This is my review for the 20-Channel UHF Wireless Lavalier Lapel Microphone System with Bodypack Transmitter, Mini XLR Female Lapel Mic and Portable Receiver (K037). By Fifine. An FBA item @ £34.99 as on 26/07/2017
The goods arrived in a cardboard box. Within was the retail packaging, most of which was Recyclable.
So, what do we get?
A Mini XLR lapel mic with clip. A 20 (selectable) channel UHF transmitter. A Wireless receiver with a 6.3mm connection jack. 2 x AA + 2 x AAA Batteries and a set of instructions.
Let’s look at the Specifications
– Sensitivity: -44±2dB RL=680Ω Vs=1.5V (1KHz 0dB=1V/Pa)
– Directivity: Unidirectional
– Impedance: 1-1.9KΩ
– Frequency Response: 50Hz-16KHz
– S/N Ratio: More than 58dB
– Frequency: 672.5-684.5 MHz
– S/N Ratio: More than 58dB
– Frequency Response: 40Hz-15KHz
-Frequency: 672.5-684.5 MHz
-Radio Frequency Power: 10dBM/10MV
-On-off Control: Physical Switch
About the Product
The Microphone is a quality Mini XLR Lavalier (or Lav) Lapel Microphone, with a cable tenth of apron 100cm. While the Mic is clipped to a Tie, shirt or blouse close under the chin area. The cable is easily concealed within clothing and connected to the transmitter you have placed either in your pocket or clipped to the back of your trousers or skirt.
The Transmitter takes 2 x AA batteries these are fitted under the flip down front cover. (Make sure when fitting the batteries that you observe the polarity – you may damage the equipment if you fit them incorrectly). The unit switches on with the button in the top. The LCD window displays the current broadcast frequency in MHz. This can be changed by pressing the front button 3 times in quick succession, the frequency will increase by 0.6MHz each time this is performed. After a little while the LCD’s screen illumination will turn off to save power. When the screen starts to flash, this is warning you of Low Battery power, you should change them as soon as possible.
The Receiver takes 2 x AAA batteries which are installed under a slide out panel. (Make sure when fitting the batteries that you observe the polarity – you may damage the equipment if you fit them incorrectly). Move the switch on the side to the on position. If you have switched on the transmitter first, then the LED with start Red and turn Green as soon as a connection is established. Extend the silver capped aerial to strengthen the signal quality and reach. The system should be good for a distance of around 65 feet (20 meters). The 6.3mm jack it then connected to an Amplifier, Sound System or Mixing Desk. The sound can then be produced through the Speakers.
How was it to use?
I found it really easy actually. Because of not having an Amp myself, i used the Fifine UHF Wireless Microphone Systems, The (K036)’s Mini Mixer with the extra microphone input as a pre amp, this was then connected to my Hi-Fi system (Which consists of the Marantz MCR-610 paired with Monitor Audio Bronze BX2’s and a Wharfedale Diamond SW150 Subwoofer). The sound produced was great, i was well impressed. So much so, i’m thinking of getting another.
This is once again an impressive piece of kit from Fifine. It’s obviously only a budget system, but for the price it performs above and beyond what i expected from it. So finally, can i recommend it, Hell Yes with the full 5*’s