Sennheiser EM 300 G3 Instruction Manual

Sennheiser EM 300 G3 Instruction Manual

EM300 Instruction manual

Contents

Contents

Important safety instructions

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The EM 300 G3 rack-mount receiver

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Areas of application ............................................................................................................................... 5

The frequency bank system ................................................................................................................. 6

Delivery includes

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Product overview

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Overview of the EM 300 G3 receiver .................................................................................................. 9

Overview of the displays .................................................................................................................... 10

Putting the receiver into operation

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Preparing the receiver for use ........................................................................................................... 12

Connecting an amplifier/mixing console ......................................................................................... 17

Connecting receivers in a network ................................................................................................... 18

Connecting the mains unit ................................................................................................................. 20

Using the receiver

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Switching the receiver on/off ............................................................................................................ 21

Monitoring the audio signal via headphones ................................................................................. 22

Synchronizing a transmitter with the receiver .............................................................................. 23

Deactivating the lock mode temporarily ......................................................................................... 24

Muting the audio signal ...................................................................................................................... 25

Selecting a standard display .............................................................................................................. 26

Using the operating menu

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The buttons ........................................................................................................................................... 27

Overview of the operating menu ...................................................................................................... 28

Working with the operating menu ................................................................................................... 30

Adjustment tips and functions

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Doing a soundcheck ............................................................................................................................. 32

The main menu “Menu” ...................................................................................................................... 34

The extended menu “Advanced Menu” .......................................................................................... 39

Synchronizing transmitters with receivers

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Synchronizing a transmitter with the receiver – individual operation ..................................... 45

Synchronizing transmitters with receivers – multi-channel operation .................................... 46

Cleaning the receiver

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Recommendations and tips

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If a problem occurs ...

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Accessories and spare parts .................................................................................................................... 53

Specifications

............................................................................................................................................. 55 Index ............................................................................................................................................................. 60 An animated instruction manual can be viewed on the EM 300 G3 product page on our website at www.sennheiser.com.

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2 Important safety instructions

Important safety instructions

• • • • • • • • • • • • • Read this instruction manual.

Keep this instruction manual. Always include this instruction manual when passing the product on to third parties.

Heed all warnings and follow all instructions in this instruction manual.

Only clean the product when it is not connected to the mains. Use a cloth for cleaning.

Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.

Servicing is required if the product has been damaged in any way, liquid has been spilled, objects have fallen inside, the product has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate properly or has been dropped.

WARNING: To reduce the risk of short circuits, do not use the product near water and do not expose it to rain or moisture. Do not place objects filled with liquids, such as vases or coffee cups, on the product.

Only use the supplied mains unit.

Unplug the mains unit from the wall socket – to completely disconnect the product from the mains, – during lightning storms or – when unused for long periods of time.

Only operate the mains unit from the type of power source specified in

the chapter “Specifications” (see page 54).

Ensure that the mains unit is – in a safe operating condition and easily accessible, – properly plugged into the wall socket, – only operated within the permissible temperature range, – not covered or exposed to direct sunlight for longer periods of time

in order to prevent heat accumulation (see “Specifications” on page 54).

Do not block any ventilation openings. Install the product in accordance with the instructions given in this instruction manual.

Do not install the product near any heat sources such as radiators, stoves, or other devices (including amplifiers) that produce heat.

Only use attachments/accessories specified by Sennheiser.

Important safety instructions Overloading Do not overload wall outlets and extension cables as this may result in fire and electric shock.

Replacement parts When replacement parts are required, be sure the service technician uses replacement parts specified by Sennheiser or those having the same char acteristics as the original part. Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire, electric shock, or other hazards.

Danger due to high volumes • • This product is capable of producing sound pressure exceeding 85 dB(A).

85 dB(A) is the sound pressure corresponding to the maximum permis sible 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 dura tions 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.

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Important safety instructions Intended use Intended use of the ew 300 G3 series products includes: • having read these instructions 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 this instruction manual, or under operating conditions which differ from those described herein.

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Receiver EM 300 G3

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The EM 300 G3 rack-mount receiver

The EM 300 G3 rack-mount receiver

This receiver is part of the evolution wireless series generation 3 (ew G3).

With this series, Sennheiser offers high-quality state-of-the-art RF trans mission systems with a high level of operational reliability and ease of use.

Transmitters and receivers permit wireless transmission with studio quality sound.

• • • • • • Features of the evolution wireless 300 G3 series: • Optimized PLL synthesizer and microprocessor technology HDX noise reduction system Pilot tone squelch control True diversity technology Switching bandwidth of 42 MHz Safe configuration of a multi-channel system via a network Scan function (Easy Setup) for scanning the frequency banks for unused channels

Areas of application

The receiver can be combined with the following optional components of

the ew G3 series (see “Accessories and spare parts” on page 52):

Transmitters SK 300 G3 SKM 300 G3 Combinable with • • • Clip-on microphones: ME 2, ME 4 Headmic: ME 3 Instrument/line cable: CI 1, CL 1 Interchangeable microphone heads: • MMD 835-1, MMD 845-1 • MME 865-1 5

The EM 300 G3 rack-mount receiver The devices are available in the same UHF frequency ranges and are equipped with the same frequency bank system with factory-preset frequencies. An advantage of the factory-preset frequencies is that • a transmission system is ready for immediate use after switch-on, • several transmission systems can be operated simultaneously on the preset frequencies without causing intermodulation interference.

The frequency bank system

The receiver is available in 6 UHF frequency ranges with 1,680 frequencies per frequency range: Range A : 516 – 558 Range G : 566 – 608 Range B : 626 – 668 Range C : 734 – 776 Range D : 780 – 822 Range E : 823 – 865 Each frequency range (A–E, G) offers 26 frequency banks with up to 24 channels each: Channel

1

– frequency preset Channel

2

– frequency preset Frequency bank

1 ... 20

Channel

24

– frequency preset Channel

1

– freely selectable frequency Channel

2

– freely selectable frequency Frequency bank

U1 ... U6

Channel

24

– freely selectable frequency 6

The EM 300 G3 rack-mount receiver Each of the channels in the frequency banks “ 1 ” to “ 20 ” has been factory preset to a fixed frequency (frequency preset). The factory-preset frequencies within one frequency bank are intermodu lation-free. These frequencies cannot be changed.

For an overview of the frequency presets, please refer to the supplied frequency information sheet. Updated versions of the frequency informa tion sheet can be downloaded from the EM 300 G3 product page on our website at www.sennheiser.com.

The frequency banks “ U1 ” to “ U6 ” allow you to freely select and store frequencies. It might be that these frequencies are not intermodulation-

free (see page 46).

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8 Delivery includes

Delivery includes

The packaging contains the following items: 1 EM 300 G3 rack-mount receiver 1 NT 2-3 mains unit with one country adapter 2 rod antennas 1 GA 3 rack adapter 1 instruction manual 1 frequency information sheet 4 device feet

Product overview

Product overview Overview of the EM 300 G3 receiver

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Operating elements – front panel

Headphone output, ¼” (6.3 mm) jack socket ( Headphone volume control ) button, backlit Infra-red interface Display panel, backlit in orange Jog dial STANDBY button with operation indication (red backlighting); ESC function (cancel) B

Operating elements – rear panel

Antenna input II ( ANT II ) with remote power supply input, BNC socket Type plate Antenna input I ( ANT I ) with remote power supply input, BNC socket Audio output ( AF OUT UNBAL ), ¼” (6.3 mm) jack socket, unbalanced Audio output ( AF OUT BAL ), XLR-3M socket, balanced LED (yellow) for network activity indication LAN socket ( ETHERNET RJ 45 ) Cable grip for power supply DC cable DC socket ( DC IN ) for connection of NT 2-3 mains unit 9

Product overview

Overview of the displays

After switch-on, the receiver displays the standard display “ Receiver Parameters ”. For further illustrations and examples of the different

standard displays, please refer to page 25. This standard display displays

the operating states of the receiver and provides the most important information on the received transmitter – provided the transmitter supports this function.

