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SKP 300
Instruction manual
Contents
Contents
Important safety instructions ............................................2
The SKP 300 G3 plug-on transmitter................................3
Areas of application .......................................................3
The frequency bank system .........................................4
Delivery includes...................................................................5
Product overview ..................................................................6
Overview of the SKP 300 G3 plug-on
transmitter.......................................................................6
Overview of the displays...............................................7
Putting the plug-on transmitter into operation.............8
Inserting the batteries/accupack ................................8
Charging the accupack...................................................8
Plugging the plug-on transmitter onto a
microphone ......................................................................9
Using the plug-on transmitter ........................................ 10
Switching the plug-on transmitter on/off ............. 10
Deactivating the lock mode temporarily ................ 11
Muting the audio signal or deactivating
the RF signal ................................................................. 12
Selecting a standard display ..................................... 13
Using the operating menu ............................................... 14
The buttons................................................................... 14
Overview of the operating menu.............................. 14
Working with the operating menu .......................... 15
Adjusting settings via the operating menu ................. 17
he main menu “Menu” ............................................... 17
The extended menu “Advanced Menu” .................. 19
Synchronizing the plug-on transmitter with
a receiver ............................................................................. 23
Synchronizing the plug-on transmitter with
the receiver – individual operation .......................... 23
Synchronizing plug-on transmitters with
receivers – multi-channel operation........................ 24
Cleaning and maintaining the plug-on transmitter.... 25
Recommendations and tips ............................................. 26
If a problem occurs ... ........................................................ 27
Specifications...................................................................... 29
Manufacturer Declarations .............................................. 31
SKP 300 G3 | 1
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.
•
Use only a cloth for cleaning the product.
•
Do not place 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.
•
Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
Servicing is required if the device has been damaged
in any way, liquid has been spilled, objects have
fallen inside, the 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.
Intended use
Intended use of the SKP 300 G3 plug-on transmitter
includes:
•
having read this instruction manual, especially the
chapter “Important safety instructions” above on
this page,
•
using the product within the operating conditions
and limitations described in this instruction manual.
“Improper use” means using the product other than as
described in these instructions, or under operating
conditions which differ from those described herein.
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The SKP 300 G3 plug-on transmitter
The SKP 300 G3 plug-on
transmitter
The SKP 300 G3 plug-on transmitter is part of the evolution wireless series ew 300 G3. This series offers highquality state-of-the-art RF transmission systems with a
high level of operational reliability and ease of use.
Transmitters and receivers permit wireless transmission
with studio-quality sound.
Features of the SKP 300 G3 plug-on transmitter:
•
Optimized PLL synthesizer and microprocessor
technology
•
HDX noise reduction system
•
Pilot tone squelch control
•
Switching bandwidth of up to 42 MHz
•
Increased immunity to intermodulation and interferences in multi-channel operation
•
48 V phantom powering
Areas of application
The plug-on transmitter can be combined with the
EM 300 G3 rack-mount receiver. The EM 300 G3 rackmount receiver is available in the same UHF frequency
ranges and is equipped with the same frequency bank
system with factory-preset frequencies. This has the
advantage that:
•
a transmission system is ready for immediate use
after switch-on,
•
several transmission systems can be operated
simultaneously on the preset frequencies without
causing intermodulation interference.
Transmitter
SKP 300 G3
Combinable
with ...
dynamic and
condenser
microphones.
Receiver
EM 300 G3
PEAK
40
30
20
10
RF
0
-10
-20
-30
-40
AF
B.Ch: 20.24
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531.375 MHz
EQ:
P + 12dB
SKP300
We recommend using
Sennheiser
microphones.
Transmitter and receiver must have at least
software version 1.7 (see page 23).
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The SKP 300 G3 plug-on transmitter
The frequency bank system
The plug-on transmitter is available in 7 UHF frequency
ranges with up to 1,680 transmission frequencies per
frequency range:
Range GB:
606 – 648
Range A: Range G:
516 – 558 566 – 608
500
Range B:
626 – 668
600
Range C: Range D: Range E:
734 – 776 780 – 822 823 – 865
700
800
Each frequency range (A-E, G, GB) 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
Each of the channels in the frequency banks “1” to “20”
has been factory-preset to a fixed transmission
frequency (frequency preset). The factory-preset
frequencies within one frequency bank are intermodulation-free. These frequencies cannot be changed.
