Sennheiser EK 300 IEM Instruction manual

Sennheiser EK 300 IEM Instruction manual
INSTRUCTION MANUAL
evolution wireless
In-Ear Monitoring System
ew 300 IEM
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Contents
Chap. Contents
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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Page
Contents ............................................................................................ 34
Short description .............................................................................. 35
System components .......................................................................... 35
Important notes ................................................................................ 35
Preparing the devices for use ........................................................... 37
SR 300 IEM stereo transmitter ................................................. 37
EK 300 IEM stereo pocket receiver .......................................... 40
Operation .......................................................................................... 43
Troubleshooting ............................................................................... 54
Care and maintenance ..................................................................... 55
Overview .......................................................................................... 56
Wireless transmission system .................................................... 56
HDX noise reduction .................................................................... 57
Technical data ............................................................................. 58
Accessories .................................................................................. 60
Thank you for choosing Sennheiser!
We have designed these products to give you reliable operation over many
years.
Please take a few moments to read these instructions carefully, as we want
you to enjoy your new Sennheiser products quickly and to the full.
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Short description
With the Sennheiser evolution wireless in-ear monitoring system ew 300 IEM
(suitable for both stage and broadcast use), musicians, video and sound
amateurs, reporters/broadcasters, etc. can directly monitor the received sound
signals without troublesome cables or monitor speakers being required. In
addition, the system can also be used for any application where talkback
signals are to be transmitted.
The evolution wireless in-ear monitoring system ew 300 IEM is a highquality state-of-the-art RF transmission system with a high level of operational
reliability and ease of use. Transmitter and receiver permit wireless
transmission with studio-quality sound. Due to further optimised PLL and
microprocessor technology and the HDX noise reduction system, this
transmission system ensure interference-free transmission and minimise
dropouts in the RF link.
The system can be supplied in five frequency ranges within the UHF band.
Please note: Frequency usage is different for each country. Your Sennheiser
agent will have all the necessary details on the available legal frequencies for
your area.
Range A:
Range B:
Range C:
Range D:
Range E:
518 – 550 MHz,
630 – 662 MHz,
740 – 772 MHz,
790 – 822 MHz,
838 – 870 MHz.
Transmitter and receiver of the Sennheiser ew 300 IEM system are 8-channel
switchable. Transmitter and receiver have 8 frequency memories to store up
to 8 transmission/receiving frequencies. The frequencies are selectable in
25-kHz steps, giving a selection of 1280 frequencies within the preset
32 MHz frequency range.
The system has 8 factory pre-programmed frequencies, so that
– the system is ready for immediate use after switch-on,
– several in-ear monitoring systems can be operated simultaneously on the
factory-preset transmission and receiving frequencies without causing
intermodulation interference. However, all frequency settings can be
changed to your individual needs, if required.
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System components
The system consits of: EK 300 IEM stereo receiver, SR 300 IEM stereo
transmitter, 9 V PP3 alkaline battery, transmitting antenna and receiving
antenna, NT 2 mains unit, IE 1 in-ear headphones, user manual.
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Important notes
Never open electronic devices! This must only be done by authorised
personnel and is all the more important for units connected to AC outlets. If
devices are opened by customers in breach of this instruction, the warranty
becomes null and void.
Always disconnect the devices from the mains by removing the plug when
you wish to change connections or move the devices to a different place.
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Keep the devices away from central heating radiators and electric heaters.
Never expose them to direct sunlight.
Use the devices in dry rooms only.
Use a damp cloth for cleaning the devices. Do not use any cleansing agents
or solvents.
Attention! High Volume!
This is a professional transmission system. Commercial use is subject to the
rules and regulations of the trade association responsible. Sennheiser, as the
manufacturer, is therefore obliged to expressly point out possible health risks
arising from use.
This system is capable of producing sound pressure exceeding 85 dB(A).
85 dB(A) is the sound pressure corresponding to the maximum permissible
volume which is by law (in some countries) allowed to affect your hearing
for the duration of a working day. It is used as a basis according to the
specifications of industrial medicine. Higher volumes or longer durations
can damage your hearing.
