Sennheiser XSW IEM
- Q The antennas are on the back
- Doesn't this reduce effectiveness when a receiver or transmitter is mounted in a rack with other equipment?
- A It’s a consideration between the use of 1-2 units vs. a multichannel setup.
- Front antennas would be nice to have if you drive just one or two units. If you use more transmitters and make use of a combiner, it is more useful to have the cabling in the back.
- A It's best to have a clear line-of-sight between transmitter and receiver antennas.
- If you prefer to mount your transmitter or receiver in a rack unit, consider
- XSW Rack Mount Kit (may have been included with your system when purchased
- AM 2 Antenna front mount kit (cable extensions from rear to front Rack Mount Kit]
- A For multiple units consider
- A Antenna options
- Half Wave Dipole Antenna transmitters and receivers ship with Quarter Wave antennas. You can improve performance with a Half wave dipole antenna
- ADP Directional Antenna
- A 5000 CP Circular Polarization antenna - recommended for IEM in challenging environments
LED on Receiver Body Pack
- Q Does the LED flickering orange indicate clipping? If so, why doesn't this correspond with the display on the transmitter?
- A The clip indication on the receiver is a little bit earlier than on the transmitter.
- Therefore you see it already kind of orange on the receiver as it stays “clean” on the transmitter. Especially on such short signals as a click you will notice that. But it’s nothing to worry about.
- Q The specifications mention a -10 dB limiter. When I engage the limiter - I don't hear any difference. How is the limiter supposed to work?
- A The development goal was, that you can’t hear it…
The Limiter is adaptive. It’s limiting to a Maximum output of approx. 450mV @16Ohms at the Headphone Amp. However, it is affected by the individual Impedance of the headphones used and the efficiency of the headphones drivers.
Interesting to note: The impedance of the IE 4, IE 400 PRO, IE 500 PRO, are all 16 ohms