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Brian Adams

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Re: Question about advancements in wireless IEM
« Reply #30 on: September 28, 2019, 10:31:08 pm »

The Shure GLXD systems are 2.4 GHz and are used by tons of guitar players in everything from local bars to touring bands. I've personally used one for years in all sorts of situations and have never had a problem on stage. I will confess that during sound check if I roam the venue to get a first hand impression I can experience dropouts, but never seen this while on stage. My current band is using 3 GLXD systems, including one for the lead vocal mic and it has been rock solid in everything from small cafes with tons of WiFi hot spots nearby and microwave ovens in the venue to bigger shows with tons of people and their cell phones.

I should also add that my use case for wireless is quicker load in and strike, less clutter on stage, and fewer trip hazards. I'm not interested in running all over the place during a show. For this the GLXD systems have been perfect.

I have a couple GLXD guitar systems because I'd worked with several well-known touring acts using them, and they all had great things to say about them. I love them, and my artists do too.

They work great almost everywhere, but one venue in my area has a really crowded wifi spectrum and they won't work from more than 5 feet away on any channel. Always bring a cable, just in case!
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Re: Question about advancements in wireless IEM
« Reply #31 on: September 29, 2019, 02:32:58 am »

...... Always bring a cable, just in case!

^^^^^^^ THIS is my golden rule with any wireless system. I don't care how high end of a wireless system it is, there is always a chance some local interference could shut it down. I always bring cables for instruments and backup wired mics for any wireless mics (along with cables ;-)

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Re: Question about advancements in wireless IEM
« Reply #32 on: September 29, 2019, 03:18:31 am »

The key to a more reliable 2.4ghz wireless is using proper antennas. While this is true for most wireless, the 2.4ghz band can be more crowded due to the close proximity of phones an APís. You canít expect stellar performance from builtin or whip antennas. You need to use a proper antenna distributor and directional paddle antenna(s) to get the expected results.

Iíve seen horrific antenna placements. Why putting antennas at ground level (where half of the signal goes down into Ďthe basementí). Or putting antennas at the backside of a rack, blocking most of the signal. Or even having the antenna lobe close to metal surfaces. How about extending the 1/4-wave antenna cable to elevate it, but not providing any ground plane. The list can be made long...
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Re: Question about advancements in wireless IEM
« Reply #33 on: September 29, 2019, 03:55:02 am »

Just a note here, I play on a small stage every week and use a Sennheiser G2 IEM for that. I would take even that (in mono) over a wedge any day of the week, granted there is a decent mix to go with it.

I also use a pair of in-ears that cost like $80 (R900 ZAR). I can definitely appreciate appreciate the need to a pair of good custom moulded drivers but these have good isolation and get plenty loud enough without distortion.

Give me a decent IEM mix that doesn't cut out and I will be happy even if it's a little noisy because it will be far and away better then a wedge
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