Display RF level “ RF ” (Radio Frequency)

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Transmitter/ receiver Receiver Audio level “ AF ”

(Audio Frequency, see page 36)

Transmitter Meaning Diversity display:

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Antenna input I is active Antenna input II is active RF signal level: Field strength of the received signal Squelch threshold level

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Modulation of the transmitter with peak hold function When the display for audio level shows full deflection, the audio level is excessively high. When the trans mitter is overmodulated frequently or for extended periods of time, the “ PEAK ” display is shown inverted.

햴 Frequency bank and

channel (see page 35)

Receiver Current frequency bank and channel number 10

Display Frequency

(see page 35)

Name (see page 36)

Pilot tone “ P ”

(see page 40)

Equalizer setting

(see page 37)

Output gain

(see page 36)

Transmitter/ receiver Receiver Receiver Receiver Receiver Receiver Muting function “ MUTE ”

(see page 24)

Transmitter type Receiver/ transmitter Transmitter Battery status Transmitter Lock mode icon

(see page 37)

Receiver Product overview Meaning Current receiving frequency Freely selectable name of the receiver Activated pilot tone evaluation Current equalizer setting Current output gain of the audio signal avail able at the ¼” (6.3 mm) jack socket

/ XLR-3M socket

Audio signal is muted

(see also page 50)

Product name of the linked ew G3 transmitter The product name is displayed only if the transmitter supports this function.

Charge status: approx. 100% approx. 70% approx. 30% battery icon is flashing; charge status is critical When the charge status is critical, “ Low Battery ” appears on the standard display.

Lock mode is activated 11

Putting the receiver into operation

Putting the receiver into operation Preparing the receiver for use

Recommendations for optimum reception To ensure optimum reception even under difficult conditions, we recommend connecting remote antennas and, if necessary, using

antenna splitters (see “Accessories and spare parts” on page 52).

When rack-mounting the receiver, you can mount the supplied antennas to the front of the rack by using an antenna front mount kit. When mounting more than one receiver into a rack, you should use remote antennas.

CAUTION!

If you want to mount the receiver into a 19” rack : 왘

Read the corresponding chapter on page 14.

If you want to set up the receiver on a flat surface : 왘 Read the next chapter.

Setting up the receiver on a flat surface Risk of staining of furniture surfaces!

Some furniture surfaces have been treated with varnish, polish or synthetics which might cause stains when they come into contact with other synthetics. Despite a thorough testing of the synthetics used by us, we cannot rule out the possibility of staining.

왘 Do not place the receiver on delicate surfaces.

Mounting the rack mount “ears” The rack mount “ears” are designed to help protect the operating elements from damage or deformation, e.g. if the receiver is dropped. Therefore, fasten the rack mount “ears”, even if you do not want to rack mount your receiver.

To fasten the rack mount “ears” 왘 : Unscrew and remove the two recessed head screws (M4x8) on each side of the receiver (see left-hand diagram).

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Putting the receiver into operation 왘 Secure the rack mount “ears” to the sides of the receiver using the previously removed recessed head screws (see right-hand diagram).

Fitting the device feet Do not fit the device feet when mounting the receiver into a 19” rack.

왘 왘 왘 Clean the base of the receiver where you want to fix the device feet.

Fit the device feet to the four corners of the receiver as shown.

Place the receiver on a flat, horizontal surface.

Connecting the rod antennas The supplied rod antennas can be mounted quickly and easily and are suitable for all applications where – good reception conditions provided – a wireless transmission system is to be used without a large amount of installation work.

왘 Connect the two rod antennas rear of the receiver.

to the BNC sockets

and

at the TRUE DIVERSIT FREQ. R ANGE X: IDENT. N IC: 2099 O.: XXXXXX A- XXXXXXX 0682 DESIGNED IN GERM EM 500 MHz TRUE DIVERSIT IDENT. N SER. NO Y RECEIVER X: O.: XXXXXX XXX - XXX .: XXXXXXXXXX EM 500 MHz 0682 DESIGNED IN GERM ANY, ASSEMBLED IN USA 왘 Align the rod antennas upwards in a V-shape.

When using more than one receiver, we recommend connecting remote antennas and, if necessary, using Sennheiser antenna accessories. Fore more information, visit the ew G3 product page at www.sennheiser.com.

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Putting the receiver into operation CAUTION!

Mounting the receiver into a 19” rack Do not fit the device feet when mounting the receiver into a 19” rack.

Risks when rack mounting the receiver!

When installing the device in a closed or multi-rack assembly, please consider that, during operation, the ambient temperature, the mechanical loading and the electrical potentials will be different from those of devices which are not mounted into a rack.

왘 Make sure that the ambient temperature within the rack does not exceed the permissible temperature limit specified in the specifications

(see page 54).

왘 Ensure sufficient ventilation; if necessary, provide additional ventila tion.

왘 왘 Make sure that the mechanical loading of the rack is even.

When connecting to the power supply, observe the information indi cated on the type plate. Avoid circuit overloading. If necessary, provide overcurrent protection.

왘 When rack mounting, please note that intrinsically harmless leakage currents of the individual mains units may accumulate, thereby exceeding the allowable limit value. As a remedy, ground the rack via an additional ground connection.

Rack mounting one receiver 왘 Secure the rack mount “ears” of the supplied GA 3 rack adapter to

the receiver as described on page 12.

왘 Secure the blanking plate of the rack mount “ears” of the supplied GA 3 rack adapter to one using two recessed head screws (M 6x10).

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Putting the receiver into operation 왘 Connect the antennas. You have the following options: – You can connect the supplied rod antennas to the rear of the

receiver (see page 13). In this case, insert the two blanking plugs

into the holes of the blanking plate (see diagram above).

– You can use the AM 2 antenna front mount kit (see “Accessories and spare parts” on page 52) and mount the rod antennas to the

blanking plate (see diagram below).

When using more than one receiver, we recommend connecting remote antennas and, if necessary, using Sennheiser antenna accessories. Fore more information, visit the ew G3 product page at www.sennheiser.com.

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Putting the receiver into operation To mount the receiver into a 19” rack: 왘 왘 Slide the receiver with the mounted blanking plate Secure the rack mount “ears” to the 19” rack.

into the 19” rack.

If you are using the supplied rod antennas: 왘 Align the antennas in a V-shape to obtain the best possible reception.

Rack mounting two receivers When rack mounting two receivers side by side, you can only front mount the antennas when using the ASA 1 antenna splitter in conjunction with the AM 2 antenna front mount kit and an addi-

tional GA 3 rack adapter (see “Accessories and spare parts” on page 52).

We recommend using remote antennas.

To mount the receivers into a rack using the GA 3 rack adapter: 왘 Place the two receivers side by side upside-down onto a flat surface.

16 왘 Secure the jointing plate screws (M 3x6).

to the receivers using six recessed head 왘 Secure the rack mount “ears”

page 12.

to the receivers as described on

Putting the receiver into operation To mount the antennas: 왘 Use remote antennas, if necessary in conjunction with the ASA 1

antenna splitter (see “Accessories and spare parts” on page 52).

To mount the receivers into the rack: 왘 왘 Slide the receivers into the 19” rack.

Secure the rack mount “ears” to the 19” rack.

Connecting an amplifier/mixing console

TRUE DIVERSITY RECEIVER EM 300 FREQ. RANGE-X: XXX - XXX MHz IDENT. NO.: XXXXXX SER. NO.: XXXXXXXXXX IC: 2099A- XXXXXXX 0682 DESIGNED IN GERMANY, ASSEMBLED IN USA The receiver’s ¼” (6.3 mm) jack socket

and XLR-3M socket

are connected in parallel, allowing you to simultaneously connect two devices (e.g. amplifier, mixing console) to the receiver.

왘 Use a suitable cable to connect the amplifier/mixing console to the ¼” (6.3 mm) jack socket

or the XLR-3M socket .

For detailed information on balanced and unbalanced connection,

please refer to the chapter “Connector assignment” on page 56.

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Putting the receiver into operation

Connecting receivers in a network

You can connect several receivers in a network. The receivers are remote controlled via a PC running the “ Wireless Systems Manager ” (WSM) soft ware. This software will assist in the quick and safe configuration of multi channel systems.

For further information on downloading the software, visit the ew G3 product page on our website at www.sennheiser.com.

