Problems with Sony WRR/WRT-805 wireless at
DV Info Net

Go Back   DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > All Things Audio

All Things Audio
Everything Audio, from acquisition to postproduction.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old December 9th, 2006, 03:06 AM   #1
Regular Crew
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Wiltshire, UK
Posts: 192
Problems with Sony WRR/WRT-805 wireless

I have a couple of Sony WRT-805 transmitters, both with Sony ECM-77 mics which I use with Sony WRR-805 receivers. Recently, I was doing a job and experienced a number of "dropouts" on certain words, particularly "buts" and "ands". They are not the usual distorted pops that you get if you record sound without a pop shield - the signal simply drops (almost as though a compressor has kicked in) and returns on the next word. If anyone has the time to listen, I can e-mail an MP3 sample of the problem.

This happened probably 20-30 times in a shoot lasting 6 hours - the mic was placed facing downwards (away from the presenter's mouth). I ended up replacing the radio system with a wired ECM-77 (mic placed identically for continuity) and the problem went away. I can only assume that the sound level at the mic was overloading the transmitter input...

Subsequent testing on both wireless systems revealed that the problem exisits on both, so i can't imagine it's a fault. I tried changing attenuation settings, phase settings etc.

My problem is that I can't always use a wired mic (that's why I've got the radios!) and I can't think how to stop the pops. The Sony 805 appears to have quite a good name, so I can't imagine it's a "feature".

The bottom line is that I'll have to change mic system unless I can solve the problem, so if anyone can help, it would be appreciated! If not, advice on new radio mics would be great!

Sorry for the long post!
Graham Risdon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 13th, 2007, 11:55 AM   #2
New Boot
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Portland Maine
Posts: 8
mute switch

We had the same problem we turned off the muting switch on the receiver and it was fixed.

Matthew Gilbert is offline   Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY USA

Scan Computers Int. Ltd.
+44 0871-472-4747
Bolton, Lancashire UK

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > All Things Audio

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:07 AM.

DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2024 The Digital Video Information Network