Instructions for Use The evolution wireless series It offers musicians and video and sound amateurs high-quality state-of-the-art RF transmission systems with a high level of operational reliability and ease of use. The transmitters and receivers permit wireless transmission with studio-quality sound. The excellent transmission reliability of the series is based on the use of: • further optimized PLL synthesizer and microprocessor technology, • the HDX noise reductions system, • the pilot tone squelch control, • the true diversity technology (rack-mount receiver only) • and the scan function for scanning the channel banks for free channels The channel bank system The systems are available in five UHF frequency ranges with 1440 transmission/receiving frequencies per frequency range. Please note: Frequency usage is different for each country. Your model agent will have all the necessary details on the available legal frequencies for your area: • Range A: 518 to 554 MHz • Range B: 626 to 662 MHz • Range C: 740 to 776 MHz • Range D: 786 to 822 MHz • Range E: 830 to 866 MHz Transmitters and receivers have nine channel banks with four switchable channels each. The channel banks “1” to “8” have four switchable channels that are factory-preset to a transmission/receiving frequency (see enclosed frequency table). These transmission/receiving frequencies cannot be changed but have been preset so that e.c. Country-specific regulations on frequency usage are taken into account. The channel bank “U” (user bank) has four switchable channels to store your selection of 1440 transmission/receiving frequencies that are freely selectable within the preset frequency range. An advantage of the factory-preset frequencies is that • the systems are ready for immediate use after switch-on, • several systems can be operated simultaneously on the preset channels without causing intermodulation interference. Overview of operating controls Operating Controls LC Display Panel 1. LC Display 1. Display for the current channel bank “1...8, 2. UP button U” 3. DOWN button 2. Display for the current channel number “1...4” 4. SET button 3. “B.CH” - abbreviation for the channel Bank 5. POWER button (serves as the ESC (cancel) and CHannel number key in the operating menu 4. Alphanumeric display 6. Cable grip for power supply DC cable 5. “MHz” - appears when the frequency is 7. DC socket for connection of mains unit (DC displayed IN) 6. Transmitter low battery icon (LOW BAT 8. Audio output (AF OUT BAL) XLR-3M socket, warning) balanced 7. Lock mode icon (lock mode is activate) 9. Audio output (AF OUT UNBAL), 1/4” (6.3 8. 8-step level display for received RF signal mm) jack socket, unbalanced “RF” 10. Service interface (DATA) 9. 8-step level display for received audio signal 11. Antenna input II (ANT II), BNC socket “AF”, with “PEAK” warning 12. Type plate 10. “PILOT” display (pilot tone evaluation is 13. Antenna input I (ANT I), BNC socket activated) 11. Diversity display (antenna I or antenna II active) 12. “MUTE” display (audio output is muted) Operating Controls 1. Sound inlet basket 2. Color-coded identification ring for microphone heads green: MD 835 microphone head blue: MD 845 microphone head red: ME 865 microphone head 3. Body of radio-microphone 4. Battery compartment (not visible from outside) 5. Display section 6. LC display 7. Turnable protective cap for operating controls (shown removed) The following operating controls become accessible in turn by turning the protective cap: 8. SET button 9. DOWN button 10. UP button 11. Red LED for operation and battery status indication (ON/LOW BAT) 12. ON/OFF button (serves as the ESC (cancel) key in the operating menu) 13. MUTE switch LC Display Panel 1. Alphanumeric display 2. “B.CH” - abbreviation for the channel Bank and CHannel number 3. “MHz” - appears when the frequency is displayed 4. 4-step battery status display 5. Lock mode icon (lock mode is activate) 6. “PILOT” display (pilot tone evaluation is activated) 7. “MUTE” display (audio output is muted) 8. 7-step level display for received audio signal “AF” Indications and displays on the receivers The level display for audio signal “AF” shows the modulation of the transmitter. When the transmitter's audio input level is excessively high (AF peak), the receiver's level display for audio signal “AF” shows full detection. The “PILOT” display I or II lights up when the pilot tone evaluation is activated (see: “Activating/deactivating the pilot tone transmission or pilot tone evaluation” on page 21). The receiver operates on the true diversity principle. The diversity display indicates whether diversity section I (i.e. antenna 1) or diversity section II (i.e. antenna 2) is active. After pressing a button, the display remains backlit for approx. 