June 17, 2021

Sony Wireless Microphone WCS-999

One of the tools that I sometimes use is the Sony Wireless Microphone System WCS-999. I purchase this nearly 20 years ago. It still works great today. I bought it for $150 - I think it’s a really good investment.

I use this to put a microphone component next to a speaker and the receiver to a camera. This way I have excellent sound for the video transmission. I use this option when I don’t have direct access to the main church receiver.

Sony Wireless WCS 999

Fun things

  • The manual says that transmission range up to 150 feet, depending on condition. I think for the most reliable connections go with 80-feet and under. That will be your best bet. ( Roughly 26 yards.)
  • 900 MHz FM transmission for high-quality sound. This is important as most wireless microphone systems are now in the 600 MHz range.
  • You can easily connect the wireless receiver to a computer or iPhone to record audio.
  • Make sure to purchase a mono to stereo adapter. This way the audio records on the left and right channel.
  • The Wired Lavalier Lapel Microphone works great with this system. The sound is much better than the microphone that came with the WCS-999.
  • If you're storing this for a long time, make sure to take the batteries out. If you forget the batteries will leak, a little cleaning with a wire brush should fix any effects of a battery leakage.

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