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AKG WMS 40 Mini Instrument Wireless System   

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Brilliant sound and ease-of-use at an unbeatable price/performance ratio.

The WMS 40 Mini instrumental systems features AKG's unique HDAP (High Definition Audio Performance) technology ensures the best possible, most realistic sound at any time. The system includes an SR 40 MINI receiver, a PT 40 MINI pocket transmitter, a MKG L instrument cable, a universal power supply with US/UK/EU adapter, and one AA size dry battery.

The SR 40 Mini receiver provides three status LEDs indicating ON/OFF status, received signal strength (RF OK), and audio clipping (AF CLIP). The VOLUME control sets the level at the ¼" output jack. The supplied switched mode power supply operates on any AC voltage from 110 to 240 VAC and includes EU, UK, and US adapters.

The PT 40 Mini bodypack is probably the smallest and lightest transmitter in its class. A reliable mini XLR output allows you to connect every compatible AKG miniature microphone. A single AA size battery will do to power both the transmitter and a condenser microphone connected to it. Battery life of the transmitter is the same legendary "30 hours off a single AA battery" as for the WMS 40 models, reducing the need to replace batteries and thus saving real money in the long run.

FEATURES
  • Wireless instrument system
  • Dynamic mic with cardioid polar pattern
  • Up to 30 hour playtime with one single AA battery
  • Plug and play
  • Gain control on pocket transmitter
  • Compatible with all AKG MicroMics
  • Low battery indicator
  • Smallest and lightest bodypack transmitter in its class

Order a system that offers fidelity and mobility.

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AKGWMS 40 Mini Instrument Wireless System
 
4.0

(based on 45 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

73%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (36)
  • Easy to use (35)
  • Good audio (31)
  • Lightweight (28)
  • Durable (11)

Cons

  • Unreliable (9)
  • Poor sound quality (6)

Best Uses

  • Performances (26)
  • Outdoor events / games (18)
  • Home studio (7)
  • Amateur recording (5)
  • Professional recording (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (25), Professional musician (15)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

This thing works great!

I really try to take care of my cables, but lately I've been spending a fortune replacing them. I've thought about going to a wireless system, but I didn't want to settle for...Read complete review

I really try to take care of my cables, but lately I've been spending a fortune replacing them. I've thought about going to a wireless system, but I didn't want to settle for some cheap, crappy Nady, and I didn't want to spend a lot for a good one. I'm just a gigging bar musician, not a rock star. But when I saw that the WMS 40 Mini was manufactured by AKG, I took notice. I've owned many AKG products over the years and I figured they wouldn't put their name on something that was below their standards. I was right. This thing is fantastic! I can't believe you can get a UHF system at this price. I'm very picky about my sound, and you do have to spend a little time adjusting the input sensitivity and the output volume to get it just right, but then it's set and it sounds great. The transmitter clips onto my back pocket and the receiver sits on top of my Marshall half stack. I do run a cable from the receiver out to my Boss ME-50 multi-effects unit and a cable back to my amp, but I'm not tethered anymore. It's nice to be able to walk around the stage. Great sound, no dropouts, and a nice price. Get one before they realize their error and raise the price.

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NOT QUITE SURE!!!

I am just not quite sure... I installed the unit on my pedal board, in my Studio, and started trying out the unit... Spent 25 or 30 minutes getting all of...Read complete review

I am just not quite sure... I installed the unit on my pedal board, in my Studio, and started trying out the unit... Spent 25 or 30 minutes getting all of the "adjustments" set and NEVER got the unit to not exhibit some static and "scratchy pops"... Put my Nady 442 Gold back on the board and the sound was crystal clear... Put the AKG back on the pedal board and moved 5 to 8 foot away and things "cleared up"... It seemed that the AKG "added" highs - the sound was brittle and strident... I WILL KNOW MORE this weekend - I plan on using the AKG at a GIG, but I WILL have my Nady there as a back-up - just in case... I would NOT recommend this unit YET... Its a shame when 10 year old technology outperforms a current device...

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2.0

You get what you pay for

By 

from Louisiana

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Easy To Use

Cons

  • Breaks Easily
  • Unreliable

Best Uses

  • Events
  • Performances

Comments about AKG WMS 40 Mini Instrument Wireless System:

Bought this system about 3 months ago. It worked fine for about 11 gigs. I was pretty satisfied, good sound quality, then it just went out. Stopped working, no sound. I thought it may be the batteries, but it wasn't. Don't know if it was the transmitter or the receiver. Luckily I bought a replacement warranty. I wouldn't recommend it if you played a lot. occasional gigs now and then maybe ok.

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3.0

Not for gigging.

