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Craig Hauber

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Re: Shure SLXD or Sennheiser EW-D
« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2021, 07:49:54 PM »

From the B&H listing:
"The receiver pairs with the transmitter via Bluetooth Low Energy from up to 120' away, enabling you to quickly pair the mic directly from the stage without having to bring it close to the receiver"

So, at some level, yeah, basically.

-Russ
No it doesn't
I was getting around 25' but that's about as far away as I could get without leaving the room, and totally lost connection once I did that.  Using an older model iPhone so quite possibly my blutooth implementation on that.
I had the receivers in the orchestra pit but could go far backstage into a separate building where the dressing rooms were and connect bluetooth the the transmitters.  Make adjustments and settings and then when going back to the stage building could update receivers as needed.
You need to have the bluetooth connection as there are absolutely no settings that can be made on the transmitters with local buttons.  It was nice to be able to change channels, gain and mute/pwr locks without pulling the TX out of the costumed performers pack holding belt, remove the "condoms" they were using as sweat guards and fiddling with tiny controls on a TX in a hurried rush between scenes.
One other nice feature that TX's have is that it will remember your power/mute lock settings across battery removal/replace.  Not that we ever had to as the rechargeable lasted at least 8-hours no problem.  But in testing you could eject the li-ion battery and swap in normal AA's and the pack would immediately come right back on without having to deal with the power switch -great for backstage minions fast-swapping without having to have wireless systems knowledge.
I am thinking of setting up a permanent tablet in the wireless rack that I can VNC into for over-the-network control and monitoring.  My control booth was 120' away from the RX rack and I ended up using an HD PTZ cam to remotely monitor RX displays to see front panel status.  (Which was necessary as there was some serious reception "birthing pains" in deploying this new system!)
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Russell Ault

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Re: Shure SLXD or Sennheiser EW-D
« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2021, 08:28:02 PM »

No it doesn't
I was getting around 25' but that's about as far away as I could get without leaving the room, and totally lost connection once I did that.  Using an older model iPhone so quite possibly my blutooth implementation on that. {...}

That's not surprising; Bluetooth is 2.4 GHz, so 120' is going to be a best-case scenario, with no congestion and full line-of-sight (it's possible that modern chipsets perform better, too).

{...} You need to have the bluetooth connection as there are absolutely no settings that can be made on the transmitters with local buttons. {...}

That's mildly terrifying.

{...} One other nice feature that TX's have is that it will remember your power/mute lock settings across battery removal/replace.  {...} you could eject the li-ion battery and swap in normal AA's and the pack would immediately come right back on without having to deal with the power switch {...}

For what it's worth, this is also true of all G3 and G4 Evolution TXs (and I think probably G2 as well, although it's been a while).

-Russ
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Re: Shure SLXD or Sennheiser EW-D
« Reply #12 on: August 16, 2021, 01:02:10 PM »

No it doesn't
I was getting around 25' but that's about as far away as I could get without leaving the room, and totally lost connection once I did that.  Using an older model iPhone so quite possibly my blutooth implementation on that.
I had the receivers in the orchestra pit but could go far backstage into a separate building where the dressing rooms were and connect bluetooth the the transmitters.  Make adjustments and settings and then when going back to the stage building could update receivers as needed.
You need to have the bluetooth connection as there are absolutely no settings that can be made on the transmitters with local buttons.  It was nice to be able to change channels, gain and mute/pwr locks without pulling the TX out of the costumed performers pack holding belt, remove the "condoms" they were using as sweat guards and fiddling with tiny controls on a TX in a hurried rush between scenes.
One other nice feature that TX's have is that it will remember your power/mute lock settings across battery removal/replace.  Not that we ever had to as the rechargeable lasted at least 8-hours no problem.  But in testing you could eject the li-ion battery and swap in normal AA's and the pack would immediately come right back on without having to deal with the power switch -great for backstage minions fast-swapping without having to have wireless systems knowledge.
I am thinking of setting up a permanent tablet in the wireless rack that I can VNC into for over-the-network control and monitoring.  My control booth was 120' away from the RX rack and I ended up using an HD PTZ cam to remotely monitor RX displays to see front panel status.  (Which was necessary as there was some serious reception "birthing pains" in deploying this new system!)

It would be great if they provide a hub that can transmit the BLE over Ethernet (Like Showlink, which use same freq though uses zigbee which allows multiple mesh antenna), but so far no comments from their last seminar :-\

There is another seminar showing on 20th Aug wonder what product they will release again. Maybe someone could try making a BLE Repeater network using Rasberry PI, that would be fun.
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Re: Shure SLXD or Sennheiser EW-D
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