TRUE DIVERSITY RECEIVER EM 300 FREQ. RANGE-X: IDENT. NO.: XXXXXX XXX - XXX MHz SER. NO.: XXXXXXXXXX IC: 2099A- XXXXXXX 0682 DESIGNED IN GERMANY, ASSEMBLED IN USA 왘 Connect a standard network cable (at least Cat 5) to the LAN socket of the receiver.

왘 왘 Connect your receivers to an Ethernet switch.

Additionally, connect a PC to the Ethernet switch as shown.

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Set up your multi-channel system as described on page 45.

The yellow LED activity: Yellow LED ...

... lit ... off at the rear of the receiver indicates the network Connection status Network cable connected to the Ethernet switch or PC No connection

Connecting the mains unit

Putting the receiver into operation !

Only use the supplied NT 2-3 mains unit. It is designed for your receiver and ensures safe operation.

To connect the NT 2-3 mains unit: 왘 Connect the yellow connector of the mains unit socket at the rear of the receiver.

to the yellow 왘 왘 왘 Pass the cable of the mains unit through the cable grip Plug the mains unit into a wall socket.

The STANDBY button

is backlit in red.

.

Slide the supplied country adapter !

onto the mains unit .

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Using the receiver

Using the receiver

To establish a transmission link, proceed as follows: 1. Switch the receiver on (see next section).

2. Switch the transmitter on (see the instruction manual of the trans mitter).

The transmission link is established and the display backlighting of the receiver changes from red to orange.

It is vital to observe the notes on frequency selection on page 44.

If you cannot establish a transmission link between transmitter and receiver: 왘 Make sure that transmitter and receiver are set to the same frequency bank and to the same channel.

Read the chapter “Synchronizing transmitters with receivers” on

page 44 and, if necessary, the chapter “If a problem occurs ...” on page 50.

Switching the receiver on/off

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To switch the receiver on : 왘 Briefly press the STANDBY The receiver switches on and the “ Receiver Parameters ” stan dard display appears. button

.

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CAUTION!

Using the receiver To switch the receiver to standby mode : 왘 Keep the STANDBY the display panel.

button

pressed until “ The receiver switches to standby mode.

OFF ” appears on When in the operating menu, pressing the STANDBY button

will

cancel your entry (ESC function) and return you to the current stan dard display.

The STANDBY

button

in standby mode.

is backlit in red both during operation and To completely switch the receiver off : 왘 Disconnect the receiver from the mains by unplugging the mains unit from the wall socket.

The backlighting of the STANDBY button

goes off.

Monitoring the audio signal via headphones

Danger of hearing damage!

Listening at high volume levels for long periods can lead to permanent hearing defects.

Set the headphone volume control

putting the headphones on.

to the minimum position before

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왘 왘 Set the headphone volume control

to the minimum position.

Connect headphones with a ¼” (6.3 mm) stereo jack plug to the head phone output .

왘 Gradually increase the volume and monitor the audio signal with the lowest possible volume.

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Using the receiver

Synchronizing a transmitter with the receiver

You can synchronize a suitable transmitter of the ew 300 G3 series with the receiver. If the receiver is in ex works condition, the following parame ters are transferred to the transmitter during synchronization: Setting Transferred parameters “ Frequency Preset ” Currently set frequency “ Name ” Freely selectable name currently set on the receiver “ Pilot Tone ” Current pilot tone setting of the receiver (“ Inactive ”/“ Active ”) Via the “ Sync Settings ” submenu, you can adjust the parameters to

be transferred to your transmitters (see page 39). It is vital to

observe the notes on frequency selection on page 44.

To transfer the parameters: 왘 Switch the transmitter and the receiver on.

쐋 쐋 왘 Press the button on the receiver.

“ Sync ” appears on the display panel of the receiver.

왘 Place the infra-red interface of the transmitter (see the instruction manual of the transmitter) in front of the infra-red interface

of the

receiver.

The parameters are transferred to the transmitter. When the transfer is completed, “ ” appears on the receiver’s display panel. The receiver then switches back to the current standard display.

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Using the receiver To cancel the transfer: 왘 Press the STANDBY button on the receiver.

“ ” appears on the display panel of the receiver. “ ” also appears if no suitable transmitter was found.

Deactivating the lock mode temporarily

You can activate or deactivate the automatic lock mode via the “ Auto Lock ”

menu item (see page 37).

If the lock mode is activated, you have to temporarily deactivate it In order to be able to operate the receiver: 왘 Press the jog dial.

“ Locked ” appears on the display panel.

왘 Turn the jog dial.

“ Unlock?

” appears on the display panel.

왘 Press the jog dial.

The lock mode is temporarily deactivated: When you are in the operating menu The lock mode remains deactivated until you exit the operating menu.

When one of the standard displays is shown The lock mode is automatically activated after 10 seconds.

The lock mode icon

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flashes prior to the lock mode being activated again.

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Using the receiver

Muting the audio signal

To mute the audio signal: 왘 When one of the standard displays is shown on the display panel, press the STANDBY button.

“ RX Mute On?

” appears on the display panel.

왘 Press the jog dial.

The audio signal is muted. “ RX Mute ” flashes in alternation with the current standard display. The display panel is backlit in red.

To unmute the audio signal: 왘 Press the STANDBY button.

“ RX Mute Off?

” appears on the display panel.

왘 Press the jog dial.

The muting is canceled and the display backlighting changes from red to orange again.

If “ RX Mute On?

” or “ RX Mute Off?

” appears on the display panel but you do not wish to change the status of the muting function: 왘 Press the STANDBY button.

The status of the muting function remains unchanged and the current standard display appears.

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Using the receiver

Selecting a standard display

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왘 Turn the jog dial to select the standard display: Contents of the display

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Selectable standard display “ Transmitter Parameters ” * (transmitter type/microphone, inverted display) displays the microphone head (SKM only) and the transmitter type “ Receiver Parameters ” appears after switch-on of the receiver and

displays the receiver parameters (see page 10)

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area (see page 31)

* The reading of the transmitter parameters can take up to 2 minutes.

If you synchronize your transmitter with the receiver (see page 22), the

parameters are read out without delay.

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Using the operating menu

Using the operating menu

A special feature of the Sennheiser ew G3 series is the consistent, intuitive menu structure of transmitters and receivers. As a result, adjustments to the settings can be made quickly – even in stressful situations, for example on stage or during a live show or presentation.

The buttons

Button Press the STANDBY button Press the jog dial Turn the jog dial Function of the button • Switches the receiver on and off • Cancels the entry and returns to the current standard display (ESC function) • Mutes the receiver

(special function, see page 24)

• Changes from the current standard display to the operating menu • Calls up a menu item • Enters a submenu • Stores the settings and returns to the operating menu

• Selects a standard display (see page 25)

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Using the operating menu

Overview of the operating menu

Main menu “Menu” Squelch Easy Setup Frequency Preset Name AF Out Equalizer Auto Lock Advanced Exit Extended menu “Advanced Menu” Tune Sync Settings Pilot Tone Warnings LCD Contrast Reset IP-Address Software Revision Exit “Easy Setup” Reset List Current List Scan New List Exit “Warnings” AF-Peak Low RF-Signal RF Mute TX Mute RX Mute Low Battery Exit Submenu “Sync Settings” SK Settings SKM Settings Exit “SK Settings/ SKM Settings” Sensitivity Auto Lock Mute Mode RF Power Exit Display Function of the menu item Main menu “Menu” Squelch Easy Setup Frequency Preset Name AF Out Equalizer Auto Lock Advanced Exit Adjusts the squelch threshold Scans for unused frequency presets, releases and selects frequency presets Sets the frequency bank and the channel Enters a freely selectable name Adjusts the audio output level Changes the frequency response of the output signal Activates/deactivates the automatic lock mode Calls up the extended menu “ Advanced Menu ” Exits the operating menu and returns to the current standard display Page

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Using the operating menu Display “Easy Setup” Reset List Current List Scan New List Exit Function of the menu item Releases all locked frequency presets Selects an unused frequency preset Scans for unused receiving frequencies (frequency preset scan) Exits “ Easy Setup ” and returns to the main menu Extended menu “Advanced Menu” Tune Sets the receiving frequencies for the frequency banks “ U1 ” to “ U6 ” Sets the frequency bank, the channel and the transmission frequency (frequency banks “ U1 ” to “ U6 ”) Sync Settings Pilot Tone Warnings Calls up the “ Sync Settings ” submenu: Adjusts the parameters to be transferred to the transmitters and activates/deactivates the transfer (see below) Activates/deactivates the pilot tone evaluation Calls up “ Warnings ”: Activates/deactivates warnings (color change and warning messages) LCD Contrast Reset IP-Address Adjusts the contrast of the display panel Resets the settings made in the operating menu Adjusts the IP address of the receiver Software Revision Displays the current software revision Exit Exits the extended menu “ Advanced Menu ” and returns to the main menu “Sync Settings” SK Settings SKM Settings Exit Adjusts the parameters to be transferred to the SK transmitters and activates/deactivates the transfer Adjusts the parameters to be transferred to the SKM radio microphone and activates/deactivates the transfer Exits the “ Sync Settings ” submenu and returns to the extended menu “ Advanced Menu ” Page

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Working with the operating menu

If the lock mode is activated, you have to deactivate it In order to

be able to work with the operating menu (see page 23).

