We had need to set up translation equipment in the church
and after discovering the high cost to hire or buy a
complete package, the following works well and
at a fraction of the cost of buying or hiring.
Translation equipment can easily be put together for use in
churches or other groups. Instead of the interpreter leaning
over someone's shoulder and trying to speak to several
people at once, 'plug and play' equipment can easily be set
up for up to 4 persons. A marginal increase in cost and and
the number can be increased further 4 + 4 or more.
Can be linked to any number of persons from 1 to 1.
An unobtrusive clip microphone is worn by the interpreter
allowing hands free to hold paper, work books etc. The microphone is very sensitive and
therefore allows for a quiet voice making very little
disturbance to others sitting nearby.
Each listener has control over volume for each ear.
Therefore if in progress of learning English they wish to
hear part English, one side can be turned down whilst still
listening to the translator in their own language.
The distance the listeners can sit away from the interpreter
is limited to the amount of sound signal extension
cable. Below up to 3/4 metres. Excellent voice reproduction is obtained.
needed to link up to 8 persons, below set up for 4 persons
Below are the suppliers, part numbers and costing - updated
If you don't have an account, phone
them and ask for one and pay with credit card with
order. Check out their website for free delivery.
Headphones - see alternative supplier below.
1 x Clip Monacor Microphone Set
- with on off/switch, uses 1 x 1.5 volt AAA battery
(battery not supplied with mic) and 4 metre
lead. (suggest purchase pack of 4)
Includes 20% vat
Order code MP 33027 @ £15.22
1 x Pre-Amplifier - BT 26 BTech.
Input for mic (also other inputs but obviously we use
the mic input). Comes complete with mains supply
Order Code AV 01280 @ £24.11 each
Each set of 1-4 headphones requires 1 x Behringer Microamp
ie if you require between 4 and 8 headphones then x 2 below are
Comes complete with mains supply unit.
Order Product code
Extension leads for headphones
Order code AV 13640 @ £4.10
Mono/Stereo Head Phones
order as per requirement - (we ordered 8).
Has separate volume controls for each ear. (Should be switched to
mono in use)
Has 3 metre lead with 6.mm jack plug.
Order Code AV 1269201 (no stock in November 2016)
Try Surftec -
available Nov 2016 Heavy Duty Headphones HD3030
Each 1-4 headphones set requires one connecting lead
from the Pre-Amplifier one end RCA phono plug, other end 6.5
mm jack approx.
Order AV 13824 @ £1.80 each
1 x 3/4 way mains extension lead
- Suggest 2 metre ? (depends on your requirements)
Order code for 2 metre - PL 0918103
- Costs above updated November 2016 - total approx £87.00
plus each additional headphone as required.
- Plug in mains sockets.
- Insert battery in microphone, clip near neck on
interpreter and switch on.
- Plug microphone lead into mono jack socket into BT Pre Amp
- Use phono/jack socket lead to connect Preamp output to
Behringer Microamp input.
- Plug headphone lead plug into one output of Behringer
- Move headset level control on Behringer microamp up to
about 9/10ths way.
- Put on headset and switch mono & adjust both volume controls
any questions let us know - pleased to help