SK100G3-G Instructions for Use

SK100G3-G Instructions for Use

SK 100

Instruction manual

Contents

Contents

Important safety instructions ................................................. 2

The SK 100 G3 bodypack transmitter.................................... 3

The frequency bank system............................................... 3

Areas of application............................................................. 4

Delivery includes.........................................................................5

Product overview........................................................................ 6

Overview of the SK 100 G3 bodypack transmitter........ 6

Overview of the displays .................................................... 7

Putting the bodypack transmitter into operation..............8

Inserting the batteries/accupack...................................... 8

Charging the accupack ....................................................... 8

Connecting the microphone cable/instrument cable.... 8

Attaching and positioning the microphones ................. 9

Attaching the bodypack transmitter to clothing ...... 10

Using the bodypack transmitter.......................................... 11

Switching the bodypack transmitter on/off ............... 11

Deactivating the lock mode temporarily...................... 12

Muting the audio signal or deactivating the RF signal....................................................................... 13

Selecting a standard display........................................... 15

Using the operating menu..................................................... 16

The buttons ........................................................................ 16

Overview of the operating menu .................................. 17

Working with the operating menu ............................... 18

Adjusting settings via the operating menu ...................... 20

The main menu “Menu”................................................... 20

The extended menu “Advanced Menu”........................ 23

Synchronizing the bodypack transmitter with a receiver.......................................................................... 26

Synchronizing the bodypack transmitter with the receiver – individual operation ...................... 26

Synchronizing bodypack transmitters with receivers – multi-channel operation .................... 26

Cleaning the bodypack transmitter .................................... 27

Recommendations and tips .................................................. 28

If a problem occurs ... ............................................................. 29

Accessories and spare parts.................................................. 30

Specifications............................................................................ 31

Connector assignment ..................................................... 32

Polar diagrams and frequency response curves of the microphones........................................................... 33

Manufacturer Declarations.................................................... 34

Index ........................................................................................... 36

An animated instruction manual can be viewed on the SK 100 G3 product page on our website at www.sennheiser.com.

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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.

• 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 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.

Replacement parts

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

Intended use

Intended use of the ew 100 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.

The SK 100 G3 bodypack transmitter

The SK 100 G3 bodypack transmitter

This bodypack transmitter is part of the evolution wireless series generation 3 (ew G3). With this series, Sennheiser offers high-quality 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 evolution wireless 100 G3 series:

• Optimized PLL synthesizer and microprocessor technology

• HDX noise reduction system

• Pilot tone squelch control

• True diversity technology

• Switching bandwidth of 42 MHz

• Increased immunity to intermodulation and interferences in multi-channel operation

The frequency bank system

The bodypack transmitter is available in 6 UHF frequency ranges with 1,680 transmission 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 21 frequency banks with up to 12 channels each:

Channel

1 – frequency preset

Channel

2 – frequency preset

Frequency bank

1... 20

Channel

12 – frequency preset

Channel

1 – freely selectable frequency

Channel

2 – freely selectable frequency

Frequency bank

U

Channel

12 – freely selectable frequency

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 intermodulation-free. These frequencies cannot be changed.

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The SK 100 G3 bodypack transmitter

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 SK 100 G3 product page on our website at www.sennheiser.com.

The frequency bank “ U ” allows you to freely select and store frequencies. It might be that these frequencies are not intermodulation-free.

Areas of application

The bodypack transmitter can be combined with the

EM 100 G3 stationary receiver.

The EM 100 G3 stationary 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 Combinable with Receiver

SK 100 G3 • Clip-on microphones:

ME 2, ME 4

EM 100 G3

• Headmics:

ME 3

• Instrument cable:

CI 1

40

25

PEAK

-10

10 -20

RF AF

20.12

P

ew100 G3

533.875

MUTE

MHz

SET

Overview of the microphones and instrument cables:

Microphone/ instrument cable

ME 2 clip-on microphone

ME 4 clip-on microphone

ME 3 headmic

CI 1 instrument cable –

Microphone type pre-polarized condenser microphone

Pick-up pattern

– omni

– cardioid

– cardioid

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Delivery includes

Delivery includes

The packaging contains the following items:

1 SK 100 G3 bodypack transmitter

2 AA size batteries, 1.5 V

1 instruction manual

1 frequency information sheet

1 RF licensing information sheet

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Product overview

Product overview

Overview of the SK 100 G3 bodypack transmitter

Microphone/instrument input ( MIC / LINE ),

3.5 mm jack socket, lockable

쐇 MUTE switch

Antenna

Operation and battery status indicator, red LED

(lit = ON /flashing = LOW BATTERY )

Audio overmodulation indicator, yellow LED

(lit = AF PEAK )

Charging contacts

쐆 SET button

쐊 왖

/

rocker button ( UP / DOWN )

Battery compartment

Battery compartment cover

Battery compartment catches

Infra-red interface

씈 ON

/ OFF button with ESC function (cancel)

Display panel, backlit in orange

Product overview

Overview of the displays

After switch-on, the bodypack transmitter displays the standard display “ Frequency/Name ”. For further illustrations and examples of the different standard displays, refer

to page 15.

