The above Ad will no longer appear after you Sign Up for Free!

Monitor for Comms

Discussion in 'Sound, Music, and Intercom' started by who_touched_the_patch, Sep 17, 2004.

  1. who_touched_the_patch

    who_touched_the_patch Member

    Messages:
    53
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Sydney, Australia
    Anyone have any ideas on how to rig up a "quick-and-easy" monitor speaker for a communication system?

    I'm trying to make a system whereby I can use one channel from a comms board (outputting to XLR) and routing it to the dressing rooms for calls and directions etc.

    We looked into getting one of those systems with "announce out" via a balanced line output, but that would require money, which we're a bit short on at the moment... :(

    Any ideas appreciated. :idea:
     
  2. propmonkey

    propmonkey Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    990
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Beloit/Milwaukee, WI
    do you have a small pa or anythign like that. we have a small portable pa that sits in our both that we use for pfling sometimes. we set up back stage we our moniters go out.
     
  3. mbenonis

    mbenonis Wireless Guy Administrator

    Messages:
    1,432
    Likes Received:
    150
    Occupation:
    Radio Engineer
    Location:
    Washington, DC
    Here's an easy trick: plug an intercom in, and place a small (or large, it doesnt matter really) mic inside the earpiece. Route mic accordingly. It doesn't sound the best, but it does work.
     
  4. ccfan213

    ccfan213 Active Member

    Messages:
    611
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Maryland
    i could just be going crazy, im not sure but if ur com system has a headphone jack or a 1/4 in out for any reason, i have this cool little gadget that is a fm transmitter. it is short range and does not require a license or anything, its a little box that you plug any 1/8 in wire into and it adjust a knob and it will transmit to any nearby fm radio on a frequency that isnt already in use. mine is not great sound but it was 15 bucks where the one apple makes is much more expensive. even if it doesnt work for your purpose, its a great thing to have, particularly for plugging your mp3 player into in your car and tuning your radio to pick it up.

    another solution, and this is what i do, put some1 with a headset or a walkie talkie @ the dressing room and tell them to yell to the actors. :p
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice