Last Sunday was my first event in a venue where my mic was connected to the x1800 and not mixed after. During the toasts, I kept having the audio drop out, in particular on lower input levels (Maid of honor was softer spoken). There was no indication of the wireless mic system dropping out, no interference sounds, etc. I still assumed a mic issue to be at fault.
Yesterday I had another event. I had 4 Shure SLX receivers on hand. Once again, I connected one directly to mic input 1 on the x1800 and noticed immediately when testing the mic that I was getting the same signal drop. So I tested everything:
- Scanned and synced to new frequencies.
- Switched to a different receiver.
- Switched to different microphone/transmitter (3 separate units)
- Swapped out the cables.
- Connected to x1800 Mic 2 input
- Looked at x1800 mic settings to see if there was a noise gate or something that would drop lower input levels, I couldn’t find anything.
Nothing corrected the problem. I had time and long mic cables, so I connected my mic receiver output directly to Input 2 on my main speakers, and used input 1 for my mixer output. Microphone worked perfectly with no audio drop outs once I bypassed the mixer. Safe to say it’s definitely the mixer.
Are there any settings I’m missing that act as a noise gate to mute lower input levels that I can change, or do I have a malfunctioning piece of equipment that needs repair?