIPRO equipment performed beautifully—free from any interference at all!”

With the plethora of 2.4 GHz wireless technologies in use today, the possibility of RF interference is a common challenge when deploying wireless microphone equipment—particularly high channel density applications in metropolitan areas that must contend with routers, WAP’s, radio, shortwave, cell service, and a multitude of additional wireless technologies. Because of this, questions routinely arise during installation of wireless systems. Hence, quality customer and technical support services are crucial. In this regard, Bock rates Avlex’ support services best in class. “When we were asked to add the additional mics, I was concerned about the possibility of RF interference, so I contacted Todd White, our Avlex / MIPRO distributor. He, in turn, went to Fred Canning at Avlex who took the question to MIPRO engineering. They came back with the answers within 48 hours, telling us how to configure the various settings. I was very pleased with the way our concerns were addressed.”

The Queen City Metro Conference Center’s new sound system was installed during March 2018 and was placed into service immediately. Since that time, Bock reports his client is very pleased. “There was a major Board meeting recently that used all the microphones. Our customer called and said everything went perfectly. Everyone was pleased with the quality of the sound and the system’s ease of operation. I chose the MIPRO product because the customer was looking for a solution at a price point that wasn’t prohibitive. The acid test was the day we installed and turned everything on. The customer was in the room when we made all the mics hot for the first test. Everything worked—no interference, no crackle, and no buzz. The equipment just came on and worked flawlessly!”

To learn more about Tri-State Audio-Visual Company, visit the company’s website at www.tristateav.com.

MIPRO adds Dante® Options and Expands 8 Series Product Line with New ACT-848 Receivers

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ACT 7 and 8 Series gain audio networking feature in Dual and Quad variants

Kansas City, MO – November 2017… Avlex Corporation, the North American distributor of MIPRO products and the name audio professionals turn to for world-class wireless technology and microphones, is pleased to announce that Dante audio networking capability has been added to select MIPRO wireless products. This new feature is available on two ACT 7 Series wireless receivers as well as the dual channel variant of the company’s ACT 8 Series product line. Additionally, the MIPRO ACT 8 Series product line has been expanded with the introduction of the new ACT 848 Digital Wideband Encryption-Capable Quad Channel Receiver—available in both standard and Dante-equipped versions.

In the ACT 7 Series product line, the ACT-72 Dante Enabled UHF Dual-Channel Wideband Wireless Receiver and ACT-74 Dante Enabled UHF Quad-Channel Wideband Wireless Receiver join the existing 7 Series UHF wireless receiver systems. MIPRO’s ACT 7 Series are premium analog wireless systems that operate across 72 MHz of bandwidth and offer 2,881 selectable frequencies with presets that allow up to 48 channel simultaneous operation. The choice of either rechargeable or AA powered transmitters is available for these models.

The MIPRO ACT 8 Digital Series wireless systems now also offer customers a Dante capable version of the ACT-828 Dual Channel Receiver. Another addition to the MIPRO ACT 8 Series is the ACT-848 Digital Quad Channel Receiver, which is also available in a Dante version. In addition to the availability of Dante audio networking functionality, the ACT-848 Quad Channel Receivers are true digital wireless receivers offering Digital Diversity Receiving Technology with available 256-bit encryption. MIPRO’s Digital Diversity Receiving Technology utilizes two receivers in each wireless channel, each tied to its own antenna. Unlike competing wireless systems that use multiplexing between the A and B antennas, depending which one has the best overall average signal, the ACT 8 Series uses antenna summing, creating a mix of the best parts of both antennas in real time, which results in the most saturated signal available.

Like the ACT-828 dual channel wireless receivers, the ACT-848 operates across 64 MHz of bandwidth while offering 2,561 selectable frequencies. Both the Dante-equipped and standard ACT-8 Series systems offer 20 Hz ~ 20 kHz frequency response and a dynamic range > 115 dB. Both systems utilize a full-color vacuum fluorescent display for crystal clear visual feedback of the various system parameters. All 8 Series wireless systems feature rechargeable transmitters and smart charging cradles.

Fred Canning, National Sales Manager for Avlex Corporation, commented on the addition of Dante audio networking to the various MIPRO ACT Series products and the introduction of the ACT-848 receivers, “Dante has proven itself to be one of the most beneficial audio technologies of recent years, as it enables vast amounts of material to be transmitted over a single wire, thus eliminating the cable clutter so common to large venue audio projects. With the addition of Dante to the MIPRO ACT 7 and 8 Series receivers, audio professionals now have the choice of analog or true digital wireless systems that greatly minimize the number of cables feeding mixing consoles and other equipment. The new ACT-848 Dante-equipped receiver adds 4-channel capability to the 8 Series line, so audio pros now have a solid range of choices. I’m confident these Dante-equipped receivers will be well received.”

MSRP pricing for the Dante-equipped MIPRO ACT-72 Dual-Channel and ACT-74 Quad-Channel UHF wireless receiver systems is $900.00 and $1,520.00. MSRP for the MIPRO ACT-828 Dante Digital Encryption-Capable Dual Channel Wideband Wireless Receiver is $985. MSRP for the ACT-848 Dante Digital Wideband Encryption-Capable Quad Channel Receiver is $1,640.00. All products are available now.

 

TM58′s are here !

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The greatly anticipated Superlux TM58′s are here ! 

The TM58 is a dynamic vocal microphone at an exceptional value which provides the dependable performance needed for stage, recording, and installed sound environments. These are available to our dealers and contractors in single piece as well as case quantities and are individually packaged for re-sale just in time for the holidays ! 

MIPRO’s True Digital Wireless Continues to Impress

Having had the oppurtunity to travel arround the country and demo the new MIPRO ACT818 & ACT828 Digital Wirelss for several months now I continue to be impressed with it.  We have done a number of shootouts against the Shure ULXD and UHFR systems and have never had a negitave reaction.  I think it’s the best sounding wirelss on the market today.  The true condenser capsule in the ACT80H handheld sounds amazing.  It’s the same capsule that is in the premium analogue 7 Series wireless but it sounds better.  It’s the no companding and full signal response that makes the difference. 

MIPRO has allways been a very competive vendor price wise. The new digital is no exception.  It’s at a price point that is competive with old Shure ULX systems but is head and sholders ahead of the rest of the market.  If you have not heard it you should make a point to do so. 

MIPRO goes for a Swim

I travel the country a fair amount talking about the Avlex, Superlux and MIPRO brands.  I often find myself saying that Avlex is all about microphones, microphones, microphones… if you have an application for a microphone we probably have a solution.  That includes underwater microphones!

Kevin and I actually tested this last year in the warehouse.  We took a MIPRO MU55 lav (that capsule is in both the 4.5mm omni condenser MU55LX lavaliere and MU55HNX headworn mics) and a vase full of water.  With the mic live, we dunked it in the vase full of water and gave it a swim…
click here to see how that worked out: MIPRO goes for a Swim – VID

NAMM 2013

Here we go again.. off to the NAMM Show in Anaheim. It’s a love hate relationship but I am really excited about some of the new products we will be showing off there for the first time. I’m really jacked about the new broadband encryptable digital wireless and the new full 72MHz bandwidth transmitters for the 7 Series Wireless. Very cool feature sets with a very attractive price. We have new Avlex earset mics we will be showing and Superlux will be there introducing some new mics and headphones. Something for everyone. Stop by if your there we are right at the front right of the hall in booth 6810. See ya there. – Fred