Inbetween clearcom and walkie talkies.

gabe

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Hi, at my high school a nice clear com set isn't in our budget right now but we're all tired of using Motorala Walkie Talkies. Does anybody have some suggestions for 3 to 4 unit systems that have a mid range price (mid range for a school that is)

Thanks.
 

Van

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Highly second that. Their gear is very simply made, but hold up much better then any other com gear I have worked with. Their headets are also better made in my opinion. They will also work with most telex systems.
 

koncept

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im begining to wish we went with them at the paces i have been.

i wouldnt mind having one of the behind the head head sets and a few wireless ones for flys... *dreams*
 

JSFox

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I have a Telex BTR300 wireless system I'll sell for about $3k. Includes base, 4 beltpacks, 4 Beyer headsets (or new PH88's or PH1's if you'd prefer), anteneas, power supply, etc. Works well, but we needed 2 channels so have upgraded to a BTR800.
 

Andy_Leviss

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Just to clarify, all of the PI brand headsets are fully compatible with ClearCom beltpacks, in addition to full PI systems being fully interchangeable with Clearcom systems. I tend to like the sound of ClearCom slightly better, but it's a difference only I'd ever notice, and because of the latching mic button on the beltpacks, I actually prefer the PI beltpacks for use with a phone-style handset.

At the shop, we actually have a bigger stock of PI than ClearCom, and typically only send ClearCom when it's specifically requested. PI boxes are generally built really sturdily, the only problem I typically see on them is noisy volume pots, but that's easy enough to fix with a good maintenance program. PI is also great about replacing/repairing broken equipment for a reasonable cost when it's not a warranty issue.

I'll generally happily work with either brand of gear, and PI is certainly a great option to look at if ClearCom is out of your budget.