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Old October 16th, 2009, 03:50 PM   #1
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Problem with Sennheiser G3 Transmitter

I just picked up the Sennheiser G3 ENG kit with the camera mountable receiver, bodypack transmitter, and plugin transmitter. I'm still getting used to the new menu and I love the sync feature but I am having trouble with the bodypack transmitter.

I scan with the receiver (transmitters turned off) for a clean channel, sync the bodypack transmitter, but no matter what channel I use I'm getting low level rf noise. When I try the same thing with the plugin transmitter on the same channel, I get a perfectly clean signal. I also tested the channel on my G2 system and it's clean so I'm pretty sure there's either a problem with the transmitter or I'm doing something wrong.

Has anyone else with the G3 bodypack transmitter experienced any problems with it? I'm wondering if I need to do something differently or send it in.
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Old October 16th, 2009, 07:51 PM   #2
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I think you probably need to send it in. I recently purchased a G3 unit (bodypack only) and haven't experienced any of the noise you're talking about. Super clean.
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Old October 16th, 2009, 09:45 PM   #3
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I guess I'll call them on Monday. I've never had the chance to experience Sennheiser customer service. I hope it's good.

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