By way of example of the “ Frequency Preset ” menu item, this section describes how to use the operating menu.

Changing from a standard display to the operating menu 왘 Press the jog dial. The current standard display is replaced by the main menu. The last selected menu item is displayed.

Menu

Squelch Easy Setup Frequency Preset Name AF Out Equalizer Auto Lock Advanced Exit Selecting a menu item 왘 Turn the jog dial to change to the “ Frequency Preset ” menu item.

The current setting of the menu item is displayed:

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Menu Easy Setup Frequency Preset Name B. Ch: 1. 1 Changing and storing settings

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Menu Easy Setup Frequency Preset Name B.Ch: 1. 1 Call up “Frequency Preset”

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Frequency Preset B.Ch: 1 . 1 518.200 MHz Select the frequency bank and confirm “Stored” 왘 Turn the jog dial to call up the menu item.

왘 Turn the jog dial to set the frequency bank.

왘 Press the jog dial to confirm your selection.

왘 Turn the jog dial to set the channel.

왘 Press the jog dial to store the setting.

40 30 20 10 RF PEAK 0 -10 -20 -30 -40 AF

Frequency Preset B.Ch: 20.

24 531.375 MHz Select the channel; store the setting 29

Using the operating menu

Menu

Squelch Easy Setup Frequency Preset Name AF Out Equalizer Auto Lock Advanced Exit Canceling an entry 왘 Press the STANDBY button to cancel an entry.

The current standard display appears on the display panel.

To subsequently return to the last edited menu item: 왘 Press the STANDBY button to cancel an entry.

The current standard display appears on the display panel.

Exiting a menu item 왘 Change to the “ Exit ” menu item.

왘 Confirm your selection.

You return to the next higher menu level.

To directly return to the current standard display: 왘 Press the STANDBY button.

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Adjustment tips and functions

Adjustment tips and functions

The operating menu allows you to make settings for your receiver and your transmitters. The “ Soundcheck ” standard display provides an additional function and can be called up by turning the jog dial, without having to get into the operating menu.

Doing a soundcheck

By doing a soundcheck, you can check the reception area for field strength gaps (“dropouts”) which cannot be compensated for by the receiver’s diversity circuitry.

The “ Soundcheck ” standard display must not be activated until later because otherwise the recording will give wrong results.

왘 If necessary, change from the “ Soundcheck ” standard display to one of the other standard displays of your receiver.

40 30 20 10 RF PEAK 0 -10 -20 -30 -40 AF

Soundcheck 20.24 ew300 G3

531.375

MHz

P

“Soundcheck” standard display

40 30 20 10 RF PEAK 0 -10 -20 -30 -40 AF

B.CH: 20.24

EQ P + 12dB

ew300 G3

531.375

MHz

SKM300

Select any other standard display 왘 Position the transmitter in the area in which it is to be used and switch it on.

왘 왘 Leave the transmitter switched on and go to your receiver.

On the receiver, change to the “ Soundcheck ” standard display.

40 30 20 10 RF PEAK 0 -10 -20 -30 -40 AF

B.CH: 20.24

EQ: P + 12dB

ew300 G3

531.375

MHz

SKM300

“Receiver Parameters” standard display

40 30 20 10 RF PEAK 0 -10 -20 -30 -40 AF

Soundcheck 20.24 ew300 G3

531.375

MHz

P

“Soundcheck” standard display If no transmitter is being received or if the signal is below the squelch threshold level, “ MUTE

” appears on the display panel (see “If a problem occurs ...” on page 50).

왘 Go to your transmitter.

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Adjustment tips and functions 왘 With the transmitter, walk up and down the area in which it is to be used.

왘 Then leave the transmitter there and do not switch it off.

During the soundcheck, the receiver records the RF level and the AF level.

The recording result is displayed on the “ Soundcheck ” standard display:

RF Max AF Max

40 30 20 10 RF PEAK 0 -10 -20 -30 -40 AF

Soundcheck

20.24 ew300 G3

P 531.375

MHz

RF Min

Display Meaning RF Min Min. RF signal level: must be well above the squelch threshold level for one of the two antennas RF Max Max. RF signal level: both antennas should reach 40 dB μ V AF Max Max. audio level What to do ...

왘 Check if the antennas and the antenna cables are correctly connected.

왘 Improve the position of the antennas.

왘 왘 If necessary, use antenna boosters.

On your transmitter, adjust the audio level as high as possible without the level display for audio level showing full deflection ( AF Max is at a level with the PEAK display).

For more information, refer to the instruction manual of the transmitter.

If only one or none of the diversity displays is displayed during the sound check: 왘 Check if the antennas are properly positioned or check the antenna cables.

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Adjustment tips and functions Both diversity displays can only be displayed on the “ Soundcheck ” standard display. During normal operation of the receiver, only one of the diversity displays is displayed.

The main menu “ Menu ”

Menu

Adjusting the squelch threshold Squelch Easy Setup

40 PEAK 0

Frequency Preset

30 20 -10 -20

Name

-40

AF Out

RF AF

Menu Exit Squelch Frequency Preset Equalizer Auto Lock Call up “Squelch” Advanced Exit 1 dB

40 30 20 10 RF PEAK 0 -10 -20 -30 -40 AF

Squelch 5 dB Select the desired setting “Stored”

40 30 20 10 RF PEAK 0 -10

Squelch

-20 -30 -40 AF

11 dB Store the setting Adjustment range: 5 to 25 dB μ V, adjustable in 2-dB steps, can be switched off The squelch eliminates annoying noise when the transmitter is switched off. It also suppresses sudden noise when there is no longer sufficient transmitter power received by the receiver.

왘 Adjust the squelch threshold – with the transmitter switched off – to the lowest possible setting that suppresses hissing noise.

If you adjust the squelch threshold to a high value, the transmis sion range will be reduced under adverse RF reception conditions.

CAUTION!

Danger of hearing damage and material damage!

If you switch the squelch off or adjust the squelch threshold to a very low value, loud hissing noise can occur in the receiver. The hissing noise can be loud enough to cause hearing damage or overload the loudspeakers of your system!

왘 왘 Always make sure that the squelch is switched on (see below).

Before adjusting the squelch threshold, set the volume of the head-

phone output (see page 21) and the audio output level (“

AF Out

”, see page 36) to the minimum.

왘 Never change the squelch threshold during a live transmission.

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Adjustment tips and functions The squelch should only be switched off for servicing purposes. With the squelch threshold set to “5 dB”, you switch the squelch off by turning the jog dial to the left and keeping it in this position for 3 seconds. Display

20 10 RF 20 10 RF 40 30 20 10 RF PEAK 0 -10 -20 -30 -40 AF

Menu Exit Squelch Easy Setup

40 30 20 10 RF PEAK 0 -10 -20 -30 -40 AF

Menu Exit Squelch Easy Setup 9dB Off Squelch is ...

... switched on The dotted line displays the squelch threshold.

... switched off.

The dotted line goes off and the audio level display “ AF ” shows full deflection (hissing noise).

If you have accidentally switched off the squelch: 왘 Turn the jog dial to the right to switch the squelch on.

Menu

Squelch Easy Setup Frequency Preset AF Out Equalizer Auto Lock Advanced Exit Scanning for, releasing and selecting frequency presets Menu item Function of the menu item Reset List Current List (frequency preset scan). If receiving frequencies are used, they will be locked; if receiving frequencies are unused, they will be released.

