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  1. Hey guys, I have some Line 6 XD-V70 and V75 units. I had major reception issues when I first bought them. I have gotten them to where they function much better now, but I still feel like they're a bit flaky and drop out occasionally (more than I'd like). Any tips on getting better performance out of my setup? Indoor/outdoor music events, 32x24 stage or smaller. Here's the basic setup and what I've done to improve it so far. - Daisy-chaining two XD-V75 and two XD-V70 units via antenna "loop through", terminated on the last one (XD-V70). - We have 4 handheld transmitters and 2 body pack transmitters - I'm using two P180 cardioid paddle antennas on 15-foot cables, usually one upstage left and one downstage left, aimed in an "X" shape at each opposite corner of the stage. 6'-8' high off the stage. Lowest gain setting, labeled " 15' ". I also have two 75-foot cables I have used a couple of times; I have tried the " 50' " and " 100' " antenna gain settings with those. - Swapped Apple airport express for a 5GHz-only wireless access point and moved it further away from the Line 6 antennas - I do a channel-scan on the XD-V75 units when I get to a venue, after all of our gear is powered up - I've switched all mics and receivers from "RF2" to "RF1" mode since ditching the 2.4GHz access point. I'm still a little confused about gain setting for Tx and antennas. Questions that still remain: - Should transmitters be on high-power or low-power mode, considering I am using paddle antennas right at the stage perimeter? - Should I try 3rd-party antennas, or different placement of mine? One on each side of the stage? "Fly" one or both paddles in the PA/lighting truss above the stage? - Will the Line 6 antenna distro give me better performance than daisy-chaining the antennas on the receivers? - Should I try different gain settings on the antennas? I'm just using the default settings that are based on the RF loss of the cable, based on my cable length. Thanks in advance! Andrew Henderson
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