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  1. Hey all, just wanted to let you know my button-down lav mounts are now available at Pro Sound. You can get them in black or white for the COS-11, DPA 4060 series, or B6. http://www.pro-sound.com/p/SABEMICMOUNT.html I made these to deal with a really awful work shirt on a show I've been on this summer. Starchy, crackly and dense, it responded weakly to some of my favorite tricks but was still a pain. I had the idea to brute-force a solution that would give the mic some clearance and also create a dead space in the shirt, movement-wise. I tried a couple of different materials and this is the result. The mounts are very flexible, vibration-absorbent, and strong - they hold up to a lot of abuse. I use the COS-11 version every day on this show and it's been a lifesaver. It doesn't prevent truly awful things like arm-crossing, but normal movement is now totally acceptable in my case. I recommend using it vertically, between the shirt buttons near the solar plexus, so the mic is barely hidden. You can use 1/2" Topstick, or Joe's Sticky Stuff if you need extra isolation. The mic comes out at an angle because I like the way it sounds better than purely horizontal. Any questions please ask! Thanks, Abe
  2. Cleaning COS-11 Mesh

    I just received a couple of used COS-11s in the mail and the mesh screens look a little gunked up. I haven't even gotten home to test them yet, but considering that they are working and I am happy with the sound quality and do keep them; does anyone have a preferred method of cleaning some of the gunk out? I do have a can of spray electronics cleaner that would probably take care of it, but maybe someone else has a better method? Thanks!
  3. What is the delay / what's the big deal?! C'mon Sanken, join Countryman and DPA already! Sanken COS-11s are great. Yes they get "dull" over time and the cable is microphonic, but they get the job very well. The standard black dot ("black band") 0dB lavs are the perfect sensitivity 90% of the time; the red dots come out for rare bellowing lines. But what about when the actor is wearing a red dot COS with the SM dialed down to 0, and I'm still getting limiting and distortion? Well that's when the blue dot B6s come out. Which completely changes the tone, and besides I don't always like people on B6s. I know a large-budget feature mixer who has a relationship with Sanken and he has asked them multiple times, and they refuse! They don't see the need apparently. Well I'm telling you there absolutely IS a need! Dan Izen
  4. buying my first sanken cos-11

    Hi everybody, I recently both a used lectrosonics um200b tx / ucr211 rx system (the first lectro I own) and finally I can buy the lav I want for it, a Sanken cos-11. There seems to be many different versions of the cos-11 and I'm not sure what's the best option for my wireless (at least all the diferent names listed in BH got me confused); I'll be using it for fiction and documentary work, mostly as a personal mic. Should I choose attenueted over not attenuated mic? What else should I consider? Thanks for your help. All the best, Andrés MD.
  5. I own 5 Sanken COS-11 lav mics of various vintages and was wondering if anyone knows what ranges of serial numbers include the various versions: s, x, and d? It would be nice to know what version I'm really getting when buying used, or even new! I found no information about it on Sanken's web site. In case there is no clear answer, I'm going to share all but the last two digits of my serial numbers and encourage others to do the same. Perhaps we can reveal the break point in serial numbers for the different versions. 909XX - black COS-11s 940XX - black COS-11s 982XX - black COS-11s 1057XX - black COS-11x 1136XX - white COS-11d The only way I know what versions I own is because I bought all but the lowest numbered mic new from dealers. They came with boxes that indicated their specific model, and was also reflected on the receipt. Curiously, the box for the d version said COS-11x and came with COS-11x literature, but was stamped with a D. See a pic here: http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/3758/sankencos11.jpg For reference, the x version brought the following features/improvements: - New and Improved Durable Design (strain relief where the cable meets the mic body) - New Color Choices - Improved Moisture Resistance The d version brought: - Digital transmitter RFI filtering/shielding/rejection. I understand this came at the urging of Zaxcom to prevent interference from their digital transmitters (which affected random mics). Mark O.
  6. I'm sure some of you got the message already, but the new COS-11 mounts from LMC are in. Visit them directly or on my blog.
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