At higher volumes, the duration must be shortened in order to prevent
damage. The following simple formula applies:
Double the volume = half the duration
An increase of 3 dB corresponds to doubling the volume; you can thus go by
the following table:
Maximum duration
8 hours
4 hours
2 hours
1 hour
30 minutes
15 minutes
8 minutes
4 minutes
2 minutes
1 minute
at a sound pressure of:
85 dB
88 dB
91 dB
94 dB
97 dB
100 dB
103 dB
106 dB
109 dB
112 dB
Pain threshold
120 dB
The following are sure signs that you have been subjected to excessive noise
for too long a time:
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You can hear ringing or whistling sounds in your ears.

You have the impression (even for a short time only) that you can no
longer hear high notes.

After using this system, your hearing is impaired for a short time.
In all of the above cases, you should consult a specialist or at least have your
hearing tested. Ear damage builds up gradually. Once the initial symptoms
have died down, you no longer perceive acute changes. In the long term,
however, the repeated effects of loud noises can cause severe hearing
impairment or even deafness.
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Preparing the devices for use
SR 300 IEM stereo transmitter
Headphone output, 1/4” (6.3 mm) jack socket (PHONES)
Headphone volume control (VOL)
LC display
button (UP)
button (DOWN)
SET button
POWER (ON/OFF) button
Cable grip for power supply DC cable
DC socket for connection of mains unit (DC-IN)
Audio input, 1/4” (6.3 mm) jack socket (left and MONO)
(AF IN BAL/UNBAL)
Audio input, 1/4” (6.3 mm) jack socket (right)
(AF IN BAL/UNBAL)
BNC socket, antenna output (ANT)
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Mounting the rubber feet
To ensure that the transmitter cannot slip on the surface on which it is placed,
four self-adhesive soft rubber feet are supplied. These feet are stuck into the
recesses on the bottom side of the receiver. (N.B.: Do not use these feet if
rackmounting the transmitter).
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Ensure that the recesses are clean and free from grease before fixing
the feet.
Attention!
Some furniture surfaces have been treated with varnish, polish or
synthetics which might cause stains when they come into contact with
other synthetics. Despite a thorough testing of the synthetics used by
us, we cannot rule out the possibility of discolouration, since we don’t
know your furniture.
Connecting the antenna
The SR 300 IEM transmitter can be used with either a telescopic antenna
(supplied) or a remote antenna (available as an accessory).
The supplied telescopic antenna can be mounted quickly and easily to the
rear of the transmitter and is suitable for all applications where – good
transmission conditions provided – a wireless transmission system is to be
used without a large amount of installation work.
씰
Connect the telescopic antenna to BNC socket at the rear of the
transmitter and pull the end cap to extend the antenna.
If the transmitter position is not the best antenna position for optimum
transmission, you can use a remote antenna (available as an accessory).
Connecting the mains unit
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씰
Insert the DC connector on the power supply output cable into socket
at the rear of the transmitter.
씰
Pass the cable through the cable grip , as illustrated.
Connecting the pre-amplifier/mixing console
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Connect the outputs from the pre-amplifier/mixing console/etc. to the
1
/4” (6.3 mm) jack sockets (left or MONO) and (right).
Both balanced and unbalanced connection is possible.
Note:
Any device that is only suitable for mono operation must be connected
to jack socket . In this case, the stereo operation must be switched
off via the menu.
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/4” (6.3 mm) jack plug
balanced
unbalanced
Switching the transmitter on/off
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Press the POWER button to switch the transmitter on.
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To switch the transmitter off, press the POWER button until “OFF”
appears on the display. You can then release the button.
After a power failure, the device returns to the previous setting (ON/OFF).
Connecting the headphones/monitoring the audio signal
씰
Connect the headphones to the headphone output (PHONES) for monitoring the audio signal. Only connect headphones with a
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/4” (6.3 mm) stereo jack plug.
씰
Use the headphone volume control to adjust the volume.
Attention: First set the volume control to the lowest volume by turning
it to the left as far as possible!
Volume up? – NO!
