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How to Convert a Wired Mic to a Wireless Mic

Updated April 17, 2017

Traditional wired microphones can now easily be converted into wireless microphones with the addition of specially designed wireless systems. Microphone wireless systems have a transistor that is designed to fit into the base of the microphone without altering the feel or look of the microphone too much. By simply connecting one of these wireless systems, you will be able to walk freely with microphone in hand and without the hindrance of any excess cables.

Attach the wireless transmitter onto the bottom of the microphone. Attach one end of the patch cable to the input of the wireless receiver and the other end to the public address system's mixing console. Plug the wireless receiver's power supply into a power outlet.

Turn on the PA system and raise the volume level on the channel to which the wireless receiver is connected. Turn on the wireless receiver and turn on the wireless transmitter. Make sure it is working by checking the power LED is lit.

Test the microphone by talking into it. Make sure it is working by checking the power LED is lit. Walk away from the PA system to test its signal strength at different distances.

Things You'll Need

  • Microphone
  • Microphone wireless transmitter
  • Microphone wireless receiver
  • Public address system
  • Patch cable
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Rina Shah is a law student with degrees in psychology and business administration from the University of Texas and a Master of Science from the London School of Economics. She has worked in law, nonprofits, information technology and teaching. Shah has over five years of experience writing for various purposes on the job and more than 10 years of academic writing.