Sennheiser AB 9000 Instruction Manual

Sennheiser AB 9000 Instruction Manual
Digital 9000
WSM
Digital 9000
System instruction manual
Content
Content
Important safety instructions ..................................................6
Digital 9000 – System overview ........................................... 11
EM 9046 receiver ......................................................................................12
Antennas and antenna boosters ...........................................................12
SKM 9000 radio microphone/
SK 9000 bodypack transmitter ..............................................................13
L 60 charger ...............................................................................................13
Delivery includes ..................................................................... 14
EM 9046 receiver ......................................................................................14
EM 9046 CAB cable set ............................................................................14
Antennas and antenna boosters ...........................................................14
GZL 9000 antenna cables ........................................................................14
SKM 9000/SKM 9000 COM radio microphone .....................................15
Microphone heads for the SKM 9000 radio microphone ...................15
SK 9000 bodypack transmitter ..............................................................15
Microphones for the SK 9000 bodypack transmitter ........................15
KA 9000 COM command adapter for the
SK 9000 bodypack transmitter ..............................................................15
CI 1-4 line/instrument cable for the
SK 9000 bodypack transmitter ..............................................................15
B 60/B 61 battery packs ..........................................................................16
BA 60/BA 61 accupack ............................................................................16
L 60 charger ...............................................................................................16
Product overview .................................................................... 17
EM 9046 receiver ......................................................................................17
Antennas and antenna boosters ...........................................................21
GZL 9000 antenna cable ..........................................................................22
SKM 9000/SKM 9000 COM radio microphone .....................................22
SK 9000 bodypack transmitter ..............................................................24
KA 9000 COM command adapter for the SK 9000 bodypack
transmitter .................................................................................................26
BA 60 accupack .........................................................................................26
BA 61 accupack .........................................................................................27
B 60 battery pack ......................................................................................27
B 61 battery pack ......................................................................................28
L 60 charger ...............................................................................................29
Preparing the Digital 9000 system for use ......................... 31
Preparing the EM 9046 receiver for use ................................................. 32
Setting up the receiver or mounting it into a 19" rack .....................32
Connecting devices to the analog audio outputs ...............................33
Connecting devices to the digital audio outputs ................................34
Daisy chaining receivers ..........................................................................35
Connecting external word clock signals ...............................................36
Connecting receivers in a network ........................................................36
Connecting the receiver to the mains ...................................................38
Connecting headphones ..........................................................................38
Preparing the A/AB/AD 9000 antennas and/or antenna boosters for
use ............................................................................................................... 39
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Positioning the receiving antennas ....................................................... 39
Connecting the receiving antennas/antenna boosters ..................... 40
Adjusting the receiving antennas/antenna boosters ....................... 40
Preparing the SKM 9000 radio microphone for use .............................40
Changing the microphone head .............................................................42
Preparing the SK 9000 bodypack transmitter for use .........................42
Connecting the antenna .......................................................................... 45
Connecting the KA 9000 COM command adapter ..............................45
Preparing the L 60 charger for use .........................................................46
Cascading several chargers ......................................................................46
Setting up or mounting the charger .......................................................46
Using the EM 9046 .................................................................. 49
Using the EM 9046 receiver .....................................................................50
Switching the receiver on/off ................................................................. 50
“sys”, “ch”, “live” – operating modes at a glance ................................51
Basic functions of the Sennheiser operating menu ...........................51
Displays of the Sennheiser operating menu .......................................52
Error and warning messages .................................................................. 54
“sys” operating mode – Configuring the system .................................55
Overview of the “sys” menu ...................................................................55
Main menu “System setup” .................................................................... 56
Extended menu “Service setup” ............................................................ 67
“ch” operating mode – Configuring channels .......................................76
Overview of the “ch” menu .................................................................... 76
Main menu “Channel setup” ...................................................................77
Extended menu “Transmitter setup” ................................................... 81
“live” operating mode – Using a configured system ...........................84
Using the SKM 9000 ................................................................ 85
Switching the SKM 9000 on/off ............................................................ 86
Activating/deactivating the automatic lock mode
(Autolock) ..................................................................................................87
Basic functions of the Sennheiser operating menu ...........................88
Overview of the status displays .............................................................88
Overview of the menu items .................................................................. 89
Using the SK 9000 ................................................................... 93
Switching the SK 9000 on/off ................................................................94
Activating/deactivating the automatic lock mode
(Autolock) ..................................................................................................95
Basic functions of the Sennheiser operating menu ...........................96
Overview of the status displays .............................................................97
Overview of the menu items .................................................................. 97
Using the L 60 ........................................................................101
Cleaning and maintaining the Digital 9000 system ......... 105
If a problem occurs ... ............................................................ 109
EM 9046 receiver .....................................................................................110
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SKM 9000 radio microphone ..................................................................111
SK 9000 bodypack transmitter .............................................................111
L 60 charger .............................................................................................112
Specifications ......................................................................... 113
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Digital 9000
Important safety instructions
A 9000
AB 9000
ME 9002
ME 9004
ME 9005
...
AD 9000
GZL 9000-A5
GZL 9000-A10
GZL 9000-A20
EM 9046
B 60
BA 60
SKM 9000
SKM 9000 COM
WSM
L 60
EM 9046 AAO
EM 9046 DAO
SK 9000
B 61
BA 61
KA 9000 COM
EM 9046 CAB
MKE 1
MKE 2
...
CI 1-4
Important safety instructions
Important safety instructions
1. Read these instructions.
2. Keep these instructions. Always include these instructions when passing the apparatus on to third parties.
3. Heed all warnings.
4. Follow all instructions.
5. Do not use this apparatus near water.
6. Clean only with a dry cloth.
7. Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the
manufacturer’s instructions.
8. Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers,
stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
9. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding-type
plug. A polarized plug has two blades with one wider than the other. A
grounding type plug has two blades and a third grounding prong. The
wide blade or the third prong are provided for your safety. If the provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for
replacement of the obsolete outlet.
10. Protect the power supply cord from being walked on or pinched, particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where it exits
from the apparatus.
11. Only use attachments, accessories and spare parts specified by the
manufacturer.
12. Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table specified by the
manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus.
When a cart is used, use caution when moving the cart/apparatus
combination to avoid injury from tip-over.
13. Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for
long periods of time.
14. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
Servicing is required when the apparatus has been damaged in any
way, such as power supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been
spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus, when the apparatus
has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or
has been dropped.
15. To completely disconnect this apparatus from the AC mains, disconnect the power supply cord plug from the AC receptacle.
16. WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this
apparatus to rain or moisture.
17. Do not expose this equipment to dripping or splashing and ensure that
no objects filled with liquids, such as vases, are placed on the equipment.
18. The mains plug of the power supply cord shall remain readily accessible.
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Important safety instructions
Hazard warnings on the rear of the receiver
The label shown on the left is attached to the rear of the EM 9046.
The symbols on this label have the following meaning:
Presence of uninsulated dangerous voltage within the EM 9046’s enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric
shock.
Never open the EM 9046 as there is a risk of electric shock. There are no
user serviceable parts inside. Never attempt to change the modules of the
EM 9046 yourself. Always refer repairs, servicing and the change of the
modules to your authorized Sennheiser service partner.
Read and follow the safety and operating instructions contained in the
instruction manual.
Risk of fire due to overloading
Do not overload wall outlets and extension cables as this may result in fire
and electric shock.
Danger of hearing damage due to high volumes
This is a professional receiver. 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 receiver is capable of producing sound pressure levels 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 hearing damage. The following are sure
signs that you have been subjected to excessive noise for too long a time:
•
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.
Intended use
Intended use of the Digital 9000 system components includes:
•
having read and understood this instruction manual, especially the
chapter “Important safety instructions”,
•
using the products within the operating conditions and limitations
described in this instruction manual.
“Improper use” means using the products other than as described in these
instructions, or under operating conditions which differ from those
described herein.
This instruction manual is also available at www.sennheiser.com.
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Manual
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Important safety instructions
Safety instructions for A/AB/AD 9000 antennas/antenna
boosters
Use safety wires to protect the receiving antennas against tipping/dropping. The safety wires, rope terminations and coupling links must comply
in their dimensioning and condition with the regulations and standards of
the country in which they are used!
Safety instructions for lithium-ion rechargeable batteries
If abused or misused, the rechargeable batteries of the SK 9000/SKM 9000
may leak. In extreme cases, they may even present a risk of
•
•
•
•
explosion,
fire development,
heat generation,
smoke or gas development.
Sennheiser does not accept any liability for damage arising from abuse or
misuse.
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Keep away from children.
Only charge
rechargeable batteries
with a charger
recommended by
Sennheiser.
Observe correct polarity.
Pack/store charged
rechargeable batteries
so that the terminals
cannot contact each
other – danger of
shorting out/fire hazard.
Do not expose to moisture.
Switch rechargeable
battery-powered
products off after use.
Only charge rechargeable
batteries at ambient
temperatures between
10 °C/50 °F and 40 °C/
104 °F.
When not using
rechargeable batteries
for extended periods of
time, charge them
regularly (about every
three months).
Do not mutilate or dismantle.
Do not heat above
60 °C/140 °F, e.g. do not
expose to sunlight or
throw into a fire.
Immediately remove
rechargeable batteries from
an obviously defective
product.
Do not continue to use
defective rechargeable
batteries.
Important safety instructions
Only use rechargeable
batteries specified by
Sennheiser.
Dispose of rechargeable
batteries at special
collection points or
return them to your
specialist dealer.
Store the product in a cool
and dry place at room
temperature (approx. 20 °C/
68 °F).
Remove the
rechargeable batteries if
the product will not be
used for extended
periods of time.
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Digital 9000 – System overview
Digital 9000
System overview
Digital 9000 – System overview
A 9000
AB 9000
ME 9002
ME 9004
ME 9005
...
AD 9000
GZL 9000-A5
GZL 9000-A10
GZL 9000-A20
EM 9046
B 60
BA 60
SKM 9000
SKM 9000 COM
WSM
L 60
EM 9046 AAO
EM 9046 DAO
SK 9000
B 61
BA 61
KA 9000 COM
EM 9046 CAB
Digital 9000 – System overview .....................................
EM 9046 receiver ............................................................
Antennas and antenna boosters .................................
SKM 9000 radio microphone/
SK 9000 bodypack transmitter ...................................
L 60 charger .....................................................................
Delivery includes ...............................................................
EM 9046 receiver ............................................................
EM 9046 CAB cable set ..................................................
Antennas and antenna boosters .................................
GZL 9000 antenna cables .............................................
SKM 9000/SKM 9000 COM radio microphone ..........
Microphone heads for the SKM 9000 radio
microphone ......................................................................
SK 9000 bodypack transmitter ...................................
Microphones for the SK 9000 bodypack transmitter
KA 9000 COM command adapter for the
SK 9000 bodypack transmitter ...................................
MKE 1
MKE 2
...
CI 1-4
11
12
12
13
13
14
14
14
14
14
15
15
15
15
15
CI 1-4 line/instrument cable for the
SK 9000 bodypack transmitter .................................... 15
B 60/B 61 battery packs ............................................... 16
BA 60/BA 61 accupack .................................................. 16
L 60 charger ..................................................................... 16
Product overview .............................................................. 17
EM 9046 receiver ............................................................ 17
Antennas and antenna boosters ................................. 21
GZL 9000 antenna cable ................................................ 22
SKM 9000/SKM 9000 COM radio microphone .......... 22
SK 9000 bodypack transmitter .................................... 24
KA 9000 COM command adapter for the SK 9000
bodypack transmitter .................................................... 26
BA 60 accupack ............................................................... 26
BA 61 accupack ............................................................... 27
B 60 battery pack ........................................................... 27
B 61 battery pack ........................................................... 28
L 60 charger ..................................................................... 29
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Digital 9000 – System overview
The Digital 9000 system
The Digital 9000 system is characterized by its high transmission reliability and easy of use. The large switching bandwidth as well as various different connection possibilities offer great flexibility in daily use.
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Outstanding sound quality due to digital transmission technology
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Efficient use of the available frequency spectrum
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Frequencies tuneable in 25 kHz steps
•
Switching bandwidth across the entire UHF range (470 MHz to 798
MHz)
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Encryption of the digital audio signal
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Intuitive, icon-based operating menu
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Modular system
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Infra-red synchronization of receivers and transmitters
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WSM-assisted
EM 9046 receiver
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Scan function
•
True bit diversity technology
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Audio output level adjustable in 1 dB steps
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Configurable Command audio output
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EM 9046 receiver can be equipped with up to 8 EM 9046 DRX receiver
modules for 8 individually adjustable channels
•
Optional audio modules: transformer balanced analog or digital (AES3)
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Up to 4 receivers can be RF daisy chained
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Up to 8 receivers can be connected in a network
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High quality antenna splitters with booster supply
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Internal and external word clock synchronization of digital audio outputs
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Ethernet socket for connection to a PC and/or for connection of several
receivers in a network
•
Headphone output with high gain reserve
Antennas and antenna boosters
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A 9000 active, intelligent, omni-directional antenna
•
AD 9000 active, intelligent, directional antenna
•
AB 9000 active, intelligent antenna booster
•
Power supply via EM 9046
•
EM 9046-controlled preselection of booster frequency ranges “A1” ...
“A8” or “B1” ... “B8” (24 MHz respectively)
•
Automatic calibration of cable attenuation
•
Can also be used with other receivers with booster supply voltage (e.g.
EM 3732-II)
Digital 9000 – System overview
SKM 9000 radio microphone/
SK 9000 bodypack transmitter
The SKM 9000 and SK 9000 transmitters offer great ease of use and can
easily be adapted to any transmission situation:
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Rugged housing
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Input gain adjustable in 3 dB steps
•
Switchable 1 kHz test tone, useful for level matching the system and
for the walk test
•
High accuracy of charge status display (B/BA 60/61) or remaining
operating time display (B 60/61)
•
Detection and support of the type of microphone head being used, incl.
Neumann microphone heads
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Switchable low cut filter for filtering out low frequency components
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Frequencies tuneable in 25 kHz steps
SKM 9000 radio microphone
•
Power supply optionally via BA 60 lithium-ion accupack or B 60 battery
pack (2 AA size alkaline batteries or 2 AA size lithium batteries)
•
Different microphone heads for different areas of application (see
page 23)
•
Optionally available with command function (SKM 9000 COM)
SK 9000 bodypack transmitter
•
Power supply optionally via BA 61 lithium-ion accupack or B 61 battery
pack (3 AA size alkaline batteries or 3 AA size lithium batteries)
•
Automatic detection of the input signal type (mic, line, instrument)
when Sennheiser accessories are used
•
Emulation of different instrument cable lengths
•
Different clip-on microphones for different areas of application (see
page 25)
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Command function via KA 9000 COM command adapter
L 60 charger
•
Simultaneous charging of up to two BA 60/BA 61 accupacks
•
Up to four chargers can be cascaded together
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Delivery includes
Delivery includes
You can make up your own Digital 9000 system with the following components:
EM 9046 receiver
1 EM 9046 receiver
fixedly equipped with
- PSU power supply unit
- CCC core clock controller
- ASP antenna splitter
- AUX blanking plate
optionally equipped with
- up to eight EM 9046 DRX receiver modules and
- AAO/DAO analog/digital audio out modules
3 mains cables (with EU, UK and US plug)
1 CAT 5 Ethernet cable
1 instruction manual
1 CD ROM with
- “Wireless Systems Manager” (WSM) software
- WSM instruction manual
1 CD ROM with instruction manual for the Digital 9000 system
The optional EM 9046 DRX, AAO and DAO modules can be purchased
from and must be assembled by your Sennheiser service partner.
EM 9046 CAB cable set
2 RF patch cable (type N, 50 )
1 Ethernet patch cable (RJ45 connectors, CAT 5)
1 Word clock patch cable (BNC, 75 )
Antennas and antenna boosters
1 A 9000 omni-directional antenna or
1 AD 9000 directional antenna or
1 AB 9000 antenna booster
1 supplement
GZL 9000 antenna cables
1 GZL 9000-A5 antenna cable (length 5 m) or
1 GZL 9000-A10 antenna cable (length 10 m) or
1 GZL 9000-A20 antenna cable (length 20 m)
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Delivery includes
SKM 9000/SKM 9000 COM radio microphone
1 SKM 9000 radio microphone or
1 SKM 9000 COM radio microphone
1 MZQ 9000 microphone clamp
1 supplement “Framework requirements and restrictions on frequency
usage in Europe”
1 instruction manual
You additionally require microphone heads as well as a BA 60 accupack and/or a B 60 battery pack. If you are using the BA 60 accupack, you will also require an L 60 charger.
Microphone heads for the SKM 9000 radio microphone
1 microphone head
1 MZQ 9000 microphone clamp
1 instruction manual
For an overview of all microphone heads for the SKM 9000 radio
microphone, refer to page 23.
SK 9000 bodypack transmitter
1 SK 9000 bodypack transmitter
1 supplement “Framework requirements and restrictions on frequency
usage in Europe”
1 instruction manual
You additionally require microphones or the CI 1-4 line/instrument
cable as well as a BA 61 accupack and/or a B 61 battery pack. If you
are using the BA 61 accupack, you will also require an L 60 charger
Microphones for the SK 9000 bodypack transmitter
1 microphone
1 instruction manual
For an overview of all microphones for the SK 9000 bodypack transmitter, refer to page 25.
