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CTW NAMM Coverage: Lectrosonics HH Handheld Transmitter

Lectrosonics is the wireless system of choice for broadcast and film production, but they are relatively unknown in the HOW market. That’s too bad, because they make some great products. My first really good wireless set was a Lectrosonics back when I owned my video company, and it was rock-solid and sounded great. 

Lectro makes some fantastic, feature-rich wireless products for installations as well. The Venue line of receivers packs 6 receivers into a single rack space. And while their bodypacks have been well respected, the handhelds have enjoyed a bit more lukewarm reception. With the new HH, that should change. 

Right away, you notice that it feels good in the hand; well-balanced and not too slippery. The mic capsule is the Shure/EV standard, so any other heads with that thread pitch and connections will work (can you say Heil?). The display is clear and bright, and the buttons are actually sized for human fingers. In fact, all the buttons are inside the battery compartment; no on-off switch outside to cause you grief. 

They added a few key features that I think are really smart. First off, they built a clever battery eject lever into the battery bay to make removing the cells a breeze. As I said, the buttons are actually easy to press, and if you look at the picture, those -10 and -20 indicators (the numbers are upside down so you can see them while speaking into it) make it easy to set the sensitivity of the mic. 

Finally, there is a little rubber button on the mic body that can be set up to do three things; 1) nothing, 2) audio mute or 3) talkback. The first two are self-explanatory, but the third is really cool. The Lectro R400a receivers have two audio outputs on them.  Pressing the talkback button (when it’s in that mode) sends the audio to the secondary output, meaning that could be routed to FOH, monitors or the musicians ears if it’s a worship leader or MD.

UPDATE: From my friend Karl Winkler who works at Lectrosonics, “the R400A receiver does have two outputs with independent level controls, but can not be used with the talk-back feature of the new HH transmitter. The Venue receiver is the one that can be used this way by selecting talkback in the “compatibility mode” setting.” My bad, I missed that. END UPDATE

Like all Lectrosonics 400 series products, it’s all digital with no companding so it’s going to sound fantastic. It will also work with 200 and 100 series receivers if you have any lying around. I didn’t get pricing, but from what I understand, it’s comparable to or a little less than Shure UHF-R. So it’s a premium product with some unique features. Oh, and they’re made right here in the USA in New Mexico, and speaking from experience, customer services is top-notch.

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60 Comments

  1. karlw@lectrosonics.com

    Mike, thanks for covering the HH and great to see you at NAMM again this year. Just one slight correction: the R400A receiver does have two outputs with independent level controls, but can not be used with the talk-back feature of the new HH transmitter. The Venue receiver is the one that can be used this way by selecting talkback in the "compatibility mode" setting.

    By the way, the first 45 units of HH are due to ship to existing orders within a week or two if all goes well in the QC testing. We're excited!

  2. karlw@lectrosonics.com

    Mike, thanks for covering the HH and great to see you at NAMM again this year. Just one slight correction: the R400A receiver does have two outputs with independent level controls, but can not be used with the talk-back feature of the new HH transmitter. The Venue receiver is the one that can be used this way by selecting talkback in the "compatibility mode" setting.

    By the way, the first 45 units of HH are due to ship to existing orders within a week or two if all goes well in the QC testing. We're excited!

  3. mike@churchtecharts.org

    Thanks for that correction, Karl. I missed that. Glad to hear the product is on it's way out the door!
    mike

  4. mike@churchtecharts.org

    Thanks for that correction, Karl. I missed that. Glad to hear the product is on it's way out the door!
    mike