The display backlighting is automatically reduced after approx. 20 seconds.

햲 햳 햴

AF

533.875

MHz ew100 G3

P

MUTE

햷 햸 햹

Display Meaning

Audio level “ AF ” Modulation of the bodypack transmitter with peak hold function

When the transmitter’s audio input level is excessively high, the

“ AF ” display shows full deflection and, in addition, the yellow

AF PEAK LED

lights up:

Frequency

Name

“ MUTE ”

Battery status

Current transmission frequency

Freely selectable name of the transmitter

Transmission icon RF signal is being transmitted

Lock mode icon

“ P ” (pilot tone)

Lock mode is activated

Pilot tone transmission is activated

Audio signal is muted

Charge status:

approx. 100 %

approx. 70 %

approx. 30 %

charge status is critical, the red

LOW BATTERY LED

쐏 is flashing:

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Putting the bodypack transmitter into operation

Putting the bodypack transmitter into operation

Inserting the batteries/accupack

For powering the bodypack transmitter, you can either use two 1.5 V AA size batteries or the rechargeable Sennheiser

BA 2015 accupack (see “Accessories and spare parts” on page 30).

Open the battery compartment by pushing the two catches

in the direction of the arrows and open the cover

.

Insert the two batteries or the accupack as shown above. Please observe correct polarity when inserting the batteries/accupack.

Close the battery compartment.

The battery compartment cover

locks into place with an audible click.

Charging the accupack

To charge the bodypack transmitter with the BA 2015

accupack (see “Accessories and spare parts” on page 30)

installed:

Insert the bodypack transmitter into the L 2015 charger

(see “Accessories and spare parts” on page 30).

The L 2015 charger can only charge the combination

BA 2015 accupack/bodypack transmitter. Standard batteries (primary cells) or individual rechargeable battery cells cannot be charged in this way.

Connecting the microphone cable/ instrument cable

The audio input is designed for the connection of both condenser microphones and instruments (e.g. guitars).

DC powering of the condenser microphones is via the audio input (3.5 mm jack socket MIC / LINE

).

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Putting the bodypack transmitter into operation

Use one of the recommended Sennheiser microphones

or the optional CI 1 instrument cable (see “Accessories and spare parts” on page 30).

Connect the 3.5 mm jack plug

씊 from the Sennheiser microphone or instrument cable to the 3.5 mm jack socket MIC / LINE

.

Lock the 3.5 mm jack plug by screwing down the coupling ring

.

Via the operating menu, adjust the sensitivity of the microphone/line input (see page 20).

Attaching and positioning the microphones

ME 2

Use the microphone clip

to attach the microphone to clothing (e.g. tie, lapel).

Attach the ME 2 microphone as close as possible to the sound source.

The ME 2 clip-on microphone has an omni-directional pickup pattern. It is therefore not necessary to position it precisely.

ME 3

Adjust the ME 3 headmic so that a comfortable and secure fit is ensured.

The ME 3 headmic has a cardioid pick-up pattern.

Position the microphone so that its sound inlet is directed towards the sound source (e.g. mouth).

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Putting the bodypack transmitter into operation

ME 4

Use the microphone clip

to attach the microphone to clothing (e.g. tie, lapel).

The ME 4 clip-on microphone has a cardioid pick-up pattern.

Position the ME 4 so that its sound inlet is directed towards the sound source (e.g. mouth).

Attaching the bodypack transmitter to clothing

You can use the belt clip

to attach the bodypack transmitter to clothing (e.g. belt, waistband).

The belt clip is detachable so that you can also attach the bodypack transmitter with the antenna pointing downwards. To do so, withdraw the belt clip

from its fixing points and attach it the other way round.

The belt clip

is secured so that it cannot slide out of its fixing points accidentally.

To detach the belt clip:

Lift the belt clip as shown.

