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xd-v75 and Heil rc-35
by penluis on 2012-01-10 07:54:42

Hi

I had the xd-v70 system along with a rc-35 capsule from Heil Sound. Comparing it to the pr35 wired version I felt that it was kind closed off. I started searching and found this thread http://line6.com/support/message/280800">http://line6.com/support/message/280800">http://line6.com/support/message/280800JessB states that after removing the -10db pad that is hardwired on the underside of the element, he got a better open sound.

This -10bd pad was intended to use with shure systems... I also read that that is less gain with third party capsules when installed to the xdv70

Ok, so I just return the the xd-v70 and ordered a xd-v75 and my question is: Has this gain thing with 3rd party capsules changed in this new version (xdv75) or is still the same? (less gain) I ask because I'm planning to remove the -10db pad on my heil capsule, but I want to be sure first. Are you aware of anyone else removing the -10db pad on the heil capsule and geting better results? Thx.



Re: xd-v75 and Heil rc-35
by dboomer on 2012-01-10 10:27:49

It has been changed AND there is now make-up gain of 12 dB available in the receiver.  If you flash a V70 you will also get the same.



Re: xd-v75 and Heil rc-35
by penluis on 2012-01-10 13:39:58

Thanks Mr. Boomer

So in my case you think its better to leave the -10db pad?



Re: xd-v75 and Heil rc-35
by dboomer on 2012-01-10 14:00:52

Depends on how loud your source is.  You'd just have to try it both ways in your application.



Re: xd-v75 and Heil rc-35
by penluis on 2012-01-11 04:54:43

Tks a lot Don. Just one last question. As I told you i just ordered the new xd-v75...when this unit arrives do I have to update it? or does it comes already updated? I was reading but im kind of confused. And how do I get notifications on future updates? Thx :)



Re: xd-v75 and Heil rc-35
by dboomer on 2012-01-11 08:05:14

XD-V75's come with the new software but you can always check by running Line 6 "Monkey".  It will read the firmware version you have and then inform you if any updates are needed.



Re: xd-v75 and Heil rc-35
by penluis on 2012-01-11 08:44:01

Thanks for everything Don :)



Re: xd-v75 and Heil rc-35
by penluis on 2012-01-27 11:14:17

Ok...so I just received my xd-v75 system and I cant screw the Heil capsule. Looks like the handheld base is bigger than the capsule. When I had the xdv70 it fitted perfectly...is the v75 handheld bigger than the v70? or is it a problem with my particular unit? Thx



Re: xd-v75 and Heil rc-35
by penluis on 2012-01-27 11:41:00

k...so I just received my xd-v75 system and I cant screw the Heil capsule. Looks like the handheld base is bigger than the capsule. When I had the xdv70 it fitted perfectly...is the v75 handheld bigger than the v70? or is it a problem with my particular unit? Thx



Re: xd-v75 and Heil rc-35
by dboomer on 2012-01-27 13:33:35

Xd-V75 and 70 are identical mechanically.  They both use the same mic capsule.

Did the Heil fit on your V70?



Re: xd-v75 and Heil rc-35
by penluis on 2012-01-27 22:00:09

Yes it did fit the xdv70...I took the v75 to the store, it definitely has a problem in the screwing part. We compared it with the v70 in the store and the Heil capsule fitted perfectly. So I returned it. Thx



Re: xd-v75 and Heil rc-35
by beastofbourbon on 2012-02-10 13:33:08

seems like there is problem with manufactuing.



Re: xd-v75 and Heil rc-35
by chrispeters29 on 2012-03-13 04:51:46

deffo..now i have me a V75 system ...with a Heil head that i cant use ??? cos mine dont fit properly either !!

The thread on the Line 6 V75 is shoddy workmanship.



Re: xd-v75 and Heil rc-35
by chrispeters29 on 2012-03-16 11:50:59

took it back ...

The replacement works fine ..as it should !



Re: xd-v75 and Heil rc-35
by bazesax on 2012-03-21 13:26:22

hi, I have the same problem with my xd v-30. it's impossible to get enough gain from any capsule

(tried sm58,beta58,beta87A,heil rc35). it only works properly with it's own head which is not bad, but a little thin and sterile. So what is the compatibility hype about when I can not use any of the listed capsules

on v-30 system. the last capsule I tried today is the heil sound rc35 (padded -10db). not enough gain and sounds lifeless.

so I want to know where is the problem?! in the capsules or in the transmitter? does it have some limiter

or filter? any help? greets



Re: xd-v75 and Heil rc-35
by bazesax on 2012-05-11 05:44:18

Hi all, I removed the -10db pad in the rc35 capsule and it is better now.

another question: Is there some upgrade available for the xd v-30 system.

I would remove the enviroment filter if possible. greets



Re: xd-v75 and Heil rc-35
by dboomer on 2012-05-12 10:27:05

Yes   You could flash it with the new v2.0 firmware.  You probably won't notice any difference in RF1 mode but will now have the option of RF 2 mode ... See faq



Re: xd-v75 and Heil rc-35
by bazesax on 2012-05-12 16:48:47

thanks mr. boomer



Re: xd-v75 and Heil rc-35
by bazesax on 2012-07-16 02:55:48

Hi I sold my xd v-30 and purchased the new v-35.

What a disapointment!! The Heil capsule does not fit on this transmitter.

How is this possible?! And why do they advertise compatibility?



Re: xd-v75 and Heil rc-35
by RonMarton on 2012-07-16 06:59:56

Just repeating part of my reply to the identical query that you raised in this discussion http://line6.com/support/thread/85586?tstart=0several hours ago:

"...(the thread we're now in) ...makes me think that the individual handheld that's giving you grief may have a defect in its capsule mount, along the lines of those reported (and since rectified) by penluis and chrispeters29.

Accordingly, if the system that's now in question is new, I would think that any such defect is covered under warranty."

Indeed, this very discussion would also seem to vindicate claims that Heil RC-35 capsules are indeed compatible with Line 6's XD-V systems.




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