New York, NY (April 26, 2005)–Singer, songwriter, and motivational speaker Jana Stanfield recently performed at New York City’s Carnegie Hall, opening for guitarist/comic Mike Rayburn. Both entertainers have different styles and ways of reaching the audience, but they had at least one thing in common–they both always travel with and use dual Lectrosonics UR100 and UM100 UHF belt-pack receiver/transmitter wireless systems.
Stanfield made the switch to Lectrosonics with the encouragement of Bill Johnson, owner of Bill Johnson’s Western Connection in Phoenix, AZ. For 20 years, Johnson has marketed and sold the Lectrosonics line to the motivational speaker market. “I heard from Bill and other speakers that Lectrosonics was the best, and I bought the systems from him,” Stanfield explained. “I use a flesh-colored Countryman ISOMAX Stealth earset microphone with a wireless pack for my voice and a wireless pack for my guitar, which I wear on my guitar strap.”
Rayburn, who was encouraged to purchase the same Lectrosonics wireless systems by Stanfield, noted, “It’s hard to get something that sounds good and is small enough to travel with. I’m in a different place each night, so it has to be durable. It’s reliable, sounds great, and I’ve never had anything to go wrong with my transmitters and I’ve had them for three years.”
According to Stanfield, “If I’m going to the other side of the world to perform, I can only take two bags. One is my Calton guitar case, which I check on an international flight. The other bag holds everything else I need for the trip–clothes, shoes, a few CDs, and my two wireless systems, all of which has to be under 50 lbs. This gear is so small that it hardly takes up any room and adds virtually no weight.”
Often, illustrated Rayburn, a motivational speaker doesn’t know what to expect of their next performance venue. “Every night is a different system,” Rayburn explained. “One minute you have a professional sound company and an arena system, the next you’re in a hotel meeting room with a small Mackie mixer and a couple of JBL speakers. What you want to do in those situations, as simply as possible, is limit the variables. If you have something you can really count on, like the Lectrosonics systems, it just makes life easier.”