15 seconds. Indications and displays on the transmitters The red LED (LOW BAT/ON) provides information on the current operating state of the transmitter: Red LED lit up: The transmitter is switched on and the capacity of the batteries is sufficient. Red LED flashing: The batteries are going flat (LOW BAT)! In Addition, the 4-step battery status display on the display panel provides information on the remaining battery capacity: 3 segments: capacity approx. 100% 2 segments: capacity approx. 70% 1 segment: capacity approx 30% Battery icon flashing: LOW BAT The “MUTE” display appears on the display panel when the transmitter is muted (see: “Muting the transmitters” on page 11). The level display for audio signal (AF) shows the modulation of the transmitter. The yellow LED (AF PEAK) at the front of the receiver lights up when the audio input level is excessively high (AF peak) and overmodulates the transmitter. At the same time, the 7-step level display for audio signal “AF” shows full deflection for the duration of the overmodulation The “PILOT” display lights up on the transmitter display panel if the pilot tone transmission is activated (see: “Activating/deactivating the pilot tone transmission or pilot tone evaluation” on page 20s). After pressing a button, the display remains backlit for approx. 15 seconds. Preparing the components for use rack-mount receiver To ensure that the receiver cannot slip on the surface on which it is placed, four self-adhesive soft rubber feet are supplied. Ensure that the base of the receiver is clean before mounting the rubber feet. Fix the rubber feet to the base of the receiver by peeling off the safety paper and fitting them as shown in the diagram on the left. Some furniture surfaces have been treated with varnish, polish, or synthetics. Despite a thorough testing of the synthetics used by us, we cannot rule out the possibility of staining. The supplied telescopic antennas can be mounted quickly and easily to the rear of the receiver and are suitable for all applications where – good reception conditions provided – a wireless transmission system is to be used without a large amount of installation work. Connect the telescopic antennas to the BNC sockets at the rear of the receiver. Pull the telescopic antennas out and align them upwards in a V-shape. The is powered via a mains unit. Pass the cable through the cable grip. Insert the DC connector on the mains cable into the DC socket. The audio outputs are available as an XLR-3M socket and a 1/4” (6.3 mm) jack socket, allowing you to simultaneously connect two units (ie. Amplifier, mixing console). The adjusted audio output level is common for both sockets. Connect the amplifier/mixing console to the XLR-3M socket or the 1/4” (6.3 mm) jack socket. Via the operating menu, adapt the level of the audio output (AF OUT) to the input of the amplifier or mixing console (see: “ Adjusting the audio output level (receivers only)” on page 18). The service interface is only required for servicing purposes. For mounting one or two receivers into a 19” rack, you require the GA 2 rack adapter. The GA 2 rack adapter consists of: • 2 rack mount “ears” • 1 connecting bar • 1 connecting plate • 2 covering plugs for antenna holes • 12 recessed head screws M 3x6 • 2 recessed head screws M 6x10 When mounting only one receiver into a rack, you can use the AM 2 antenna mount (available as an accessory) to the mount on the transmitter's antenna connection to the front of the GA 2 rack adapter. The AM 2 antenna mount consists of: • 2 BNC extension cables (screw-in BNC socket to BNC connector) • 2 plains washers • 2 nuts To mount two into a rack: Place the two receivers side by side onto a flat surface, their bottom sides facing upwards. Align the connecting plate over the holes in the bottom sides of the receivers. Secure the connecting plate to the receivers using eight of the supplied recessed head screws (M 3x6). Hook the two rack mount “ears” to the front panels of the receivers. Secure the rack mount “ears” to the receivers using two of the supplied recessed head screws (M 3x6). Slide the receivers into a 19” rack. Screw the rack mount “ears” tight. When mounting only one receiver into a rack, use the connecting bar instead of the second receiver. Hook the two rack mount “ears” to the front panel of the receiver. Secure the rack mount “ears” to the receiver using two of the supplied recessed head screws (M 3x6) respectively. Secure the connecting bar to one of the rack mount “ears” using two of the supplied recessed head screws (M 6x10). If you are not front mounting the antennas, insert the two covering plugs into the antenna holes of the connecting bar. Slide the receiver