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Wireless Mic Multiple Locations to 1 Receiver
by churchsound100 on 2012-12-20 09:06:16

I've found lots of info regarding 1 remote antenna to multiple wireless mic receivers but I have this and the opposite need.  We have Line 6 xd-v75 and v55 mics.  For 1 of them I would like to use in 2 separate rooms (this is a yet to build church application).  Both mics need to operate in the church assembly, AND 1 mic should work in the lunch room.  Can I run 1 antenna in the assembly to serve 2 receivers (say A & B) and another additional antenna to the lunch room to serve the 1 of the receivers (receiver B, or both for that matter if it is easier)?

Thanks in advance

Brent



Re: Wireless Mic Multiple Locations to 1 Receiver
by RonMarton on 2012-12-20 09:59:25

Ah, ...sorry Brent...

But the short answer is "no."

As you've said, your "main" church assembly "rack" can indeed run a maximum of four receivers "daisy-chained" from a single pair of of antennae, (say, three V75s with a V55 terminating the "chain").

Regrettably, however, separating one "half' of a diversity pair of antennae by moving it for coverage of another venue (as per your query) would absolutely defeat the whole principle of "diversity reception" and would severely compromise the reliability of your entire installation.

Not only that, but it's always better to avoid the losses induced by a long runs of cabling from antennae to receivers if you can.

The best scheme for being able to "carry" a given transmitter from the church assembly into the lunch room would be for the lunch room to have its "own" pair of antennae feeding an additional receiver that's also set to that transmitter's channel, with a long, high-quality, balanced XL connector, microphone cable going from it back to the main system.

I know it seems weird, but I've actually done it and it does work, if a tad expensively.

For the sake of this explanation, let's call it "Channel 4", which our Pastor is currently using.

The "weird" bit is that our mixing desk (or panel) now has two "Channel 4" receivers on it, with two faders (or knobs) that carry the labels "Pastor A" and "Pastor L" and both of them are open simultaneously.

The sound from our Pastor's single transmitter will then originate from whichever receiver is closer to his or her actual location.

Normally, you'd expect "phasing" problems in the event that the one transmitter was coming into both receivers simultaneously, but I've found in practice that such problems are pretty much confined to an "in transit" point between two such rooms ...and that's normally a point from where "coverage" is most unlikely to ever be needed.




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