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Sennheiser EW 500-935 G3 - FREQUENCY SHEETS Instruction manual
SKM 500
Instruction manual
Contents
Contents
Important safety instructions ........................................................................ 2
The SKM 500 G3 radio microphone family .................................................. 3
The frequency bank system ..................................................................... 3
Areas of application ................................................................................... 4
Delivery includes ................................................................................................ 5
Product overview ............................................................................................... 6
Overview of the SKM 500 radio microphone ........................................ 6
Overview of the displays ........................................................................... 7
Putting the radio microphone into operation ............................................ 8
Inserting the batteries/accupack ............................................................ 8
Charging the accupack .............................................................................. 9
Changing the microphone head ............................................................... 9
Changing the color-coded protection ring .......................................... 10
Using the radio microphone ......................................................................... 10
Switching the radio microphone on/off .............................................. 10
Deactivating the lock mode temporarily ............................................ 11
Deactivating the RF signal ..................................................................... 12
Selecting a standard display ................................................................. 12
Using the operating menu ........................................................................... 13
The buttons .............................................................................................. 13
Overview of the operating menu ......................................................... 13
Working with the operating menu ...................................................... 14
Adjusting settings via the operating menu ............................................. 16
The main menu “Menu” ......................................................................... 16
The extended menu “Advanced Menu” .............................................. 18
Adjustment tips .............................................................................................. 20
Synchronizing the radio microphone with a receiver ....................... 20
Cleaning the radio microphone ................................................................... 21
If a problem occurs ... ..................................................................................... 22
Specifications .................................................................................................. 23
Polar diagrams and frequency response curves
of the microphone heads ....................................................................... 24
Manufacturer Declarations ........................................................................... 26
For more detailed information on the individual sections
of this instruction manual, visit the SKM 500 G3 product
page on our website at www.sennheiser.com.
There you can also view an animated instruction manual.
1
Important safety instructions
Important safety instructions
• Read this instruction manual.
• Keep this instruction manual. Always include this instruction manual
when passing the device on to third parties.
• Heed all warnings and follow all instructions.
• Clean the device only with a slightly damp cloth.
• Do not place the device near any heat sources such as radiators, stoves,
or other devices (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
• Only use attachments/accessories specified by Sennheiser.
• When replacement parts are required, only use replacement parts
specified by Sennheiser or those having the same characteristics as the
original part. Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire, electric
shock, or other hazards.
• Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
Servicing is required if the device has been damaged in any way, liquid
has been spilled, objects have fallen inside, the device has been exposed
to rain or moisture, does not operate properly or has been dropped.
• WARNING: To reduce the risk of short circuits, do not use the device near
water and do not expose it to rain or moisture.
Intended use
Intended use of the ew 500 G3 series devices includes:
• having read these instructions especially the chapter “Important safety
instructions”,
• using the devices within the operating conditions and limitations
described in this instruction manual.
“Improper use” means using the devices other than as described in these
instructions, or under operating conditions which differ from those
described herein.
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The SKM 500 G3 radio microphone family
The SKM 500 G3 radio microphone family
The SKM 500 G3 radio microphone is part of the evolution wireless series
generation 3 (ew G3). With this series, Sennheiser offers high-quality
state-of-the-art RF transmission systems with a high level of operational
reliability and ease of use. Transmitters and receivers permit wireless
transmission with studio-quality sound.
Features of the evolution wireless 500 G3 series:
• Optimized PLL synthesizer and microprocessor technology
• HDX noise reduction system
• Pilot tone squelch control
• True diversity technology
• Switching bandwidth of 42 MHz
• Increased immunity to intermodulation and interferences in multichannel operation
• Interchangeable microphone heads, allowing the use of different
pick-up patterns and sensitivities
The frequency bank system
Please note: Frequency usage is different for each country. Your
Sennheiser partner will have all the necessary details on the available legal
frequencies for your area.
The radio microphone is available in 6 UHF frequency ranges with
1,680 transmission frequencies per frequency range:
Range A:
Range G:
Range B:
516 – 558 MHz
566 – 608 MHz
626 – 668 MHz
Range C:
Range D:
Range E:
734 – 776 MHz
780 – 822 MHz
823 – 865 MHz
Each frequency range (A–E, G) offers 26 frequency banks with up to
32 channels each:
Channel 1 – frequency preset
Channel 2 – frequency preset
Frequency bank 1... 20
Channel 32 – frequency preset
Channel 1 – freely selectable frequency
Channel 2 – freely selectable frequency
Frequency bank U1 ... U6
Channel 32 – freely selectable frequency
Each of the channels in the frequency banks “1” to “20” has been factorypreset to a fixed transmission frequency (frequency preset). The factorypreset frequencies within one frequency bank are intermodulation-free.
