This video review by DeeJay Scharton from dslrfilmnoob takes a looks at the new Saramonic UwMic10 UHF wireless microphone system.
It used to be difficult finding a low priced decent quality wireless microphone system. For years prices started at close to a $1000, however in the past 2-3 years more and more relatively inexpensive options such as the RØDELink Digital Wireless Audio System.
Saramonic, a Chinese manufacturer of sound equipment has decided to release a system that will try to compete with both the pricing and the quality of some of the existing entry-level systems (at least those worth mentioning like the RØDELink).
All in all Scharton seemed to be really positive coming from his test of the UwMic10 – the unit has a decent sound, good build quality and generally functioned well. The most interesting feature if you asked us – you can connect two transmitters to a single receiver (so you can record two sources with just a single receiver – pretty cool and something even the great Sennheiser AVX Wireless Microphone System that we reviewed here can’t do).
Here are some specs for the Saramonic UwMic10 UHF wireless microphone system:
- Channels: 96 channels
- Groups: A and B groups
- Oscillator Type: PLL synthesizer
- Output: 3.5mm mini jack
- Antenna: 1/4″ wire antenna
- Audio Output Level: -60 dBV
- Headphone Output Level: 30mW (16 ohm)
- Frequency Range: 614 MHz – 696 MHz
- Sensitivity: -95 dBm
- Signal to Noise Ratio: 70 dB or more
- Voice Delay: 12 ms
- Reference Deviation: +/- 5 kHz
- Frequency Response: 40 Hz to 18 kHz (+/- 3dB)
- Distortion: 0.5% or less
- Weight: 218.7g (without batteries)
- Battery: 2 AA size batteries
- Dimensions: 170.9 x 63.m x 30.0 mm
- Price: $270 on Amazon.
Here is a bonus review this time of a less expensive ($90) SR-WM4C by Saramonic – this time by the basic filmmaker and a comparison to the RØDE Link
You can check out more of Scharton’s videos which focus mostly on audio and video here on LensVid, if you are looking for videos on sound recording for video productions check out this link which covers both equipment and techniques here on LensVid.