into a 19” rack. Screw the rack mount “ears” tight. To mount the receiver's antenna connection to the front of the GA 2 rack adapter using the AM 2 antenna mount: Screw the two BNC sockets of the BNC extension cables to the connecting bar using the supplied plain washers and nuts. Connect the two BNC connectors to the BNC sockets at the rear of the receiver. Slide the receiver into a 19” rack. Screw the rack mount “ears” tight. Connect the two telescopic antennas to the two BNC sockets. Pull the telescopic antennas out and align them upwards in a V-shape. Radio-microphone 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 display section from the radio microphone body by turning it counterclockwise. ➢ Slide the display section as far as it will go. ➢ Open the battery compartment cover. ➢ Insert the two batteries or the BA 2015 accupack as shown in the diagram on the left. Please observe correct polarity when inserting the batteries/accupack. ➢ Close the battery compartment cover. ➢ Push the battery compartment into the radio-microphone’s body. ➢ Screw the display section tight. Changing the microphone head: ➢ First remove the batteries/accupack as described above and leave the radio-microphone open. ➢ Unscrew the sound inlet basket. ➢ Loosen the screw and put it to one side. ➢ Gently ease the capsule out of the contacts and then pull it out of the housing as shown. Do not touch the contacts and the diaphragm! ➢ Insert the new capsule. ➢ Secure the capsule by tightening the screw. NOTE: The screw mechanically secures the microphone capsule. If the screw is missing, malfunctions may occur during tough use. ➢ Put the sound inlet basket and identification ring supplied with the new microphone head (NB: do NOT use the old basket, as different heads use slightly differing internal foam) and screw it tight. ➢ Insert the batteries/accupack. ➢ Close the radio-microphone and put it into operation. NOTE: Microphone capsule, sound inlet basket and foam insert form an acoustic unit and must therefore always be exchanged all together. Each microphone head comes with a color-coded identification right to distinguish different microphone heads from each other (green = MD 835, blue = MD 845, red = ME 865). Using the components Switching the components on/off The new transmitters and receivers can only be switched off when the standard display is shown on the display panel. Within the operating menu the ON/OFF button or the POWER button serves as the ESC (cancel) key, i.e. you cancel your entry and return to the standard display. NOTE: Remove the batteries or the accupack when the units will not be used for extended periods of time. Switching the rack-mount receiver to ON/OFF: ➢ Press the POWER button to switch the receiver on. ➢ To switch the receiver off, press the POWER button until “OFF” appears on the display. Switching the radio-microphone ON/OFF: ➢ Turn the protective cap at the bottom of the radio-microphone so that the ON/OFF button becomes accessible ➢ Press the ON/OFF button to switch the radio-microphone on. The red LED lights up. ➢ To switch the radio-microphone off, press the ON/OFF button until “OFF” appears on the display. The red LED goes off. Muting the transmitters All transmitters have a MUTE switch that noiselessly mutes the transmitter's audio signal without switching the transmitter off. ➢ Turn the protective cap at the bottom of the radio-microphone so that the MUTE switch becomes accessible. ➢ Set the MUTE switch to the position “MUTE”. The “MUTE” display appears on the transmitter display panel. Provided that the pilot tone function is activated on both the transmitter and the receiver, the “MUTE” display also appears on the receiver display panel. ➢ Set the MUTE switch back to the original position to re-transmit the audio signal. Activating/deactivating the lock mode All transmitters and receivers have a lock mode that can be activated or deactivated via the operating menu (see: “Activating/deactivating the lock mode” on page 22). The lock mode prevents that the transmitter or receiver is accidentally programmed or switched off during the operation. The operating menu A special feature of the series is the similar, intuitive operation. As a result, the units are easy to operate and adjustments to the settings can be made quickly and “without looking” - even in stressful situations, for example on stage or during a live show or presentation. The buttons Buttons ON / OFF or POWER SET Mode To ... Standard display Turn the transmitter or receiver on or off Operating menu Cancel the entry and return to the standard display Setting mode Cancel the entry and return to the standard display Standard Display Get into the operating menu Operating menu Get into the setting