After the frequency preset scan, you can select an unused frequency preset.

Releases all locked frequency presets Selects an unused frequency preset If you call up the “ Scan New List ” menu item, your receiver scans for unused frequency presets. After the scan, the receiver displays a list of the frequency banks and their unused channels. The frequency bank with the largest number of unused channels is automatically selected.

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Adjustment tips and functions To perform a frequency preset scan:

40 30 20 10 RF PEAK 0 -10 -20 -30 -40 AF

Menu Squelch Easy Setup Frequency Preset Call up “Easy Setup”

40 30 20 10 RF PEAK 0 -10 -20 -30 -40 AF

Easy Setup Current List Scan New List Exit Call up “Scan New List”

40 30 20 10 RF PEAK 0 -10 -20 -30 -40 AF

Scan New List 516...580 MHz .........

The frequency preset scan is performed

40 30 20 10 RF PEAK 0 -10 -20 -30 -40 AF

Easy Setup Bank 19 Bank 20 Bank U1 Free: 24 Select and call up a frequency bank

40 30 20 10 RF PEAK 0 -10 -20 -30 -40 AF

Easy Setup B.Ch: 20.

Sync 24 ew300 G3 531.375 MHz „Stored“ Set the channel; store the setting

40 30 20 10 RF PEAK 0 -10 -20 -30 -40 AF

Easy Setup Reset List Current List Scan New List “Easy Setup” menu item You can call up the list containing the frequency banks again by selecting the “ Current List ” menu item.

Menu

Selecting the frequency bank and the channel Squelch Easy Setup Frequency Preset AF Out

40 30 20 RF PEAK 0 -10 -20

Name

-40 AF

Menu Easy Setup Frequency Preset Name B.Ch: 1. 1 Equalizer Auto Lock Call up “Frequency Preset” Advanced Exit

40 30 20 10 RF PEAK 0 -10 -20 -30 -40 AF

Frequency Preset B.Ch: 1 . 1 518.200 MHz Select the frequency bank and confirm “Stored”

40 30 20 10 RF PEAK 0 -10 -20 -30 -40 AF

Frequency Preset B.Ch: 20.

24 531.375 MHz Select the channel; store the setting When setting up multi-channel systems, please observe the following: Only the factory-preset frequencies within one frequency bank (“ 1 ” to “ 20 ”) are intermodulation-free. It is vital to observe the

notes on frequency selection on page 44.

Overview of the frequency banks and channels: Frequency bank “ 1 ” to “ 20 ” “ U1 ” to “ U6 ” Channels up to 24 per frequency bank up to 24 per frequency bank Type System bank: frequencies are factory-preset User bank: frequencies are freely selectable 35

Adjustment tips and functions

Menu

Entering a name Squelch

PEAK

Easy Setup Setup

40 0

Frequency Preset

30 20 -10 -20 -30

Name AF Out

RF AF

Menu Frequency Preset Name AF Out Lichael Equalizer Call up “Name” Auto Lock Advanced Exit

40 30 20 10 RF PEAK 0 -10

Name

-20

L ichael

-30 -40 AF

Enter a character and confirm

40 30 20 10 RF PEAK 0 -10

Name

-20

Michae l

-30 -40 AF

Enter a character; store the setting “Stored” Via the “ Name ” menu item, you can enter a freely selectable name (e.g. the name of the performer) for the receiver.

• • The name is displayed on the “ Receiver Parameters ” standard display and can consist of up to eight characters such as: • letters (without pronounciation marks), numbers from 0 to 9, special characters and spaces.

To enter a name, proceed as follows: 왘 Turn the jog dial to select a character.

왘 Press the jog dial to change to the next segment/character or to store the complete entry.

Menu

Squelch Easy Setup Setup Frequency Preset Name AF Out Equalizer Auto Lock Advanced Exit Adjusting the audio output level Adjustment range: –24 dB to +24 dB, adjustable in 3-dB steps Via the “ AF Out ” menu item, you can adjust the level of the audio output AF OUT from the receiver to the input of the connected device. The following figures are a guide to the best settings: Connected device Line Microphone Guide values for “AF Out” 0 to +18 dB (+24 dB) − 24 dB to − 6 dB Gain values greater than +18 dB should only be used when the audio modulation from the transmitter is at a low level, otherwise the audio output of the receiver may become clipped and distorted.

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Adjustment tips and functions To adjust a gain greater than +18 dB (gain reserve): 왘 왘 Adjust a level of +18 dB.

Turn the jog dial to the right and hold it in this position for 3 seconds.

The next higher value (+21 dB) appears. The audio output level is increased. Using this gain reserve also increases the headphone output level.

Menu

Squelch Easy Setup Setup Frequency Preset Name AF Out Equalizer Auto Lock Advanced Exit Using the equalizer Via the “ Equalizer ” menu item, you can change the treble and bass of the audio output signal.

“Flat” (output signal remains unchanged) “Low cut” (cuts the bass) “Low Cut/ High Boost” (cuts the bass and boosts the treble) “High Boost” (boosts the treble)

Menu

Squelch Easy Setup Setup Frequency Preset Name AF Out Equalizer Auto Lock Advanced Exit Activating/deactivating the automatic lock mode The lock mode prevents that the receiver is accidentally switched off or programed during operation.

The lock mode icon on the current standard display indicates that the lock mode is activated. For information on how to use the lock mode, refer

to page 23.

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Adjustment tips and functions

Menu

Squelch Easy Setup Setup Frequency Preset Name AF Out Equalizer Auto Lock Advanced Exit

The extended menu “ Advanced Menu

To get into the extended menu “ Advanced Menu ”: 왘 From the main menu, select “ Advanced ”.

Advanced Menu

Tune Sync Settings Pilot Tone Warnings LCD Contrast Reset IP-Address Software Revision Exit Setting the receiving frequencies and the frequency banks “U1” to “U6 When you have selected one of the system banks and then select the “ Tune ” menu item, the receiver automatically switches to channel 1 of the frequency bank “ appears on the display panel.

U1 ”. In this case, “ Upon delivery, the channels of the frequency banks “ are not assigned a receiving frequency.

U1.1

U1 ” briefly ” to “ U6 ” Via the “ Tune ” menu item, you can set a receiving frequency to be stored in the current channel or you can select a different channel in one of the frequency banks “ U1 ” to “ U6 ” and assign this channel a receiving frequency.

It is vital to observe the notes on frequency selection on page 44.

Setting a receiving frequency for the current channel 왘 Turn the jog dial until the “ Tune ” menu item appears.

왘 Press the jog dial.

The frequency selection appears.

40 30 20 10 RF PEAK 0 -10 -20 -30 -40 AF

Advanced Menu Exit Tune Sync Settings 531.375 MHz Call up “Tune”

40 30 20 10 RF PEAK 0 -10 -20 -30 -40 AF

Tune 531 .375 MHz B.Ch: U1. 1 Select the MHz value and confirm

40 30 20 10 RF PEAK 0 -10

Tune

-20 -30 -40 AF

534.

208 MHz B.Ch: U1. 1 Select the kHz value; store the setting “Stored” 왘 Set the desired frequency.

왘 Press the jog dial.

Your settings are stored. You are back to the operating menu.

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Adjustment tips and functions Setting a frequency bank and a channel and assigning this channel a receiving frequency 왘 왘 Turn the jog dial until the “ Press the jog dial and keep it pressed until the frequency bank selection appears.

40 30 20 10 RF PEAK 0 -10 -20 -30 -40 AF

Advanced Menu Exit Tune Sync Settings 531.740 MHz Call up “Tune” (special function) Tune ” menu item appears.

40 30 20 10 RF PEAK 0 -10

Tune

-20 -30 -40 AF

531.740 MHz B.Ch: U1 . 1 Set the frequency bank and the channel

40 30 20 10 RF PEAK 0 -10

Tune

-20 -30

531 .740 MHz

-40 AF

B.Ch: U1. 1 Set the frequency bank and the channel “Stored” 왘 Set the desired frequency bank.

왘 Press the jog dial.

The channel selection appears.

왘 Set the desired channel.

왘 Press the jog dial.