By 

from Minnesota

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Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Limited Functions
  • Unreliable

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Home Studio
  • Leaping around the house

Comments about AKG WMS 40 Mini Instrument Wireless System:

I work 4-5 nights a week. One nighters usually. I bought this while my G50 was being serviced. Battery consumption is fabulous. You get a lot of mileage out of one AA. And it sounds pretty good for this price range. Around the house it worked really well and had a decent range with no problems. Gigging was another story. I was able to use it at about half the venues. It's only one channel and interference rendered it unusable at a lot of places. It sounds like a loud radio that's not on a station. For wandering around the house unfettered, it's fine.

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4.0

Very good Inexpensive Wireless Guitar system

By 

from Milwaukee, WI

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Easy To Use

Cons

  • Microphonic cord

Best Uses

  • Events
  • Performances

Comments about AKG WMS 40 Mini Instrument Wireless System:

Like many guitar players, cords are a nuisance and can be distracting on stage. Twice I almost pulled my amp off the speaker cab due to tripping on the cord, so I thought it was time to go wireless. I play Bass, but the guitar player in our band has tried quite a few wireless systems and settled on a $400+ Shure system and was quite satisfied with it. Not wanting to spend that much I went for this AKG wireless due to mostly positive reviews. I've had this unit for a couple of months and have maybe 10 gigs on it so far. When I first received this unit, I plugged it in and did a sound comparison through headphones swapping between the wireless and cord... I could not detect any difference. I then tried the wireless walking around my house and on occasion heard a slight pop and scratchy sound, almost like a weak connection. After fiddling with the mini XLR connector on the transmitter I noticed the spring strain relief on the cord was microphonic. Tapping it produced the popping sound and rubbing it gave the scratchy sound. Now I already had planned on obtaining an extra cord that goes from guitar to transmitter as a back-up, so I soldered a new one up, taped the cord with a loop at the transmitter and that has eliminated the problem so far. Range is good, up to 100ft., but I found after 40 ft. or so the delay was difficult to keep time. I would have given 5 stars, but due to the cord issue I'm giving it 4.

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5.0

Nice inexpensive remote.

By 

from Albuquerque, NM

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Freedom from cord.

    Comments about AKG WMS 40 Mini Instrument Wireless System:

    I use it to eliminate getting tangled with the cord.

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    5.0

    AKG Mini Instrument Wireless system Top Notch, Works great

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    from New York, NY

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    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about AKG WMS 40 Mini Instrument Wireless System:

      A great buy, with value and quality over the higher priced systems. AKG is a top brand and they deliver with the mini instrument wireless system. After purchasing it, why are the other brands so much more. Metal casing vs plastic does not justify hundreds more in price. Beside you could buy 3 backup systems for the price of some of the other brand named systems.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Inexpensive Wireless

      By 

      from Ponchatoula, LA

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      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Not Studio Quality

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Performances

      Comments about AKG WMS 40 Mini Instrument Wireless System:

      I play in a Praise Band at church and I bought this for my bass to go wireless on Sunday mornings. After spending a little time getting it "dialed in", the sound is great and it works fine. Although its not a Line 6 quality device, I would buy this again. Its fantastic for the occasional musician, especially for less than a Benjamin.

      Note: I did order another cable for the remote as it was a little long for me and I prefer the 90 degree plug vs a straight plug (less hanging down) but that's just my preference.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      WMS 40 MINI INSTRUMENT WIRELESS SYSTEM

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      from Dothan, AL

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      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Unreliable

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Performances

      Comments about AKG WMS 40 Mini Instrument Wireless System:

      Had this for seven months. I play every other weekend typically, and was still using the first battery. One day out of the blue the transmitter just stopped working. Got through rehearsal fine, then nothing.

      On the other end, I play a 55 watt head on a small stage and I stand right on top of the amp and can't hear the difference between this and a cable.

      Just wish I had gotten better service from it.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      nice wireless

      By 

      from Huntingdon, PA

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Nor More 9 Volt
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about AKG WMS 40 Mini Instrument Wireless System:

          Long battery life. Small and compact and it only takes one AA battery

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          It works!

          By 

          from Fort Myers, FL

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Compact
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Performances

            Comments about AKG WMS 40 Mini Instrument Wireless System:

            This is my first time using a wireless rig for guitar. I didn't feel like spending a lot of money to do this so I went with this unit becuase the price was low and the reviews were good.

            It works and I'm happy with it. I would have preferred a better quality 1/4" plug but this is something I can easily fix myself. Because of the style of my guitar I'll solder on an L-plug to go into the guitar.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Product recomend !

            By 

            from Portsmouth,Ohio

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about AKG WMS 40 Mini Instrument Wireless System:

                I ordered this unit not really expecting to get much for this small price,but,was i ever wrong,this is clean sounding, and no hum, used through my Ampeg SVT,no hum,through my studio,clear powerful no hum, no drop-outs can't find anything bad to say! Great product AKG! and only needs 1 AA battery Wow.

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