For an overview of the frequency presets, please refer to
the supplied frequency information sheet. Updated
versions of the frequency information sheet can be
downloaded from the SKP 300 G3 product page on our
website at www.sennheiser.com.
The frequency banks “U1” to “U6” allow you to freely
select and store transmission frequencies. It might be
that these transmission frequencies are not intermodulation-free.
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Delivery includes
Delivery includes
The packaging contains the following items:
1 SKP 300 G3 plug-on transmitter
2 AA size batteries, 1.5 V
1 instruction manual
1 frequency information sheet
1 RF power information sheet
A list of accessories can be found on the
SKP 300 G3 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
Overview of the SKP 300 G3 plug-on
transmitter
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
A
1 Microphone input,
XLR-3 socket
(female, balanced)
2 Mechanical locking
ring of XLR-3 socket
3 Infra-red interface
:
9
7 Operation and battery
status indicator, red LED:
lit = ON
flashing = LOW BATTERY
8 ON/OFF button
with ESC function
(cancel)
4 Display panel, backlit
9 MUTE switch
in orange
0 SET button
5 UP button (왖)
A Battery compartment
6 DOWN button (왔)
cover
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Product overview
Overview of the displays
After switch-on, the plug-on transmitter displays the
standard display “Frequency/Name”. For further illustrations and examples of the different standard
displays, refer to page 13.
The display backlighting is automatically reduced after
approx. 20 seconds.
2 3
1
4
543.850 MHz
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AF
5
P MUTE
6
7
8
Display
1 Audio level
“AF”
Meaning
Modulation of the plug-on transmitter with peak hold function
2 Frequency
Current transmission frequency
3 Name
User selectable name
4 Transmission
icon
RF signal is being transmitted
5 Lock mode icon Lock mode is activated
6 “P” (pilot tone) Pilot tone transmission is
activated
7 “MUTE”
Microphone input is muted
8 Battery status
Charge status:
approx. 100%
approx. 70%
approx. 30%
critical charge status,
the red
LOW BATTERY LED 7 is
flashing:
7
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Putting the plug-on transmitter into operation
Putting the plug-on
transmitter into operation
Inserting the batteries/accupack
For powering the plug-on transmitter, you can either
use two 1.5 V AA size batteries or the rechargeable
Sennheiser BA 2015 accupack (optional accessory).
왘 Slide the battery compartment cover A in the direction of the embossed arrow and open the cover A.
A
왘 Insert the two batteries or the accupack as shown
below. Please observe correct polarity when inserting
the batteries/accupack.
A
왘 Close the battery compartment.
The battery compartment cover A locks into place
with an audible click.
Charging the accupack
왘 Remove the BA 2015 accupack.
왘 Insert the BA 2015 accupack into the L 2015 charger
(optional accessory).
The L 2015 charger can only charge the BA 2015
accupack. Standard batteries (primary cells) or
individual rechargeable battery cells cannot be
charged.
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Putting the plug-on transmitter into operation
Plugging the plug-on transmitter onto a
microphone
왘 Plug the microphone’s XLR-3M socket onto the XLR3F socket 1 of the transmitter. Make sure that the
latch B locks into place.
1
B
2
왘 Tighten the locking ring 2 in the direction of the
arrow.
The transmitter uses the microphone body as an
antenna – therefore microphones with a metal
casing should be used for best signal transmission.
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Using the plug-on transmitter
Using the plug-on transmitter
To establish a transmission link, proceed as follows:
1. Switch the receiver on (see the receiver’s instruction
manual).
2. Switch the plug-on transmitter on (see next
section).
The transmission link is established and the
receiver’s RF level display “RF” reacts.
It is vital to observe the notes on frequency selection on page 23.
If you cannot establish a transmission link between
plug-on transmitter and receiver, read the chapter
“Synchronizing the plug-on transmitter with a receiver”
on page 23.