The frequency selection appears.

왘 Set the desired frequency.

왘 Press the jog dial.

Your settings are stored. You are back to the operating menu.

Advanced Menu

Tune Sync Settings Pilot Tone Warnings LCD Contrast Reset IP-Address Software Revision Exit “Sync Settings” Via the “ SK Settings ” and “ SKM Settings ” menu items, you can set the transmitter parameters directly on the receiver and activate or deactivate the transfer of these parameters to the transmitter: Setting Transfer is ...

... activated

40 30 20 10 RF PEAK 0 -10 -20 -30 -40 AF

Sensitivity -69 dB Sync ... deactivated

40 30 20 10 RF PEAK 0 -10 -20 -30 -40 AF

Sensitivity -69 dB Sync By pressing the button , you can transfer the parameters to the

transmitters via the infra-red interface (see page 22).

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Adjustment tips and functions Display Sensitivity Function Adjusts the input sensitivity: SKM SK Settings/ adjustment range –48 dB to 0 dB, adjustable in steps of 6 dB –60 dB to 0 dB, adjustable in steps of 3 dB “ Inactive ”, “ Active ” Auto Lock RF Power Activates/deactivates the lock mode Adjusts the transmission power Mute Mode Sets the mode for the MUTE switch (SK only) “ Standard ”, “ Low ” “ Disabled ”, “ RF On/ Off ”, “ AF On/Off ”

Advanced Menu

Tune Sync Settings Pilot Tone Warnings LCD Contrast Reset IP-Address Software Revision Exit Activating/deactivating the pilot tone evaluation The pilot tone supports the receiver’s squelch function and protects against interference due to RF signals from other devices. The transmitter adds an inaudible signal, known as the pilot tone, to the transmitted signal. The receiver detects and evaluates the pilot tone.

Receiver display

40 30 20 10 RF PEAK 0 -10 -20 -30 -40 AF

B.Ch: 20.24

ew300 G3

531.375

EQ + 12dB MUTE

MHz

SKM300

Meaning The pilot tone evaluation deactivated.

is

40 30 20 10 RF PEAK 0 -10 -20 -30 -40 AF

B.Ch: 20.24

ew300 G3

531.375

EQ P + 12dB MUTE

MHz

SKM300

The pilot tone evaluation activated.

is

40 30 20 10 RF PEAK 0 -10 -20 -30 -40 AF

B.Ch: 20.24

ew300 G3

531.375

EQ P + 12dB MUTE

MHz

SKM300

The pilot tone evaluation is acti vated and the receiver receives a pilot tone from a transmitter.

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Adjustment tips and functions Devices of the ew 300 G1 series (generation 1) do not support the pilot tone function. Therefore, please observe the following when combining a radio microphone or receiver of the ew 300 G3 series (generation 3) with devices from an earlier evolution wireless generation: Transmitter w G3/ w G2 Receiver Make sure to ...

w G3/ w G2 ... activate the pilot tone function on both transmitter and receiver.

w G3 w G1 w G1 w G3 ... deactivate the pilot tone function on the ew 300 G3 transmitter.

... deactivate the pilot tone function on the ew 300 G3 receiver.

Advanced Menu

Tune Sync Settings Pilot Tone Warnings LCD Contrast Reset IP-Address Software Revision Exit Activating/deactivating warnings Via the “ Warnings ” menu item, you can activate or deactivate different warning messages.

Setting “ “ “ “ “ AF PEAK RF Mute TX Mute RX Mute ” “ Low RF Signal ” ” ” ” Low Battery ” Warning message with color change on the current standard display

40 30 20 10 RF PEAK 0 -10 -20 -30 -40 AF 40 30 20 10 RF PEAK 0 -10 -20 -30 -40 AF 40 30 20 10 RF PEAK 0 -10 -20 -30 -40 AF 40 30 20 10 RF PEAK 0 -10 -20 -30 -40 AF 40 30 20 10 RF PEAK 0 -10 -20 -30 -40 AF AF PEAK Low RF Signal RF Mute TX Mute RX Mute 40 30 20 10 RF PEAK 0 -10 -20 -30 -40 AF Low Battery

Trigger Audio overmodulation RF signal is weak RF signal is too weak or no RF signal Transmitter is muted or no pilot tone Receiver is muted Charge status of the transmitter battery/the BA 2015 accupack is critical 41

Adjustment tips and functions

Advanced Menu

Tune Sync Settings Pilot Tone Warnings LCD Contrast Reset IP-Address Software Revision Exit Adjusting the contrast of the display panel

40 30 20 10 RF PEAK 0 -10 -20 -30 -40 AF

Advanced Menu Warnings LCD Contrast Reset Call up “LCD Contrast” 7

40 30 20 10 RF PEAK 0 -10 -20 -30 -40 AF

LCD Contrast Tune 7 Hotsync Select the desired setting

40 30 20 10 RF PEAK 0 -10 -20 -30 -40 AF

LCD Contrast Tune 15 Hotsync Store the setting “Stored” You can adjust the contrast of the display panel in 16 steps.

Advanced Menu

Tune Sync Settings Pilot Tone Warnings LCD Contrast Reset IP-Address Software Revision Exit Resetting the settings made in the operating menu

40 30 20 10 RF PEAK 0 -10 -20 -30 -40 AF

Advanced Menu LCD Contrast Reset IP-Address Call up “Reset”

40 30 20 10 RF PEAK 0 -10 -20 -30 -40 AF

Reset Tune No Hotsync Select the desired setting

40 30 20 10 RF PEAK 0 -10 -20 -30 -40 AF

Reset Tune Yes Hotsync Store the setting “Stored” When resetting the settings made in the operating menu, only the selected settings for the pilot tone and for the frequency banks “ U1 ” to “ U6 ” remain unchanged. For an overview of the factory-preset default settings, refer to the supplied frequency information sheet.

Advanced Menu

Tune Sync Settings Pilot Tone Warnings LCD Contrast Reset IP-Address Software Revision Exit Adjusting the network configuration

40 30 20 10 RF PEAK 0 -10 -20 -30 -40 AF

Advanced Menu Factory Reset IP-Address Software Revision 192.168.178.100

Call up “IP-Address”

40 30 20 10 RF PEAK 0 -10 -20 -30 -40 AF

IP-Address Manual 192.168.178.100

MAC: 00-11-D8-B0-F4-33 Select the mode and confirm “Stored”

40 30 20 10 RF PEAK 0 -10 -20 -30 -40 AF

IP-Address Manual 192.168.178.100

MAC: 00-11-D8-B0-F4-33 Enter the IP address; store the setting You can either automatically allocate or manually enter an IP address. This menu item also shows the receiver’s unique and unchangeable MAC address.

In order to ensure safe communication between receivers in multi-channel

systems (see page 45), we recommend using automatic allocation of

IP addresses.

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Adjustment tips and functions

Advanced Menu

Tune Sync Settings Pilot Tone Warnings LCD Contrast Reset IP-Address Software Revision Exit Displaying the software revision You can display the current software revision of the receiver.

왘 For information on software updates, visit the EM 300 G3 product page on our website at www.sennheiser.com.

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Synchronizing transmitters with receivers

Synchronizing transmitters with receivers

When synchronizing a transmitter with a receiver, please observe the following: 왘 Only use a transmitter and a receiver from the same frequency range (see the type plate on the transmitter and the receiver).

왘 Make sure that the desired frequencies are listed in the enclosed frequency information sheet.

왘 Make sure that the desired frequencies are approved and legal in your country and, if necessary, apply for an operating license.

Synchronizing a transmitter with the receiver – individual operation

Upon delivery, transmitter and receiver are synchronized with each other.

If, however, you cannot establish a transmission link between transmitter and receiver, you have to synchronize the channels of the devices: 왘 With the receiver, perform a frequency preset scan to scan the frequency banks for unused channels (“ Scan New List

”, see page 34).

Then “ Sync ” appears on the display panel of the receiver.

40 30 20 10 RF PEAK 0 -10 -20 -30 -40 AF

Easy Setup B.Ch: 20.

Sync 24 ew300 G3 531.375 MHz 왘 Synchronize a transmitter with the receiver via the infra-red interface

(see page 22).

This establishes a transmission link between the transmitter and the receiver.

