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Jobo

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    10yrs in the Valley of the Sun. Come visit anytime of year except the 4 hell months.
  1. DPA Slim Mounting Techniques

    The snorkle can work well but is susceptible to breath pops as mentioned above. I've tried the concealer in a number of configurations, I like its sound less than the snorkel. A lot of the time I find they pick up more clothing rustle than a COS11 in a RM mount since the Slim is more sensitive and delicate. I've had good results with the Slim in a similar rubber mount with a windscreen inside. The fit is snug enough to keep it in place in most situations. A well designed vampire clip for the Slim would be would be a welcomed addition to the tackle box.
  2. My New Sound Cart

    Great write-up, any idea what it weighs?
  3. Mike Paul @ Location Sound is the best tech guru I've dealt with. Although he's not a sales rep, he was a good resource when I had my X2 & easy to talk to. He also knows his Sonosax stuff. If you're most concerned about post purchase tech support, that would be my vote.
  4. DPA - Slim: first impressions

    I found that I had to turn the gain past 30 with a lectro SMV and the lo-sens model to get a decent level. The high-sens model gain matched a Sanken cos11 much closer, the DPA being only slightly more sensitive. If you are working with stage performers, singers, or in loud environments, I'd say go for the lo-sens. If you do more talking heads and normal speaking voice levels, I'd go for the high-sens. Just my 2 cents.
  5. DPA - Slim: first impressions

    Jeff, were these Lo-Sens or Hi-Sens version of the Slim in your test?
  6. Nomad has more features, is smaller & lighter which ia a bonus for bag work. SD file structure/Metadata editing is much more thought out and simple in my opinion. A lot of broadcast shows tend to ask for a SD recorder although I've never had anyone refuse my Nomad though, after "educating" the client.
  7. One of the quickest way is to know a shooter that works on one and gets to hire his own audio tech. That's how I get hired for intl work frequently. But this kind of opportunity doesn't present itself often and it's cyclical. So when your set finally comes in, know the travel won't last forever, and be ready to ride those few waves.
  8. KTek Stingray KSRA2 vs Orca Or41 or other

    Dave, any idea what that bag weighs as it appears? Just curious
  9. Rechargeable Batteries for TX

    Just picked up a 4pack of the panasonic black pros off Amazon after reading this thread. First use yesterday with a SMQV, zero issues, batteries look strong after 6hrs.
  10. Shipping expenses examined

    I did ask for a refund, the next business day. If you had read my previous posts you would have discovered that. Zaxcom, it's owner, and it's sales department have ignored my request for "help" in this matter. Which brings us full circle! BEWARE ZAXCOM SHIPPING COSTS. (Unedited Title)
  11. Shipping expenses examined

    I'm moving on. Paid 67.53 total for 2 new antennas and it's the cost of doing business. I've been a Zaxcom customer since 2005, I'm using a Nomad today on set, so I wouldn't label myself a Zaxcom hater. I just started the thread to make others aware of the obscene shipping cost and the lackluster customer service I feel I received this particular instance. I'm happy it sparked some true conversation about shipping costs in a more general discussion. Best of luck to all of you in your future deliveries.
  12. Shipping expenses examined

    This thread did have a different title, the administrator must have changed it because I did not. Zaxcom could have offered to pick up the shipping this one time, when I called to complain about not knowing the shipping total beforehand. Apparently their sales dept has to ask the Owner before they can permit these kind of refunds to their customers. Haven't heard anything more from them. How's that for customer service?
  13. Shipping expenses examined

    I found out what the shipping charges were AFTER it had shipped via an email invoice at end of day. At that point I couldn't call to change anything. They shipped me an EMPTY BOX with 12grams of antennas inside via UPS ground.
  14. Shipping expenses examined

    Cheapest Ground Shipping they offer. What a deal.
  15. I was charged over $17 in shipping for a package that weighs 12 grams! Thanks so much.
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