These frequencies cannot be changed.
For an overview of the frequency presets, please refer to the supplied
frequency information sheet. Updated versions of the frequency information sheet can be downloaded from the SKM 500 G3 product page on our
website at www.sennheiser.com.
The frequency banks “U1” to “U6” allow you to freely select and store
transmission frequencies. It might be that these transmission frequencies
are not intermodulation-free.
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The SKM 500 G3 radio microphone family
Areas of application
The radio microphone family can be combined with the EM 500 G3 rackmount receiver.
The EM 500 G3 rack-mount receiver is available in the same UHF frequency
ranges and is equipped with the same frequency bank system with
factory-preset frequencies. This has the advantage that
• a transmission system is ready for immediate use after switch-on,
• several transmission systems can be operated simultaneously on the
preset frequencies without causing intermodulation interference.
Interchangeable
microphone heads
Receiver
SKM 500-935
G3*
MMD 935-1
EM 500 G3
SKM 500-945
G3*
MMD 945-1
SKM 500-965 G3*
MMK 965-1
Radio microphone
* The name of the radio microphone is a combination of the name of the
transmitter and the name of the microphone head:
Transmitter + Microphone head = Name of the radio microphone
SKM 500 G3 + MMD 935-1
= SKM 500-935 G3
The name and pick-up pattern of the microphone head are printed on the
sound inlet basket of the radio microphone.
Overview of the microphone heads:
Microphone head
Type
MMD 935-1
dynamic
cardioid
MMD 945-1
dynamic
super-cardioid
MMK 965-1
true condenser
cardioid/
super-cardioid,
switchable
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Pick-up pattern
Delivery includes
Delivery includes
The packaging contains the following items:
1 SKM 500 G3 radio microphone incl. microphone head
2 AA size batteries, 1.5 V
1 microphone clamp
1 instruction manual
1 frequency information sheet
1 RF licensing information sheet
1 HHP 2 pouch
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Product overview
Product overview
Overview of the SKM 500 radio microphone
쐄
쐂
쐆
쐏
쐋
쐇
쐊
쐈
쐅
쐎
쐊
쐉
쐅
쐅
쐃 Microphone head (interchangeable)
쐇 Name and pick-up pattern of the microphone head
(not visible here, see page 4)
쐋 Body of radio microphone
쐏 Battery compartment (not visible from outside)
쐄 Display panel, backlit in orange
쐂 Infra-red interface
쐆 Antenna
쐊 Color-coded protection ring;
available in different colors
쐎 Operation and battery status indicator, red LED
(lit = ON/flashing = LOW BAT)
쐅 Charging contacts
쐈 Multi-function switch: (DOWN), (UP) and
(SET)
쐉 ON/OFF button
(serves as the ESC (cancel) key in the operating menu)
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Product overview
Overview of the displays
After switch-on, the radio microphone displays the standard display
“Frequency/Name”. For further illustrations and examples of the different
standard displays, refer to page 12.
The display backlighting is automatically reduced after approx. 20 seconds.
햲
햳
햴
햵
543.200 MHz
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AF
햶
P MUTE
햷
햹
햸
Display
Meaning
햲 Audio level “AF”
Modulation of the radio microphone with
peak hold function
햳 Frequency
Current transmission frequency
햴 Name
User selectable name
햵 Transmission icon
RF signal is being transmitted
햶 Lock mode icon
Lock mode is activated
햷 “P” (Pilot)
Pilot tone transmission is activated
햸 “MUTE”
Audio signal is muted
햹 Battery status
Charge status:
approx. 100%
approx. 70%
approx. 30%
charge status is critical,
the red LOW BATT LED 쐎 is
flashing:
쐎
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Putting the radio microphone into operation
Putting the radio microphone into
operation
Inserting the batteries/accupack
For powering the radio microphone, you can either use two 1.5 V AA size
batteries or the rechargeable Sennheiser BA 2015 accupack.
Unscrew the lower part of the radio microphone from the radio microphone’s body 쐋 by turning it counterclockwise.
쐋
When unscrewing the radio microphone during operation, the
muting function is automatically activated. “MUTE” appears on
the display panel.
When screwing the lower part of the radio microphone back to
the radio microphone’s body, the muting is canceled.
Slide back the lower part of the radio microphone as far as it will go.
Open the battery compartment cover 씈.
씈
Insert the batteries or the BA 2015 accupack as shown on the battery
compartment cover. Observe correct polarity when inserting the
batteries/accupack.
씈
Close the battery compartment cover 씈.
Push the battery compartment into the radio microphone’s body.
Screw the lower part of the radio microphone back to the radio microphone’s body 쐋.
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Putting the radio microphone into operation
Charging the accupack
To charge the radio microphone with the inserted BA 2015 accupack
(optional accessory):
Use the LA 2 charging adapter to insert the radio microphone into the
L 2015 charger (both the charger and the charging adapter are available as optional accessories – information on accessories can be found
on our web site at www.sennheiser.com).
The L 2015 charger can only charge individual BA 2015 accupacks
or – when used in conjunction with the LA 2 charging adapter –
the radio microphone with the BA 2015 accupack inserted.
Standard batteries (primary cells) or individual rechargeable
battery cells cannot be charged.
Changing the microphone head
The microphone head 쐃 is easy to change.
Unscrew the microphone head 쐃.
쐃
Do not touch the contacts of the radio microphone nor the
contacts of the microphone head 쐃. The contacts can become
dirty or damaged if touched.
When unscrewing the microphone head 쐃 during operation, the
muting function is automatically activated. “MUTE” appears on
the display panel.
When screwing the microphone head 쐃 back to the radio microphone, the muting is canceled.
Screw the desired microphone head to the radio microphone and the
radio microphone is operational again.
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Using the radio microphone
Changing the color-coded protection ring
The color-coded protection ring 쐊 prevents the multi-function switch 쐈
from accidental operation. Protection rings 쐊 in different colors are available as accessories (information on accessories can be found on our web
site at www.sennheiser.com). The protection rings allow you to clearly
identify each radio microphone.
Remove the color-coded protection ring 쐊 as shown.
쐊
쐊
Put on a new protection ring 쐊 as shown.
쐊
쐊
Using the radio microphone
To establish a transmission link, proceed as follows:
1. Switch the receiver on
(see the instruction manual of the receiver).
2. Switch the radio microphone on (see below).
The transmission link is established and the display backlighting of
the receiver changes from red to orange.
Switching the radio microphone on/off
쐉
쐎
To switch the radio microphone on (online operation):
ON/OFF
Briefly press the ON/OFF button 쐉.
The radio microphone transmits an RF signal. The transmission icon 햵 is displayed.
The red ON LED 쐎 lights up and the standard display
“Frequency/Name” appears on the display panel.
You can switch the radio microphone on and deactivate the
RF signal on switch-on. For more information, see below.
To switch the radio microphone off:
If necessary, deactivate the lock mode (see page 11).
ON/OFF
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Press the ON/OFF button 쐉 until “OFF” appears on the
display panel. The red ON LED 쐎 goes off and the display
panel turns off.
Using the radio microphone
When in the operating menu, pressing the ON/OFF button 쐉 will
cancel your entry (ESC function) and return you to the current
standard display.
To switch the radio microphone on and to deactivate the RF signal on
switch-on (offline operation):
ON/OFF
Press the ON/OFF button 쐉 until “RF Mute On?” appears on
the display panel.
Press the multi-function switch.
The transmission frequency is displayed but the radio microphone does not transmit an RF signal. The transmission
icon 햵 is not displayed. When the pilot tone function is activated on both radio microphone and receiver, “RF Mute”
appears on the receiver’s display panel.
543.200 MHz
ew500 G3
AF
햵
P MUTE
Use this function to save battery power or to prepare a radio
microphone for use during live operation without causing interference to existing transmission links.
To activate the RF signal:
ON/OFF
Briefly press the ON/OFF button.
“RF Mute Off” appears on the display panel.
Press the multi-function switch.
The transmission icon 햵 is displayed again.
Deactivating the lock mode temporarily
You can activate or deactivate the automatic lock mode via the “Auto
Lock” menu item (see page 17). If the lock mode is activated, you have
to temporarily deactivate it In order to be able to operate the radio
microphone:
Press the multi-function switch.
“Locked” appears on the display panel.
Move the multi-function switch upwards/downwards.
“Unlock?” appears on the display panel
Press the multi-function switch again.
The lock mode is temporarily deactivated.
