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Flex 6400 working great on AM!

Kevin J. DarrahKevin J. Darrah Member ✭✭
edited February 7 in FLEX-6000 Signature Series
After some initial problems that went on, and on, and on... Lol... I was able to FINALLY get my Flex 6400 up and running, and modulating correctly on AM. Listening in both SAM and AM I was finally able to get rid of all the distortion, thinness, and less then stellar modulation. I could only get 50% without distortion on AM and the audio quite frankly ****. It was never right since I bought it back in March. 

All I can say... Invest in a good Mic Pre amp that works correctly. Along with my Electro-Voice RE 27, The Flex 6400 finally has a nice, smooth bottom end with some rich sibilance on the high end. (Not too much.. a little goes a long way)

SO I will have to apologize and retract some of my comments previously on how this thing worked on AM. I took a gamble on another Mic Pre-amp and it paid off. 

Comments

  • RichRich Member ✭✭
    edited July 2019
    Congrats on the AM success. What preamp did you finally use ?
  • Burt FisherBurt Fisher Member ✭✭
    edited July 2019
    Mine doesnt work good on AM, what are your settings? Mike FHM2
  • Kevin J. DarrahKevin J. Darrah Member ✭✭
    edited July 2019
    Using a DBX **** processor... replaces a Behringer I was using. There's nothing wrong with Behringer, a lot of guys use their stuff, I just didn't have luck with it. I'm sure it was something faulty with it too begin with. 
  • Kevin J. DarrahKevin J. Darrah Member ✭✭
    edited July 2019
    That's kind of a hard question to answer since my Microphone, Pre Amp, Amplifier and frequency response of my voice are quite different from yours. The best thing I can suggest is opening up a 2nd slice, put your receive antenna too antenna 2, and do some listening while you make adjustments. 
  • W9HH - SteveW9HH - Steve Member
    edited July 2019
    So Kevin, I was curious about the model number on the DBX **** processor you decided on... 286s maybe?
    or another model?

    Thanks for sharing your experience!



  • Kevin J. DarrahKevin J. Darrah Member ✭✭
    edited July 2019
    Yes it's the DBX 286s …. It's a nice processor for the money. 
  • KF4HRKF4HR Member ✭✭
    edited July 2019
    I've gotten excellent reports with my Studio Concepts VTV1 mic preamp and RE27.
  • Mike W9OJMike W9OJ Member ✭✭
    edited July 2019
    Do you use the Flex EQ? Is the Flex speech processor turned off?

    73 de Mike W9OJ
  • Kevin J. DarrahKevin J. Darrah Member ✭✭
    edited July 2019
    Flex EQ on... Processor off.... Carrier level set too 85... Have the power turned up so that I am getting 375 watts carrier out of my pair of 8877's … And this allows for more density in the AM signal while adjusting the Mic level to retain around 100% modulation. 
  • Kevin J. DarrahKevin J. Darrah Member ✭✭
    edited July 2019
    Remember.... Carrier Level and Power level are 2 different settings

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