  5. pochsner@yahoo.com

    Funny model number… "HH" has always been the way I abbreviate "Hand-held" for marking channel strips ie HH1, HH2 etc. but anyway.
    It looks good and is well featured. I own some "UT400" Lectro hand-held transmitters which are solid and sound great.
    It sounds to me that when using the Venue receiver in the manner described and setting one receiver module's compatability mode to "talkback" as described above, this would be done on an adjacent receiver to the main one that you are taking the host's "to-line" audio from, in the way that adjacent receiver channels can be used for Lectro's "Ratio-diversity" mode, which, I assume will effectively "burn" one receiver channel for every one of these hand-held transmitters used with this talkback feature, as the talkback audio would have to come out of that channel's XLR. (There are only 6 XLR outputs on the back- the only other connections are power, RS232 and USB, used for PC connection when using the LecNet R.F.software. )
    If this is the case your 6 receiver Venue quickly becomes a 3 channel unit if used with three HH transmitters with talkback function…would I be correct?…And why have six receiver cards installed if you can only use three?…
    I think the Venue in this case needs a hardware modification in this case, to allow XLR's for talkback, and to keep the existing six XLR's as channel outputs only.

  6. pochsner@yahoo.com

    Funny model number… "HH" has always been the way I abbreviate "Hand-held" for marking channel strips ie HH1, HH2 etc. but anyway.
    It looks good and is well featured. I own some "UT400" Lectro hand-held transmitters which are solid and sound great.
    It sounds to me that when using the Venue receiver in the manner described and setting one receiver module's compatability mode to "talkback" as described above, this would be done on an adjacent receiver to the main one that you are taking the host's "to-line" audio from, in the way that adjacent receiver channels can be used for Lectro's "Ratio-diversity" mode, which, I assume will effectively "burn" one receiver channel for every one of these hand-held transmitters used with this talkback feature, as the talkback audio would have to come out of that channel's XLR. (There are only 6 XLR outputs on the back- the only other connections are power, RS232 and USB, used for PC connection when using the LecNet R.F.software. )
    If this is the case your 6 receiver Venue quickly becomes a 3 channel unit if used with three HH transmitters with talkback function…would I be correct?…And why have six receiver cards installed if you can only use three?…
    I think the Venue in this case needs a hardware modification in this case, to allow XLR's for talkback, and to keep the existing six XLR's as channel outputs only.

  7. karlw@lectrosonics.com

    Paul, you are mostly correct but let me point out that A) you actually don't need a receiver module for the talkback output, and B) you could have as many as five receivers in the VRM with the 6th output hosting all talkback channels. Yes, if you need 3 microphones each with a separate talkback channel (each routed separately somewhere) then you can only get 3 channels total into the VRM. But if all your talkback channels can go to the same place, you only need one output for all. We figured that this would be the best "compromise" and offer flexibility. Sure – if there was room for one more connector on the back of the VRM, we could add it – but there isn't!

    Just to reiterate: a receiver is not needed for the talkback channel in any case. The talkback output comes from the main channel module, but comes out of the next XLR jack that does not have a module in it. For instance, you could have VRS modules in 1, 3 and 5, and the talkback outputs come from XLR 2, 4 & 6. Or, you could have modules in 1 & 2, 4 &5, and talkback outputs come from XLRs 3 and 6. Or, you could have modules in 1-5, and all talkback outputs come from XLR 6.

    I hope I've described it in a way that makes sense.

  8. karlw@lectrosonics.com

    Paul, you are mostly correct but let me point out that A) you actually don't need a receiver module for the talkback output, and B) you could have as many as five receivers in the VRM with the 6th output hosting all talkback channels. Yes, if you need 3 microphones each with a separate talkback channel (each routed separately somewhere) then you can only get 3 channels total into the VRM. But if all your talkback channels can go to the same place, you only need one output for all. We figured that this would be the best "compromise" and offer flexibility. Sure – if there was room for one more connector on the back of the VRM, we could add it – but there isn't!

    Just to reiterate: a receiver is not needed for the talkback channel in any case. The talkback output comes from the main channel module, but comes out of the next XLR jack that does not have a module in it. For instance, you could have VRS modules in 1, 3 and 5, and the talkback outputs come from XLR 2, 4 & 6. Or, you could have modules in 1 & 2, 4 &5, and talkback outputs come from XLRs 3 and 6. Or, you could have modules in 1-5, and all talkback outputs come from XLR 6.

    I hope I've described it in a way that makes sense.

  9. pochsner@yahoo.com

    Yes that makes total sense Karl and thankyou for explaining it clearly.
    Having thought about it I think that even if you did have a couple of “well versed” people on these microphones, a single return-talkback output from the Venue should be fine, to contain a mix of all of the HH users, as it could later be split off to say a channel on the in-ear monitoring system for band cues, and to a an input on various talkback panels for the person running presenter or whatever.
    I said a “well versed” user of it because I and no doubt others have been victim of a worship leader with a microphone with an on-off switch, and due to nerves of some other reason they have fiddled with the switch and turned it off, then of course it was mute when they went to speak.
    A solid grounding of the switch’s use and where to look on the display to ensure it is in the right setting, would be a must before this unique and useful feature, is utilised.
    Good product- Well done Lectrosonics.

  10. pochsner@yahoo.com

    Yes that makes total sense Karl and thankyou for explaining it clearly.
    Having thought about it I think that even if you did have a couple of “well versed” people on these microphones, a single return-talkback output from the Venue should be fine, to contain a mix of all of the HH users, as it could later be split off to say a channel on the in-ear monitoring system for band cues, and to a an input on various talkback panels for the person running presenter or whatever.
    I said a “well versed” user of it because I and no doubt others have been victim of a worship leader with a microphone with an on-off switch, and due to nerves of some other reason they have fiddled with the switch and turned it off, then of course it was mute when they went to speak.
    A solid grounding of the switch’s use and where to look on the display to ensure it is in the right setting, would be a must before this unique and useful feature, is utilised.
    Good product- Well done Lectrosonics.

  11. pochsner@yahoo.com

    Karl i'm just a volunteer audio guy at my church and a fellow "fanatic", but anyway I love what these guys do on this site and on their podcast, and i'm sure I speak for all of us when I say it's great you have a presence around here, and i'm sure that all of us would be interested to hear more about Lectrosonics products available that are suitable for church usage.

  12. pochsner@yahoo.com

    Karl i'm just a volunteer audio guy at my church and a fellow "fanatic", but anyway I love what these guys do on this site and on their podcast, and i'm sure I speak for all of us when I say it's great you have a presence around here, and i'm sure that all of us would be interested to hear more about Lectrosonics products available that are suitable for church usage.

  13. karlw@lectrosonics.com

    Hello again Paul, and thank you for your additional comments and suggestions. I'm glad to be participating here – I love what Mike is doing with the site and I think it is a valuable service to the community.

    Yes – you are correct that any externally available switches or buttons must be used with great care – this is one reason we elected to expose only one such button, and give you, the technical person, control over how it is set. Because of the danger of incorrect use and the potential frustration therein, the "talkback" function is momentary. Unless the user is pressing the button, the normal audio output routing is engaged. At least this way, there is (hopefully) a direct connection between the users' actions and the consequences <g>.

    We are adding a "cough" function as well, which is like "mute" but also momentary like talkback. We had several requests for this function and it certainly makes sense.

    Anyway, I appreciate your input – don't hesitate to throw those ideas out there.

  14. karlw@lectrosonics.com

    Hello again Paul, and thank you for your additional comments and suggestions. I'm glad to be participating here – I love what Mike is doing with the site and I think it is a valuable service to the community.

    Yes – you are correct that any externally available switches or buttons must be used with great care – this is one reason we elected to expose only one such button, and give you, the technical person, control over how it is set. Because of the danger of incorrect use and the potential frustration therein, the "talkback" function is momentary. Unless the user is pressing the button, the normal audio output routing is engaged. At least this way, there is (hopefully) a direct connection between the users' actions and the consequences <g>.

