kosty

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  1. Go for a used 202CT or 203 if you don't need the wireless sync of the 204 / tiny lockit.
  2. LtRt can cause weird sound in stereo playback (if not decoded) due to the sum of Ls and Rs being added to L and R with 180 deg phase inversion. If you have the exact same signal in Ls as in L (but not Rs) this signal will not be played back in stereo mode without decoding first. One more thing to consider in most home theater systems is that the subwoofer not only act as a real .1 (LFE channel) but also as a bass extension of your surround monitors. In a theater these monitors are fullrange, whereas at home, due to the small size of the monitors, the low frequencies are routed to the subwoofer via bass management. This means that the subwoofer is playing every bass content + additional LFE, which can overload the woofer driver at loud volume (creating harmonics). Have you ever wondered why your HT sub is suddenly very loud in action scenes and you want to turn it down a bit? That's why
  3. How much is the US import tax and the use tax? If an European dealer ships outside of the EU, he doesn't charge the national VAT (20%). It will be less trouble in case the parcel gets damaged or lost during shipping if you order from the dealer directl
  4. I tool the numbers from the samsung website (http://www.samsung.com/semiconductor/minisite/ssd/product/consumer/850evo.html) I just wanted to point out that from my personal experience, there is no real difference in power consumption between HDD and SDD, as stated on the Sound Devices FAQ for the 788T regarding this topic.
  5. My 744T already shipped with the SATA adapter since it's a newer one (built in 2012). The old disk was a Seagate Momentus Thin 250GB with a power consumption of 0.45A at 5V = 2.25W. The Samsung 850 Evo 250GB draws 2.2W to 2.4W, so no difference to the old one. Apparently the numbers were wrong on my local dealers website when I bought the SSD. According to the samsung website the 120GB model draws marginally less power (2.1-2.4W).
  6. For those looking to upgrade to SSD, I can highly recommend the Samsung 850 Evo series. After my 250GB Sata harddisk suddenly broke down, I replaced it with the 250GB 850 Evo. I don't need a disk that large but the 250GB has lower power consumption than the 120GB model. It has been running smooth for the last 4 months. The biggest benefit was the much lower RF spray compared to the regular drive (about 2 pixels lower on my Lectro scan in the bag)
  7. Isn't it possible to update the fw on the SRc with LectroLink anymore, like on the SRa and SRb ?
  8. One disadvantage is that you can't read how much juice is left in the battery with a volt meter (external or the recorders internal one). For example, with unregulated power, I know that my battery is almost depleated at x.xx Volts, so I can judge when I need to switch batteries.
  9. That's the seller I ordered mine from. I decided to resolder both connectors today and I know how to wire it correctly now. In order to use the tune feature of the lockit master controllers (ACC 101 and ACC 501) with other lockits or Sound Devices recorders, you don't need any LTC connection. To tune the internal crystal of the master controller from an external lockit you only need ground (pin1) and tune (pin 4). To tune an external lockit from the controller you need ground (pin1), tune (pin4) and ASCII (pin3). Pin 3 goes to pin 3 and pin 4 to pin4 on the other connector. Since the cable I bought only has 4 wires I additionaly wired pin5 (ltc out) to pin2 (ltc in) to use it as a uni-directional TC cable. The quality of the connectors isn't that bad. The pull mechanism can be stuck if the inside assembly is not correctly inserted into the shell. You can try to reassemble your connector.
  10. Thanks ! To jam sync or connecting to cameras I usually use uni-directional lemo -> xlr/m -> xlr/f -> lemo or bnc cables. I was just wondering if the tuning process of the ambient crystals require bi-directional cables.
  11. I would like to know how to correctly wire a 5-pin to 5-pin Lemo timecode cable with pins 3+4 for tuning of Ambient clocks. I recently ordered one from China but not all 5 pins were connected, so the seller offered to ship me another one if I can provide him a wiring diagram. I have several Lemo to XLRm/f and BNC cables and know how to solder those but I'm unsure for the lemo to lemo cables. In short I would like to know how the SD XL-LL coiled cable or Ambient TC IN/OUT cable is wired. Am I right to assume that pin2 goes to pin5 and pin5 goes to pin2 for a bi-directional cable or do I need to make pin2 to pin2 and pin5 to pin5 connections ? How about the ASCII and TUNE pins ? Pin3 to pin3 and pin4 to pin4 or would this be wrong ? I couldn't find a clear answer anywhere and I'm very thankful for you help ! edit: I found out that I need pin5 to pin2. Does the cable need to be bi-directional to function with an Ambient master controller to tune external lockits ? Otherwise I would opt for a uni-directional cable.
  12. I'm now in a position to buy a timecode box and the SBOX-1N looks very attractive. Are you all still liking it after using it the last years ? I currently have a 744T, an Ambient ACD 301 TC slate and the ACC-101 Master controller. Should I rather go with an Ambient lockit (in this case with an used 202 or 203) or doesn't it matter if I mix the betso with ambient TC units ? The tc box will be mainly used for commercial shots with the Alexa, alexa mini, epic / scarlett / dragon. Until now we usually used the ACL-203 to jam sync the camera every few hours (rarely the lockit stayed on the camera), and sync was never connected (should I have connected it ?) Since the betso doesn't have a sync output is it still usable with todays cameras ? During the last job we were unable to attach or jam sync the ACL 203 to an Alexa mini even tough the lockit was set correctly. The Mini didn't accept the incoming timecode and we had to jam sync from the recorder directly. I think it would be beneficial if I can see what is going on on the sbox display.