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Nady DKW-Duo Dual Channel VHF Handheld Microphone System  

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Overview

  • High-band VHF (170-216MHz) operation for interference-free performance
  • Advanced audio processing circuitry for a wide dynamic range (no overloading for loud inputs or background hiss during quiet use)
  • Complete controls and connections for easy operation
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Two handheld VHF mics and a 2-channel receiver for the price of a single system.

The Nady DKW-Duo is a dual channel VHF handheld mic system. The DKW-Duo makes a perfect entry-level system: all the advantages and freedom of wireless operation without cumbersome cords. Easy to use, simply plug in instead of your wired microphone. Excellent high fidelity audio, perfect for all speakers, karaoke/recreational singers, DJs, auctioneers, aerobic instructors, and many other consumer applications.

The Nady DKW-Duo features VHF (170-216MHz) operation for reliable, interference-free performance with 150+ feet typical operating range. Up to 300+ feet line-of-sight. With a dual receiver for versatile single or simultaneous dual transmitter operation.

Features

Receiver:

  • High-band VHF (170-216MHz) operation for interference-free performance
  • Advanced audio processing circuitry for a wide dynamic range (no overloading for loud inputs or background hiss during quiet use)
  • Complete controls and connections for easy operation
  • Special added circuitry to eliminate transmitter on/off pop noise

Handheld Microphone Transmitter:

  • Each transmitter operates on a separate single frequency in the VHF 170-216MHz band and can be used singly or together simultaneously with the DKW-DUO dual receiver
  • Easy, convenient operation with on/off switch and low battery LED indicator which flashes once for unit "ON", and lights steady for low battery alert
  • Nady DM-20 unidirectional dynamic cartridge for optimum true sound, maximum feedback rejection, and minimal handling noise
  • Each transmitter operates up to 15 hours on a single 9V alkaline battery

Ideal for Karaoke duets. Order today.

 

DKW-Duo Dual Channel VHF Handheld Microphone System Specifications:

  • Overall:
  • Frequency Response: 80-14,000Hz, ±3dB
  • Dynamic Range: 95dB
  • Total Harmonic Distortion: <0.7%
  • RF Carrier Frequency Range: 170-216MHz
  • Frequency Stability: ±0.005%, crystal controlled
  • Modulation: FM (F3E), ±15KHz max.
  • Operating Range: 150 ft. typical-up to 300+ ft. line-of-sight
  • Transmitter:
  • Audio Input: Nady DM-20D unidirectional dynamic cartridge
  • Controls: OFF/ON switch
  • LED Indicator Unit: "ON" (single flash), Low Battery Alert (steady)
  • RF Power Out: 50mW (Max. allowed by FCC)
  • Harmonic & Spurious Emissions: >-40dB
  • Battery: 9V Alkaline
  • Battery Life: Up to 15 hours
  • Dimensions: 8.9" X 1.4" Dia. (22.6 X 3.5 cm)
  • Weight (w/o battery): 5.4 oz. (151 g.)
  • Receiver:
  • Controls: Power ON/OFF
  • Connectors: 1/4" unbalanced audio out jack, 2.1 mm barrel-type DC
  • input jack
  • LED Indicator: Power ON, Transmitter RF (CH A & CH B)
  • Dimensions: 8.2" X 5.3" X 1.75", (20.8 X 13.5 X 4.4 cm.)
  • Weight: 16.1 oz. (451 g.)
  • Power Requirements: 9V @ 120mA, nominal, AC/DC adapter supplied
  • Antennas: Dual 15" (38 cm), collapsible
  • Specifications subject to change for product improvement purposes
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NadyDKW-Duo Dual Channel VHF Handheld Microphone System
 
3.9

(based on 132 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (66)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (16)

79%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (22)
  • Lightweight (22)
  • Good audio (21)
  • Compact (12)
  • Versatile (8)

Cons

  • Unreliable (6)
  • Poor sound quality (4)

Best Uses

  • Outdoor events / games (18)
  • Performances (10)
  • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (9)
  • Amateur recording (6)
  • Home studio (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (14), Novice (7), Professional musician (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Singinfoo

Read the above. I believe you'll find wht you're looking for there.
I've had these mics for a year now, and I can't say anything bad about them. They aren't deserving...Read complete review

Read the above. I believe you'll find wht you're looking for there.
I've had these mics for a year now, and I can't say anything bad about them. They aren't deserving of the accolades that pricey higher quality mics get, but, for the money, you really can't go wrong. I use them primarily for my karaoke shows, and I get hours of use before battery change, very long wireless range and consistent quality of sound. As for those who post that they feed back, I suggest you learn about EQ. Not knowing how to properly dial up sound seperates the men from the boys in this business. There's a balanced sweet spot you have to find with most wireless mics between the sensitivity/range settings on the reciever, your mic trim and your output volume. Once you find it, you're off and running! My mics are clear, loud and well sonically balanced, with nary a feedback issue. In larger venues, I do have to turn up the volume for good projection, and the light plastic bodies of these mics do give issue to thumping when handled roughly, like when someone claps during a performance while holding the mic. Not so a-typical. Happens with some dynamic mics too. But let's face it, if a customer destroys one of these babies, I can replace them for a laughably low cost, and I'm confident that the replacements will suffice as well as their predecessors. I use a higher end wireless for myself, and yes, there's a difference in the warmth and response, but I'm a professional singer, and it's my job to impress. I let really good singers use my mic on occasion, but there have been times when I had no battery for my Shure, and had to use the Nadys myself. I get no diminished crowd response as a result. Do yourself a favor, try them out. Stop using your volume slider to correct feedback issues, and learn about EQ, and you'll be very pleased with the results.
Durable, light weight and not battery burners. Good sound for many applications.
For what I use them for, there's no better deal out there.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Terrible