Press down the belt clip at one fixing point and pull it out of the transmitter housing.

Repeat for the other side.

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Using the bodypack transmitter

Using the bodypack transmitter

To establish a transmission link, proceed as follows:

1. Switch the receiver on (see the instruction manual of the receiver).

2. Switch the bodypack 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 26.

If you cannot establish a transmission link between bodypack transmitter and receiver, refer to the chapter

“Synchronizing the bodypack transmitter with the receiver

– individual operation” on page 26.

Switching the bodypack transmitter on/off

Push the two battery compartment catches

and open the battery compartment cover

.

To switch the bodypack transmitter on (online operation):

ON/OFF

Briefly press the ON / OFF button

.

The bodypack transmitter transmits an

RF signal.

The standard display “ Frequency/Name ” appears on the display panel. The red ON LED

쐏 lights up and the transmission icon

is displayed.

You can switch the bodypack transmitter on and deactivate the RF signal on switch-on. For more

information, see page 12.

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Using the bodypack transmitter

To switch the bodypack transmitter off :

If necessary, deactivate the lock mode (see page 12).

ON/OFF

Keep the ON / OFF button pressed until “ OFF ” appears on the display panel. The red ON LED

쐏 goes off and the display panel turns off.

When in the operating menu, pressing the ON /

OFF button will cancel your entry (ESC function) and return you to the current standard display.

To switch the bodypack transmitter on and to deactivate the RF signal on switch-on (offline operation):

ON/OFF

Keep the ON / OFF button pressed until “ RF Mute

On?

” appears on the display panel.

Press the SET button.

The transmission frequency is displayed but the bodypack transmitter does not transmit an RF signal. The transmission icon

is not displayed.

AF

MHz ew100 G3

P

MUTE

Use this function to save battery power or to prepare a bodypack transmitter for use during live operation without causing interference to existing transmission links.

To activate the RF signal :

ON/OFF

Briefly press the ON / OFF button.

“ RF Mute Off?

” appears on the display panel.

Press the SET button.

The transmission icon

is displayed again.

Deactivating the lock mode temporarily

You can activate or deactivate the automatic lock mode via the “ Auto Lock ” menu item (see page 22).

If the lock mode is activated, you have to temporarily deactivate it In order to be able to operate the bodypack transmitter:

Press the SET button.

“ Locked ” appears on the display panel.

Press the rocker button.

“ Unlock?

” appears on the display panel.

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Using the bodypack transmitter

Press the SET button.

The lock mode is temporarily deactivated.

How you are using the bodypack transmitter determines how long the lock mode remains 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

flashes prior to the lock mode being activated again.

AF

533.875

MHz ew100 G3

P MUTE

Muting the audio signal or deactivating the

RF signal

The MUTE switch

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

(see page 24):

Setting

Slide the MUTE switch

쐇 ...

“ AF On/Off ” ... to the left

(position MUTE )

... to the right

Function

Mutes the audio signal

“ RF On/Off ” ... to the left

(position MUTE

... to the right

)

Unmutes the audio signal

Deactivates the RF signal

(offline operation)

Activates the RF signal

(online operation)

“ Disabled ” No function

From the “ Mute Mode ” menu item, select the desired

setting (see page 24).

Exit the operating menu.

Slide the MUTE switch MUTE

to the left, to the position MUTE .

The bodypack transmitter reacts as indicated in the table.

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Using the bodypack transmitter

The current state of the muting function or the RF signal is displayed on the display panel of the bodypack transmitter.

AF

533.875

MHz ew100 G3

P MUTE

Audio signal is muted

Transmitter’s display panel: “ MUTE ”

is displayed

Audio signal is activated (muting is deactivated)

Transmitter’s display panel: “ MUTE ”

is not displayed

RF signal is deactivated

Transmitter’s display panel: transmission icon

is not displayed, “ MUTE ”

is displayed

RF signal is activated

Transmitter’s display panel: Transmission icon

is displayed, “ MUTE ”

is not displayed

You can also deactivate the RF signal on switch-on.

For more information, refer to the chapter

“Switching the bodypack transmitter on/off” on

page 12.

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 12.

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Using the bodypack transmitter

Selecting a standard display

Press the rocker button to select a standard display:

Contents of the display Selectable standard display

“ Frequency/Name ”

AF

533.875

MHz ew100 G3

P

MUTE

“ Frequency bank/Channel/

Frequency ”

AF

B.Ch: 20.12

533.875

MHz

P MUTE

AF

ew100 G3

B.Ch: 20.12

P

MUTE

“ Name/Frequency bank/

Channel ”

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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.

