AES New York 2009
Live Sound Seminar L6

Saturday, October 10, 3:00 pm — 4:45 pm

L6 - Practical Advice for Wireless System Users

James Stoffo
Joe Ciaudelli, Sennheiser Electronic Corporation - Old Lyme, CT, USA
Doug Totel, Shure Incorporated - Niles, IL, USA
Karl Winkler, Lectrosonics - Rio Rancho, NM, USA

From houses of worship to wedding bands to community theaters, there are small to medium-sized wireless microphone systems and IEMs in use by the hundreds of thousands. Unlike the Super Bowl or the Grammys, these smaller systems often do not have dedicated technicians, sophisticated frequency coordination, or in many cases even the proper basic attention to system setup. This panel will begin with a basic discussion of the elements of properly choosing components, designing systems, and setting them up in order to minimize the potential for interference while maximizing performance. Topics covered will include antenna selection and placement, coax, spectrum scanning, frequency coordination, gain structure, system monitoring, and simple testing/troubleshooting procedures. Briefly covered will also be planning for upcoming RF spectrum changes.

This session will be preceded by an update on the current state of RF spectrum and TVBDs.