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Jerome Casinger

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Re: Audio Technica M2 In-Ear Drop Outs becoming more common......
« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2016, 08:52:28 am »

Interesting. I realize now looking at the map I was right next to an airport as well, not sure if that has anything to do with it.  I have had this unit a while, is this band typically ok, or when/if I upgrade is their a better band for future to be in?  I am looking at maybe putting this as a spare unit and getting a Senny EW300's or Shure 900 series unit.

That would be an L band system. The tuning range covers 5.5 TV channels, 2 of which are occupied. You are likely to get interference if you are using a frequency between 620-626MHz, or 632-638MHz. Those are the ranges of the 2 DTV channels in that zip code.

There may be other local sources of interference.

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« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2016, 11:27:12 am »

Interesting. I realize now looking at the map I was right next to an airport as well, not sure if that has anything to do with it.  I have had this unit a while, is this band typically ok, or when/if I upgrade is their a better band for future to be in?  I am looking at maybe putting this as a spare unit and getting a Senny EW300's or Shure 900 series unit.

What frequency in the L Band are you tuned to now?
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« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2016, 12:54:31 pm »

Jerome,

I notice that you have the limiter bypassed - is that intentional?

As you've noticed with this interference, wireless IEMs can do a lot of damage quickly if something goes awry; I suggest engaging the limiter or looking into an in-between unit like this:

http://preservear.com/store/


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Re: Audio Technica M2 In-Ear Drop Outs becoming more common......
« Reply #13 on: December 27, 2016, 07:49:04 pm »

Jerome,

I notice that you have the limiter bypassed - is that intentional?

As you've noticed with this interference, wireless IEMs can do a lot of damage quickly if something goes awry; I suggest engaging the limiter or looking into an in-between unit like this:

http://preservear.com/store/


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That wasnt my post, I do have protection in my system.

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Re: Audio Technica M2 In-Ear Drop Outs becoming more common......
« Reply #14 on: December 27, 2016, 08:57:06 pm »

Jerome,

I notice that you have the limiter bypassed - is that intentional?

As you've noticed with this interference, wireless IEMs can do a lot of damage quickly if something goes awry; I suggest engaging the limiter or looking into an in-between unit like this:

http://preservear.com/store/


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Hey Jordan, that was my photo. I bypass mine when I have access to a better (variable threshold) limiter. I believe I was receiving from a Behringer P16 sometime before I snapped that photo. It has an adjustable limiter, so I had the built-in IEM limiter bypassed.
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« Reply #15 on: December 29, 2016, 01:33:19 pm »

Hey Jordan, that was my photo. I bypass mine when I have access to a better (variable threshold) limiter. I believe I was receiving from a Behringer P16 sometime before I snapped that photo. It has an adjustable limiter, so I had the built-in IEM limiter bypassed.

Keep in mind, though, that there is a difference between having a limiter in front of your IEM transmitter, and having one in your receiver. The limiter in the receiver can help prevent hearing loss in the case of RF "hits" etc, while the one in front of the transmitter can't do that.
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« Reply #16 on: December 29, 2016, 02:58:33 pm »

Keep in mind, though, that there is a difference between having a limiter in front of your IEM transmitter, and having one in your receiver. The limiter in the receiver can help prevent hearing loss in the case of RF "hits" etc, while the one in front of the transmitter can't do that.
I remember reading about that in a recent thread. While I've never experienced a loud RF hit, it's still good advice. Thanks.
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« Reply #17 on: December 29, 2016, 05:01:42 pm »

I remember reading about that in a recent thread. While I've never experienced a loud RF hit, it's still good advice. Thanks.

If you've experienced drop outs due to receiver desensitization by interference, you're in a good position to experience an RF "hit," too.

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« Reply #18 on: December 29, 2016, 05:12:31 pm »

If you're experiencing drop outs due to receiver desensitization by interference, you're in a good position to experience an RF "hit," too.

Any improvement regarding those dropouts?
Deferring to Jerome...
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« Reply #19 on: December 29, 2016, 05:13:56 pm »

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