Make use of the possibility to adjust settings via the operating menu of the receiver and to transfer these settings to the bodypack transmitter.

For more information on how to transfer settings to the bodypack transmitter, refer to the instruction manual of your receiver. The relevant information is marked with the sync icon.

The buttons

Button

Press the

ON/OFF button

ON/OFF

Function of the button

• Switches the bodypack transmitter on and off

• Cancels the entry and returns to the current standard display (ESC function)

Press the SET button

• Activates/deactivates the RF signal

(special function, see page 12)

• 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 Press the rocker button

• Changes to the next/previous menu item

• Changes the setting of a menu item

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Using the operating menu

Overview of the operating menu

Main menu

“Menu”

Sensitivity

Exit

Frequency Preset

Name

Auto Lock

Advanced

Extended menu

“Advanced Menu”

Tune

Mute Mode

Cable Emulation

Pilot Tone

LCD Contrast

Reset

Software Revision

Exit

Display Function of the menu item

Main menu “Menu”

Sensitivity Adjusts the sensitivity “ AF ”

(see page 20)

Frequency Preset Sets the frequency bank and the

channel (see page 21)

Name

Auto Lock

Enters the transmitter name

(see page 22)

Activates/deactivates the lock mode

(see page 22)

Advanced

Exit

Calls up the extended menu

“ Advanced Menu

” (see page 23)

Exits the operating menu and returns to the current standard display

Extended menu “Advanced Menu”

Tune Sets the transmission frequencies for the frequency bank “ U

” (see page 23)

Sets the channel and the transmission frequency for the frequency bank “ U ”

(see page 23)

Mute Mode Sets the mode for the MUTE switch

(see page 24)

Cable Emulation Emulates guitar cable capacities

(see page 24)

Pilot Tone

LCD Contrast

Activates/deactivates the pilot tone

transmission (see page 24)

Adjusts the contrast of the display panel (see page 25)

Reset Resets the settings made in the

operating menu (see page 25)

Software Revision Displays the current software revision

(see page 25)

Exit Exits the extended menu “ Advanced

Menu ” and returns to the main menu

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Using the operating 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 12).

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

Press the SET button.

The current standard display is replaced by the main menu.

The last selected menu item is displayed.

Selecting a menu item

Press the rocker 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

Call up

“Sensitivity”

SET

Sensitivity

–12 dB

Select the desired setting

Sensitivity

–36 dB

Store the setting

SET

“Stored”

Press the SET button to call up the menu item.

Press the rocker button to adjust the input sensitivity.

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:

Press the SET button repeatedly until the last edited menu item appears.

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Using the operating menu

Exiting a menu item

Change to the “ Exit ” menu item.

Menu

Exit

Confirm your selection.

You return to the next higher menu level.

To directly return to the current standard display:

ON/OFF

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 your receiver and to transfer these settings to the bodypack transmitter.

For more information, refer to the instruction manual of the receiver. The relevant information is marked with the sync icon.

The main menu “ Menu ”

Adjusting the input sensitivity – “Sensitivity”

Menu

Sensitivity

–12 dB

Call up

“Sensitivity”

SET

Sensitivity

–12 dB

Select the desired setting

Sensitivity

–36 dB

Store the setting

SET

“Stored”

Adjustment range: 0 to –60 dB, adjustable in steps of 3 dB

The audio level display “ AF ”

always indicates the audio level, even if the bodypack transmitter is muted, e.g. allowing you to check the adjusted sensitivity before live operation.

AF

B.Ch: 20.12

533.875

MHz

P

MUTE

Input sensitivity is adjusted ...

... too high

... correctly

... too low

Effect/display

Close talking distances, speakers with loud voices or loud music passages cause overmodulation in the transmission link. The yellow

AF PEAK LED

lights up. The audio level display “ AF ”

shows full deflection for the duration of the overmodulation.

The audio level display “ AF ”

햲 shows full deflection only during the loudest passages.

The transmission link is undermodulated. This results in a signal with high background noise.

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Adjusting settings via the operating menu

The following figures are a guide to the best settings:

Transmission situation

Loud music/vocals

Presentations

Instrument input

Electric guitars with single coil pickups

Electric guitars with humbucker pickups

Guitars with active electronics (active pickups, active EQs, piezo pickups)

Sensitivity setting

−30 to −21 dB

−21 to 0 dB

−30 to −24 dB

−45 to −30 dB

−45 to −30 dB

Selecting the frequency bank and the channel manually –

“Frequency Preset”

Menu

Frequency Preset

B.Ch: 1. 1

Call up “Frequency

Preset”

SET

Frequency Preset

B.Ch: 1 . 1

518.200

MHz

Select the frequency bank and confirm

SET

Frequency Preset

B.Ch: 20.

