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SK 2000
Instruction manual
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Summary of Contents

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    SK 2000 Instruction manual...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Using the bodypack transmitter ..............11 Switching the bodypack transmitter on/off ........... 11 Deactivating the lock mode temporarily ..........12 Muting the audio signal or deactivating the RF signal ......13 Selecting a standard display ..............15 Using the operating menu ................16 The buttons ....................

  • Page 3: Important Safety Instructions

    • Heed all warnings and follow all instructions in this instruction manual. • Use only a cloth for cleaning the product. • Do not place the product near any heat sources such as radiators, stoves, or other devices (including amplifiers) that produce heat.

  • Page 4: The Sk 2000 Bodypack Transmitter, Areas Of Application

    The SK 2000 bodypack transmitter The SK 2000 bodypack transmitter This bodypack transmitter is part of the 2000 series. With this series, Sennheiser offers high-quality state-of-the-art RF transmission systems with a high level of operational reliability and ease of use. Transmitters and receivers permit wireless transmission with studio-quality sound.

  • Page 5: The Frequency Bank System

    HSP 4 headmic cardioid CI 1-4 instrument cable – – The frequency bank system The bodypack transmitter is available in 5 UHF frequency ranges with up to 3,000 transmission frequencies per frequency range: Range Aw: Range Gw: Range Bw: Range Cw: Range Dw: 516 –...

  • Page 6: Delivery Includes

    Delivery includes Each of the channels in the frequency banks “1” to “20” has been factory- preset to a fixed frequency (frequency preset). The factory-preset frequencies within one frequency bank are intermodulation-free. These frequencies cannot be changed. For an overview of the frequency presets, please refer to the supplied frequency information sheet.

  • Page 7: Product Overview, Overview Of The Sk 2000 Bodypack Transmitter

    Product overview Product overview Overview of the SK 2000 bodypack transmitter » Microphone/instrument input Charging contacts (MIC/LINE), 3-pole special audio button socket, lockable rocker button (UP/DOWN) MUTE switch Battery compartment Antenna Battery compartment cover Operation and battery status (metal) indicator, red LED:...

  • Page 8: Overview Of The Displays

    Overview of the displays After switch-on, the bodypack transmitter displays the “Frequency/ Name” standard display. For further illustrations and examples of the different standard displays, refer to page 15. The display backlighting is automatically reduced after approx. 20 seconds. 543.200 **2000**...

  • Page 9: Putting The Bodypack Transmitter Into Operation, Inserting The Batteries/accupack, Charging The Accupack

    Putting the bodypack transmitter into operation Inserting the batteries/accupack For powering the bodypack transmitter, you can either use two 1.5 V AA size batteries or the rechargeable Sennheiser BA 2015 accupack (see “Accessories” on page 33). Open the battery compartment by pushing the two catches...

  • Page 10: Connecting The Microphone Cable/instrument Cable

    Putting the bodypack transmitter into operation Connecting the microphone cable/instrument cable The audio input is designed for the connection of both condenser micro- phones and instruments (e.g. guitars). DC powering of the condenser microphones is via the audio input MIC/LINE (3-pole special audio socket).

  • Page 11: Attaching The Bodypack Transmitter To Clothing

    To detach the belt clip: Lift the belt clip as shown. Press down the belt clip at one fixing point and pull it out of the transmitter housing. Repeat for the other side.

  • Page 12: Using The Bodypack Transmitter, Switching The Bodypack Transmitter On/off

    The transmission link is established and the display backlighting of the receiver changes from red to orange. It is vital to observe the notes on frequency selection on page 28. If you cannot establish a transmission link between transmitter and receiver, read the chapter “Synchronizing the bodypack transmitter with a...

  • Page 13: Deactivating The Lock Mode Temporarily

    You can activate or deactivate the automatic lock mode via the “Auto Lock” menu item (see page 23). If the lock mode is activated, you have to temporarily deactivate it in order to be able to operate the bodypack transmitter:...

  • Page 14: Muting The Audio Signal Or Deactivating The Rf Signal

    – When you are in the operating menu, the lock mode remains deactivated until you exit the operating menu. – When one of the standard displays is shown, the lock mode is automatically activated after 10 seconds. The lock mode icon flashes prior to the lock mode being activated again.

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    Using the bodypack transmitter The current state of the muting function or the RF signal is displayed on the display panel of the bodypack transmitter. An additional display of the muting function appears on the receiver’s display panel when • the pilot tone function is activated on both bodypack trans-...

  • Page 16: Selecting A Standard Display

    Using the bodypack transmitter You can also deactivate the RF signal on switch-on. For more infor- mation, refer to the chapter “Switching the bodypack transmitter on/off” on page 11. Using the ON/OFF button, you can also activate/deactivate the RF signal during operation. To do so, briefly press the ON/ button and proceed as described on page 12.

  • Page 17: Using The Operating Menu, The Buttons, Overview Of The Operating Menu

    A special feature of the Sennheiser 2000 series is the consistent, intuitive menu structure of transmitters and receivers. As a result, adjustments to the settings can be made quickly – even in stressful situations, for example on stage or during a live show or presentation.

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    Activates/deactivates the lock mode Advanced Calls up the extended menu “Advanced Menu” Exit Exits the operating menu and returns to the current standard display Extended menu “Advanced Menu” Tune Sets the transmission frequencies for the frequency banks “U1” to “U6”...

  • Page 19: Working With The Operating Menu

    Using the operating menu Working with the operating menu If the lock mode is activated, you have to deactivate it In order to be able to work with the operating menu (see page 12). By way of example of the “Sensitivity” menu, this section describes how to use the operating menu.

