step 1 of 3: choose your microphones

i The microphone is a transmitter, worn or held by the performer. They ‘transmit’ the microphone signal to the receiver.
Read our Radio Mic Guide

Option 1 – Beltpack with one of several different microphone types.

Radio Mic Hire - Sennheiser G3 300 Series Beltpack Transmitter

Sennheiser 300 Series G3 channel 38 Beltpack Transmitter

Stageline HSE150 headset mic (beige)

Stageline HSE150 headset mic (beige)

i Small and lightweight, these discrete headset microphones are ideal for stage musicals or theatre productions. Supplied in beige.
Sennheiser ME3 headset mic (black)

Sennheiser ME3 headset mic (black)

i Excellent audio quality and feedback rejection makes this microphone perfect for PA, theatre or gym use. Supplied in black.
Tape-to-Face mic (beige)

Tape-to-Face mic / head mic (beige)

i Taped to the temple or cheek with microporous tape, this microphone is suitable for PA, theatre or gym use. Makeup can be applied over the tape. Supplied in beige.
Tape-to-Face mic (black)

Tape-to-Face mic / head mic (black)

i Taped to the temple or cheek with microporous tape, this microphone is suitable for PA, theatre or gym use. Makeup can be applied over the tape. Supplied in black.
Sennheiser ME2 lapel (tie-clip) mic (black)

Sennheiser ME2 lapel (tie-clip) mic (black)

i A small and discrete lavalier (or ‘lapel’) omni-directional mic, which is also suitable for use with musical instruments. Note: being omni-directional, this mic will pick up sound in a full circle around the mic, and not just in the direction in which it is facing. Supplied in black.
Sennheiser ME4 lapel (tie-clip) mic (black)

Sennheiser ME4 lapel (tie-clip) mic (black)

i Slightly larger than the ME2, this uni-directional lavalier (or ‘lapel’) mic is excellent for use outdoors with the accompanying foam wind shield. Note: this mic highly directional. Supplied in black.

Option 2 – Handheld Microphone

Radio Mic Hire - Sennheiser G3 300 Series Beltpack Transmitter

Sennheiser G3 Series Handheld wireless Transmitter

i The Sennheiser EW345 G3 Channel 38 cardioid Handheld Transmitter is popular for use with PA systems, theatre or broadcast.

Price per system (transmitter and receiver):

i A system comprises one wireless microphone, one transmitter, one receiver, fresh batteries & our licence to operate the mics.

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step 2 of 3: choose your receivers

i As the name suggests, a receiver ‘receives’ the microphone signal from the transmitter, and connects to your mixer, camera or recorder.
Read our Radio Mic Guide
Sennheiser G3 300 Series Mains Receiver

Sennheiser G3 300 Series
Mains Receiver

i For use in fixed locations where 13a mains power is available, suitable for stage and exhibition work. Supplied with an XLR lead.
Sennheiser G3 300 Series Mains Receiver

Sennheiser G3 100 Series
Battery Receiver with Camera Clip

i For use on location or where 13a mains power is not available, suitable for filming. Supplied with XLR and 3.5mm jack output.

Price per system (transmitter and receiver):

i A system comprises one wireless microphone, one transmitter, one receiver, fresh batteries & our licence to operate the mics.

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step 3 of 3: choose optional radio mic hire extras

UHF Passive Directional Antenna

Sennheiser A 2003 - UHF Passive Directional Antenna

Sennheiser A 2003 – UHF Passive Directional Antenna

i One pair is required per rack of receivers. Advisable when there is a large distance between the stage and the receivers.

Transmitter Body Belt

Sennheiser Transmitter Body Belt

Sennheiser Transmitter Radio Mic Body Belt

i Elasticated belt with velcro fastener and pouches to hold beltpack microphone transmitters.

AA Batteries

40m 8/4 Multicore / Stage Snake with XLR Connectors

10-Pack of High-Performance Alkaline AA Batteries

i We recommend using alkaline batteries to get the best performance from your radio mics. We supply each transmitter with two new AA batteries at the start of your hire.

