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  1. 633 loose object inside machine

    Ed, 1. I wouldn't keep shaking it around like that, you may damage tiny little components that don't like having something bang up against them. 2. If you let that part bang around in there while the unit is powered up, you have a serious possibility of shorting 2 contacts that weren't meant to be shorted together. Take it apart, find out what it is, my money is that it's a nut or a bolt/screw. good luck, Martin
  2. DPA 4017 c vs b preamp

    Hello, And I believe the "C" has a max SPL of 8 DB higher than the "B". Thank you, Martin
  3. Zoom f8 audio files overwritten

    Hello, I don't think I've ever seen that, because the other Zoom products don't even slightly resemble a real mixer. I mean I don't know how you would even fake it with the H whatever. There are no outputs, you can't fade a pot to take somebody out of the mix, I don't think you can have a left-right mix track out of one of those, no time code, etc. I don't know how you would begin to fake it, but, with the F8 it looks 633 ish from 10 feet away. Thanks, Martin
  4. Used Lectrosonics buying strategy

    Hello, I'm a Zaxcom guy, but of course I have used Lectro before. I would use year 2000 Lectro over whatever Sennheiser has coming off the assembly line this week. Thanks, Martin
  5. Zoom f8 audio files overwritten

    Hello, 2 years from now, maybe less, the ads for hiring mixers are going to read, in large letters "No Zoom".
  6. 4018c or a second 641

    Hi all, reference the comment about aging 641. I was in one of the shops they had a brand new 641 and I used 641, I tried out and recorded both. Whoa, what a huge difference. The older one had definitely, I guess we could say, aged. It had $0 value to me and was priced about 75% of a new one. So, obviously I agree with the aging comment. Thank you, Martin
  7. Looking Into Buying Zaxcom IFB

    Hi, And I have a couple of different L-com amps, the L com Omni antenna and the L-com very directional antenna. Martin
  8. Looking Into Buying Zaxcom IFB

    I have all stuff too, I just don't ever need it. AO said something interesting about you no longer have Zaxnet control. I remember testing and I did have Zaxnet control. We were obviously doing something different and I don't know what that something was. But I remember putting a transmitter 100 yards away and controlling the gain on it. If things get boring this winter maybe I'll bust all that out and play with it again. I just know that I'm not going to need it anytime soon. I don't think.
  9. Looking Into Buying Zaxcom IFB

    Hello, Well I just think of it this way. I only need 50 feet and if I got the other stuff and it would work 400 feet, that's just an extra 350 feet I have to haul around in the truck, and it's packed pretty tight already. Sincerely, Martin
  10. Looking Into Buying Zaxcom IFB

    Hi, And this is a fine demonstration of my point. For what I do, 60 feet is extremely acceptable. You have to define what is acceptable to you, the reader of these entries. Now you know the distances you can make your decision. I don't know why my lack of a need for more range would make anyone cringe. Anyone who needs these devices has to know what is acceptable to them for their needs. I could hook my Zaxnet up to amplification and larger antennas if I needed it, I just don't often need that. Thank you, Martin
  11. Looking Into Buying Zaxcom IFB

    David, I think others must be trying to get something out of Zaxnet and Zaxcom that I don't. I don't hope that it works, not any more than I hope that I don't have a flat tire on the way to the set, I don't think much about flat tires and I don't think about whether my Zaxnet is going to work that day. I've taken a few minutes to ponder this and I'm just wondering if mixers are trying to stay near the talent, which is not where the producers are listening, and that is what I do. The reason I'm not concerned with talent getting too far away is because I use the Micplexer 2, and I've gotten hundreds of yards of range thanks to that unit. So I don't try to stay near the talent, I try to stay near the producer and that's the only thing that I can think of that I'm doing different than others who are not getting the results that they deem satisfactory. I sometimes send a PA way off into the distance to check to see just how far I can get away with being away from talent. To me that information is practical and it's also entertaining to see how far away it will work. I have had experienced Pa's doubt that I could actually hear them thru the transmitter, and I have had to tell them either via walkie or yelling out that yes I hear what they're saying. And that's because they are not believing the distance that I'm getting. Maybe that or they just don't feel like walking very far. Sincerely, Martin
  12. Looking Into Buying Zaxcom IFB

    Hi all, I think it really depends on how much range and what all you need in the product. I use the ERX system and it is great. Outside in the open, I usually get about 50 or 60 feet. I recently had to do the "bag in the trunk", and after that was over I asked them how they heard it, they said it was fine. That was with the stock setup. I have had an occasion where I can put the bag on a table, and then I put that big 2-foot antenna on there, percentage-wise that makes a big difference. If you were wearing the bag it would poke you in the eye. I know this because I tried it just for fun. If you didn't have to wear the bag and you put a very small amp and that big antenna on there you would have great range. I know when production is getting out of range because they say "hey I'm getting this weird wobbly sound". And that's the sound you get from 2.4 gigahertz running out of range. I just move a little closer to them and show them that it's just the signal from me to them and not from the talent to me. I like the Zaxnet system. I've had camera operators tell me "no no we don't need scratch audio this camera" , because they don't want a big timecode box and a big audio box mounted on their camera. And as soon as they see the little zaxcom box come out they go "okay yea, scratch audio would be good". Because they have to have the box anyway on there for time code. Thanks, Martin
  13. How long should a JWSOUND seller warranty a sale?

    Hello all. Thanks for your input, but what I'm looking for here is a number. How long after it arrives? Thank you, Martin Jim, Exactly what I was looking for. Thank you, Martin
  14. Hello, If there is no stated warranty period, if I buy something on JWSOUND from a fellow member, how long should they allow me to take, after I received the product, for me to cover the cost of a repair? In other words, how much time should they allow me to discover any defects in the product I received? Thank you.
  15. Quick question about tentacle sync

    Hello,I think that furthers my point. If you can't look at one led and calculate when it is "on", due to the ramp up and bleed down of the leds, how can you come to a conclusion on 2 leds located on 2 different units. In that scenario, your eyes would have to be able to see both leds at the same time, and calculate when both leds are at full illumination, since that would indicate when these 2 were "in sync". That's ever harder than analyzing one led. A dog that can't catch one car can't catch 2 cars. Sincerely, Martin