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  • #103560
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    Mike C
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    I have mine racked,the rack mount is a AB168-RK19.

    There is a long rack ear that goes on the side of connections so you
    have room to get to the D Snake connections and the power connector.

    #103472
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    I’ve put a couple of those KT Bluetooth receivers into installs, they work well with decent pick up range.

    They do not have a password, I think Bluetooth passwords are kind hit miss, seems like very few devices ask for a password to connect and for all but a few truly pro Bluetooth
    receivers that let you set up a password if the receiver has a password there mostly the same as 00000 or 11111.

    #103463
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    In your case I think a Bluetooth receiver would work best. Are you using
    the ST1 stereo input jacks?

    If you do go with Bluetooth remember to keep that channel muted when not in
    use so no one jumps on your Bluetooth receiver and start playing who knows what
    when you lest expect it!

    #103386
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    The only thing downstream from the mixer is the powered PA speakers EV EKX-15sp with EKX-18 subs and the volume is very low, no where near hitting the limiter on the speakers.

    Keep in mind the “volume control” on the power speakers does not set the limit of the speakers output.
    It is quite possible to still overdrive the speakers input with the controls turned down
    with enough input signal from a mixer.

    How high is the mixer output level metering showing when running the system?

    #103379
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    As noted lots of ways to get there.
    How you get there and control that mic channel depends somewhat on if you set it up
    to be on a pre fade or post fade aux send.

    Let talk post fade for now, that way you can have the mixer in the main LR mix layer
    to control the other inputs and the room mic channel.

    – Select the aux you want to use.
    – In that aux set up menu select post fade and I would also select post all for the
    aux pick off point.
    – Go to the routing menu.
    – Select the room mic channel by hitting the green select button.
    – In the routing menu turn off the LR main mix select button.
    (you can also do that by selecting the main LR mix on the mixer surface and
    then hold down the assign button on the left side of the mixer. Doing that
    will light up all the channel select buttons that are routed to the selected mix.
    While holding down the assign button hit the green select button on the room mic
    channel, that will turn off the select button light and de-select it from the
    main mix.)
    – Now select the mix/aux you want the room mic to go to.
    – Bring up the mix master level and on just the channel for the room mic
    bring up the fader, start and unity about 75%.
    – Select the LR main mix on the mixer surface
    – With the room mic channel set for post fade and de-selected from the main LR output
    you can control the room mic level feeding the aux from the main mix layer on mixer.

    #103363
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    That will be fine.

    I was thinking if it was a long run then going balanced line to the Boxcaster and at that point via a transformer go unbalanced to the Boxcaster input.

    #103362
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    Is there any make up gain applied to the LR compressor?

    If so maybe with the extra make up gain the level is just high enough
    to trigger another compressor/limiter further downstream from the mixer.

    #103343
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    That will work fine.

    Though….depending on the video system set up you may need to use an isolation transformer in line between the mixer and the Boxcaster if you get hum either on the live stream audio and or in the sound system.

    How long is the audio cable run from the mixer to the Boxcaster?

    #103313
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    On the subject of dSnake connectivity, am I able to use a AR2412 -> AB168 cascaded together in the proper order, on the Qu-16 or Qu-32 A&H console? This venue is thinking of switching consoles to one of those models, but I want to make sure their new console can still work with the stageboxes they already have installed in the space.

    The AR2412 and AB168 will work with both the QU16 and the QU32. Keep in mind the stage boxes do no expand the channel count the QU series, you still only have the total number of channels available that the mixer surface has.
    You can mix local inputs with stage box inputs as long as the total number of channels equals the mixer surface.

    You can squeeze a couple more mic inputs by assigning a stage box mic input to on of the mixers stereo input channels.

    Also stage box input routing and channel source selection is saved as part of a scene so you could have various inputs connected to the mixer and stage box that are only use
    for certain events and just recall the scenes as needed to activate those inputs.

    #103312
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    Connect the AR2412 to the DSnake connection.
    Go into the IO set up menu, D snake inputs and check that main inputs across the top
    row (channels 1 to 16) are patched to mixer inputs (left side vertical row) channels
    1 to 16.

    Hit the apply button.

    In any channel pre amp menu hit the source button and select channels 1 to 16 to be the D Snake (yellow)

    That will get you channels 1 to 16 from the stage box to be on channels 1 to 16 at the mixer.

    A few things to keep in mind that maybe helpful….

    You can mix and match local mixer inputs and stage box inputs, for instance channels
    1 to 14 could come from the stage box and 15 and 16 from local mixer inputs.

    With the stage patching you can assign a stage box mic input to a stereo channel input
    to squeeze a couple more mic input channels out of the mixer.

    Input patching and routing is saved as part of a scene, so you could have stage box channels 1 to 16 set up and patched and the stage wired for the main act and then set up and patch 17 to 24 to appear on mixer channels 1 to 8 for an opening act.
    Save each set up as a scene and recall as needed.

    Don’t forget the outputs on the stage box, patch as needed in the set up menu under D snake outputs.

    #103244
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    Mike C
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    What firmware version are you running?

    #103215
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    Double check the FX routing, maybe some changes made during the show are cancelling out the FX in someway.

    #103214
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    If the nut just came loose on the jack taking the mixer apart will take
    much longer than the actual fix itself.

    #103203
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    You said it was an ex-display unit so who knows how it has been used.

    The one picture shows you holding the nut to the 1/4 inch headphone jack
    and what looks like the rest of the jack has fallen back into the mixer.

    It looks like the nut that holds the 1/4 inch came loose letting the rest of the
    jack fall back, my guess is the 1/8 inch/3.5 jack is on a small board
    with the 1/4 inch jack so they both fell back into the mixer.

    #103178
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    If you push a little on the display does the segment come on, try also
    around the display.
    Maybe a bad solder connection.

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