Re: [Harp-L] Wireless Volume Question/Issue

Tim Moyer asked me why I use a low/high impedance transformer when I use my AKG WMS40/SO40...
Today I tested the unbalanced output of the receiver and found out that I lost a whole lot of my signal
I switched back to my standard set-up..
Electro Voice RE10... SO40... receiver...balanced XLR ..XLR cable..into my vintage Shure transformer that goesstraight in my Marble Harpmaster...

I have the signal on hte SO40 turned down all the way...the receiver is turned up all the way ... I do this because otherwise the signal distorts /changes a little when I turn up the SO40.

The way I do it now there's absolutely no difference in signal and sound with or without the AKG set...

It doesn't have to be a vintage imp.transformer..I have bought 10 Superlux CP818 transformers..250-50K ohms... $20 each.. and they work as good as my Shure.

Hope this helps you a little!!

regards, Ben Bouman
----- Original Message ----- From: "Bill Hines" <billhines4@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <harp-l@xxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, April 06, 2007 7:42 PM
Subject: [Harp-L] Wireless Volume Question/Issue

I have an AKG WMS40/SO40 and use that with an Audix Fireball V. Question
if anyone knows - when i go through the wireless to either my sonny jr
or the deluxe reverb, i have to crank the amp volume way up to almost
max. when i go in with the same mic directly to the amp, volume of 2 or
3 is about the same loudness as max through the wireless.
what gives? I don't think this was the case before, something must have
changed. I checked the volume on the wirelss receiver (maxed), my mic
(maxed), the gain on the wireless transmitter (max), etc. only thing i
can think is maybe the receiver is picking this up as a lo-z signal now
for some reason? again I don't think this was going on last time I used
the wireless.
The cord from the wireless receiver to the amp is a Soundflex by VTG
20GA/1C instrument cable, 1/4" on both ends, into the 1/4" unbalanced
jack on the wireless. Could it be a lo-z cable or some thing? I haven't
tried other cables, so maybe that's it but I'm doubtful. There's also a
crack I noticed near one of the XLR pin inputs on the SO40 transmitter,
maybe this is causing a weak signal?

Bill Hines
Hershey, PA

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