Switching the plug-on transmitter on/off
7
8
To switch the plug-on transmitter on (online operation):
ON/OFF
왘 Press the ON/OFF button 8.
The plug-on transmitter transmits an RF
signal. The red ON LED 7 lights up and the
“Frequency/Name” standard display appears
on the display panel. The transmission
icon 4 is displayed.
To switch the plug-on transmitter on and to deactivate
the RF signal on switch-on (offline operation):
ON/OFF
왘 Keep the ON/OFF button 8 pressed until “RF
Mute Off?” appears on the display panel.
왘 Press the UP/DOWN button.
“RF Mute On?” appears on the display panel.
SET
왘 Press the SET button.
The transmission frequency is displayed but
the plug-on transmitter does not transmit an
RF signal. The transmission icon 4 is not
displayed.
543.850 MHz
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AF P
MUTE
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Using the plug-on transmitter
Use this function to save battery power or to
prepare a plug-on transmitter for use during live
operation without causing interference to existing
transmission links.
To activate the RF signal:
ON/OFF
왘 Press the ON/OFF button.
“RF Mute On?” appears on the display panel.
왘 Press the UP/DOWN button.
“RF Mute Off?” appears on the display panel.
SET
왘 Press the SET button.
The transmission icon 4 is displayed again.
To switch the plug-on transmitter off:
왘 If necessary, deactivate the lock mode (see page 11).
ON/OFF
왘 Keep the ON/OFF button 8 pressed until
“OFF” appears on the display panel.
The red ON LED 7 goes off and the display
panel turns off.
When in the operating menu, pressing the ON/
OFF button 8 will cancel your entry (ESC function)
and return you to the current standard display.
Deactivating the lock mode temporarily
You can activate or deactivate the automatic lock mode
via the “Auto Lock” menu item (see page 19). If the lock
mode is activated, you have to temporarily deactivate it
in order to be able to operate the plug-on transmitter:
ON/OFF
SET
왘 Press the SET button or the ON/OFF button.
“Locked” appears on the display panel.
왘 Press the UP/DOWN button.
“Unlock?” appears on the display panel.
SET
왘 Press the SET button.
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.
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Using the plug-on transmitter
The lock mode icon 5 flashes prior to the lock mode
being activated again.
543.850 MHz
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AF P MUTE
Muting the audio signal or deactivating
the RF signal
9
The MUTE switch 9 allows you to mute the audio signal
or to deactivate the RF signal. Via the “Mute Mode”
menu item, you can set the desired function of the
MUTE switch 9 (see page 21).
Setting
“AF On/Off”
“RF On/Off”
“Disabled”
Slide the MUTE
switch 9...
... to the left
(position MUTE)
Function
Mutes the audio
signal
... to the right
Unmutes the
audio signal
... to the left
(position MUTE)
Deactivates
the RF signal
(offline
operation)
... to the right
Activates the
RF signal
(online
operation)
No function
왘 From the “Mute Mode” menu item, select the desired
setting (see page 21).
왘 Exit the operating menu.
왘 Slide the MUTE switch 9 to the left, to the position
MUTE.
The plug-on transmitter reacts as indicated in the
table.
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Using the plug-on transmitter
The current state of the muting function or the RF signal
is displayed on the display panel of the plug-on transmitter:
543.850 MHz
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AF
P MUTE
State
Audio signal and RF signal
are activated (muting is
canceled)
Transmitter’s display
panel
“MUTE” 7 is not
displayed, transmission
icon 4 is displayed
Audio signal is muted
“MUTE” 7 is displayed,
transmission icon 4 is
displayed
RF signal is deactivated
“MUTE” 7 is displayed,
transmission icon 4 is
not displayed
You can also deactivate the RF signal on switch-on.
For more information, refer to the chapter
“Switching the plug-on transmitter on/off” on
page 10.
Using the ON/OFF button, you can also activate/
deactivate the RF signal during operation. To do so,
briefly press the ON/OFF button and proceed as
described on page 10.
