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8ch rig for 18 cities in USA and 8 in Europe in 2020

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Loren Miller:
This is still in its infancy but I might be putting together an 8ch rig for major cities in the USA and a handful of European cities (UK, Spain, Germany, France, Portugal and Italy)

The main reason to put our own rig together was the huge difference in quality from city to city and vendor to vendor. The countryman headsets that I put in the request were typical countryman, broken. Then came the scramble. Eventually started to request DPA but costs went through the roof. So I am toying around with putting together a wireless rack and just add it to the freight truck between shows.

I assume to do this tour with 1 rig I need as much spectrum as I can get, but Europe adds some variable I am hoping you guys can shed some light on. I've done some preliminary research and it seems that UHF is good for Europe (I know crazy license in UK required).

Question: Can ULXD swing this in 1 freq or am I gonna have to mortgage the farm and get axient?

Gig: all taking head corporate bread and butter

Thanks,
Loren

John Sulek:

--- Quote from: Loren Miller on November 15, 2019, 05:06:04 pm ---This is still in its infancy but I might be putting together an 8ch rig for major cities in the USA and a handful of European cities (UK, Spain, Germany, France, Portugal and Italy)

The main reason to put our own rig together was the huge difference in quality from city to city and vendor to vendor. The countryman headsets that I put in the request were typical countryman, broken. Then came the scramble. Eventually started to request DPA but costs went through the roof. So I am toying around with putting together a wireless rack and just add it to the freight truck between shows.

I assume to do this tour with 1 rig I need as much spectrum as I can get, but Europe adds some variable I am hoping you guys can shed some light on. I've done some preliminary research and it seems that UHF is good for Europe (I know crazy license in UK required).

Question: Can ULXD swing this in 1 freq or am I gonna have to mortgage the farm and get axient?

Gig: all taking head corporate bread and butter

Thanks,
Loren

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 To cover that many regions...I would look at wideband tuning tx and rx like Axient D, Wisycom, perhaps Senn 6000 but the tx aren't as wide tuning range as the rx.
 When I upgraded an artist's kit in 2018, we couldn't find a single ULXD freq block that we could be confident to find clear spectrum for, in all North American and UK markets as things move forward.

Ike Zimbel:

--- Quote from: John Sulek on November 15, 2019, 05:14:49 pm --- To cover that many regions...I would look at wideband tuning tx and rx like Axient D, Wisycom, perhaps Senn 6000 but the tx aren't as wide tuning range as the rx.
 When I upgraded an artist's kit in 2018, we couldn't find a single ULXD freq block that we could be confident to find clear spectrum for, in all North American and UK markets as things move forward.

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What John said. I recommend Axient Digital. I have used it successfully all over the US and Canada, in the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand and Japan. As soon as you have to buy two of anything cheap, (because of band issues) you may as well spend the $$ and get AD. Buying two of the 4 Ch receivers should offer some savings over buying four two channel systems.

Loren Miller:
thanks for confirming my suspicions!

I didnít know that the senn 6000 tx are narrower than the rx, that seems questionable?!?

My only complaint about Axient is the location of the power switch on the HH, turns a 1 hand operation into 2, very minor but annoying as all get out every time I use them?!?

Russell Ault:

--- Quote from: Loren Miller on November 16, 2019, 12:23:03 am ---I didnít know that the senn 6000 tx are narrower than the rx, that seems questionable?!?

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It's classic Sennheiser (Lectro did it as well). Wideband receivers (with less space constraints) are easier to build than wideband transmitters, and most of the top-tier Sennhieser gear out there (think 5212s, etc) will have two or three (or more) bands of TX per band of RX.


--- Quote from: Loren Miller on November 16, 2019, 12:23:03 am ---My only complaint about Axient is the location of the power switch on the HH, turns a 1 hand operation into 2, very minor but annoying as all get out every time I use them?!?

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You mean to say that you don't lock them out?

-Russ

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