1

533.875

MHz

Select the channel; store the setting

SET

“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 12 per frequency bank

“ U ” up to 12

Type

System bank: frequencies are factorypreset

User bank: frequencies are freely selectable

When setting up multi-channel systems, please observe the following:

Only the factory-preset frequencies within one

frequency bank are intermodulation-free (see page 26).

Bodypack transmitter and receiver of a transmission link have to be set to the same frequency.

It is vital to observe the notes on frequency

selection on page 26.

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Adjusting settings via the operating menu

Entering a name – “Name”

Menu

Name

L i c h a e l

Call up “Name”

SET

Name

L i c h a e l

SET

Name

M i chael

Enter a character and confirm

Enter a character; store the setting

SET

“Stored”

Via the “ Name ” menu, you can enter a freely selectable name (e.g. the name of the performer) for the bodypack transmitter.

The name can be displayed on the standard displays

“ Frequency/Name ” and “ Name/Frequency bank/Channel ”.

The name 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:

Press the rocker button to select a character.

Press the SET button to change to the next segment/character or to store the complete entry.

Activating/deactivating the automatic lock mode –

“Auto Lock”

SET

Menu

Auto Lock

Active

Call up

“Auto Lock”

Auto Lock

Active

Select the desired setting

Auto Lock

Inactive

Store the setting

SET

“Stored”

The lock mode prevents that the bodypack transmitter is accidentally switched off or programed during operation.

The lock mode icon

on the current standard display indicates that the lock mode is activated.

Press the rocker button to select the desired setting.

For information on how to use the lock mode, refer to

page 12.

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Adjusting settings via the operating menu

The extended menu “ Advanced Menu ”

Setting transmission frequencies for the frequency bank

“U” – “Tune”

When you have selected one of the system banks and then select the “ Tune ” menu, the bodypack transmitter automatically switches to channel 1 of the frequency bank “ U ”. In this case, “ U.1

” briefly appears on the display panel.

Upon delivery, the channels of the frequency bank

“ U ” 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 set a transmission frequency to be stored in the current channel or you can select a different channel in the frequency bank “ U ” and assign this channel a transmission frequency.

It is vital to observe the notes on frequency

selection on page 26.

Setting a transmission frequency for the current channel

Press the rocker button until the “ Tune ” menu item appears.

Press the SET button.

The frequency selection appears.

Advanced Menu

Tune

543.200 MHz

Call up “Tune”

SET

Tune

543 .200 MHz

SET

Tune

544.

200 MHz

Select the MHz value and confirm

Select the kHz value; store the setting

SET

“Stored”

Set the desired frequency.

Press the SET button.

Your settings are stored.

You are back to the operating menu.

Selecting a channel and assigning this channel a frequency

Press the rocker button until the “ Tune ” menu item appears.

Keep the SET button pressed until the channel selection appears.

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Adjusting settings via the operating menu

Advanced Menu

Tune

543.200 MHz

Call up “Tune”

(special function)

SET

Tune

543.200 MHz

Select the channel; store the setting

SET

Tune

543 .200 MHz

Set the frequency

SET

“Stored”

Set the desired channel.

Press the SET button.

The frequency selection appears.

Set the desired frequency.

Press the SET button.

Your settings are stored.

You are back to the operating menu.

Setting the mode for the MUTE switch – “Mute Mode”

Advanced Menu

Mute Mode

AF On/Off

Call up

“Mute Mode”

SET

Mode

AF On/Off

RF On/Off

Disabled ”

Mute Mode

AF On/Off

Mute Mode

RF On/Off

Select the desired setting

Store the setting

SET

“Stored”

Function

When the switch is in the MUTE position, no audio signal is transmitted.

When the switch is in the MUTE position, the RF signal is deactivated.

The muting function is deactivated.

For information on how to use the MUTE switch, refer to

page 13.

Emulating guitar cables – “Cable Emulation”

Advanced Menu

Cable Emulation

Medium

Call up “Cable

Emulation”

SET

Cable Emulation

Medium

Select the desired setting

Cable Emulation

High

Store the setting

SET

“Stored”

Via the “ Cable Emulation ” menu item, you can emulate

4 different guitar cable capacities.

