Nady Systems MGT16R, MGT16A, MGT16 User Manual

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O w n e r ’ s M a n u a l

MGT-16

16-Channel Mini UHF

Wireless Instrument System

Contents

 

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

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Using this Manual....................................................................................................................

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

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Quick User Controls Guide......................................................................................................

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System Operation....................................................................................................................

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MGT-16 Wireless Instrument Receiver................................................................................

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MT-16A/R Instrument Transmitter.......................................................................................

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

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Cautions and Troubleshooting.................................................................................................

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Miscellaneous Tips..................................................................................................................

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MGT-16 DIP-Switch Frequency Selection Chart.....................................................................

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Accessories.............................................................................................................................

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

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

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Introduction

Thank you for choosing the Nady MGT-16 wireless system, we know you will be very pleased with its performance and features. The Nady MGT-16 is a 16-channel ultra compact UHF wireless system designed for guitar and bass. The MGT-16 has 16 selectable frequencies, up to 250’ operating range, and infrared ASCAuto-Sync Channel transfer for quick, convenient setup. The stomp box size receiver can be placed anywhere you choose—even on stage next to your effects pedals. The miniature, lightweight MT-16A or MT-16R transmitter plugs directly into any guitar or bass, even into a portable keyboard output jack.

Using This Manual

This booklet provides information regarding the use of the MGT-16 Wireless Instrument 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 MGT-16.

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System Features

MGT-16 System Features

UHF wireless system for guitar/bass

16 user-selectable PLL frequencies for interference-free operation

Up to 250’ operating range, line-of-sight

Infrared ASCAuto-Sync Channel transfer from receiver to transmitter for instant setup

Battery operated receiver and transmitter

MGT-16 Receiver

Compact, portable,“pedal style” receiver

Dual ¼ wave antennas

Infrared sync with transmitter for instant setup

Unbalanced ¼” line out jack

Power On/Off/Mute switch; Volume Control; LED indicators for Power On, Low Battery, and RF Reception; DIP-switch channel

selection with IR sync to transmitter

Powered by DC adapter (included) or two AA alkaline batteries for portability (up to 8 hours battery life)

MT-16A & MT-16R Transmitters

Choice of two transmitter housings— MT-16A with 30° angled ¼” plug for use with either recessed or surface mounted jacks, or MT-16R with 90° angled ¼” plug for surface mounted jacks only

Up to eight hours of battery life from a single AAA alkaline or NiMH rechargeable battery

Infrared channel sync with receiver for instant setup

Power On/Off switch; Power/Low Battery LED indicators; IR Sync LED; Input level attenuation switch; Internal audio level control trim-pot

External flexible antenna

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Quick User Controls Guide

MGT-16 Instrument Receiver

1

IR PO LO RX

OFF ON

2

POWER

3

LEVEL

1 2 3 4

4

 

CHANNEL

ACT SQ

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

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1.ASCIR SYNC INFRARED LED WINDOW

For downloading selected Channel (Frequency) to transmitter

2.POWER SWITCH Select OFF/MUTE/ON (MUTE=power On, audio output highly attenuated)

3.VOLUME CONTROL Adjusts the audio output level—at maximum setting the gain will be about +4dB over a direct instrument-to- cord-to-amp connection

4.CHANNEL SELECT DIP-SWITCH Select one of 16 pre-set channels per MGT-16 DIP-Switch Frequency Selection Chart (see page 14)

5.BATTERY COMPARTMENT Insert two AA batteries for optional DC operation, note correct polarity

6.BATTERY COMPARTMENT COVER

7.AUDIO OUTPUT JACK For connecting audio cable

8.DC INPUT JACK For connecting external AC/DC adapter for powering receiver

9.ANTENNAS Dual ¼ wave

10.SIGNAL LED Indicates the received signal from the transmitter

11.LOW BATTERY LED Indicates batteries need replacement (if not using power adapter)

12.POWER ON LED Indicates the receiver is On

13.MUTE (SQUELCH) CONTROL Adjust with a small screwdriver inserted in slot. Controls the mute level for the receiver — turn counterclockwise for maximum range; turn clockwise, if needed, to minimize noises from outside RF interference upon muting.

Note: Set control carefully. If trim-pot is turned past minimum and maximum

adjustment points it may need to be backed up to achieve desired setting.

14.ASCIR SYNC BUTTON Press to make the IR link download the receiver’s selected frequency to the TX. First, turn on the MT-16A/R transmitter (or turn off and then on again if already on) and position its IR window 6-12” away from the RX IR window, press the SYNC button once and wait one second for the RX to respond.

If the IR data download is successful, the receiver SIGNAL LED (10) will light indicating the transmitter is locked in and transmitting.

15.AA BATTERIES Two required for optional battery operation

16.POWER ADAPTER For AC operation (included)

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