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Samson UM1 Portable Wireless Lavalier Microphone System

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Product Highlights
  • Frequency N4- 644.750 MHz
  • LM10 Lavalier
  • CT7 Bodypack Transmitter
  • UM1 UHF Camera Mount Receiver
  • 9V Battery Operation
  • Mini-XLR Output
  • XLR & 1/8" Mini Output Cables

The Samson Micro / AirLine UM1 Wireless Lavalier Microphone System features the LM10 lavalier microphone, CT7 body-pack transmitter, and UM1 portable true-diversity UHF receiver. The system is an ideal solution for all sorts of video professionals and operates on the less-cluttered 800MHz bandwidth.

The LM10 lavalier is easily concealed and clips onto shirts, and ideal for vocal or speech capturing. The CT7 is powered up to 14 hours on a single 9V battery. The portable, camera-mountable UM1 receiver also operates on a 9V battery and features a mini-XLR output connector, diversity reception, headphone output with level control, specially tuned antennas, and a DC input for power with an external power supply (not included).

Super-compact 9V battery-operated Micro-Receiver (2.63" wide x 4.21" high x 0.91" deep)
Unbalanced output with level switch
DC input for external powering
Variable Squelch control and Power switch (internal)
Available in handheld, lavalier and headset systems with a wide range of Samson and other mic elements
Locking balanced mini-XLR output with level switch
Supplied XLR to mini-XLR cable
Headphone output with level control
Specially tuned, molded antennas
Special carry case included
RF Frequency Range N4- 644.750 MHz
Samson UM1 Portable Wireless Lavalier Microphone System
  • UM1 UHF Diversity Receiver
  • CT7 Bodypack Transmitter
  • LM10 Lavalier Microphone
  • Windscreen and Clip
  • XLR to mini-XLR Cable
  • 1/8" (3.5mm) to mini-XLR Cable
  • Carrying Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    SamsonUM1 Portable Wireless Lavalier Microphone System
     
    3.6

    (based on 16 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    69%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (9)
    • Easy to use (8)
    • Versatile (7)
    • Compact (6)
    • Good audio (5)

    Cons

    • Limited functions (3)
    • Poor sound quality (3)

    Best Uses

    • Outdoor events / games (6)
    • Professional recording (6)
    • Amateur recording (5)
    • Performances (4)
    • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (11)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    MANUFACTURER'S SETTING WRONG!!

    ATTENTION!!!! Before you decide to return this:For those of you who experienced a nasty HISS is simply because the idiots from Samson ship the Receiver set to the GAIN all the way...Read complete review

    ATTENTION!!!! Before you decide to return this:For those of you who experienced a nasty HISS is simply because the idiots from Samson ship the Receiver set to the GAIN all the way to the highest.This switch is located on RIGHT side of the Receiver (the one with two antennas that attaches to your camcorder). Just like they did to my old and now illegal and can't use Samson Micro 32, the UM-1 Comes also factory set to -10 and MUST be set to -30. That will be the end of your hiss. Then (if necessary)on the TRANSMITTER turn the volume down using the supplied screwdriver. Next set you camcorder's volume to the middle. Next, as you speak on the LAV, gradually turn up the transmitter's volume until your Audio Meter on your camera's LCD reads near Zero, just below 12DB. Your system is set.I used to have the old Samson Micro 32 and it sounded beautiful. When i received my new UM-1 I was like: What is this horrible hiss??! I spent 3 hours messing with the controls (the ones you control with the mini screwdriver) and the hiss got better but not satisfactory. Then, when I was about to give up and return this, I remembered to check that GAIN switch and BAM! PROBLEM SOLVED and I can now use this with my Sony at same time giving me decent audio from my UM-1 reasonably quiet. To improve sound, you might want to try a more expensive LAV such as the Audio-Technica AT831B - Cardioid Lavalier Condenser Microphone also sold here at B&H and this one came shipped with my Micro 32 in 2006. Excellent Mic.My main Lavaliere system is a $1,500.00 Sony UWP Series. I bought this UM-1 for 2 reasons:1- I want to use my expensive Audio Technica LAV that came with my Micro 32. Now I have 2 Lavs that I can use with the Samson UM-1 PLUS the one that came with it and boy, is that tiny? If it were a white cable, you can probably even put this on a bride (if she doesn't slap you in the face)2- I would NEVER put my $1,500.00 Sony system on anyone that I can't stop and interrupt in case it falls especially a Priest who will drag my radio on the floor and step on my LAV and nothing I can do until the ceremony is over... That's why they make a Samson UM-1 LOL!

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Buy the azden AZ310LT instead. Period!

    I came to realize that this is not a good unit for me. 1 single channel, had to use the lav that came with my Micro 32 as the lav that comes with this...Read complete review

    I came to realize that this is not a good unit for me. 1 single channel, had to use the lav that came with my Micro 32 as the lav that comes with this unit is junk and I heard occasional dropouts. I used to have a Samson micro 32 for 5 years and I never had to buy another system until the FCC came up with the 700Mhz notice back in 2009.Anyway...I bought a $1500 Sony UWP series that I'm very happy with it. Well for that price it better be good!If you are on a BUDGET or need 2 or more good systems without spending $4,500.00, I juuuuust exchanged my UM-1 for an Azden AZ310LT and I tell you what...I SHOT 2 WEDDINGS (FRIDAY AND SAT.) WITH THIS UNIT (AZDEN AZ310LT) AND IT BLEW BE AWAY MAN! The groom was all the way back somewhere very far, THROUGH WALLS 2 floors below the santuary in the basement while I was in position at the isle and THERE WERE NO HISSES, INTERFERENCE WHATSOEVER!!! I HONESTLY CANNOT TELL THE DIFFERENCE FROM MY SONY UWP-V6!For only $130 difference? For infinite happiness... Buy the AZ310LT without hesitation. The battery also lasted the ENTIRE day! The mic that came with it sounds a s good as the Sony.For those uneducated users...Before you complain about sound...One thing you all have to learn is that there are many different types of lavaliere microphones. The ones [...] from Sony and Azden are OMINI DIRECTIONAL mics DESIGNED to pick up everything in the room which is excellent for a wedding ceremony picking up bride + groom + priest capturing all 3 equally. If you want a lav mic that does NOT capture sound all over more directional you want a UNIDIRECTIONAL lav.

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    5.0

    Good quality sound

    By Dave

    from Texas

    Comments about Samson UM1 Portable Wireless Lavalier Microphone System:

    No freq mixing and good sound. Quality of mic equipment has gone done in the past years, but still works good. Just have to be gentle with the wiring.

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    3.0

    So far, so good

    By equalsides

    from Manalapan, NJ

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Samson UM1 Portable Wireless Lavalier Microphone System:

    So far, so good

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    2.0

    Not Good

    By Starchild

    from New York

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Limited Functions
    • Poor Sound Quality

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events

    Comments about Samson UM1 Portable Wireless Lavalier Microphone System:

    The hiss is almost impossible to alleviate. Lowering the gain will help some but it will lower the sensativity and doing so makes the vocals crack and pop. The sound will be great if that hiss was not present. You probably get around it if you were in a loud enviroment but if you are doing an interview in quiet place, it will be terrible. I sent my back, so be warned.

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    4.0

    Great product

    By Vinicius Biz

    from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Durable
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Samson UM1 Portable Wireless Lavalier Microphone System:

      Quality and cost benefits are the best things in this product.

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      5.0

      It works fine

      By rideswithchuck

      from downers grove illinois

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Excellent value
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Interviews
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Samson UM1 Portable Wireless Lavalier Microphone System:

        I do a lot of interviews. The lapel mic is the only way for one person to get good audio. You will probably need to adjust the levels for your system.

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        4.0

        Capable system worth consideration

        By worldrevisited

        from DFW - TX

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Mobile DJ

          Comments about Samson UM1 Portable Wireless Lavalier Microphone System:

          The system seems powerful. We've not used it long enough to measure battery usage, but so far we haven't had any problems. The range has been more than adequate and there are several adjustments to tweek the settings. A headset mic is hard to find as Samson seems to have discontinued many of their available models. The system is definitely worth consideration.