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/4” (6.3 mm) stereo jack plug
for headphone connection
When people use headphones, they tend to choose a higher volume
than with loudspeakers. Listening at high volume levels for long
periods can lead to permanent hearing defects. Please protect your
hearing, Sennheiser headphones have an excellent sound quality even
at low volumes.
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EK 300 IEM stereo pocket receiver
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Antenna
Red LED for operation and battery status indication (ON/LOW BAT)
Green LED for RF signal indication (RF)
Cover plate for battery compartment
Cover plate for display and operating controls
Headphone output (EARPHONES), 3.5 mm stereo jack socket
On/off/volume control
Balance control
SET button
LC display
button (DOWN)
button (UP)
Inserting and changing the battery
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Slide the cover of the battery compartment in the direction of the
embossed arrow until it clicks audibly.
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Open the cover.
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Insert the 9 V PP3 battery (IEC 6 LR 61). Please observe correct polarity
when inserting the battery.
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Close the battery compartment.
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To remove the battery, push the small red lever in the battery
compartment towards the bottom side of the receiver.
Note:
We recommend powering the receiver by a standard PP3 alkaline
battery. If powered by a rechargeable 9 V battery, the operating time
will be drastically reduced.
Connecting the antenna
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Screw the antenna onto the antenna socket (M3 connection).
Connecting the headphones
If you use the receiver as part of the monitoring system, connect the supplied
in-ear headphones to the 3.5 mm jack socket on the receiver. If you use
the receiver for other applications, you can also connect any Sennheiser
stereo headphones.
씰
Connect the headphones to the headphone output (EARPHONES)
via a 3.5 mm stereo jack plug.
3.5 mm stereo jack plug
for headphone connection
Signal indication
The green LED at the top of the EK 300 IEM receiver indicates that an
RF signal is being received.
Battery status indication
The red LED provides information on the (remaining) battery capacity:
LED lit up:
The receiver is switched on and the battery capacity is sufficient.
LED flashing:
The battery is going flat! You should immediately replace the battery!
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Switching the receiver on
Turn the volume control clockwise (the volume control has an integral
on/off switch – the receiver is switched off when the control is turned fully to
the left until it clicks).
Note:
The receiver has a switch-on delay of approx. 1.5 seconds to suppress
the switch-on surge and protect your ears.
Adjusting the volume
Use the volume control to adjust the volume to suit.
Volume up? – NO!
When people use headphones, they tend to choose a higher volume than
with loudspeakers. Listening at high volume levels for long periods can lead
to permanent hearing defects. Please protect your hearing, Sennheiser
headphones have an excellent sound quality even at low volumes.
Adjusting the balance
During stereo operation, the balance control serves to adjust the balance
between the left and right stereo signal.
During FOCUS operation, the balance control serves to adjust the relative
levels of the two separate channels in the mixed mono signal (for full
description of FOCUS operation see page 49).
Attachment of the receiver to clothing
The EK 300 IEM receiver is attached to e.g. the belt with the supplied clip
. This is reversable so that the receiver can also be attached with the antenna
pointing downwards, if required.
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Operation
The evolution wireless system ew 300 IEM has been factory-preset to allow
immediate use after switch-on ( “5 Preparing the devices for use”). Please
note, however, that the transmitter sensitivity is dependent on the application.
To avoid overmodulation and distortion, please first check whether the preset
sensitivity is suitable for your particular application ( “Adjusting the
sensitivity”).
Operating controls
POWER Press the POWER button to switch the SR 300 IEM transmitter on or off.
The EK 300 IEM is switched on or off via the volume control with integral
on/off switch.
SET Press the SET button
– to select a menu,
– to change to the next menu,
– to change to the next segment when entering a name (SR 300 IEM only),
– to return to the top menu level.
Press the UP button
– to adjust the setting of a menu,
– to change a single character when entering a name (SR 300 IEM only).
Press the DOWN button
– to adjust the setting of a menu,
– to change a single character when entering a name (SR 300 IEM only).