Alternatively, you can set the channel on the transmitter manually: 왘 Make sure that you set the transmitter to the same frequency bank and the same channel as the receiver (see the instruction manual of the transmitter).

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Synchronizing transmitters with receivers

Synchronizing transmitters with receivers – multi-channel operation

In order to ensure an intermodulation-free transmission, use the same frequency bank for all transmission links.

Network operation Combined with ew 300 G3 transmitters, ew 300 G3 receivers can form transmission links that can be used in multi-channel systems.

In multi-channel operation, the receivers are remote controlled via a PC running the “ Wireless Systems Manager ” (WSM) software.

For further information on downloading the software, visit the ew G3 product page on our website at www.sennheiser.com.

WSM Advantages of controlling the receivers via the “ Wireless Systems Manager ” (WSM) software: • Detailed overview of all receiving channels • Remote control of all receivers in the network • Combination of receivers of different frequency ranges

(see page 6).

왘 왘 왘

Connect the receivers in a network (see page 18).

Launch the “ Wireless Systems Manager ” (WSM) software.

To scan for unused receiving frequencies and to configure the receivers, proceed as described in the instruction manual of the “ Wireless Systems Manager ” (WSM) software.

왘 Set the corresponding transmitter to the selected frequency bank and to the selected channel either by synchronizing the transmitter with

the receiver (see page 22) or by setting the frequency bank and the

channel manually (see the instruction manual of the transmitter).

Your multi-channel system is now set up.

Operation without network If you want to set up a multi-channel system without using the WSM, proceed as follows: 왘 Switch off all transmitters of your system that are to be automatically configured. Channels used by switched-on transmitters are displayed as “used”.

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Synchronizing transmitters with receivers 왘 With one of the receivers, perform a frequency preset scan to scan the frequency banks for unused channels (“ Scan New List

”, see page 34).

Then “ Sync ” appears on the display panel of the receiver.

40 30 20 10 RF PEAK 0 -10 -20 -30 -40 AF

Easy Setup B.Ch: 20.

Sync 24 ew300 G3 531.375 MHz 왘 왘 Switch one of the transmitters on.

Synchronize this transmitter with the receiver via the infra-red inter-

face (see page 22).

This establishes a transmission link between the transmitter and the receiver.

왘 Repeat for the remaining transmitter and receiver pairs as described above. Leave those transmitters switched on that are already linked to a receiver.

Your multi-channel system is now set up.

Alternatively, you can set the channel on the transmitter manually: 왘 Make sure that you set the transmitter to the same frequency bank and the same channel as the receiver.

For information on the setting options of the transmitter, refer to the instruction manual of the transmitter.

You can also freely select the receiving frequencies and store these frequencies in the frequency banks “ U1 ” to “ U6 ”.

If you are using frequencies from the frequency banks “ U1 ” to “ U6 ”, it might be that the receiving frequencies are not inter modulation-free.

To ensure that the desired frequencies are intermodulation-free: 왘 Contact your Sennheiser partner (see www.sennheiser.com).

If you want to use the frequency banks “ U1 ” to “ U6 ”: 왘

Make sure to use receivers from the same frequency range (see page 6

and the type plates of the devices).

왘 왘 Only use frequencies that are approved and legal in your country.

Set each receiver to the same frequency bank (see page 38).

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Synchronizing transmitters with receivers 왘 On one of the receivers, select a channel within this frequency bank

(see page 38).

왘 왘

Assign this channel one of the receiving frequencies (see page 38).

Synchronize a transmitter with the receiver (see page 22).

OR 왘 Manually set the transmitter to the same frequency bank, channel and frequency that you set on the receiver.

왘 Repeat for the remaining transmitters and receivers as described above.

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Cleaning the receiver

Cleaning the receiver

CAUTION!

Liquids can damage the electronics of the receiver!

Liquids entering the housing of the receiver can cause a short-circuit and damage the electronics.

왘 Keep all liquids away from the receiver.

왘 왘 Before cleaning, disconnect the receiver from the mains.

Use a cloth to clean the receiver from time to time. Do not use any solvents or cleansing agents.

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Recommendations and tips

Recommendations and tips

... for optimum reception • Transmission range depends to a large extent on location and can vary from about 10 m to about 150 m. There should be a “free line of sight” between transmitting and receiving antennas.

• If, with the EM 300 G3 receiver, reception conditions are unfavourable, you should use two remote antennas which are connected via antenna cable.

• • To avoid overloading the receiver, observe a minimum distance of 5 m between transmitting and receiving antennas.

Observe a minimum distance of 50 cm between receiving antennas and metal objects (such as cross members or reinforced-concrete walls). Align the antennas upwards in a V-shape.

... for multi-channel operation • Each of the frequency banks “ 1 ” to “ 20 ” accommodates factory preset receiving frequencies which are intermodulation-free. For possible frequency combinations, please refer to the supplied frequency information sheet.

• • • The channels in the frequency banks “ U1 ” to “ U6 ” can be assigned

freely selectable frequencies (see page 38).

When using several transmitters simultaneously, interference can be avoided by maintaining a minimum distance of 20 cm between two transmitters.

Use accessories recommended by Sennheiser for multi-channel appli-

cations (see page 52).

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If a problem occurs ...

If a problem occurs ...

Problem Receiver cannot be operated, “ Locked ” appears on the display panel No operation indication No RF signal RF signal available, no audio signal, “ MUTE ” appears on the display panel Audio signal has a high level of back ground noise Possible cause Lock mode is activated No mains connection Transmitter and receiver are not on the same channel Transmission range is exceeded If “ RX Mute ” additionally appears on the display panel: receiver is muted If “ TX Mute ” additionally appears on the display panel: transmitter is muted or doesn’t transmit a pilot tone Receiver’s squelch threshold is adjusted too high Transmitter sensitivity is adjusted too low Possible solution Deactivate the lock mode

(see page 23).

Check the connections of the mains unit.

Set the transmitter and receiver to the same channel. To do so, use the synchronization function

(see page 22).

Check the squelch threshold setting

(see page 38).

Reduce the distance between trans mitter and receiving antennas.

Cancel the muting on the receiver

(see page 24).

Cancel the muting on the transmitter (see the instruction manual of the transmitter).

Activate the pilot tone transmission on the transmitter (see the instruc tion manual of the transmitter).

Deactivate the pilot tone evaluation

on the receiver (see page 40).

Reduce the squelch threshold

(see page 33).

Reposition the antennas.

Adjust the transmitter sensitivity correctly (see the instruction manual of the transmitter).

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If a problem occurs ...

Problem Audio signal is distorted No access to a certain channel During the sound check, only one diversity display (I or II) appears on the display panel None of the diver sity displays I or II appears on the display panel Possible cause Transmitter sensitivity is adjusted too high One of the antennas is not correctly connected Antennas are not optimally positioned Receiver’s squelch threshold is adjusted too high Transmitter’s RF signal is too weak Possible solution Adjust the transmitter sensitivity correctly (see the instruction manual of the transmitter).

Receiver’s audio output level is adjusted too high During scanning, an RF signal has been detected on this channel and the channel has been locked Reduce the audio output level

(see page 36).

Set the transmitter operating on this channel to a different channel and redo the frequency preset scan

(see page 34).

During scanning, a transmitter of your system operating on this channel has not been switched off Switch the transmitter off and redo the frequency preset scan

(see page 34).

Check the antenna cable or the antenna.

Reposition the antennas.

Reduce the squelch threshold

(see page 33).

Increase the transmission power of the transmitter.

Reduce the distance between transmitter and receiver.

If a problem occurs that is not listed in the above table or if the problem cannot be solved with the proposed solutions, please contact your local Sennheiser partner for assistance.

To find a Sennheiser partner in your country, search at www.sennheiser.com under “Service & Support”.