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          1.0

          Not too happy with It…

          By Chris

          from Wellington, FL

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Poor Sound Quality

            Best Uses

            • Cheap Looking

            Comments about Samson UM1 Portable Wireless Lavalier Microphone System:

            I bought the M1 Portable Wireless Lavalier Microphone System to use with my Canon 7D camera. I thought the receiver looked kind of cheap when I received it [the belt pack looks fine], but looks can be deceiving and I absolutely love my Samson Concert 77 system, so I started following the directions eagerly. Unfortunately, the end result no matter how I configure the system is a background hiss when recording. I did purchase a cable adapter – recommended by B&H – to connect the receiver to the camera, but that does not help either. Maybe it's just me and my limited knowledge of sound equipment, but for the purpose I purchased the system for, video recording, it has been a disappointment. I should add that the belt pack works perfectly with my concert 77 receiver, and the system works fine when connected to my laptop via an Andrea USB Adapter Sound card. As of right now I have not called in for technical support, so maybe these problems will be resolved? I hope so.

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            2.0

            Buy the azden AZ310LT instead. Period!

            By AVP

            from Easton PA

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Samson UM1 Portable Wireless Lavalier Microphone System:

                  I came to realize that this is not a good unit for me. 1 single channel, had to use the lav that came with my Micro 32 as the lav that comes with this unit is junk and I heard occasional dropouts. I used to have a Samson micro 32 for 5 years and I never had to buy another system until the FCC came up with the 700Mhz notice back in 2009.Anyway...I bought a $1500 Sony UWP series that I'm very happy with it. Well for that price it better be good!If you are on a BUDGET or need 2 or more good systems without spending $4,500.00, I juuuuust exchanged my UM-1 for an Azden AZ310LT and I tell you what...I SHOT 2 WEDDINGS (FRIDAY AND SAT.) WITH THIS UNIT (AZDEN AZ310LT) AND IT BLEW BE AWAY MAN! The groom was all the way back somewhere very far, THROUGH WALLS 2 floors below the santuary in the basement while I was in position at the isle and THERE WERE NO HISSES, INTERFERENCE WHATSOEVER!!! I HONESTLY CANNOT TELL THE DIFFERENCE FROM MY SONY UWP-V6!For only $130 difference? For infinite happiness... Buy the AZ310LT without hesitation. The battery also lasted the ENTIRE day! The mic that came with it sounds a s good as the Sony.For those uneducated users...Before you complain about sound...One thing you all have to learn is that there are many different types of lavaliere microphones. The ones [...] from Sony and Azden are OMINI DIRECTIONAL mics DESIGNED to pick up everything in the room which is excellent for a wedding ceremony picking up bride + groom + priest capturing all 3 equally. If you want a lav mic that does NOT capture sound all over more directional you want a UNIDIRECTIONAL lav.

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                  1.0

                  Meh

                  By dorseymedia

                  from Orlando, FL

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Poor Sound Quality
                  • Unreliable

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Events

                  Comments about Samson UM1 Portable Wireless Lavalier Microphone System:

                  Horrible noise floor. Had drop outs on day one, but that's really not the problem. It's the horrible hiss. I set the gain low and the transmitter on negative 30db and it still was horrible. Not sure if it was the mic or the system, but it's unusable for my purposes. Selling it on asap.

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                  4.0

                  Great Unit For The Price

                  By GWHvideo

                  from Portsmouth,RI

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Events
                    • Home Studio
                    • Mobile DJ
                    • Performances
                    • Professional Recording

                    Comments about Samson UM1 Portable Wireless Lavalier Microphone System:

                    The UM1(4)works well. You will have to adjust it for
                    optimum performance on you're system. For the price I can't complain, add a little EQ and noise reduction in post and you're good to go.
                    Have extra batteries on hand!

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                    4.0

                    Not A Bad Unit

                    By GWHVideo

                    from Portsmouth,RI

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Amateur Recording
                      • Events
                      • Home Studio
                      • Mobile DJ
                      • Performances
                      • Professional Recording

                      Comments about Samson UM1 Portable Wireless Lavalier Microphone System:

                      The UM1 works well for the price. You will have to make you own adjustments for optimum quality. Add a little EQ and maybe a little noise reduction in post and you're good to go!