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LC display panel
SR 300 IEM transmitter
8-step level display for audio signal, left or MONO
8-step level display for audio signal, right
6-segment alphanumeric main display
“MUTE” display. Lights up for a short moment when switching on
the transmitter or when changing the frequency.
Display for the “Frequency” menu. (This display can be the
transmitter’s standard display which always appears after
switch-on).
Display for the channel number “Channel”. (This display can be
the transmitter’s standard display which always appears after
switch-on).
Display for the “Name” menu. (This display can be the
transmitter’s standard display which always appears after
switch-on).
“MHZ” (MHz) display. Lights up when the frequency is displayed.
EK 300 IEM receiver
8-step level display for audio (AF) signal
Alphanumeric main display
8-step level display for incoming RF signal
Note:
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If the operating steps for adjusting the settings via the menu are similar for
both devices, only the main display of the SR 300 IEM transmitter is shown.
Basic functions of the Sennheiser operating menu
A special feature of the Sennheiser evolution wireless system ew 300 IEM is
the similarity of the operating controls of both transmitter and receiver. In
stressfull situations, for example on stage or during a live show or presentation,
it is important that the devices are easy to operate and that adjustments to
the settings can be made quickly and instinctively. Therefore, the necessary
operating steps for each device are similar.
Important:
With the / buttons you can directly switch between the factorypreset frequencies (channel presets). The display starts flashing. Your
selection becomes effective immediately.
Press the SET button to enter the top menu level:
By briefly pressing SET again, you can change to the next menu.
After approx. one second, the selected menu appears on the display
and then the current setting of the menu is indicated.
Press the / buttons to adjust the settings of the selected menu:
The new setting starts flashing on the display. If you return to the
previous setting, the flashing stops.
Important:
New settings become effective immediately and will be
retained in memory on switch-off!
N.B.: When changing transmitter frequencies, care should be
taken to avoid causing interference to other channels/users.
In the “TUNE” and “NAME” menu, the / buttons feature a “fast
search” function. By briefly pressing the / buttons, the display
jumps either forwards or backwards to the next setting. If you hold
down a button, the cycling of the display is continously accelerted. If
you release the button and start over again, the cycling of the display
restarts at normal speed. The “fast search” function allows you to get
fast and easily to your desired setting.
Press the SET button to return to the top menu level:
Have you finished your entries? Press the SET button to return to the
top menu level. The display then switches back to the standard setting.
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Overview of menus
To ensure that transmitter and receiver of the Sennheiser evolution wireless
system ew 300 IEM are easy to operate, the operating menus have been
largely standardised:
Display
SR 300 IEM Transmitter
SENSIT
Adjusting the sensitivity
( page 47)
SqELCH
STEREO
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–
Stereo/Mono selection ( page 49)
EK 300 IEM Receiver
–
Adjusting the squelch threshold
( page 48)
–
FocuS
–
Stereo/FOCUS selection ( page 49)
Ltd
–
Limiting the volume at the
headphone output ( page 49)
DISPL
DiSPL
Selecting the content of
the standard display ( page 50)
Selecting the content of
the standard display ( page 50)
TUNE
tune
Setting the
transmission frequency ( page 51)
Setting the
receiving frequency ( page 51)
NAME
Assigning a name ( page 52)
LOCK
Loc
Activating the lock-mode function
to prevent accidental adjustment
( page 53)
–
Activating the lock-mode function
to prevent accidental adjustment
( page 53)
Selecting the frequency, channel number
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With the / buttons you can directly switch between the factorypreset frequencies (channel presets). The display starts flashing. Your
selection becomes effective immediately.
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Press the SET button to acknowledge your selection. The display stops
flashing.
Note:
You can choose the content of the standard display i.e. whether the
frequency, the channel number or – with the SR 300 IEM – a name is
displayed ( “Selecting the content of the standard display”). The
devices are factory-preset to show the frequency setting as standard.
SENSIT
Adjusting the sensitvity (SR 300 IEM only)
To match the transmitter to the output level of the connected device (e.g.
mixing console), you can adjust the input sensitivity in 4 steps of 5 dB from
0 to -15 dB.
씰
Select the “SENSIT” menu by pressing the SET button until “SENSIT”
appears on the display; after a short pause the current input sensitivity
setting is displayed.
