Reviews & Testimonials

The musical "Annie" enhanced by Bartlett Stage Floor Mics April 21 2015

Dear Bruce,

Just wanted to touch base and say how well the Bartlett Stage Floor Mics performed this past weekend.  We had a cast of over 40 kids for our production of "Annie." 

In the past, I always had problems with the big chorus numbers where there are a lot of kids onstage at the same time singing and dancing.  Not this time!  The sound of the chorus singers was clear as a bell.  It carried to the audience beautifully, and mixed very well with our CD soundtrack.  Once we filled the hall with the audience, feedback was not an issue.  I was a little concerned about feedback during our rehearsals but I think that's because the room in which we do the show is relatively narrow, with high ceilings and full of hard surfaces with little acoustical padding.  But, once the audience arrived (full houses each night) I had no problems with feedback.

We used 8 wireless head mics on our lead actors, and I was able to mix those well in combination with your Stage Floor Mics. -- Ron Wilkerson


Bartlett Mic Survives Hit by Hockey Puck January 27 2015


Greg Tye is Director of Broadcast Services for the Toledo Walleye Hockey Club. In their hockey broadcast's audio system they use six TM-125 mics (now called Stage Floor Mic) mounted high on the plexiglass puck shield behind each of the goals, attached with Velcro.Greg told us,

"This past weekend we had one of our mics hit by a puck. The shot sheared the cover off the mic, but it stuck to the plexiglass and STILL WORKS! Amazing. The game was stopped temporarily as the cover fell onto the rink, was picked up by the referee and handed to our camera man [see video below].

The mics are proven tough and sound great. We're very happy with them.This isn't actually the only time the mics have been hit. We've repaired/replaced two cables that were damaged by pucks but the mics still work."

A video of the event is here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKLJvS27HkY

Praise for Bartlett Floor Mics May 21 2014

"I am Todor Gerdzikov, a sound engineer at State Opera house in town of Stara Zagora, Bulgaria. It’s been always a challenge to find a good balance between the orchestra and the voices. Usually the orchestra was louder than soloists and/or choir. I tried some shotguns and hanging mics for picking up the voices from the stage, but the result was unsatisfactory. 

We bought 3 of your TM-125 floor mics [now the Stage Floor Mic].

 And the result was stunning!!! I couldn’t pick up any better the voices from the stage, even from about 45 feet distance.  I’ve used them at outdoor performances too.

  Last week we performed Verdi’s “Nabucco” at one of the largest halls in Sofia. We were very worried about the sound, having heard from different sources that there’s big problem with the sound. I brought my 3 Bartlett floor mics and when we tested them with the crew from hall, the sound was brilliant!!!  I just cut out some frequencies to avoid feedback and get the highest level. They couldn’t believe what they heard. Your mics saved the day!!! A hall that seats 3700 people with stage about 65 by 50 feet and all the sound from the stage was picked up only by your 3 mics.

The hall was equiped with two clusters of Yamaha S215V hung high up on the 65-ft high ceiling, pointed at different directions, about 30 feet further distance from the floor mics.  We even didn’t use the maximum level, but had to keep it down. The sound engineer said something like "No it is not possible"... or "Oh man I should get myself a bunch of those mics". 

I express my big satisfaction of your products! Well done. Wherever I go I recommend them to my colleagues and everyone is amazed by their performance."

Todor Gerdzikovsound engineer, State Opera of Stara Zagora, Bulgaria


Miking hockey players with Bartlett Stage Floor Mics March 05 2014

Our Stage Floor Mics work well to pick up the skating sounds in a hockey rink. Sound engineer Steve Koubridis used clear tape to mount 10 mics on the clear puck shield in a hockey rink in Winnepeg. Steve said, "The mics worked better than I expected. I was amazed at how much PA they rejected. The mics also captured more of the players yelling at each other and for my taste just enough skate sound. I ran them flat [without EQ]. Overall thrilled."