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    Lectrosonics SMa “boiling”

    What I think of as a "boiling" sound is usually bad contacts or a (failing) bad capacitor.
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    Sound Devices new firmware - w/ Auto Mute !!

    Funny, every time I think of Muzak I picture 4 or 5 folks in a elevator ever so slightly swaying back and forth to the Muzak version of "Girl From Ipanema"...
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    Sound Mirrors

    Idea: Pink Floyd on a barge at sea and a array of Neumann mic's if front of the sound mirrors! What would you call that album?
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    Thank you Jeff Wexler for another year of jwsound !

    Ditto, advice here has saved me time and money. There are a few here that are just asses, but by an large killer experience.
  5. I just repaired a K-tek segmented pole for a freind that had a disconnected ground wire at the female XLR. Easy fix, cut off an inch and re-flowed new wire. I was struck at how cheap the internal coil wire was (like 4 or 5 strands of tiny ground wires relying on contact with cheap foil for ground shielding. I realize they are using coiled wire like those old cheapo guitar cables! He had complained that since he owed it, the pole, at sensitive locations the "B-morning Zoo" inane chatter would pop in for a unwanted sonic visit. My questions are 1. Is there a superior internal coiled wire to be had anywhere to purchase and replace? 2. Has anyone grounded the whole aluminum pole to pin 1 in order to possibly improve RF rejection? Thanks for any tech comments
  6. Eric can you provide a link to purchase? I gave up after 20 min search... I am in love with the fact that the internet can find me parts for repairing gear. ( I repair gear...) 20 years ago it was hit or miss to find obscure parts... now days... THANK YOU INTER-WEB! Ha! , JP
  7. This link is a stand alone cable extra beefy. looks like they use 2 wires for each pin. I wonder if this is the same cable they use for internal, just take off the male end and solder that to the interior pole connector? https://ktekpro.com/product/kmbc1-mighty-boomcable/
  8. I believe he is using an f8. Next time it happens I'll tell him to go direct to the mic with a quality cable to id the source of his "unwanted sonic visitors". Chime in Gavin, I think he is a member here...
  9. Good to know Eric, I'll search the inter web...
  10. He travels, pbs crew. He has not had a issue local Tucson... BTW Gavin chime in...
  11. The connectors are decent Neutrik. I really think the weak link is the interior cable... The bridging cable to the recorder is all quality cable/connectors. Built in filters are good for perhaps static locations that your trying to filter out ONE radio station... ( small band width) this is a run and gun rig.
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    Marantz Carbon Fiber Boompole?

    For those of you that are old enough to remember staring at this for hours on end. My favorite screen saver... 1970's Marantz meter.
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    Needing help with the Neumann kmr 81i switches

    This posts an interesting question, for wind problems besides foam/blimp/cat hair. What is your preference for roll off? In the mic analog roll off - preamp digital roll off or preamp analog roll off. I know my preference. Preamp analog roll off (usually most control and less phase problems). Perhaps this should be a separate topic? Feel free to move it moderator.
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    Lectro SMDA drawing current when off

    Perfect idea Larry, I only worry that with one battery There might be a "low power-off" mode that the unit might slip into. Creating a batt rig and putting the meter in-line would be a next step.
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    Cuban Sonic Spying?

    This scares the heck out of me. What if they recorded only the harmonics of the attack. Permanent hearing loss or permanent tinnitus would take away the most important tool I own. Egad!!!! permanent
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    Cos11 Re-terminating

    The wires have a coating on them similar to headphone wiring. Search the interweb for videos "how to tin headphone wires" multiple great tips.
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    cycling to work

    I could see my equipment rack (all 12v BTW) on the back of this with a large agm battery powering the equipment in the day and the Agm batt would have enough juice to carry me home at night. A Sonic Symbiotic Relationship of sorts... charge it with a few solar roof cells and bang! Your off the grid with a cool low carbon footprint! look Ma, no ground loops...
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    Oktava MK-012 paint damage out of box

    Ha Perhaps his first name is not ben.. Doh Ha! google stiller mod oktava .... Darn edit it is Sitler... Hitler with a S and it is bill not ben... the DYI mod is only 39 bucks...
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    Oktava MK-012 paint damage out of box

    If you are decent with a soldering gun Ben Stiller sells a kit, parts and detailed directions. Mod one of yours and A/B them, It's like riding a bicycle for the first time... It will wow you!
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    Oktava MK-012 paint damage out of box

    Yeah, new should be show room clean. The real 012's to buy though is the modded vintage ones. The Russians made some great capsules on the early years but the active components they used were garbage, basically the mod's (Jolly, Stiller or Dorsey) replace all the Transistors, caps and a few of the resistors inside the mic. search ebay - oktava 012 modded. Night and day comparison to the stock 012's.
  21. my Favorite Phone I got that in the 1980's . About the time my daughter was born. I loved that little girl Almost as much as my phone...
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    Filming in Dubai

    You might purchase some compressed canned air online and have it sent to your guy, buy two and sell one to the camera guys for a profit. Ha! Here is a link to a freq finder. http://portal.sennheiser.co.uk/sifa
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    Filming in Dubai

    Your welcome, language is fickle. What means one thing in one language can call down some bad juju in others. Ha! Best to you're film and great luck! FYI, he used the word "shooting in" everywhere "filming" was for the curious of you all out there.
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    Filming in Dubai

    Wow, this tiltle is going to have the internet robots working overtime. I would delete this post faster than all fast. You should have titled it "filming in". Dont bother with me robots I am in arizona... Ha! JP