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Old June 6th, 2009, 01:01 PM   #61
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I was talking to a sound tech at an Atlantic City Casino last Friday and he indicated there was a class action suit, and because of that allthe manufacturers were to re-crystal the 700 band units free. I can't seem to find anything out about that, so maybe he was blowing smoke or ill-informed.
If you ask me those affected by the FCC rule changes should file a class action lawsuit against the Federal Communications Commission and have THEM pay for or re-crystal our wireless gear. It's time to pull the screwdriver out of the 'ol tool belt, Chairman Copps!
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Old June 7th, 2009, 09:56 AM   #62
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a-Purchased from B&H-one of this site's sponsors/vendors. Doubt that it's fake
In my experience with RF equipment, this unit behaves like a distinctly underpowered transmitter. The level of brand loyalty astonishes me. I am not thrilled with Sennheiser equipment. It's OK stuff, just not the best on the market. I agree, the AT stuff seems better for the money.
Hi Bill,

1. Have you tried using the receiver's scan feature to find an open frequency?

2. Where are you mounting the receiver?

3. Are you using A. the body mic or B. plug on?

4. If A, is the wearer also wearing any sort of cell phone, blackberry or powered heart maintaining device?

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Old July 11th, 2009, 02:59 AM   #63
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Maybe you have your Squelch on "High"?
It's should be on low if there's not a lot of RF competition. You lose range w/more squelch.


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a-Purchased from B&H-one of this site's sponsors/vendors. Doubt that it's fake
b-it fails whether the antenna is touching something or not
c-no metal, unless its my zipper or my tooth fillings. I don't wear a gold necklace... ;o)
d-now, this could be a possibility, however, other locations, several miles from here, fail more miserably than in my studio
e-how can I tell if it's faulty? It has never worked, not from the day I purchased it brand new.

In my experience with RF equipment, this unit behaves like a distinctly underpowered transmitter. The level of brand loyalty astonishes me. I am not thrilled with Sennheiser equipment. It's OK stuff, just not the best on the market. I agree, the AT stuff seems better for the money.
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Old July 11th, 2009, 05:58 AM   #64
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I don't know what kind of experiences others have had with the senn ew100 G2, but mine have been pretty bad. These devices are all but useless. Despite my using the search function to try to find a free freq, the RF signal is maintained as long as the xmitter and receiver are 6 inches away from each other. As soon as the talent turns, moves, or otherwise changes position, the RF signal is lost. I spent good money on these wireless sets, and I've found them to be absolutely frustrating and useless. I don't think I would invest in another Senn wireless system.
Bill,

How close to El Rancho are you? :)

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Old July 11th, 2009, 08:50 AM   #65
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BTW B&H Finally accepting order for G3 series.

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Old July 20th, 2009, 03:17 PM   #66
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By the time you spend $380 for a decent lav mic for the Senn equipment, you have closed enough of the gap between an entry level Lectro set that the Senn units are not that much of a deal.

My kids do love playing with the G2 sets spying on each other, so they are usable, and pretty durable.
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Old July 20th, 2009, 03:31 PM   #67
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Jeff,
Your figures don't add up. Even with spending the extra $380 you haven't reached the price of a new Lectro, and in any case, you'd still have to spend that $380 to buy the lav for the Lectro.
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Old July 20th, 2009, 04:02 PM   #68
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Your figures don't add up. Even with spending the extra $380 you haven't reached the price of a new Lectro, and in any case, you'd still have to spend that $380 to buy the lav for the Lectro.
I only said closed the gap. The Lectro may be a little more, but it's not that much more, but I haven't checked prices lately. The Lectros come as a kit with or without lav mic, so you can pick. I don't think the Senn does that.
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