How to Set Up a Wireless Microphone to a PA System

Written by dean lee
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A public address (PA) system consists of loudspeakers and an amplifier with a built-in mixer. You can connect microphones to the amplifier for use with the PA system. The problem with this set-up is you need to run a cable between the microphone and the amplifier, and, over long distances, this can require an extremely long cable. To eliminate the mess of the cable, you can use a wireless microphone system.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Wireless receiver
  • XLR microphone cable

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  1. 1

    Insert the male end of an XLR cable to the output jack on the back of the wireless receiver.

  2. 2

    Connect the female end of the XLR cable to an available input on the amplifier/mixer of the PA system.

  3. 3

    Turn on the PA system, then turn on the wireless receiver.

  4. 4

    Turn on the wireless microphone.

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