[TenTec] ORION ll
Bob McGraw - K4TAX
RMcGraw at Blomand.net
Thu Jun 20 23:13:39 EDT 2013
On the Behringer B-1, I have 4 of them. They work great miking the church
choir. Lousy radio mikes however. A good dynamic operated about 1" to 2"
from the mouth and on axis will sound much better. Personally, the Tentec
709 for the money is hard to beat under any situation. The 707 also sounds
good but has too much bottom end for my taste and my voice.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bob McGraw - K4TAX" <RMcGraw at Blomand.net>
To: "Bob Gibson" <w5rg at yahoo.com>; "Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment"
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Sent: Thursday, June 20, 2013 10:04 PM
Subject: Re: [TenTec] ORION ll
> If you've cut the BW down to 2.1 KHz then that is the bandwidth. Now,
> what is likely taking place is that you are using excessive processing or
> the mike gain is too high or you are overdriving the input stage. Once
> the input stage is over driven then no amount of reducing anything will
> correct the concern. Reduce the hardware mike gain and be sure that what
> ever is feeding the input is not overdriving the stages. There's two
> different mike gains, one being the hardware gain and the other the DSP
> mike gain.
> What's a VX2000? Oh, I did look it up on the web. I suggest a good mike
> connected direct to the MIC input is all that is needed. My general
> philosophy is that if it is not a microphone, then don't connect it to the
> mike input. Everything else should be connected to the AUX or Line
> input. My suggestion, eliminate the VX2000.
> I don't care what or how OTHER radios operate, they are not Orion II's and
> the Orion II won't operate like OTHER radios. Don't expect it to.......it
> won't. If you plan to drive a Indy 500 car then learn to drive the Indy
> 500 car. It doesn't drive and won't drive like anything else.
> Sorry Bob, but to the point, the issue is not the Orion II but more likely
> the things connected to the Orion II and the way the gains are configured.
> The Orion II with a good mike such at the 707 or the 709 connected direct
> to the MIC input and the gains and EQ's set correctly will have GREAT
> Bob, K4TAX
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Bob Gibson" <w5rg at yahoo.com>
> To: <TenTec at contesting.com>
> Sent: Thursday, June 20, 2013 9:32 PM
> Subject: [TenTec] ORION ll
>> Hi Fellows. I have a new Orionll and I just cannot get the audio
>> right...everyone says I'm to wide and that I'm over driving it..I cut it
>> down to 2.1 bw and cut the mic gain so low that it just puts out 50
>> watts..Can someone please send me they setting for the audio..I'm using a
>> Behringer B-1 Mic and a VX2000...Everything worked fine with the
>> ft2000d..any ideas please!! Bob
>> Bob Gibson W5RG
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