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                      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      MANUFACTURER'S SETTING WRONG!!

                      By AVP

                      from Easton PA

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Cheap and reasaonable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • 1 channel
                      • Limited Functions
                      • Wrong setting by factory

                      Best Uses

                      • For me Back up LAV
                      • Weddings

                      Comments about Samson UM1 Portable Wireless Lavalier Microphone System:

                      ATTENTION!!!! Before you decide to return this:For those of you who experienced a nasty HISS is simply because the idiots from Samson ship the Receiver set to the GAIN all the way to the highest.This switch is located on RIGHT side of the Receiver (the one with two antennas that attaches to your camcorder). Just like they did to my old and now illegal and can't use Samson Micro 32, the UM-1 Comes also factory set to -10 and MUST be set to -30. That will be the end of your hiss. Then (if necessary)on the TRANSMITTER turn the volume down using the supplied screwdriver. Next set you camcorder's volume to the middle. Next, as you speak on the LAV, gradually turn up the transmitter's volume until your Audio Meter on your camera's LCD reads near Zero, just below 12DB. Your system is set.I used to have the old Samson Micro 32 and it sounded beautiful. When i received my new UM-1 I was like: What is this horrible hiss??! I spent 3 hours messing with the controls (the ones you control with the mini screwdriver) and the hiss got better but not satisfactory. Then, when I was about to give up and return this, I remembered to check that GAIN switch and BAM! PROBLEM SOLVED and I can now use this with my Sony at same time giving me decent audio from my UM-1 reasonably quiet. To improve sound, you might want to try a more expensive LAV such as the Audio-Technica AT831B - Cardioid Lavalier Condenser Microphone also sold here at B&H and this one came shipped with my Micro 32 in 2006. Excellent Mic.My main Lavaliere system is a $1,500.00 Sony UWP Series. I bought this UM-1 for 2 reasons:1- I want to use my expensive Audio Technica LAV that came with my Micro 32. Now I have 2 Lavs that I can use with the Samson UM-1 PLUS the one that came with it and boy, is that tiny? If it were a white cable, you can probably even put this on a bride (if she doesn't slap you in the face)2- I would NEVER put my $1,500.00 Sony system on anyone that I can't stop and interrupt in case it falls especially a Priest who will drag my radio on the floor and step on my LAV and nothing I can do until the ceremony is over... That's why they make a Samson UM-1 LOL!

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                      5.0

                      Quality and Great Value

                      By Ken

                      from Winston-Salem, NC

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Clear Sound
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                      • None so far

                      Best Uses

                      • Performances
                      • Professional Recording

                      Comments about Samson UM1 Portable Wireless Lavalier Microphone System:

                      I use this mic on a freelance basis from interviews to on camera presentations to how to videos. It works and sounds excellent. I had bought a cheaper mic and returned it for this mic. Really worth the upgrade. Money well spent.

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                      4.0

                      A good product

                      By Payo Project

                      from MEXICO

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact

                      Cons

                      • Limited Functions

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Studio

                      Comments about Samson UM1 Portable Wireless Lavalier Microphone System:

                      I use it in a production of TV and it really works fine

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Works OK

                      By Dan Conklin

                      from Porto Velho, Brazil

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Clear Sound
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Background hiss

                      Best Uses

                      • Events

                      Comments about Samson UM1 Portable Wireless Lavalier Microphone System:

                      I experienced a little background hiss, but was able to find a sweet spot in the adjustments to minimize it. After processing in editing it sounds pretty good. Having portable true diversity is a big plus when shooting outdoors. I never experienced a dropout, and the range is acceptable.

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                      5.0

                      Samson is Good

                      By jeb

                      from Florida

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Clear Sound
                      • Compact
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Events
                        • Mobile DJ
                        • Professional Recording

                        Comments about Samson UM1 Portable Wireless Lavalier Microphone System:

                        Been using Samson products professionally for decades, always good quality and support. Highly recommedded

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