KA 9000 COM command adapter for the
SK 9000 bodypack transmitter
1 command adapter
1 instruction manual
CI 1-4 line/instrument cable for the
SK 9000 bodypack transmitter
1 CI 1-4 line/instrument cable
1 instruction manual
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Delivery includes
B 60/B 61 battery packs
1 B 60 battery pack for SKM 9000 radio microphone or
1 B 61 battery pack for SK 9000 bodypack transmitter
1 instruction manual
BA 60/BA 61 accupack
1 BA 60 accupack for SKM 9000 radio microphone or
1 BA 61 accupack for SK 9000 bodypack transmitter
1 instruction manual
L 60 charger
1 L 60 charger for BA 60/BA 61 accupacks
1 instruction manual
For powering the L 60 charger, you require the NT 3-1 mains unit
with a country-specific mains cable (EU, UK or US version).
One NT 3-1 mains unit can power up to four chargers.
A list of accessories can be found on the Digital 9000 product page
at www.sennheiser.com. For information on suppliers, contact your
local Sennheiser partner: www.sennheiser.com >“Service & Support“.
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Product overview
Product overview
EM 9046 receiver
Overview of the front panel
1
2
3 4 5 6
789
P ON
0
ABCD E F
M
G
2
LK J IH
1 Rack-mount “ear” with handle
D Infra-red interface
2 Ventilation openings
E
LED
3 Standby button
F
button
4 USB socket
G Jog dial for menu control
5 net LED (network)
H Headphone volume control
6 clock LED
(external word
clock synchronization)
I Headphone socket ,
¼" (6.3 mm) jack socket
7 live LED
J
8 ch LED
9 sys LED
K Multiple channel selection
button +
0 Display panel
L esc button
A + LED
M Channel 1 to 8 button
B
LED
C esc LED
1
button
N live button
(for selecting the “live”
operating mode)
O sys button
(for configuring the system)
P ch button
(for configuring the channels)
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Product overview
Overview of the rear panel
The overview of the rear panel shows an EM 9046 receiver equipped with the fixed PSU, CCC and ASP modules
and the optional DRX, DAO and AAO modules. The configuration shown is an example configuration. The interchangeable modules are highlighted in color.
Your Sennheiser service partner can configure the EM 9046 as follows:
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1 to 8 EM 9046 DRX receiver modules H
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1 AAO analog audio out module D and 1 DAO digital audio out module E or
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2 AAO analog audio out modules D or
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2 DAO digital audio out modules E
0
1 2 34 5
J
A
E F
C
H
G
I
H
G
I
I
A
B
9 8
C
7 6
D
E
B
K
F
D
A | PSU – power supply unit
E | AAO – analog audio out
1 ON/OFF switch
2 IEC mains socket, 3-pin
C XLR-3 sockets (male) for analog audio outputs
1 to 8, transformer balanced
D ANALOG MULTICORE socket (sub-D, 25-pin), analog,
transformer balanced
B | CCC – clock core controller
3
4
5
6
7
8
LAN UP socket
LAN DOWN socket
SERVICE interface
LAN UP LED
LAN DOWN LED
WORD CLOCK OUT socket (BNC),
looped-through output (75 )
9 WORD CLOCK IN socket (BNC), input (75 )
C | Aux opening for optional extensions
0 Blanking plate for aux opening
D | DAO – digital audio out
F | ASP – antenna splitter
E RF IN A socket (N-type), antenna input,
12 V
out, max. 200 mA, 50 
F RF IN B socket (N-type), antenna input,
12 V
out, max. 200 mA, 50 
G RF OUT A socket (N-type), daisy chain output
H RF OUT B socket (N-type), daisy chain output
G | Type plate
I EM 9046 type plate
H | DRX – receiver modules
J DRX receiver modules 1 ... 8
A XLR-3 sockets (male) for digital audio outputs
1/2 to 7/8, balanced, AES3
I | Ventilation openings
B DIGITAL MUTLICORE socket (sub-D, 25-pin), digital, balanced K Ventilation openings
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Product overview
For the pin assignment of the XLR-3 and sub-D sockets of the EM 9046, refer to the chapter “Specifications”
on page 123.
Overview of the displays and the clock LED
1
A1.7
A1.7
2
A1.7
A1.7
3
A
4
4
HD
fs
3:10
5
6
A
fs
7
3:10
8
CH3
473
800
9
0
CH3
CH3
473
800
473
800
CH3
473
800
1 Frequency preset display
A1.7
A
Selected booster (type A or type B)
1
Selected booster frequency range (1 ... 8)
(bandwidth: 24 MHz)
7
Frequency preset (1 ... 40)
In addition, channel-related warnings are displayed in alternation with
the frequency preset display:
range
The frequency range set is outside the booster frequency range
low bat.
Charge status of accupack/battery pack is critical
no signal
No evaluable RF signal
peak
Audio signal is overmodulated
booster
No booster connected to one or both RF IN A/B
N-type sockets
sync fail
Infra-red synchronization has failed
encryption
Audio signal of this channel is bound to the
EM 9046
2 Diversity evaluation display (true bit diversity)
3 Antenna signal display (dBm)
4 “HD”/“LR” and “Command” display
5 “Encryption” display
6 Audio level display (dBfs)
7 Display for remaining operating time of the transmitter
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Product overview
8 Display for charge status of accupack/battery pack
9 Channel name display
0 Receiving channel display
A Channel status displays (examples)
The clock LED
The clock LED
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6 provides information on the following states:
clock LED
Meaning
lights up
The receiver’s digital audio output is synchronized
with an external word clock signal.
flashes
The “Word clock” menu item is set to “external”, but
the EM 9046 receiver cannot find an external word
clock signal and generates its own word clock signal.
The word clock rate of this signal corresponds to the
last set or active word clock rate. As soon as an external word clock signal is present at the WORD CLOCK IN
BNC socket 9, the digital audio output of the
EM 9046 automatically synchronizes with it and the
clock LED
6 lights up constantly.
if off
The EM 9046 receiver generates its own word clock
signal.
Product overview
Antennas and antenna boosters
1
1
5
2
2
5
6
3
2
4
4
5
A 9000
3
RF out
4
Filter
Com
on
4
9
8
7
AD 9000
AB 9000
1 Antenna surface
5 Type plate (not visible here)
2 and 9: “Com” and “On” LED
- red: error
- green: manual mode
- blue: automatic mode (EM 9046-controlled)
- white: firmware update in progress
6 RF in socket (N-type)
(AB 9000 only)
7 Stand adapter
8 “Filter” rotary switch (see below)
3 Hole for connection of safety wires
4 RF out socket (N-type)
If you are using the antennas/antenna booster with the EM 9046, the “Filter” rotary switch has no function because the frequency range is automatically set. If you are not using the antennas/antenna booster
with the EM 9046, the “Filter” rotary switch allows you to set the desired frequency range (“A1” ... “A8”
or “B1” ... “B8”).
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Product overview
GZL 9000 antenna cable
1
3
2
1 GZL cable, available in lengths of 5 m, 10 m and
20 m
3 N-type socket
2 N-type connector
SKM 9000/SKM 9000 COM radio microphone
1
2
4
5 6
7
8
90
D
3
D
1 Microphone head
A SET button
2 Contacts of microphone head
4 COMMAND button*
(SKM 9000 COM)
B ON/OFF button
with ESC function (cancel)
- lights up constantly:
radio microphone is operational
5 Display panel
C Antenna
6 Infra-red interface
D Catches
for accupack/battery pack
3 Contacts of radio microphone
7 Accupack or battery pack for 2 AA size cells
8 Body of radio microphone
9 DOWN button
0 UP button
* The function of the COMMAND button can be configured via the menu of the EM 9046 receiver; refer to
“Cmd mode” – Configuring the audio and command
outputs" in the system instructions
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C
A B
Product overview
Overview of the standard display after switch-on
After switch-on, the radio microphone displays the currently selected standard display (here: “Frequency”). For an overview of all standard displays,
refer to page 90.
1
2
3
4 5
6
480.000
3:59
1 Display for charge status of the 4 “Encryption” display
accupack/battery pack
5 Lock mode icon
2 Operating time display
6 Transmission mode display:
(only when used with the
“HD” (High Definition Audio) or
BA 60 accupack)
“LR” (Long Range Audio)
3 Frequency/channel/name display, switchable
Recommended microphone heads for the SKM 9000
radio microphone
Microphone head
Pick-up pattern
Transducer principle
ME 9002
omni-directional
condenser
ME 9004
cardioid
condenser
ME 9005
super-cardioid
condenser
MD 9235
super-cardioid
dynamic
MMD 935-1
cardioid
dynamic
MMD 945-1
super-cardioid
dynamic
MMK 965-1
cardioid/super-cardioid, switchable
permanently polarized
KK 204 (Neumann)
cardioid
condenser
KK 205 (Neumann)
super-cardioid
condenser
You can also use your radio microphone together with the microphone heads of the ew G3 and 2000 series.
Digital 9000 | 23
Product overview
SK 9000 bodypack transmitter
1
2
3 4
5
C
0
6
7
8
B
9
9
D
0
A
E
F
1 3-pin special audio socket
for
- Sennheiser microphones
- CI 1-4 Sennheiser instrument cable
- KA 9000 COM command adapter
2 ON/OFF button
with ESC function (cancel)
3 ON LED
- lights up constantly:
transmitter is operational
- flashes regularly:
remaining operating time is less
than 30 minutes
- flashes with high levels:
audio signal is excessively high
4 Antenna socket
5 Infra-red interface
6 DOWN button
24 | Digital 9000
7 SET button
8 UP button
9 Catches
for accupack/battery pack
0 Snap-in elements
for accupack/battery pack
A Guide rails
for accupack/battery pack
B Contacts
for supply voltage and
data contacts
C Display panel
D Belt clip
E Battery pack
for 3 AA size cells
F Accupack
Product overview
Overview of the standard display after switch-on
After switch-on, the bodypack transmitter displays the currently selected
standard display (here: “Frequency”). For an overview of all standard displays, refer to page 99.
1
2
3
4 5
6
480.000
3:59
1 Display for charge status of the 4 “Encryption” display
accupack/battery pack
5 Lock mode icon
2 Operating time display (only
6 Transmission mode display:
when used with the BA 61)
“HD” (High Definition Audio) or
3 Frequency/channel/name display, switchable
“LR” (Long Range Audio)
Microphones for the SK 9000 bodypack transmitter
Microphone
Pick-up pattern
MKE 1
omni-directional
MKE 2
cardioid
ME 102
omni-directional
ME 104
cardioid
ME 105
super-cardioid
HSP 2
omni-directional
HSP 4
cardioid
Sennheiser CI 1-4 line/instrument cable
¼’’ (6.3 mm) jack plug (silent plug) to 3-pin special audio connector
Digital 9000 | 25
Product overview
KA 9000 COM command adapter for the SK 9000
bodypack transmitter
2
3
4
1
1 3-pin special audio connector
3 3-pin special audio socket
2 COMMAND button
4 Connection cable, length: 1.6 m
BA 60 accupack
3
2
1
1 Charging and data contacts
2 Snap-in elements
26 | Digital 9000
3 Antenna
Product overview
BA 61 accupack
1
2
1
3
1 Snap-in elements
3 Guide rail
2 Charging and data contacts
B 60 battery pack
3
2
1
4
1 Battery compartment for 2
AA size batteries
3 Antenna
4 Data contacts
2 Snap-in elements
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Product overview
B 61 battery pack
1
2
1
3
5
4
2
1 Snap-in elements
3 Guide rail
2 Data contacts
4 Battery compartment for 3
AA size batteries
5 Cover
28 | Digital 9000
Product overview
L 60 charger
3
4
2
5
1
5
1 Status LED
3 Charging compartments for
BA 61 or BA 60 accupacks
2 DC input socket for connection of
NT 3-1 mains unit
4 Ventilation openings
5 Rails for cascading up to
4 chargers
Indications of the status LED
Status LED 1 Meaning
off
Standby mode/no connection to the mains
red
Accupack is being charged,
capacity obtained is approx. 0-70%
orange
Accupack is being charged,
capacity obtained is approx. 70-100%
green
Accupack is fully charged,
capacity is continuously monitored
flashing red
Error, charging is aborted
(accupack is e.g. defective or overheated)
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Digital 9000
Preparing for use
A 9000
AB 9000
ME 9002
ME 9004
ME 9005
...
AD 9000
Preparing the
Digital 9000 system for use
GZL 9000-A5
GZL 9000-A10
GZL 9000-A20
EM 9046
B 60
BA 60
SKM 9000
SKM 9000 COM
WSM
L 60
EM 9046 AAO
EM 9046 DAO
SK 9000
B 61
BA 61
KA 9000 COM
EM 9046 CAB
Preparing the Digital 9000 system for use ..........31
Preparing the EM 9046 receiver for use ......................32
Setting up the receiver or mounting it into
a 19" rack ..........................................................................32
Connecting devices to the analog audio outputs ......33
Connecting devices to the digital audio outputs ......34
Daisy chaining receivers .................................................35
Connecting external word clock signals ......................36
Connecting receivers in a network ...............................36
Connecting the receiver to the mains ..........................38
Connecting headphones .................................................38
Preparing the A/AB/AD 9000 antennas and/or
antenna boosters for use ...............................................39
MKE 1
MKE 2
...
CI 1-4
Positioning the receiving antennas ..............................39
Connecting the receiving antennas/antenna
boosters .............................................................................40
Adjusting the receiving antennas/antenna boosters .40
Preparing the SKM 9000 radio microphone for use ....40
Changing the microphone head ....................................42
Preparing the SK 9000 bodypack transmitter
for use ................................................................................42
Connecting the antenna .................................................45
Connecting the KA 9000 COM command adapter .....45
Preparing the L 60 charger for use ...............................46
Cascading several chargers ............................................46
Setting up or mounting the charger ............................46
Preparing the Digital 9000 system for use
Preparing the EM 9046 receiver for use
Setting up the receiver or mounting it into a 19" rack
Setting up the receiver on a flat surface
CAUTION
Risk of staining of furniture surfaces!
Furniture surfaces can be 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 staining.
왘 Do not place the receiver on delicate surfaces.
The receiver is supplied with 4 self-adhesive soft rubber feet to ensure that
it cannot slip on the surface on which it is placed.
Do not fit the device feet when rack mounting the receiver.
왘 Ensure that the base of the receiver is clean and free from grease before
fitting the device feet.
왘 Fit the device feet.
왘 Place the receiver on a flat, horizontal surface.
Mounting the receiver into a 19" rack
CAUTION
Danger of material damage and personal injury when rack
mounting the receiver!
When installing the EM 9046 in a closed or multi-rack assembly,
please consider that
• the ambient temperature may increase considerably,
• high mechanical loadings occur.
왘 Always make sure that the ambient temperature within the
rack does not exceed the permissible temperature limit specified in the specifications. If necessary, provide additional ventilation.
왘 Do not obstruct the air flow through the ventilation openings
on the front and rear of the EM 9046.
왘 Always mount the receiver on rack rails.
왘 Make sure that the mechanical loading of the rack is even to
avoid, for example, tipping of the rack.
왘 Make sure that the rack is sufficiently stable.
왘 Avoid circuit overloading. If necessary, provide overcurrent
protection.
왘 Make sure that the mains cable of the EM 9046 as well as connected multi-outlet power strips or extension cables have protective ground contacts.
왘 Always ground the rack via an additional ground connection.
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Preparing the Digital 9000 system for use
To mount the receiver into a 19" rack:
왘 Mount rack rails that are designed to carry the total weight of the
EM 9046.
Slide the receiver onto the rack rails and screw it to the front of the rack
using 2 screws per side (screws to be ordered separately).
Connecting devices to the analog audio outputs
When equipped with an AAO analog audio out module, the EM 9046
receiver has 8 analog transformer balanced audio outputs.
왘 Connect the analog audio inputs of an external device to the XLR-3
sockets C or the sub-D socket D (multicore, Tascam) of the EM 9046.
EM9046
A
B
C
D
E
F
C
D
XLR
XLR
XLR
XLR
ANALOG MULTICORE
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Preparing the Digital 9000 system for use
Connecting devices to the digital audio outputs
When equipped with an DAO digital audio out module, the EM 9046
receiver has 8 digital balanced audio outputs. The signals are output in
AES3 format.
왘 Connect the digital audio inputs of an external device to the XLR-3
sockets A or the sub-D socket B of the EM 9046.
EM9046
A
B
A
C
D
E
F
B
XLR
XLR
XLR
XLR
DIGITAL MULTICORE
If you are using the XLR-3 sockets A:
왘 Use a special double-shielded 110  AES3 cable. This prevents that the
digital data transmission interferes with RF reception.
For the pin assignment of the XLR-3 and sub-D sockets of the
EM 9046, refer to the chapter “Specifications” on page 123.
Ready-made AES3 cables are available from Sennheiser (optional
accessories).
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Preparing the Digital 9000 system for use
Daisy chaining receivers
EM9046
ANT A
ANT B
The EM 9046 receivers feature an integrated antenna splitter so that up to
four receivers can be daisy chained. This allows you to use two antennas/
antenna boosters for up to four receivers. In this case, all receivers have to
use the same booster frequency range.
왘 Use GZL 9000 antenna cables to connect two antennas via antenna
boosters to the RF IN N-type sockets E and F of the first receiver.
왘 Connect the RF OUT N-type sockets of the first receiver to the RF IN Ntype sockets of an additional receiver. To do so, use the RF patch cables
from the EM 9046 CAB cable set.
