1390 Howie with xmitter visible 2Social Media WireLists54 350pxFor decades now, Lectrosonics wireless systems have been used by some of the top touring guitar and bass players. In the early 2000’s – Guitarist Dan Spitz swore by his UM200/UDR200C analog wireless rig. Steve Stevens picked up a Digital Hybrid Wireless® IS400 system in 2006. Bass player Ricky Phillips has used Lectrosonics since about 2007. The Dixie Chicks toured with an extensive Lectrosonics wireless system in the mid 2000s. Fast forward to today, when bassists Eva Gardner and Phil Soussan, and guitarists Doug Aldrich, Jerry Horton, Howie Simon, Oz Fox, and Paul Jackson Jr. among many others rely on the sound quality, range, and reliability of Lectrosonics wireless for touring.

The secret of the Lectrosonics wireless system is mainly that these systems do not compand (compress and expand) the audio signal, and are designed to be as phase linear as possible through the audio band. With the proper input cables matched to the instruments and transmitters, a very clean transfer can be obtained, so that the guitar dynamics, tone, and volume/gain settings are preserved. These systems are the closest thing you can get to a good cable, with a lot more freedom of movement.

Because Lectrosonics units have been used for this purpose for such a long time and through multiple generations of product, there are some complexities to these systems, and some details have changed over time. Let’s start with the two current main series of product:

  1. Wire-Lists #53 – 7 Steps to Setting Up Wireless Designer and Dante® Using a Network Switch and a DSQD
  2. Wire-Lists #52 – Compensating for RF-Heavy Environments With Antenna Amplification
  3. Wire-Lists #51 – Expanding Channel Capacity for Systems in Larger Facilities Using Zones in Wireless Designer
  4. Wire-Lists #50 – 3 Steps to Updating your Receiver’s EEPROM
  5. Wire-Lists #49 – Decoding Designators on Lectrosonics Transmitters
  6. Wire-Lists #48 – 19 Easy Steps to Replacing Your SR Keypad
  7. Wire-Lists #47 – 3 Suggestions and Two Strategies for Wideband Frequency Band Planning with Bag Systems
  8. Wire-Lists #46 – Leveraging Encryption With the 4 Key Policies
  9. Wire-Lists #45 – Three Easy Steps to Setting Compatibility Modes and IR Sync in Lectrosonics Receivers
  10. Wire-Lists #44 – Improved Frequency and Phase Response With Our New Wireless Systems
  11. Wire-Lists #43 – Connecting to Wireless Designer Through A Personal Network: 
The Mac version
  12. Wire-Lists #42 – Connecting To Wireless Designer Through A Personal Network, Using A Router or a Switch
  13. Wire-Lists #41 – 7 Easy Steps to Streaming Online with Lectrosonics Duet
  14. Wire-Lists #40 – Two Steps To Free A Trapped TA-5 Connector
  15. Wire-Lists #39: Distancing with Dante
  16. Wire-Lists #38: Solo Use of the Walk Test Recorder in Wireless Designer in 5 Easy Steps
  17. Wire-Lists #37: Custom Tuning Ranges + 4 Other Cool Things in Wireless Designer
  18. Wire-Lists #36: Additional Tricks for Gain Staging Transmitters and Receivers with Recorders - Part 2
  19. Wire-Lists #35: Two Pros Share Tricks for Gain Staging Transmitters and Receivers with Recorders – Part 1
  20. Wire-Lists #34: A Quick Primer on Setting Audio Input Gain On Wireless Mic Transmitters
  21. Wire-Lists #33: Hey! What's That Sound?
  22. Wire-Lists #32: 4 Quick Tips for Antenna Performance
  23. Wire-Lists #31: Improving Signal to Noise Ratios with PF25 Filters
  24. Wire-Lists #30: Maintaining Social Distancing With Dante-Enabled Equipment
  25. Wire-Lists #29: 4 Tips to Improving Your Wireless Signal To Noise Ratio
  26. Wire-Lists #28: Five Tips for Troubleshooting Wireless Mics
  27. Wire-Lists #27: Advice for Navigating The Block 19/470 Overlap
  28. Wire-Lists #26: Developing Sanitation Protocols for Lav Work:
  29. Wire-Lists #25: 5 Best Practices and Tips for Creating An Online Worship Experience
  30. Wire-Lists #24: Making A Coaxial Dipole Antenna With 6 Items, In 8 Easy Steps
  31. Wire-Lists #23: Phantom Power with M2Rs and Other Receivers, plus 6 Best Practices
  32. Wire-Lists #22: 5 Steps To Getting The Most Out Of The Broadcast Loop
  33. Wire-Lists#21: The #1 Way To Get Flawless Wedding Video Sound With MTCR
  34. Wire-Lists#20: Equipment Disinfection
  35. Wire-Lists#19: ETSI standards, 75 and 50 kHz Deviation for Transmitters, and You
  36. Wire-Lists#18: Everything You Need To Know About Firmware Updates: Part 3
  37. Wire-Lists#17: Everything You Need To Know About Firmware Updates: Part 2
  38. Wire-Lists#16: Everything You Need To Know About Firmware Updates: Part 1
  39. Wire-Lists#15: 4 Things To Check Before We Fix Your Equipment
  40. Wire-Lists#14: My Transmitter Took A Bath! Now What? 5 Steps To Help (plus a bonus tip).
  41. Wire-Lists#13: Three HM Transmitter Hacks (aka “MacGyvers”) for Desperate Situations
  42. Wire-Lists#12: Popular Receiver Antenna Combos
  43. Wire-Lists#11: Popular Transmitter Antenna Combos
  44. Wire-Lists#10: 1 Tip to Identify Types, and 9 Ways To Prevent Wireless Mic RF Drop-Outs
  45. Wire-Lists#9: Three Wireless Designer Tips and Tricks
  46. Wire-Lists#8: Why Are You Holding Your Mic Like That? The Dos and Don’ts of RF Attenuation
  47. Wire-Lists#7: Cold Weather Care for Transmitters, Mics and Receivers
  48. Wire-Lists#6: Preventing Pogo Pin Failure In Your SSM
  49. Wire-Lists#5: 4 Ways to Mangle Your Mic
  50. Wire-Lists#4: SM Transmitter Cleaning – Tips for Battery Doors and 5-Pin Jacks
  51. Wire-Lists#3: Lessons On Battery Care For The Long Ranger
  52. Wire-Lists#2: My Transmitter Doesn’t Work! Three Things To Check
  53. Wire-Lists#1: The 4 Don’ts for Preventing Sick Transmitters