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mattciulla

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totally wireless cans...
« on: Apr 24, 2007, 09:51 pm »
have any of you guys used any of Eartec's stuff, like the TD900? Is it worth buying?
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Re: totally wireless cans...
« Reply #1 on: Apr 24, 2007, 10:00 pm »
If you can afford it, stick to the big names - Clearcom and Techpro for example - or at least a system which is compatable.

The TD900 Series is decent - for the price - but it is all proprietary - including the connectors between the headphones and the device. It does not play too well with other systems.

Also - there are very few times when someone will need to be wireless, so I would look at a wired system - you cannot beat wired for a reliable system. Then I would get one or two wireless packs added to that if needed (you will probably find it won't be required).

The major problem is frequency. 2.4gHz is the frequency used for most of this stuff, and there are limits on how many items you can fit within the 2.4gHz spectrum without interferance. That means that the more wireless stuff you use, the more chance of interferance. Wireless microphones, wireless cans, wireless networks, bluetooth - all likely to be within most venues. Things get crouded pretty quickly.
« Last Edit: Apr 24, 2007, 10:09 pm by Mac Calder »

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Re: totally wireless cans...
« Reply #2 on: Apr 24, 2007, 10:35 pm »
Clearcom has an amazing system called cell-com.  It is absolutely the best in wireless, though you're looking at about $15,000 base install cost before you even add much extra in.

http://www.clearcom.com/Products/wireless/wireless_index.html

Way out of any of our price ranges, but it's still friggin sweet  8)
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Re: totally wireless cans...
« Reply #3 on: Apr 25, 2007, 04:09 am »
I second what Mac said.  I've used wireless cans (in conjunction with a wired TechPro system) a couple of times and while they're great if you're all over the place, they're not 100% reliable - ours would sometimes just stop working, you take the batteries out and restart them and they're fine - and can cause issues with radio mics.  We only used them because I was firing pyro from one place, firing confetti cannons from somewhere else, and had seven smoke machines spread around the set and it simply wasn't practical to run cables in to all the places I had to be.  Stick with wired and hire in wireless when you need them.

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Re: totally wireless cans...
« Reply #4 on: Jun 17, 2007, 05:06 am »
I absoutly love wireless can but like the above stick to the big brands...you alway pay for what you get
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