Vox is way to sensitive!

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Using a Heil handi-Mic or the FlexFMH-1, I have vox set to 1! And that is to sensitive! the vox trips when the mic get close to you mouth or if there is any type of noise, or ambient noise as well. extremely hard to adjust.


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Ken - NM9P, Elmer

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Do you have the 20+ dB gain button pressed?  Are you able to get enough drive from the rig without it?  If so, I would suggest turning it off and trying again. 

When I use my Heil PR22 I need it, even with it I must set the mike gain to about 90-95, but the VOX works fine.... if I am using headphones.  (It is pretty sensitive to loud volume coming from the speakers, or my 6 year-old boy running down the hall!)  

But when using the Flex Hand mike I had to turn the 20+ off and set the mike gain way down to between 20-30 in order to keep the drive levels in line.  There might be some interaction if you have the 20+ turned on and set the mike gain to an even lower position to compensate.  I am not sure at what point in the audio chain the VOX control is picked off.  I have not tried to use VOX with my hand mike.  I always assumed that handling noise itself would make it function poorly.  I will have to try it myself when I get home.  (Besides, there is absolutely NO comparison in audio quality between the two mikes... The hand mike is a good hand mike, but Heil PR22 wins hands down!)

Good Luck,
Ken - NM9P

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I have the same problem, I use a pr40. The vox is way to sensitive.
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Reggie - what changed from your previous Praise post?

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Hi Tim yes the vox did work very well before 1.1 now I have the vox level as low as possible and that's still a little too much,.
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I've noticed that too.  I using an AT 3035 condenser mic with external phantom power on the BAL input, the 20 db turned off and the VOX control turned down to the absolute minimum and can still activate the VOX with a cough from 3 ft away from the mic.  An anti-vox control would be nice as I'm unable to bring up the volume much on the speakers, even though the 3035 has a cardioid pattern.