Anyone else check their shell-to-shell connection?
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My thinking might be wrong here, but my guess is that the connected/not connected conundrum might be greatly influenced by how well the equipment is tied together by a common grounding. If all the communicating stuff has a solid common ground, all discharge should go there, and one doesn't want any discharge through the cat5 shielding. If the common ground is weak, one will want the shielding to be properly connected all the way so that any discharge doesn't have to jump any gaps.
So I ran my first service on our new X32. 3rd time I've mixed on one.We had two dropouts in 5 hours. Both were during speaking portions, didn't notice any drop outs during the worship set.Currently using UTP with ethercon from the board to the first box, and unshielded with no ethercon box to box.I guess whether we buy or not will depend on how annoyed people are with the drop outs.The board and boxes are on different circuits. The board is connected to a UPS, the snakes are not. No idea how much, if at all, that is contributing to the issue. I can take the board off the UPS but have no way to put the board and snakes on the same circuit.
Sigh, Behringer has said over and over that STP with Ethercon is the only supported configuration. Why not use the cable they spec?Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD
What are the old adages? "Buy once, cry once?" Or would "The wrong equipment at the right price is still the wrong equipment" apply more here?No offense, but you posted this as if you were surprised that the dropouts happened. It's pretty clear that this is a major risk of not using the proper cabling.I was pretty sure some of the video tests in this thread indicated that it made no difference whether or not they were on the same circuit or not. I haven't paid too much attention when my S16s power up, but I'd imagine they take at least a few seconds to fully power up and resync - my guess would the the dropout if it were a power issue to the S16 would end up being even longer (or more drops in a short period as the S16 disconnects, X32 recovers with no connection, then drops again as the S16 reconnects) than the dropout caused by not using the proper interconnect cable and as such I would strongly recommend looking into a UPS for that end as well, even if it is an old one from someone's office that will only provide power for 10 seconds - all you're going to be able to do is try to hold the system up during very quick power inconsistencies, obviously if the power goes out completely for any longer than 1/2 a second your amps will drop too and it will be understandable that you need to wait for things to come back up before sound resumes, I think the congregation will understand. However dropouts in the middle of a service where nothing else is anomalous will either get you glares from everyone or put a bad reputation on the equipment even though you're technically using it out of spec.On the flip side of this topic - We used our X32 and S16 all last summer and had absolutely no dropouts whatsoever using UTP/no ECs... (Obviously this was before this information had come out and was finally confirmed on using STP/ECs and the dangers of not doing so)... You can still bet your butt I'll be pushing to upgrade it properly because I'd rather know that I did everything to prevent dropouts even though they weren't happening vs letting it go and having the dropouts start later this year and then getting the bad rap from everyone about how the equipment is failling.
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