Activating/deactivating the pilot tone transmission –

“Pilot Tone”

Advanced Menu

SET

Active

Call up

“Pilot Tone”

Pilot Tone

Active

Select the desired setting

Pilot Tone

Inactive

Store the setting

SET

“Stored”

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Adjusting settings via the operating menu

The bodypack transmitter adds an inaudible signal, known as the pilot tone, to the transmitted signal. The receiver detects and evaluates the pilot tone.

The pilot tone supports the receiver’s squelch function

(Squelch) and protects against interference due to

RF signals from other devices.

Devices of the ew 100 G1 series (generation 1) do not support the pilot tone function. Therefore, please observe the following when combining a bodypack transmitter or receiver of the ew 100 G3 series (generation 3) with devices from an earlier evolution wireless generation:

Transmitter Receiver Make sure to ...

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

w G3 w G1 w G1 w G3

... deactivate the pilot tone function on the ew 100 G3 bodypack transmitter.

... deactivate the pilot tone function on the ew 100 G3 receiver.

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

SET

Reset

Yes

Call up “Reset”

“Stored”

Select the desired setting; apply the setting

SET

When resetting the settings made in the operating menu, only the selected settings for the pilot tone and for the frequency bank “ U ” remain unchanged. For an overview of the factory-preset default settings, refer to the supplied frequency information sheet.

Displaying the software revision – “Software Revision”

You can display the current software revision of the bodypack transmitter.

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Synchronizing the bodypack transmitter with a receiver

Synchronizing the bodypack transmitter with a receiver

When synchronizing the bodypack transmitter with a receiver, please observe the following:

Only use a transmitter and a receiver from the same frequency range (see the type plate on the transmitter and the receiver).

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

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

Synchronizing the bodypack transmitter with the receiver – individual operation

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

If, however, you cannot establish a transmission link between bodypack transmitter and receiver, you have to synchronize the channels of the devices.

For information on automatic synchronization of the bodypack 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 bodypack transmitter manually:

Make sure that you set the bodypack transmitter to the same frequency bank and the same channel as the

receiver (see page 21).

If you still cannot establish a transmission link, refer to the

chapter “If a problem occurs ...” on page 29.

Synchronizing bodypack transmitters with receivers – multi-channel operation

Combined with ew 100 G3 receivers, ew 100 G3 bodypack transmitters can form transmission links that can be used in multi-channel systems.

For information on automatic synchronization of bodypack transmitters with receivers (multi-channel operation), refer to the instruction manual of your receiver.

For more information on multi-channel operation, visit the

SK 100 G3 product page at www.sennheiser.com.

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Cleaning the bodypack transmitter

Cleaning the bodypack transmitter

CAUTION!

Liquids can damage the electronics of the bodypack transmitter!

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

Keep all liquids away from the bodypack transmitter.

Use a cloth to clean the bodypack transmitter from time to time.

Do not use any solvents or cleansing agents.

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Recommendations and tips

Recommendations and tips

... for the ME 2 and ME 4 clip-on microphones

• To reduce level variations to a minimum when the user turns his or her head away from the microphone, attach the microphone as centrally as possible.

• To protect the microphone against excessive sweat/ moisture, avoid direct skin contact.

• Attach the microphone carefully and conduct the cable so that noise due to friction is avoided.

• Always use the ME 4 directional microphone with a windshield and direct the microphone towards the sound source (e.g. mouth).

... for the ME 3 headmic

• Always use the microphone with a pop shield and position the microphone at the corner of the mouth.

• You can vary the bass reproduction by increasing/ decreasing the talking distance.

• Make sure that the sound inlet is directed towards the mouth. The sound inlet is marked with a little dot.

... for the bodypack transmitter

• Make sure that the antenna and the microphone cable do not cross.

• The antenna should hang freely and be at least 1 cm away from the body. The antenna must not be in direct contact with the skin.

• 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 transmitting and receiving antennas.

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

... for multi-channel operation

• For multi-channel operation, you should only use the channels within one frequency bank. Each of the frequency banks “ 1 ” to “ 20 ” accommodates factorypreset 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

Bodypack transmitter cannot be operated,

“ Locked ” appears on the display panel

No operation indication

Possible cause

Lock mode is activated

Possible solution

Deactivate the lock

mode (see page 12).

No RF signal at the receiver

RF signal available, no audio signal,

“ MUTE panel

” appears on the display

Audio signal has a high level of background noise or audio signal is distorted

Batteries are flat or accupack is flat

Bodypack transmitter and receiver are not on the same channel

Replace the batteries or recharge the accupack

(see page 8).

