My question is; if the new transmitter " Line6 Relay V75 SC " is the same of the set XD-V75 or has received improvements?. Thank's
Relay V75sc Versus Xd-v75 Handheld Comparison
Posted 12 August 2013 - 05:17 AM
Aah, I get it now, mediterraneo...
The "SC" stands for "supercardioid", whereas the "standard" XD-V75 handheld comes with a cardioid capsule.
Supercardioids have a tighter pick-up pattern, but do pick-up slightly from a "lobe" directly behind ...and that "lobe" can prove troublesome for folks who like to have a foldback wedge directly at the "foot" of their mic stand.
Cardioids have slightly less overall feedback rejection but, surprisingly, often yield less feedback in those "wedge directly behind" situations.
Cardioids also tend to be more "forgiving" of poor microphone technique, but that "forgiveness" comes at the "expense" of slightly poorer isolation.
Posted 12 August 2013 - 03:04 PM
There is also a firmware difference that adds the new models. If you only switch out the capsules you will get "no models" until you add the proper firmware (free on Monkey)
The pattern difference is not a better or worse situation but rather a different tool to better fit different jobs.
Posted 01 November 2013 - 12:00 PM
...will the relay be a better option to the tx75 standard mike. It's a meatloaf tribute so fairly loud on stage...
I guess that when you say "the relay", you're referring to the newer supercardioid "SC" version that prompted this discussion thread...
…in which case it saddens me to report that there's NO simple answer.
A lot of us initially think of "super" as being "improved", so that "supercardioid" should simply be a "better cardioid", ...but it just ain't so.
A "supercardioid" is "more directional", meaning that it boasts a "tighter" pickup pattern which "drops vocals off" to a greater extent when the vocalist moves their mouth to either side of its "sweet spot" that's right in front, or directly in line with the mic's "barrel" …directly at the other end to where its cable plugs in.
In audio, as in life, we sadly "get nothing for nothing", so this more directional quality is achieved at the "expense" of replacing a standard cardioid's "dead" or "null" zone (that's directly "pointed at" by its XL connector) with at least one pair of (albeit "deeper") "null" zones, each of which is about 30º to 45º to either side of the "XL barrel", but with a small degree of sensitivity remaining between those zones and where that XL connector is "pointing".
These remaining areas of sensitivity are called "lobes" and you'll understand them better by comparing the "polar patterns" published for cardioid (which means "heart like") and supercardioid (sometimes referred to as "cottage loaf pickup") mics.
So, if your lead singer normally uses a cardioid mic (say an SM58 or Beta 87C) with the foldback directly in front at his feet, (the most common arrangement) then the V75-SC will NOT be a "good fit".
If, on the other hand, your foldback is either "in ear" or mainly "side fill" ...and/or your vocalist normally works with a supercardioid (like a Beta 87A or Neumann KSM 105) ...and/or you prefer the way a supercardioid picks up less "spill" from onstage, (really helpful for recordings) then the V75-SC will definitely be the better option.
Posted 02 November 2013 - 11:26 AM
Supercardioid mics have better rejection of stage wash that comes to them from the sides. They are the same as regular cardioids from directly on axis behind them. It just gives you another tool to get the job done by matching the tool to the job. So in some cases it is the better choice and not so in others.
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