왘 Repeat the previous steps for up to four receivers.
The length of the RF patch cables from the EM 9046 CAB cable set
allows a distance of 1 height unit (HU) between two EM 9046 in a
19" rack.
RF OUT B
RF OUT A
If you want to pass on word clock signals between daisy chained receivers
and/or if you want to connect daisy chained receivers in a network (see
the following chapters):
왘 Connect the receivers in the same order in which you connected the RF
N-type sockets. Always connect the network sockets from LAN DOWN to
LAN UP and word clock sockets from OUT to IN.
ANT B
ANT A
Master
PC (WSM)
RF IN B
WORD
CLOCK
RF IN A
RF OUT B
IN
OUT
LAN UP
LAN DOWN
RF OUT A
RF IN B
WORD
CLOCK
RF IN A
RF OUT B
IN
OUT
LAN UP
LAN DOWN
RF OUT A
RF IN B
WORD
CLOCK
RF IN A
RF OUT B
IN
OUT
LAN UP
LAN DOWN
RF OUT A
*
If you have installed a MAN card in the first receiver of the daisy chain and if you
use the card‘s word clock as the external master, the connection to the external
word clock generator is no longer required (see next section).
**
This diagram illustrates a convenient way of daisy chaining the receivers. Sennheiser recommends using an external switch to connect the receivers in a star
topology (see “Connecting receivers in a network” on page 36).
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Preparing the Digital 9000 system for use
Connecting external word clock signals
The EM 9046 receiver supports external word clock sampling rates of
44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz and 96 kHz. If you have installed a MAN card,
you can alternatively use the card‘s word clock as external word clock generator.
EM9046
A
B
C
D
E
9
BNC (Word Clock in)
F
왘 (This step is not required if you use the word clock signal of a built-in
MAN card.)
Use a shielded 75 coaxial BNC cable to connect the word clock output
of an external word clock generator to the BNC socket 9 of the
EM 9046.
왘 Connect the BNC sockets of the receivers.
If you have daisy chained your receivers (see page 35):
왘 Connect the BNC sockets of the receivers in the order shown on page 35.
For an overview of the states of the clock LED, refer to page 20.
Connecting receivers in a network
The EM 9046 has two network sockets LAN UP 3 and LAN DOWN 4,
allowing you to connect additional EM 9046 or other network-compatible
Sennheiser receivers in a network.
All receivers in the network can be controlled via the Wireless Systems
Manager (WSM) software. In addition, interconnected receivers allow you
to simultaneously headphone monitor the channels of all receivers and the
stream arbitrary channels to an external audio player or to the WSM.
There are two ways to connect several EM 9046 in a network:
1. Ethernet daisy chaining:
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Preparing the Digital 9000 system for use
– You use both network sockets (LAN UP and LAN DOWN) of the
receivers. This causes the receivers to act as a switch. You do not
require an external switch.
– The Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) and/or the Rapid Spanning Tree
Protocol, (RSTP) are used to detect and deactivate redundant paths
in the local network. Redundant paths are caused by faulty cabling
(unintentional cabling loops).
– STP and RSTP exchange configuration packets and, as a result, induce
a higher network load. Individual switches in your local network can
be set to a standby mode so that a loop-free network topology
results. This makes your network faster and more efficient.
WSM
If a connection fails, STP and RSTP automatically attempt to reestablish
the failed connection (e.g. by reactivating switches). This can cause network outages of up to 50 seconds.
LAN UP
LAN DOWN
왘 Connect the first EM 9046 to a switch, PC or laptop. We recommend
using a CAT5 Ethernet cable with crush-resistant Neutrik EtherCon connectors.
왘 Connect the receivers to one another using the CAT5 Ethernet cables
from the EM 9046 CAB cable set. Always connect the network sockets
from LAN DOWN to LAN UP.
왘 If you have daisy chained your receivers (see page 35):
왘 Connect the network sockets of the receivers in the order shown on
page 35.
2. Connecting the receivers in a star topology (recommended):
WSM
– You only use the LAN UP network socket of the receivers. This deactivates STP and RSTP.
– You require an external switch.
– Your network uses a star topology
왘 Connect all EM 9046 to a switch using the CAT5 Ethernet cables from the
EM 9046 CAB cable set
왘 Connect the switch to a computer or laptop. We recommend using a
CAT5 Ethernet cable with crush-resistant Neutrik EtherCon connectors.
LAN UP
LAN DOWN
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Preparing the Digital 9000 system for use
Connecting the receiver to the mains
CAUTION
Damage to the device due to electric current!
If you connect the receiver to an unsuitable power supply, this
can cause damage to the device.
왘 Use the supplied mains cable to connect the receiver to the
mains (100 to 240 V AC, 50 or 60 Hz).
왘 Ensure a reliable mains ground connection of the receiver –
especially when you are using multi-outlet power strips or
extension cables.
To connect the receiver to the mains:
Set the ON/OFF switch 1 to position “0”.
EM9046
왘 Connect the supplied mains cable to the 3-pin mains socket 2.
왘 Plug the mains connector into the wall socket.
왘 Set the ON/OFF switch 1 to position “1”.
To disconnect the receiver from the mains:
1
2
G H
왘 Set the ON/OFF switch 1 to position “0”.
All daisy chained signals are interrupted, i.e.:
– the antenna signals at the daisy chain outputs G and H,
– the booster supply voltage,
– the signal of the external word clock generator.
왘 Pull out the mains connector from the wall socket to completely disconnect the receiver from the mains.
Connecting headphones
EM9046
WARNING
Danger of hearing damage due to high sound pressure levels!
HI
The headphones connected to the headphone socket are capable
of producing very high sound pressure levels, which can cause
permanent hearing damage.
왘 Always turn the headphone volume control H counterclockwise to the minimum
– before connecting headphones and putting them on;
– before you change to a different channel.
왘 First turn the headphone volume control H counterclockwise to the
minimum.
왘 Connect headphones with a ¼” (6.3 mm) stereo jack plug to the headphone socket I.
For information on headphone monitoring of channels, refer to page
84.
38 | Digital 9000
Preparing the Digital 9000 system for use
Preparing the A/AB/AD 9000 antennas and/or
antenna boosters for use
Antennas and antenna boosters of the Digital 9000 series are available in
two variants: A1–A8 and B1–B8.
왘 Select the booster variant (A1–A8 or B1–B8) whose frequency range
matches that of your transmitters:
Booster variant
A1–A8
470–638MHz
B1–B8
630–798MHz
Transmitter
type A1–A4
470–558 MHz
type A5–A8
550–638 MHz
type B1–B4
630–718 MHz
774–798
750–774
734–758
710–734
694–718
670–694
654–678
630–654
614–638
590–614
574–598
550–574
534–558
510–534
494–518
Bandwidth
MHz
470–494
Booster frequency
A1 A2 A3 A4 A5 A6 A7 A8 B1 B2 B3 B4 B5 B6 B7 B8
ranges
type B5–B8
710–798 MHz
왘 Use two A 9000 receiving antennas or two AD 9000 receiving antennas
or two passive antennas together with AB 9000 antenna boosters:
Product name Type
Radiation pattern
A 9000
active, intelligent
omni-directional
AD 9000
active, intelligent
directional
AB 9000
antenna booster
depending on the passive antenna
used
If both antenna boosters are connected or replaced, the EM 9046 automatically measures the cable attenuation between the antenna boosters and
the antenna inputs and compensates for it. During the measurement, the
channel status display displays “Calibrating” for each channel. If only one
antenna booster is connected or replaced, the cable attenuation will not be
measured. You can also manually initiate the compensation of the cable
attenuation (see ““Cable attn” – Displaying the cable attenuation and
automatically compensating for it” on page 64).
Positioning the receiving antennas
CAUTION
Material damage and personal injury due to tipping/dropping
of the antennas!
If you do not protect the antennas against tipping/dropping,
they can cause material damage and personal injury.
왘 Use safety wires to protect the receiving antennas against tipping/dropping. The safety wires, rope terminations and coupling links must comply in their dimensioning and condition
with the regulations and standards of the country in which
they are used!
왘 Position the receiving antennas in the same room in which the transmission takes place! Maintain a minimum distance of 1 m between the two
receiving antennas/antenna boosters and a minimum distance of 50 cm
between the antennas/antenna boosters and metal objects (including
reinforced concrete walls).
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Preparing the Digital 9000 system for use
Connecting the receiving antennas/antenna boosters
왘 Use GZL 9000 antenna cables.
Sennheiser GZL 9000 antenna cables are available in lengths of 5 m,
10 m and 20 m.
A/AB/AD 9000:
왘 Connect the RF out sockets 4 of the antennas/antenna boosters used
to the N-type sockets RF IN A E and RF IN B F of your EM 9046.
AB 9000:
왘 Connect the RF IN socket 6 of the two antenna boosters to one antenna
each.
왘 Use short cables to keep the cable attenuation as low as possible.
Adjusting the receiving antennas/antenna boosters
The EM 9046 receiver controls the preselection of the booster frequency
ranges. No further settings need to be made on the A/AB/AD 9000 antennas/antenna boosters.
You can also use the antennas/antenna boosters with other receivers if
the following conditions are met:
왘 Use a receiver with booster supply voltage (e.g. EM 3732-II).
왘 Use a cable whose length and attenuation match the amplification of
17 dB of the A/AD/AB 9000 antennas and antenna boosters.
왘 Use the “Filter” rotary switch 8 to manually set the booster frequency
range (see table on page 39).
Preparing the SKM 9000 radio microphone
for use
Selecting the accupack/battery pack
For powering the SKM 9000 radio microphone, you can use:
• the BA 60 accupack
• the B 60 battery pack for 2 AA size batteries (1.5 V)
Charge the BA 60 accupack before using it for the first time (see
page 102).
CAUTION
Damage to the radio microphone and/or the accupack/battery pack!
If you touch the following contacts, they can become dirty or damaged:
• charging and data contacts 1 of the BA 60 accupack
• data contacts 4 of the B 60 battery pack
왘 Do not touch the contacts of the BA 60 accupack nor the contacts of the
B 60 battery pack.
40 | Digital 9000
Preparing the Digital 9000 system for use
Inserting batteries into the B 60 battery pack
왘 Insert the batteries (see diagram). Observe correct polarity when inserting the batteries.
Only insert high-quality AA size batteries (e.g. lithium or alkaline
batteries) into the B 60 battery pack. Do not insert individual
rechargeable batteries such as NiMH cells.
Removing and inserting the accupack/battery pack
To remove the accupack/battery pack:
왘 Push the two catches for accupack/battery pack D and pull the accupack/battery pack out of the radio microphone’s body (see diagram 1).
When removing the accupack/battery pack, the settings of the
radio microphone are retained.
To attach the accupack/battery pack:
왘 Push the accupack/battery pack into the radio microphone’s body until
it locks into place with an audible click (see diagram 2).
1
2
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Preparing the Digital 9000 system for use
Changing the microphone head
CAUTION
Damage to the microphone head!
If you touch contacts, they can become dirty or damaged.
왘 Do not touch the contacts of the radio microphone nor the contacts of
the microphone head.
왘 Unscrew the microphone head 1.
1
With some microphone heads, the upper part of the sound inlet basket can be unscrewed. To fully unscrew the microphone head,
always hold it as shown.
For an overview of suitable microphone heads, refer to the product
overview on page 23.
왘 Screw the desired microphone head to the radio microphone.
The radio microphone is operational again.
1
When unscrewing the microphone head 1 during operation, the
muting function is automatically activated.
Preparing the SK 9000 bodypack transmitter
for use
Selecting the accupack/battery pack
For powering the SK 9000 bodypack transmitter, you can use:
• the BA 61 accupack
• the B 61 battery pack for 3 AA size batteries (1.5 V)
Charge the BA 61 accupack before using it for the first time (see
page 102).
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Preparing the Digital 9000 system for use
CAUTION
Damage to the bodypack transmitter and/or the accupack/battery pack!
If you touch the following contacts, they can become dirty or damaged:
• Contacts for supply voltage and data contacts
of the bodypack transmitter
• Charging and data contacts of the BA 61 accupack
• Data contacts of the B 61 battery pack
왘 Do not touch the contacts of the bodypack transmitter nor the contacts
of the BA 61 accupack/B 61 battery pack.
Inserting batteries into the B 61 battery pack
왘 Insert the batteries (see diagram). Observe correct polarity when inserting the batteries.
Only insert high-quality AA size batteries (e.g. lithium or alkaline
batteries) into the B 61 battery pack. Do not insert individual
rechargeable batteries such as NiMH cells.
When removing the accupack/battery pack, the settings of the
radio microphone are retained.
Removing and inserting the accupack/battery pack
To remove the accupack/battery pack:
왘 Push the two catches and pull the accupack/battery pack away from the
bodypack transmitter as shown in diagram 2.
1
2
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Preparing the Digital 9000 system for use
To attach the accupack/battery pack:
왘 Slide the accupack/battery pack onto the guide rails of the bodypack
transmitter until it locks into place with an audible click.
The bodypack transmitter is then ready for operation.
1
2
When removing the accupack/battery pack, the settings of the
radio microphone are retained.
Connecting microphones and audio sources
The audio input is designed for the connection of both pre-polarized condenser microphones and other audio sources. DC powering of the condenser microphones is via the 3-pin special audio socket 1.
왘 Use one of the recommended Sennheiser microphones or the Sennheiser CI 1-4 line/instrument cable.
For an overview of suitable microphones, refer to the product overview on page 25.
왘 Connect the 3-pin special audio connector of the Sennheiser microphone
or the Sennheiser CI 1-4 line/instrument cable to the 3-pin special audio
socket 1.
왘 Lock the connector by screwing down the coupling ring.
1
2
1
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Preparing the Digital 9000 system for use
Connecting the antenna
왘 Only use the supplied antenna.
왘 Connect the antenna as shown:
1
2
Connecting the KA 9000 COM command adapter
Using the KA 9000 COM command adapter, you can change the audio
channel on the EM 9046 receiver via remote control, e.g. for stage directions.
왘 Connect the 3-pin special audio connector 1 of the KA 9000 COM to the
3-pin special audio socket 1 of the SK 9000.
왘 Connect the 3-pin special audio connector of the Sennheiser microphone
or the Sennheiser CI 1-4 line/instrument cable to the 3-pin special audio
socket 3 of the KA 9000 COM.
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Preparing the Digital 9000 system for use
Preparing the L 60 charger for use
Cascading several chargers
Up to 4 L 60 charger can be cascaded together and can be powered by the
NT 3-1 mains unit.
왘 Prepare the L 60 chargers:
– Make sure that the chargers are disconnected from the mains.
– Unscrew the two screws 6 at the bottom of one charger.
– Tilt the charger to the side and slide out the rails 5 completely.
– Tighten the two screws 6.
7
6
5
왘 Unscrew the two screws 7 at the bottom of a second charger.
왘 Slide the second charger onto the rails 5 of the first charger and
tighten the two screws 7.
왘 Repeat for the other chargers.
Setting up or mounting the charger
CAUTION
Risk of staining of surfaces!
Surfaces can be treated with varnish, polish or synthetics which might
cause stains when they come into contact with other materials. Despite a
thorough testing of the materials used by us, we cannot rule out the possibility of staining.
왘 Do not place the L 60 charger on delicate surfaces.
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To fix the charger securely in place:
왘 Fix the charger by screwing screws (fillister head self-tapping screws as
per DIN 7049, ST 3.5 x 32) through the four holes 8 at the bottom of
the charger.
8
34
m
m
36
mm
8
To ensure reliable operation of the L 60 and efficient charging of the
BA 60/61:
왘 Make sure that the ambient temperature of the charger is within the
operating temperature range (see page 122).
왘 Do not place the charger in direct sunlight or near any heat sources such
as radiators, stoves, or other devices (including amplifiers) that produce
heat.
왘 Ensure sufficient ventilation; if necessary, provide additional ventilation.
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Using the EM 9046 ............................................................. 49
Using the EM 9046 receiver .......................................... 50
Switching the receiver on/off ....................................... 50
“sys”, “ch”, “live” – operating modes at a glance ... 51
Basic functions of the Sennheiser operating menu . 51
Displays of the Sennheiser operating menu ............. 52
Error and warning messages ........................................ 53
“sys” operating mode – Configuring the system ..... 55
Overview of the “sys” menu ......................................... 55
Main menu “System setup” ..........................................56
Extended menu “Service setup” ...................................67
“ch” operating mode – Configuring channels ............76
Overview of the “ch” menu ...........................................76
Main menu “Channel setup” .........................................77
Extended menu “Transmitter setup” ..........................81
“live” operating mode – Using a configured system 84
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Switching the receiver on/off
To switch the receiver on:
3
왘 Make sure the ON/OFF switch 1 is set to position “1”.
왘 Press the standby button 3.
The receiver’s operating system is loaded. During loading, the LED of the
standby button 3 flashes red and the display panel shows the Sennheiser start screen. Then, an automatic calibration of the cable attenuation is performed (see page 64).
Once the operating system is fully loaded, the receiver is in “live” operating mode.
To switch the receiver to standby mode:
왘 Keep the standby button 3 pressed for approx. 4 seconds until the
display panel goes completely off.
The receiver is in standby mode. All the interferences levels recorded
during the frequency scans are deleted. The activated booster frequency range and the frequency presets assigned to the channels are
stored.
To completely switch the receiver off and disconnect it from the mains:
왘 Set the ON/OFF switch 1 to position “0”.
All daisy chained signals are interrupted, i.e.:
– the antenna signals at the daisy chain outputs G and H,
– the booster supply voltage,
– the signal of the external word clock generator.
왘 Pull out the mains plug from the wall socket to completely disconnect
the receiver from the mains.
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“sys”, “ch”, “live” – operating modes at a glance
“live” operating mode – Live transmission
live
In this mode, you can check, among other things, the following parameters
during transmission:
• RF level
• True bit diversity evaluation
• Audio level
• Charge status of the BA/B 60/61 accupack/battery pack
• Remaining operating time of the BA 60/61 accupack
More information on the “live” operating mode can be found from page 84
onwards.
“ch” operating mode – Setting up channels
ch
In this mode, you can configure channels on the receiver and then synchronize the transmitters and the receiver. More information on the “ch” operating mode can be found from page 76 onwards.
“sys” operating mode – Configuring the system
sys
In this mode, you can configure transmitters and the receiver. More information on the “sys” operating mode can be found from page 55 onwards.
Basic functions of the Sennheiser operating menu
A special feature of the Sennheiser 9000 series is the straightforward,
intuitive operating concept. As a result, you can act quickly and precisely –
even in stressful situations, for example on stage or during a live show or
presentation.
Selecting the operating mode
sys
live
ch
왘 Press the respective button to select the desired operating mode.
Calling up and selecting menu items, changing and storing
settings, cancelling an entry
In “ch” and “sys” operating mode, the following operating elements are
available:
왘 Turn the jog dial to select a different menu item or a different setting.
Jog dial
왘 Press the jog dial to call up a menu item or to confirm a selection.
왘 Press the
button
esc button
esc
button F to store settings.
왘 Press the esc button to cancel entries.
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In addition, in “ch” operating mode, the channel 1–8 button M and the
multiple channel selection button + K are available:
Channel 1–8 button
and
multiple channel
selection button +
왘 Select a channel or press the multiple channel selection button + K and
then select several channels simultaneously.
+
The channel 1–8 button M and the multiple channel selection button + K are also available in “live” operating mode.
Displays of the Sennheiser operating menu
The Sennheiser operating menu consists of the menu selection in the
upper part, where you can select and call up menu items, and the main
screen in the lower part:
Menu
selection
Audio output level
output level
EM 9046 AAO
Main
screen
EM 9046 DAO
1
2
3
4
0
0
0
0
5
6
7
8
0
0
0
0
Analog multicore
0
Menu selection
Name
Pictogram
Audio output level
output level
Position
The name of the menu item, a pictogram and the position of the menu item
in the current operating menu are displayed in the menu selection.
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If you call up a menu item by pressing the jog dial G, the menu selection
is framed in blue:
Menu item selected
Audio outputlevel
output level
Menu item called up
Audio outputlevel
output level
When a menu item has only a few options to choose from, this can be done
directly via the menu selection (see for example the “word clock” menu
item on page 64).
When a menu item has extended options, the settings are adjusted on the
main screen (here by way of example of the “Audio output level” menu
item):
Main screen
EM 9046 AAO
EM 9046 DAO
1
2
3
4
0
0
0
0
5
6
7
8
0
0
0
0
Analog multicore
00
0
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Error and warning messages
Error and warning messages are displayed in white letters. The display
panel is highlighted in orange.
Example: “Frequency out of booster range” warning message
Frequency out of booster range
You can hide error/warning messages by pressing the esc button L. In
order to check if errors or warnings are still present, you can call up the
“System check” menu item in the extended menu “Service setup” of the
system menu. For more information, refer to page 70.
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“sys” operating mode – Configuring the system
In “sys” operating mode, you can configure the transmitters and the
receiver.
Overview of the “sys” menu
Main menu “System setup”
Page
Frequency scan
Performs a frequency scan of all
8 frequency ranges
56
Range detail scan
Performs a frequency scan of
the active frequency range
Assigns frequency presets to
the channels
60
Audio output level Adjusts the output level
63
Word clock
Configures the word clock
64
Cable attn
Displays the cable attenuation
between booster output and
RF input of the EM 9046 and
compensates for it
64
Load config
Loads a configuration
65
Save config
Saves a configuration
65
Network
Configures the network
66
Brightness
Adjusts the brightness
66
Screensaver
Selectable settings: ON/OFF
The default setting of the
“Screensaver” menu item is ON
67
Service setup
Calls up the extended menu
“Service setup”
56
Extended menu “Service setup”
Page
System setup
Calls up the main menu
“System setup”
56
Factory reset
Loads the factory default
settings
68
Date & time
Adjusts the date and time
69
Op hours
Displays the operating hours
69
Log
Displays the event logs
69
System check
Displays the system status
70
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Extended menu “Service setup”
HW setup
Firmware
Legal
Page
Displays the hardware
configuration and status
70
Displays the firmware versions
and updates the firmware of the
transmitters and boosters
73
License and copyright information
75
Main menu “System setup”
To get into the main menu:
왘 Select the “sys” operating mode.
“Frequency scan” – Performing a frequency scan of all 8 frequency
ranges
The main menu contains two menu items that allow you to perform a frequency scan:
1. First, use the “Frequency scan” menu item to find and activate a suitable booster frequency range.
2. Then use the “Range detail scan” menu item to assign frequency presets from the activated booster frequency range to the channels.
Optionally, you can perform a new frequency scan of the activated
booster frequency range.
You can then adjust the settings to be transferred to your transmitters
and synchronize the transmitters and the receiver via infra-red.
Frequency scan
freq scan
During the frequency scan (“Frequency scan” menu item), the interference
levels received by the antennas are recorded and displayed for the booster
frequency ranges 1 to 8.
Before performing a frequency scan, carry out the following steps:
왘 Switch off all transmitters that you want to wirelessly connect to the
EM 9046.
왘 Switch on all possible sources of interference (e.g. light sources, intercom links, video walls) and all other transmission links.
To perform a frequency scan:
왘 Call up the “Frequency scan” menu item.
If a frequency scan has already been performed, the last activated
booster frequency range is highlighted in blue.
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왘 Turn the jog dial G until the text “start scan” at the bottom margin of
the screen is highlighted in blue:
Startfrequency
fullscan scan
Start
freq scan
B1
630
B2
B3
B4
B5
B6
Start scan
0
B7
B8
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
654 654
678 670
694 694
718 710
734 734
758 750
774 774
798 MHz
active
Noise Level Zone
HD
HD/LR
LR/HD
Start
scan
start
full
scan
LR
RF IN
A
B
왘 Start the frequency scan by pressing the jog dial G.
Please note: All audio outputs will be muted!
The duration of the frequency scan depends on the number of the
built-in EM 9046 DRX receiver modules. The more modules you use,
the faster the frequency scan is performed.
The interference levels received by the antennas are recorded and displayed. The interference levels are divided into four interference zones:
“HD”, “HD/LR”, “LR/HD” and “LR”. The lower the zone, the lower the
received interference level.
In addition, the number of unused frequency presets is displayed per
booster frequency range and per interference zone. The number of unused
frequency presets depends on the number, the height and the frequency
of the received interference levels.
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booster range
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freq scan
Booster
frequency
range B1 ... B8
B1
B2
B3
B4
B5
B6
B7
B8
Number of unused
frequency presets
Interference
zone LR
Interference
zone LR/HD
Interference
zone HD/LR
Interference
zone HD
630
40
40
40
40
40
40
38
34
40
40
40
40
40
40
37
32
40
40
35
40
40
40
37
32
40
35
27
36
29
6
26
31
654 654
678 670
694 694
718 710
734 734
774 774
798 MHz
758 750
active
Noise Level Zone
HD
HD/LR
Interference
levels of
antenna A
LR/HD
LR
Start
scan
start
full
scan
Interference
levels of
antenna B
RF IN
A
B
Activated booster
frequency range
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The selection of a suitable booster frequency range depends on several
factors:
• Required number of transmission links
• Sufficient number of unused frequency presets
• Sufficient number of transmitters of the correct type (in this example,
transmitters of type B1–B4 or B5–B8, see page 39)
• Recommended transmission mode “HD” or “LR”:
“HD (High Definition)”: Transmission of an audio signal without audio
data compression. As a result, the audio signal remains pure and
unadulterated. In “HD” transmission mode, the range can be restricted
compared to “LR” transmission mode.
“LR (Long Range)”: Transmission of an audio signal whose bit rate is
reduced – before transmission – by an audio data compression technique (SeDAC, Sennheiser Digital Audio Codec). This compression technique provides excellent audio quality and a large transmission range.
The sensitivity to interference is reduced compared to “HD” transmission mode.
Interference levels of
antenna A/B in
interference zone
Recommended
transmission mode
“HD”
“HD”
“HD/LR”
“HD”* or “LR”
“LR/HD”
“LR”
“LR” or “HD”**
“LR”*
* Transmission mode can be used with a restricted range
only be used with a severely restricted range
** It might be that the transmission mode can
Let us assume that you want to set up 8 transmission links and transmit
in “HD” transmission mode with the maximum possible transmission
range.
Have a look at interference zone “HD” (see also above diagram): All
booster frequency ranges except for B6 provide a sufficient number of
unused frequency presets.
Booster frequency
ranges
B1
B2
B3
B4
B5
B6
B7
B8
Number of unused frequency presets in interference zone “HD”
40
35
27
36
29
6
26
31
–
–
Can the booster frequency range be used?
Example 1:
8 transmitters of type B1–B4
–
Let us assume that you have 8 transmitters of type B1–B4:
Is there a sufficient
number of transmitters
of the correct type?
–
–
You can use any of the booster frequency ranges B1–B4 but you should
select the booster frequency range with the highest number of unused frequency presets: B1.
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Example 2:
6 transmitters of type B1–B4,
8 transmitters of type B5–B8
Let us assume that you have only 6 transmitters of type B1–B4 but
8 transmitters of type B5–B8.
Is there a sufficient
number of transmitters
of the correct type?
–
–
–
–
The number of transmitters is sufficient but the booster frequency range
B6 does not provide a sufficient number of unused frequency presets in
interference zone “HD”. You could therefore use the booster frequency
ranges B5, B7 or B8 but you should select the booster frequency range
with the highest number of unused frequency presets: B8.
In this example, there was a sufficient number of unused frequency presets available for interference zone “HD”, allowing you to adjust the “HD”
transmission mode for all channels. If this is not the case, you can, in a later
step, also adjust the “LR” transmission mode for individual channels.
To activate the booster frequency range:
왘 Select a suitable booster frequency range by turning the jog dial G.
The frequency range is highlighted in blue.
왘 Activate the booster frequency range by pressing the jog dial G.
“active” appears below the activated booster frequency range (see
above diagram). You can still change your selection by choosing a different booster frequency range and then pressing the jog dial G again.
왘 Finish the frequency scan and store the previously activated range by
pressing the
button F.
왘 Assign frequency presets to the channels as described in the next section.
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“Range detail scan” – performing an optional frequency scan of
the active frequency range and assigning frequency presets to the
channels
왘 Call up the “Range detail scan” menu item.
The activated booster frequency scan and the result of the last frequency scan (“Frequency scan” or Range detail scan”) are displayed.
“Select channel or press SET to scan” appears in the menu selection.
please select booster range
Select channel
or press SET to scan.
n..
detail scan
774.000
778.000
782.000
786.000
790.000
794.000
798.000 MHz
You can now perform a new frequency scan of the activated booster frequency range (optional) or immediately assign frequency presets to the
channels.
Performing a frequency scan
To perform a new frequency scan of the activated booster frequency range
(optional):
왘 Start the frequency scan by pressing the jog dial G.
Please note: All audio outputs will be muted!
Assigning frequency presets to
the channels
Numeric
measured
values
To assign frequency presets to the channels:
왘 Select one of the channels 1–8 by pressing its channel button M.
A mark with a flag and a channel number appears.
please select booster range
Preset
B8.19 Freq 785 . 000 MHz
Range: 774 - 798 MHz
Name: „CH1“
RF A: -104.5 dBm
freq scan
RF B: -106.5 dBm
ch_1
Selected
frequency
preset
774.000
778.000
“HD”
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782.000
“HD/LR”
786.000
790.000
“LR/HD”
794.000
798.000 MHz
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There are three ways to assign a frequency preset or a frequency to a channel:
1. You can automatically select the frequency preset with the lowest interference level. This is the quickest and most convenient way of assigning
a frequency to a channel.
2. You can manually select a frequency preset.
3. You can manually set an arbitrary frequency.
Automatically selecting a
frequency preset
To automatically select the frequency preset with the lowest interference
level, proceed as follows:
왘 Turn the jog dial until “auto” appears.
auto
detail scan
After the frequency scan, the receiver automatically creates an ordered
list containing the 32 frequency presets with the lowest interference
levels. The frequency presets in the list are ordered according to increasing interference levels.
The first frequency level in the list has the lowest interference levels.
The mark automatically snaps into position on this frequency preset
and the corresponding frequency value is displayed.
The numeric values of the measured interference levels for antenna A
and antenna B are additionally displayed at the top margin of the
screen.
왘 Press the jog dial.
The selected channel is assigned the frequency preset with the lowest
interference level.
Please note that the frequency presets are assigned in the order
of increasing interference levels:
• The first channel is assigned the frequency preset with the
lowest interference levels.
• The second channel is assigned the frequency preset with the
next higher interference levels.
• The last channel is assigned the frequency preset with the
highest interference levels.
You should therefore use the first channel for the most important
transmission link in your multi-channel system.
Each new frequency scan creates a new frequency preset list.
Manually selecting a
frequency preset
To manually select an unused frequency preset, proceed as follows:
왘 Move the mark by turning the jog dial G.
The mark snaps into position on the frequency presets.
왘 Select a frequency preset.
The numeric values of the measured interference levels for antenna A
and antenna B are additionally displayed at the top margin of the
screen.
The interference levels of both antennas should be within or below the
interference zone that is required or useful for this channel (see page 56
and 58) and should be as low as possible.
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Manually setting a frequency
If you do not want to use a frequency preset but you want to set a frequency yourself, proceed as follows:
왘 Press the jog dial.
Each time you press the jog dial, you switch between
– the “Preset” settings,
– the frequency setting in MHz steps and
– the frequency setting in kHz steps.
왘 First set the frequency in MHz steps by turning the jog dial. Press the jog
dial to confirm your setting.
왘 First set the frequency in kHz steps by turning the jog dial. Press the jog
dial to confirm your setting.
Maintain a frequency spacing of at least 600 kHz in order to avoid intermodulation interference.
Please observe the flag position of the selected frequency preset: If the
flag appears on the left or right margin and is pointing outwards, the
frequency is outside the selected booster frequency range.
Assigning frequencies to the
remaining channels
왘 Select the next channel 1 ... 8 by pressing the channel 1–8 button M
and proceed as described above.
All frequencies assigned to a channel are displayed by means of a mark
with a flag and a channel number. If you have daisy chained several
receivers (see “Daisy chaining receivers” on page 35), their frequency
settings are also displayed in contrasting colors. This allows an overview
over up to 32 channels.
왘 Once you have selected a frequency preset for all desired channels,
press the
button F.
Your settings are stored and the receiver switches to the main menu
“System setup”.
To switch to the main menu without storing your settings:
왘 Press the esc button L.
To configure your transmitters:
왘 Change to the “ch” operating mode on the EM 9046 (see page 76).
왘 Select one of the channels for which you have stored frequency presets.
왘 Call up the extended menu “Transmitter setup” and then call up the “RF
mode” menu item.
왘 Adjust the transmission mode (“HD” or “LR”) depending on the interference zone of the channel (see also table on page 59).
왘 Configure your channels as described from page 76 onwards.
왘 Synchronize the transmitters and the receiver as described on page 77.
왘 Repeat for the other channels.
왘 Perform a walk test to check the reliability of your transmission links
(see page 80).
왘 Change the transmission mode for the channels with reception problems and then synchronize the transmitters and the receiver again.
왘 If the reception problems persist, select a different booster frequency
range.
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“Audio output level” – Adjusting the analog output levels
Audio output level
output level
EM 9046 AAO
EM 9046 DAO
1
2
3
4
0
0
0
0
5
6
7
8
0
0
0
0
Analog multicore
00
0
Via the “Audio output level” menu item, you can adjust the level of all or
individual channels of the Analog Audio Out (AAO) module.
왘 Call up the “Audio output level” menu item.
The installed audio modules are displayed as follows:
- digital audio modules: “Slot digital”;
- analog audio modules: “Slot analog”;
- not installed audio modules: “Slot not available”.
왘 Select individual or all channels of the AAO module by turning
the jog dial to the left/right. Selected channels are highlighted
in blue.
왘 Call up the level adjustment by pressing the jog dial. The outer
ring of the channel is highlighted in blue.
0
0
If you call up the level adjustment of all channels, the smallest value
adjusted for a channel is displayed in the menu selection. By turning
the jog dial, you can adjust the level of all channels to the value displayed in the menu selection.
왘 Adjust the level.
The setting becomes effective immediately.
왘 Press the jog dial to confirm your setting and to return to the channel
selection.
왘 Adjust the level of further channels.
왘 Press the
button F. Your settings are stored and the receiver then
switches to the main menu.
To change to the main menu without storing your settings:
왘 Press the esc button L.
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“Word clock” – Configuring the word clock
internal: 44.1kHz
word clock
Via the “word clock” menu item, you can ...
