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Exploring the Differences

Phenyx PTU-2U VS PTU-71

Join me as I take a closer look and deep dive into both the PHENYX PRO PTU-71 and their flagship mic the PHENYX PRO PTU-2

PHENYX PRO: PTU-71

PHENYX PRO PTU-71

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Taking a closer look at the PTU-71

From the Phenyx Website: 

“The PTU-71 wireless microphone system can offer you extraordinary crispy audio and reliable performance – for an unmatchable price. With the scan function, it’s able to find the available frequencies so you don’t need to worry about dropouts. It has never been easier to get on stage with the confidence you should have.” 

My Experience 

I have had the PTU-71 for several seasons. I like the all metal construction, the easy to use autscan feature, the amazing sound you get for the price. I have however had a few drop-outs when i’m within an all congrete and glass enclosure do to the nature of how radio frequencies travel. That being said, outside, I have never had a dropout and the audio quality is always excellent.   

Features

  • Auto-scan function to locate the best frequency nearby.
  • Crystal clear audio quality with cardioid pickup pattern to minimize noise.
  • Sturdy all-metal construction for both receivers and handheld mics.
  • Rack-mountable. Easy to integrate it into your setup.
  • Two XLR outputs for each channel and one 1/4″ TS unbalanced mixed output for combined audio.
  • Up to 328ft long operation range.
  • > 8 hours battery life for each transmitter.
  • 2-channel design with selectable frequencies in 500MHz frequency band. Channel 1: 538.3 – 566.5MHz (100 channels). Channel 2: 571.3 – 599.5MHz (100 channels) 

PHENYX PRO: PTU-2

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Taking a closer look at the PTU-2

From the Phenyx Website:

“The Phenyx Pro PTU-2U integrates practical system details and functions for a soothing breath-taking performance. Thanks to the true diversity circuitry and a plethora of functions under one roof, the cordless mic set enables the studio-level pristine sound uninterruptedly permeates every corner in the mid-to-large stage. Its perceptible power renders a ultimate experience for music professionals and enthusiasts in every important moment.”

My Experience

I had a good friend of mine lend me his PTU-2U for a few weeks while he was on vacation. Like the PTU-71, I found it really easy to use and super intuitive for anyone that’s had any experience using wireless microphones. Due to the “True diversity circuitry” I didn’t experience any drop-outs at all. That being said this gig I took it to was an old beer brewery what was build from wood and glass, I’m not sure it would’ve been as stable in a concrete building.   

Features

  • True diversity circuit design ensures reliable transmission with minimal feedback and cutoff.
  • Dual-channel design with 2×1000 selectable frequencies in 530-580MHz.
  • 1000 sweeping tunable frequencies for each channel spans a 25MHz bandwidth for great flexibility and adaptation.
  • Up to 328ft/100m long operational range in line of sight.
  • Auto Scan: Quickly locate the optimal frequency to operate.
  • SQL Setting: Minimize white noise by fine-tuning the squelch level.
  • IR Sync: Simplify your connection with the one-button linkup.
  • Lock Function: Secure your chosen channel and maintain your settings.
  • The dynamic microphone in cardioid pickup mode selectively captures the original sound withount unwanted noise.
  • The bodypack transmitter with a 3-pin mini XLR jack ensures high-fidelity transmission.
  • Both the receiver and transmitters are built like a tank with durable all-metal construction and an elegant matte finish.
  • Various transmitters for selection from bodypack, handheld, headset, lapel microphone.

Head To Head

 A look at the Features side by side

PTU-71

PHENYX PRO PTU-71
  • Auto-scan function to locate the best frequency nearby.

  • Crystal clear audio quality with cardioid pickup pattern to minimize noise.

  • Sturdy all-metal construction for both receivers and handheld mics.

  • Rack-mountable. Easy to integrate it into your setup.

  • Two XLR outputs for each channel and one 1/4″ TS unbalanced mixed output for combined audio.
  • Up to 328ft long operation range.

  • > 8 hours battery life for each transmitter.

  • 2-channel design with selectable frequencies in 500MHz frequency band. Channel 1: 538.3 – 566.5MHz (100 channels). Channel 2: 571.3 – 599.5MHz (100 channels) 

PTU-2

  • Auto-scan function to locate the best frequency nearby.

  • Crystal clear audio quality with cardioid pickup pattern to minimize noise.

  • Sturdy all-metal construction for both receivers and handheld mics.

  • Rack-mountable. Easy to integrate it into your setup.

  • Two XLR outputs for each channel and one 1/4″ TS unbalanced mixed output for combined audio.

  • Up to 328ft long operation range.

  • > 8 hours battery life for each transmitter.

  • 2-channel design with selectable frequencies in 500MHz frequency band. Channel 1: 538.3 – 566.5MHz (100 channels). Channel 2: 571.3 – 599.5MHz (100 channels) 

YouTube Video

Check out this video for a SUPER COMPREHENSIVE comparison and deep dive of both mics.  

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