Up time.

   If your system will be powered up 24/7, or will be used outdoors for extended periods in the summer heat ... allow for a few extra rack spaces to allow for better heat escape - put a 1u vent panel between each space of receivers.  Also derate any power supplies by 60% instead of our recommended 40% - these get hot too!  Maybe add force air cooling fans.

Receiver Location vs. Stage

   If you will locate the receiver rack more than 100ft from the center of the performance area, then it is advisable to use directional remote antennas.  If mounting the remote antennas more than 50ft (coax cable length) from the receivers, it is best to use active antennas or place inline RF amplifiers at the antenna to drive more signal to the receivers.

Transportation and storage

   Will the rack be stationary, used throughout the one facility or transported to multiple remote facilities.  This affects the case choice, wiring standards, whether it is better to split a large system into smaller modules.  We commonly build modules of 4 or 8 channels - self contained for antenna distribution, and linked together if all are used together.

One implementation for a 24 channel system was built as 3x 8 channel blocks with active hybrid antenna distribution so each rack only needed 2 antenna inputs for diversity reception.  One of the three had an extra active antenna divider so that s single pair of paddle antennas could feed all three (4) racks.  The client could then use whatever best suited the activity and since he had to move it around the town he was in, he could easily carry the pieces in his small hatchback - try that with a 5ft tall rack with a full set of receivers, antenna distribution boxes and storage drawers!!


​The Basic Series is basically what all our competition sell​.  Like them we leave the antennas inside the case, but we still streamline everything.  Smallest possible footprint, consolidated power supply to get rid of all the wall warts, and a 10ft XLR loom (or to 1/4" if you need it) so you don't have to go fishing around inside the case to connect the system to your mixer.

4 channel AT2000 with BLF4 lavs.

  • 4x ATW2100R receivers
  • 4x ATW matching Bodypack Transmitters
  • 4 Bodymics Broadway BLF4x-AT Lavs in black, cream or mixed
  • 4u SKB Shallow rotomolded Roadcase
  • 10' 4 channel XLR-XLR loom
  • 2x AP4 Antenna Mounting Panels (8 antennas)
  • 5A 12v DC power brick with 4 outputs
  • Storage Shelf and sleeve for Bodypack Transmitters and microphones


12 channel Shure SLX with BED4 earsets 

  • 12x Shure SLX4 receivers
  • 12x Shure SLX1 bodypack transmitters
  • 14x Bodymics lavs or earsets or headsets
  • 1 Active-passive hybrid antenna distribution system
  • 2x Active directional paddle antennas
  • 8u SKB rotomolded case
  • AP2 antenna mounting panel
  • 2x 5A 12v power bricks with 4 outputs
  • 2u storage drawer
  • 3x 10ft way way XLR-XLR loom


  • Choose your brand and model
  • Choose transmitters - bodypacks, HH, both or a mix
  • Choose your microphone elements for bodypacks
  • Whip Antennas or optional choices
  • Choose rack/roadcase size and style
  • Optional - Reduced antenna count



Wireless System

  • Choose Brand
  • Choose Model
  • Choose frequency band (important if you are using it around other existing wireless systems)
  • Choose # of receiver channels
  • Choose # of bodypack transmitters
  • Choose number of handheld transmitters and type (if relevant)

Bodypack microphones

  • Choose quantity, type, model
  • Can mix and match
  • Can (and should) have more mics than bodypack transmitters

Antenna Systems

  • Choose, full count, half count or just 2 antennas
  • Choose active, passive or hybrid antenna splitters, brand?
  • Choose antenna type - whips, paddles, active, passive

Power Supplies

  • How many spare AC outlets do you want available (after powering components in the rack)
  • Do you want redundant DC power supplies in case of failure?

Audio Output Loom

  • loom or connector panel
  • if loom, length (standard is 10')
  • Termination at mixer end (standard is male XLR)


  • Size - how many spare rack spaces do you want over and above those needed for receivers, dividers and antenna mounting
  • Do you want a rolling case
  • What style - ATA, plastic, studio timber, studio steel, wall mounted steel.
  • Brand preference

Other Considerations

Your system can be built into a rack of your choosing, from simple timber studio racks through to fully ATA compliant roadcases, SKB rotomold case, Gator rolling rack bags, our low cost polyethylene molded cases or even el-cheapo ABS cases - you choose.  We will even fit everything into your case!

We fit all our systems with simple rack-mounted power strips and power the receivers from 1 or 2 common power supplies rather than a single wall wart per receiver.  This saves  a lot of space and weight.

Check out our simple comparison chart here.

The Compact Series is our lowest cost racking solution with rear mounted antennas.  We mount the receivers, move all the antennas to the back panel so they are not lost inside the case and can be oriented correctly to get maximum performance.


About our racked ready to use systems.

We take all the worry and hassle out of building your system - you tell us what you want and we build it.  Choose brand and model of wireless systems, microphone brand/models, what sort of rack you need, preferred power, mic storage and antenna options.  We have four "standard" configurations, all of which are modified to your requirements - Basic, Compact, Show Ready and Tour Ready.

  • Show ready choices plus
  • Cooling options
  • ​Shock Racks
  • Heavier duty internal cabling


Racks & Power

Above all else we strongly suggest that any racked up system must have the antennas mounted on rack panels near the top of the rack.  This gives much better RF pickup than antennas buried inside a rack.

Bodymics also manufactures passive antenna splitters plus we sell those from the major brands - these halve your antenna count with little signal loss.

If you want to further reduce the antenna count, we can install active antenna distribution systems.

  • Choose your brand and model
  • Choose transmitters - bodypacks, HH, both or a mix - normally supplied with a couple of spare transmitters
  • Choose your microphone elements for bodypacks - again with spares
  • Choose active-passive hybrid or active antenna distribution
  • Active directional antennas
  • Choose rack/roadcase size and style
  • Optional - storage elements


The Show Ready Series is the truly professional way to rack the system.  We mount the receivers, use antenna distribution systems to reduce the antenna count to just 2 antennas -  directional paddle antennas or whips.

We can add storage options too

Preconfigured Sets

Bodymics recommends systems from:

  • Audio-Technica
  • Direct Imports (U400)
  • Sennheiser
  • Shure

Whether you want to spend a little or a lot we can find a features vs. performance vs. cost compromise to suit your budgets.

Our standard systems are based on bodypack transmitters, but we can supply handheld transmitters either instead of or as well as bodypacks.​​

Check List

Wireless Systems

Phone: 1-908-899-1277

The Tour Ready Series is puts the Show Ready systems on steroids.  We will only use ATA standard cases, add cooling fans and normally supply them with both bodypack transmitters and handheld transmitter microphones.