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Another Wireless Q. More Interference?

Discussion in 'Live Sound [BG]' started by claudel, Jan 31, 2014.

  1. So, if I rack a Mipro 808T/R next to a Line 6 Relay G55
    or a Sennheiser ew 300 IEM G3 next to a ew 572 G3
    or similar combination will I be disturbed by their failure to coexist or will there be peace?

    I want to set up a mini rack with my instrument wireless and IEM in the same box like one
    of those nifty half-width Gators as that's pretty much all I need to carry besides an iPad but if
    the wirelesses will interfere with one another at that close of a distance I'll save myself the heartburn.

  2. Nobody has an instrument wireless and IEM transmitter in the same rack?
  3. vbchaos


    Sep 5, 2011
    Groningen, The Netherlands
    Uncompensated endorsing user: fEARful
    The line6 unit works on the 2,4 GHz band and is fully digital - there is hardly a chance for an analogue unit to disturb that.
    Best thing to do is: go to a local shop and try it - let both units work side by side. Or, if that is not possible, come in contact with e.g. line6 and ask.
  4. if the antennas are close together, there is a possibility for RF drop outs regardless of what frequency/digital vs analog
  5. The idea is starting to slip away.

    2.4Ghz is allocated to wifi in NA and it's one of the more cluttered bands here to begin with.

    I'm starting to believe that it's not a good idea to have the instrument transmitter and the IEM receiver
    too close together, like both on a strap, although apparently many people get away with it.

    I've heard that scenario described as trying to have a conversation with one person ( Instrument > wireless receiver )
    while another person ( IEM transmitter > IEM bodypack ) is shouting a different conversation in your ear...

    I've heard/read that 10' is the minimum distance between antennae.

    I've gotta be missing something here.

    Aren't there thousands of people doing this these days?

    There has to be a way to make this work reliably without spending for Lectrosonics or something like that.
  6. seamonkey


    Aug 6, 2004
    2.4ghz is getting crowded
    it's also the same band that microwaves work at.
  7. running on 2.4 or 5 is no difference in regards to UHF apart from not having as much of a companding issue, which gives you a slightly wider frequency response...as far as drop outs etc, identical issues...

    as far as the 10ft distance thing, i use IEM's and Wireless (all UHF sennheiser) i have both on back pocket....no problems...and i haven't heard of the 10ft rule...thats new...except maybe if using antenna paddles on different frequencies?
  8. derrico1

    derrico1 Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2005
    Charlottesville, VA
    Lots of larger music, theatre, and broadcast productions run racks full of IEM transmitters.
  9. Glad to get some experienced comments, thanks...
  10. I really find it hard to believe that not one of the manufacturers ( Hello, Sennheiser ) has developed
    a bidirectional combo unit with both instrument/mic and IEM capabilities built into one
    beltpack/base station working together for the good of humanity. :cool:

    What's up with that? I'd buy one today... :hyper: