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DKW-3 GT

Wireless VHF Instrument System

Contents

 

Introduction..............................................................................................................................

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System Features......................................................................................................................

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Operation.................................................................................................................................

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Specifications...........................................................................................................................

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Service Information..................................................................................................................

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Warranty...................................................................................................................................

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Introduction

 

Thank you for choosing the Nady DKW-3 GT wireless instrument system, we know you

 

will be very pleased with its performance and features. The Nady DKW-3 GT is is loaded

 

with top professional operating features and is the best performance and price value

 

available in VHF wireless systems.

 

System Features

Receiver

All the advantages and freedom of wireless operation without cumbersome cords

Easy to use—simply plug transmitter into your guitar and receiver into your effects or your amplifier

Exceptional audio virtually indistinguishable from that of a cord

150+ feet typical operating range— up to 300+ feet line-of-sight

High-band VHF (170-216 MHz) operation for reliable, interference-free performance

Advanced audio processing circuitry for a wide dynamic range (no overloading for loud inputs or background hiss during quiet use)

Complete controls and connections for professional operation include front panel power On/Off switch, output volume control, Power On LED indicator

Back panel 1/4” audio output jack and DC power input jack for supplied AC/DC adaptor

Collapsible receiver antenna

Special added circuitry eliminates transmitter On/Off “pop” noise

WGT Bodypack Transmitter

Off/Standby/On switch allows convenient audio muting with the transmitter on

Low battery LED indicator flashes once for Unit On; lights steady for low battery alert

Locking 3.5mm mini-jack provides secure connection for removable instrument cable

Easily accessible input level adjust control for optimum sound

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Operation

Receiver

1.Plug the AC/DC adapter (provided) into the 9VDC INPUT JACK (3) on the back of the receiver. Then plug the power supply into an AC outlet. Switch the POWER (1) to the “On” position. The POWER ON LED (2) will now light and the receiver is operational.

2.Rotate and extend ANTENNA (4) fully, angled at 60° position as shown.

3. The 1/4” AUDIO OUTPUT JACK (5) provides a fixed, unbalanced MIC level audio output for connection to your mixer with the 1/4” to 1/4” cord supplied. As when making any connection, make sure the mixing board’s volume is at the minimum level before plugging in the receiver to avoid possible sound system damage. Use the VOLUME CONTROLS (6) to adjust the volume.

Note: this output is the sum of the signals received by both the internal receivers (CH 1 + CH 2).

Use the CH 1 & CH 2 VOLUME CONTROLS (6)

to adjust the individual relative channel volumes.

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WGT Bodypack Transmitter

1. Snap open the BATTERY COMPARTMENT (7) and insert a fresh 9V BATTERY (8), observing the correct polarity. Close the compartment. The WGT is provided with a 3.5 mm LOCKING JACK (9) for connecting the INSTRUMENT CABLE (10). To secure the connection, turn the metal slip ring on the plug clockwise to thread it on to the jack. To unplug, reverse the process. Slip the transmitter into a pocket or clip on to your clothes or instrument strap.

(Note: As the cord to the instrument also serves as the antenna, be sure to extend it fully for maximum range. Rolling up or shortening the cord may reduce the effective operating range.)

2.Turn on the WGT by sliding the OFF/ STANDBY/ON SWITCH (11) to the Standby position (transmitter on, audio muted) or the On position (transmitter and audio both on). The BATTERY INDICATOR LED (12) will give a single quick flash, indicating usable battery strength. In the case of a dead or low battery, the LED either will not go on at all or will stay on continuously, indicating that the battery should be replaced with a fresh one.

3.The WGT transmitter is now ready to use. Adjust the volume of the receiver as per the previous Receiver Operation section. For optimum performance, an INPUT LEVEL

CONTROL (13) is provided on the top panel of the WGT. Adjust the gain by turning the control with a small slot head screwdriver. It is recommended that this control be turned to maximum gain. However, for ultra high-gain instrument sources such as active bass pickups or even extra hot guitar pickups, turning the level down slightly will create a cleaner sound.

(Note: Turning down the input gain too much can compromise the signal-to-noise ratio and is not recommended. Set for the maximum possible gain and headroom without noticeable distortion on the high level peaks).

(Note: Scratchy noises can sometimes occur when some electric guitars/basses with dirty pots or connections are used with any wireless system. For this reason, the supplied INSTRUMENT CORD (10) has a factory installed capacitor inside the ¼” plug. This capacitor provides first order filtering

of the RF signal from the cord into the guitar and eliminates virtually all scratchy noises. Should your equipment still give you scratchy noises, we suggest these steps to eliminate them:

1)Make sure all guitar volume and tone pots are clean and all contacts are solid— this is very important.

2)Provide extra filtering with a 220 pF capacitor soldered across the hot to ground terminals of the guitar’s volume and tone pots.)

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Opening Battery Compartment

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Specifications

Overall System Performance

 

Frequency Response

80-14,000 Hz, +/-3dB

Dynamic Range

95dB

Total Harmonic Distortion

<0.7%

RF Carrier Frequency Range

170-216 MHz

Frequency Stability

+/- 0.005%, crystal controlled

Modulation

FM (F3E), +/-15KHz max.

Operating Range

150 ft. typical—up to 300+ ft. line-of-sight

WGT Transmitter

 

Audio Inputs

3.5mm mono locking jack for connecting to instrument cable

Controls

Off/Standby/On switch, Input Level adjust

LED Indicator

Unit On (single flash), Low-Battery Alert (steady)

RF Power Out

50mW (Max. allowed by FCC)

Harmonic & Spurious Emissions

> –40dB

Battery

9V Alkaline

Battery Life

Up to 15 hours

Dimensions

4.1 x 2.4 x 0.8 in. (10.4 x 6.1 x 2.0 cm.)

Weight (w/o battery)

3.6 oz. (101 g.)

RECEIVER

 

Controls

Power On/Off

Connectors

1/4” unbalanced audio out jack, 2.1mm barrel-type DC input jack

LED Indicator

Power On, Transmitter RF (CH A & CH B)

Dimensions

8.2 x 5.3 x 1.75 in. (20.8 x 13.5 x 4.4 cm.)

Weight

16.1 oz. (451 g.)

Power Requirements

9V @ 120mA, nominal, AC/DC adapter supplied

Antenna

Single 15 in. (38 cm.) collapsible

Specifications subject to change for product improvement purposes

Service Information

In the U.S. If you are experiencing operational problems with your system, please refer to the Support page at www.nady.com for assistance. Should your wireless system require service, please contact the Nady Service Department at (510) 652-2411 to obtain a Return Authorization (R/A) Number and service quote (if out of warranty). Make sure the R/A Number is clearly marked on the outside of the package that you are returning.

If your unit is out of warranty, please enclose a cashier’s check or money order (or pay by credit card) per instructions by the Nady Service Department. Ship your unit prepaid to: Nady Systems, Service Department, 6701 Shellmound Street, Emeryville, CA 94608.

Include a brief description of the problem you are experiencing. For service of a unit under warranty, please follow the instructions in the following section.

Outside the U.S. For service or warranty matters please contact the Nady distributor in your country through the dealer/store from which you purchased this product.

Do not attempt to service this unit yourself as

it can be dangerous and will also void the warranty.

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90-Days Limited Warranty

Nady Systems, Inc. warrants to the original consumer purchaser (U.S.A. only) that the unit is free from any defects in material or workmanship for a period of 90 days from the date of original retail purchase. If any such defect is discovered within the warranty period, Nady Systems, Inc. will repair or replace the unit free of charge, subject to verification of the defect or malfunction upon return to Nady Systems.

Please do not return your Nady product to the store where it was purchased as Nady Systems handles your warranty service directly. Communication with our Service Department is the most efficient means of servicing your unit and we are dedicated to keeping you a satisfied customer.

To the extent permitted by law, any applicable implied warranties, including warranties of merchantability and fitness are hereby limited to 90 days from the date of purchase. Consequential or incidental damages resulting from a breach of any applicable express or implied warranties are hereby excluded. This warranty is in lieu of all other agreements and warranties, general or special, express or implied and no representative or person including a Nady dealer, agent, or employee is authorized to assume

for us any other liability in connection with the sale or use of this Nady Systems’ product.

Whereas some states do not allow limitations on how long implied warranties last, and do not allow exclusion of incidental or consequential damages, the above limitations and exclusions may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which may vary from state to state.

This warranty is subject to the following conditions:

1)This system must have been purchased from an authorized Nady dealer and all warranty service must be performed by Nady’s service department. Any service not performed by Nady will automatically void this warranty.

2)Items not covered: physical damage resulting from improper handling of the unit in transit from the factory by the shipper (Nady Systems is not responsible for such damage and all such claims must be made against the shipping company by the consignee); defects caused by normal wear of the product (expendable parts are typically connectors, cables, potentiometers, switches and similar components); damage or defects caused by abuse, neglect, accident, failure to connect or operate the unit in any way that does not comply with applicable technical or safety regulations, or improper repair, excessive heat or humidity, alteration or unreasonable use of the unit, causing cracks, broken cases/housings or parts; damage caused by leaking batteries; finish or appearance items; items damaged in shipment en route to Nady Systems, Inc. for repair. The warranty is null and void if any Nady serial number has been removed or defaced.

How To Obtain Service:

1)If factory service is required, please contact our Service Department at (510) 652-2411 for a return authorization (R/A) number. Make sure the R/A number is clearly marked on the outside of your package. (Please note: if an R/A number is not included, our Shipping Department cannot accept your package.)

2)Send the unit back to Nady Systems, 6701 Shellmound Street, Emeryville, CA, 94608, freight pre-paid. You must include proof of date and place of purchase (i.e., photocopy of your bill of sale) or Nady cannot be responsible for repair or replacement. Nady Systems, Inc. will not repair, nor be held responsible,

for any units returned without proper identification, return address, and R/A number clearly marked on the package.

3)Per the above, Nady will perform all warranty service and return the unit to you at no charge.

Nady Systems will inform the buyer if product sent in does not meet the terms of this warranty and will provide a quote for fixing the unit and/or shipping it back exclusively at the buyer’s expense.

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