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Old May 20th, 2010, 11:42 PM   #1
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Sennheiser wireless mic compatability

I need a Sennheiser wireless microphone and am having a hard time telling which ones are compatable with a EW100 G2 system. I do not want a G2 plug in transmitter.

Are the G3 wireless mics compatable with a G2 system?

Thanks for any help.
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Old May 21st, 2010, 12:07 AM   #2
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G2, G3 and 2000 series are all compatible with each other, as long as you stay in the same frequency ranges. G1 are compatible as well, but do not support the "pilot" tone.
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Old May 22nd, 2010, 06:47 AM   #3
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G2, G3 and 2000 series are all compatible with each other, as long as you stay in the same frequency ranges. G1 are compatible as well, but do not support the "pilot" tone.
Correct - all evolution systems - G1, G2, G3 and 2000 series are all fully compatible with each other.

Two things to note:-

1) make sure the same frequency is on both units.

2) if you use a G1 transmitter with a G2, G3 or 2000 series receiver you have to switch "pilot off" on the receiver.
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Old May 22nd, 2010, 07:14 AM   #4
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Thanks you guys.

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Old May 31st, 2010, 11:49 PM   #5
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I wish I had known about the frequency issue. At a wedding, I had a Sennheiser 'C' band mic on the bride and groom, and an MP3 recorder on the officiant. I picked up some subtle interference.

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Dude, you almost made me spray water all over my monitor watching your clip. Was that for real?!?
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Old June 1st, 2010, 01:17 AM   #7
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Maybe.

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I wish I had known about the frequency issue. At a wedding, I had a Sennheiser 'C' band mic on the bride and groom, and an MP3 recorder on the officiant. I picked up some subtle interference.

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LoL - brilliant ;-D
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Old June 1st, 2010, 12:09 PM   #9
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This isn't interferance, the C band frequencies have been re-assigned to the public service / emergency service users and in fact, the FCC has issued a notice that C-band wireless use is illegal going forward, from, iirc, June 1. Fortunately, Sennheiser has offered a trade-up program for units that are obsoleted by this spectrum change.
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Old June 1st, 2010, 01:19 PM   #10
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. I picked up some subtle interference.
That was genuinely funny how you almost lip synced everything together!
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Hmmm, I don't know. Sounded 'bout right to me. ;-)
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Old June 23rd, 2010, 07:20 PM   #12
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So funny! Its nice to see an audio breakdown that makes me crack up and not want to pull my hair out... Thanks for posting this!
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