We as mobile DJs have a lot of time using microphones in events. Often, we are not only the DJ entertainment for the event, but we are also the Master of Ceremonies. Having a quality wireless microphone system is essential for this to be a success for mobile DJs. I had the pleasure of testing the Phenyx Pro PTU-52 Dual Wireless Microphone System over the past few months. This article will be outlining my experience and thoughts of this microphone system.
The build quality is very high. I was actually surprised with how well built these microphones and the receiver was built because of the price. Priced at a shocking $99 USD on Amazon, this microphone is crazy tough. Also unlike a lot of wireless systems Phenyx Pro sends this system in a plastic carrying case with foam cut out to hold the items within it. This is an AMAZING level of protection without having to purchase additional cases or protection. The microphones themselves are metal shelled and can take a beating without any damage whatsoever. The receiver is built with two omni directional antennas and gets great reception!
Use at Events
I was able to use this at a couple of weddings this year. The ease of tuning the frequencies is a lifesaver. You can easily change the frequency which helped find the best frequency without much work. It also has a high range of gain on the receiver. This also helps eliminating outside interference by finding a frequency that does not have other things using it. Having the multiple microphones was great to have one for myself and one for guests. In this age of COVID we need to be protective over our equipment that could possibly transmit the virus such as microphones. I always use a sanitizing spray as well. These microphones were well suited to be sanitized with their metal construction and ease to wipe down.
Setup was a snap with its Balanced and unbalanced outputs. It has balanced individual XLR outputs for each microphone or a single ¼ inch unbalanced output that carries both channels at once. The microphones do not consume much power at all and did not need new batteries after two events unlike others I’ve used where you would need to change batteries after any event. The XLR outputs were a snap to use.
Quality of Use
These microphones were clear and crisp right out of the box. I only had to fine tune eq for them to eliminate feedback when right in front of the speaker box. The frequency displays are easy to read and bright. The microphones have a good feel and weight to them. With all the features I personally believe this system well exceeds expectations for quality and ease of use.
I was thoroughly impressed with how well built and how great this system sounds. For the price it is one of the most budget friendly high-quality purchases a DJ can make. I will recommend these systems to any DJ looking for quality wireless system on a budget. As with any of my reviews don’t take my word for it. Try these for yourself. I am certain you will be