Blue tooth mixer and high school games

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Blue tooth mixer and high school games

Post by musiconradio.com » Sat Sep 02, 2017 12:27 pm

Good morning engineering experts.

We are having wireless connectivity issues and want to switch to a landline back at the studio. We found this. I am not a bluetooth expert. Could we use this bluetooth connectivity mixer (Peavey PV 6 BT)to relay high school football games since it looks like it has the capability for phone interviews.

https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail ... gJa0_D_BwE

Great connectivity, including Bluetooth

2 universal low-noise microphone preamps, 2 pair of stereo 1/4" inputs, stereo RCA ins, a 3.55mm jack, and Bluetooth connectivity. Not bad for a mixer smaller than some coffee table books. If you use multiple different sound sources for your mixing application but need something in a trimmed-down format the PV 6 BT may be just your ticket. Do you podcast with one or two mics, a device for bringing in music or sound effects, and want to be able to use your bluetooth enabled smartphone for phone interviews? Thanks to Peavey now you can!

Thank you.

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Re: Blue tooth mixer and high school games

Post by Deep Thought » Sat Sep 02, 2017 2:50 pm

What are you wanting to use Bluetooth for? The audio connection to a phone?

Bluetooth has extremely limited range so anything not within about 20 feet will be sketchy if it works at all.
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Re: Blue tooth mixer and high school games

Post by TPT » Sat Sep 02, 2017 3:58 pm

If you have problems with wireless connections not sure how this mixer would help. As noted, blue tooth is limited in range, so what would it connect to? A cell phone?

We do three high school football games each week, so use a variety of connections. We use the JK sport mixer, which has a built in hybrid, plus three mike inputs--the current version of this is their Remote MIx 3.5. These units have a touch tone pad & telephone jack that can connect with a land line at the remote site. We also use a "home phone" from either A.T. & T or Verizon where we can't get a land line. This is a cell phone (on Verizon it is only about $24 a month once you buy the equipment) with an external antenna and a modular jack on the side--the JK sport mixer looks like a telephone to the unit--you just dial out on the JK using the "home phone" cell connection.

The JK units are expensive new--but here's a used one for sale:
http://www.prostudioconnection.com/JK-A ... 206323.htm

At the studio, best to get a hybrid (Gentner units are plentiful on e-bay) & an equalizer like the Art 310

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Post by ChuckG » Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:16 pm

The bluetooth mixer connects to a bluetooth enabled cellphone. Tried it, didn't like it. Bluetooth just wasn't all that reliable.
Usually saw the mixer, but not always. Had to re-do the "pair" thing on the phone too often.
There are XLR adapters to fit many phones...plug your mixer into that. One example:
https://www.amazon.com/CableJive-Microp ... B007R5WRHU
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Post by musiconradio.com » Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:55 pm

TPT wrote:
Sat Sep 02, 2017 3:58 pm
If you have problems with wireless connections not sure how this mixer would help. As noted, blue tooth is limited in range, so what would it connect to? A cell phone?

We do three high school football games each week, so use a variety of connections. We use the JK sport mixer, which has a built in hybrid, plus three mike inputs--the current version of this is their Remote MIx 3.5. These units have a touch tone pad & telephone jack that can connect with a land line at the remote site. We also use a "home phone" from either A.T. & T or Verizon where we can't get a land line. This is a cell phone (on Verizon it is only about $24 a month once you buy the equipment) with an external antenna and a modular jack on the side--the JK sport mixer looks like a telephone to the unit--you just dial out on the JK using the "home phone" cell connection.

The JK units are expensive new--but here's a used one for sale:
http://www.prostudioconnection.com/JK-A ... 206323.htm

At the studio, best to get a hybrid (Gentner units are plentiful on e-bay) & an equalizer like the Art 310
We are in a very rural location. A landline at the pressbox will not be possible. Cell is the ony option.

We have several phones from different Carriers. Depending on the location, we will use that phone (hence the Blue tooth connection). Yes we have a Gentner at the station.

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Re: Blue tooth mixer and high school games

Post by musiconradio.com » Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:58 pm

Deep Thought wrote:
Sat Sep 02, 2017 2:50 pm
What are you wanting to use Bluetooth for? The audio connection to a phone?

Bluetooth has extremely limited range so anything not within about 20 feet will be sketchy if it works at all.
The phone will be next to the mixer in the pressbox. Yes we will use a cell phone.

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Re: Blue tooth mixer and high school games

Post by kkiddkkidd » Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:44 am

Make sure that the bluetooth is 2-way. One of my clients looked at one of the early, cheap consoles with BT connectivity and just before ordering found that the BT was incoming to console only. I have seen others recently that mentioned using it to broadcast phone calls so that may not be a problem now.
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Post by musiconradio.com » Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:06 pm

Thank you everyone.

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