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Samson Concert 88 Handheld Wireless Microphone System

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Product Highlights
  • 542 to 566 MHz Band
  • 300-Foot Operating Range
  • True Diversity Dual-Antenna Design
  • Link Transmitter with Infrared
  • Up to 16 Simultaneous Systems on 2 Bands
  • Tone Key and Auto Mute Eliminate Noise
  • Includes Handheld Microphone Transmitter
  • Includes Rack Mount Kit

The Samson Concert 88 Handheld Wireless Microphone System is designed for live sound reinforcement applications wherein the vocalist, MC, or lecturer wants to be free to move around and sing or speak wirelessly. The system consists of a half-rack UHF receiver and one UHF handheld microphone transmitter. The receiver features a true diversity dual-antenna design whereby internal signal processing switches to the antenna that is receiving a stronger signal. This helps to prevent drop-outs and maintain a more accurate transmission. The unit includes a tone key and an auto-mute function to eliminate noise if the receiver ever looses the signal.

For controls, the receiver features a power button, volume knob, select button, a 7-segment channel indicator LED, as well as audio, ready, peak, and IR indicator lights. Up to 16 of these systems may operate simultaneously on two frequency bands from a maximum operating range of 300 feet.

The CH88 handheld transmitter with Q6 Professional Dynamic Microphone element is synced with the receiver via infrared. It can operate for up to eight hours on two AA batteries. For controls, it features an on and off/mute switch. This version operates on the 542 to 566 MHz frequency band.

True Diversity Reception
Switches between two antennas depending on whichever one is receiving the stronger signal to minimize dropouts in audio
Infrared Link
Connects the wireless receiver to the wireless transmitter
The receiver features both XLR and 1/4" outputs
Operating Range 300' (91.4 m)
Frequency Band D: 542 to 566 MHz
Frequency Response 50 to 15,000 Hz
THD < 1% at AF 1,000 Hz, RF 46 dBu
Dynamic Range > 100 dB A-weighted
Signal / Noise > 90 dB
Operating Temperature 14 to 140 ° F (-10 to 60 ° C)
Tone Key 32,768 kHz
Handheld Transmitter
Microphone Element Q6 Dynamic
Input Gain 28 dB
RF Power 10 mW EIRP
Sync System Infrared
Power Requirement Two AA (LR6) alkaline batteries
Battery Life 8 hours
Dimensions (Diam. x H) 2.10 x 10.23" (54.00 x 260.00 mm)
Weight 0.48 lb (218 g)
Type UHF
Audio Output Level Unbalanced: +14 dBu
Balanced: +9 dBu
Audio Output Impedance Unbalanced: 810 Ω
Balanced: 240 Ω:
Sensitivity -100 dBm / 30 dB sinad
Image Rejection > 50 dB
Operating Voltage 15 VDC 200 mA
Dimensions (L x W x H) 8.25 x 4.9 x 1.75" (210 x 125 x 44 mm)
Weight 0.85 lb (3.88 kg)
Samson Concert 88 Handheld Wireless Microphone System
  • UHF Receiver
  • Dynamic Microphone Transmitter
  • Rack Mount Kit
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty

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    SamsonConcert 88 Handheld Wireless Microphone System

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    Very good mike!

    By PJBeee

    from NYC

    Verified Reviewer



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          Comments about Samson Concert 88 Handheld Wireless Microphone System:

          These work just fine. Have used them in Manhattan for PA use in panel discussions and the like with no problems. This is notable because of all the RF in the air here. I now have 5 of these units, including 4 lavaliers and 1 handheld. They have all worked fine right out of the box.

          I have not used them at their "full" maximum spec. range of 300ft, but 75ft has been no problem, even through one wall.

          Some have commented that their construction seems flimsy, but in my experience they are built well enough, especially considering their performance at a fraction of the price of other brands. I have seen several "wedding bands" that use these units (handheld models) exclusively.

          The fact that these are "frequency agile" is a big plus, as you can mix mikes and base units within their band (units are fixed to either "C" or "D" band in the US), and choose from 16 channels per band.

          NOTE: (Comment applies to handheld unit, lavaliers DO come with clothing-clip)... These units do NOT include a clip to mount the mike on a stand, so make sure to get one separately if you need one.

          Biggest complaint, by far, is that the foam windscreen (on the lavalier model) is easy to lose, so maybe get some extras - they can be found cheaply enough - or find a way to fix the windscreen to the mike.

          BTW the replacement plug-in mikes are quite inexpensive, and I've used these quite successfully to replace mikes on Shure SLX body packs.

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