Your Fellow Countryman
Tech-geek speakers who want the
ultimate cool onstage presence will
love the Countryman E6 Omni Earset
Mic. Practically invisible to live audiences, this headset captures sources
clearly with excellent rejection of
ambient noise, and it is incredibly
comfortable to wear. Pricing based on
options selected. Countryman.com.
Get Vocal Save cash without compromising quality when you opt for the VHF- 3300 Dual Rechargeable Handheld Wireless Microphone System from VocoPro. While not in use, set micro- phones in the charging port on top of the receiver. The set features Squelch Circuitry to eliminate background noise, individual volume controls, LED indicators to monitor signal strength, and a range of up to 150 feet. $160. ZZounds.com.
Sounds Good to Me Say goodbye to those backbreaking floor wedges when you dis- cover the 150-Watt Behringer Eurolive B205D, an ultra-compact
PA speaker with amazing sound quality. Featuring revolutionary amplifier technology, a
3-channel mixer, two mic
preamps with phantom
power, dedicated stereo
input and more, Eurolive
delivers high power and
tremendous functional-ity at a great price. $150.
Shure or UnShure?
When onstage, a hands-free lavalier
microphone provides freedom of mobility. The SLX14/93 Lavalier Wireless
System from Shure features WL93 Series
subminiature microphones, a SLX1
bodypack transmitter, and a SLX4 diversity receiver. In addition to serving as
backup, the second wireless mic is a great
way to perform Q&A with your audience
without the hassle of cables. Pricing based
on options selected. Shure.com.
Like the Behringer Eurolive, the GoSpeak Pro Speakers are extremely portable and
pack an impressive list of features, but at a slightly higher price point. These 13 x 9 inch
flat panel NXT® technology speakers slide into your laptop bag with ease and provide
uniform volume throughout a room with up to 200 people. Plug them into a regular
microphone, CD player, laptop, or other sound source. $280. Amazon.com.
A veteran speechwriter and executive communications specialist, Ian Griffin helps CEOs and senior managers develop strategic messaging and content for presentations to audiences worldwide. He is past-president of the Northern California Chapter and an active member of Toastmasters. Griffin has spent more than 20 years working with mainstream Silicon Valley companies such as
Cisco, Hewlett-Packard and Sun Microsystems. He blogs at http://www.exec-comms.com/blog.