씰
With the / buttons you can now select a different setting. The
input sensitivity can be adjusted in 5-dB steps from 0 to -15 dB. The
new setting starts flashing on the display and becomes effective
immediately.
씰
Press the SET button to return to the top menu level. The display then
switches back to the standard display.
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SqELCH
Adjusting the squelch threshold (EK 300 IEM)
The EK 300 IEM receiver is equipped with an adjustable squelch which
eliminates annoying noise when the transmitter is switched off. It also
suppresses sudden noise when the receiver leaves the transmission area and
there is no longer sufficient transmitter power received by the receiver.
씰
Select the “SqELCH” menu by pressing the SET button until “SqELCH”
appears on the display; after a short pause the current squelch setting
is displayed.
씰
With the / buttons you can now select a different setting. The
squelch can be switched off (0 dB) or adjusted in 5-dB steps from
5 dB to 40 dB. Selecting a smaller value reduces the squelch threshold,
selecting a higher value increases the squelch threshold. The new
setting starts flashing on the display. Set the squelch threshold – with
the transmitter switched off – to the lowest possible value that
suppresses hissing noise. If the squelch threshold is set too high, the
transmission range will be reduced.
Note:
With the transmitter switched off and the squelch threshold set to
“0 dB”, hissing noise will occur. With the EK 300 IEM receiver, the
AF level bargraph will completely light up.
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STEREO
Press the SET button to return to the top menu level. The display
then switches back to the standard display.
Stereo/Mono selection (SR 300 IEM)
To set the SR 300 IEM transmitter to mono operation, you need to switch
off the stereo operation.
씰
Select the “STEREO” menu by pressing the SET button until “STEREO”
appears on the display; after a short pause the current setting is
displayed.
씰
Press the button to switch the stereo operation on – if you press the
button, the stereo operation is switched off. The new setting – i.e.
“ST ON” or “ST OFF” – starts flashing on the display.
씰
Press the SET button to return to the top menu level. The display
then switches back to the standard display.
Note:
Please note that a device that only delivers a mono signal (see page
39) must be connected to jack socket (left input).
The EK 300 IEM does not need to be set to mono operation. The
receiver automatically “identifies” the transmitted audio signal.
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FocuS
Stereo/FOCUS selection (EK 300 IEM)
With the EK 300 IEM you can switch between stereo and FOCUS operation.
During stereo operation (FOCUS “OFF”), the left-right signals are available
as usual (SR 300 IEM transmitter in stereo mode).
During FOCUS operation, the left-right signals are mixed and are available
as a mono signal in both headphone channels (SR 300 IEM transmitter in
stereo mode). You can, for example, set the receiver to FOCUS mode to:
•
allow an individual mix of the signals for vocals and backing music,
or
•
mix two signals with different volume levels (which are then heard as
a correctly mixed mono signal).
Ltd
씰
Select the “FocuS” menu by pressing the SET button until “FocuS”
appears on the display; after a short pause the current setting is
displayed.
씰
Press the button to switch the FOCUS operation on – if you press
the button, the FOCUS operation is switched off. The new setting
– i.e. “Fo on” or “Fo OFF” – starts flashing on the display.
씰
Press the SET button to return to the top menu level. The display
then switches back to the standard display.
Limiting the volume at the headphone output (EK 300 IEM)
The EK 300 IEM is equipped with a switchable limiter which limits the
volume at the headphone output. With the limiter switched on, the volume
at the headphone output will be reduced by approx. 18 dB.
씰
Select the “Ltd” menu by pressing the SET button until “Ltd” appears
on the display; after a short pause the current setting is displayed.
씰
Press the button to switch the limiter on – if you press the button,
the limiter is switched off. The new setting – i.e. “Ltd on” or “Ltd OFF”
– starts flashing on the display.
씰
Press the SET button to return to the top menu level. The display
then switches back to the standard display.
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DISPL
DiSPL
Selecting the contents of the standard display
With the SR 300 IEM you can choose the contents of the standard display
i.e. whether the frequency, the channel number or a name is displayed. With
the EK 300 IEM you can choose whether the frequency or the channel
number is displayed.
