Ensuring first-class audio performance for himself is one thing, but matters can become considerably more challenging when outfitting non-entertainment industry people with audio equipment.


Working in multiple capacities for a wide range of activities, Tod Peavy—known professionally as DJTOD—is a man of many hats. In addition to providing musical entertainment and frequently serving as the announcer, he is also responsible for the event’s sound reinforcement services, and this routinely involves providing microphones and equipment for others to use.

“For corporate events where there are multiple speakers and presenters,” says DJTOD, “I’m responsible for prepping the microphones. This involves not only a handheld stage mic, it usually includes outfitting the presenters with earset mics and wireless systems so they have the ability to move about and present their material without being ‘tethered’ with a conventional cabled microphone.”


“This is why I’ve become so fond of Countryman’s E6 Omni Earset Mics. I have five of them, encompassing the W5, W6, and W7 sensitivity ranges, which enable me to address a wide range of input sound levels. Combined with my Shure UR4D and SLX wireless systems, I’m able to outfit a presenter with a wireless mic that is well tailored to the nature of the event.”



When queried about those features and characteristics of the E6 that make these microphones so important to his work, he offered the following thoughts, “With the Countryman E6, the audio quality is crisp, clear, and perfect every time. As an earset microphone, the mic’s capsule remains fixed in relation to the person’s mouth, which provides a consistent sound regardless of how much that person may move about. This ensures a high level of speech intelligibility so the audience can clearly understand what’s taking place.”

“The fact that the E6 is so light and small is equally important,” he continued. “Once that mic is positioned on the person, they tend not to think about it. Being as light and discreet in appearance as it is, the E6 is never distracting and this enables the presenter to focus on their materials.”

Before shifting his focus to an upcoming engagement, DJTOD offered these final comments, “I would never go to any event without my Countryman mics close at hand. The reputation I’ve gained for quality sound has been so strong that several competitors have called just to find out what I use—and three of them have already ordered their own Countryman mics.”


“Two of my friends travel doing speaking engagements and they, too, have purchased their own Countryman mics to take with them on the road—with multiple cables so they can hook into almost any type of wireless system.   I am so thankful for my Countryman mics and the great service they provide my clients.”

Originally posted 2013-03-20 17:01:39.