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Sennheiser EW172 G2 Wireless

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by sincity, Oct 18, 2004.

  1. sincity

    sincity Supporting Member

    Oct 16, 2002
    I think I am going to take the plunge on this unit. Seems to have everything I could need.

    EW 172 G2 Article No. 21404

    Technical Data

    RF frequency range 518..... 866 MHz
    Transmission/receiving frequencies 1440
    Presets 4
    Switching bandwidth 36 MHz
    Peak deviation +/- 48 kHz
    Compander HDX

    Frequency response (microphone) 40.....18000 Hz

    Signal-to-noise ratio > 110 dB(A)
    THD, total harmonic distortion < 0,9 %
    In compliance with ETS 300422 , ETS 300445 , CE , FCC
    Antenna connector 2 BNC, 50 Ohm
    Audio-XLR connector 6,3 mm
    Audio output level (balanced) XLR: +18 dBu max
    Audio output level (unbalanced) Jack: +12 dBu max
    Power supply 10,5 - 16 V DC
    Dimensions (Receiver) 212 x 145 x 38 mm
    Weight (Receiver) 1100 g
    RF output power 30 mW
    Power supply 2x 1.5 V battery AA (Mignon)
    Operating time (transmitter) > 8 h
    Input voltage range mic 1,8 V
    Input voltage range line 2,4 V
    Dimensions (Transmitter) 82 x 64 x 24 mm
    Weight (Transmitter) 158 g

    I was also looking at the Shure ULXP14 unit, but the price is much better on the Sennheiser, with pretty much the same specs, except for the frequency range. I mainly play 4 string right now.

    I am still confused to how I run this to my pedal board?
  2. jonathanl


    Jan 12, 2003
    Orinda, CA

    Well, the G2 is a half rack unit. It has both 1/4" and XLR outputs. From the way I look at it, you have a couple of options. You can:

    1. Find some way to velcro the receiver to your existing pedal board, and make sure you have an extra plug for the the ac adapter

    2. run the receiver into your head (or your preamp), and run your pedals in the efx loop (assuming you have one). Of course, not all pedals can handle the effects loop...

    But to answer your question, you use the 1/4" output on the receiver, and plug it into the first pedal on your pedal board. It has a option to change the output level, so you won't have to worry about that.

    I'm sure others will chime in with perhaps better answers, but this is what I can think of this early in the morning.

    It's a great unit by the way!
  3. sincity

    sincity Supporting Member

    Oct 16, 2002
    That seems like a good way to go. I will probably run the chain like this:

    Boss TU-2
    DOD 250
    Boss CEB-3 Chorus
    Trace Elliot Compressor
    Sansamp SBBDI

    Thanks for your help.