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Steve Foy

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    Sydney, Australia
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  1. Steve Foy

    Why Comteks?

    Exactly why I switched to R1A's, and they really do sound fantastic. They are solid and take the knocks. Apart from the odd bit of cosmetic damage I have only had one fail in over 10 years from a kit of 14. I find the headphones are more prone to damage and abuse than anything else. If an R1A did get completely trashed or lost I would be billing Production anyway. Steve
  2. Steve Foy

    Playback rig

    Audacity
  3. Steve Foy

    MixPre 10t output level

    Hmmmm, maybe post on the Sound Devices Facebook page for further clarification........... +7.8dBu Max Output does seem low, the 633 for example has Max Output (Line Level) at +20dBu.
  4. Steve Foy

    MixPre 10t output level

    Which camera are you referring to ?
  5. Steve Foy

    Looking Into Buying Zaxcom IFB

    Yes, well noted....... I probably should have pointed out that I was speaking relatively in regard to most common headphones used for IFB's.
  6. Steve Foy

    Looking Into Buying Zaxcom IFB

    All this talk of range problems, Antenna's and Mods etc really only confirms that I made the right choice with the R1a's. For Timecode I use Tentacle Boxes. My IFB Kit works hard and often and I am very happy to say that I never have range issues, failures or complaints. Yes the entry price is high and yes the battery life is not as good as Comtek, but you normally get what you pay for and if you change batteries at lunch time you will be fine. One thing to note is that choice of headphones is important as the R1a's prefer higher impedance for optimum sound. I use the Williams Sound HED 021's which are 32 Ohms. My IFB Kit consists of: 1x Lectrosonics UM400a Transmitter 3x Input Leads 14x Lectrosonics R1a Receivers 14x Williams Sound HED 021 Headphones This all fits into 1x 1520 Pelican Case with TrekPak Insert. Cheers, Steve
  7. Steve Foy

    Looking Into Buying Zaxcom IFB

    Gave up on Comtek years ago. It's R1a's for me........... rock solid and consistently good sound. That's what matters. Steve
  8. Steve Foy

    COS-11D SMQV transmitters gain issues

    Even 'Red Dots' don't need that much gain !!!
  9. Steve Foy

    Camera Hops

    I use a Lectrosonics LT and LR's for Mono Camera Links.
  10. Steve Foy

    Ground plane antenna

    Beautiful work !!!
  11. Steve Foy

    Boompole's cable options for SILENT run&gun

    Ah yes, you're probably right......... I wasn't that interested, I already use a HMa.
  12. Steve Foy

    Boompole's cable options for SILENT run&gun

    Could have sworn I saw one at Lemac last week.
  13. Steve Foy

    Boompole's cable options for SILENT run&gun

    ........... or you could not have a cable at all and go wireless !!!
  14. Steve Foy

    Sound Devices Vatican version

    That is just wrong !!!
  15. Steve Foy

    Quick question about tentacle sync

    Ok, so I decided to go directly to the manufacturer 'Tentacle Sync' to seek some clarification on this........... a little surprised that the original question wasn't directed to them in the first place as they have a 'Contact' page as well as a 'Forum'. Anyway the answer from them is: "Yes it blinks on the 1st frame for exactly 1 frame duration. If you want to test it, you have to use genlock on your camera." So there you have it, straight from the horses mouth.
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