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I own a Samson Synth 32 wireless microphone system. Model numbers Receiver (bass station) R32M and transmitter (hand held microphone) H32M. I have narrowed down the problem to the microphone since I own two of these identical systems with microphones. I am getting a signal to the receiver including when I place the microphone on mute... but no sound. When the sound is turned up on the mixing board... I do get a slight "Pop" when I power off the microphone. What would it take to repair and/or is there a place I can purchase parts or a new/used microphone to go with the system. I also am curious to find out if there are wireless microphones that would work with the system that may not be the "Samson" exact model?

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  • lasersound Aug 26, 2010

    Thanks SilverDragon!



    No luck on the contacts portion and exchanging batteries. I'm not as handy going any farther which would require taking parts of the microphone apart that I am not comfortable doing nor do I have the tools to do so. I have the ability to solder but I'm really not the best nor do I have the best equipment for that.

    I guess my next question would be since it seems that I have exhausted all of the basic or easy trouble shooting ideas... is there a place to purchase this type of microphone transmitter - Samson H32M even though it is discontinued. I tried my luck on e-bay and some other site with no luck... last time it appeared on e-bay was in 2009.

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Hi, Radio Mic's can be great tools, but are devils for going faulty. They generally use an Electret Mic, this Mic requires Power to make it go. (Many problem are caused by Bad batteries, so these must be checked, and ideally swapped for known good ones. Also Check the battery connector too, it must be intact and clean and shinny, give it a rough up with sandpaper if unsure. Another point of failure is the On/Off switch, the battery side connection often comes off, and needs to be re-soldered) Anyway the signal from the electret. this then drives the FM transmitter, and the received signal is decoded, and you can hear it.
Now, you say that there is a "pop" when it is switched ON, well this at least gives us some hope, It is very ODD that BOTH of them are "Faulty" ? I would tend to look elsewhere? IF after you have checked out all the points I raised above, are attended to. and the Mic's check out OK. Maybe they have drifted off frequency, often there are trimmers inside the receiver to adjust..
Now these units can be obtained on eBay and the like very inexpensively indeed. As for repair again, eBay is the best.
If you can tune the transmitter, or know the frequency to tune the transmitter to. Now, then what I have done in the past is obtained a FM Transmitter Mic, kitset, made the kitset up, and then ripped the "Old" electronics out of the :"Old" mic housing and shoehorning in the new working kitset. tuned into the Receiver.
Always get a pair working standalone first, then after you get the Mic working out through the receiver, then, and only then use the receiver with "Other" things.

Posted on Aug 25, 2010

  • srr92771 Nov 01, 2010

    I had a customer with the same problem a couple of years ago. I ended up ordering a new mic for the system, and when it arrived, they decided they didn't want it. If you have any interest, I still have it. It cost me almost a hundred dollars from Samson. I'd be happy to get forty back on the deal if you still need a replacement. My email is srr92771@aol.com Thanks!

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