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Select the “DISPL” menu by pressing the SET button until “DISPL”
appears on the display; after a short pause the current setting is
displayed.
씰
With the / buttons you can now choose between:
Name (SR 300 IEM only):
Frequency:
Channel number:
“NAME”
“FREQU”
“CHANNL”
The new setting for the standard display starts flashing on the display.
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Press the SET button to return to the top menu level. The display
then switches to the new standard display.
Configuring a channel preset
Transmitter and receiver of the evolution wireless system ew 300 IEM have
8 switchable frequencies (channel presets) respectively to store up to 8 transmission/receiving frequencies. With the SR 300 IEM transmitter, you can
additionally assign a name.
You can switch directly between the channel presets ( “Selecting the
frequency, channel number”).
TUNE
tune
Setting the transmission/receiving frequency
Transmission and receiving frequencies are tunable in 25-kHz steps within a
switching bandwidth of 32 MHz max.
Special notes on multi-channel operation:
Several devices of the Sennheiser evolution wireless system ew 300 IEM can be
used simultaneously on different frequencies. The factory-preset frequencies are
intermodulation-free. Before you program new frequency combinations, please
refer to the information on the correct frequency choice given in the planning
brochure “Practical Applications in RF Technology” available from your
local Sennheiser agent.
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Select the channel preset for which you wish to set a frequency.
씰
Select the “TUNE” menu by pressing the SET button until “TUNE”
appears on the display; after a short pause the currently set frequency
is displayed.
씰
With the / buttons you can now select a different frequency. The
frequencies are tunable in 25-kHz steps. The new frequency starts
flashing on the display and becomes effective immediately.
씰
Press the SET button to return to the top menu level. The display
then switches back to the standard display.
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NAME
Assigning the SR 300 IEM a name
The SR 300 IEM transmitter can be assigned a name. The name can consist
of up to six characters such as:
−
−
−
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letters (without pronounciation marks),
numbers from 1 to 0,
special characters e.g. () -  _ and spaces.
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Select the “NAME” menu by pressing the SET button until “NAME”
appears on the display; after a short pause the name entered is
displayed.
씰
Press the / buttons to start with your entry. The first segment starts
flashing on the display.
씰
With the / buttons you can now choose a character.
씰
Press the SET button to change to the next segment and choose the
next character.
씰
Have you entered the name completely? Press the SET button to return
to the top menu level. The display then switches back to the standard
display.
LOCK
Loc
Activating/deactivating the lock-mode function
You can lock the / buttons and the POWER button to prevent accidental
programming or switching off during operation.
Activating the lock-mode function
씰
Select the “LOCK” menu by pressing the SET button. The current setting
is indicated on the display.
씰
Press the button to activate the lock-mode function. “LOC ON” starts
flashing on the display.
씰
Press the SET button to return to the top menu level.
Note:
If you press the / buttons or the POWER button, “LOCK” appears
on the display and the buttons are now locked.
Deactivating the lock-mode function
씰
Select the “LOCK” menu by pressing the SET button. “LOC ON” appears
on the display.
씰
Press the button to deactivate the lock-mode function. “LOC OFF”
begins to flash on the display.
씰
Press the SET button to return to the top menu level. The display
switches back to the standard display and the buttons can now be
operated as usual.
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Troubleshooting
Error checklist
Problem
No operation indication
Batteries are flat
No mains connection
No RF signal
Transmission frequency is not the
same as the receiving frequency
Transmitter is out of range
RF signal available
but no audio signal
Receiver’s squelch threshold
adjusted too high
Audio signal has a high
level of background noise
Transmitter sensitivity adjusted too
low
Audio signal distorted
Transmitter sensitivity adjusted too
high
Receiver’s AF output level adjusted
too high
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Possible cause
If problems occur that are not listed in the above table, please contact
your local Sennheiser agent for assistence.
Recommendations and tips
... for optimum reception
Transmission rangedepends to a large extent on location and can vary
from about 10 m to about 150 m. There should be a “free line of sight”
between transmitting and receiving antennas.
To avoid overmodulating the receiver, observe a minimum distance of
5 m between transmitting and receiving antennas.
Observe a minimum distance of 50 cm between antennas and metal objects
(such as cross members or reinforced-concrete walls).
... for multi-channel operation
You cannot use all adjustable frequency combinations simultaneously. The
factory-preset frequencies (presets), however, are intermodulation-free. If you
wish to program new frequency combinations, please contact your local
Sennheiser agent who will provide you with information on the correct
frequency choice.
When using several transmitters simultaneously, observe a minimum
distance of 40 cm between transmitting antennas.
Use special accessories for multi-channel applications ( “Accessories”).
When using the ew 300 IEM system in combination with radiomicrophone
systems, a minimum channel spacing of 8 MHz should be maintained to
avoid RF breakthrough between systems.
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Care and maintenance
Use a damp cloth for cleaning the devices. Do not use any cleansing agents
or solvents as these could damage the surface of the equipment.
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Overview
Wireless transmission systems
With the evolution wireless series, Sennheiser puts an end to cable tangles
and enables complete freedom of movement at an affordable price.
The systems operate exclusively in the UHF band. UHF transmission is
extremely reliable and is far less prone to interference than the overcrowded
VHF band – harmonics from mains units, fluorescent tubes, refrigerators,
computers, etc. are virtually eliminated. Also indoor propagation of UHF
radio waves is better than VHF so that the RF power can be kept low – this
is also an advantage when using multi-channel systems. Finally, UHF
frequency ranges are being approved all over the world for radiomicrophone
usage – in some countries licence-free.
Fresh batteries ensure good reception during operation. Always use alkaline
batteries for best operation – a 9 V PP3 battery has a much longer operating
time than a NiCd rechargeable battery (approx. 4 to 6 hours with a 9 V PP3
or 1 hour with a rechargeable).
Correct adjustment of transmitter sensitivity is vital. Too high and you get
overmodulation and distortion, too low and you get undermodulation and a
noisy signal. Please set the sensitivity correctly for the microphone/usage
and check it before every performance to ensure best operation.
Interference such as distortion, hissing or “birdying” may occur if several
transmitters are used together and the frequencies have not been correctly
chosen. Sennheiser standard frequencies (as supplied) are all intermodulationfree. For other frequency sets please contact your local Sennheiser agent,
who will be able to provide you with information on correct frequency choice
and/or be able to calculate special frequency sets for you.
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HDX noise reduction
Transmitter
Receiver
Progress you can hear:
The evolution wireless series is equipped with HDX, the new Sennheiser noise
reduction system that reduces RF interference. It increases the signal-to-noise
radio in wireless audio transmission to up to 110 dB.
HDX is a wideband compander system which compresses the audio signal in
the transmitter in a 2:1 ratio (related to dB) to lift it above the inherent noise
floor of the RF link. A 110 dB dynamic range signal is thus transmitted with
an effective dynamic range of only 55 dB, which is above the 60 dB noise
floor of the RF link. In the receiver the signal is expanded in an identical and
opposite way in a 1:2 ratio to restore the original signal, at the same time
reducing the RF noise to below the noise floor of the receiver. Giving a radio
link with a better signal-to-noise ratio than a CD.
HDX has been specially developed for high quality radiomicrophone systems.
Note:
Only transmitters and receivers that are equipped with HDX can work correctly
with each other. If non HDX equipment was mixed with HDX, the dynamic
range would be drastically reduced and the transmission would sound blunt
and flat. HDX is permanently active and cannot be switched off.