40m Multicore Cable

40m 8/4 Multicore / Stage Snake with XLR Connectors

40m 8/4 Multicore Cable with XLR Connectors

i 8/4 means 8 male-to-female XLRs in one direction (sends) and 4 male-to-female XLRs in the opposite direction (returns). Ideal for use with equipment over long distances.

15m Multicore Cable

15m 8/0 Multicore / Stage Snake with XLR Connectors

15m 8/0
Multicore
Cable with
XLR
Connectors

i 8/0 means 8 male-to-female XLRs in one direction (sends) only. This 15m multicore cable is ideal for use with microphones and other equipment being used over long distances.

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Frequently Asked Questions


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Do I need a licence for wireless mic systems?

Yes, you need a licence to use our wireless microphones. We’ll supply a paper copy of this with your equipment.

How long do the batteries last? Are they included?

Battery life is typically around 8 hours. We’ll supply the first set of batteries with every radio mic hire.

Who do you hire to?

We hire to the whole of the UK. Our radio mic hire clients include:

Many hundreds of schools, colleges and universitites. In addition we have hired to British Airways Clubs, John Lewis, House of Fraser, Stagecoach Theatre Arts, Fortnum & Mason, The White Company, Fever-Tree, Royal United Services Institute, Roedean School and Absolute Radio.

Can I use rechargeable batteries with radio mics?

We recommend against using rechargeable batteries as they can die suddenly and without warning. A good quality alkali battery is best. Both the transmitters and receivers have battery level indicators for the transmitter. This means the systems will give you plenty of warning if the batteries are running low.

What’s the range of radio mics?

In open air and with a direct line of sight, the range is up to 100m. With people and buildings in the way, the range reduces.

If you’re worried about range problems, you should consider using external antennas to boost the distance over which you can use the mics.

Are they easy to set up?

Yes they are. We set them up in advance for you. Read our Radio Mic Guide here.

Which type of microphone is best?

It all depends on what you are using them for. Handheld mics are best for singing. If you’re performing a stage show, you should probably use a headset.

We recommend lapel (or lavalier) mics for conferences. If you call us, we can advise.

Do I need external antennae?

Although the range in open air is up to 100m, objects can block the signal. The chance of problems also increases if you’re using lots of mics. We recommend using external antennas if you’re using more than 12 systems or if there is a distance of more than 20 metres between the performers and the mic receivers.

When will the microphones be delivered and collected?

Our couriers work Monday to Friday only. Your equipment will be delivered on the working day before and collected on the working day after between 9am and 4pm. Unfortunately we can’t give more accurate times.

However if you provide us with your mobile number you should receive a text with a 2 hour time window on the morning of delivery.

How many radio mics can I use together at one?

Really tricky questions. Let’s keep is simple and say that 12 is safe. Once you go over this number, you’ll need to consider buying in extra licences and perhaps using paddle antennas. Talk to us first. Our record is 36 systems simultaneously.

How do I set up the frequencies?

Unfortunately it’s not as simple as spacing the frequencies evenly across the dial. We set frequencies up in advance and recommend not touching them without speaking to us first.

Read more here.

Do I need a separate receiver for each system?

Yes you do. Each receiver comes with one XLR cable. You should ensure that you have one spare XLR input for each radio mic channel on your mixing desk or PA system.

Are cables included?

Yes, we supply an XLR cable with each system. Battery-powered receivers also come with a 3.5mm output cable.

Will you come and set up the equipment up for us?

In certain circumstances, we can provide a technician. Contact us for details. However we are a “dry hire” company, meaning we usually supply the equipment by courier and leave you to set it up.

We send you a simple guide for how to do this and provide 24 hour telephone support.

How do pay for my booking?

We take payment by BACS or with a card online or over the phone. We accept all cards, except American Express. For certain customers, we offer 30 day payment terms (with a purchase order).

When do I need to book?

It’s always best to book as soon as possible. We don’t hold equipment based on quotations and get very busy near the end of school terms.

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