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ALTERNATIVE HEADSET MIC FOR XD-V70HS
by tcorder on 2011-08-30 09:02:02

Hi all,  I have a XD-V70HS which I used for the first time last Saturday and it worked perfectly, however, the LM-4 headset mic that came with the system is absolute rubbish and I shall never use it again.  I bought the XD-V70HS to replace a Beyerdynamic Opus 300 system that I have been using for a number of years without complaint but will soon become illegal here in the UK.  The Beyer system uses an Opus 54.18 headset mic, I have attached a screen shot of the pin connections.  My question is, can I use this mic, I have 2 of them, with the XD-V70HS.  If so what are the pin connections in the TA4F connector.  If it is not possible to use this headset mic, would I be able to use a Shure WH20TQG with no problems?  Are there any suggestions for a good headset mic to use?  I would like to get as close as possible to the sound of an SM58 to match the other vocal mics in the band.



Re: ALTERNATIVE HEADSET MIC FOR XD-V70HS
by dboomer on 2011-08-30 09:34:37

The existing pinout will not work.  The Line 6 pinout is shown in out FAQ (http://line6.com/support/docs/DOC-1957)and advanced Owner Guide.  Also the sensitivity of this mic is low compared to the factory supplied mic.  You may wish to add a pull-up resistor depending on how loud your singer is.



Re: ALTERNATIVE HEADSET MIC FOR XD-V70HS
by tcorder on 2011-08-30 10:36:03

Thanks for that.  What value of resistor and what pins would I put it on.  Also, what about the Shure WH20TQG, would this work straight out of the box.  I know it's low gain but I can always increase the gain on the mixer.



Re: ALTERNATIVE HEADSET MIC FOR XD-V70HS
by dboomer on 2011-08-30 11:32:39

I have not had good luck with the WH20 ... output too low in my opinion.  It depends on how loud and close your singer is.  I also don't care for the sound.

Somewhere between 5k-10k for the pullup resistor.  Put it in series with the wire going to pin 2 (bias).

Try just adjusting the mixer first.  You may have no issues at all ... it just depends.



Re: ALTERNATIVE HEADSET MIC FOR XD-V70HS
by tcorder on 2011-08-31 05:28:05

I'll take your recomendation not to use the shure.  I don't want to appear dense, but which wire is the signal and which wire is the + volts on the beyer mic? I'd assume that the red wire is signal and the white wire is + volts or am I totally wrong?



Re: ALTERNATIVE HEADSET MIC FOR XD-V70HS
by tcorder on 2011-08-31 09:33:45

Hi, it's OK I've sussed it out.  I was wrong.  Red is + volts and the white is signal +.

Many thanks.



RE: ALTERNATIVE HEADSET MIC FOR XD-V70HS
by Line6Don on 2011-08-31 11:49:29

Hey tcorder,

You are very welcome, glad to see that you got the re-wiring issues figured out.

Thanks again to the all knowing dboomer.



Re: ALTERNATIVE HEADSET MIC FOR XD-V70HS
by albalak on 2011-11-19 05:36:43

I am considering ordering an XD-V70HS from Sweetwater and would like to know if the system will work with a Crown CM-311AESH headset (this is the version of the headset suitable for connecting to a Shure beltpack transmitter).

Thanks for your help.




Re: ALTERNATIVE HEADSET MIC FOR XD-V70HS
by dboomer on 2011-11-21 10:01:44

Yes ... the version wired for Shure will work with the XD-V70 system




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