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Limiter use with a PSM system

The purpose of a limiter is "brick-wall" hearing protection, designed to prevent unexpected transients from damaging the user's hearing. It is not a pleasant sounding limiter, since it's only purpose is protecti...


UA864US as a PSM transmitting antenna

Yes, but only if: 1) UA864US gain switch is set to 0 dB. 2) Maximum RF input is 100 mW.  


The ABC’s of Configuring a Personal Monitor System

En Espanol   The ABC’s of Configuring a Personal Monitor System Recent advances in the field of personal monitoring have made it a technology that is within the reach of more performers than ever before. Th...


Rechargeable batteries and rack mount charger

www.ansmann.us This company offers NiMH (nickel metal hydride) rechargeable batteries and professional rack mount chargers. The batteries appear to be useful due to their current capacity. One model of AA cell has a current ...


Can I use a PSM system for IFB?

The example below uses the discontinued Shure PSM400, but the concepts apply to current Shure PSM systems. Using Personal Monitors for IFB Location sound recording for TV, film, or video production usually requires...


Using Mix Mode to get 4 PSM mixes

Yes, it is possible to do exactly what you suggest. Note, though, that the separation between the mixes that are on the same transmitter will only be about 35 dB. That is, there will be a small amount of bleed from one mix to the...


Using In-Ear Monitors - Effect of Bone Conduction

* Yes, it is normal. Your voice is brought to your ear by two paths: the in-ear monitors, and bone conduction. These two paths are not perfectly "in-sync" and thus the aural effect you experienced. *Try placing a m...


PSM system with a digital mixer, digital processor, digital snake. Will latency be a problem?

Latency and Personal Monitoring     What is latency?   The quality of sound experienced by users of personal monitor systems depends on many factors beyond just the beltpack and earphones that c...


PSM 200 Low Volume Level

1) What is the make/model of the mic being use? 2) What type of mic cable is being used?  What type of connectors are on the cable? ANSWER: The mic is a Shure SM58, cord is a livewire (brandnew) XLR conector. ...


Rack mounting PSM600

All of the rack hardware should have come with your PSM600 systems. Instructions and diagrams are in the User Guide. If you need additional rack hardware, it can be purchased from our Parts Department at 800-516-2525.


Rechargeable Batteries for PSM

A P6R receiver draws between 80 and 100 milliamps per hour depending on the volume level. A premium nine volt alkaline battery, like a Duracell, provides about 500 milliamp/hours. This means it will provide 100 milliamps for five...


Audience ambience mic for PSM

Many users of in-ear monitors add an "audience ambience" mic to the PSM mix. This is mic hung over the audience and its signal is added only to the mix that feeds the PSM. A typical mic for this application is the Shure SM63.


PSM600 and PSM700 Operating Frequencies

Frequency charts can be found at the following link: Frequency Charts


Source for custom ear molds in Europe

Information below is correct as of August 2011: http://www.acscustom.com/uk/ ACS Unit 22-23 Beaumont Close BANBURY OX16 1TG United Kingdom Tel : +44(0)1295 266665 Fax : +44(0)1295 259093 info@acscustom.c...


3dB RF attenutor/pad

Mini-Circuits sells the model HAT 3+. This is a 3 dB pad (attenuator), 50 ohms, 1 Watt power ratio, with BNC connections. Connect the PSM transmitting antenna to the HAT 3+ pad, then connect to the PSM transmitter.For the Sh...


P4R with P7T

Yes, the P4R receivers will work with the P7T transmitter if they are in the same frequency band. The MixMode concept you described will work as well.


PSM 400 X1 band best practices

The PSM 400 X1 band operates in the 944 - 952 MHz range.  This range is primarily used by STL (Studio-Transmitter Link) transmissions between a radio station studio and the radio station's transmitting antenna.  ...


Power / Thermal Dissipation of Shure Products

http://www.unitconversion.org/unit_converter/power-ex.html See the User Guide for each Shure product in question. It should list the wattage or amperage consumed during operation. Enter the wattage into the first line of ...


PSM900 - defective battery indicator?

The questions below will help to narrow the possible causes: What type make of AA cells are you using?  Duracell Pro Cell?  Or are you using the Shure SB-900 lithium ion rechargeable cell? ...


When to change earphone sleeves

It is quite simple. Being inherently frugal, I wash my sleeves on a regular basis, using warm water and a little Dawn dishwashing liquid. I rinse them thoroughly, pat them dry with a paper towel, and let them air dry overnight. ...


In Ear Sound Level Analyzer

There is such a device and it is sold by Sensaphonics: www.sensaphonics.com The Sensaphonic in-ear sound level analyzer (dB Check) is connected between the headphone amp output and the earphones. It displays the audio leve...


PA215 Cable Information

PA215 : This cable is designed for the vocalist who is completely wireless and uses a P2R for their monitor and a body pack transmitter that takes a TA4F jack as input. This allows a vocalist to control their own level in their m...


Helical antennas - matching or opposite polarization?

Matched - having the same polarization. Here is an analogy:  take two identical bolts.    Thread a nut on to bolt #1.   Now place the open ends of bolts together; the nut can be threaded of...


PA214 Cable Information

PA214: This cable is designed for the guitarist who is completely wireless and uses a P2R for their monitor and a body pack transmitter that takes a TA4F jack as input. Pins 3 and 4 of the TA4F jack are not connected just as in t...


Using other Receivers to Monitor PSM

A great question...with no answer. A scanner will not work because the PSM transmits a multiplexed stereo signal; a scanner cannot properly demodulate a stereo FM signal. You would hear audio but it would sound funny. A PSM 700 r...


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