• switch between the following word clock signals:
– internally generated word clock signal
– external word clock signal
– word clock signal of a built-in MAN card
• adjust the sampling rate (44.1 kHz, 48.0 kHz, 88.2 kHz or 96.0 kHz)
with which – with an internally generated word clock signal – analog
signals are digitalized and output at the XLR-3 sockets A.
“Cable attn” – Displaying the cable attenuation and automatically
compensating for it
RF IN A:
OK
RF IN B:
OK
cable attn
The EM 9046 receiver measures the cable attenuation between the
antenna boosters and the antenna inputs E and F and automatically
compensates for it:
• during the boot routine
• if both antenna boosters are connected or replaced
If only one antenna booster is connected or replaced, the cable attenuation will not be measured.
To manually initiate the compensation of the cable attenuation:
A1.7
A
CH3
473
800
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왘 In “sys” operating mode, turn the jog dial until “cable attn” appears.
왘 Press the jog dial.
“Press SAVE to calibrate” is displayed on the display panel.
왘 Pres the
button.
During the measurement, the channel status display A displays “Calibrating” for each channel. The receiver is muted for approx. 10 seconds.
Then the result of the measurement is displayed as follows:
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Status of the cable attenuation
“ok”
The cable attenuation has been measured and is
automatically compensated for.
“Too high” The cable attenuation has been measured and is too high. It
cannot be automatically compensated for. The reception of
weaker signals is compromised.
왘 Check and optimize the installation between the EM 9046
and the antenna boosters.
Always use GZL 9000 system cables to obtain optimum attenuation
values.
“Load config” – Loading a configuration
defaults
modified
load config
The “load config” menu item allows you to load up to 10 saved settings of
your system configuration (see also the “save config” menu item).
In addition, you can ...
• load the last configuration saved (“last”).
• load the default configuration (“defaults”). In this case, the settings of
the menu items mentioned in the section “save config” are reset to their
factory defaults.
“Save config” – Saving a configuration
Via the “save config” menu item, you can save your system configuration
on up to 10 storage memories.
The settings of the following menu items are saved:
Menu
Menu item
Main menu
“System setup”
Output level
63
Word clock
64
Network | name of the network
66
Network | IP settings
66
Brightness
66
Date & time | selected time zone
69
Extended menu
“Service setup”
Page
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Menu
Menu item
Page
Main menu
“Channel setup”
Frequency
77
Name
78
Cmd mode
78
Encryption
79
Gain
82
Low cut
82
Display
83
Lock
83
Cable
83
The following settings/values are not saved:
• time and date settings of the “Date & time” menu item (see page 69)
and
• operating hours (displayable via the “op hours” menu item, see page
69).
“Network” – Configuring the network
EM 9046
Name
IPv4 address
169.254.92.238
network
Slot analog: EM 9046
IPv4 address: auto
192.254.95.238
subnet mask: auto
255.255.0.0
gateway: auto
0.0.0.0
LAN UP: 00:1b:66:fe:c4:42
LAN DOWN: aa:1b:66:fe:c4:43
Via the “Network” menu item, you can assign the receiver a network name
and select whether to obtain an IP address automatically or to enter the IP
address manually. In addition, this menu item displays the unchangeable
MAC addresses of the network interfaces of your receiver.
“Brightness” – Adjusting the brightness
brightness
Via the “Brightness” menu item, you can adjust the brightness in 8 steps.
This also adjusts the brightness of the LED lighting.
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“Screensaver”
The “Screensaver” menu item adjusts the “Brightness” to the lowest
(menu-selectable) value, independent of the user-set “Brightness” value.
The “Screensaver” is activated after 30 minutes if the following conditions
are met:
• The “Screensaver” menu item is set to ON.
• No entry via button or jog dial for 30 minutes.
• No RXD card connected to a transmitter for 30 minutes.
The described “Screensaver” state is deactivated and the 30 minutes timer
is restarted if:
• a button is pressed (the function of the button is also performed)
• the jog dial is turned or pressed (the function of the jog dial is also performed)
• the Standby button
3 is pressed
• a transmitter is switched on and its signal is received by an RXD card.
The timer remains deactivated as long as the RXD card is connected to
the transmitter
• an error message is displayed over the whole screen. The timer remains
deactivated until the error message is confirmed and is quit using the
esc button L
The described screensaver state remains unchanged if:
• the headphone volume control is turned, i.e. the “Screensaver” remains
active and the screen will not brighten since the headphone volume
control is considered a pure volume control not related to the screen
The “Screensaver” timer is inactive as long as one of the following conditions is met:
• The “Screensaver” menu item is set to OFF.
• An RXD card is connected to a transmitter.
• An error message is displayed over the whole screen.
Extended menu “Service setup”
To get into the extended menu “Service setup”:
왘 In “sys” operating mode, turn the jog dial until “Service setup” appears.
왘 Press the jog dial.
The extended menu “Service setup” appears.
To change from the extended menu back to the main menu:
왘 Turn the jog dial until “System setup” appears.
왘 Press the jog dial.
You are back to the main menu “System setup” of the “sys” operating
mode.
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In the extended menu, you can adjust the following settings:
“Factory reset” – Resetting the receiver to the factory defaults
Factory reset
factory reset
Via the “factory reset” menu item, you can reset your receiver to the factory default settings. To do so, follow the prompt on the main screen to
press the
button F for 5 seconds.
The following menu items are reset to their factory default settings:
Menu
Menu item
Factory default setting
Page
Main menu
“System
setup”
Output level
0 dB
63
Word clock
96 kHz
64
Network |
name of the network
EM9046_1
66
Network |
IP settings
Auto
66
Brightness
Medium level
66
Extended
menu
“Service
setup”
Date & time |
selected time zone
Amsterdam, Berlin, Bern, 69
Rome, Stockholm, Vienna
Main menu
“Channel
setup”
Frequency
Without connected
boosters:
470.000 MHz
77
With connected boosters:
A1.1–A1.8
or
B1.1–B1.8,
allocated to the channels
1–8
Name
Ch1–Ch6
78
Cmd mode
Toggle
78
Encryption
Off
79
Gain
0 dB
82
Low cut
30 Hz
82
Display
Name
83
Lock
Off
83
Cable
Line
83
• In addition, all configurations saved in the “save config” menu item are
deleted.
• The event log is deleted and then the deleting itself is logged.
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The following settings/values are not deleted:
• time and date settings of the “Date & time” menu item (see page 69)
and
• operating hours (displayable in the “op hours” menu item, see page
69).
“Date & time” – Adjusting the date and time
16:30:41
2011-06-14
date & time
Via the “Date & time” menu item, you can select your time zone and then
adjust the date and time:
Timezone
Network time: on
Date: 2011-07-25
Time: 15:46:32
Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London
“Op hours” – Displaying the operating hours
20 h
op hours
The “op hours” menu item displays the operating hours of the EM 9046.
“Logfile” – Displaying the event logs
Logfile
log
The EM 9046 receiver logs user actions and erroneous and suspicious system states. The log records the last 1000 events.
The log entries contain the following information:
• Time stamp (format “YYYY-MM-DD hh:mm:ss”)
• Degree of severity (“info”, “warning” or “error”)
• Message
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The following events are logged:
• System starts and (controlled) stops
• System error messages (error screens)
• Channel warnings
• Each storing of settings with specification of the changed values
• Each modification of values via the WSM software
• Each synchronization with a transmitter
• Software updates
“System check” – Displaying current error and warning messages
System check:
system check
Via the “system check” menu item, you can display current error and warning messages.
If, for example, a booster is removed during operation or if it is missing
when the EM 9046 is started, the following warning message appears:
RF-IN B: no booster connected
If you hide this warning message by pressing the esc button L, the missing booster continues to be displayed in the “system check” menu item.
The menu selection changes its appearance when a warning message is
present:
Error/warning
messages are present
System check:
system check
No error/warning
messages are present
System check:
system check
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Call up this menu item to get detailed information on error and warning
messages.
Show alerts
Boosters
RF-IN B: no booster connected
Modules
Fans
Network
Wordclock
CH1
If you call up the first menu entry “Show alerts”, the warning message is
displayed again and the display panel is highlighted in orange.
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“Hw setup” – Displaying the EM 9046’s hardware configuration
and confirming a modified configuration
Modules ok
Hw setup
While the operating system of the EM 9046 starts up, it checks the
receiver’s hardware configuration for modifications. Modifications of the
hardware configuration are indicated by warning messages.
If, for example, a DAO module has been removed, the following warning
message appears:
Modules missing
If you hide this warning message by pressing the esc button L, the missing module is displayed in the “hw setup” menu item with the status
“missing”:
Hardware setup
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Press SET to confirm
Slot
Module type
State
RX1
EM 9046 DRX
ok
RX2
EM 9046 DRX
ok
RX3
EM 9046 DRX
ok
RX4
EM 9046 DRX
ok
RX5
EM 9046 DRX
ok
RX6
EM 9046 DRX
ok
RX7
EM 9046 DRX
ok
RX8
EM 9046 DRX
ok
OUT1
EM 9046 AAO
ok
OUT2
EM 9046 DAO
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If you have extended the EM 9046’s hardware configuration, this is displayed in the “hw setup” menu item with the status “added”:
p
Slot
Module Type
State
RX1
EM 9046 DRX
ok
RX2
EM 9046 DRX
ok
RX3
EM 9046 DRX
ok
RX4
EM 9046 DRX
ok
RX5
EM 9046 DRX
ok
RX6
EM 9046 DRX
ok
RX7
EM 9046 DRX
ok
RX8
EM 9046 DRX
ok
OUT1
EM 9046 AAO
ok
OUT2
EM 9046 DAO
added
In both cases, the “Press SET to confirm” button is highlighted in blue.
In the “hw setup” menu item, you confirm modifications as follows:
왘 Press the jog dial.
The “Press SET to confirm” button is framed in blue and “Press save to
confirm hw setup” appears in the menu selection.
왘 Press the
button F.
“Firmware” – Displaying the hardware versions/firmware
versions and updating the firmware
EM9046_2_3_1_12345
firmware
Antenna booster
Transmitter
Update to firmware: 10-11-30-11
RF IN A: AB9000_2
Firmware: 10-08-10-10
RF IN B: AB9000_2
Start update
SCAN MODE
Transmitter:
Firmware:
New firmware
Firmware: 10-08-10-10
If you update the EM 9046 receiver’s firmware using the WSM software,
the current firmware versions of the 9000 series boosters and transmitters are also stored on the receiver.
Via the “Firmware” menu item, you can display the firmware versions of
the receiver, the boosters and the transmitters and update the firmware
of the boosters and the transmitters.
The currently installed firmware version of the EM 9046 is displayed in the
menu selection (see above).
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The currently installed firmware version and the installable firmware
(“Update to Firmware”) of connected boosters/transmitters are displayed
in the “Antenna Booster” area of the main screen.
To update the firmware of the boosters:
왘 Using the jog dial, select the “Antenna Booster” area of the main screen.
The “Antenna Booster” area is highlighted in blue.
왘 Press the jog dial.
The firmware is updated. The update process can take up to 40 seconds.
Do not interrupt the transmission during the update process.
To read out and, if necessary, update the firmware of your transmitters:
왘 Make sure the accupacks of your transmitters are fully charged.
왘 Using the jog dial, select the “Transmitter” area of the main screen.
The “Transmitter” area is highlighted in blue.
왘 Press the jog dial.
The infra-red interface D is activated and flashes blue, the “Start
update” menu entry is highlighted in blue:
Antenna booster
Transmitter
Update to firmware: 10-11-30-11
RF IN A: AB9000_2
Firmware: 10-08-10-10
RF IN B: AB9000_2
Start update
SCAN MODE
Transmitter: ...
Firmware: ...
New firmware ...
Firmware: 10-08-10-10
왘 Place the infra-red interface of a transmitter in front of the infra-red
interface D of the EM 9046.
The currently installed firmware version of the transmitter and the
installable firmware are displayed.
왘 Press the jog dial.
First, the transmitter is read out and “Scanning transmitter ...” appears in
the menu selection of the receiver’s display panel. Then, the transmitter
firmware is updated: the infra-red interface flashes faster, “Updating
transmitter ... (ca. xx s)” appears in the menu selection of the receiver’s
display panel together with a time specification in seconds. Do not interrupt the transmission during the update process.
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During the update, the following icon appears on the display panel
of your transmitter:
If the firmware update was successful, this icon disappears and
“Transmitter fw update successfull” appears in the menu selection
of the receiver’s display panel.
If the update fails, the following icon appears on the display panel of
your transmitter:
In addition, the error message “Error: Transmitter fw update failed”
briefly appears in the menu selection of the receiver’s display panel.
In this case, place the infra-red interface of the transmitter in front
of the infra-red interface D of the EM 9046 and update the transmitter firmware without interrupting the infra-red transmission.
To read out and, if necessary, update the firmware of additional transmitters:
왘 Place the infra-red interface of the transmitters in front of the infra-red
interface D of the EM 9046, one after the other, and proceed as
described above.
To return to the main menu:
왘 Press the esc button L.
“Legal”
Here license and copyright information on the software used in the
EM 9046 are shown. The license and copyright information are shown in
the display of the EM 9046.
Source code
You can request the source code of the software free of charge by sending
an e-mail to opensource@sennheiser.com, in so far as the respective
license information grants the provision of the source code.
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“ch” operating mode – Configuring channels
In “ch” operating mode, you can configure channels. Some of the settings
that can be made can be synchronized via infra-red between the receiver
and the transmitters. These settings are marked with a in the
column (see also next page).
In “ch” operating mode, you can also select channels for headphone monitoring. To do so, proceed as described on page 84.
Overview of the “ch” menu
Main menu “Channel setup”
Frequency
Selects a frequency preset or
sets the frequency manually
77
Name
Enters a channel name
78
CMD mode
Configures audio and command outputs
78
Ch standby
Mutes the channels
79
Encryption
Binds the audio signal to the
receiver and protects against
eavesdropping
79
RF level rec
Records the antenna signals
and the diversity evaluation
80
Transmitter
setup
Calls up the extended menu
“Transmitter setup”
––
Extended menu “Transmitter setup”
Page
Channel
setup
Calls up the main menu
“Channel setup”
–
RFmode
Adjusts the transmission
mode
82
Gain
Adjusts the transmitter’s
input gain
82
Low cut
Sets the transmitter’s low-cut
filter
82
Display
Selects the transmitter’s standard display
83
Lock
Activates/deactivates the
transmitter’s lock mode
83
AF source
Cable
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Displays the microphone head
(SKM)/audio source and cable
emulation (SK)
Emulates different instrument
cable lengths (SK)
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To synchronize the settings with your transmitters via infra-red:
왘 Select one of the channels 1–8.
왘 Switch on the transmitter to which you want to assign this channel.
왘 Press the
button J on the EM 9046.
The receiver switches to synchronization mode and the
flashes.
LED B
왘 Place the transmitter’s infra-red interface in front of the infra-red
interface D of the receiver. Maintain a distance of approx. 10–20 cm
between the infra-red interfaces.
The transmitter and receiver are synchronized:
– After pressing the
button J, the receiver’s infra-red interface
searches for a suitable transmitter infra-red signal for 12 seconds.
– You can interrupt the synchronization at any time by pressing the
button J again.
– If a problem occurs during the synchronization process, read the
chapter “If a problem occurs ...” on page 110.
왘 Repeat the above steps for the remaining transmitters.
Main menu “Channel setup”
To get into the main menu:
왘 Select the “ch” operating mode.
왘 Select one or several channels (see page 52).
왘 Call up the menu items described in the following and adjust your settings.
If no channel is selected, “Please select Channel” is displayed in the
menu selection.
왘 Press the
button to store your settings.
왘 Synchronize your settings via infra-red (see page 77).
“Frequency” – Selecting a frequency preset or setting a frequency
manually
Preset A1.1
Freq 470 . 200 MHz
Range: 470 - 494 MHz
frequency
Via the “Frequency” menu item, you can select a frequency preset for the
active booster frequency range or set the frequency manually. In the
above diagram, range “A1” is active. The frequency range is from “470494 MHz”. For information on how to activate a booster frequency range,
refer to page 59.
왘 Either select a frequency preset (“A1.1” ... “A1.40” in the above diagram) or set the frequency manually (“U”). If you set the frequency
manually, make sure to set a frequency within the current 24 MHz
booster frequency range and maintain a frequency spacing of 600 kHz
to avoid intermodulation interference.
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If you manually set the frequency to a value outside the current 24 MHz
booster frequency range and confirm you setting by pressing the
button F, the following error message appears:
Frequency out of booster range
“Name” – Entering a channel name
G
U
I
T
A
R
1
name
Via the “Name” menu item, you can enter freely selectable names. The
channel name can consist of up to 8 characters from the following character set:
`+` `,` `-` `|` `/` `0` `1` `2` `3` `4` `5` `6` `7` `8` `9` `*` `;` `<` `=` `>`
`space` `#` `A` `B` `C` `D` `E` `F` `G` `H` `I` `J` `K` `L` `M` `N` `O` `P`
`Q` `R` `S` `T` `U` `V` `W` `X` `Y` `Z`
“Cmd mode” – Configuring the audio and command outputs
toggle
cmd mode
You can use the command function e.g. for stage directions.
For this, you require the SKM 9000 COM radio microphone or the SK 9000
bodypack transmitter together with the KA 9000 COM command adapter.
By pressing the COMMAND button on the SKM 9000 COM or KA 9000 COM,
you can influence the routing of the audio signal of the receiver’s XLR-3
sockets C and sub-D socket D.
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The following settings are possible:
Setting
Effect
“on”
The transmitter’s audio signal is output via both its audio
channel (XLR-3 sockets C 1 ... 8) and the corresponding
channel of the sub-D socket D.
Pressing the COMMAND button on the SKM 9000 COM or
KA 9000 COM has no effect.
“add”
The transmitter’s audio signal is output via its audio channel
(XLR-3 sockets C 1 ... 8).
Pressing the COMMAND button on the SKM 9000 COM or
KA 9000 COM has the effect that the audio signal is additionally output via the corresponding channel of the sub-D
socket D.
“mute”
The transmitter’s audio signal is output via both its audio
channel (XLR-3 sockets C 1 ... 8) and the corresponding
channel of the sub-D socket D.
Pressing the COMMAND button on the SKM 9000 COM
or KA 9000 COM mutes both the audio channel (XLR-3
sockets C 1 ... 8) and the corresponding channel of the
sub-D socket D.
“toggle”
The transmitter’s audio signal is output via either its audio
channel (XLR-3 socket C 1 ... 8) or the corresponding channel of the sub-D socket D.
Pressing the COMMAND button on the SKM 9000 COM or
KA 9000 COM switches between the two channels.
“Ch standby” – Muting channels
Ch standby
ch standby
The “Ch standby” menu item allows you to mute selected channels. When
muted, the channels do not output any audio signal, neither via the Analog
Audio Out (AAO)/Digital Audio Out (DAO) modules, nor via headphones.
“Encryption” – Binding the audio signal to the EM 9046 receiver
off
encryption
Via the “Encryption” menu item, you can protect the audio signal against
eavesdropping from other receivers by binding the transmitters to the
EM 9046 receiver. In this case, other receivers can receive the RF signal of
the transmitters but cannot evaluate the audio signal.
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To protect the audio signal against eavesdropping from other receivers:
왘 In the “Encryption” menu item, select “On” and press the
to store your setting.
왘 Synchronize the setting via infra-red (see page 77).
button
“RF level recorder” – Recording the antenna signals and the
diversity evaluation (walk test)
RF level recorder
rf level rec
The “RF level recorder” menu item allows you to record the antenna signals and the diversity evaluation (walk test) in order to check the reception quality of your transmission link within the operating environment.
왘 Before performing the walk test, switch on all possible sources of interference (e.g. light sources, intercom links, video walls) and all other
transmission links.
왘 Switch on all transmitters that you want to use for the walk test.
왘 Change to the “ch” operating mode on the EM 9046.
왘 Establish transmission links between the channels of the EM 9046 and
the transmitters.
왘 Select a channel and call up the “RF level recorder” menu item.
왘 Start the walk test by pressing the jog dial.
- You can cancel the walk test at any time by pressing the
button
F or the esc button L on the EM 9046. In doing so, the recorded data
is deleted.
- Use one or several transmitters to walk the operating environment.
While performing the walk test, the diversity evaluation and the
antenna signals for all channels are recorded. You can switch between
the channels by pressing one of the channel 1 to 8 buttons M.
- If you are using an SKM 9000 COM or an SK 9000 together with the
KA 9000 COM command adapter, you can set markers by pressing the
COMMAND button at critical locations.
- You can additionally activate the 1 kHz test tone on your transmitter
(see page 90 and page 99) and monitor the signal quality of the test
tone via loudspeakers while walking the operating environment.
- If you perform the walk test as a pair, the second person can monitor
the signal quality of the test tone by means of headphones connected
to the EM 9046.
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왘 Assess the result of the walk test:
StartRF
fullscan
Showing
level or channel 1
rf level rec
Diversity evaluation
A
B
RF IN A
RF IN B
no signal
cmd
Antenna signals
0:00
0:30
1:00
1:30
min
2:00
790
000
MHz
CH 1
Low antenna signals: RF signal cannot be
evaluated, the window is highlighted in gray
COMMAND button
has been pressed
Interference due to extraneous RF signals and low antenna signals can
impede the evaluation of a transmitter’s RF signal. In this case, the window
displaying the recorded antenna signals is highlighted in light gray.
왘 Reposition the antennas to minimize interference and to optimize the
reception of transmission signals.
왘 Call up the “RF level recorder” menu item again and repeat the walk
test.
Extended menu “Transmitter setup”
Via the extended menu “Transmitter setup”, you can adjust the transmitter settings and then synchronize them via infra-red.
The menu items allow you to adjust settings over the entire value range of
the Digital 9000 transmitters. Please note, however, that the actual values
are determined by the hardware configuration of your transmitters (frequency range, type of microphone head being used (SKM), type of Sennheiser microphone or cable being used (SK), etc.).
If you adjust settings that are not supported by the transmitters’ current
hardware configuration, the value actually adopted by the transmitter is
written back to the menu item of the extended menu “Transmitter setup”.
If you transfer a frequency range that is not supported by your transmitter, “Sync Fail” is displayed in the menu selection of the receiver’s display
panel.
Modifications made via the “Transmitter setup” menu item of the EM 9046
must be synchronized via infra-red.
Modifications made directly on the transmitters have direct effect on the
menu items of the extended menu “Transmitter setup” of the EM 9046.
For details on the adjustment ranges of your transmitters, refer to the
description of the transmitters’ operating menu.
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“RF mode” – Adjusting the transmission mode
HD (high definition)
rf mode
The “RF mode” menu item allows you to adjust the transmission mode:
“HD (High Definition)”: Transmission of an audio signal without audio data
compression. As a result, the audio signal remains pure and unadulterated.
In “HD” transmission mode, the range can be restricted compared to “LR”
transmission mode.
“LR (Long Range)”: Transmission of an audio signal whose bit rate is
reduced – before transmission – by an audio data compression technique
(SeDAC, Sennheiser Digital Audio Codec). This compression technique provides excellent audio quality and a large transmission range. The sensitivity to interference is reduced compared to “HD” transmission mode.
The selection of the transmission mode depends on the result of the frequency scan. For more information, refer to the chapter “Frequency scan”
– Performing a frequency scan of all 8 frequency ranges from page 56
onwards.
“Gain” – Adjusting the input gain
0
dB
gain
The “Gain” menu item allows you to adjust the input gain of selected channels, independent of whether the transmitter to be synchronized supports
the adjusted value. The factory preset is 6 dB. The adjustment range is
from 6 dB to 60 dB.
After synchronization with the transmitter, the value actually adopted by
the transmitter is written back to the menu item.
If you select “line” in the “Cable” menu item (see page 83), the input
gain in the “Gain” menu item is set to the fixed value of –6 dB.
“Low cut” – Setting the low-cut filter
30
Hz
low cut
Via the “Low cut” menu item, you can set the transmitter’s low-cut filter.
Possible settings: 30 Hz to 120 Hz.
You can adjust this setting independent of whether the transmitter to be
synchronized supports the adjusted value.
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After synchronization with the transmitter, the value actually adopted by
the transmitter is written back to the menu item.
“Display” – Selecting the standard display for the transmitters
frequency
display
The “Display” menu item allows you to activate one out of 3 standard displays: “Name”, “Preset” or “Frequency”. The “Name” standard display is
factory preset.
“Lock” – Activating/deactivating the lock mode
off
lock
Via the “Lock” menu item, you can activate or deactivate the lock mode for
your transmitters.
“AF source” – Displaying the audio source
SK 9000 line
af source
The “AF source” menu item allows you to display the type of microphone
head being used (SKM), the type of audio source being used (SK: “micro”,
“line”) and the emulation of instrument cables (SK: “type1”, “type2”,
“type3”). This information is transmitted along with the SKM/SK 9000’s
RF signal to the receiver.
The information is displayed until the transmitter is switched off or the
carrier frequency is changed. When the SKM/SK transmits again on the
carrier frequency, the corresponding microphone head/audio source is displayed once again in the menu item.
If a transmitter is switched off or transmits on a different carrier frequency, “No TX detected” is displayed.
“Cable” – Emulating different instrument cable lengths
type1
cable
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Via the “Cable” menu item, you can emulate the lengths of instrument
cables in 3 steps: “type1”, “type2” and “type3”. If you select “line”, no
emulation takes place.
“live” operating mode – Using a configured
system
In “live” operating mode, you can select channels for headphone monitoring and synchronize the transmitters and the receiver.
To prepare headphone monitoring:
왘 Connect headphones as described on page 38.
왘 Observe the warnings given there.
To select channels for headphone monitoring:
Channel 1–8 button
and
multiple channel
selection button +
+
왘 Select a channel by pressing the channel 1–8 button M or press the
multiple channel selection button + and then select several channels
simultaneously.
If you have daisy chained several receivers (see “Daisy chaining
receivers” on page 35), you can monitor any channel of the daisy
chain via any headphone socket in the daisy chain.
In “live” operating mode, you can also activate channels for synchronization:
왘 Select a channel by pressing the channel 1–8 button M.
왘 Proceed as described on page 77.
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Using the
SKM 9000
Using the SKM 9000 ................................................ 85
Switching the SKM 9000 on/off .................................. 86
Activating/deactivating the automatic lock mode
(Autolock) ........................................................................ 87
Basic functions of the Sennheiser operating menu . 88
Overview of the status displays .................................. 88
Overview of the menu items ........................................ 89
Using the SKM 9000
Using the SKM 9000
Before using your radio microphone, ask the relevant wireless regulatory authority for the exact frequency allocations and apply for an
individual license if necessary.
The supplied supplement “Framework requirements and restrictions
on frequency usage in Europe” provides an overview of the different
European framework requirements and restrictions on frequency
usage. If there is no entry in the supplement, ask the relevant wireless regulatory authority for the current rules governing frequency
usage.
Switching the SKM 9000 on/off
When the SKM 9000 is switched on for the first time, it contains the
first frequency preset of the transmitter frequency range (e.g. A1.1:
470.200 MHz). Via the “ch” menu of the EM 9046 receiver, set the
desired frequency preset and adjust the settings of other menu
items and then synchronize the transmitter and the receiver (see
page 77). In doing so, all frequency presets of the transmitter frequency range will be transfered to the SKM 9000.
We recommend you to always adjust the transmitter settings via
the EM 9046 receiver and then to synchronize the transmitter and
the receiver.
To switch the SKM 9000 on:
B
왘 Keep the ON/OFF button
B pressed until the Sennheiser logo
appears on the display panel 5.
The ON/OFF button
B is backlit in blue and the standard display
(here: “Frequency”, see page 90) appears on the display panel 5. The
radio microphone transmits an RF signal and the transmission mode
display “HD”/“LR” lights up constantly:
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3:59
To switch the SKM 9000 off:
B pressed until the display panel goes off.
왘 Keep the ON/OFF button
왘 Remove the accupack/battery pack when the radio microphone will not
be used for extended periods of time (see page 40).
To switch the SKM 9000 off with the lock mode activated:
B while the standard display is shown.
왘 Press the ON/OFF button
“LOCK” appears on the display panel because the lock mode is activated.
or the DOWN button
.
왘 Press the UP button
“UNLOCK” appears on the display panel.
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3:59
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.
왘 Press the SET button
The lock mode is temporarily deactivated, the lock mode icon 5 flashes.
왘 Within the next 2 seconds, press the ON/OFF button
B and keep it
pressed until the display panel goes off.
왘 If you switch on the SKM 9000, the lock mode is activated again.
Using the SKM 9000
Switching on the SKM 9000 on and checking the set frequency
before the RF signal is activated
왘 Switch on the SKM 9000 by keeping the ON/OFF button
B pressed
until the “Name” standard display appears.
The RF signal is not activated and the transmission mode display “HD”/
“LR” flashes.
If you call up the “Tune” or “Preset” menu item within the next 10 seconds,
the RF signal remains deactivated until you exit the menu item. If you do
not call up one of the mentioned menu items, the RF signal is automatically
activated after 10 seconds.
To check the set frequency/the selected frequency preset:
왘 Call up the operating menu and press the UP button
/DOWN button
until the “Tune” or “Preset” menu item appears.
The set frequency/the selected frequency preset is displayed.
If the displayed value is the desired one:
왘 Wait for 10 seconds to pass.
The RF signal is automatically activated and the transmission mode display “HD”/“LR” lights up constantly.
If the displayed value is not the desired one:
왘 Call up the “Tune” or “Preset” menu item.
The RF signal remains deactivated until you exit the menu item.
The RF signal remains deactivated until you exit the menu item.
왘 Set the frequency (“Tune” menu item) or select a frequency preset
(“Preset” menu item) and store your setting.
The RF signal is activated and the radio microphone transmits an RF signal
on the set frequency.
Activating/deactivating the automatic lock mode
(Autolock)
The radio microphone has an automatic lock mode that can be activated or
deactivated via the “LOCK” menu item (see page 87).
To permanently activate the automatic lock mode:
왘 Call up the “LOCK” menu item and select “On”.
왘 Store your setting by pressing the SET button
.
The automatic lock mode is activated and the lock mode icon 5 appears
on the standard display.
When the automatic lock mode is activated, you can still call up the operating menu, use the UP button
/DOWN button
to select menu
items (read-only function) and call up the “LOCK” menu item in order to
deactivate the automatic lock mode. If, however, you try to call up any
other menu item, the following display appears on the display panel:
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While this display is shown (about 2 seconds), you can temporarily deactivate the lock mode:
왘 Press the UP button
or the DOWN button
.
The following display appears on the display panel:
왘 Press the SET button
.
The lock mode is temporarily deactivated. The lock mode icon 5 flashes.
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- If you do not press a button, the lock mode is activated again after
2 seconds. The lock mode icon 5 lights up constantly again.
- If you continue navigating the operating menu or if you call up a menu
item, the lock mode is activated 2 seconds after the last button press.
- If you exit a called up menu item, the lock mode is activated immediately after exiting the menu item.
To permanently deactivate the automatic lock mode:
왘 Call up the “LOCK” menu item and select “Off”.
왘 Store your setting by pressing the SET button
.
Basic functions of the Sennheiser operating menu
A special feature of the Sennheiser 9000 series is the straightforward,
intuitive operating concept. As a result, you can act quickly and precisely –
even in stressful situations, for example on stage or during a live show or
presentation.
Calling up and selecting menu items, changing and storing
settings, cancelling an entry
UP
/DOWN
SET
ON/OFF
/
왘 Press the SET button
to call up the operating menu or a menu item,
to switch between the selection areas of a menu item and to store your
settings.
왘 Press the UP button
/DOWN button
to select menu items and
to change the settings of a menu item.
왘 Press the ON/OFF button
to exit a menu item without storing your
settings or to change from the operating menu to the standard display.
When keeping the UP button
/DOWN button
pressed
within a menu item, you continuously adjust the next/previous setting of the menu item. Keep the buttons pressed for a longer time to
accelerate the speed.
Overview of the status displays
Status display
Meaning
SKM 9000 switches on
SKM 9000 switches off
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Status display
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4:40
2:20
Meaning
BA/B 60 accupack/battery pack:
charge status  100% |  70% |  30%
BA 60 accupack: remaining operating time in h:mm
Accupack/battery pack is completely discharged,
transmitter is not operational
Setting is being stored
Firmware is being updated
Firmware update has failed
Overview of the menu items
Icon
Name
Function
Tune
Sets a frequency
89
Preset
Selects a frequency preset
90
Name
Enters a name
90
Gain
Adjusts the input gain
90
Low cut
Sets the low-cut filter
90
RF mode
Adjusts the transmission mode
90
Display
Selects a standard display
90
Lock
Activates/deactivates the lock
mode
90
Activates the test tone for level
matching the system and for
the walk test
90
Reset
Resets the factory default settings
91
Information
Displays the firmware version
and frequency range
91
Test tone
Page
“Tune”– Setting a frequency
Via the “Tune” menu item, you can set a frequency. The frequencies are
tuneable in 25 kHz steps. If you store your setting, the set frequency is
automatically assigned to the user-defined frequency preset “U”. The
radio microphone then changes from the currently set frequency preset to
the frequency preset “U” and transmits on the set frequency.
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“Preset” – Selecting a frequency preset
Via the “Preset” menu item, you can select a frequency preset from the
active booster frequency range or the frequency preset “U” (see also the
“Tune” menu item).
To activate a different booster frequency range:
왘 Proceed as described from page 56 onwards. You first activate
the booster frequency range on the EM 9046. If you then synchronize the transmitter and the receiver, the booster frequency
range on the transmitter will also be activated.
“Name” – Entering a name
Via the “Name” menu item, you can enter a freely selectable name for the
radio microphone. The name can consist of up to 6 characters from the following character set:
`+` `,` `-` `|` `/` `0` `1` `2` `3` `4` `5` `6` `7` `8` `9` `*` `;` `<` `=` `>`
`space` `#` `A` `B` `C` `D` `E` `F` `G` `H` `I` `J` `K` `L` `M` `N` `O` `P`
`Q` `R` `S` `T` `U` `V` `W` `X` `Y` `Z`
“Gain” – Adjusting the input gain
Via the “Gain” menu item, you can adjust the input gain in 3 dB steps.
The radio microphone automatically detects the type of microphone
head being used and changes the adjustment range of the “Gain”
menu item accordingly.
“Low cut” – Setting the low-cut filter
Via the “Low cut” menu item, you can set the low-cut filter.
