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Thomas Lamb

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A wireless how to?
« on: November 28, 2012, 08:38:34 am »

So recently we've had some situations were having a backup wireless link (dual body packs) on the speaker would have been helpful. I'm looking at the new ULXD stuff and it can be setup to automatically switch at the receive end to the sign with the best RF and output the audio from 1 ch. that's all pretty straightforward. However, I'm assuming that most people do this with 2 microphones also (2 lavs) we typically use headsets (dpa 40series) so any advice on possibly splitting one 4066 to two body packs? Is it possible? I split mics all the time but never quite like this.
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Re: A wireless how to?
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2012, 10:12:52 am »

So recently we've had some situations were having a backup wireless link (dual body packs) on the speaker would have been helpful. I'm looking at the new ULXD stuff and it can be setup to automatically switch at the receive end to the sign with the best RF and output the audio from 1 ch. that's all pretty straightforward. However, I'm assuming that most people do this with 2 microphones also (2 lavs) we typically use headsets (dpa 40series) so any advice on possibly splitting one 4066 to two body packs? Is it possible? I split mics all the time but never quite like this.
My typical backup (a rarity nowadays) is to just use a lav on the second beltpack.  If you can get an omni headset to work, you can get a directional lav to work in the same situation (this is also assuming that simply because there IS a backup, you have the gear on-hand to deal with such changes in element type/placement).
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Re: A wireless how to?
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2012, 12:51:03 pm »

Last RF failure I had was a bad cable at the entry to the beltpak.  I would second the suggestion of making your backup a lav on a second beltpak.  A cardiod would give you a closer shot at getting the gain that a headset provided.

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Re: A wireless how to?
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2012, 05:16:14 pm »

So recently we've had some situations were having a backup wireless link (dual body packs) on the speaker would have been helpful. I'm looking at the new ULXD stuff and it can be setup to automatically switch at the receive end to the sign with the best RF and output the audio from 1 ch. that's all pretty straightforward. However, I'm assuming that most people do this with 2 microphones also (2 lavs) we typically use headsets (dpa 40series) so any advice on possibly splitting one 4066 to two body packs? Is it possible? I split mics all the time but never quite like this.
Don't do it. I see generally see more problems due to the cable/connector/mics than Rf hits and bodypack troubles.
Take a DPA 4061 and mount it to the 4066 boom just ahead of the ear with Hellerman sleeves or shrinkwrap.
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Re: A wireless how to?
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2012, 06:46:10 pm »

Don't do it. I see generally see more problems due to the cable/connector/mics than Rf hits and bodypack troubles.
Take a DPA 4061 and mount it to the 4066 boom just ahead of the ear with Hellerman sleeves or shrinkwrap.

I think I like that idea.
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