Selecting a standard display
왘 Press the UP or DOWN button to select a standard display:
Contents of the display Selectable standard display
“Frequency/Name”
543.850 MHz
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AF
P MUTE
B.Ch: 19.24
543.850 MHz
AF
P MUTE
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B.Ch: 19.24
AF
“Channel/Frequency”
“Name/Channel”
P MUTE
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Using the operating menu
Using the operating menu
A special feature of the Sennheiser evolution wireless
ew 300 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
Function of the button
Press the ON/OFF • Switches the plug-on
button
transmitter on and off
•
ESC function:
ON/OFF
Cancels the entry and returns
to the current standard display
• Activates/deactivates the RF
signal
Press the SET
button
•
SET
•
•
•
Press the UP/
DOWN button
•
•
•
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
Changes to the next/previous
menu item
Changes the setting of a menu
item
Overview of the operating menu
Main menu
“Menu”
Extended menu
“Advanced Menu”
Sensitivity
Frequency Preset
Name
Auto Lock
Advanced
Exit
Tune
Mute Mode
RF Power
PhantomPower48V
Pilot Tone
LCD Contrast
Reset
Software Revision
Exit
Hauptmenü
Display
Function of the menu item
Main menu “Menu”
Sensitivity
Adjusts the sensitivity “AF”
Page
17
Frequency
Preset
Changes the frequency bank
and the channel
18
Name
Enters the transmitter name
18
Auto Lock
Activates/deactivates the
automatic lock mode
19
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Using the operating menu
Display
Advanced
Function of the menu item
Calls up the extended menu
“Advanced Menu”
Exit
Exits the operating menu
and returns to the current
standard display
Extended menu “Advanced Menu”
Tune
Sets the transmission
frequencies for the
frequency banks “U1”
to “U6”
Mute Mode
RF Power
Page
19
–
20
Sets the frequency bank, the
channel and the transmission frequency (frequency
banks “U1” to “U6”)
19
Sets the mode for the MUTE
switch 9
Adjusts the transmission
power
21
21
PhantomPower Activates/deactivates the
48V
phantom powering
21
Pilot Tone
Activates/deactivates the
pilot tone transmission
21
LCD Contrast
Adjusts the contrast of the
display panel
22
Reset
Resets the settings made in
the operating menu
22
Software
Revision
Displays the current
software version
22
Exit
Exits the extended menu
“Advanced Menu” and
returns to the main menu
–
Working with the operating menu
If the lock mode is activated, you have to deactivate it In order to be able to work with the operating menu (see page 11).
By way of example of the “Sensitivity” menu, this
section describes how to use the operating menu.
Changing from a standard display to the
operating menu
SET
왘 Press the SET button.
The current standard display is replaced by
the main menu.
The last called up menu item is displayed.
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Using the operating menu
Selecting a menu item
왘 Press the UP/DOWN button to change to the
“Sensitivity” menu item.
The current setting of the selected menu item
is displayed:
Menu
Sensitivity
–12 dB
Changing and storing settings
Menu
Sensitivity
–12 dB
Sensitivity
– 12 dB
Sensitivity
–36 dB
Call up
“Sensitivity”
Select the desired
setting
Store the setting
“Stored”
SET
왘 Press the SET button to call up the menu item.
왘 Press the UP/DOWN button to adjust the
input sensitivity.
SET
왘 Press the SET button to store the setting.
Canceling an entry
ON/OFF
Press the ON/OFF button to cancel the entry.
The current standard display appears on the
display panel.
To subsequently return to the last edited menu item:
SET
왘 Press the SET button repeatedly until the last
edited menu item appears.
Exiting a menu
왘 Change to the “Exit” menu item.
Menu
Exit
SET
왘 Confirm your selection.
You return to the next higher menu level or
exit the operating menu and return to the
current standard display.
To directly return to the current standard display:
ON/OFF
왘 Press the ON/OFF button.
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Adjusting settings via the operating menu
Adjusting settings via the
operating menu
Make use of the possibility to adjust settings via
the operating menu of the receiver and to transfer
these settings to the plug-on transmitter.
For more information, refer to the instruction
manual of the receiver. The relevant information is
marked with the sync icon.
