02-18-2013 05:31 PM
Howdy folks. Does such a quality product exist for wireless audio?
Once a year I make a trip to (wefest.com) and we camp in an Ice Cabin (link below is not the actual unit but that is the size)
I use zed 10 fx inside the cabin running off laptop and set it up next to the stove right inside the door. PA is a B52 Matrix 1000 and the sub I lock and cable to the axle and stack on 2 x 4's in case deep rain, then I set the 10" satellites outside as needed and lock them inside at night. The pa is fed by xlr cabling ran through a fish hole to the sub.
It is a hassle going into the camper to put in requests/switch tracks etc. I would like to run the laptop outside if at all possible for quick access and DJing and may be looking at running video this year. I could run a long unbalanced headphone line to the mixer, but that's more cabling, which I am trying to reduce.
I found this:
Question 1: Would there be a degradation in audio quality that would be substantial? I have found other products but they specifically state 30 feet line-of-site, which I do not see as a stable solution due to the mixer being inside the RV. Anyone know of any other products? Would be looking for something with preferrably a smaller USB dongle?
Question 2: A little OT re power surges this is what I believe to be a standard I think (be nice to me here) 220 RV hook up which is what 30 amp? Everytime someone's AC turns on (many many RVs lined up) there is a potential for audio drop out which is faint however annoying, is there anyway to resolve this? Thought about bringing my furman, but I suspect that wouldn't cure the issue.
Thanks everyone for input.
02-18-2013 07:24 PM
I wouldn't imagine much more than 30 feet line of sight with this one either. In any event non LOS you can probably cut that another 50% or more.
You're looking for a smaller dongle ... really?
02-19-2013 08:56 AM
Smaller dongle if possible sure why not, less chance of damage, just an inquiry, thank you to everyone for posts will review the posts at home tonight,
I was afraid you didn't have room in the truck
02-19-2013 09:14 AM
No sir! Now I see why you made your comment as well! Would be moble with laptop, mixer stays in truck. Mobility with laptop mixed with alcohol would be afraid of someone or something smacking that USB dongle and cracking it off in laptop. I know it's a lot of ask for and kinda figured it was, but would be interested in this WIFI option someone above spoke of though, makes sense. Will research it all tonight! Again thanks for everyones input and or experience with this! Also links to these products = VERY HELPFUL!
02-19-2013 09:35 AM
I'm unaware of any wi-fi dongles that are very powerful so keep that in mind. You would likely improve the performance by using a short USB extension cable and elevating the dongle up in the air to about 6-8 feet. That would improve the line of sight.
As to the quality ... I would expect all of these budget units to use data compression. That essentially will make your audio similar to what an mp3 does to it. There's no spec for dynamic range, which I expect to be mediocre. There's no spec for latency and I don't know what would be important to your application.
02-19-2013 09:42 AM
Yeah and I use USB now to mixer and I'm pretty fussy about audio, I'm starting to think I'm barking up the wrong tree. My whole deal is I want to know it works before spending money on something I use once and ends up in my box of "crap that I don't use". I appreciate the input Mr Boomer.
02-19-2013 09:51 AM
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