mode of the selected menu Setting mode Store the settings and return to the previous menu level Standard display Without function Operating menu Change to the previous menu or change to the next menu Setting mode Adjust the setting of the selected menu option Overview of menus Display Receivers Transmitters BANK Switching between channel banks Switching between channel banks CHAN Switching between the channels in a channel bank Switching between the channels in a channel bank TUNE Setting a receiving frequency for the channel bank “U” (user bank) Setting a receiving frequency for the channel bank “U” (user bank) SCAN Scanning the selected channel bank for free channel -------------------- SENSIT -------------------- Adjusting the sensitivity (AF) AF OUT Adjusting the audio output level -------------------- SQUELCH Adjusting the squelch threshold -------------------- DISPLY Selecting the standard display Selecting the standard display NAME Entering a name Entering a name RESET Loading the factory-preset default settings Loading the factory-preset default settings PILOT Activating/deactivating the pilot tone evaluation Activating/deactivating the pilot tone evaluation LOCK Activating/deactivating the lock mode Activating/deactivating the lock mode EXIT Exiting the operating menu and returning to the Exiting the operating menu and returning to the standard display standard display Working with the operating menu By way of the example of “TUNE” menu, this section describes how to use the operating menu. After switching the unit on, the standard display is shown on the display panel. Getting into the operating menu: ➢ Press the SET button to get from the standard display into the operating menu. The last selected menu selected flashes on the display. Selecting a menu: ➢ Press the arrow keys to select a menu. ➢ Press the SET button to get into the setting mode of the selected menu. The current setting that can be adjusted flashes on the display. Adjusting a setting: Press the arrow buttons to adjust the setting. By briefly pressing the arrow buttons, the display jumps either forwards or backwards to the next setting. In the “CHAN” “TUNE” and “NAME” menu, the arrow buttons feature a “fast search” function. If you hold down a button, the display cycles continuously. The “fast search” function allows you to get fast and easily to your desired setting. The new setting flashes on the display until it is stored. Storing a setting: Press the SET button to store the setting. “STORED” appears on the display, indicating that the setting has been stored. The display then returns to the previous menu. With most menus, new settings become effective immediately without having to be stored. Exiting the menu: Select the SET menu to exit the operating menu and return to the standard display. When you have entered the operating menu, the ON/OFF button or the POWER button serves as the EC (cancel) key, i.e. by briefly pressing the ON/OFF or POWER button, you can cancel your entry and return to the standard display. Operating menu of the transmitters Adjustment tips for the operating menu BANK Switching between channel banks Via the “BANK” menu, you can switch between the nine channel banks of the transmitters and receivers. The channel banks “1” to “8” have four switchable channels that are factory-preset to a transmission/receiving frequency (see “The channel bank system” on page 2). The channel bank “U” (user bank) has four switchable channels to store your selection out of 1440 transmission/receiving frequencies that are freely selectable within the reset frequency range. When switching from one channel bank to another, the channel with the lowest channel number is automatically displayed. If, during the last scan of this channel bank, an interfering frequency was detected on the channel with the lowest channel number (see “Scanning the channel banks for free channels (receivers only)” on page 18), the receiver display panel automatically displays the next free channel. CHAN Switching between the channels in a channel banks Via the “CHAN” menu, you can switch between the four channels in a channel bank. Always set the transmitter and the receiver of a transmission] link to the same channel. After scanning a channel bank (see “Scanning the channel banks for free channels (receivers only)” on page 18), only the free channels are displayed. Set the transmitter to one of the free channels. Selecting the frequencies to be stored in the channel bank “U” Via the “BANK” menu, you can select the frequencies to be stored in the channel bank “U” (user bank). When you have selected one of the channel banks “1” to “8” and then select the “BANK” menu, the transmitter or receiver automatically switches to