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    Denon MC-6000 mic over sensitivity

    Love my MC-600 but the 2 mic inputs are way over sensitive. The volume controls are at a level of at about .5 (scale of 1 thru 10)
    I dropped a -50 db attenuator in line but that causes too much hiss especially if you are switching the mic on and off with its own switch.
    I tried a -20db one too and it's just more noisy than the afore mentioned.

    Anyone have any other ideas? maybe there's an internal switch of pot that can be adjusted?

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    What microphones are you using?
    Some wireless microphone systems have a built-in attenuator too.
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    I have several mics of varying impedance from 250 to 600 ohms and a Shure SLX24 BETA58. all sounding hot hot hot

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    I've used a few different wireless and wired mics with my MC6000 and have never had this problem. Which input are you using, 1 or 2?? (Not that it should make any difference)
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    Both inputs are hot I have tried 5 different mics so far
    My 6000 is in a odyssey box with external connectors for everything on the back so I have assembled my own attenuators and inserted them on the plate on the back and they give me -20db (more or less) and another couple of notches on the fader.

    Apart from being too hot the volume knob goes from off to feedback in just a few degrees of adjustment. Adding an attenuator will unfortunately raise the noise floor and so will adjusting a wireless receiver down to compensate, tried that too (unless the volume control on the receiver directly controls the output)
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    something sounds up with your unit if you're going from no sound to feedback in a few degrees. I usually turn mine up to about the 11oclock position, and this gives me decent volume and no feedback (unless I'm stood directly infront of the speaker). What are your mic eq's set to on the front of the unit??
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    been a year since my last post on this subject but I figured a better work around than a noisy resistor pad and its a Shure A85F - Low to High Impedance Microphone Matching Transformer - In-Line XLR Female to 1/4" Male (Barrel) except I use it in reverse, (-24db) I also took it a part and Hard wired it....works great!

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    great fix! I have just been dealing with it The MC6000 Is not travelling all that much at the moment but whenever I got stuck using i noticed that myself. It was a pain at a wedding when a low speaker like a bridesmaid would come in where Iam usually all over the knobs tweaking for adjustments I just SET AND FORGET! Let them figure the mix was to far away from them and bring it closer to get louder.
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    Thank you for the info - I found a way that made a big difference with one of my wireless mics. I was always using the XLR out to the TRS input of line 2 or the XLR input of line 1.

    I found that by going from the unbalanced 1/4" output of the wireless receiver to the 1/4 input (NOT TRS cable, but TS cable). That the input sensitivity was reduced greatly and I am now able to use my wireless mic without distortion and can put the input at about 1/2 (5 out of 10) instead of .5 out of 10.

    https://images.monoprice.com/product...es/6014151.jpg

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