Songwriter and motivational speaker Jana Stanfield’s recently played at Carnegie Hall, opening for guitarist Mike Rayburn. Stanfield uses a dual Lectrosonics UR100 and UM100 UHF belt-pack receiver/transmitter wireless systems; Rayburn also uses Lectrosonics for his act.
Says Stanfield, “I heard from Bill and other speakers that Lectrosonics was the best, and I bought the systems from him. I use a flesh-colored Countryman ISOMAX Stealth ear-set microphone with a wireless pack for my voice and a wireless pack for my guitar, which I wear on my guitar strap. I think the best thing about the Lectrosonics gear is its ‘dropability.’ I’ve ‘tested’ them on concrete and marble floors around the world, and played with this system in countries including Australia, Thailand, New Zealand, Bali and Canada. So far, I’ve dropped it in three-fourths of those countries.”
On why Rayburn now uses the same pack as Stanfield, he says, “It’s hard to get something that sounds good and is small enough to travel with. I’m in a different place each night, so it has to be durable. It’s reliable, sounds great and I’ve never had anything go wrong with my transmitters—and I’ve had them for three years.”
“I don’t have to worry about plugging it in while in different countries,” adds Stanfield. “And finally, I know that if someone says to me, ‘We’re having a problem with your sound,’ I know it’s not my wireless. I can say to them, ‘I use this equipment all around the world and I never, ever have a problem with it.”
Confirms Rayburn, “Every night is a different system. One minute you have a professional sound company and an arena system, the next you’re in a hotel meeting room with a small Mackie mixer and a couple of JBL speakers. What you want to do in those situations is limit the variables. If you have something you can really count on like the Lectrosonics systems, it just makes life easier.”
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