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Ben B

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    Independent location sound mixer in Switzerland

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  1. Ben B

    DPA MMP-GR/GS

    Hi, I ran into this DPA MMP-GR/GS preamp on their website. It seems to be a preamp that'd make the d:dictate capsule family work with 5V input. I could imagine using this as plant mic with a SMQV style Tx or even on a boom. As anyone experience with this? Does it compare to their MMP-ER/ES with the XLR?
  2. Thanks everyone for your inputs!
  3. Thanks! What about the battery life with a NP-F? and with the 3 AA? I know it depends but you might use it with phantom power without recording like i plan to do and might have a rough answer.
  4. I finally bought a rx200 and a trx743 and just tought about what you said, ivanovich. I read that the sound guy solution requires soldering. I do solder my own cables but i'm no expert. Did you do it yourslef? What kind of L Mount battery did you get? In an ideal world i'd like to have a battery that holds 10-12h or otherwise min 5 hours so i can swap at lunch. What are your experiences with batt life and the trx743?
  5. Here's my setup. (don't mind the dust i'm cleaning it on the weekend... ) It's a PSC RF Multi in a Stingray Jr. front pocket and 2 Lectro SNA600a. I usually keep the top half of the antennae folded and just open them if i need a better range. I'm just finishing a 9 weeks doc with this setup and it works like a charm. The range has been considerably enhanced and i lost the antenna forest on top of my bag. The distro doesn't use too much power either. I'll be adding a Audioroot power distro in the hole on the right of the right SRb soon.
  6. I can second that! Tried it with my HM and it's just unusable...
  7. It does pass the phantom power. It works perfectly when plugged directly into the mixer. It's just really not RF resistant...
  8. I'll go back to a normal cable for now... But strangely enough the setup MKH416/Tac!t/HM sounded great!
  9. Ah... I see... Thanks for your reply!
  10. Hello, I own a DPA 4017C that i use with my Lectro HM transmitter. I had some issue with the HM and the 4017C and found out that DPA fixed the issue of the compatibility with their newer C preamp and the Lectro HM Tx. DPA switched my C preamp for a new one and the problem was gone. My setup worked perfectly until today... Knowing that the C preamp doesn't have any low cut built in, i thought i would add a Rycote Tac!t cable between the Mic and the Lectro HM to cut on some of the handling and wind noise thus avoiding to overload the HM too fast. I am now facing a second problem.... When connecting my Tac!t cable with my 4017C and my HM i get a nasty mid pitched noise. When i squeeze the cable with my hand the noise disappears, like a grounding issue. All of the solders are ok. I then did the usual narrowing the problem down system and found out that, of course, the mic connected with a cable directly into the 633 sounds perfect, switching to a normal non Tac!t cable fixes the issue, switching the preamp to the B reduces the noise a little bit (on my last problem the B preamp worked when my C didn't) and switching the mic itself (MKH416 with Tac!t cable) fixes the issue as well. Now my question, does someone uses the same setup and did things differently? Does someone could help me shed some light on this? Thanks! Ben
  11. Ben B

    DPA 4017C

    So to follow up on my problem with my C preamp and the Lectro HM, i ended up taking contact with the distributor in my country. He contacted the DPA headquarters and they replied "Lectrosonic P48 has a different set up , but we have a fix on the MMP-C to get it work. So I need it here – the C preamp we produce today has this mod built in already". The distributor made me try a brand new preamp he had (i'm guessing with the mod) and, magic, the problem was gone! I went back home with a new working preamp and a smile on my face! Hope it will help anyone with the same problem.
  12. Ben B

    DPA 4017C

    That's what i thought... But i was subconsciously waiting for another answer... 😢
  13. Ben B

    DPA 4017C

    Naga, now that your preamp has been modified to work with 42V, what happens if you plug it with a cable supplying 48V?
  14. Ben B

    DPA 4017C

    Thanks a lot! i'll contact my DPA distributor and see what they can do.
  15. Ben B

    DPA 4017C

    Ok, thanks for your reply. I will go to where i bought in a week after i come back from a shoot. I'll bring the recordings did with me then and we will see. I keep my fingers crossed because it is a very nice setup for interior!
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