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kavenzmann

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  1. I used the MKE2 quite often and it's not bad at all. Yes, it's not a cos11 or a DPA and also the MKE1 is a better mic. But neither the MKE2 nor the ME2 are bad mics at all Another cheaper option is the Deity W-Lav Pro. It sounds really good, but it's not the most mechanically reliable option. You can also ask Kortwich for their own miniature lav. It's super small and sounds good, too. Both mics are above 100€. If you want an ME2 or the cheaper regular W.Lav from Deity, you can contact me via PM. I have several and they stay unused as a pure spare lav.
  2. Thanks for the suggestions. The overall quality of the Deity Connect is really great, but there are still some caveats. Would have loved to pay double and get even better stuff. I only used the Connect once on a actual production and only for the interviewer on a doco. But I think I can trust the quality and realiability so far.
  3. I don't think that LR6 is any better. Normal alkaline batteries have a higher voltage starting ar approx. 1,5V whereas NiMH have a voltage starting at approx. 1,2V. Every rechargable battery has a slightly different voltage curve and that makes displaying its capacity quite difficult, because they use the actual voltage in order to show the capacity. With faulty batteries, the voltage brakes down quickly, when using them. There's really only one way to measure the actual capacity: You need to load the battery 100% full, than empty it and measure the amount of mA, that was taken out. I only use fresh filled batteries in my Sennheiser wireless and begin to like the built-in batteries in the Deity Connect. I just use them and can refill them every time with my powerbanks even in my bag.
  4. It seems to be broken. I contacted the Deity support and they wil send a replacement. Another issue: When I use the Connect System in my soundbag (ORCA OR-280) with the MixPre 6 II, the RX unit is very close to the mixer and produces some kind of noise in my headphones (Sennheiser HD25). It doesn't matter where I put the cable, it's always there. It's also independent from any gain setting. When I touch the antennas it's getting a little better, but it's always there. I even stopped the 1st take yesterday, as I did not know, if it's also in the recorded file. It's definitely not, but it's still an annoying issue. When I shut of the DUO RX, the noise is gone immediately. Any ideas, how I can get around that?
  5. FYI: Ambient has reworked and updated the Emesser with new components. Might be of interest for some. I think I'll try it instead of my relatively heavy and big MBHO figure8 combo soon! Unfortunately, they don't have a set with a TA3N - Binder connector. That must be bought seperately.
  6. Thanks for the explanation. I'll use 2x Tentacles anyway this time as the production wants me to do it that way.
  7. Hi, when I checked my Connect system today, suddenly the display of one of the TX units shut off without any reason. I can't get it on again. Is there any setting to activate the display again or is it a hardware failure?
  8. Are the MixPre IIs reliable TC wise? I plan to use my MixPre 6 II with its built-in TC clock jamsynced with a Sony FS7 on a 25p project. Would both TCs be reliably accurate within ½ day/6hrs? Alternatively, the production has 2x Tentacle Sync 1st Gen.
  9. Why crippled? You just mark the clips, right-klick and choose the TC reading method. Done.
  10. From Rode there is the VideoMic NTG as a short shotgun or the NTG4+ as a traditional shotgun. Both have built-in batteries and don't need phantom power. I'll try one of these myself with a Deity BP-TRX as a mini boom combo without the need of a bag.
  11. I don't think that you got the point here. What they mean is, that if you're using 2 Duo RX in the same bag - or at least very close to each other - you need to sync them so they won't use the same frequencies. What's interesting is what 'close' actually means for us. I think crowded places e.g. press conferences, sports, concerts and similar events are not made for reliable 2,4GHz wireless. It's always a good idea to be covered for those moments with trad. UHF wireless for that reason alone. But out in the wild, shooting docos in private rooms etc. That's where the 2,4GHz systems like Deity's will shine hopefully. I will have 2x DUO RX, 2x simple TX plus 2-3 TRX and that will make for a nice small and very affordable doco wireless system that can handle nearly every situation from up to 4 talents or 2 talents and 2-3 camera hops or IEMs or recorders or whatever you need. If you fear that Deity's 2,4GHz wireless isn't safe enough for you, just use the TRX as a recorder/TX and it will still be safe as can be.
  12. Why not try the MZL cables instead of the XLR module? It's a rather expensive solution, but the most elegant.
  13. Again. A Sennheiser MZL adapter cable to whatever you like (XLR, MiniXLR, TA3...) can be used instead of the MZX XLR module. It's smaller, lighter and doesn't have any wind issues. I love the 80xx series even more since I have those adapter cables. It even makes my 8060 fit nicely into a Rycote WS1!
  14. I can recommend the MBHO (Haun) modular system. But there's a problem of missing info on the web unfortunately. But the Audix SCX1 series is nothing than a MBHO made modular microphone made for Audix. I have cadioid and hyper card capsules plus a figure8 capsule for the same small amp body. I like them all and use them for some month now. They all live on standard Rycote Inv-6 or similar shockmounts and baskets. Recommended definitely!
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