    We are adding a "cough" function as well, which is like "mute" but also momentary like talkback. We had several requests for this function and it certainly makes sense.

    Anyway, I appreciate your input – don't hesitate to throw those ideas out there.

  15. pochsner@yahoo.com

    Thanks Karl.
    I didn’t know that the switch is momentary. That is good because if it were to latch it could certainly cause some problems.
    The idea of a cough function is interesting. I would suggest that is probably best suited for headset/beltback transmitter setups, as with hand-held transmitters the user can just as easily take the microphone away from their mouth to cough.
    I hope Mike would allow be to deviate a for a minute from the original discussion of the HH to ask again about other products that may suit…I think the majority of Church Tech Arts viewers are from the U.S. (I’m an exception!) so would be interested in the fact that your products are made in the good ‘ol US of A!.
    I know Lectrosonics have the IFB field covered for broadcast etc but do they plan to get into the IEM field for HOW type use also?. For broadcast we have always favoured the Sennheiser IEM system for critical in ear monitoring for hosts, as they prefer the wider bandwidth (frequency response) on those units than IFB systems. Certainly musicians expect full bandwidth also.
    One more note about talkback outputs on a Venue receiver. I wonder if Switchcraft TA-3 type connections are a possibility for this purpose in the future for talkback outputs-small amount of real estate but they can still be wired as for balanced operation.
    Paul.

  16. pochsner@yahoo.com

    Thanks Karl.
    I didn’t know that the switch is momentary. That is good because if it were to latch it could certainly cause some problems.
    The idea of a cough function is interesting. I would suggest that is probably best suited for headset/beltback transmitter setups, as with hand-held transmitters the user can just as easily take the microphone away from their mouth to cough.
    I hope Mike would allow be to deviate a for a minute from the original discussion of the HH to ask again about other products that may suit…I think the majority of Church Tech Arts viewers are from the U.S. (I’m an exception!) so would be interested in the fact that your products are made in the good ‘ol US of A!.
    I know Lectrosonics have the IFB field covered for broadcast etc but do they plan to get into the IEM field for HOW type use also?. For broadcast we have always favoured the Sennheiser IEM system for critical in ear monitoring for hosts, as they prefer the wider bandwidth (frequency response) on those units than IFB systems. Certainly musicians expect full bandwidth also.
    One more note about talkback outputs on a Venue receiver. I wonder if Switchcraft TA-3 type connections are a possibility for this purpose in the future for talkback outputs-small amount of real estate but they can still be wired as for balanced operation.
    Paul.

  17. pochsner@yahoo.com

    Sorry, I meant to emphasise i'm talking an IEM-" wireless"system here, to interface with existing hard-wired in-ear system such as Aviom or Roland M48, via a headphone or balanced output perhaps, to allow wireless freedom of movement for those who could benefit from it, not necessarily the whole monitor mixer shebang, but if you were to throw your hat in with that too?!…we will check it out!.

  18. pochsner@yahoo.com

    Sorry, I meant to emphasise i'm talking an IEM-" wireless"system here, to interface with existing hard-wired in-ear system such as Aviom or Roland M48, via a headphone or balanced output perhaps, to allow wireless freedom of movement for those who could benefit from it, not necessarily the whole monitor mixer shebang, but if you were to throw your hat in with that too?!…we will check it out!.

  19. karlw@lectrosonics.com

    Hi Paul,

    Regarding an IEM system, we actually do have one – it's called the Quadra. We went for a different approach – this one is all digital, and also has a 4-channel mixer built in. It's probably not for everyone, but for those that can handle a bit of control on their belt, it should be good to go. Give it a look and let me know what you think.

  20. karlw@lectrosonics.com

    Hi Paul,

    Regarding an IEM system, we actually do have one – it's called the Quadra. We went for a different approach – this one is all digital, and also has a 4-channel mixer built in. It's probably not for everyone, but for those that can handle a bit of control on their belt, it should be good to go. Give it a look and let me know what you think.

  21. pochsner@yahoo.com

    My apologies…strangely I completely missed hearing about the release of the Quadra.
    I found it easily on the site and will have a good read.
    Back to the HH for a second; the adjustable RF output power feature is interesting. I have found that radio Hand-held microphones seem to have good range compared to the same powered transmitter in a beltpack design, as they are generally held out from the body in "free-air", where-as beltpacks are usually placed around the waist and so the wearer's body is between the transmitter and the receiver which seems to reduce the RF distance quite a bit. I have tried ankle and thigh pouches in the past to reduce the body mass between the line of sight when needing to squeeze some extra range from a beltpack.
    Not that battery life is really a problem for us, but I would be interested to know if 50mw output in a hand-held design would actually be fine in all but the most extreme circumstances assuming good placement of the receiver?. Do you have any comments on this?.

  22. pochsner@yahoo.com

    My apologies…strangely I completely missed hearing about the release of the Quadra.
    I found it easily on the site and will have a good read.
    Back to the HH for a second; the adjustable RF output power feature is interesting. I have found that radio Hand-held microphones seem to have good range compared to the same powered transmitter in a beltpack design, as they are generally held out from the body in "free-air", where-as beltpacks are usually placed around the waist and so the wearer's body is between the transmitter and the receiver which seems to reduce the RF distance quite a bit. I have tried ankle and thigh pouches in the past to reduce the body mass between the line of sight when needing to squeeze some extra range from a beltpack.
    Not that battery life is really a problem for us, but I would be interested to know if 50mw output in a hand-held design would actually be fine in all but the most extreme circumstances assuming good placement of the receiver?. Do you have any comments on this?.

  23. pochsner@yahoo.com

    …and sorry to hog all the discussion in here but I had a look at the Quadra and i'll give you my first thoughts on a potential setup if you like, while we are talking all things Lectrosonics!.
    I could see it being used with our Aviom system for the "front row" guys, and turf those stage wedges out of there. The worship leader could have a HH transmitter with the talkback function enabled, and the output of an Aviom mixer's stereo mix (mixer sitting backstage out of view-pre-mixed to his liking) could be to sent to the Quadra's channels 1&2, while you could put a "room ambience" microphone's output into channel 3 (as the Aviom doesnt have the built in ambience microphone like the Roland) , and channel 4 could be the talkback signal, which the worship leader himself wont need, but the rest of the front row line-up on Quadras and the guys on the hard-wired Avioms out-back would hear at their preferred level.
    Would work pretty well I think.
    BTW that's you featured in the video eh Karl? hehe.

  24. pochsner@yahoo.com

    …and sorry to hog all the discussion in here but I had a look at the Quadra and i'll give you my first thoughts on a potential setup if you like, while we are talking all things Lectrosonics!.
    I could see it being used with our Aviom system for the "front row" guys, and turf those stage wedges out of there. The worship leader could have a HH transmitter with the talkback function enabled, and the output of an Aviom mixer's stereo mix (mixer sitting backstage out of view-pre-mixed to his liking) could be to sent to the Quadra's channels 1&2, while you could put a "room ambience" microphone's output into channel 3 (as the Aviom doesnt have the built in ambience microphone like the Roland) , and channel 4 could be the talkback signal, which the worship leader himself wont need, but the rest of the front row line-up on Quadras and the guys on the hard-wired Avioms out-back would hear at their preferred level.
    Would work pretty well I think.
    BTW that's you featured in the video eh Karl? hehe.

  25. karlw@lectrosonics.com

    Paul, that's exactly the type of setup we envisioned when designing this product: that a 4-channel mix could be sent to the stage and the various receivers could mix in (our out) certain feeds. Glad you understand it! As I mentioned, it's not for everyone, but for certain types of users, it should give some unique features.

    My daughter, upon seeing the video, said "dad, you're on TV – you're famous!"

  26. karlw@lectrosonics.com

    Paul, that's exactly the type of setup we envisioned when designing this product: that a 4-channel mix could be sent to the stage and the various receivers could mix in (our out) certain feeds. Glad you understand it! As I mentioned, it's not for everyone, but for certain types of users, it should give some unique features.

    My daughter, upon seeing the video, said "dad, you're on TV – you're famous!"

  27. karlw@lectrosonics.com

    Whoops – missed your other comment about the HH and RF power in a handheld. Generally, yes, I would say that 50 mW in a handheld is more than enough for the majority of circumstances. In fact, many handheld transmitters have 10 to 30 mW and work fine. We've always been fans of "more RF power means a better signal" but part of that is our involvement in film production – i.e. bodypacks just as you described. More power can certainly give you an advantage when dealing with a high RF noise floor, such as in large metro areas. But 50 mW is already quite a bit, and with an efficient transmitter antenna (we thing ours is) you will be hard pressed to be able to get far enough away to start having dropouts.

  28. karlw@lectrosonics.com

    Whoops – missed your other comment about the HH and RF power in a handheld. Generally, yes, I would say that 50 mW in a handheld is more than enough for the majority of circumstances. In fact, many handheld transmitters have 10 to 30 mW and work fine. We've always been fans of "more RF power means a better signal" but part of that is our involvement in film production – i.e. bodypacks just as you described. More power can certainly give you an advantage when dealing with a high RF noise floor, such as in large metro areas. But 50 mW is already quite a bit, and with an efficient transmitter antenna (we thing ours is) you will be hard pressed to be able to get far enough away to start having dropouts.

  29. pochsner@yahoo.com

    Yeah looks like you get the freedom of wireless with the option of better manipulation of your mix.
    I'm glad the frequency it operates on is still ok for use here in Australia.
    I'm enjoying these discussions…thanks.
    Paul.

  30. pochsner@yahoo.com

    Yeah looks like you get the freedom of wireless with the option of better manipulation of your mix.
    I'm glad the frequency it operates on is still ok for use here in Australia.
    I'm enjoying these discussions…thanks.
    Paul.

  31. pochsner@yahoo.com

    Karl if you are still sround I have another question for you…
    (Good article on no excuse for loud-bad sound in Pro Sound Web by the way).
    Following you saying that the talkback comes out the next un-used XLR, is it possible to be in ratio diversity and still use the second output of the pair as the talkback output or is this a conflict of the compatability modes?.

  32. pochsner@yahoo.com

    Karl if you are still sround I have another question for you…
    (Good article on no excuse for loud-bad sound in Pro Sound Web by the way).
    Following you saying that the talkback comes out the next un-used XLR, is it possible to be in ratio diversity and still use the second output of the pair as the talkback output or is this a conflict of the compatability modes?.

  33. karlw@lectrosonics.com

    Hi Paul, glad to know at least someone reads those articles! 🙂

    You can indeed use the talkback feature in ratio diversity mode, but you would still need a free output on the VRM – at present it's not possible to have the talkback output be one of the two ratio diversity outputs. That said, let me talk to the engineers – perhaps there is a way. I appreciate the suggestion!

  34. karlw@lectrosonics.com

    Hi Paul, glad to know at least someone reads those articles! 🙂

    You can indeed use the talkback feature in ratio diversity mode, but you would still need a free output on the VRM – at present it's not possible to have the talkback output be one of the two ratio diversity outputs. That said, let me talk to the engineers – perhaps there is a way. I appreciate the suggestion!

  35. pochsner@yahoo.com

    Karl,
    I would say quite a few would be reading, but not everyone is as big a "fanatic" as I am perhaps?..maybe I should work at Lectrosonics!…I live and breathe this stuff so I am compelled to find out as much as I can.
    Just wondering if the three "Varimic" heads that are available for the UT will also be available for this model?. I like how Varimic capsules allow you to adjust the tone at the head with the little pots if necessary, but I admit I have only ever needed a little HPF on a windy day outside as I had no foam windsock available.

  36. pochsner@yahoo.com

    Karl,
    I would say quite a few would be reading, but not everyone is as big a "fanatic" as I am perhaps?..maybe I should work at Lectrosonics!…I live and breathe this stuff so I am compelled to find out as much as I can.
    Just wondering if the three "Varimic" heads that are available for the UT will also be available for this model?. I like how Varimic capsules allow you to adjust the tone at the head with the little pots if necessary, but I admit I have only ever needed a little HPF on a windy day outside as I had no foam windsock available.

  37. karlw@lectrosonics.com

    Paul, yes – the HHVMC is the capsule head for the HH that includes the VMC tone controls.

  38. karlw@lectrosonics.com

    Paul, yes – the HHVMC is the capsule head for the HH that includes the VMC tone controls.

  39. pochsner@yahoo.com

    My colleague who also does tv work has also been interested in this product (HH transmitter) and we have been talking about it quite a bit since hearing about it in the Namm coverage. I was able to answer some of his questions from your responses here Karl, and he decided to buy some as soon as they were released. They were being sent, when I spoke to him about a week ago, so he will own some of the first to reach our country.
    We are having an Election next month and he will use them for a network tv station's coverage of it.
    Will let you know how it all goes!.

  40. pochsner@yahoo.com

    My colleague who also does tv work has also been interested in this product (HH transmitter) and we have been talking about it quite a bit since hearing about it in the Namm coverage. I was able to answer some of his questions from your responses here Karl, and he decided to buy some as soon as they were released. They were being sent, when I spoke to him about a week ago, so he will own some of the first to reach our country.
    We are having an Election next month and he will use them for a network tv station's coverage of it.
    Will let you know how it all goes!.

  41. karlw@lectrosonics.com

    Paul – very cool! Thanks for the update. I'll look forward to hearing about the HH in use.

  42. karlw@lectrosonics.com

    Paul – very cool! Thanks for the update. I'll look forward to hearing about the HH in use.

  43. pochsner@yahoo.com

    Yeah…next weekend it is, not next month sorry…anyway I expect they will perform great and yeah i'll talk about them afterwards and mention anything we found out that may not have been apparent beforehand…thanks Karl.

  44. pochsner@yahoo.com

    Yeah…next weekend it is, not next month sorry…anyway I expect they will perform great and yeah i'll talk about them afterwards and mention anything we found out that may not have been apparent beforehand…thanks Karl.

  45. pochsner@yahoo.com

    I'm back post-election and we have a new state government but let's not talk about that, lets talk something much more interesting… "audio" and more specifically, how these new "HH" transmitters performed!.
    Flawlessly in a word…they are a thing of beauty.
    I read from someone who did the "key jangle" test that the wireless version was in-discernable from the wired.
    My mate who bought some is seriously considering the adapter ring and Neumann capsules now. I reckon that would be pretty special.
    There was one slight one thing to note…there is a little bit of a delay from when you push the button in talkback mode to when the signal goes out the talkback output, and again after it is released the same slight delay. No big deal but longer than expected.
    Nice…I hope to get some myself for sure.

  46. pochsner@yahoo.com

    I'm back post-election and we have a new state government but let's not talk about that, lets talk something much more interesting… "audio" and more specifically, how these new "HH" transmitters performed!.
    Flawlessly in a word…they are a thing of beauty.
    I read from someone who did the "key jangle" test that the wireless version was in-discernable from the wired.
    My mate who bought some is seriously considering the adapter ring and Neumann capsules now. I reckon that would be pretty special.
    There was one slight one thing to note…there is a little bit of a delay from when you push the button in talkback mode to when the signal goes out the talkback output, and again after it is released the same slight delay. No big deal but longer than expected.
    Nice…I hope to get some myself for sure.

