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Title: DPA 4066 for Shure BLX?
Post by: Peder . Berentzen on September 19, 2018, 03:22:45 pm
I am trying to find out if the Shure BLX beltpack will work with the DPA 4066 headworn mic.

The mics that Shure suggests using with BLX are all cardioid - apart from one omni which is a one-ear mic. For this purpose an omni two-ear mounted mic is wanted.

I have tried to find the mic power limitations of the BLX1 beltpack, but so far no luck. My DPA rep told me that the 4066 requires a 5V supply.

- Has anyone tried a DPA on the BLX1 transmitter?

- Does anyone know the spec of the power supplied to the mic by the BLX beltpack?

Thanks for any help!
Peder Berentzen
Title: Re: DPA 4066 for Shure BLX?
Post by: Justice C. Bigler on September 19, 2018, 03:36:35 pm
As long as it had the correct connector for the mic element, I don't see why it wouldn't work. Pretty much all the lavalier and headset mics are interchangeable as long as the connector is right.
Title: Re: DPA 4066 for Shure BLX?
Post by: scottstephens on September 19, 2018, 04:15:30 pm
why would you put a $700 mic on a $250 unit? Just wondering, I'm not trying to be a dick, but this question begs the question.

Scott
Title: Re: DPA 4066 for Shure BLX?
Post by: Justice C. Bigler on September 19, 2018, 04:27:12 pm
why would you put a $700 mic on a $250 unit? Just wondering, I'm not trying to be a dick, but this question begs the question.

Scott
Maybe an artist is bringing their own mic and want the venue to provide the transmitter?



Title: Re: DPA 4066 for Shure BLX?
Post by: Caleb Dueck on September 19, 2018, 04:34:36 pm
why would you put a $700 mic on a $250 unit? Just wondering, I'm not trying to be a dick, but this question begs the question.

Scott
Agreed.  Get QLXD and then a DPA mic. 

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Title: Re: DPA 4066 for Shure BLX?
Post by: Peder . Berentzen on September 19, 2018, 05:50:08 pm
Thanks for your thoughts. I was hoping not having to make a long post to explain, but here we go.

1) Shure explains that only a few of their mics work with the BLX1. If the Beta 53 had been one of them we would have been fine. They do not explain what the limitation is, so hence my post here. This is not all about the pinout.

2) Why put an expensive mic on a cheap WL system? Well, a good mic is always preferable over a cheap one. The DPA is the industry standard around here. Everyone will accept it. It uses an adapter, so it can still be used if the wireless system is replaced with another brand. The owners of this system already have some channels of BLX handheld and would like to have a few headworn too for flexibility. They are not prepared to change out the BLX at this time, but are thinking that the DPA mics can serve them for a long time.

3) Artist bringing their own mic. Fair point, but not the consideration here. Although, more artists should do that. For their own good.

4) QLX, as good a system as it is, it is out of the question for these people at this time. Perhaps later. They may in the end upgrade with a used system of another brand, so that is another reason why the DPA with an adapter becomes attractive.

I hope that this explains the original questions.

Thanks!
Peder Berentzen
Title: Re: DPA 4066 for Shure BLX?
Post by: Tim McCulloch on September 19, 2018, 06:22:13 pm
Your question would be best answered by Shure's Application Support Group engineers.
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