I bought this as a backup wireless system for my church and some dj gigs that I do. I know it is very inexpensive and you usually get what you pay for but this...Read complete review

I bought this as a backup wireless system for my church and some dj gigs that I do. I know it is very inexpensive and you usually get what you pay for but this was unusable even from the start. First of all, turning on the the wireless receiver without the mics on it creates a loud terrible buzz! Turning on a mic stops the buzz but then turning it back off brings it back! Also moving the mics create a scratchy noise. I've had experiences with cheaper wireless systems that at least worked for a few months before these things started happening but this one was bad from the start. I highly recommend spending a little more money and getting something more reliable if you are planning to use these in any sort of professional situation.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great value for simple use

By PastorCarl

from Michigan

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Mobile DJ

    Comments about Nady DKW-Duo Dual Channel VHF Handheld Microphone System:

    Bought these for a church fellowship hall PA. Very light (plastic) and easy to use. We were not looking for heavy-duty professional mics and spoken vocal quality is quite good. I was blown away with the quality of the electronics, matching our expensive professional units for clarity, reception and feedback resistance. Standing right under a speaker with volume up I could not get them to feed back! Unbeatable value!

    Comment on this review

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great Value, Work Well

    By ChrisP

    from Lake Hopatcong, NJ

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Clear Sound

    Cons

    • Breaks Easily

    Best Uses

    • Events

    Comments about Nady DKW-Duo Dual Channel VHF Handheld Microphone System:

    We use these microphones for trivia at a local pub - they work far better than expected for the price. I grew up in the age of "Mr. Microphone" so, I didn't expect much. We turn the mics on and off all the time - don't notice any problems with humming that others have reported. I suspect these would break the first time they are dropped, so I wrapped some grip tape around them. I am sure higher-priced mics are just as fragile.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    didn't work good

    By Thuy

    from Portland, Or

    Pros

      Cons

      • Pricey / Poor Value

      Best Uses

        Comments about Nady DKW-Duo Dual Channel VHF Handheld Microphone System:

        when I opened the box, it worked like okey, but after two days one of the microphones did not work any more.

        Comment on this review

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Cool

        By alrock

        from cali

        About Me Novice

        Ask me a question

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events

          Comments about Nady DKW-Duo Dual Channel VHF Handheld Microphone System:

          Awesome

          Comment on this review

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Excellent mics even 4 years later

          By Karaoke Brad K

          from Pataskala, Ohio

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Durable
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

          • none

          Best Uses

          • Karaoke

          Comments about Nady DKW-Duo Dual Channel VHF Handheld Microphone System:

          I've had this mic set for over 4 years. Good battery life, good sound and great durability (been dropped probably 30 times). These have been used at over 100 of my karaoke parties and are still going strong.

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          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Terrible

          By J

          from Detroit, Mi

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Breaks Easily
            • Poor Sound Quality
            • Unreliable

            Best Uses

              Comments about Nady DKW-Duo Dual Channel VHF Handheld Microphone System:

              I bought this as a backup wireless system for my church and some dj gigs that I do. I know it is very inexpensive and you usually get what you pay for but this was unusable even from the start. First of all, turning on the the wireless receiver without the mics on it creates a loud terrible buzz! Turning on a mic stops the buzz but then turning it back off brings it back! Also moving the mics create a scratchy noise. I've had experiences with cheaper wireless systems that at least worked for a few months before these things started happening but this one was bad from the start. I highly recommend spending a little more money and getting something more reliable if you are planning to use these in any sort of professional situation.

              Comment on this review

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Cordless handheld mic system

              By marvin

              from amboy, in

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Events

                Comments about Nady DKW-Duo Dual Channel VHF Handheld Microphone System:

                I used this system at a family reunion and it worked great.

                Comment on this review

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                'you get what you pay for'

                By praise 4Him

                from Martinsburg WV

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Cheap
                • Compact

                Cons

                • Poor Sound Quality
                • Scratchy To Touch

                Best Uses

                • Karaoke Only

                Comments about Nady DKW-Duo Dual Channel VHF Handheld Microphone System:

                Handling causes scratchy noise, you have to mount on stand. Even then sound is not that nice but can work for multiple singers harmonizing for a non professional gig. Fun mike for the price.

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                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                GREAT GREAT GREAT!

                By Hunter Garrett

                from Morrilton, Arkansas

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Awesome Quality
                • Clear Sound
                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Versatile

                Cons

                • There are none

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Home Studio
                • Mobile DJ
                • Performances

                Comments about Nady DKW-Duo Dual Channel VHF Handheld Microphone System:

                These are awesome! And they definatly do not break the bank.

                Comment on this review

                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Nice and clear

                By Chewbydewby

                from Coachella ca

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Events
                  • Performances

                  Comments about Nady DKW-Duo Dual Channel VHF Handheld Microphone System:

                  Ive used sure mics in the past , and i dont see or hear the diffrence between these two, but there is a big price diffrence. These mics sounded excellent worth it !

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