For the sync function to work, transmitter and
receiver must have at least software version 1.7
(see page 23).
he main menu “Menu”
Adjusting the input sensitivity – “Sensitivity”
Menu
Sensitivity
–12 dB
Sensitivity
– 12 dB
Sensitivity
–36 dB
Call up
“Sensitivity”
Select the desired
setting
Store the setting
“Stored”
Adjustment range: 0 to –48 dB, adjustable in steps of
6 dB
The transmitter’s audio level display “AF” always
indicates the audio level, even if the plug-on transmitter is muted, e.g. allowing you to check the
adjusted sensitivity before live operation.
B.Ch: 19.24
543.850 MHz
AF
P MUTE
Input sensitivity
adjusted ...
Effect/display
... too high
Close talking distances, speakers
with loud voices or loud music
passages cause overmodulation in
the transmission link.
The audio level display “AF” 1
shows full deflection for the duration of the overmodulation.
... correctly
The audio level display “AF” 1
shows full deflection only during
the loudest passages.
... too low
The transmission link is undermodulated. This results in a signal with
high background noise.
Adjust a low input sensitivity when using
condenser microphones, adjust a high input sensitivity when using dynamic microphones.
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Adjusting settings via the operating menu
Selecting the frequency bank and the channel
manually – “Frequency Preset”
Menu
Frequency Preset
B.Ch: 18.24
Call up “Frequency
Preset”
Frequency Preset
B.Ch: 18.24
546.550MHz
Frequency Preset
B.Ch: 19.24
538.475MHz
Select the frequency
bank and confirm
Select the channel;
store the setting
“Stored”
When you are in the “Frequency Preset” menu
item, the RF signal is deactivated.
Overview of the frequency banks and channels:
Frequency bank Channels
“1” to “20”
up to 24 per
frequency
bank
“U1” to “U6”
Type
System bank:
frequencies are
factory-preset
up to 24 per User bank:
frequency
frequencies are
bank
freely selectable
When setting up multi-channel systems, please
observe the following:
Only the factory-preset transmission frequencies
within one frequency bank (“1” to “20”) are intermodulation-free. It is vital to observe the notes on
frequency selection on page 23.
Entering a name – “Name”
Menu
Name
Lichael
Call up “Name”
Name
Lichael
Enter a character
and confirm
Name
Michael
Enter a character;
store the setting
“Stored”
Via the “Name” menu, you can enter a freely selectable
name for the plug-on transmitter. The name can be
displayed on the standard displays “Frequency/Name”
and “Name/Channel” (see page 13) and can consist of
up to 8 characters such as:
•
letters (without pronounciation marks),
•
numbers from 0 to 9,
•
special characters and spaces.
To enter a name, proceed as follows:
왘 Press the UP/DOWN button to select a
character.
SET
왘 Press the SET button to change to the next
segment/character or to store the complete
entry.
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Adjusting settings via the operating menu
Activating/deactivating the automatic lock mode –
“Auto Lock”
Menu
Auto Lock
Active
Call up
“Auto Lock”
Auto Lock
Active
Select the
desired setting
Auto Lock
Inactive
Store the setting
“Stored”
The lock mode prevents that the plug-on transmitter is
accidentally switched off or programed during operation. The lock mode icon 5 on the current standard
display indicates that the lock mode is activated.
왘 Press the UP/DOWN to select the desired
setting.
For information on how to use the lock mode, refer to
page 11.
The extended menu “Advanced Menu”
Setting the transmission frequencies for the frequency
banks “U1” to “U6” – “Tune”
When you have selected one of the system banks
and then select the “Tune” menu item, the plug-on
transmitter automatically switches to channel 1 of
the frequency bank “U1”. In this case, “U1.1”
briefly appears on the display panel.
Upon delivery, the channels of the frequency
banks “U1” to “U6” are not assigned a transmission frequency.
When you are in the “Tune” menu item, the RF
signal is deactivated.
Via the “Tune” menu item, you can:
1. set a transmission frequency to be stored in the
current channel of the frequency bank (“U1” to “U6”)
2. or select a frequency bank (“U1” to “U6”) and a
channel and assign this channel a transmission
frequency.
