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  1. Do you consider that relevant? I'm just asking out of curiosity
  2. Yes, that's true, actually. There are some lavs which are wired out of phase by the manufacturer. I think Sanken's COS11 is ine of those mics. But this is a known issue and should be compensated for on set - ideally. So 10% is a figure that sounds much more likely than 90%, but, as they say, YMMV.
  3. Maybe not easily, but this will fit into a bag. Easily. Someone just needs to design a proper bag for it. I think then the battery will actually turn out to be an advantage. Until then you could just use the solutions provided in this thread, such as the Hawk Woods dummy battery or the Pinknoise battery eliminator. Likewise, if you, like Courtney above, want to operate the MixPre while it's lying flat on a table, you're just missing a nicely designed desktop stand where the batteries could be one leg of it. Such a stand would even provide better ventilation for the device, thereby prolonging its lifetime.
  4. That makes sense That doesn't. You mean 90% of the time boom and lav (s?) are exactly 180 degrees out of phase with each other? The circumstances I can think of for that statement to be true are pretty rare - unless 90% of your jobs involve two absolutely stationary mics. In my case, where I usually have one boom on Zax wireless and between 1 and 10 actors on Lectro (i.e. very different latency times) all constantly changing their positions relative to each other and frequently unexpectedly, flipping the phase is not going to alleviate the problem at all.
  5. If only it were that simple...
  6. I heard this many times. If they are honest it's often followed later by "oh no, wait, we had the other camera yesterday", or "oh right, it didn't work yesterday either", or something similar
  7. Also, if you hook up an XLR cable to the mic you can pull on that
  8. If he weren't why would he need the MixPre in the first place?
  9. Of course he could, but why would he?
  10. Maybe just in case some of the cardinals decide to join in and they get a whole big hip-hop thing going
  11. You could instead get the Hawk-Woods dummy L-mount to Hirose adapter. The dummy battery is very flat, so shouldn't stick out much if at all. and you could connect your power supply of choice to it.
  12. Well that's a start, although it needs to be seen what that means in practice. Still, a bag receiver would be great...
  13. I'm using the IDX K2 (I think it's called) charger and it works fine on non-IDX batteries. And it stops charging when they are full, and, more importantly, it can charge a fully depleted battery, something my no name charger can't achieve
  14. Yes, the entire system looks really interesting! If at least those receivers could run on 12V, but doesn't look likely
  15. Except for the mattress king, right? I mean those prices are just INSANE!