Settings: “80 Hz”, “100 Hz”, “120 Hz”.
“RF mode” - Adjusting the transmission mode
The “RF mode” menu item allows you to adjust the transmission mode.
Settings: “HD”, “LR”.
“Display” – Selecting a standard display
The “Display” menu item allows you to select one out of 3 standard displays.
U
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“Frequency”
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480.000MHz
“Preset”
GUITAR
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“Name”
“Lock” – Activating/deactivating the lock mode
Via the “Lock” menu item, you can activate or deactivate the lock mode.
For more information on how to activate or deactivate the lock mode, refer
to page 87.
“Test tone” – Activating the 1 kHz test tone
Via the “Test tone” menu item, you can activate a 1 kHz test tone. This test
tone is transmitted instead of the input signal. You can use this function
for level matching your system or for the walk test.
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“Reset” – Resetting the factory default settings
Via the “Reset” menu item, you can reset the radio microphone to its factory default settings.
“Information” – Displaying the firmware version and frequency
range
Via the “Information” menu item, you can display the firmware version
and the transmitter’s frequency range.
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Using the SK 9000
Using the SK 9000
Using the SK 9000 ................................................... 93
Switching the SK 9000 on/off ...................................... 94
Activating/deactivating the automatic lock mode
(Autolock) ........................................................................ 95
Basic functions of the Sennheiser operating menu . 96
Overview of the status displays .................................. 97
Overview of the menu items ........................................ 97
Using the SK 9000
Using the SK 9000
Before using your bodypack transmitter, ask the relevant wireless
regulatory authority for the exact frequency allocations and apply
for an individual license if necessary.
The supplied supplement “Framework requirements and restrictions
on frequency usage in Europe” provides an overview of the different
European framework requirements and restrictions on frequency
usage. If there is no entry in the supplement, ask the relevant wireless regulatory authority for the current rules governing frequency
usage.
Switching the SK 9000 on/off
When the SK 9000 is switched on for the first time, it contains the
first frequency preset of the transmitter frequency range (e.g. A1.1:
470.200 MHz). Via the “ch” menu of the EM 9046 receiver, set the
desired frequency preset and adjust the settings of other menu
items and then synchronize the transmitter and the receiver (see
page 77). In doing so, all frequency presets of the transmitter frequency range will be transfered to the SK 9000.
We recommend you to always adjust the transmitter settings via
the EM 9046 receiver and then to synchronize the transmitter and
the receiver.
To switch the SK 9000 on:
2
3
C
왘 Keep the ON/OFF button
2 pressed until the Sennheiser logo
appears on the display panel C.
The ON LED 3 lights up and the standard display (here: “Frequency”,
see page 99) appears on the display panel C. The bodypack transmitter
transmits an RF signal and the transmission mode display “HD”/“LR”
lights up constantly:
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To switch the SK 9000 off:
2 pressed until the display panel goes off.
왘 Keep the ON/OFF button
왘 Remove the accupack/battery pack when the transmitter will not be
used for extended periods of time (see page 43).
To switch the SK 9000 off with the lock mode activated:
B while the standard display is shown.
왘 Press the ON/OFF button
“LOCK” appears on the display panel because the lock mode is activated.
or the DOWN button
.
왘 Press the UP button
“UNLOCK” appears on the display panel.
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.
왘 Press the SET button
The lock mode is temporarily deactivated, the lock mode icon 5 flashes.
왘 Within the next 2 seconds, press the ON/OFF button
B and keep it
pressed until the display panel goes off.
왘 If you switch on the SK 9000, the lock mode is activated again.
Using the SK 9000
Switching on the SK 9000 on and checking the set frequency
before the RF signal is activated
왘 Switch on the SK 9000 by keeping the ON/OFF button
2 pressed
until the “Name” standard display appears.
The RF signal is not activated and the transmission mode display “HD”/
“LR” flashes.
If you call up the “Tune” or “Preset” menu item within the next 10 seconds,
the RF signal remains deactivated until you exit the menu item. If you do
not call up one of the mentioned menu items, the RF signal is automatically
activated after 10 seconds.
To check the set frequency/the selected frequency preset:
왘 Call up the operating menu and press the UP button
/DOWN button
until the “Tune” or “Preset” menu item appears.
The set frequency/the selected frequency preset is displayed.
If the displayed value is the desired one:
왘 Wait for 10 seconds to pass.
The RF signal is automatically activated and the transmission mode display “HD”/“LR” lights up constantly.
If the displayed value is not the desired one:
왘 Call up the “Tune” or “Preset” menu item.
The RF signal remains deactivated until you exit the menu item.
왘 Set the frequency (“Tune” menu item) or select a frequency preset
(“Preset” menu item) and store your setting.
The RF signal is activated and the bodypack transmitter transmits an RF
signal on the set frequency.
Activating/deactivating the automatic lock mode
(Autolock)
The bodypack transmitter has an automatic lock mode that can be activated or deactivated via the “LOCK” menu item (see page 95).
To permanently activate the automatic lock mode:
왘 Call up the “LOCK” menu item and select “On”.
왘 Store your setting by pressing the SET button
.
The automatic lock mode is activated and the lock mode icon appears on
the standard display.
When the automatic lock mode is activated, you can still call up the operating menu, use the UP button
/DOWN button
to select menu
items (read-only function) and call up the “LOCK” menu item in order to
deactivate the automatic lock mode. If, however, you try to call up any
other menu item, the following display appears on the display panel:
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While this display is shown (about 2 seconds), you can temporarily deactivate the lock mode:
왘 Press the UP button
or the DOWN button
.
The following display appears on the display panel:
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왘 Press the SET button
.
The lock mode is temporarily deactivated. The lock mode icon 5
flashes.
- If you do not press a button, the lock mode is activated again after
2 seconds. The lock mode icon 5 lights up constantly again.
- If you continue navigating the operating menu or if you call up a menu
item, the lock mode is activated 2 seconds after the last button press.
- If you exit a called up menu item, the lock mode is activated immediately after exiting the menu item.
To permanently deactivate the automatic lock mode:
왘 Call up the “LOCK” menu item and select “Off”.
왘 Store your setting by pressing the SET button
.
Basic functions of the Sennheiser operating menu
A special feature of the Sennheiser 9000 series is the straightforward,
intuitive operating concept. As a result, you can act quickly and precisely –
even in stressful situations, for example on stage or during a live show or
presentation.
Calling up and selecting menu items, changing and storing
settings, cancelling an entry
UP
/DOWN
SET
ON/OFF
/
왘 Press the SET button
to call up the operating menu or a menu
item, to switch between the selection areas of a menu item and to store
your settings.
왘 Press the UP button
/DOWN button
to select menu items and
to change the settings of a menu item.
왘 Press the ON/OFF button
to exit a menu item without storing your
settings or to change from the operating menu to the standard display.
When keeping the UP button
/DOWN button
pressed
within a menu item, you continuously adjust the next/previous setting of the menu item. Keep the buttons pressed for a longer time to
accelerate the speed.
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Using the SK 9000
Overview of the status displays
Status display
Meaning
SK 9000 switches on
SK 9000 switches off
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4:40
2:20
BA/B 61 accupack/battery pack:
charge status  100% |  70% |  30%
BA 61 accupack: remaining operating time in h:mm
Accupack/battery pack is completely discharged,
transmitter is not operational
Setting is being stored
Firmware is being updated
Firmware update has failed
Overview of the menu items
Icon
Name
Function
Tune
Sets a frequency
98
Preset
Selects a frequency preset
98
Name
Enters a name
98
Gain
Adjusts the input gain
98
Low cuta
Sets the low-cut filter
98
Cableb
Emulates different instrument
cable lengths
99
RF mode
Adjusts the transmission mode
99
Display
Selects a standard display
99
Lock
Activates/deactivates the lock
mode
99
Activates the test tone for level
matching the system and for
the walk test
99
Test tone
Page
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Using the SK 9000
Icon
Name
Function
Page
Reset
Resets the factory default settings
99
Information
Displays the firmware version
and frequency range
99
a. If you are using the Sennheiser CI 1-4 line/instrument cable, this menu item is
hidden
b. If you are using the Sennheiser CI 1-4 line/instrument cable, this menu item is
shown
“Tune”– Setting a frequency
Via the “Tune” menu item, you can set a frequency. The frequencies are
tuneable in 25 kHz steps. If you store your setting, the set frequency is
automatically assigned to the user-defined frequency preset “U”. The
bodypack transmitter then changes from the currently set frequency preset to the frequency preset “U” and transmits on the set frequency.
“Preset” – Selecting a frequency preset
Via the “Preset” menu item, you can select a frequency preset from the
active booster frequency range or the frequency preset “U” (see also the
“Tune” menu item).
To activate a different booster frequency range:
왘 Proceed as described from page 56 onwards. You first activate
the booster frequency range on the EM 9046. If you then synchronize the transmitter and the receiver, the booster frequency
range on the transmitter will also be activated.
“Name” – Entering a name
Via the “Name” menu item, you can enter a freely selectable name for the
bodypack transmitter. The name can consist of up to 6 characters from the
following character set:
`+` `,` `-` `|` `/` `0` `1` `2` `3` `4` `5` `6` `7` `8` `9` `*` `;` `<` `=` `>`
`space` `#` `A` `B` `C` `D` `E` `F` `G` `H` `I` `J` `K` `L` `M` `N` `O` `P`
`Q` `R` `S` `T` `U` `V` `W` `X` `Y` `Z`
“Gain” – Adjusting the input gain
Via the “Gain” menu item, you can adjust the input gain in 3 dB steps from
-6 to +42 dB.
“Low cut” – Setting the low-cut filter
Via the “Low cut” menu item, you can set the low-cut filter. The bodypack
transmitter automatically detects the type of input signal present and
changes the settings of the “Low cut” menu item accordingly. If you are
using the Sennheiser CI 1-4 line/instrument cable, the “Low cut” menu
item is hidden.
Cable type
Sennheiser microphone cable
Sennheiser CI 1-4
line/instrument cable
98 | Digital 9000
Settings
“60 Hz”, “80 Hz”, “100 Hz”, “120 Hz”
“30 Hz”, the “Low cut” menu item is
hidden
Using the SK 9000
“Cable” – Emulating different instrument cable lengths
Via the “Cable” menu item, you can emulate the lengths of instrument
cables in 3 steps. If you are using the Sennheiser CI 1-4 line/Instrument
cable, the “Cable” menu item is shown.
“RF mode” - Adjusting the transmission mode
The “RF mode” menu item allows you to adjust the transmission mode.
Settings: “HD”, “LR”.
“Display” – Selecting a standard display
The “Display” menu item allows you to select one out of 3 standard displays.
U
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“Frequency”
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480.000MHz
“Preset”
GUITAR
3:59
“Name”
“Lock” – Activating/deactivating the lock mode
Via the “Lock” menu item, you can activate or deactivate the lock mode.
For more information on how to activate or deactivate the lock mode, refer
to page 95.
“Test tone” – Activating the 1 kHz test tone
Via the “Test tone” menu item, you can activate a 1 kHz test tone. This test
tone is transmitted instead of the input signal. You can use this function
for level matching your system or for the walk test.
“Reset” – Resetting the factory default settings
Via the “Reset” menu item, you can reset the bodypack transmitter to its
factory default settings.
“Information” – Displaying the firmware version and frequency
range
Via the “Information” menu item, you can display the firmware version
and the transmitter frequency range.
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Digital 9000
Using the L 60
Using the L 60
Using the L 60
Using the L 60
Connecting the mains unit and switching on the L 60
왘 Connect the DC connector of the NT 3-1 mains unit to the DC input
socket 2 of the L 60 charger.
왘 Connect the mains plug (EU, UK or US version) of the mains unit to the
mains.
The charger switches on and goes to standby mode.
EU
UK
US
2
NT 3-1
Switching off the L 60 and disconnecting it from the mains
If no accupacks are inserted into the L 60, the charger is in standby mode.
To switch off the charger and the NT 3-1 mains unit and to disconnect
them from the mains:
왘 Unplug the mains plug of the mains unit.
Charging the BA 60/BA 61 accupack
왘 Charge the BA 60/BA 61 accupack fully before using it for the first time
or if you have not used it for an extended period of time.
The L 60 charger allows you to simultaneously charge ...
... 2 BA 60 or
... 2 BA 61 or
... 1 BA 60 and 1 BA 61.
왘 Insert the accupack into one of the charging compartments 3 and
make sure that it locks into place with an audible click.
BA 60
BA 61
3
3
1
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1
Using the L 60
The accupack is being charged. The status LED 1 lights up. It is normal
for the accupack to get warm during charging.
For an overview of the indications of the status LED 1, refer to
page 16.
Charging times
With a completely discharged accupack and at room temperature (approx.
20 °C/68 °F), the charging times are as follows:
Capacity obtained
Charging time
approx. 100 %
approx. 180 min
approx. 70 %
approx. 60 min
However, charging may take longer under the following circumstances:
• The accupack is deep-discharged and first has to be reconditioned by a
deep discharge recovery charge.
• The ambient temperature is close to or over 35 °C/95 °F; in order to protect the accupack, the charging power will be reduced until the accupack
temperature has dropped to an admissible value.
Charging will be aborted and the status LED 1 will start flashing red under
the following circumstances:
• The accupack temperature is too low or too high (see page 122);
charging starts automatically when the accupack temperature is within
the charging temperature range.
• The accupack cannot be fully charged within approx. 8 hours, e.g. due to
overaged cells.
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Cleaning and maintaining the Digital 9000 system
Digital 9000
Cleaning and maintenance
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Cleaning and maintaining the
Digital 9000 system
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Cleaning and maintaining the Digital 9000 system
Cleaning and maintaining the Digital 9000
system
CAUTION
Liquids can damage the electronics of the products!
Liquids entering the housing of the products can cause a short-circuit and
damage the electronics.
왘 Keep all liquids away from the products.
왘 Do not use any solvents or cleansing agents.
왘 Disconnect the products from the mains. Remove the rechargeable batteries or batteries before cleaning.
왘 Only use a soft, dry cloth to clean the products.
Cleaning the sound inlet basket of the microphone head
왘 Unscrew the upper sound inlet basket from the microphone head by
turning it counterclockwise (see diagram).
왘 Remove the foam insert.
There are two ways to clean the sound inlet basket:
•
Use a slightly damp cloth to clean the upper sound inlet basket from
the inside and outside.
•
Scrub with a brush and rinse with clear water.
왘 If necessary, clean the foam insert with a mild detergent or replace the
foam insert.
왘 Dry the upper sound inlet basket and the foam insert.
왘 Reinsert the foam insert.
왘 Replace the sound inlet basket on the microphone head and screw it
tight.
You should also clean the contacts of the microphone head from time to
time:
왘 Wipe the contacts of the microphone head with a soft and dry cloth.
Cleaning the contacts of the SK 9000 bodypack transmitter
왘 Wipe the contacts with a dry cloth.
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Cleaning and maintaining the Digital 9000 system
Cleaning the L 60 charger
왘 Remove all accupacks from the charging compartments.
왘 Before cleaning, disconnect the NT 3-1 mains unit from the mains.
왘 Use a dry cloth for cleaning.
왘 Use a brush or similar to remove dust from the charging compartments.
왘 Clean the charging contacts from time to time using e.g. a cotton swab.
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If a problem occurs ...
Digital 9000
If a problem occurs ...
If a problem occurs ...
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If a problem occurs ...
If a problem occurs ...
EM 9046 receiver
Problem
Possible cause
Possible solution
No
operation
indication
No mains connection,
the ON/OFF 1 switch is
set to position “0”
Check the connections of the
mains cable. Set the ON/OFF 1
switch to position “1”.
No RF
signal
Transmitter and receiver Perform a frequency scan (see
operate in different
page 56) and then synchronize
frequency ranges
transmitter and receiver.
The transmission range is Reduce the distance between
exceeded
transmitter and receiver.
Frequency
cannot be
transferred
to the
transmitter
The transmitter is not
within the range of the
infra-red interface
Place the transmitter at a
distance of approx. 10–20 cm in
front of the infra-red interface.
The infra-red interface of Keep placing the transmitter in
the receiver is not yet
front of the infra-red interface.
ready for transferring the
frequency, the receiver is
still in scan mode
The transmitter is from a Use a transmitter that matches
different frequency
the frequency range of the
range
receiver.
Audio
signal has a
high level
of
background
noise
Input gain of the
transmitter/audio
output level of the
receiver is adjusted too
low.
Adjust the input gain of the
transmitter/audio output level
of the receiver correctly.
Audio
signal is
distorted
Input gain of the
transmitter/audio
output level of the
receiver is adjusted too
high.
Adjust the input gain of the
transmitter/audio output level
of the receiver correctly.
The display The receiver is in standby Press the jog dial G.
does not
mode
switch on
Wrong operating mode
button
does not
seem to
function
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Call up the “live” or “ch”
operating mode before pressing
the
button.
If a problem occurs ...
SKM 9000 radio microphone
Problem
Possible cause
Possible solution
Transmitter cannot Lock mode is
be operated,
activated
“LOCK” appears on
the display panel
Deactivate the lock mode
(see page 90).
No operation
indication
Replace the batteries or
recharge the accupack
(see page 94).
Batteries are flat or
accupack is flat
No RF signal at the Transmitter and
receiver
receiver are not on
the same frequency
Transmission range
is exceeded
Perform a frequency scan
(see page 56) and then
synchronize the transmitter
and receiver.
