I have been asked to be a tech consult for a local theatre company. Here is the issue: They are using a mix of Shure ULX and Audio technica wireless systems. Most of the principals have a countryman mic (or at least a knockoff) but the minor roles usually have to make do with the stock SM93 lapel mics. They are going to be taping the mics to the actors faces and I noticed that they were placing the mics with the diode facing out away from the actors cheek. Now I dont claim to be the final word on mic placement but it seems that the diode should be facing the source. I 've heard their shows before and they ALWAYS have major sound issues yet they wont really listen to anyone. I would love to hear what you all would do given the circumstance as far as mic placement on the face. Now I know that this is not an ideal situation but if they want to keep it the way it was, diode into the face or out? Thanks folks!