OK all, here are the promised pictures of the Draken
upgrade to internal wireless and volume knob.
Here is the volume knob. The knob is easy to adjust, does not drift out of position, and has a lot of sensitivity on the low end. Remember it is is adjusting the Zen's output, not your module putput, therefore the higher your module output is set at, then the wider the range of overall control. I have found that at church, I need to set my module up a bit higher, and the volume knob around 1/4 - 1/2, and then throughout the service, adjust higher as the sound person tweaks me down in the FOH.
Here is the internal battey box. This is so very cool! The single 9V battery has lasted over 6 hrs of play time so far during rehersals. Not having the external battery box, wireless midi, multiple batteries and cables to deal with is such a blessing. Thank you 109 team for finally getting this option.
So how do they fit the MidJet Pro into the Zendrum? Well as luck would have it, the antenna wire had come off of my unit, and after several frustraing days of only having a range of 10 ft, the Inspector and I spent some quality time together on the phone to trouble shoot and repair the Draken
- Do NOT attempt to open up your Zendrum without the express authorization of the Inspector, as this my void your warranty. I have been into the belly of the beast before as 109 had me change out a Z4.2 board for the Z4.3 board last year.
Some more wood was carved out next to the Z.4.3 board, and the modified MidiJet Pro unit and stacked circuit boards are installed in this area. More wires run off to the internal battery/switch. You can see the gold end of the antenna wire near the bottom not connected. The antenna wire reinstallation was delicate but successful.
Here is another open surgary picture. Putting cable connectors back on can result in strange results for the Zendrum. Took me three attempts to get everything correctly reconnected with good solid connections before the Draken
was flying again. Kudo's to 109 for his excellant support, especially since he was engrossed in the Oscars.
I have a wirless range of over 100 ft, through walls with no dropped notes. I highly recommend this upgrade to anyone who is serious about being cable free.