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VHF Wireless Microphone System

CONTENTS

 

CONTENTS.....................................................................................................

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INTRODUCTION..............................................................................................

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USING THIS MANUAL......................................................................................

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SYSTEM FEATURES...........................................................................................

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ENCORE I RECEIVER........................................................................................

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WHT HANDHELD MICROPHONE TRANSMITTER.................................................

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WLT LAVALIER/LAPEL OR HEADWORN MICROPHONE

 

BODYPACK TRANSMITTER................................................................................

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WGT INSTRUMENT BODYPACK TRANSMITTER.................................................

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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 Encore I wireless microphone system, we know you will be very pleased with its performance and features. The Encore I is loaded with top professional operating features and is the best performance and price value available in VHF dual receiver wireless systems.

USING THIS MANUAL

This booklet provides information regarding the use of the Encore I VHF wireless system and includes a description of features and a step by step guide to operation of the unit. This manual should answer any questions you may have about the operation and servicing of your Encore I.

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SYSTEM FEATURES

Available on selected frequencies in the VHF high band

(171-216 MHz) for interference-free, long-range performance

Proprietary companding circuitry for an industry-best 120dB Dynamic Range, and the clearest, most natural sound available

Operating Range: Up to 250 feet typical (depending on site conditions)— up to 500+ feet line-of-sight

Noise-free transmitter ON-OFF operation

ENCORE I RECEIVER

Half-rack receiver design with retractable front panel antenna

RF and AF 5-LED displays for monitoring incoming signal strength and audio level

Balanced XLR and unbalanced adjustable 1/4” jack outputs

Mute (squelch) adjust control

Externally powered by AC/DC power adapter

Unique snap-out panel locking tabs for single receiver or dual receiver

(side-by-side) optional rack mounting

WHT HANDHELD MIC TRANSMITTER

Features the Nady DM-­10D unidirectional neodymium dynamic cartridge for optimum true sound, maximum feedback rejection and minimal handling noise

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

WGT & WLT BODYPACK TRANSMITTERS

Choice of instrument (WGT) or headworn/lavalier microphone (WLT) 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 microphone or instrument cable

Easily accessible input level adjust control for optimum sound

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ENCORE I RECEIVER

1. Rackmounting the Receiver

There are two options available for rackmounting the Encore I receiver: singly or side-by-side with another Encore Series receiver.

a.Single mounting: Remove the receiver SIDE MOUNT CLIP (1) from each side of the receiver (as shown) and slide in the optional ERM-12 RACK EARS (9).

b.Side-by-side double mounting: After removing the SIDE MOUNT CLIPS (1) from both Encore receivers, join the two receivers with the EJC-2 JOINING CLIP (10) and attach the ERM-22 RACK EARS (12) as shown.

(Note: Do not mount the receiver in a rack directly above an amplifier or other source of high heat — this could degrade the performance of the Encore I. Always ensure adequate airflow and heat dissipation in any rack configuration.)

2.Powering the Receiver

Plug the 12V AC/DC ADAPTER (15) provided into the DC INPUT JACK (11) on the back of the receiver. Then plug the power supply into an AC outlet.

(Note: Any 12V DC source with 400mA capability can also be used.)

Press the POWER SWITCH (8) once to turn on the receiver. The POWER ON LED (7) will now light and the receiver is operational.

3. Antenna

The Encore I receiver is supplied with a TELESCOPIC ANTENNA (16). This should be extended fully to obtain maximum range. Optimal antenna position is vertical. For maximum range, it is always best to maintain a line of sight (no obstructions) between the receiver antenna and the transmitter at all times whenever possible.

4. Mute (Squelch) Adjustment

In normal operation, the MUTE CONTROL (2) should be set fully counterclockwise to the factory preset minimum RF level. However, in areas of high RF activity, the mute

(or squelch, as it is sometimes called) may need to be adjusted to compensate for the adverse conditions in a particular location. If, with the transmitter off, one or more LEDs of the 5 LED RF LEVEL DISPLAY (4) flicker or stay on, the squelch control should be turned clockwise until the LEDs extinguish. When the squelch is properly adjusted, the RF LEVEL LED displays will only light when the system transmitter is turned on. Turning the squelch control too far clockwise will reduce the range, but yield a quieter mute (squelch) function. When the 5 LED RF LEVEL display extinguishes, the transmitter is out of range for that given location, and the user should move closer to the receiver to re-establish the radio link.

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5. Connecting the Audio Output

The Encore I receiver provides both a fixed mic level BALANCED AUDIO OUTPUT XLR (14) and an adjustable line level UNBALANCED AUDIO OUTPUT 1/4” JACK (13). The level from the UNBALANCED OUTPUT is controlled by the rear panel VOLUME CONTROL (6).

(Note: As when making any connection, make sure the amplifier or mixing board volume is at the minimum level before plugging in the receiver to avoid possible sound system damage. Also make sure that the phantom power on the input of the mixer is turned OFF before making connection to the receiver.)

a.Instrument Connection (using the WGT instrument transmitter)

Insert an audio cord with a 1/4" mono phone plug in the A + B UNBALANCED OUTPUT JACK (13) on the rear panel of the receiver. Plug the other end of the cord into an amplifier, effects, or mixing board. Adjust the appropriate VOLUME CONTROL (6) for the channel being used on the Encore I receiver clockwise to about 3/4 rotation, until the mixed volume level is comfortable for your application. This setting is roughly equivalent to a direct instrument cord connection. Turning the volume up to maximum will provide

4dB gain over a cord.

b.Microphone Connection (using the WLT transmitter with either a headset or lavalier microphone or the WHT handheld microphone transmitter)

For microphone use, either the BALANCED MIC AUDIO OUTPUT XLRs (14) or the

1/4" line level A + B UNBALANCED OUTPUT (13) can be used. The XLR output is set at a non-adjustable microphone level, similar to hardwired mic levels. Plug an XLR connector into either or both of the XLR OUTPUT JACKS on the rear of the unit and plug the other end into your amplifier or mixing board.

(Note: Make sure the phantom power on your mixing board is turned off and the volume is turned down when making connections.)

For your convenience, the XLR output levels are preset at the factory and are not adjustable with the receiver volume controls. To use the 1/4" A + B UNBALANCED OUTPUT JACK (13), follow the instructions for the Instrument

Connection (above), except start with the receiver volume at 1/2 MAX and adjust the volume control for each channel until the mixed Ch A and

Ch B volume level is optimal. If the volume controls are set too high, you may overload your mixer or amp.

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