Nathan Lowery with the Bedford
North Lawrence Performing Arts
Center’s MIPRO equipment setup.
Bedford, IN (November 25, 2008)–Bedford North Lawrence Performing Arts Center recently upgraded its wireless microphone system with gear from MiPro, which is distributed in North America by Kansas City, MO-based Avlex Corporation.
According to Nathan Lowery, manager of the Bedford North Lawrence Performing Arts Center, “Our old wireless system had really seen its better days. With so many wireless products on the market now, our previous system lacked the ability to function well in a congested RF environment. We routinely had interference from other signals in the area and this caused a myriad of difficulties. Additionally, dropouts were very common. We actually had to keep the receivers on stage in order for the transmitters to be heard. Between the subpar audio quality and the frequent dropouts, the system compromised everything we tried to do.”
Sold by John Schaeffer of Indianapolis, IN-based Indy Pro Audio, the MiPro system purchased by the North Lawrence Community Schools for its 1,900-seat proscenium style theater consists of four ACT-707D Dual-Channel Receivers, six ACT-707TM PLL (Phase-locked loop) Synthesized bodypack transmitters used in conjunction with the MU-55LX lavaliere microphones, and two ACT-707HM PLL Synthesized handheld microphone transmitters.
“After taking delivery of the equipment,” notes Lowery, “we had everything up and running in less than a week. The system is very user friendly and the manuals are excellent. I never had to make a single call for technical support. I was particularly impressed with MiPro’sACT (Automatic Channel Targeting) technology, which makes identifying and locking in open frequencies a quick and painless process. We can identify an available frequency and program the transmitter in less than a minute. This is a very nice feature. Similarly, the range of the new equipment is tremendous. We now have the receivers stationed at the FOH (front of house) mix position, which is approximately 135 feet from the stage and have actually tested the equipment’s range and found it to be far greater than that.”
North Lawrence Community Schools