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Old April 1st, 2009, 06:31 AM   #1
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Sennheiser ew 100 G3 Series

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Old April 1st, 2009, 07:11 AM   #2
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Good, at last. I've been meaning to buy a second G2 receiver (as I have two G2 transmitting devices, the lav one and the SKP500 "Butt Plug" one) and was holding off until this...since we got an (accidental!) teaser that it was coming via a brief showing of it on their website in December 08.

Suppliers will start to sell the G2 series at a good discount now - I hope.
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Old April 1st, 2009, 07:24 AM   #3
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Nice find! The ability to charge the accupacks in the case is a nice plus.
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Old April 1st, 2009, 03:12 PM   #4
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Interesting. What do they mean by "adaptive diversity"?
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Old April 2nd, 2009, 06:35 AM   #5
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Interesting. What do they mean by "adaptive diversity"?
It's another name for "antenna diversity".

The camera-mount receiver is too small to be "true" diversity as that needs a second receiver inside (true diversity is two complete receivers feeding a single output stage).

The G3 camera-mount receiver is the same size as the G2 - the second antenna is the output cable. It has a single RF section and a special circuit that monitors the two antennas and uses the one with the strongest signal.

So it's a diversity receiver, but with the two antennas being switched between a single RF stage, rather than two antennas and two RF stages being switched at the output of the RF stage.

It was deemed to be better this way for on-camera use, as it keeps the size of the receiver down.
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Old April 2nd, 2009, 06:48 AM   #6
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So will this mean better range and/or less interference/drop outs etc. for G3's over G2's?
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So will this mean better range and/or less interference/drop outs etc. for G3's over G2's?
Yes - less drop-outs certainly, as it will switch to the second antenna if the main one drops low (and vice versa).
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Old April 2nd, 2009, 08:12 AM   #8
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Dang, this is looking sweet. I need to add more wireless to my kit, and these are looking pretty hard to resist.
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