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Technical data
System
RF characteristics
Modulation
Frequency ranges
Transmission/receiving frequencies
Switching bandwidth
Nominal/peak deviation
Pilot tone deviation (stereo operation)
Frequency stability
AF characteristics
Noise reduction system
AF frequency response
Signal-to-noise ratio at 1 mVRF
and peak deviation, HDx
THD at nom. deviation and 1 kHz
Overall device
Temperature range
Dimensions Carrying case [mm]
Weight Carrying case
In compliance with
wideband FM stereo, MPX
Range A: 518 – 550 MHz
Range B: 630 – 662 MHz
Range C: 740 – 772 MHz
Range D: 790 – 822 MHz
Range E: 838 – 870 MHz
1280, tunable in steps of 25 kHz,
8 switchable channels
32 MHz
± 24 kHz / ≤ ± 48 kHz
± 5 kHz
≤ ± 15 ppm
Sennheiser HDX
50 – 15,000 Hz
≥ 100 dB(A)
≤ 0.9 %
-10°C ... +55°C
380 x 370 x 70
approx. 3100 g
ETS 300 422, ETS 300 445 (CE), FCC
EK 300 IEM Receiver
RF characteristics
Receiver principle
Sensitivity (with HDX, peak deviation)
Squelch threshold
Antenna inputs
Antenna length [mm]
AF characteristics
AF output voltage
at peak deviation 1 kHzAF PHONES
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non-diversity
< 2.5 µV at 52 dBArms S/N
0–100 µV, adjustable
M3 thread
518 – 550 MHz: 130
630 – 662 MHz: 110
740 – 772 MHz: 90
790 – 822 MHz: 90
838 – 870 MHz: 80
3.5 mm jack socket: 2 x ≥ 100 mW at 32 Ω
Overall device
Power supply
Power consumption (operating time)
Dimensions [mm]
Weight
9 V alkaline PP3 battery (IEC 6 LR 61)
≤ 75 mA (4 – 6 h) depending on volume level
110 x 65 x 22
approx. 255 g
SR 300 IEM Transmitter
RF characteristics
RF output power at 50 Ω
Antenna output
≥ 20 mW, internally adjustable to 10 mW
BNC socket, 50 Ω
AF characteristics
Headphone output
Output power at headphone output
AF input
AF input voltage (at peak dev., 1 kHz )
/4” (6.3 mm) stereo jack plug
≥ 100 mW at 32 Ω (2 x)
2 x 1/4” (6.3 mm) stereo jack socket, balanced
+ 10 dBu
Overall device
Power supply
Max. power consumption at nom. voltage
Dimensions [mm]
Weight
10.5 – 16 V DC, nominal voltage 12 V DC
approx. 200 mA
212 x 145 x 38
approx. 1100 g
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Accessories
GA 1 19” rack adaptor,
for mounting two SR 300 IEM/AC 1
or one SR 300 IEM/AC 1 with AM 1 into a 19” rack
AM 1 Antenna mount for connecting antennas to the front of the GA 1
A 1031-U UHF antenna,
passive, omni-directional, can be mounted onto a stand
GZL 1019-A1 Antenna cable with BNC connectors 1 m
GZL 1019-A5
5m
GZL 1019-A10
10 m
AC 1 Antenna combiner,
for combining the RF signals of up to four transmitters onto a single antenna
and for powering up to four transmittes
NT 3 Plug-in mains unit for AC 1
IE 1 In-ear headphones
IES 1 1 pair of ear-moulds
CC 1 Carrying case for SET ew 300 IEM
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Aktuelle Informationen zu Sennheiser-Produkten erhalten
Sie auch im Internet unter „www.sennheiser.com“.
For up-to-date information on Sennheiser products, you can also
visit the Sennheiser Web site at “http://www.sennheiser.com”.
Vous trouverez également toutes les informations actuelles
relatives aux produits Sennheiser sur Internet à l’adresse Web
“http://www.sennheiser.com”.
Informazioni attuali sulla gamma di prodotti Sennheiser sono
disponibili anche in Internet al sito “www.sennheiser.com”.
También en Internet, bajo “www.sennheiser.com” obtendrá Vd.
informaciones actuales sobre los productos Sennheiser.
Actuele informatie met betrekking tot Sennheiser producten
vindt u ook op Internet onder “www.sennheiser.com”.
Sennheiser electronic GmbH & Co. KG
D-30900 Wedemark
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Telefon: +49 (0) 5130 600 0
Telefax: +49 (0) 5130 600 300
Printed in Germany
Publ. 07/00 79746 / A 02
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