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Old 2014-12-07, 02:06 AM
hoserama hoserama is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Re: IEM ALD? (couldn't find in glossary/FAQ/elsewhere)

ALDs tend to be low signal strength and can be very susceptible to static/drops. The receiver actually uses the ground wire of your headphone (or audio cable if patching into a deck) as an antenna, and can sometimes pick up interference from the SD card write if you have a regular SD-card recorder. Plus often times the feeds are very compressed.

Although sometimes, and certain venues, they can shine as recording opportunities. Usually requires you to sit next to the transmitter. There's one festival show I hit frequently where they setup the transmitter right near the soundboard...so I always relocate over there. Pretty much a mono soundboard for the show.
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