Globetrotting the World With EAR And Shure
The world famous Harlem Globtrotters have been entertaining fans all over the world for over 85 years. Their technical wizardry on the basketball court along with their humor has been a winning combination for their fans. Being able to hear the players and their hardwork splitting comedy is the key to that success.
The Globetrotters have been using wireless microphones at games for years but it was a typical road weary collection of systems and wires that you often see in system traveled the world over. The wear and tear of their constant travel schedule and equipment demands became a head ache with constant repairs and a challenge to keep operating. The Globetrotters turned to EAR for a custom but simple set of solutions. Jerry Delgado at EAR propose a roadworthy solution for their wireless mic systems.
Jerry suggested Shure’s flagship UHF-R system (SHU-UR14DG1) coupled with Countryman B6 lavaliere microphones which offer great protection from sweat and secure rugged connections. Everything was installed in a specialty design SKB shockmount rolling rackmount case for a quick easy setup once they arrive at one of the 100’s venues they perform at yearly.
The systems have worked well but with the amounts of dates both nationally and internationally the Harlem Globetrotters do understand that inevitably something is bound to fail. Airlines and trucking companies can challenge even the toughest gear. EAR has been integral in making sure the systems stay in top form. Whether it’s replacing parts or repairs, the systems come in for seasonal “tune-ups” and have been performing with minimal downtime.
EAR offers volume based discounts and special educational and government pricing. We can help you find the right product to meet your system needs and price point. EAR has been a Shure reseller since 1978 and is one of their most experienced professional resellers featuring individual products at great prices or design and installation of complete systems.
Whether you have demanding international travel requirements, or cost effective local requirements, EAR can help. We provide free system advice and can suggest the best way to get the most from your system purchase.