channel 01 of the channel bank “U”. In this case, “U.01” briefly appears on the display. Use the up/down arrow buttons to select the desired transmission or receiving frequency. Transmission and receiving frequencies are turnable in 25-kHz steps within a switching bandwidth of 36 MHz max. For intermodulation-free frequencies, please refer to the enclosed frequency table. Scanning the channel banks for free channels (receivers only) Before putting one or several transmission links into operation, you should scan the selected channel bank for free channels in order to ensure intermodulation-free operation of your system. Starting the scan and storing the scan result ➢ Before starting the scan, switch all transmitters of your system off, since channels used by switched-on transmitters will not be displayed as “free channels” ➢ Select the “SCAN” menu. ➢ Select “START” and confirm your selection by pressing the SET button. After the scan is completed, the number of free channels is displayed. Pressing the SET button once more will store the scan results and lock all channels that are used or subject to interference. Releasing locked channels ➢ Select the “SCAN” menu. ➢ Select “CLEAR” and confirm your selection by pressing the SET button. All channels in this channel bank can now be selected again. Multi-channel operation For multi-channel operation, only use the free channels in a channel bank. Before putting the transmission links into operation, we recommend performing an auto-scan. ➢ Select the channel bank on the receiver. ➢ Scan this channel bank for free channels. If not enough free channels are available in the selected channel bank, repeat the scan with another channel bank. ➢ Apply the scan result to all other transmitters and receivers. Adjusting the sensitivity (transmitters only) Via the “SENSIT” menu, you can adjust the modulation level of the transmitters. This changes the transmitter's input sensitivity. The input sensitivity is adjusted to high when close talking distances, speakers with loud voices or loud music passages cause over-modulation in the transmission link. In this case, the yellow LED (AF PEAK) will light up and the receiver's level display for audio signal (AF) will show full detection. If, on the other hand, the sensitivity is adjusted too low, the transmission link will be under-modulated, which would result in a signal with a high background noise. The sensitivity is correctly adjusted when the level display for the audio signal “AF” shows full deflection only during the loudest passage. NOTE: For monitoring the adjusted sensitivity, the transmitter's level display for audio signal (AF) always indicated the audio level – even if the transmitter is muted. The following figures are a guide to the best settings: • Loud music/vocals: -30 to -20 dB • Presentations: -20 to -10 dB • Interviews: -10 to 0 dB • Musical instruments: ◦ electric guitars with single coil pickups: ◦ electric guitars with humbucker pickups: ◦ guitars with active electronics (active pickups, active EQs, piezo pickups): -10 to 0 dB -20 to -10 dB -30 to -20 dB Adjusting the audio output level (receivers only) AF OUT Via the “AF OUT” menu, you can adjust the audio output level of the receivers. The level can be adjusted in eight sets. Adapt the level of the audio output (AF OUT) to the input of the connect unit. The following figures are a guide to the best settings: • • Line level input: Microphone level input 0 bis +18 dB 0 bis +12 dB -24 bid -6 dB -30 bis -6 dB Adjusting the squelch threshold (receivers only) SQELCH The receiver is equipped with a squelch that can be adjusted via the “SQELCH” menu. The squelch eliminates annoying noise when the transmitter is switched off. It also suppresses sudden noise when there is no longer sufficient transmitter power received by the receiver. NOTE: Before adjusting the squelch threshold to a different setting, set the volume on a connected amplifier to the minimum. There are three possible squelch settings: • LO = low • MID = middle • HI = hi Selecting the setting “LO” reduces the squelch threshold, selecting the setting “HI” increases the squelch threshold. Adjust the squelch threshold – with the transmitter switched off – to the lowest possible setting that suppresses hissing noise. If the squelch threshold is adjusted too high, the transmission range will be reduced. Therefore, always adjust the squelch threshold to the lowest possible setting. The squelch threshold is factory preset to “LO”. Selecting the standard display DISPLY Via the “DISPLY” menu, you can select the standard display. Selectable Standard Display Content of standard display “FREQ” “NAME” “CHAN” ---------- Entering a name NAME Via the “NAME” menu, you can enter a freely