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  2. John Blankenship

    Sanken Cs-M1 new mike

    Please don't count this as a review as I've not had occasion to properly put mine through its paces yet. In a brief comparison I found it rather similar to a Schoeps sporting an MK41 capsule. The comparison was made with the two mics recording side-by-side with the sound coming from a TV several feet away. I then recorded my voice both close, and also at about an eight or nine foot distance. I was surprised at how similar they sounded. A quick comparison revealed the pattern on the M1 to also be similar to the MK41. Of course, an important aspect of what makes a Schoeps so special is how uniform its off-axis response is and how natural it sounds under a wide variety of acoustic conditions. On set a day or two later I put the M1 up for a female talent. She sounded too shrill so I swapped to a 641 which was smoother on her voice. These are just some initial impressions. Keep in mind there is no such thing as a magic mic that sounds best on all voices, at all distances, with all acoustics, with all off-axis sounds, and to all ears. A mic is just another tool and an important aspect of being a professional is to pick the right tool for the job.
  3. ronmac

    Sound on A Star Is Born

    I just saw this posted on a Facebook Group. I haven't listened yet...
  4. tourtelot

    A Knock Jockey's Best Friend

    Dolly track wedges? D.
  5. VAS

    Lectrosonics vs Audio Limited

    What I like about A10-RACK is the support of other wireless receiver brands. The switch between a shotgun to a lavalier in A10 Tx without damaging the electronics is a huge plus. When a transmitter acting for both case senario (boom or lavalier use) without the need of extra investment on plug-on is welcome (since we are talking a $$.$$$ investement).
  6. VAS

    Sanken Cs-M1 new mike

    We are not a video community. I wonder how many years or months or days has been passed when MKH 416 was labeled as "a standard" weapon.
  7. Vincent R.

    Deity Connect.

    First, there is de adaptive frequency hopping technology, to stay out of the way of any flavour of WiFi in the 2.4 ghz range in the first place. second, (all?) flavours of WiFi have the LBT (listen before talk) standard implemented, and not a continuously uninterruptible (back to back) data stream by the way. So in case of any "traffic jam" a Deity with a Wifi channel, it can finish the time slot, before moving over (remember; adaptive frequency hopping, is per time slot) to a different empty space in the spectrum. Also Wifi hardly ever is using the full spectrum of a channel (22mhz) due to overlap, thus leaving more gaps to "hop in.
  8. Kisaha

    Sanken Cs-M1 new mike

    Thank you very much for your review. Do you normally use a smaller hyper for indoors? Can you compare the CS-M1 with any other mic for in/out-doors?
  9. borjam

    Deity Connect.

    Not trying to smear anyone, sorry in case it sounds like that. But I can't avoid being very curious about the gory details. After all I am a radio geek as well and a reliable wireless microphone on the crowded 2.4 GHz band is a real achievement! Let me try to explain. Andrew Jones said: So, it seems that the Deity system can generate those hints to tell WiFi nodes "you can transmit" or "wait". There are several mechanisms in play there. WiFi networks try to avoid collisions like the old Ethernet and in order to avoid the hidden node problem (read the chapter on the Aloha protocol on "Computer Networks" by A.S. Tanenbaum) it uses a mechanism called RTS/CTS. Especially before sending long packets that might tie the radio spectrum for a long time, an exchange warns that it will happen. Also, modern WiFi versions can detect signals from older versions. All of this helps to prevent collisions. I can imagine situations in which it might cause some issues even if negligible. Not suggesting that it could cause a wireless apocalypse or anything like that. As far as I know neither the FCC nor the European authorities perform a protocol level verification of WiFI equipment, for instance. Moreover, being a license free band shared by multiple technologies I think they mostly verify pure radio parameters like transmission power levels, out of band spurious radiation, maybe spectral masks and duty cycles in order to help, not guarantee, coexistence with other technologies, etc.
  10. jason porter

    Lectrosonics wiring - Standard or Servo?

