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Tony Johnson

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    new zealand
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  1. Deva 24 seminar

    Really Glen!!! does this happen? I for one, and speaking here from a Sound Mixer POV and not a reseller POV, like the roll out and the updates that give a taste of what the machine will be like. We have been in a world of constant evolution for a while now with the tools we use so i think we all expect the process to be like this with the Deva 24. Certainly for Zax users the idea of waiting a few extra weeks is unlikely to result in a change to a Cantar or Sound Devices. From memory I thought that what was gleaned out of the Deva 32 launch was that the feedback was that mixers wanted a standalone recorder hence the delay and rethink, better i guess than releasing something that people don't want. I look forward to reading more on the machines progress, seeing a video of it with a GUI and seeing how it can work in my setup. Exciting times. Tony
  2. Deva 24 seminar

    Hi Jack Does it interface well with a GUI? as in, better than the Nomad?? can it work with an iPad IOS?? Is the touch screen smaller than the Fusion? is it easy to use with fingers? and read easily. Thanks Tony
  3. Deva 24 seminar

    Thats all good Glenn. Is there a video demonstration out or about to be available for those of us that live outside of Atlanta or IBC?? Thanks Tony
  4. Deva 24 seminar

    I was wondering if there is any feedback from the Deva 24 seminar held on Sunday in Atlanta. Anyone attend? or is there a video from the event. Thanks Tony
  5. small zaxcom bag/cart

    Do you have any idea how power hungry? do you run off battery? can it run off a dc source higher than 12v without getting too hot? Thanks Tony
  6. Thats interesting Trombles and something to look out for. My research down under says, AirNZ allow unlimited Li batts under 100WH as cabin baggage as do Singapore Air but Malaysia Air only allow two. All these airlines ban any Li in cargo, I agree re having a back up at the destination like a lead acid battery or the like. It makes sense to have them in the cabin so there is a chance if there is a fire, not so in the hold. Tony
  7. Audioroot Single Charger Failure

    I can't help with the specific problem but i deal with Antoine from Audioroot often and his after sales service is first rate plus he responds to emails instantly. Do you have his email? i could PM you if you like. Tony
  8. Yes thats what i think. It means we can have the power distro the charger and box and we plug our own batts in. I believe they maybe the Inspired Energy/Audio root 98WH batts that are very common. Maybe 4 batts in the neon life.
  9. Totally agree to both of these points. I want to replace my Meon 2 Nimh to a Life because of the weight. I am conscious of having a kit that is light and manoeuvrable easy which means Li-ion whether its a bag or cart. Appealing to Airlines to have a universal policy whilst acknowledging that not all Li-ion batts are dangerous I imagine is a step too far? Thanks Robert I will investigate Packair. I have also had success with shipping equip with the battery plus one spare but with Fedex declaring NO Li-ion anywhere and UPS I believe as well is a concern if it transfers to other Airlines. Not sure it will work for Meon Life on its own. Tony
  10. This issue of freighting and hand carrying Li-ion batts has now reached the very inconvenient stage. Fedex has a total ban and other freight companies either have or are heading down the same path. Just tried to import a Meon Life from the US to NZ, impossible except by sea which is not an option. I then need to get a cart powered by Li-ion to Asia for a job, maybe impossible too with so many different airline policies. Can Remote Audio modify their Meon Life so that you can take the batts out and hand carry them, they would need to be under 100WH which i am sure they are. This wouldn't help with the freight but could mean that we could use our own batts in a remote case with charger and power distro made for it. Or do they go back to Nimh. Just thinking here that its time to re evaluate cart power away from Li-ion. I know if one doesn't travel there is not a problem but if we cannot jump on a plane with our gear to go and do a job then we are a bit screwed. There is plenty of anecdotal evidence of Sound Mixers having trouble here. Going back to lead acid is a backward step and a bit hopeless to power the Bag. I would love to hear from Glen Trew as I am sure he is aware of this problem now and would love to hear if there is a solution for this. Samsung and the like have given Li-ion a bad rep along with many other dodgy companies cramming batteries into devices that then short and catch fire. Tony
  11. Zaxcom ZHD vs XR Modulation update

    When you say behaves different with reflections do you mean zhd is better with reflections? To be honest when i have switched to XR from Us mono i see better range on the meters and it does, at times, improve but usually the drop outs still occur. Maybe its something else it just doesn't seem the cure i was hoping for. Rado tell me about your antenna setup, any secrets? I use zax shark fins with a max length of 8 mtres 50ohm beldon low loss cable into Plexir. As stated earlier i believe the plexir gives me better range over straight out of a qrx200.
  12. Zaxcom ZHD vs XR Modulation update

    Sure I was just wanting to know if you can have successful blending of the old TRX with its requirement for larger channel separation with ZHD working in the same 35mghz and whether anyone has used the ZHD96 and experienced a significant increase in range. Personaly i have found negligible difference between US mono and XR so Rado i think you have tried the ZHD modulation. As you can imagine if you have several different modulations across different eras of zax it can get tricky if you want to chop and change tx with rx you will need to reboot etc and some won't work with others. Just trying to get the most out of having 8 yrs of zax wireless working together. Tony
  13. Zaxcom ZHD vs XR Modulation update

    Hi Glenn, I have a combination of Block 20 4900 QRx100 rx 900 and TRX900 with mic plexir 1. I also have QRx200 x 1 and 742.5 and 743.5. I am about to add ZMT x 2. If I use ZHD 96 can i still use my qrx 200 in dual mode and will the plexir work with that setup in conjunction with running my block 20 TRxs all at the same time. Provided they are all within the 35mghz? I have a job in Asia coming up and in my experience there the RF varies a lot within a small space in the big cities. So i may need to use ZHD and utilise the reflections when amongst buildings but only can do that for the ZMT and 743 whilst running the rest in US mono. Its a bit confusing for me when mixing ZHD with US mono or should it be. Is that the way to go? Another option i have thought about is to get the ZMT and extra qrx200 in the 3.6 band and have options either end of the spectrum but that means maybe an extra plexir and extra shark fins, getting really complicated now. Personally I have found better range when i run my qrx200 with other receivers through the plexir than if it was just a qrx200 on its own. Is this what you would expect? I am new to the ZHD experience. Anyone with experience mixing the various transmissions i would like to hear from. Also does the ZHD 96 make a BIG difference to range. ZHD 48 is not an option due to latency. Many thanks Tony
  14. Hi can anyone please tell what blocks will work in these cities? Thanks Tony
  15. cart power opinions

    It does look good but was wanting a battery inbuilt so i think the meon life is the contender at this stage tony