Microphones have evolved over the years and one of the most important innovations is the change from the traditional microphones with the physical cable to the wireless ones.
[toc] The wireless microphone is also known as the radio microphone as it comes with a small battery-powered radio transmitter which is used to send audio signal via radio waves to a nearby receiver unit.
This type of microphone is typically used in the entertainment industry, TV broadcasting and public speaking. Basically, the concept of the wireless microphone is to enable public speakers, performers and entertainers move freely while using the device.
In this post, we will be looking at the different wireless microphone brands and the prices of their different models. Generally, models differ in several ways. For instance, basic wireless models operate on a single fixed frequency while the more advanced models operate on a user selected frequency which prevents any form of interference when using the device.
Additionally, there are wireless microphones that use infrared light; they are usually low cost. These microphones require a direct line of sight between the microphone and the receiver. On the other hand, the more expensive microphone doesn’t require that the receiver is on the same line of sight with the mic.</p
Wireless Microphone Prices in Zambia
Now, let’s take a look at the different microphone brands and their prices. We’ll be looking at the most popular brands which have been highlighted below:
Yamaha Microphones & Prices in Zambia (Wireless)
Yamaha has been in the sound system for over 40 years and the brand has been known to produce top notch microphones. Their wireless options include the handheld, lavalier and headset types. Some of the best selling models include
- Yamaha YM 288
This model cost between KW5900 and KW9000. It is a professional VHF wireless microphone system. It is more advanced when compared to the older model, the Yamaha YM-188.
The YM 288 comes with two wireless VHF handheld microphones and a VHF receiver.
- Yamaha GM 7000
This model cost ZMW25,000. It is a professional UHF quality microphone and it provides a wireless range of 100meters.
- Yamaha VHF DX288
This wireless microphone cost KW17400. The device is premium quality and is quite durable.
- Yamaha DM-50S and 70S
The Yamaha 50s and 70S series cost between KW2000 and KW4000
Shure Microphones & Prices in Zambia (Wireless)
Shure microphones are world renowned microphones especially when it comes to performance. The most popular one is the SLX series. The brand is wireless mic is designed for teaching, radio and TV broadcasting. The Shure SLX series cost between KW20000 and KW150000 depending on the model.
You can get a Shure wireless microphone for as low as ZMW19000. Below is a list of the prices of the different models of Shure.
- PG4 | ZMW19,800 – ZMW25,000
- ULX Series | ZMW48,000 – ZMW55,000
- PGX242 | ZMW32,900 – ZMW35,000
- PGX242 | ZMW40,000
The PGX and ULX series are one of the most expensive Shure models. They are high quality microphones with two set of microphones and 200 metres foot range Also, they are easy to set up and use.
Sennheiser Microphones & Prices in Zambia (Wireless)
The Sennheiser wireless microphone is a wireless all-in-one system for music, theatre and public speaking. The mic combines easy handling with reliable transmission and professional live sound.
One of the most expensive models is the Sennheiser SKM 9300 Wireless Microphone | ZMW290,000. This model is premium quality and also very durable.
Other less expensive models include:
- Sennheiser Pro Wireless Microphone | ZMW 38,000 – ZMW 42,000
- Sennheiser EW900 Double Wireless Microphone | ZMW28,000 – ZMW 33,000
- Sennheiser SKM-95 | ZMW18,500 – ZMW30,000 – ZMW 32,000
- Sennheiser – S – 777 Wireless Microphone | ZMW17,000 – ZMW26,000
- Sennheiser UHF Wireless Microphone System – EW-400 | ZMW 18,000 – ZMW 20,000
Overall, choosing the right microphone for your specific needs is dependen on a couple of factor and we’ve explained these factors as we wrap up this post.
This is one of the most important factors when selecting your ideal microphone. As expected, there are low end microphones costing thousands of naira as well as high end brand that cost hundreds of thousands.
However, the more money you invest the higher the quality of your microphone. Also, the cost of your mic depends on the component of the package. For example, there are standalone microphones that don’t come with a receiver. You can choose this option if you already have a compatible transmitter.
On the other hand, you can buy the complete package which includes the single-unit wireless mic, transmitter and receiver. This package may also include multiple speakers or even one or more extra microphones.
This is another important factor when choosing the right wireless microhpone for your needs. There are three major types of wireless microphones
This is the traditional microphone that typically involves a dynamic microphone with a transmitter built-in to the mic itself. This type of mic is quite versatile and can be used in stage performances, speeches, karaoke, and other types of public performance.
This is composed of a microphone mechanism that is supported by your head with the microphone flexible for adjustment near your head. The headset mic is similar to the traditional computer headset.
Otherwise known as the lav microphones, this is a tiny mic that is hooked up to a slim and non-intrusive wire that connects either using a clip on your shirt or another, creative means to attempting to be hidden.
This type of microphone is used especially in speeches for those that don’t want to use the handheld microphone or headset mic. However, the lav isn’t suitable for music performances on stage because the size and quality isn’t optimal for actual lyrics or instrument, as the music will interfere with the pickup.
Also, there is the analog microphone as well as the digital type. Usually, the digital microphones cost more than the analog; however the analog type is better suited for smaller environments.
So that’s it, you can make your choice from the list provided and you can start enjoying your mic.