    See the green text? That's servo-only. Everything else is universal.
  11. rich

    Lectrosonics vs Audio Limited

    i would be very surprised if sound devices lessened support for other manufacturers wireless, but it would make sense that there will eventually be better integration between the two systems. though currently, i can adjust very little via the 688 / SL6 with my A10's. much less than i believe you can with wisy and lectro receivers. but they do sound great. dynamic range has been very good - i was recording scenes last week that went from quiet dialogue to a shout in the same sentence and they were fantastic on my normal gain settings (40dB with a DPA4018 on the boom, 22dB with a DPA4061) gain at -4dB on the 688. transmitter size hasn't been an issue for me so far. but perhaps ive been lucky. but a smaller transmitter is inevitable. i just hope its this side of 2020.
  12. hobbiesodd

    Sanken Cs-M1 new mike

    I love mine. It’s been on the end of my KTek for a few months now— putting it to use in various docuseries environments. I spend a majority of time indoors so the small footprint is perfect for low ceilings. I recently had it out on a fishing boat in the open ocean and was impressed by the isolation and tonal color. There have been a few times where I wish I had used my CS-3e instead, but on nothing critical so I rode it out to test it’s efficacy in different environments. The majority of my work is with wireless lavs so I don’t swing the boom around often, but so far I’m very happy with my CSM1. cheers, evan
  13. alidav

    Lectrosonics wiring - Standard or Servo?

    what is the universal wiring,
  14. it is related the 2 wires( fig 2)
  15. Yes you can. The universal wiring even works on the old VHF 185 series transmitters. All TX units work with out the resistor. The connector wiring is very simple. You jump pins 2 & 4, the ground goes to pin 1 and the positive/audio to pin 3. Note that pin 5 is for line level signals only.
  16. Glen Deakin

    Lectrosonics vs Audio Limited

    Audio LTD have a smaller 20x0 transmitter. So I would not be surprised if there is a smaller digital transmitter in the near future.
  17. with this, i can use that lav with any newer tx as sm etc?
  18. Matthew Steel

    wiring a sanken cos 11 for the older lectrosonic UM 400

    For a COS11 on an original UM400 you want "universal" figure 5 with the resistor. In fact the universal wiring should work for ANY Lectrosonics transmitter with a TA5F connector. If you know you will only be using UM400a or newer, then you may choose to use the "servo bias" figure 11 without the resistor instead. But figure 11 is not for the original UM400.
  19. TomBoisseau

    Lectrosonics vs Audio Limited

    Ah! Very good point. For some reason that never crossed my mind. I'm not sure that would be a deal breaker, but it is certainly something to consider. Thanks.
  20. VAS

    Lectrosonics vs Audio Limited

    My main concern about A10, is the size of transmitter. Otherwise is a complete system.
  21. Vincent R.

    Deity Connect.

    They will and they have too by law, both for Europe and USA, otherwise they can not sell it, simply. Also, the chip inside the device is already tested and allowed by FCC (and in EU), with exactly the intended purpose of the Deity devices. I don't exactly understand what you try to prove/say here; the technology is not particularly new by any means. Also, disclosure, I worked for Deity at last IBC convention in Amsterdam.
  22. borjam

    Deity Connect.

    I don't think they will conduct a complete protocol verification. But there are people much more knowledgeable than myself in that regard here. As far as I know they check for spurious emissions, power levels and spectral masks. But, again, I am not anything remotely resembling an expert on device certification, much iess on how it is done in USA
  23. Glen Deakin

    Lectrosonics vs Audio Limited

    Well now that sound devices is distribution in the US and they have been great for support of their audio equipment. I imagine the support for the wireless will be the same.
  24. TomBoisseau

    Lectrosonics vs Audio Limited

    I will likely be purchasing 8 channels of wireless in the near future. I've always been a Lectrosonics guy and currently have 6 SMV's and 3 SRb's all on block 26. I don't want to try to "re-block" what I have, and so I see this as a good time to purchase something new. I've been quite happy with the Lectrosonics products and support but, being that I use Sound Devices recorders and that Sound Devices now owns Audio Limited, I wonder if I should consider Audio Limited and what the pros and cons there might be. Perhaps my biggest reason for considering Audio Limited is the concern that Sound Devices might give priority to Audio Limited products in the future with special features and programming built into the firmware of their mixers that might not be available for Lectrosonic products. I assume my Lectrosonics "OctoPack" should work with either the Sound Devices or Audio Limited "shot in" products? How is the support here in the US for Audio Limited products? Any thoughts and insights into this subject would be appreciated. Thanks, Tom
  25. The Immoral Mr Teas

    Sound on A Star Is Born

    Is that "beautiful 'sound color'", Marc? J
  26. I 've read many discussions and manuals, when I asked my usual renting company service assistance they minimized the problem and told, yes the wiring is universal for older and newer lectrosonic. we do it, it's up to you if you want us to use the resistor inside or not. For older um400 is the fig 11 the correct one, and what is the issue if I am going to use it on some newer lectro?
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