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Accessories and spare parts

Accessories and spare parts

The following accessories are available from your specialist dealer: Cat. No. Product name and description 503167 GA 3 rack adapter 009912 AM 2 antenna front mount kit (for GA 3 rack adapter) 503165 ASA 1 active antenna splitter, 2 x 1:4, for connecting four EM 300 G3 to two antennas/antenna boosters 503158 NT 1-1 EU Mains unit for powering the ASA 1 antenna splitter or the L 2015 charger, EU version 503873 NT 1-1 US Mains unit for powering the ASA 1 antenna splitter or the L 2015 charger, 120 V version 503874 NT 1-1 UK Mains unit for powering the ASA 1 antenna splitter or the L 2015 charger, UK version 503157 NT 2-3 EU Mains unit for powering the EM 300 G3 rack-mount receiver, EU version 503870 NT 2-3 US Mains unit for powering the EM 300 G3 rack-mount receiver, 120 V version 503871 NT 2-3 UK Mains unit for powering the EM 300 G3 rack-mount receiver, UK version 52

Accessories and spare parts Antennas 004645 A 1031 antenna, broadband, omni-directional 003658 A 2003 antenna, broadband, directional Antenna boosters for ASA 1 502567 AB 3-A: 516–558 MHz 502572 AB 3-G: 566–608 MHz 502568 AB 3-B: 626–668 MHz 502569 AB 3-C: 734–776 MHz 502570 AB 3-D: 780–822 MHz 502571 AB 3-E: 823–865 MHz Antenna cables 002324 GZL 1019-A1 coaxial cable, type RG 58, BNC to BNC, 1 m 002325 GZL 1019-A5 coaxial cable, type RG 58, BNC to BNC, 5 m 002326 GZL 1019-A10 coaxial cable, type RG 58, BNC to BNC, 10 m 53

Specifications

Specifications

RF characteristics Modulation Frequency ranges Receiving frequencies Switching bandwidth Nominal/peak deviation Receiver principle Sensitivity (with HDX , peak deviation) Adjacent channel rejection Intermodulation attenuation Blocking Squelch Pilot tone squelch Antenna inputs AF characteristics Compander system EQ presets Preset 1: “ Flat ” Preset 2: “ Low Cut ” Preset 3: “ Low Cut/High boost ” Preset 4: “ High Boost ” wideband FM 516–558, 566–608, 626–668, 734–776,

780–822, 823–865 MHz (A–E, G, see page 5)

1,680 receiving frequencies, tuneable in steps of 25 kHz 20 frequency banks, each with up to 24 factory preset channels, intermodulation-free 6 frequency banks, each with up to 24 user programmable channels 42 MHz ± 24 kHz/ ± 48 kHz true diversity < 2 μ V for 52 dBA rms S/N typ.

≥ 75 dB typ. ≥ 70 dB ≥ 75 dB Off, 5 to 25 dB μ V, adjustable in steps of 2 dB can be switched off 2 BNC sockets Sennheiser HDX –3 dB at 180 Hz –3 dB at 180 Hz +6 dB at 10 kHz +6 dB at 10 kHz 54

S/N ratio (1 mV, peak deviation) THD AF output voltage (at peak deviation, 1 kHz AF) Adjustment range of audio output level Overall device Temperature range Power supply Current consumption Dimensions Weight

Type approvals

In compliance with Europe Specifications ≥ 115 dBA ≤ 0.9% ¼” (6.3 mm) jack socket (unbalanced): +12 dBu XLR socket (balanced): +18 dBu 48 dB, adjustable in steps of 3 dB +6 dB gain reserve –10°C to + 55°C 12 V 350 mA approx. 202 mm x 212 mm x 43 mm approx. 980 g EMC Radio Safety EN 301489-1/-9 EN 300422-1/-2 EN 60065 47 CFR 15 subpart B USA Approved by Canada Industry Canada RSS 123 IC: 2099A-G3SKMEM 55

Specifications

NT 2-3 mains unit

Input voltage Current consumption Output voltage Secondary output current Energy efficiency level Temperature range 100 to 240 V~, 50/60 Hz max. 120 mA 12 V 400 mA IV 10°C to +40°C In compliance with (NT 2-3) Europe EMC Safety EN 55022, EN 55024, EN 55014-1/-2 EN 60065 47 CFR 15 subpart B USA Canada The mains unit is certified in accordance with the legal safety requirements of Europe, the United States, Canada, Russia and Japan.

Connector assignment Audio ¼” (6.3 mm) stereo jack plug, balanced XLR-3F connector, balanced

+ 2 1 3

Other connectors DC connector for power supply ¼” (6.3 mm) mono jack plug, unbalanced ¼” (6.3 mm) stereo jack plug for headphone output 56

Index

Index

Activating/deactivating

lock mode (Auto Lock) 37

pilot tone evaluation 40

Warnings (Warnings) 41

Adjusting

audio output level (AF Out) 36

contrast (LCD Contrast) 42 network configuration 42

squelch threshold (Squelch) 33

transmitter parameters (Sync

Settings) 39

Advanced Menu (extended menu)

settings 38

AF Out (adjusting the audio output level)

36

AF PEAK (warning message)

41

Amplifier/mixing console, connecting

17

Antennas, mounting

13

Audio signal

monitoring via headphones 21

muting (Mute) 24

Auto Lock (activating/deactivating the lock mode)

37

B Buttons (function of the ~)

26

C Channel

overview 6

selecting (Easy Setup) 34, 44

selecting (Frequency Preset) 35

selecting (Tune) 38

Cleaning (receiver)

48

Connecting

amplifier/mixing console 17

headphones 21

mains unit 19

Current List (selecting an unused frequency preset)

34

D Deactivating (lock mode temporarily)

23

Displays

adjusting the contrast (LCD Contrast) 42

overview 10

E Easy Setup (submenu)

overview 28

settings 34

Equalizer (modifying the frequency response)

37

Equalizer settings F

37

Frequency

preset frequencies 6 ~ ranges 6

selecting (Frequency Preset) 35 selecting ~ presets 35

setting the Receiving frequency 38

Frequency bank

overview 6

selecting (Easy Setup) 34, 44

selecting (Frequency Preset) 35

selecting (Tune) 38

~ system 6

Frequency Preset (selecting a frequency bank/channel) Frequency presets

35

releasing (Reset List) 34 searching for unused ~ (Scan New List) 34,

44

selecting (Current List) 34

H I Headphones, connecting

21

Infra-red transmission

22

IP-Address (adjusting the network configuration)

42

L LCD Contrast (contrast of the display panel)

42

Lock mode

activating/deactivating (Auto Lock) 37

deactivating temporarily 23

59

Index Locked (lock mode activated)

23

Low Battery (warning message)

41

Low RF Signal (warning message)

41

M Mains unit, connecting

19

Menu (main menu)

overview 27

settings 33

Mixing console/amplifier, connecting

17

Mounting

antennas 13

rack mount “ears” 12 receiver 12

Multi-channel operation

45

Mute (muting the audio signal)

24

Muting (audio signal)

24

N Name (entering a name)

36

Network (connecting receivers in a network)

18, 45

Network configuration, adjusting

42

O Operating menu, using

29

P Pilot tone evaluation, activating/ deactivating

40

R Rack mount “ears”, Mounting

12

Rack mounting

one receiver 14

two receivers 16

Receiver

cleaning 48

connecting ~s in a network 18, 45

mounting into a rack 12

~ parameters (standard display) 10

placing onto a flat surface 12

switching on/off 20

synchronizing with transmitter 22, 44

Receiving frequency

selecting (Frequency Preset) 34, 38 setting (Tune) 38

Reception, optimizing

49

Reset List (releasing all locked frequency presets)

34

60 RF (Radio Frequency)

10

RF Mute (warning message)

41

RX Mute (warning message)

41

RX Mute On/Off (muting the audio signal)

24

S Scan New List (frequency preset scan)

34, 44

Setting up

multi-channel system 45

transmission link 44

Software Revision (displaying the software revision)

43

Squelch (adjusting the squelch) Switching on/off (receiver)

20

33

Sync Settings (submenu)

overview 28

settings 39

Synchronizing (transmitter with receiver)

22, 44

T Transmission link, setting up

44

Transmitter adjusting the transmitter parameters

(Sync Settings) 39

synchronizing with receiver 22

synchronizing with receiver 44

Troubleshooting

50

Tune (setting the receiving frequencies and frequency banks)

38

TX Mute (warning message)

41

U Unlock (deactivating the lock mode)

23

Using

operating menu 29

Receiver 20

W Warnings (Warnings)

overview of warning messages 41 activating/deactivating 41

WSM (Wireless Systems Manager)

18, 45

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