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    Rechargeable battery management on location

    That Pelican 1060 with battery caddies is slick.
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    Boompole end exit to side exit conversion?

    2 of these connected together? https://www.amazon.com/LyxPro-positioned-different-interfere-applications/dp/B073X2SDMJ But what you probably should look for is a shorty XLR with a right angle on one end and some sort of wrap (K-tek squid?) or something to secure the TX to the pole
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    Alvin's cables, has anyone used them?

    I have 2 of the lemo 3pin push/pull connectors and bought a 10 pack of the hirose connectors. I used the lemos to make a mic level input cables for my Zax TXs. So far they've held up great, haven't tortured them too much, but for the occasional times you need to record a board feed (and monitor) while running around they've been perfect. The hiroses have been keeping my bag powered for a while now. No issues there, but things don't get moved around too much in there to cause mechanical stress. Can't speak on their cable construction, as I've DIYed my own, but so far so good.
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    DPA MMP-G Preamp

    Woke up to an email this morning from DPA showing off their new MMP-G active preamp. http://www.dpamicrophones.com/accessories/mmp-g-modular-active-cable-microdot?utm_source=DPA+Complete&utm_campaign=a95453c69f-d%3Adicate+launch+_14-6-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a141748c6e-a95453c69f-317165797&mc_cid=a95453c69f&mc_eid=5df15c2087 Looks like DPA's version of the Schoeps CMR. I would love to see some tech specs on it and certainly would like to know if it will work with Zaxcom
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    Ursa Pro Mini AES not working

    Like most BMD products, URSA was designed in vacuum without regard to how the real world works. Should it have src on its inputs? Yes. But also should Zaxcom be able to put out an industry standard 48kHz (as well as normal 23.98 LTC)? Yes.
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    Remoting Nomads Zaxnet Antenna

    This has been sitting in my ebay cart for awhile, https://www.ebay.com/itm/263022626523 I mostly do corporate interviews, so my rubber ducky antenna has worked fine for the past year as I'm at most 10 feet from talent.
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    Soundbag as Hand Luggage

    I fly with my sound bag as my personal item, a carry on pelican as my "carry on," and if needed a larger pelican with more gear checked. I have a VdB small pole that fits easily in the carry on case, and if needed I can usually get the camera department to pack a longer pole in their tripod case. You need to be careful though, as your flight could be too full to accommodate your carry on, so you'll need to be ready to pull your batteries out and hand carry them on the plane. So because of this it is often worth it to buy the early boarding upgrade. Check with the airlines your are flying for both their rules as well as the destination countries rules. US rules limit you to 100 wH batteries as carry ons, with larger batteries if approved by the airline and pilot (they won't be)
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    Custom low profile right angle plugs - Seen this?

    for $10 a connector it certainly wins the cost vs. labor debate. The current $20 connectors were too much in my opinion. I've heard rumors that new mini connectors were coming from Cable Techniques, and now that they are here I'll be getting a couple to replace the "good enough" DIY monstrosities in my kit.
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    Folding Bag Cart v1.0

    Not the same, but similar versions Baby pin version: http://www.filmtools.com/carts-and-dollies/cart-accessories/magliner-5-8-side-baby-pin-mag-np-sd.html Dual side mast mount: http://www.filmtools.com/carts-and-dollies/cart-accessories/magliner-antenna-base-for-vert-cart.html
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    Zaxcom TRXLA-series Protective Case

    Any progress update on this?
  11. 2.4ghz is a frequency not a protocol. Wifi, Bluetooth, Zaxnet, and hundreds of other communications protocols operate within that spectrum
  12. The IFB200 can control parameters of the receivers through the menu system on the IFB200, it can also transmit commands sent from a Zaxcom recorder by sending additional data over the LTC timecode stream. If you went with a QRX235 with the IFB board (or QRX100 with IFB) there is a bluetooth dongle and ZaxMote iOS software... but after the initial release it has all but been forgotten.
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    BDS connectors

    The Tensility connectors are too short, they'll fit, but they'll have a lot of play as the shank needs to be 12mm long, not 7.5
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    Roland R88 b and h today only

    It is now marked Discontinued, must have been a firesale to clear old stock
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    BDS connectors

    I'm in the middle of a bag rebuild/rewire. You can get molded right angle BDS (and Zaxcom QRX) connectors with attached power cable. They are part number CARA761KS07984 from Switchcraft. They are $17 each, which stings when the regular connector is just $3.50, but I've been in a buy once cry once mood lately and I'd rather pay the premium to have exactly what I want in my bag
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    Recording 160dB?

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    Recording 160dB?

    Not so much music as burst of LF sine wave
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    Recording 160dB?

    so you'll want a dynamic mic, the SM58 is allegedly good up to 180dB but you'll need an inline pad as well as treat it as a line level signal. The electrical output of the SM58 at 160 dB SPL is +10 dBV or 3.2 volts. For reference 0.775 volts is equal to 0 dBu or -20 dBFS. That and usually in these "dB drag racing" situations the car needs to be air tight, so you won't be able to sneak an XLR out the door. So if you "need" the sound inside the car, you'll want some sort of recorder that can sustain that environment and vibration. What is most likely is you'll just need audio from outside the car. It'll still be loud as hell, but significantly lower than inside the car, You'll be pushing the limits of your gear but you won't need anything special (other than an inline pad) I'd suggest something like this on your boom, just incase "all the way down" is still too loud - http://www.sescom.com/product.asp?item=SES-MULTI-PAD
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    Folding Bag Cart v1.0

    What cart? I don't see any carts
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    Zuca Boom op cart

    I've had this zuca case for a couple months now and it has worked well when traveling around NYC for small eng and boom op gigs, but I wanted a secure place to put my pole on set as well as give it bigger wheels to better navigate crappy sidewalks. So I finally put some pieces I've been collecting together. Switched out the 4" skate wheels for 8" scooter wheels, sawed off the original front feet and added casters. Attached 2 boom holders on the back using broom holders from the container store (elfa system) and 2" pvc caps protected in the radius of the back wheels.
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    Android vs Iphone. Samsung s5.

    I also just got the iPhone 7, it replaced an iPhone 4S that reached software EOL this fall. But after years of hard use it was ready to be replaced new software or not. My whole house is apple. Air Tunes speakers, appleTV, iphones, ipads, and macbooks. so staying in the eco system was the main reason for my update. But the big reason I've stuck with apple for the past 15 years is that their stuff lasts a long time. 5 years with the iphone 4s, 5 1/2 years on my laptop, 4 years on the ipad mini. With any PC or android phone I feel like they have 2 year clock and they are totally done when it runs out
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    Headphone Switcher

    recently stumbled across this thing. It is a 4 input switcher (with 4 headphone outputs) only about $30. Reviews say it is susceptible to ground loops, but shouldn't be much of a problem unless you are also feeding in hardwired camera returns https://www.amazon.com/LINE5-Multi-channel-Headphone-Switcher-Amplifier/dp/B00HA11KFQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1477363348&sr=8-1&keywords=headphone+switch
  23. What's going to be new?
  24. The "official" cable is $16 on amazon. Stereo in on a 1/8" jack. Then you can slap a comtek, erx, tentacle sync, whatever on the camera. Not worth $100 for the kit. $16? Maybe. https://www.amazon.com/GoPro-3-5mm-Adapter-Official-Accessory/dp/B00A3MY7L8
  25. https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/media/release/20160909-02 I wonder how long it'll take before they make moves towards production sound