Ultralink USB Wireless Mics
why: Wireless USB eliminates mic cable issues like hum and noise pickup.
description: Models include the ULM100-USB (one-channel receiver with single handheld dynamic mic), and ULM200-USB (dual-channel solution with two mics). Both transmit audio digitally, operate in the 2.4GHz band, offer up to 8-hour battery life from two AA alkaline batteries, and include a USB “dongle-style” receiver that works with both PCs and Macs. They can also pair with Behringer’s latest P.A. systems or QX Series mixers.
Truesonic Wireless Speakers
$499 TS112W, $549 TS115W
why: Get rid of cables by sending audio over Bluetooth.
description: The Truesonic Wireless TS112W and TS115W are two-way 12" and 15" models, respectively, with 800 watts of Class D power. They can receive audio from any Bluetooth audio-equipped device, such as an iPad, iPod touch, iPhone, or other smart phone; and feature two mic/line female XLR 1/4" combo inputs (with independent gain controls) for wired installations.
Wi Digital Systems
why: Virtually any instrument (even stereo ones) can go wireless.
description: 2.4GHz digital wireless stereo audio system provides up to 100 feet of uncompressed 16-bit, 48kHz audio connectivity using frequency diversity with dual internal antennas. The transmitter weighs in at 1.08 ounces and features three power-up modes, including stereo line in, mono line in, or passive guitars/electro-acoustic instruments. The system also accommodates in-ear personal monitors, studio headphones, and iPad/iPhone/iPod.
SM Pro Audio
why: Put a direct box where cables don’t go.
description: Basically a wireless DI system, the Tranz-T features 2.4GHz operation with two-channel automatic frequency hopping, and up to a 100 meter range. Inputs and outputs both have balanced XLR and unbalanced RCA connectors; outs are XLRs. It has a continuously variable input control, and operates from a 9V battery or optional +12V external power supply.
why: Wireless guitar-to-MIDI converter frees you from bulky multi-conductor cables.
description: The Triple Play system comes with a wireless controller, hexaphonic pickup, and wireless USB receiver that interfaces with Mac/Windows computers or iOS devices for driving virtual instruments. String and fret splits are supported to drive multiple instruments, and additional functions include sustain, looping, and arpeggiators. The controller also includes menu navigation controls for bundled software, and a guitar/synth/mix switch.fishman.com