How you are using the radio microphone determines how
long the lock mode remains deactivated:
When you are in the operating menu
The lock mode is deactivated as long as you are in the
operating menu.
When one of the standard displays is shown
The lock mode is automatically activated after 10 seconds.
The lock mode icon 햶 flashes prior to the lock mode being activated again.
543.200 MHz
ew500 G3
AF
P MUTE
햶
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Using the radio microphone
Deactivating the RF signal
Deactivating the RF signal on switch-on
For information on deactivating the RF signal on switch-on, refer to the
chapter “Switching the radio microphone on/off” on page 10.
Deactivating the RF signal during operation
ON/OFF
When one of the standard displays is shown on the display
panel, briefly press the ON/OFF button.
“RX Mute On?” appears on the display panel.
Proceed as described on page 11.
Selecting a standard display
Move the multi-function switch to select a standard display:
Contents of the display
543.200 MHz
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AF
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“Channel/Frequency”
P MUTE
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B.Ch: 20.32
AF
“Frequency/Name”
P MUTE
B.Ch: 20.32
543.200 MHz
AF
Selectable standard display
P MUTE
“Channel/Name”
Using the operating menu
Using the operating menu
The buttons
Button
Function of the button
Press the
ON/OFF button
• Switches the radio microphone on and off
ON/OFF
• Cancels the entry and returns to the current
standard display (ESC function)
• Activates/deactivates the RF signal
(special function, see page 12)
Press the multifunction switch
• Changes from the current standard display to the
operating menu
• Calls up a menu item
• Enters a submenu
• Stores the settings and returns to the operating
menu
Move the multifunction switch
• Selects a standard display
• Changes to the next/previous menu item
• Changes the setting of a menu item
Overview of the operating menu
Main menu
“Menu”
Sensitivity
Frequency Preset
Name
Auto Lock
Advanced
Exit
Display
Extended menu
“Advanced”
Tune
RF Power
Pilot Tone
LCD Contrast
Reset
Software Revision
Exit
Function of the menu item
Main menu “Menu”
Sensitivity
Adjusts the sensitivity “AF”
(see page 16)
Frequency Preset
Changes the frequency bank and the channel
(see page 16)
Name
Enters the transmitter name
(see page 17)
Auto Lock
Activates/deactivates the automatic lock mode
(see page 17)
Advanced
Calls up the extended menu “Advanced Menu”
(see page 17)
Exit
Exits the operating menu and returns to the
current standard display
Extended menu “Advanced Menu”
Tune
Sets the transmission frequencies for
the frequency banks “U1” to “U6”
(see page 18)
Special function: Sets a channel and a transmission frequency for the frequency banks “U1” to
“U6” (see page 18)
RF Power
Adjusts the transmission power
(see page 18)
Pilot Tone
Activates/deactivates the pilot tone
transmission (see page 19)
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Using the operating menu
Display
Function of the menu item
LCD Contrast
Adjusts the contrast of the display panel
(see page 19)
Reset
Resets the radio microphone
(see page 19)
Software Revision
Displays the current software revision
(see page 19)
Exit
Exits the extended menu “Advanced Menu” and
returns to the main menu
Working with the operating menu
If the lock mode is activated, you have to deactivate it In order to
be able to work with the operating menu (see page 11).
By way of example of the “Sensitivity” menu, this section describes how to
use the operating menu.
Changing from the current standard display to the operating
menu
Press the multi-function switch.
The current standard display is replaced by the main menu.
The last selected menu item is displayed.
Selecting a menu item
Move the multi-function switch to change to the
“Sensitivity” menu item.
The current setting of the selected menu item is displayed:
Menu
Sensitivity
–12 dB
Changing and storing settings
Menu
Sensitivity
–12 dB
Sensitivity
– 12 dB
Sensitivity
–36 dB
Call up
“Sensitivity”
Select the desired
setting
Store the setting
“Stored”
Press the multi-function switch to call up the menu item.
Move the multi-function switch to adjust the input
sensitivity.
Press the multi-function switch to store the setting.
Canceling an entry
ON/OFF
Press the ON/OFF button to cancel the entry.
The current standard display appears on the display panel.
To subsequently return to the last edited menu item:
Press the multi-function switch so many times until the last
edited menu item appears.
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Using the operating menu
Exiting a menu item
Change to the “Exit” menu item.
Menu
Exit
Confirm your selection.
You return to the next higher menu level.
To directly return to the current standard display:
ON/OFF
Press the ON/OFF button.