selectable name for each transmitter and receiver. You can, for example, enter the name of the performer for whom the adjustments have been made. The name can be displayed on the standard display and can consist of up to six characters such as: • letters (without pronunciation marks), • numbers from 0 to 9, • special characters, e.g. () - . _ and spaces. To enter a name, proceed as follows: ➢ Press the “SET” button to get into the setting mode of the “NAME” menu. The first segment starts flashing on the display. ➢ With the up/down arrow buttons you can now select a character. By briefly pressing a button, the display jumps either forwards or backwards to the next character. If you hold down a button, the display starts cycling continuously. ➢ Press the SET button to change to the next segment and select the next character. ➢ Have you entered the name completely? Press the SET button to store your setting and return to the previous menu level. Loading the factory-preset default settings RESET Via the “RESET” menu, you can load the factory-preset default settings. Only the selected setting for the pilot tone remains unchanged. After the reset, the unit is restarted and the standard display is shown on the display panel. Activating/deactivating the pilot tone transmission or pilot tone evaluation PILOT Via the “PILOT” menu, you can activate or deactivate the pilot tone transmission of the transmitters and the pilot tone evaluation of the receivers. The pilot tone supports the squelch function (SQELCH) and protects against interference due to RF signals from other units. The transmitter adds an inaudible signal, known as the pilot tone, to the transmitted signal. The receiver detects and evaluates the pilot tone, and is then able to identify the signal of the matching transmitter and mute all others. Transmitters of the series (first generation) do not transmit a pilot tone and receivers of the series (first generation) cannot evaluate the pilot tone. Nevertheless, you can combine units of the series (first generation) with units of the series (second generation). However, when combining units, please observe the following: • With a transmitter and a receiver: Activate the pilot function with both transmitter and receiver. • With a transmitter and a receiver or vice versa: Deactivate the pilot tone function with the transmitter or receiver. Activating/deactivating the lock mode LOCK Via the “LOCK” menu, you can activate or deactivate the lock mode. The lock mode prevents that the transmitter or receiver is accidentally programmed or switched off during operation. The lock mode icon on the display indicated that the lock mode is activated. To deactivate the lock mode, first press the SET button. The press the up or down arrow buttons to select the “LOCK.OFF”. If you confirm your selection by pressing the SET button, “LOCK.OFF” appears on the display and the buttons can be operated as usual. Exiting the operating menu Vi the EXIT menu, you can exit the operating menu and return to the standard display. If problems occur Error Checklist Problem Possible Cause Possible Solution No operation indication Batteries or accupack are flat Replace batteries or recharge the accupack No mains connection Check the connection of the mains unit Transmitter and receiver are not on the same channel Set transmitter and receiver to the same channel Transmitter is out of range Check the squelch setting (see “ Adjusting the squelch threshold (receivers only)” on page 20) or reduce the distance between transmitter and receiving antenna No RF signal RF signal available, no audio signal, Transmitter is muted (“MUTE”) “MUTE” display appears on the display panel Audio signal has a high level of background noise Audio signal is distorted No access to a certain channel Deactivate the muting function Receiver's squelch threshold is adjusted too high See “ Adjusting the squelch threshold (receivers only)” on page 20 Transmitter doesn't transmit a pilot tone See “Activating/deactivating the pilot tone transmission or pilot tone evaluation” on page 22 Transmitter sensitivity is adjusted too low See “Adjusting the sensitivity (transmitter only” on page 19 Receiver's AF output level is adjusted too low See “adjusting the audio output level (receivers only)” on page 20 Transmitter sensitivity is adjusted too high See “Adjusting the sensitivity (transmitter only” on page 19 Receiver's AF output level is adjusted too high See “adjusting the audio output level (receivers only)” on page 20 During scanning, an RF signal has been detected on this channel and the channel has been locked See “Scanning the channel banks for free channels (receivers only)” on page 18 During scanning, a transmitter of your system operating