Reduce the distance
between transmitter and
receiving antennas.
Transmitter’s RF
Activate the RF signal
signal is deactivated (see page 78).
(“RF Mute”)
Audio signal has a
high level of
background noise
or is distorted
Transmitter input
gain is too low/too
high
Adjust the input gain
(see page 82).
SK 9000 bodypack transmitter
Problem
Possible cause
Possible solution
Transmitter cannot Lock mode is
be operated,
activated
“LOCK” appears on
the display panel
Deactivate the lock mode
(see page 99).
No operation
indication
Replace the batteries or
recharge the accupack
(see page 94).
Batteries are flat or
accupack is flat
No RF signal at the Transmitter and
receiver
receiver are not on
the same frequency
Transmission range
is exceeded
Perform a frequency scan
(see page 56) and then
synchronize the transmitter
and receiver.
Reduce the distance
between transmitter and
receiving antennas.
Transmitter’s RF
Activate the RF signal
signal is deactivated (see page 86).
(“RF Mute”)
Audio signal has a
high level of
background noise
or is distorted
Transmitter input
gain is too low/too
high
Adjust the input gain
(see page 90).
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If a problem occurs ...
L 60 charger
Problem
Possible cause
Possible solution
The LED 1 does
not light up
Charger is not
connected to the
mains
Check if the L 60 is
connected to the NT 3-1
mains unit and if the mains
unit is connected to the
mains (see page 102).
Cascaded L 60
chargers are not
correctly connected
to one another
Check if a maximum of four
L 60 are correctly connected
to one another (see page
46).
More than four
chargers are
cascaded
Unstable voltage of
the mains unit
Mains unit or mains
cable is defective
Replace the defective mains
unit or mains cable with a
new one.
No contact with the
accupack
Insert the accupack correctly
into the charging
compartment (see page
102).
Contacts of the
accupack or contacts
of the charging
compartments are
dirty
Clean the charging contacts
of the accupack and of the
charging compartments
(see page 107).
Accupack is
Replace the defective
defective (overaged accupack with a new one.
or defective
rechargeable
battery cells)
The LED 1 flashes
red
Wrong accupack/
Only charge BA 60 or BA 61
individual
accupacks with the L 60
rechargeable
charger.
batteries/batteries
(primary cells) have
been inserted
Accupack
temperature is too
low or too high/
air humidity too
high
Always recharge the
accupack within the
operating temperature range
and the air humidity range
stated in the specifications
(see page 122).
Accupack is
Replace the defective
defective (overaged accupack with a new one.
or defective
rechargeable
battery cells)
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.
112 | Digital 9000
Specifications
Digital 9000
Specifications
To find a Sennheiser partner in your country, search at
www.sennheiser.com under “Service & Support”.
Specifications
Digital 9000 | 113
Specifications
Specifications
System characteristics
Frequency ranges
470 to 798 MHz, expandable to 934 MHz,
divided into 24 MHz booster frequency ranges (see page 40)
EM 9046 DRX
TX variant
Booster variant A1–A8
A1–B8
470-798 MHz
(expandable to 934 MHz)
A1-A4
470–558 MHz
A1
470–494 MHz
A2
494–518 MHz
A3
510–534 MHz
A4
534–558 MHz
A5
550–574 MHz
A6
574–598 MHz
A7
590–614 MHz
A8
614–638 MHz
B1
630–654 MHz
B2
654–678 MHz
B3
670–694 MHz
B4
694–718 MHz
B5
710–734 MHz
B6
734–758 MHz
B7
750–774 MHz
B8
774–798 MHz
A5–A8
550–638 MHz
B1-B4
630–718 MHz
B5–B8
710–798 MHz
Transmission method
digital modulation
“HD” mode:without audio data compression
“LR” mode:SeDAC (Sennheiser Digital Audio Codec)
Audio frequency response
30 Hz to 20 kHz (3 dB) with SK 9000 line-in
60 Hz to 20 kHz (3 dB) with SK 9000 mic
80 Hz to 20 kHz (3 dB) with SKM 9000
Dynamic range
“HD” mode:112 dB(A)
“LR” mode: 101 dB(A)
Latency
Analog Audio Out: 3.2 ms
Digital Audio Out: 3 ms (AES-EBU)
THD
“HD” mode:< 0.01 % (at 1 kHz)
“LR” mode: < 0.03 % (at 1 kHz)
114 | Digital 9000
Specifications
Operating conditions
Ambient temperature
-10 °C to +50 °C
Relative humidity
max. 85 % at 40 °C (non-condensing)
Protection against dripping and
light splashing of liquids
the product must not be exposed to dripping and splashing (IP2X)
Storage and transport conditions
Ambient temperature
-25 °C to +70 °C
Relative humidity
max. 90 % at 40 °C
Protection against dripping and
light splashing of liquids
the product must not be exposed to dripping and splashing (IP2X)
Shock resistance
as per IEC 68 or EN 60068, T2-27
EM 9046 characteristics
RF characteristics
Frequency range
470 to 934 MHz
Receiving channels
up to 8
Receiver principle
double superheterodyne
Diversity
true bit diversity
Sensitivity
“HD” mode: –86 dBm,
“LR” mode: 100 dBm
Antenna inputs
2 N-type sockets (50 )
Daisy chain outputs
2 N-type sockets (50 ),
amplification: 11 dB ±0.5 dB (related to booster input)
Daisy chainable receivers (HF)
max. 4 EM 9046 (32 channels)
Audio characteristics
Audio output voltage
XLR balanced, 10 dBu to +18 dBu in 1 dB steps (2 k)
Headphone output
2 x 100 mW at 32 , short-circuit proof
Digital audio output
AES3-2003, XLR-3, 44.1 kHz; 48 kHz; 88.2 kHz or 96 kHz, 24 bit,
externally synchronizable
8 XLR-3 sockets and 1 multicore/sub-D socket (25-pin)
Audio output sockets
can be equipped with 2 audio modules, analog (AAO), digital (DAO) or
mixed
8 XLR-3 sockets and 1 multicore/sub-D socket (25-pin) per audio module
Other characteristics
Power consumption
max. 250 W
Power supply
100 to 240 V~, 50/60 Hz
Mains connector
3-pin, protection class I as per IEC/EN 60320-1
Dimensions
177 x 449 x 496 mm (H x W x D, without handles)
Weight
approx. 17 kg (fully equipped with 1 AAO, 1 DAO, 8 DRX)
Digital 9000 | 115
Specifications
Booster supply
12 V DC via antenna socket
max. 200 mA each, short-circuit proof
LAN
IEEE 802.3-2002 (10/100 Mbit/s), shielded RJ 45 socket
Word clock input
BNC, 75 , transformer balanced, AC-coupled
input voltage range: 200 mV … 5 Vpp
max. input voltage: 15 V (DC + AC)
Word clock output
BNC, 75 , AC-coupled
output voltage: 3.0 Vpp ±500 mV at 75  source impedance
Word clock sampling rates
44.1 kHz; 48 kHz; 88.2 kHz or 96 kHz
In compliance with
Europe
EMC:
EN 301489-1/-9
Radio:
EN 300422-1/-2
Safety:
EN 60065
USA
47 CFR 15 subpart B
Approved by
Canada
Industry Canada
RSS-123, IC: 2099A-EM9000
A/AB/AD 9000 characteristics
RF characteristics
Frequency ranges
470 MHz to 798 MHz,
divided into 2 ranges:
A1-A8: 470 MHz to 638 MHz
B1-B8: 630 MHz to 798 MHz
(see page 114)
Directivity
A 9000: omni-directional
AD 9000: directional
Amplification
typ. 17 dB (constant)
Antenna input (AB 9000 only)
N-type socket (50 )
Antenna output
N-type socket (50 )
Antenna gain
A 9000: 3.2 dBi
AD 9000: 4.6 dBi
Apex angle AD 9000
approx. 100° (3 dB)
Front-to-back ratio AD 9000
 14 dB
OIP3
 35 dBm
Preselection 24 MHz
automatic or manual (without EM 9046) via rotary switch
116 | Digital 9000
Specifications
Other characteristics
Current consumption
max. 160 mA at 12 V
Voltage range
9 to 18 V
DC feed via antenna cable from EM 9046
Mounting connection
3/8" or 5/8" thread
Dimensions
A 9000:
AB 9000:
AD 9000:
250 x 165 x 23 mm (H x W x D)
80 x 64 x 24 mm (H x W x D)
329 x 322 x 23 mm (H x W x D)
Weight
A 9000:
AB 9000:
AD 9000:
approx. 390 g
approx. 265 g
approx. 625 g
EMC:
EN 301489-1/-9
Radio:
EN 300422-1/-2
Safety:
EN 60065
In compliance with
Europe
USA
47 CFR 15 subpart B
Approved by
Canada
Industry Canada
RSS-123, IC: 2099A-EM9000
Digital 9000 | 117
Specifications
SK 9000 characteristics
RF characteristics
Frequency ranges
470 MHz to 798 MHz,
divided into 4 ranges:
A1–A4: 470–558 MHz
A5–A8: 550–638 MHz
B1–B4: 630–718 MHz
B5–B8: 710–798 MHz
(see page 114)
Frequeny ranges USA
550 MHz to 698 MHz,
divided into 2 ranges:
A5–A8: 550–607.9 MHz and 614.1–638 MHz
B1–B4: 630–697.9 MHz
(see page 114)
Switching bandwidth
88 MHz
RF output power
“HD” mode:10 mW rms, 50 mW peak
“LR” mode: 25 mW rms, 50 mW peak
Frequency stability
< 5 ppm
Tuneability
in steps of 25 kHz
Antenna output
coax socket
Audio characteristics
Mic/line input
3-pin special audio socket
Audio gain
mic: adjustable in 3 dB steps from 0 dB to +42 dB
instruments: adjustable in 3 dB steps from -6 dB to +42 dB
line: adjustable in 3 dB steps from -6 dB to +42 dB
Input impedance
mic: 22 k
instruments/line: 1 M
Lower cut-off frequency (-3 dB) mic: 30 Hz, 60 Hz, 80 Hz, 100 Hz, 120 Hz
instruments/line: 30 Hz, 60 Hz, 80 Hz, 100 Hz, 120 Hz
Instrument cable emulation
cable length adjustable in 3 steps
Other characteristics
Operating time
6.5 hrs (with BA 61 accupack)
Power consumption
max. 960 mW
Dimensions
76 x 62 x 20 mm (H x W x D, with BA 61 accupack)
Weight
approx. 147 g (with BA 61 accupack and belt clip)
118 | Digital 9000
Specifications
In compliance with
Europe
EMC:
EN 301489-1/-9
Radio:
EN 300422-1/-2
Safety:
EN 60065
EN 62311 (SAR)
Approved by
USA
Part 74
FCC-ID: DMOSK9000
limited to 698 MHz
Canada
Industry Canada
RSS-123, IC: 2099A-SK9000
limited to 698 MHz
Brazil
QUANTA BRASIL IMPORTAÇÃO E EXPORTAÇÃO LTDA. 0927-15-7356
EUROBRAS FILM PRODUÇÕES CINEMATOGRAFICAS LTDA. 1350-15-7356
Digital 9000 | 119
Specifications
SKM 9000 characteristics
RF characteristics
Frequency ranges
470 MHz to 798 MHz,
divided into 4 ranges:
A1–A4: 470–558 MHz
A5–A8: 550–638 MHz
B1–B4: 630–718 MHz
B5–B8: 710–798 MHz
(see page 114)
Frequeny ranges USA
550 MHz to 698 MHz,
divided into 2 ranges:
A5–A8: 550–607.9 MHz and 614.1–638 MHz
B1–B4: 630–697.9 MHz
(see page 114)
Switching bandwidth
88 MHz
RF output power
“HD” mode:10 mW rms, 50 mW peak
“LR” mode: 25 mW rms, 50 mW peak
Frequency stability
< 5 ppm
Tuneability
in steps of 25 kHz
Audio characteristics
Audio gain
adjustable in 3 dB steps from 0 dB to +62 dB
(depending on microphone head)
Lower cut-off frequency (-3 dB) adjustable: 60 Hz, 80 Hz, 100 Hz, 120 Hz
Other characteristics
Operating time
5.5 hrs (with BA 60 accupack)
Power consumption
max. 960 mW
Dimensions
270 x 40 mm (L x )
Weight
approx. 350 g (with BA 60 accupack and ME 9005 microphone head)
In compliance with
Europe
EMC:
EN 301489-1/-9
Radio:
EN 300422-1/-2
Safety:
EN 60065
EN 62311 (SAR)
Approved by
USA
Part 74
FCC-ID: DMOSKM9000
limited to 698 MHz
Canada
Industry Canada
RSS-123, IC: 2099A-SKM9000
limited to 698 MHz
120 | Digital 9000
Specifications
Brazil
QUANTA BRASIL IMPORTAÇÃO E EXPORTAÇÃO LTDA. 0927-15-7356
EUROBRAS FILM PRODUÇÕES CINEMATOGRAFICAS LTDA. 1350-15-7356
BA 60/61 characteristics
Other characteristics
BA 60
BA 61
Nominal voltage
3.7 V
3.7 V
Nominal capacity
1,600 mAh
2,030 mAh
Nominal energy
5.9 Wh
7.5 Wh
In compliance with
Europe
USA/Canada
EMC:
EN 301489-1/-9
EN 61000-6-2
EN 61000-6-3
Safety:
IEC 60950
IEC 62133
Safety:
UL listing
UL 2054
MH 16707
Digital 9000 | 121
Specifications
L 60 characteristics
Input voltage
12 to 15 V
Input current
max. 900 mA
Pin assignment of DC input
hollow jack socket
Charging voltage
max. 4.2 V
Charging current
max. 2 x 1,000 mA
Charging principle
•
•
•
•
•
•
CC CV method (Li-Ion charging method)
Deep discharge recovery charge
Capacity monitoring
Accupack temperature monitoring
Over/undercharge detection
Charging time limit (approx. 8 hours)
Compatible Sennheiser
accupacks
•
•
BA 60 (3.7 V, 1,600 mAh, Li-Ion)
BA 61 (3.7 V, 2,030 mAh, Li-Ion)
Charging time
with a completely discharged accupack and at room temperature
(approx. 20 °C/68° F):
• 100 % = approx. 180 min
• 70 % = approx. 60 min
• automatic security switch-off after approx. 8 hours
Dimensions
approx. 80 x 87 x 62 mm (W x D x H)
Weight
approx. 160 g (without mains unit)
Operating conditions
Ambient temperature
0 °C to +35 °C
with reduced charging power: 0 °C to +45 °C
Relative humidity
25 % to 95 % (non-condensing)
Protection against dripping and
light splashing of liquids
the product must not be exposed to dripping and splashing (IP2X)
Storage and transport conditions
Ambient temperature
20 °C to +70 °C
Relative humidity
5 % to 95 % (non-condensing)
Protection against dripping and
light splashing of liquids
the product must not be exposed to dripping and splashing (IP2X)
In compliance with
Europe
EMC:
Safety:
EN 61000-6-2
EN 61000-6-3
EN 60065
USA
FCC 47 CFR Part 15 B
Canada
Industry Canada ICES 003
122 | Digital 9000
Specifications
Pin assignment of the sockets of the EM 9046
XLR-3 socket
(analog & digital)
1
Pin assignment
Pin 1: ground
Pin 2: out + (P)
Pin 3: out  (N)
2
3
Sub-D socket (25-pin) multicore, digital, balanced
GND
GND
open
GND
open
CH7/8P
CH5/6P
CH3/4P
CH1/2P
open
open
open
open
13
12
11
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
25
24
23
22
21
20
19
18
17
16
15
14
GND
GND
GND
GND
CH7/8N
CH5/6N
CH3/4N
CH1/2N
open
open
open
open
Sub-D socket (25-pin) multicore, analog, transformer balanced
open
CH1N
GND
CH2P
CH3N
GND
CH4P
CH5N
GND
CH6P
CH7N
GND
CH8P
13
12
11
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
25
24
23
22
21
20
19
18
17
16
15
14
GND
CH1P
CH2N
GND
CH3P
CH4N
GND
CH5P
CH6N
GND
CH7P
CH8N
Pin assignment of the 3-pin special audio socket of the SK 9000
Socket
Pin assignment
1
2
3
Pin 1 and thread: ground
Pin 2: line/Instrument
Pin 3: microphone
Digital 9000 | 123
Specifications
Frequency ranges for Japan
The Japanese version of the SK 9000 and SKM 9000 transmitters is available in three frequency ranges.
A1-A4
470-558 MHz
450
500
A5-A8
550-638 MHz
550
600
B1-B4
630-714 MHz
650
700
750
Japanese Radio Law and Japanese Telecommunications Business
Law Compliance
This device is granted pursuant to the Japanese Radio Law () and and the
Japanese Telecommunications Business Law ().
This device should not be modified. Otherwise the granted designation
number will become invalid.
JAP
Japan
SK 9000 202-LSB007
SKM 9000 202-LSB008
Frequency ranges for Korea
The Korean version of the SK 9000 and SKM 9000 transmitters is available
in three frequency ranges.
A1-A4
470-558 MHz
450
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500
A5-A8
550-638 MHz
550
600
B1-B4
630-718 MHz
650
700
750
Sennheiser electronic GmbH & Co. KG
Am Labor 1, 30900 Wedemark, Germany
www.sennheiser.com
Publ. 06/17
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