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Adjusting settings via the operating menu
Adjusting settings via the operating menu
Make use of the possibility to adjust settings via the operating
menu of your receiver and to transfer these settings to the radio
microphone. For more information, refer to the instruction
manual of the receiver. The relevant information is marked with
the sync icon.
For more detailed information on the operating menu, visit the
SKM 500 G3 product page at www.sennheiser.com.
The main menu “Menu”
Adjusting the input sensitivity – “Sensitivity”
Menu
Sensitivity
–12 dB
Sensitivity
– 12 dB
Sensitivity
–36 dB
Call up
“Sensitivity”
Select the desired
setting
Store the setting
“Stored”
Adjustment range: 0 to –48 dB, adjustable in steps of 6 dB
The transmitter’s audio level display “AF” 햲 always indicates the audio
level, even if the radio microphone is muted, e.g. allowing you to check the
adjusted sensitivity before live operation.
B.Ch: 20.32
543.200 MHz
AF
P MUTE
햲
Input sensitivity
adjusted ...
Effect/display
... too high
Close talking distances, speakers with loud
voices or loud music passages cause overmodulation in the transmission link.
The audio level display “AF” 햲 shows full
deflection for the duration of the overmodulation.
... correctly
The audio level display “AF” 햲 shows full
deflection only during the loudest passages.
... too low
The transmission link is undermodulated. This
results in a signal with high background noise.
The following figures are a guide to the best settings:
Transmission situation
Sensitivity setting
Loud music/vocals
−48 to −18 dB
Presentations
−18 to −12 dB
Interviews
−12 to 0 dB
Selecting the frequency bank and the channel manually –
“Frequency Preset”
Menu
Frequency Preset
B.Ch: 5.14
Frequency Preset
B.Ch: 5.14
543.200 MHz
Frequency Preset
B.Ch: 1.14
543.200 MHz
Call up “Frequency
Preset»
Select the
frequency bank
and confirm
Select the channel;
store the setting
“Stored”
When you are in the “Frequency Preset” menu item, the RF signal is
deactivated.
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Adjusting settings via the operating menu
Overview of the frequency banks and channels:
Frequency bank
Channels
Type
“1” to “20”
up to 32 per
frequency bank
System bank:
frequencies are factory-preset
“U1” to “U6”
up to 32 per
frequency bank
User bank:
frequencies are freely selectable
When setting up multi-channel systems, please observe the following:
Only the factory-preset frequencies within one frequency bank are intermodulation-free (see page 20). Radio microphone and receiver of a transmission link have to be set to the same frequency. It is vital to observe the
notes on frequency selection on page 20.
Entering a name – “Name”
Menu
Name
Lichael
Call up “Name”
Name
Lichael
Name
Michael
Enter a character
and confirm
Enter a character;
store the setting
“Stored”
Via the “Name” menu, you can enter a freely selectable name (e.g. the
name of the performer) for the radio microphone.
The name can be displayed on the standard displays “Frequency/Name”
and “Channel/Name”. The name can consist of up to 8 characters such as:
• letters (without pronounciation marks),
• numbers from 0 to 9,
• special characters and spaces.
To enter a name, proceed as follows:
Move the multi-function switch to select a character.
Press the multi-function switch to change to the next
segment/character or to store the complete entry.
Activating/deactivating the automatic lock mode – “Auto Lock“
Menu
Auto Lock
Active
Call up
«Auto Lock»
Auto Lock
Active
Select the desired
setting
Auto Lock
Inactive
Store the setting
“Stored”
The lock mode prevents that the radio microphone is accidentally switched
off or programed during operation. The lock mode icon 햶
on the
current standard display indicates that the lock mode is activated.
Move the multi-function switch to select the desired setting.
For information on how to use the lock mode, refer to page 11.
The extended menu “Advanced Menu”
Setting transmission frequencies and frequency banks – “Tune”
When you have selected one of the system banks and then select the
“Tune” menu, the radio microphone automatically switches to channel 1
of the frequency bank “U1”. In this case, “U1.1” briefly appears on the
display panel. Upon delivery, the channels of the frequency banks “U1” to
“U6” are not assigned a transmission frequency.
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Adjusting settings via the operating menu
When you are in the “Tune” menu item, the RF signal is deactivated.
Via the “Tune” menu item, you can set a transmission frequency to be
stored in the current channel or you can select a different channel in one
of the frequency banks “U1” to “U6” and assign this channel a transmission frequency. It is vital to observe the notes on frequency selection on
page 20.
Setting a transmission frequency for the current channel
Move the multi-function switch until the “Tune” menu item
appears.
Press the multi-function switch.
The frequency selection appears.
Advanced Menu
Tune
543.200 MHz
Tu n e
543 .200 MHz
B.Ch: 21.1
Tu n e
544.200 MHz
B.Ch: 21.1
Call up “Tune”
Select the MHz
value and confirm
Select the kHz
value; store the
setting
“Stored”
Set the desired frequency.
Press the multi-function switch.
Your settings are stored. You are back to the operating menu.
Selecting a channel and assigning this channel a frequency
Move the multi-function switch until the “Tune” menu item
appears.
Press the multi-function switch until the frequency bank
selection appears.
Advanced Menu
Tune
543.200 MHz
Call up “Tune”
(special function)
Tu n e
B.Ch: U1. 1
543.200 MHz
Tu n e
B.Ch: U1. 1
543.200 MHz
Select the frequency
bank and confirm
Select the channel;
store the setting
“Stored”
Set the desired frequency bank and the desired channel.
Press the multi-function switch.
The frequency selection appears.
Set the desired frequency.
Adjusting the transmission power – “RF Power”
Advanced Menu
RF Power
Standard
Call up
“RF Power”
RF Power
Standard
Select the desired
setting
RF Power
Low
Store the setting
“Stored”
Via the “RF Power” menu item, you can adjust the transmission power in
two steps. It is vital to observe the notes on the supplied frequency information sheet!
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Adjusting settings via the operating menu
Activating/deactivating the pilot tone transmission –
“Pilot Tone”
Advanced Menu
Name
Pilot Tone
Active
Pilot
Active
Call up
“Pilot Tone”
Pilot
Inactive
Select the desired
setting
Store the setting
“Stored”
The radio microphone adds an inaudible pilot tone to the audio signal. The
receiver detects and evaluates the pilot tone, and is thus able to identify
the signal of the matching transmitter and mute all others. The pilot tone
supports the receiver’s squelch function.
Devices of the ew 500 G1 series (generation 1) do not support the pilot
tone function. Therefore, please observe the following when combining a
radio microphone or receiver of the ew 500 G3 series (generation 3) with
devices from an earlier evolution wireless generation:
Radio microphone
Receiver
Make sure to ...
w G3/ w G2
w G3/ w G2
... activate the pilot tone function on both radio microphone
and receiver.
w G3
w G1
... deactivate the pilot tone
function on the ew 500 G3
radio microphone.
w G1
w G3
... deactivate the pilot tone
function on the ew 500 G3
receiver.
Adjusting the contrast of the display panel – “LCD Contrast”
You can adjust the contrast of the display panel in 16 steps.
Loading the factory-preset default settings – “Reset”
Advanced Menu
Reset
Call up “Reset”
Reset
Yes
Select the desired
setting; apply the
setting
“Stored”
When resetting the radio microphone, only the selected settings for the
pilot tone and for the frequency banks “U1” to “U6” remain unchanged.
For an overview of the factory-preset default settings, refer to the
supplied frequency information sheet.
Displaying the software revision – “Software Revision”
You can display the current software revision of the radio microphone.
For information on software updates, visit the SKM 500 G3 product
page at www.sennheiser.com.
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Adjustment tips
Adjustment tips
Synchronizing the radio microphone with a receiver
When synchronizing the radio microphone with a receiver, please observe
the following:
Only use a radio microphone and a receiver from the same frequency
range (see the type plate on the radio microphone and the receiver).
Make sure that the desired frequencies are listed in the enclosed
frequency information sheet.
Make sure that the desired frequencies are approved and legal in your
country and, if necessary, apply for an operating license.
Synchronizing the radio microphone with the receiver –
individual operation
Upon delivery, the radio microphone and the receiver are synchronized
with each other. However, if you cannot establish a transmission link
between radio microphone and receiver, you have to synchronize the
channels of the devices.
For information on automatic synchronization of the radio microphone
with the receiver (individual operation), refer to the instruction manual of
the receiver. This information is marked with the
icon.
Alternatively, you can set the channel on the radio microphone manually:
Make sure that you set the radio microphone to the same frequency
bank and the same channel as the receiver (see page 16).
If you still cannot establish a transmission link, refer to the chapter “If a
problem occurs ...” on page 22.