It is vital to observe the notes on frequency selection on page 23.
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Adjusting settings via the operating menu
Setting a transmission frequency for the current
channel
왘 Press the UP/DOWN button until the “Tune”
menu item appears.
SET
왘 Press the SET button.
The frequency selection appears.
Advanced Menu
Tune
Tu n e
543 .850 MHz
B.Ch: U1.1
Tu n e
543.850MHz
B.Ch: U1.1
Call up “Tune”
Select the MHz
value and confirm
Select the kHz value;
store the setting
“Stored”
왘 Set the desired frequency.
SET
왘 Press the SET button.
Your settings are stored.
You are back to the operating menu.
Selecting a frequency bank and a channel and
assigning this channel a transmission frequency
왘 Press the UP/DOWN button until the “Tune”
menu item appears.
SET
왘 Keep the SET button pressed until the
frequency bank selection appears.
Advanced Menu
Tune
Call up “Tune”
(special function)
Tu n e
543.850MHz
B.Ch: U1.1
Tu n e
543.850MHz
B.Ch: U1.1
Select the frequency
bank and confirm
Select the
channel; store
the setting
“Stored”
왘 Set the desired frequency bank and the desired
channel.
SET
왘 Press the SET button.
The frequency selection appears.
왘 Set the desired frequency.
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Adjusting settings via the operating menu
Setting the mode for the MUTE switch – “Mute Mode”
Advanced Menu
Mute Mode
Call up
“Mute Mode”
Mute Mode
AF On/Off
Select the
desired setting
Mute Mode
RF On/Off
Store the setting
“Stored”
Mode
Function
“AF On/Off” When the switch is in the MUTE position, no audio signal is transmitted.
“RF On/Off” When the switch is in the MUTE position, the RF signal is deactivated.
“Disabled”
The muting function is deactivated.
For information on how to use the MUTE switch 9 refer
to page 12.
Adjusting the transmission power – “RF Power”
Advanced Menu
RF Power
Call up
“RF Power”
RF Power
Standard
Select the
desired setting
RF Power
Low
Store the setting
“Stored”
Via the “RF Power” menu item, you can adjust the transmission power in 2 steps (“Low” and “Standard”).
It is vital to observe the notes on the enclosed
frequency information sheet!
Activating/deactivating the phantom powering –
“PhantomPower 48V”
Advanced Menu
Name
PhantomPower 48V
Call up “Phantom
Power 48V”
PhantomPower 48V
PhantomPower 48V
Active
Inactive
Select the
desired setting
Store the setting
“Stored”
Via the “PhantomPower 48V” menu item, you can
activate or deactivate the 48V phantom powering for
condenser microphones.
Activating/deactivating the pilot tone transmission –
“Pilot Tone”
Advanced Menu
Name
Pilot Tone
Call up
“Pilot Tone”
Pilot
Active
Select the
desired setting
Pilot
Inactive
Store the setting
“Stored”
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Adjusting settings via the operating menu
The plug-on transmitter adds an inaudible pilot tone to
the audio signal. The receiver detects and evaluates the
pilot tone, and is thus able to identify the signal of the
matching transmitter and mute all others. The pilot
tone supports the receiver’s squelch function.
Adjusting the contrast of the display panel –
“LCD Contrast”
You can adjust the contrast of the display panel in
16 steps.
Resetting the settings made in the operating menu –
“Reset”
Advanced Menu
Reset
Reset
Yes
Call up “Reset”
Select the desired
setting; apply 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 enclosed frequency information sheet.
Displaying the software version – “Software Revision”
You can display the current software version of the
plug-on transmitter.
왘 For information on software updates, visit the
SKP 300 G3 product page at www.sennheiser.com.
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Synchronizing the plug-on transmitter with a receiver
Synchronizing the plug-on
transmitter with a receiver
When synchronizing the plug-on transmitter with a
receiver, please observe the following:
왘 Only use a plug-on transmitter and a receiver
from the same frequency range (see the type
plates 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.
왘 Make sure that transmitter and receiver have at
least software version 1.7 (see page 22).
