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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.

Consumer Alert:

Most users do not need a license to operate this wireless microphone system. Nevertheless, operating this microphone system without a license is subject to certain restrictions: the system may not cause harmful interference; it must operate at a low power level (not in excess of 50 milliwatts); and it has no protection from interference received from any other device. Purchasers should also be aware that the FCC is currently evaluating use of wireless microphone systems, and these rules are subject to change. For more information, call the FCC at 1-888-CALL-FCC (TTY: 1-888-TELL-FCC) or visit the FCCs wireless microphone website at: www.fcc.gov/cgb/wirelessmicrophones.

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

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AKGWMS 40 Mini Instrument Wireless System
 
4.2

(based on 61 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (37)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

79%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (50)
  • Compact (46)
  • Good audio (45)
  • Lightweight (39)
  • Durable (19)

Cons

  • Unreliable (10)
  • Poor sound quality (7)
  • Limited functions (3)

Best Uses

  • Performances (35)
  • Outdoor events / games (24)
  • Home studio (16)
  • Amateur recording (8)
  • Professional recording (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (32), Professional musician (21), Novice (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent Wireless Instrument System!

This wireless instrument system is definitely an incredible value. It definitely beats comparable systems that cost a lot more.

It's pretty much plug and play, and out of the box...Read complete review

This wireless instrument system is definitely an incredible value. It definitely beats comparable systems that cost a lot more.

It's pretty much plug and play, and out of the box I was able to get all the hardware set up in five minutes, and another five to tweak settings.
I plug the receiver into my pedalboard and run the volume full on the receiver, and adjust the transmitter's AF level until there's no AF clipping even when I play as hard as possible.

My tone is exactly the same as when I'm using an instrument cable, but that's probably because I'm using the same instrument cable to connect the receiver to my pedalboard. I was happy with my tone, but I wanted freedom to move. I haven't experienced any interference while using this at church(with lots of wireless mics), in the studio, and while walking through various parts of my home for fun.

The receiver is in a nice metal housing and seems very solid. The transmitter is made of plastic but it feels like a high quality plastic,is nice and light, and is equipped with nice belt clip. I will soon be investing in a holder for it to attach to my strap, A little extra care will definitely keep things working.

I personally like the look of both the receiver and transmitter. Sleek and simple.

My only minor issue is that it only has one fixed frequency, and only three variations to choose from. I was well aware of this when I purchased it, and it's not a problem for me, but will definitely be a problem for people who want to use more than three of this system at once.

Overall, I think this is a great system for people who are just getting into the wireless field and don't wanna break the bank, as well as for experienced and professional players who may need something lighter for smaller venues.

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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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4.0

My son really likes!!

By OZ

from NC

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Easy To Use

Cons

  • Bulky/Heavy

Best Uses

    Comments about AKG WMS 40 Mini Instrument Wireless System:

    It's not light, it's a little heavier than expected!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    WMS 40 is great

    By gaff

    from washington

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about AKG WMS 40 Mini Instrument Wireless System:

      Just plug it in and go, no muss, no fuss and no training period of how to use.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best Wireless System for the Money

      By GuitarMan

      from Athens, GA

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Mobile DJ
        • Performances

        Comments about AKG WMS 40 Mini Instrument Wireless System:

        Best wireless acoustic guitar pack that I have used for the money. This is my second one. Now have A and C. My first one is still going strong after 2 years. Just make sure you buy different frequency units - A, B or C if you buy multiples of these wireless systems. Otherwise they will conflict with each other.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Not bad for the price

        By Wham Bam

        from Los Angeles

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Limited Functions

        Best Uses

        • Performances

        Comments about AKG WMS 40 Mini Instrument Wireless System:

        Decent sound. High end is compressed, need to turn up treble to equalize. The power supply cable is short and a 12volt which is inconvenient if you want to run pedals through it.

         
        5.0

        Good product. I would buy it again

        By Deacon

        from Fayetteville, NC

        About Me Experienced

        Ask me a question

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio
          • Performances

          Comments about AKG WMS 40 Mini Instrument Wireless System:

          I have only used this wireless once at a performance. I also tried it out when I first received it. I am very pleased with the performance and the sound.

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Do not try to use 2 or more.

          By The innocuous slater

          from UNT Texas

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

          • Poor Sound Quality
          • Unreliable

          Best Uses

            Comments about AKG WMS 40 Mini Instrument Wireless System:

            Made the mistake of using 2 units. Both units use the same channel and couldn't cope with being used together. System static if the mics are turned to off, needed to have one muted in order to stop. Having one muted and the other on, was simply painful. Sound quality was acceptable 70% of the time. Even removing the second mic and receiver, the sound quality was unreliable at best. May be useful in armature use as a quick plug backup.

             
            5.0

            great deal ,great sound .

            By robert

            from undisclosed

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • Performances

              Comments about AKG WMS 40 Mini Instrument Wireless System:

              use on my behringer v-amp studio silent operation,and no scratchy thru my 2000 watt behringer driver w 8-10's either so it is great live too.

               
              5.0

              WIRELESS

              By Thisoldguitar

              from Annapolis MD

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Home Studio

                Comments about AKG WMS 40 Mini Instrument Wireless System:

                OK, so I'm old (school) and it never occurred to me before, but my recent wireless headphones Made it so easy to LISTEN to the music i love. It didn't take long for this next lightbulb: wouldn't it be amazing to PLAY the music i love wirelessly?! Wonder what's next.
                This works with bass and guitar.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Arrived broken. Luckily I bought it from Musicians Friend

                By CCW

                from Minnesota

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about AKG WMS 40 Mini Instrument Wireless System:

                Although the wireless system did not work when opened I was dealing with one of the most reputable companies online. No questions except; did I want to exchange or get a refund. Purchase anything from Musicians Friend without regrets.

                 
                4.0

                good for the price$$$$$$

                By william wannabee

                from bawston , ma

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Limited Functions

                Best Uses

                • Home Studio

                Comments about AKG WMS 40 Mini Instrument Wireless System:

                requiring 9-15 feet between receiver and transmitter in a small practice room can be challenging.you need a long chord to get receiver away from the amp that you want to sit by.kinda defeating the wireless purpose.

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