Synchronizing radio microphones with receivers –
multi-channel operation
Combined with ew 500 G3 receivers, ew 500 G3 radio microphones can
form transmission links that can be used in multi-channel systems. In
order to ensure an intermodulation-free transmission, use the same
frequency bank for all transmission links.
For information on automatic synchronization of radio microphones with
receivers (multi-channel operation), refer to the instruction manual of
your receiver. For more information on multi-channel operation, visit the
SKM 500 G3 product page at www.sennheiser.com.
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Cleaning the radio microphone
Cleaning the radio microphone
CAUTION!
Liquids can damage the electronics of the radio
microphone!
Liquids entering the housing of the device can cause a
short-circuit and damage the electronics.
Keep all liquids away from the radio microphone.
Use a slightly damp cloth to clean the radio microphone from time to
time. Do not use any solvents or cleansing agents.
To clean the sound inlet basket of the microphone head (MMD 835-1,
MMD 845-1, MMD 935-1, MMD 945-1, MME 865-1):
Unscrew the upper sound inlet basket from the microphone head by
turning it counterclockwise (see diagram).
CAUTION!
Liquids will damage the microphone module!
Liquids will damage the microphone module.
Only clean the upper sound inlet basket.
Remove the foam insert.
To clean the sound inlet basket:
– Use a slightly damp cloth to clean the upper sound inlet basket from
the inside and outside.
OR
– Scrub with a brush and rinse with clear water.
If necessary, clean the foam insert with a mild detergent or replace the
foam insert.
Dry the upper sound inlet basket.
Dry the foam insert.
Reinsert the foam insert.
Replace the sound inlet basket on the microphone head and screw it
tight.
You should also clean the contact rings of the microphone head from time
to time:
Wipe the contact rings of the microphone head with a dry cloth.
For information on cleaning the MMK 965-1 microphone head,
refer to its instruction manual.
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If a problem occurs ...
If a problem occurs ...
Problem
Possible cause
Possible solution
Radio microphone cannot
be operated,
“Locked”
appears on the
display panel
Lock mode is activated
Deactivate the lock mode
(see page 11).
No operation
indication
Batteries are flat or
accupack is flat
Replace the batteries or
recharge the accupack
(see page 9).
No RF signal at
the receiver
Radio microphone and
receiver are not on the
same channel
Synchronize the radio
microphone with the
receiver.
Set the radio microphone
to the same channel as the
receiver.
Radio microphone is out
of range
Check the squelch
threshold setting on
the receiver.
Reduce the distance
between radio microphone and receiving
antenna.
Increase the transmission
power (see page 13).
RF signal
available,
no audio signal,
“MUTE”
appears on the
display panel
RF signal is deactivated
(“RF Mute“)
Activate the RF signal
(see page 12).
Receiver’s squelch
threshold is adjusted
too high
Reduce the squelch
threshold setting on
the receiver.
Radio microphone
doesn’t transmit a
pilot tone
Activate or deactivate the
pilot tone transmission
(see page 19).
Audio signal
Radio microphone’s
Adjust the input sensihas a high level sensitivity is adjusted too tivity (see page 16).
of background low/too high
noise / audio
signal is
distorted
If a problem occurs that is not listed in the above table or if the problem
cannot be solved with the proposed solutions, please contact your local
Sennheiser partner for assistance.
To find a Sennheiser partner in your
www.sennheiser.com under “Service & Support”.