The most current software version is available
from your Sennheiser partner or can be downloaded from the SKP 300 G3 product page at
www.sennheiser.com.
Synchronizing the plug-on transmitter
with the receiver – individual operation
Upon delivery, the plug-on transmitter and the receiver
are synchronized with each other. If, however, you
cannot establish a transmission link between plug-on
transmitter and receiver, you have to synchronize the
channels of the devices.
For information on automatic synchronization of the
plug-on transmitter with the receiver (individual operation), refer to the instruction manual of the receiver.
This information is marked with the
icon.
Alternatively, you can set the channel on the plug-on
transmitter manually:
왘 Make sure that you set the plug-on transmitter to
the same frequency bank and the same channel as
the receiver (see page 18).
If you still cannot establish a transmission link, refer to
the chapter “If a problem occurs ...” on page 27.
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Synchronizing the plug-on transmitter with a receiver
Synchronizing plug-on transmitters with
receivers – multi-channel operation
Combined with ew 300 G3 receivers, ew 300 G3 plug-on
transmitters can form transmission links that can be
used in multi-channel systems.
For information on automatic synchronization of plugon transmitters with receivers (multi-channel operation), refer to the instruction manual of your receiver.
For more information on multi-channel operation, visit
the SKP 300 G3 product page at www.sennheiser.com.
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Cleaning and maintaining the plug-on transmitter
Cleaning and maintaining the
plug-on transmitter
CAUTION
Liquids can damage the electronics of the plug-on
transmitter!
Liquids entering the housing of the device can cause a
short-circuit and damage the electronics.
왘 Keep all liquids away from the plug-on transmitter.
왘 Do not use any solvents or cleansing agents.
왘 Use a cloth to clean the plug-on transmitter from
time to time.
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Recommendations and tips
Recommendations and tips
... for the plug-on transmitter
• For best results, make sure that the transmitter
sensitivity is correctly adjusted.
... 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 plug-on transmitter and receiving
antennas.
•
To avoid overloading the receiver, observe a
minimum distance of 5 m between plug-on transmitter and receiving antennas.
•
The plug-on transmitter uses the microphone body
as an antenna – therefore microphones with a
metal casing should be used for best signal transmission.
... for multi-channel operation
• When operating a multi-channel system, you should
only use the channels within one frequency bank.
Each of the frequency banks “1” to “20” accommodates factory-preset frequencies which are intermodulation-free.
•
When using several transmitters simultaneously,
interference can be avoided by maintaining
a minimum distance of 20 cm between two
transmitters.
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If a problem occurs ...
If a problem occurs ...
Problem
Plug-on
transmitter
cannot be
operated,
“Locked”
appears on
the display
panel
Possible cause
Lock mode is
activated
Possible solution
Deactivate the lock
mode (see page 11).
No operation Batteries are
indication
flat or accupack is flat
Replace the batteries
or recharge the accupack (see page 8).
No RF signal Plug-on trans- Set the plug-on transat the
mitter and
mitter to the same
receiver
receiver are not channel as the
on the same
receiver.
channel
Synchronize the plugon transmitter with
the receiver (see
page 23).
Transmission
Reduce the distance
range is
between plug-on
exceeded
transmitter and
receiving antennas.
RF signal is
Activate the RF signal
deactivated
(see page 12).
(“RF Mute“)
RF signal
available,
no audio
signal,
“MUTE”
appears on
the display
panel
Plug-on trans- Cancel the muting
mitter is muted (see page 12).
(MUTE)
Receiver’s
squelch
threshold is
adjusted too
high
Reduce the squelch
threshold setting on
the receiver.
Plug-on transmitter doesn’t
transmit a pilot
tone
Activate the pilot
tone transmission on
the transmitter
(see page 21).
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If a problem occurs ...
Problem
RF signal
and audio
signal available, no
“SKP 300”
display on
the receiver
Possible cause
Plug-on transmitter and
receiver do not
have software
version 1.7 or
higher
Audio signal
has a high
level of
background
noise or
is distorted
Plug-on transmitter’s sensitivity is
adjusted too
low/too high
Possible solution
Update the software
of plug-on transmitter and receiver.
