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mark anderson

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Re: Wireless instrument / guitar system
« Reply #30 on: January 02, 2009, 05:53:39 pm »

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As to range, at the first practice she wasn't 100% happy with it's sound until she remembered to attach the antennas..... Rolling Eyes It worked, but the response wasn't very clean. I'm not too worried about range on the stages we play.

There shouldn't be any signal degradation, it's either receiving or it's not. It drops to mute when it loses signal, at least that's been my experience.

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Re: Wireless instrument / guitar system
« Reply #31 on: January 04, 2009, 08:35:32 am »

It would also be nice to be able to plug in an external battery pack. A pack containing AA or C batteries would give a long life and be inexpensive to refill. Maybe even Lithium 123 batteries? I did something similar with an old Williams Sound Hearing assist receiver that has the 9volt head on a cable. I plug a universal power supply into that and feed a secondary set of speakers off of it. I need to try doing this with a newer set which only has the 9 Volt battery contacts.
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Re: Wireless instrument / guitar system
« Reply #32 on: January 19, 2009, 11:04:15 pm »

Greetings.  I recently purchased an X2 wireless system for my bass guitar after using an EV model for years.  I was extremely pleased with the sound quality. In fact, I believe it was quite an improvement to my overall sound through the P.A. . I took the gamble after reading through all the posts on PSW and I'm glad that I did. I actually had at least 3 comments from listeners in the club that stated they really liked how "big" the band sounded. I could only surmise that it was the X2 that made the difference seeing that was the only thing that had changed.  I purchased the X2 through MF  because you can return it after 30 days if not satisfied.  Of course you have to pay shipping but its a small price to pay to check some nice gear out. Where I live the selection of decent equipment is limited  so this is really the only alternative for me.  I don't think anyone will be disappointed  with this unit.  Cheers,  BG
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Re: Wireless instrument / guitar system
« Reply #33 on: January 20, 2009, 04:14:12 pm »

Been engineering for a while and have toured with many wireless guitar units and hands down the best sounding/quality unit is the lectrosonics IS400 system.  The beltpack is extremely rugged and will hold up to any abuse you send its way.  Bang for buck the best system I own.  That and it sounds just like a cable, can't beat it...  Just my 2 cents.

http://www.lectrosonics.com/wireless/400/is400.htm
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Re: Wireless instrument / guitar system
« Reply #34 on: January 20, 2009, 04:49:31 pm »

Mark Anderson wrote on Fri, 02 January 2009 17:51

I was told by X2 that the rechargeables don't work well with the transmitter. I'm getting 4+ hours out of each Duracell procell that I use. Not bad IMO. I'd prefer the rechargables environmentally so let me know how they work for you. The receiver really eats batteries and I use a plug for that.

Why they don't make a wireless transmitter with a place to plug in a power cord I'll never know.  Embarassed  Laughing



OK - I've used my newfangled rechargeable 9 volt batteries in the transmitter a few times now and they work!  However they don't last very long and you might need to change a battery at the end of your 2nd set.  I did get one to last a full 3 sets one time.
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Re: Wireless instrument / guitar system
« Reply #35 on: January 20, 2009, 04:56:18 pm »

Ted Morgan wrote on Tue, 20 January 2009 16:14

Been engineering for a while and have toured with many wireless guitar units and hands down the best sounding/quality unit is the lectrosonics IS400 system.  The beltpack is extremely rugged and will hold up to any abuse you send its way.  Bang for buck the best system I own.  That and it sounds just like a cable, can't beat it...  Just my 2 cents.

http://www.lectrosonics.com/wireless/400/is400.htm


Ted,
The IS400 is the only other unit I have found that does not degrade the tone of your instrument. Having used one for a while I can say that I was impressed with the sound and the construction. I'll also note that the IS400 is also a digital system and not compounder dependent. Now that I've said that I'm still not sure I'm willing to pay upwards of $1600 per unit knowing I can have the same performance in a $400 unit and carry 3 spares for use as needed. But all in all, the IS400 IS a great unit.
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Re: Wireless instrument / guitar system
« Reply #36 on: January 20, 2009, 05:04:23 pm »

Bob Leonard wrote on Tue, 20 January 2009 16:56

Ted Morgan wrote on Tue, 20 January 2009 16:14

Been engineering for a while and have toured with many wireless guitar units and hands down the best sounding/quality unit is the lectrosonics IS400 system.  The beltpack is extremely rugged and will hold up to any abuse you send its way.  Bang for buck the best system I own.  That and it sounds just like a cable, can't beat it...  Just my 2 cents.

http://www.lectrosonics.com/wireless/400/is400.htm


Ted,
The IS400 is the only other unit I have found that does not degrade the tone of your instrument. Having used one for a while I can say that I was impressed with the sound and the construction. I'll also note that the IS400 is also a digital system and not compounder dependent. Now that I've said that I'm still not sure I'm willing to pay upwards of $1600 per unit knowing I can have the same performance in a $400 unit and carry 3 spares for use as needed. But all in all, the IS400 IS a great unit.


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 I hear you on the price.  I don't always realize what lectro charges retail as I get it @ dealer cost.  But you have to admit, you can chuck that system across the room 3 or 4 times and not have anything to worry about. lol...  Now if you really want to spend a few bucks, check out their heritage transmitter...   http://www.lectrosonics.com/PressReleases/April01_IM/April_1 _IMh.htm
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Re: Wireless instrument / guitar system
« Reply #37 on: January 20, 2009, 06:07:24 pm »

Bob Leonard wrote on Tue, 20 January 2009 16:56

I'll also note that the IS400 is also a digital system and not compounder dependent.

Just to clarify, the Lectro is not really a digital system: The RF and the transmitted audio are completely analog. The audio however goes through a DSP prior to transmission (A/D/A), then again after reception (A/D/A), negating the need for a compander.
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Re: Wireless instrument / guitar system
« Reply #38 on: January 20, 2009, 06:29:37 pm »

Henry Cohen wrote on Tue, 20 January 2009 16:07

Bob Leonard wrote on Tue, 20 January 2009 16:56

I'll also note that the IS400 is also a digital system and not compounder dependent.

Just to clarify, the Lectro is not really a digital system: The RF and the transmitted audio are completely analog. The audio however goes through a DSP prior to transmission (A/D/A), then again after reception (A/D/A), negating the need for a compander.


Just to add to this, I want to point out that what we are doing is NOT a DSP compandor. Instead, it is a quadrature mirror filter arrangement, and it can only be done in the digital domain. What is transmitter over the air is only the error signal from a predictive algorithm.
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Re: Wireless instrument / guitar system
« Reply #39 on: January 20, 2009, 06:34:24 pm »

Karl Winkler wrote on Tue, 20 January 2009 18:29

Henry Cohen wrote on Tue, 20 January 2009 16:07

Bob Leonard wrote on Tue, 20 January 2009 16:56

I'll also note that the IS400 is also a digital system and not compounder dependent.

Just to clarify, the Lectro is not really a digital system: The RF and the transmitted audio are completely analog. The audio however goes through a DSP prior to transmission (A/D/A), then again after reception (A/D/A), negating the need for a compander.


Just to add to this, I want to point out that what we are doing is NOT a DSP compandor. Instead, it is a quadrature mirror filter arrangement, and it can only be done in the digital domain. What is transmitter over the air is only the error signal from a predictive algorithm.


D*mn Karl, gotta get all technical on him eh?  lol The man is just looking for a wireless guitar rig so he can do this... But you are right!
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