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Five Mistakes to Avoid When Using Wireless

While wireless systems have freed performers from the bonds of cords and cables, they've unleashed a number of headaches for the sound crew. Getting a wireless system to behave predictably is a challenge faced by touring prof...


Reserved TV channels and registering wireless mics

Background After the 700 MHz auction in 2009, many unoccupied TV channels are shared between wireless microphones and white space devices (WSD's). A WSD can only transmit on TV channels that are unassigned to a TV station ...


Batteries and wireless microphones

Batteries and Wireless Microphones Benjamin Franklin first coined the term "battery" during his famous electrical experiments. Then around 1800, Alessandro Volta, a professor of natural philosophy at the University ...


Reglas Básicas para Configurar un Sistema de Monitoreo Personal

Click here for English   Gracias a recientes avances en el campo del Monitoreo Personal, esta tecnología ha logrado estar al alcance de más artistas que nunca. A pesar de los numerosos beneficios de uti...


Which television stations should I avoid when using a wireless microphone?

Many professional wireless microphones use the same frequencies as broadcast television stations. Direct conflict with a TV signal causes short range or dropouts. Though it is not possible for an wireless mic ...


Educational Articles - Online booklets and bulletins

Educational Articles Expand your knowledge and get the most out of your equipment. PDF ARTICLES Antenna Set-up for Wireless Systems These recommendations are useful guidelines to help achieve satisfactory pe...


How do I connect my in the ear monitors?

The in ear monitor transmitter takes its audio feed from the Mackie mixer, not directly from the wireless mics. We recommend the PSM600 system. To read more about connections, please see our Guide to PSM. Yes, a no...


Can I use more than one PSM receiver with just one transmitter?

Yes, you can use as many PSM receivers as you want to pick up the signal that a PSM transmitter is broadcasting. All the receivers will need to operate on the same frequency as the transmitter. All the receivers will pick up the ...


Cell Phone Frequencies / Wireless Communications Devices

The cellular industry offers a wide range of consumer devices to satisfy customer needs. The term cellphone implies a device capable of voice calls and some limited data, such as texting. More advanced devices, usually referred t...


Point to point wireless using a Shure PSM system

Point to Point Wireless Audio Systems   Introduction Often it is desirable (or even mandatory) to send an audio signal from one fixed location to another fixed location without wires. This is termed "point-t...


Shure PSM used for broadcast IFB

Interruptible Fold Back or "IFB" systems are used for audio monitoring and cueing in filmmaking, video production, live television, and live radio. The IFB feed consists of program audio sent to an earpiece/headphones w...


Notch Filter Allows for Best In-Ear Monitor Mix Ever!

Notch Filter Allows for Best In-Ear Monitor Mix Ever! Many microphones and most circuitry used in the reproduction of audio signals have a bandwidth of 20 kHz (20 Hz – 20 kHz) or more. Digital devices operating at a sampling ra...


FCC Reallocation of 698 to 806 MHz in the United States

The FCC conducted spectrum auctions in the 700 MHz band (actually 698-806 MHz). The auctions were conducted in two phases, dividing the spectrum into two groups, "upper" and "lower" 700 MHz bands. Additionally, a portion of the 7...


What is the function of tone key squelch and receiver squelch?

This is an excerpt from: "Selection and Operation of Wireless Microphone Systems". Receiver: Squelch One additional circuit that is important to proper receiver behavior is called "squelch" or mut...


What is Audio Reference Companding?

To understand Audio Reference Companding, it is best to explain the forerunner scheme: What is a fixed-ratio companding or a compander? Compander is a contraction of the words compressor and expander, which describe con...


What is Mix Mode?

If your Shure PSM system has a stereo transmitter (only the PSM200 was monaural), there are two inputs on the transmitter.  Let's call them Input A and Input B. Mix Mode is selected on your PSM receiver pack.&n...


Measuring current draw of battery powered transmitter or receiver

Here are step by step instructions: Determine the proper current consumption (draw) for your product. Look in the User Guide for this specification or contact Shure Applications Engineering. For this example, assume the d...


Mixing Board requirements for In Ear Monitors

1) Any mixing board that provides Aux level or Line level outputs will properly drive Shure PSM transmitters. 2) The custom ear molds are made to fit your ears and a specific in-ear driver, like the Shure model E1 or model E...


Why does the P10T have two antenna outputs and not a summed output?

The P10T is actually two individual transmitters contained within a single housing. So all the RF components are discreet and independent of one another. Providing a single mixed output, without adding any loss, would require the...


Drumming with In Ear Headphones - How to secure the cable

Have the earbud cables go up and over your outer ear.  The cable will drape downward along the back of ear.  Secure the cable to your neck, below your ear,  using clear, waterproof medical tape - ava...


Can in the ear monitors feedback?

While not impossible, it is extremely unlikely that a feedback loop would occur between a microphone and an in the ear monitor. We have never heard of it occurring. But, if feedback occurs between the microphone and the fron...


Using limiters with In Ear Monitors

What I need to know is, how many systems will I have to buy to accommodate a five piece band all with PSM's? * If everyone will be satisfied listening to the same stereo mix, you require one transmitter and five receivers...


Ear Monitor for Sax/keyboard player??

Having a buzz in your ears with earplugs is unusual. It's hard to predict if this would occur with a PSM in-ear monitor system. We do offer different styles of earpieces for our PSM systems, so if one doesn't work for you...


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...


PSM 1000 Frequency Bands in the U.S.

G10: 470 to 542 MHz  (TV 14 - TV 25)   J8: 554 to 626 MHz  (TV 28 - TV 39)    Note: For J8, TV 37 is omitted (608 to 614 MHz)   L8: 626 to 698 MHz  (TV 40 - T...


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