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Samson UM1/77 QL5 Lavalier Micro Diversity Wireless System - Ch N1


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Lavalier Micro
N1
  • Super-compact 9V battery-operated Micro-Receiver
  • Special carry case included
  • Channel N1 (642.375 MHz) Lavalier System

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Product Details

Style Name: Lavalier Micro | Size: N1
  • Product Dimensions: 11.8 x 15.5 x 3.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B00B22UVYA
  • Item model number: SW87SQL5-N1
  • Batteries 2 9V batteries required.
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #55,086 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: July 13, 2011

Product Description

Style: Lavalier Micro | Size: N1

Equipped with sophisticated circuitry for superior reception and crystal-clear audio, the UM1's wide range of features make it ideal for commercial videographers, corporate and broadcast video professionals. The unit includes a pair of tuned antennas and provides both balanced and unbalanced outputs (with three-position output level switch) and a headphone monitor output with continuously adjustable level control. The UM1 also features an audio peak LED, dual receiver indicators and an RF strength meter.


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Good audio quality.
Ryan Bolden
There is a noticeable amount of white noise whenever you have it loud enough to hear what is being spoken.
Matt Walker
Not a big fan of how the mic looks but it works.
Geoffrey Muse

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By seanstew on November 26, 2012
Style Name: LM10 LavalierSize Name: N1 Verified Purchase
If you are looking for a solution to get wireless audio into your camera, this is one of the best. Especially for the price.

The Samson UM1 wireless receiver was designed to be used with HT7/QT7 wireless transmitters.

The UM1 is small enough to be mounted to your camera rig, but doesn't sacrifice range. In my tests I was receiving clear audio from 300ft plus.

I do wish the UM1 had better mounting options so I could mount it to the hot shoe of my camera. I ended up using some Velcro to attach.

The UM1 runs of a 9 volt or external battery pack for longer sessions. I was getting 2-3 hours on a 9 volt, which is about the same on the wireless transmitters. Keeps battery change in sync.

With multiple audio outs on the UM1, it makes it real easy setup for various configurations. Also one great feature is the headphone out. That gives you the ability to keep an ear on your levels and make sure you are not recording to soft or to loud.

**Before you buy, make sure you are buying the correct frequency for your wireless transmitters. This wil be marked on the transmitter as a N1, N2, N3... etc.

This is one of the few options I have seen on the market made specifically for the DSLR shooter. All other options tend to be larger and require external power. If you are a 1 man crew, this is the best way to go.

If you are comapring this to something WAY cheaper that is using the VHF band, be warned. The VHF frequency is very cluttered and will produce A LOT of noise. This unit is using the UHF band and produces much cleaner audio.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By C. Rakoczy on September 11, 2014
Style Name: LM5 LavalierSize Name: N4
Coming from a professional audio background, my expectations of this unit for its low price were equally modest, yet it still disappointed. Overall, it's built well enough, came with a nice enough hard case, and had decent enough sound for some entry-level applications, but there was noticeable white noise that fluctuated with the program audio. When a person talked, the noise floor got louder, and when there was no speech or other sound, the noise floor went down. This indicates to me a poor compander circuit trying to fake a better S/N ratio. Unfortunately it's not something you can filter out since it fluctuates with the audio you're trying to capture.

I returned the first unit and tried another copy, with the same results. I tested different squelch settings, mic levels, etc. Same results.

That said, is is a decent mic for some applications. Perhaps podcasts, local access or school news gathering, entry-level productions, maybe some PS in schools or churches with limited budgets. But for good video production, you need to spend quite a bit more and get a Sony, Sennheiser, Shure, or similar pro unit.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By seanstew on November 26, 2012
Style Name: LM10 LavalierSize Name: N4
If you are looking for a solution to get wireless audio into your camera, this is one of the best. Especially for the price.

UM1 Reciever
The UM1 is small enough to be mounted to your camera rig, but doesn't sacrifice range. In my tests I was receiving clear audio from 300ft plus.

I do wish the UM1 had better mounting options so I could mount it to the hot shoe of my camera. I ended up using some Velcro to attach.

The UM1 runs of a 9 volt or external battery pack for longer sessions. I was getting 2-3 hours on a 9 volt, which is about the same on the wireless transmitters. Keeps battery change in sync.

With multiple audio outs on the UM1, it makes it real easy setup for various configurations. Also one great feature is the headphone out. That gives you the ability to keep an ear on your levels and make sure you are not recording to soft or to loud.

This is one of the few options I have seen on the market made specifically for the DSLR shooter. All other options tend to be larger and require external power. If you are a 1 man crew, this is the best way to go.

QT7 Transmitter
Small in size. Easy to hide under clothing or clipped to belt.

Distances of 300ft plus. (Results I was seeing in my tests.)

If you are comapring this to something WAY cheaper that is using the VHF band, be warned. The VHF frequency is very cluttered and will produce A LOT of noise. This unit is using the UHF band and produces much cleaner audio.

**If you own any other wireless gear, make sure you are buying the right frequency. N1, N2, N3... etc.**
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Asus Customer Service SUCKS on August 4, 2014
Style Name: LM5 LavalierSize Name: N5 Verified Purchase
The transceiver and receivers for these are awesome. I've used them on several shoots and not a single complaint yet. HOWEVER, I did have to go and buy my own MICROPHONE separately. The one that comes with these is RIDICULOUSLY HUGE! It's kind of embarrassingly, unprofessionally huge...get my meaning??
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Matt Walker on August 6, 2014
Style Name: LM10 LavalierSize Name: N2 Verified Purchase
I'm honestly rather disappointed with this wireless system. The range is stunted sometimes dropping the signal once you get about 10 feet away from it and getting worse and worse as you get further away. There is a noticeable amount of white noise whenever you have it loud enough to hear what is being spoken. I would recommend saving your money and getting a better model or purchasing good directional mics and filming that way.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Donald Devet on May 9, 2013
Style Name: LM5 LavalierSize Name: N4 Verified Purchase
This is the second Samson wireless I've purchased. I bought this one as a companion to my older model because I've been satisfied with the quality of the sound and the ruggedness of construction. However, this newer model comes with a clunky oversized plastic lavalier mic that is difficult to disguise. I found out later that there's a smaller mic available for this model but I wasn't made aware of that at the time I purchased this one.
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