The current software
version is available
from your Sennheiser
partner or can be
downloaded from the
SKP 300 G3 product
page at
www.sennheiser.com.
Adjust the input
sensitivity
(see page 17).
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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Specifications
Specifications
RF characteristics
Modulation
Frequency ranges
wideband FM
516–558, 566–608, 606–648,
626–668, 734–776, 780–822,
823–865 MHz
(A to E, G, GB, see page 4)
Transmission
1,680 frequencies, tuneable in
frequencies
steps of 25 kHz
20 frequency banks, each
with up to 24 factory-preset
channels
6 frequency banks with up
to 24 user programmable
channels
Switching bandwidth up to 42 MHz
Nominal/peak
deviation
±24 kHz / ±48 kHz
Frequency stability
≤ ±15 ppm
RF output power at
switchable:
50 Ω
typ. 10 mW (“Low”)
typ. 30 mW (“Standard”)
Pilot tone squelch
can be switched off
AF characteristics
Compander system
Sennheiser HDX
AF frequency response 80 to 18,000 Hz
Signal-to-noise ratio
(1 mV, peak deviation) ≥ 120 dBA
THD
≤ 0.9%
Max. input voltage
6 Vrms
Input impedance
6 kΩ, balanced
Adjustment range of 48 dB, adjustable in steps of
input sensitivity
6 dB
Overall device
Temperature range
Power supply
Nominal voltage
Power consumption
Operating time
Dimensions
Weight (incl.
batteries)
–10°C to +55°C
2 AA size batteries, 1.5 V
or BA 2015 accupack
2.4 V
at nominal voltage:
• typ. 210 mA (10 mW RF,
w/o P48)
with switched-off plug-on
transmitter:
• ≤ 25 μA
typ. 8 h (30 mW RF, w/o P48)
approx. 105 mm x 43 mm x
43 mm
approx. 195 g
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Specifications
In compliance with
Europe
EMC
Radio
Safety
EN 301489-1/-9
EN 300422-1/-2
EN 60065
EN 62311 (SAR)
Approved by
Canada
Industry Canada RSS 123
IC: 2099A-G3SKP
limited to 698 MHz
FCC-Part 74
FCC-ID: DMOG3SKP
limited to 698 MHz
USA
Pin assignment of the XLR-3 socket
XLR-3 socket (female), balanced (Audio In)
2
1
3
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Manufacturer Declarations
Manufacturer Declarations
Warranty
Sennheiser electronic GmbH & Co. KG gives a warranty
of 24 months on this product.
For the current warranty conditions, please visit our
web site at www.sennheiser.com or contact your
Sennheiser partner.
In compliance with the following requirements
•
RoHS Directive (2002/95/EC)
•
WEEE Directive (2002/96/EC)
Please dispose of the plug-on transmitter at the
end of its operational lifetime by taking it to
your local collection point or recycling center for
such equipment.
•
Battery Directive (2006/66/EC)
The supplied batteries or rechargeable batteries
can be recycled. Please dispose of them as
special waste or return them to your specialist
dealer. In order to protect the environment, only
dispose of exhausted batteries.
CE Declaration of Conformity
•
•
0682
R&TTE Directive (1999/5/EC)
The declaration is available at www.sennheiser.com.
Before putting the product into operation, please
observe the respective country-specific regulations.
Statements regarding FCC and Industry Canada
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules and
with RSS-123 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject
to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not
cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must
accept any interference received, including interference
that may cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply
with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to
Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and,
if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this
equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of
the following measures:
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Manufacturer Declarations
•
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
•
Increase the separation between the equipment and
receiver.
•
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit
different from that to which the receiver is
connected.
•
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
This class B digital device complies with the Canadian
ICES-003.
Changes or modifications made to this equipment not
expressly approved by Sennheiser electronic Corp. may
void the FCC authorization to operate this equipment.
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Sennheiser electronic GmbH & Co. KG
Am Labor 1, 30900 Wedemark, Germany
www.sennheiser.com
Printed in Germany
Publ. 12/11
544494/A01
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