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Countryman E6 Headphone/Earset Mic

Feedback Problems with E6 earset mic
I've had some questions about the feedback issue with this mic.  
After inquiring about the model of E6, I discovered the problem, they bought the Omni version of this mic. 
To get the best possible result from the E6 mic
it has to be the directional version of this mic. When you order the directional version, you get a couple of capsule covers:  a cardiod pattern and a hyper-cardiod pattern. This is the only version of this mic that I recommend.
                                                                                                        
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What Model Number to order
Here is an example of the right model number to order
E6DW5L1AT
Breakdown of number: 
Model Number - Directivity - Sensitivity - Color - Cable Diameter- Wireless Brand/Connector
E6 - DW - 5 - L - 1 - AT
Directivity:  OW-(Omni) | DW-(Directional)
Sensitivity:  5 -(General Speaking) | 6 -(Speaking & Vocals) | 7 -(Strong Vocals) 
Color: L -(Light Beige) | T -(Tan) | C -(Cocoa) | B -(Black)
Cable Diameter: 1 - (1mm) | 2 -(2mm)
Brand: AT  - (Audio Technica - Hirose 4 Pin) | AW  - (Audio Technica - Switchcraft TA5F)
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Church Sound

Church Systems



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Why do churches go through at least 2 sound systems before they get one that really works?

The reason is that the music stores don't usually have the churches best interest at heart. While they do have good equipment, they usually don't have the necessary skills to determine your needs?

Do you think of speech reproduction first? or Do you design for music reproduction? There is a difference and You can have both. Read More...
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First Baptist Church in Tacoma - System Rewire



sanctuary from balcony sound boothSoundcraft GB8-40 board in sound booth
Chris Pak from First Baptist church in Tacoma contacted me about their system a few weeks ago. They felt that the system was not operating properly and there were some wiring issues regarding hum in the system. I don’t know who designed the system but I did meet the installer. The amplifiers were placed in the sound booth under the mixer, feeding the monitors and the main speakers from the balcony. The system design consisted of a center cluster with additional speakers for side fills all located behind the suspended ceiling.
The cluster: 6 boxes of McCauley M120 speakers, and 2 subs cabinets (mounted one on each side of the array) not sure what the side fills are.
The processing for the system: DBX Driverack PA The driverack was set to a JBL 3 way speaker system with subs. (The McCauley system is a 2-way box)
The sound was very thin and I could tell that the mids where none existent.

We programed a custom setting in the driverack and the speakers came alive with all kinds of good sound.

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How Important is it to Aim Speakers?

I just finished correcting a problem at the St Joseph’s Catholic Church in Issaquah. The problem was a very reverberant space with lots of echo. In the sanctuary there wasn’t a lot sound absorbing materials, tile floors, plaster walls in a basic rectangular shaped room. The 4 speakers providing sound to the 4 seating areas were located in the skylight structure. see pics Read More...
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problems with Mackie SWA1801 Subwoofer and the Fix

I recently had to check the speakers on a pair of Mackie SWA1801 subs for blown speakers. Once I got the front cover off (many bolts) to get access to the speakers...... Read More...
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