Set the bodypack transmitter to the same channel as the receiver.

Synchronize the bodypack transmitter with the receiver

(see page 26).

Transmission range is exceeded

RF signal is deactivated

(“ RF Mute “)

Bodypack transmitter is muted

( MUTE )

Receiver’s squelch threshold is adjusted too high

Bodypack transmitter doesn’t transmit a pilot tone

Bodypack transmitter’s sensitivity is adjusted too low/too high

Reduce the distance between bodypack transmitter and receiving antennas.

Activate the RF signal

(see page 13).

Cancel the muting

(see page 13).

Reduce the squelch threshold setting on the receiver.

Activate or deactivate the pilot tone transmis-

sion (see page 24).

Adjust the input sensitivity

(see page 20).

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

009950 BA 2015 accupack

009828 L 2015 charger

503168 CC 3 system case

009825 BPP 1 bodypack pouch

Adapters

009827 DC 2 power adapter (12 V DC)

Cables

005021 CI 1 instrument cable

(with

¼

” (6.3 mm) jack plug)

004840 CL 2 line cable

(with XLR-3F connector)

Microphones

005018 ME 2 clip-on microphone, condenser, omni-directional

005020 ME 4 clip-on microphone, condenser, cardioid

009862 HSP 2 headmic, condenser, omni-directional

009864 HSP 4 headmic, condenser, cardioid

005019 ME 3-ew headmic, condenser, cardioid

009831 MKE 2-ew Gold clip-on microphone, color black condenser, omni-directional

009832 MKE 2-ew-3 clip-on microphone, color beige condenser, omni-directional

500527 MKE 40 clip-on microphone, condenser, cardioid

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Specifications

Specifications

RF characteristics

Modulation

Frequency ranges

Transmission frequencies

Switching bandwidth

Nominal/peak deviation

Frequency stability

RF output power at 50

Ω

Pilot tone squelch

AF characteristics

Compander system

AF frequency response wideband FM

516–558, 566–608,

626–668, 734–776,

780–822, 823–865 MHz

(A–E, G, see page 3)

1,680 frequencies, tuneable in steps of 25 kHz

20 frequency banks, each with up to 12 factorypreset channels

1 frequency bank with up to 12 user programmable channels

42 MHz

±24 kHz/±48 kHz

≤ ±15 ppm typ. 30 mW can be switched off

Signal-to-noise ratio

(1 mV, peak deviation)

THD

Max. input voltage microphone/line

Input impedance microphone/line

Input capacitance

Adjustment range of input sensitivity

Overall device

Temperature range

Power supply

Nominal voltage

Sennheiser HDX microphone:

80–18,000 Hz line: 25–18,000 Hz

≥ 110 dBA

≤ 0.9%

3 V rms

40 k

Ω, unbalanced/1 MΩ switchable

60 dB, adjustable in 3-dB steps

−10°C to +55°C

2 AA size batteries, 1.5 V or BA 2015 accupack

2.4 V

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Specifications

Current consumption: at nominal voltage with switched-off transmitter

Operating time

Dimensions

Weight (incl. batteries)

In compliance with

Europe typ. 180 mA (30 mW)

≤ 25 μA typ.

8 hrs approx. 82 x 64 x 24 mm approx. 160 g

EMC EN 301489-1/-9

Radio EN 300422-1/-2

Safety EN 60065

EN 62311 (SAR)

Approved by

Canada

USA

Industry Canada RSS 123

IC 2099A-G3SK limited to 806 MHz

FCC-Part 74

FCC-ID: DMO G3SK limited to 698 MHz

Microphones

ME 2 ME 3 ME 4

Microphone type condenser condenser condenser

Sensitivity 20 mV/Pa 1.6 mV/Pa 40 mV/Pa

Pick-up pattern omni cardioid cardioid

Max. SPL 130 dB SPL 150 dB SPL 120 dB SPL

Connector assignment

3.5 mm jack plug:

Mic Line

Line

Mic

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Specifications

Polar diagrams and frequency response curves of the microphones

Polar diagram ME 3

90 °

60 °

30

°

15

20

25 dB

0 °

0

5

10

30

°

60 °

90 °

Polar diagram ME 4

90 °

60 °

30

°

15

20

25 dB

0 °

0

5

10

30

°

60 °

90 °

120°

125 Hz

250 Hz

500 Hz

1000 Hz

150

°

180 °

120 °

150

°

2000 Hz

4000 Hz

8000 Hz

16000 Hz

120 °

125 Hz

250 Hz

500 Hz

1000 Hz

150 °

180 °

120 °

150 ° 2000 Hz

4000 Hz

8000 Hz

16000 Hz

Frequency response curve ME 2 dBV

-10

-20

-30

-40

-50

-60

50 200 500 2k 5k

Frequency response curve ME 3 dBV

-40

-50

-60

-70

-90

-100

50

1 m

200 500

5 cm

2k 5k

Frequency response curve ME 4 dBV

-10

-20

-30

-40

-50

-60

50

0° / 1 m

200 500

90° / 1 m

2k

0° / 10 cm

5k

20k

Hz

20k

Hz

20k

Hz

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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 bodypack 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/CE)

The declaration is available at www.sennheiser.com.

Before putting the device 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-210 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.

Before putting the device into operation, please observe the respective country-specific regulations!

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Index

Index

A

Accupack

charging 8 inserting 8

Activating/deactivating lock mode (Auto Lock) 22

pilot tone 24

Adjusting cable emulation 24 contrast (LCD Contrast) 25 input sensitivity (Sensitivity) 20

Advanced Menu (extended menu)

overview 17

settings 23

AF (audio level) 7

AF PEAK (overmodulation) 7

Attaching

bodypack transmitter 10

microphones 9

Audio signal, muting (Mute) 13

Auto Lock (activating/deactivating the lock mode) 22

B

Batteries, inserting 8

Bodypack transmitter

attaching to clothing 10

cleaning 27

resetting (Reset) 25

switching on/off 11

synchronizing with receiver 26

Buttons (function of the ~) 16

C

Cable emulation (emulating guitar cables) 24

Channel

assigning a frequency 23

overview 3

selecting (Frequency Preset) 21

selecting (Tune) 23

Charging

accupack 8

battery status display 7

Cleaning (bodypack transmitter) 27

Connecting (microphone/instrument cable) 8

D

Deactivating

lock mode temporarily 12

Displays adjusting the contrast (LCD Contrast) 25 charge status 7

overview 7

standard displays 15

E

Emulating guitar cables (Cable emulation) 24

F

Factory default settings (resetting the settings in the

operating menu) 25

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Index

Frequency

preset frequencies 3

~ ranges 3

selecting ~ presets 21

setting the transmission ~ 23

Frequency bank

overview 3

selecting (Frequency Preset) 21

~ system 3

Frequency Preset (selecting a frequency bank/

channel) 21

I

Infra-red transmission 26

Inserting (batteries/accupack) 8

Instrument cable, connecting 8

L

LCD Contrast (contrast of the display panel) 25

Lock mode activating/deactivating (Auto Lock) 22

deactivating temporarily 12

Locked (lock mode activated) 12

M

Menu (main menu)

overview 17

settings 20

Microphones

attaching/positioning 9

connecting the microphone cable 8

overview 4 pick-up patterns 4

polar diagrams and frequency response curves 33

suitable ~ 4

Modulation (input sensitivity/adjusting the sensitivity) 20

Multi-channel system 26

Mute (muting the audio signal) 13

Mute Mode (setting the mode for the MUTE switch) 24

MUTE switch

function 13

setting the mode (Mute Mode) 24

Muting (audio signal) 13

N

Name (entering a name) 22

O

Offline operation (RF signal deactivated) 12

Online operation (RF signal activated) 11

P

Pilot tone

activating/deactivating 24 transmission 24

R

Reset (resetting the settings in the operating menu) 25

RF signal

activating (online operation) 11

deactivating (during operation) 14

deactivating (offline operation) 12, 13

S

Sensitivity (adjusting the input sensitivity) 20

Setting

MUTE switch (Mute Mode) 24

transmission frequency (Tune) 23

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Index

Setting up

transmission link 26

Software Revision (displaying the software revision) 25

Switching on/off

bodypack transmitter 11

Synchronizing (bodypack transmitter/receiver) 26

T

Transmission frequency

selecting (Frequency Preset) 21

setting (Tune) 23

Transmission power, optimizing 28

Troubleshooting 29

Tune (setting a transmission frequency) 23

U

Unlock (deactivating the lock mode) 12

Using

bodypack transmitter 11

operating menu 18

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Sennheiser electronic GmbH & Co. KG

Am Labor 1, 30900 Wedemark, Germany www.sennheiser.com

Printed in Germany

Publ. 01/09

529669/A01

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