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  1. Great advice, thank you again. I will switch to RF1 then (I wonder why RF2 is default??). No, UHF/L6 receivers are separate, and transmitters are all on stage. It turns out the actress in question was wearing her beltpack under a tight corset, thus pressing the antenna into her skin (and the corset possibly containing wires?). I separated the antenna from her body by using a neoprene pouch and the problem seems to have been resolved, RF is stronger.
  2. Thanks. They seemed to behave well from on high at the side of the stage at technical rehearsal last night. A couple of questions occurred to me though. 1. You said earlier that RF1 mode was the mode to use. The kit came in RF2 mode by default and worked fine (without an audience). Should I be changing it to RF1 mode? As a rider to this, most unusually, one of my UHF mics occasionally dropped out. Coincidence or related? 2. Is it possible to adjust the beltpack gain? It was fine last night, but I can imagine that with some of the bigger voices I deal with there might be overload issues?
  3. Makes good sense. You haven't mentioned that you've had any problems with low RF due to TX antennas being masked by actors' bodies, so I guess that's not been an issue? Thanks again for your help. Stop press I've just ordered two units, arriving tomorrow!
  4. Thank you very much for your insight, Sheriton. My existing antennas are always above audience head height, about 100 feet from the stage, as would the V75s be. I was more concerned about the beltpacks' antennas being smothered by actors' bodies, but if you're using them for the same application as me then I assume that this should be fine?
  5. I am interested in XD-V55 and XD-V75 wireless mics and am considering buying two lavalier units to use alongside several UHF mics. Is there any difference in the RF performance of the two units? I have read and heard mixed reviews regarding the reliability of the series, more particularly with regard to the chance of dropout occurring. My application will be musical theatre, and there are likely to be human bodies surrounding the transmitters on stage, blocking line of sight to the receivers. In particular, the actors will conceal the transmitters about their person, possibly in pockets (which the V75 manual says to avoid). I am very nervous about experiencing dropout during a show, which I have rarely encountered with the licensed UHF mics I regularly use. Is either the XD-V55 or the XD-V75 more immune to this than the other? Aside from the rack-mounting option and display screen, are there any other factors to recommend one above the other? Any advice would be very much appreciated... thanks!
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