  47. karlw@lectrosonics.com

    Paul, thanks for the post-event follow up! And glad to hear the HH worked well. There does seem to be a fair amount of interest in the "Neumannator" adapter from Ambient Recording in Germany. I am anxious to hear this combination myself.

    Regarding the talkback engagement delay – it is about 250 ms to engage, and 200 ms to revert, or just about 1/4 second in, 1/5 second out. It's a tad longer than we had hoped, but the tradeoff is crisp switching vs. potentially unintended switching or other problems. Hopefully users can get used to it.

    Again – thanks for the report!

  48. karlw@lectrosonics.com

    Paul, thanks for the post-event follow up! And glad to hear the HH worked well. There does seem to be a fair amount of interest in the "Neumannator" adapter from Ambient Recording in Germany. I am anxious to hear this combination myself.

    Regarding the talkback engagement delay – it is about 250 ms to engage, and 200 ms to revert, or just about 1/4 second in, 1/5 second out. It's a tad longer than we had hoped, but the tradeoff is crisp switching vs. potentially unintended switching or other problems. Hopefully users can get used to it.

    Again – thanks for the report!

  49. pochsner@yahoo.com

    Here's another question for you Karl…are there any plans to allow the HH 's talkback function to be used with the "SR" Portable receiver?.
    It already has a second output!.
    Sometimes I do location jobs such as outside broadcasts and the smaller size of some SR's could be an advantage in a portable setup.

  50. pochsner@yahoo.com

    Here's another question for you Karl…are there any plans to allow the HH 's talkback function to be used with the "SR" Portable receiver?.
    It already has a second output!.
    Sometimes I do location jobs such as outside broadcasts and the smaller size of some SR's could be an advantage in a portable setup.

  51. karlw@lectrosonics.com

    Paul,

    It has been discussed to add the TB feature to the SRa receivers. Let me bug engineering about it again! Thanks for the input.

  52. karlw@lectrosonics.com

    Paul,

    It has been discussed to add the TB feature to the SRa receivers. Let me bug engineering about it again! Thanks for the input.

  53. pochsner@yahoo.com

    Cool!,
    Hey I hope Mike will allow me another slight tangent, but sticking with the brand!…
    I read about the new WM Watertight Transmitter today…
    My question is, where I live in Australia which model would be available here..as I note there are two versions…for the U.S. and E.U. with differing output power.
    Thanks.

  54. pochsner@yahoo.com

    Cool!,
    Hey I hope Mike will allow me another slight tangent, but sticking with the brand!…
    I read about the new WM Watertight Transmitter today…
    My question is, where I live in Australia which model would be available here..as I note there are two versions…for the U.S. and E.U. with differing output power.
    Thanks.

  55. karlw@lectrosonics.com

    Hi Paul,

    At the moment, we don't have an AU specific model in the works. However, next week is the NAB show and I'm sure we'll have those discussions with our AU dealers. Keep your fingers crossed!

  56. karlw@lectrosonics.com

    Hi Paul,

    At the moment, we don't have an AU specific model in the works. However, next week is the NAB show and I'm sure we'll have those discussions with our AU dealers. Keep your fingers crossed!

  57. pochsner@yahoo.com

    Karl,
    What is new with the Venue VRM 5.1 Firmware?.
    Any difference with how it deals with the HH talkback function?.

  58. pochsner@yahoo.com

    Karl,
    What is new with the Venue VRM 5.1 Firmware?.
    Any difference with how it deals with the HH talkback function?.

  59. karlw@lectrosonics.com

    Hi Paul,

    5.1 and 5.0 are the same in terms of the talkback function. We just cleaned up the code a bit and I believe fixed some minor bugs.

  60. karlw@lectrosonics.com

    Hi Paul,

    5.1 and 5.0 are the same in terms of the talkback function. We just cleaned up the code a bit and I believe fixed some minor bugs.

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