Need A New Microphone!

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jturk1000

And WHERE is Alma MI ?!
Good point.

The decision between some microphone companies is like looking for a new car when the type you've had for so long has been giving you problems. Do you buy a different brand or the same because, 'they're made better now than they used to be'? Again - I'll probably wait until after we turn the calendar to 2016, and in the mean time I'll continue doing my research.
 

bb

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Shure analog still works without fail. The D, 2.4 stuff has been a bit unreliable.

What the future will be like for analog and digital?
 

BillESC

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Some of the 2.4 offerings have had problems, not all.

Audio Technica's System 10 Pro offers three levels of diversity assurance: frequency, time, and space. Frequency Diversity sends the signal on two dynamically allocated frequencies for interference-free communication. Time Diversity sends the signal in multiple time slots to maximize immunity to multipath interference. Space Diversity uses two antennas on each transmitter and receiver unit to maximize signal integrity.
 

smedenver

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Bill, how long is that cable to mount the system ten antenna? I bought 4 Line 6 XDV75 a little over a year ago and two have been in the shop. Been very frustrated with them. One completely lost signal on all channels, 3 times and of course the shop can't replicate. Had the AT 2000 series before and was very happy. Looking to sell all the Line 6 mics and change back to AT. Was leaning toward the 3000 series but Bill you might have sold me on the System 10.
 

BillESC

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No cable is included for remote mounting of the antenna. It is a simple Cat5e cable available at Walmart in various lengths.
 

jturk1000

And WHERE is Alma MI ?!
It's amazing how people have different experiences with technology. One person has faultless operation for years, another has repeated problems.
 

Paul Beardmore

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I sent in an AT 3000 series mic for repair. The unit was dropping completely out every three words (no cell phones on my person). The unit also had a ground loop that other AT 3000 units did not have (it wasn't the sound system). At charged me $60 to tell me they couldn't find any problems. I re-connected, and it worked great.......for one or two gigs, and problem reared its ugly head again. I am ready to jump off the AT bandwagon at this point, because I don't trust their repair services.
 

BillESC

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Paul,

After nearly 40 years at an Audio Technica dealer, I find their service to be much better than most.

Did you send both the mic and receiver it?

Intermittent sound could be caused by a bad cable between the receiver and mixer, something to check.
 

jturk1000

And WHERE is Alma MI ?!
I sent in an AT 3000 series mic for repair. The unit was dropping completely out every three words (no cell phones on my person). The unit also had a ground loop that other AT 3000 units did not have (it wasn't the sound system). At charged me $60 to tell me they couldn't find any problems. I re-connected, and it worked great.......for one or two gigs, and problem reared its ugly head again. I am ready to jump off the AT bandwagon at this point, because I don't trust their repair services.
I was lucky not to be charged (I can't recall if I was under warranty or not), but they did tell me they couldn't find any problems.
 

smedenver

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I had a ton of problems with two of my four new line 6's (one they couldn't find anything wrong with). Don't know what to do. I get so nervous during every ceremony. Wish there was a fool proof system.
 

NickyB

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Nothing that's currently available in the wireless category will be completely foolproof. Hardwiring would be but it's a PITA. The only solution I foresee would be to encrypt/decrypt the transmitted signal but this would require some really fast processing and the increased electronics would run up the cost.

NickyB
Former USAF Ssgt. Electronic Counter Measures Technician for SAC.
 

dboomer

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I had a ton of problems with two of my four new line 6's (one they couldn't find anything wrong with). Don't know what to do. I get so nervous during every ceremony. Wish there was a fool proof system.
Since they didn't find any problems with your hardware, Im betting you are having a mode issue.
Do you know which RF mode you are operating in? Out of the box Line 6 wireless defaults to RF2 (and are still there if you haven't switched them) mode which while it has benefits is harder for most "non-pros" to operate in. Switch ALL of your units to RF1 mode and I'll bet your problems all go away.

 

dboomer

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it makes a BIG difference. Personally I never use the RF2 mode because it is too hard to control all wi-fi that might enter your space.
 
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