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    Canceling an entry Press the ON/OFF button to cancel the entry. ON/OFF The current standard display appears on the display panel. To subsequently return to the last edited menu item: Press the button repeatedly until the last edited menu item appears.

  • Page 21: Adjusting Settings Via The Operating Menu

    Adjusting settings via the operating menu Make use of the possibility to adjust settings via the operating menu of your receiver and to transfer these settings to the body- pack transmitter. For more information, refer to the instruction manual of the receiver.

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    ... too low The transmission link is undermodulated. This results in a signal with high background noise. The following figures are a guide to the best settings: Transmission situation Sensitivity setting −30 to −21 dB Loud music/vocals −21 to 0 dB...

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    The name can be displayed on the “Frequency/Name” and “Name/Channel” standard displays (see page 15). The name can consist of up to 8 characters such as: • letters (without pronounciation marks), • numbers from 0 to 9, •...

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    Via the “Tune” menu item, you can: 1. set a transmission frequency to be stored in the current channel of the frequency bank (“U1” to “U6”) select a frequency bank (“U1” to “U6”) and a channel and assign this channel a transmission frequency.

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    Adjusting settings via the operating menu Setting a transmission frequency for the current channel Press the rocker button until the “Tune” menu item appears. Press the button. The frequency selection appears. Advanced Menu Tu n e Tu n e .200 MHz 548.200...

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    Select the desired Store the setting “RF Power” setting “Stored” Via the “RF Power” menu item, you can adjust the transmission power in three steps (“Low”, “Standard”, “High”). It is vital to observe the notes on the enclosed frequency informa- tion sheet!

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    The pilot tone supports the receiver’s squelch function, thus protecting against interference due to RF signals from other devices. Adjusting the contrast of the display panel – “LCD Contrast” You can adjust the contrast of the display panel in 16 steps.

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    “Stored” When resetting the settings made in the operating menu, only the selected settings for the pilot tone and for the frequency banks “U1” to “U6” remain unchanged. For an overview of the factory-preset default settings, refer to the enclosed frequency information sheet.

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    Make sure that you set the bodypack transmitter to the same frequency bank and the same channel as the receiver (see page 21). If you still cannot establish a transmission link, read the chapter “If a problem occurs ...” on page 31.

  • Page 30: Cleaning The Bodypack Transmitter

    Liquids entering the housing of the device can cause a short-circuit and damage the electronics. Keep all liquids away from the bodypack transmitter. Do not use any solvents or cleansing agents. Use a cloth to clean the bodypack transmitter from time to time.

  • Page 31: Recommendations And Tips

    ... for optimum reception • Transmission range depends to a large extent on location and can vary from about 10 m to about 150 m. There should be a “free line of sight” between transmitting and receiving antennas. • To avoid overloading the receiver, observe a minimum distance of 5 m...

  • Page 32: If A Problem Occurs

    ... for multi-channel operation • For multi-channel operation, you should only use the channels within one frequency bank. Each of the frequency banks “1” to “20” accom- modates factory-preset frequencies which are intermodulation-free. • When using several transmitters simultaneously, interference can be avoided by maintaining a minimum distance of 20 cm between two transmitters.

  • Page 33

    If a problem occurs that is not listed in the above table or if the problem cannot be solved with the proposed solutions, please contact your local Sennheiser partner for assistance. To find a Sennheiser partner in your country, search at...

  • Page 34: Accessories

    Accessories Accessories The following accessories are available from your specialist dealer: Cat. No. Product name and description 009950 BA 2015 accupack 009828 L 2015 charger 009826 CC 2 system case Adapters 009827 DC 2 power adapter (12 V DC) Cables...

  • Page 35: Specifications

    Modulation wideband FM Frequency ranges 516–558, 558–626, 626–698, 718–790, 790–865 MHz (Aw to Dw, Gw, see page 4) Transmission frequencies up to 3,000 frequencies, tuneable in steps of 25 kHz 20 frequency banks, each with up to 64 factory-preset channels...

  • Page 36

    180 mA (30 mW) • with switched-off ≤ 25 μA transmitter Operating time typ. 8 hrs Dimensions approx. 82 mm x 64 mm x 24 mm Weight (incl. batteries) approx. 160 g In compliance with Europe: EN 301489-1/-9 Radio...

  • Page 37: Manufacturer Declarations

    Manufacturer Declarations Manufacturer Declarations Warranty Sennheiser electronic GmbH & Co. KG gives a warranty of 24 months on this product. For the current warranty conditions, please visit our web site at www.sennheiser.com or contact your Sennheiser partner. In compliance with the following requirements •...

  • Page 38

    This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.

  • Page 39: Index

    Adjusting cable emulation Deactivating (lock mode input sensitivity temporarily) (Sensitivity) Displays transmission power adjusting the contrast of the dis- Advanced Menu (extended menu) play panel (LCD Contrast) overview charge status settings overview standard displays AF (audio level) AF PEAK (overmodulation)

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    Index Instrument cable, connecting Pilot tone activating/deactivating transmission LCD Contrast (adjusting the contrast of the display panel) Reset (resetting the settings in the operating menu) Lock mode activating/deactivating RF Mute On/Off (activating/ (Auto Lock) deactivating the RF deactivating temporarily signal)

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    Index Tune (setting the transmission frequencies and frequency banks) Unlock (deactivating the lock mode) Using bodypack transmitter operating menu...

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    Sennheiser electronic GmbH & Co. KG Printed in Germany Am Labor 1, 30900 Wedemark, Germany Publ. 01/09 www.sennheiser.com 529677/A01...

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