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country,
search
at
Specifications
Specifications
RF characteristics
Modulation
wideband FM
Frequency ranges
516–558, 566–608,
626–668, 734–776,
780–822, 823–865 MHz
(A to E, G, see page 3)
Transmission frequencies
1,680 frequencies, tuneable in
steps of 25 kHz
20 frequency banks, each with
up to 32 factory-preset channels
6 frequency banks with up to
32 user programmable channels
Switching bandwidth
42 MHz
Nominal/peak deviation
± 24 kHz/± 48 kHz
Frequency stability
≤± 15 ppm
RF output power at 50 Ω,
switchable
typ. 10 mW (Low)
typ. 30 mW (Standard)
Pilot tone squelch
can be switched off
AF characteristics
Compander system
Sennheiser HDX
AF frequency response
80–18,000 Hz
Signal-to-noise ratio
(1 mV, peak deviation)
≥ 115 dBA
THD
≤0.9%
Adjustment range of input sensitivity
48 dB,
adjustable in 6-dB steps
Overall device
Temperature range
−10°C to +55°C
Power supply
2 AA size batteries, 1.5 V
or BA 2015 accupack
Nominal voltage
2.4 V
Power consumption
• at nominal voltage
typ. 180 mA (30 mW)
• with switched-off radio microphone ≤25 μA
Operating time
typ. 8 hrs
Dimensions
approx. ∅ 50 mm x 265 mm
Weight (incl. batteries)
approx. 450 g
In compliance with
Europe
EMC
EN 301489-1/-9
Radio EN 300422-1/-2
Safety EN 60065,
EN 62311 (SAR)
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Specifications
Approved by
Canada
Industry Canada RSS 210
IC: 2099A-G3SKMEM
limited to 806 MHz
USA
FCC-Part 74
FCC-ID: DMO G3SKMEM
limited to 698 MHz
Microphone heads
MMD 935-1
MMD 945-1
MMK 965-1
Microphone type
dynamic
dynamic
condenser
Sensitivity
2.5 mV/Pa
1.8 mV/Pa
5.7 mV/Pa /
1.8 mV/Pa
Pick-up pattern
cardioid
super-cardioid cardioid /
super-cardioid,
switchable
Max. SPL
154 dB SPL
154 dB SPL
144 dB SPL /
154 dB SPL
Polar diagrams and frequency response curves of the
microphone heads
Polar diagram MMD 935-1
30°
60°
0°
0
Polar diagram MMD 945-1
30°
30°
5
10
10
60°
60°
15
25
90°
dB
120°
120°
150°
60°
20
25
125 Hz
30°
15
20
90°
0°
0
5
150°
90°
90°
dB
120°
120°
150°
150°
2000 Hz
4000 Hz
125 Hz
500 Hz
8000 Hz
500 Hz
8000 Hz
1000 Hz
16000 Hz
1000 Hz
16000 Hz
250 Hz
180°
Polar diagram MMK 965-1
(cardioid)
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250 Hz
180°
Polar diagram MMK 965-1
(super-cardioid)
2000 Hz
4000 Hz
Specifications
Frequency response curve MMD 935-1
dBV
-30
-40
-50
-60
-70
-80
50
100
200
500
1.000
1k
2k
5k
10.000
10k
20k
Hz
2k
5k
10.000
10k
20k
Hz
Frequency response curve MMD 945-1
dBV
-30
-40
-50
-60
-70
-80
50
100
200
500
1.000
1k
Frequency response curve MMK 965-1 (cardioid)
dBV
-30
-40
-50
-60
-70
-80
50
100
200
500
Hz
1k
PAD
2k
5k
10k
20k
5k
10k
20k
0° 1 m
Frequency response curve MMK 965-1 (super-cardioid)
dBV
-30
-40
-50
-60
-70
-80
50
100
200
500
PAD
Hz
1k
2k
0° 1 m
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Manufacturer Declarations
Manufacturer Declarations
Warranty
Sennheiser electronic GmbH & Co. KG gives a warranty of 24 months on this
product.
For the current warranty conditions, please visit our web site at
www.sennheiser.com or contact your Sennheiser partner.
In compliance with the following requirements
• RoHS Directive (2002/95/EU)
• WEEE Directive (2002/96/EU)
Please dispose of the radio microphone at the end of its operational lifetime by taking it to your local collection point or
recycling center for such equipment.
• Battery Directive (2006/66/EU)
The supplied batteries or rechargeable batteries of the radio
microphone can be recycled. Please dispose of them as special
waste or return them to your specialist dealer. In order to
protect the environment, only dispose of exhausted batteries.
CE Declaration of Conformity
•
0682
• R&TTE Directive (1999/5/EU), EMC Directive (2004/108/EU),
Low Voltage Directive (2006/95/EU)
The declarations are available at www.sennheiser.com.
Before putting the device into operation, please observe the respective
country-specific regulations.
Statements regarding FCC and Industry Canada
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules and with RSS-210 of
Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1)
this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must
accept any interference received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in
a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate
radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with
the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to
radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the
equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
This class B digital device complies with the Canadian ICES-003.
Changes or modifications made to this equipment not expressly approved
by Sennheiser electronic Corp. may void the FCC authorization to operate
this equipment.
Before putting the device into operation, please observe the respective
country-specific regulations!
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Sennheiser electronic GmbH & Co. KG
Am Labor 1, 30900 Wedemark, Germany
www.sennheiser.com
Printed in Germany
Publ. 01/09
529673/A01
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