on this channel has not been switched off See “Multi-channel operation” on page 19 If problems occur that are not listed in the above table or if the problems cannot be solved with the proposed solutions, please contact your local agent for assistance. Recommendations and tips • • • • • • • To reduce level variations to a minimum when the user turns his or her head away from the microphone, attach the microphone as centrally as possible. To protect the microphone against excessive sweat and moisture, avoid direct skin contact. Attach the microphone carefully and conduct the cable so that noise due to friction is avoided. Always use the directional microphone with the windshield and direct the microphone towards the sound source (e.g. mouth). Hold the middle of the microphone body. Holding it close to the sound inlet basket will influence the microphone's pick-up pattern, holding it at the lower part of the body will reduce the transmitter's range. You can vary the bass reproduction by increasing/decreasing the talking distance to the microphone. For best results, make sure that the transmitter sensitivity is correctly adjusted. .. for optimum reception • Transmission range depends to a large extent on the 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. • If, with the receiver, the reception conditions are unfavorable, you should use two remote antennas, which are connected via antenna cable. • To avoid over-modulating the receiver, observe a minimum distance of 5 m between transmitting and receiving antennas. • Observe a minimum distance of 50 cm between receiving antennas and metal objects (such as cross members or reinforced concrete walls). • For multichannel operation, you can only use the channels in a channel bank. Each of the channel banks “1” to “8” accommodates four factory preset frequencies which are intermodulation-free. For alternative frequency combinations, please refer to the enclosed frequency table. The freely selectable frequencies can be selected using the “BANK” menu and can be stored in the channel bank “U”. • when using several transmitters simultaneously, interference can be avoided by maintaining a minimum distance of 20 cm between two transmitters. Care and maintenance Use slightly damp cloth to clean the units from time to time. NOTE: Do not use any cleansing agent or solvents. To clean the sound inlet basket, proceed as follows: ➢ Unscrew the sound inlet basket (turn counterclockwise) and remove it. ➢ Remove the foam insert. ➢ Use a slightly damp cloth to clean the sound inlet basket from the inside and outside. ➢ Reinsert the foam insert. ➢ Replace the sound inlet basket and screw it tightly (taking care not to lose the colored identification ring). Additional information Progress you can hear: The evolution wireless series is equipped with HDX, the noise reduction system that reduces RF interference. It increases the signal-to-noise ratio in wireless audio transmission to more than 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. HDX has been specially developed for high quality radio-microphone 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 be sound blunt and flat. HDX is permanently active and cannot be switched off. Wireless transmission systems With the series, Sennheiser puts an end to cable tangles and enables complete freedom of movement. The systems operate exclusively in the UHF band. UHF transmission is extremely reliable and is far less prone to interference that the overcrowded VHF band – harmonics from the 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 radio-microphone usage – in some country license-free. Correct adjustment of transmitter sensitivity is vital. Too high and you get over-modulation and distortion, too low and you get under-modulation and a noisy signal. Please set the sensitivity correctly for the microphone/usage and check it before every performance to ensure best operation. Squelch Pilot tone squelch The transmitter adds a pilot tone to the audio signal. The receiver checks incoming audio signals to see if the pilot tone is present. In the absence of the signal, the receiver's audio output will remain muted, even if a strong RF signal is present. This prevents strong interfering signals from causing hissing noise in the receiver when the transmitter is switched off. In order to benefit from this feature, the pilot tone function must be activated on both the transmitter and receiver. The pilot tone function is factory-preset to “ON” (= activated). Field strength-dependent squelch depending on the strength of the received RF signal, the receiver's audio output is opened or muted. Via the “SQELCH” menu of the receiver, the squelch threshold can be adjusted in three steps (LO, MID, HI).