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  1. Can anyone confirm if there is a maximum frequency spacing on the MPR52 if used in two channel mode ? i.e. Both channels would have to be very close together in the same block/channel. I read this is the case but i can't find the reference to it again. As a side note a few of us in the UK have been put off purchasing the MPR52 as the frequency range stops at 800mhz and doesn't include channel 65 (823-832) which is available to us in the UK (under our standard rf license) and in Europe under the same blanket agreement which gives us channel 70 (863-865). It doesn't detract from the very impressive wideband range and its utility worldwide but its not very practical to have to pay a temp license for frequencies in the UK when there is a 9mhz channel very much under used.
  2. I would also like to see balanced outs, mainly because it would increase the potential market for Sonosax in a big way i.e. computer AD/DA for music. I would mainly be using AES out in the bag or on the cart with SXR4+ and the analogue for iem/possible mic pre for wireless boom or simple straight to camera jobs. It would be nice if the faders could be used as controllers in the SXR4+ but no biggie. Apart from that it looks great size/function and i know the mic amps are very very awesome already.
  3. Wow - the cart looks great and still very compact. This is perfect for the smaller equipment we have nowadays esp mixer/recorders. Where did you get the rear brakes from ?
  4. I was gonna ask about price - but im fine with my stellavox atm.
  5. There was a prototype being shown at the recent Sonosax 40 year anniversary of a two channel ADC DAC aes in and out with the same mic amps as the sxr4+, headphone outs and also usb to use as a computer interface in and out. Richard Thomas has pictures and showed us, you could pm him here. The box is very small so could be used instead to replace two mic amps on the 688. Its called the SX-M2D2 not sure when due for release and may be revised as a few of us have requested such a unit for expansion on the SXR4+ but smaller and less inputs than the 8 channel unit they have for sale now. Lisala
  6. Out of interest did you record off tape (playback head while recording) from the nagra into the 788 ? I have found this doesn't sound the best. I still use my Stellavox alot for music recording as it sounds way better than my digital kit (which is Sonosax and sounding very good ). I have found recording straight off the playback head while recording does not sound as good as doing a tape to digital transfer after the recording has been done ( a few music engineers i know agree with me ). Obviously separate tape to digital transfer not ideal on set ,end up recordist/dit. I wondered out of interest as a commercials director i know was wowed by a Stellavox recording i made and we are trying to work out the best route for some simple stella recording spots for commercials. thks Lisala
  7. Hi Alberto, Thanks again. I am a Sonosax man for film sound recording, i used a Cantar X2 a long time ago and it sounded very good but i prefer the Sonosax. Maybe because I am so used to it and how it behaves. All subtle differences but i do want very good mic pre's because i am listening all day and i find the really good mic amps make my day less fatiguing which also means i make better decisions. Thank you again for the reply. Lisala ( soon to be SXR4+ owner )
  8. Hi Alberto Thanks for explaining your setup. I also have an SXS8 and and do intend to have a similar setup with the SXR4+(still using SXR4 atm). Is the limiter you mention being "smoother, and more natural" the output limiter on the SXR4+ ? One more question how do you find the mic pre on the SXR4+ compared to the Cantar X3 ? Thanks for your insight. Regards
  9. I have been thinking along similar lines. I would like a half height unit like the ad8 but with only 4 faders and 4 mic amps, so like an ad4. I would also like 4 line inputs and 4 outputs on the same unit and a talkback mic as with the 8 fader only unit. I am waiting to see if sonosax will implement the ethernet port on the SXR4+ . If they do then i would not want to be in the position to have to choose between either the output expander or a dante etc/ethernet port. I can see the possibility of using the SXR4+ as afront end for a computer great for offloading rushes to the editor on set and also to be able to do multitracking playback. Obviously i would still need the extra outputs for all round general use. I still use analogue radio mics and an analogue sxs8 mixer. My ideal is to use all these with the high headroom sonosax AD converters.
  10. Alistair - I hope you don't mind but I've copied your ingenious solution. I had the boom holder cup and lockable bracket from backstage which i wasn't using so this couldn't be better. One day with enough sleep i might actually come up with my own ideas. Lisala
  11. He engineered many of my favourite LP's - RIP (Side note - I didn't realize Rein Narma worked at Gotham ) Lisala
  12. Hi Apologies i thought i had deleted the quote, long day on set. I was actually going to say i have complete faith in Sonosax. I have been using their products for years and this is just part of the development time. The fact that they immediately alerted the problems and now have a fix is testament to this and to Sonosax as a company. I am quite happy to wait for the fine tuning because my existing sonosax setup sxr4 and sxs8 is working absolutely fine with no problems. I would say to Plush just be patient for the required features. I personnaly never early adopt because the firmware development is inevitable when the real world makes contact with any product in our business. This is and has been true for many companies making professional audio products, I do find it a bit strange that sonosax is being singled out when sound devices has definitely had big problems which they have also resolved. Thanks are due to those braver than me and to Sonosax for having an open dialogue with their sxr4+ experience on this forum. Lisala
  13. Respect to you Wally Heiders studio produced some of my favourite ever recordings. Here in Europe I beleive the Telefunken M10 machines were so expensive that Abbey road could not afford them, they had to settle for Studer C37's 😳 Lisala
  14. https://www.bectu.org.uk/advice-resources/rates/sound-rates then ask for kit rates but generally as VAS said. Please feel free to pay more - the last docu I worked I got £750 a day basic rate ( 11hrs ) without kit. Also given the massive currency fluctuations please convert to € as appropriate. Lisala
  15. Thanks for the tip - kmr81 is my favourite shotgun but I have had the whine problem before a few times In the wet which happens a lot here in the UK.
  16. Thats great - I use mic stand for blankets but generally folded or hanging over the bar in a t shape - this is much better
  17. Thanks for the help everyone - The one I need repairing is too old for comtek I sent them the serial number and that's what they said. I will check with audio services Canada - the pr72's have made me more profit than a lot of my other kit so it may be worth while - thanks again Lisala
  18. Thanks John - the trouble is I'm in the UK and can only use some of the '7-' frequencies around 174mhz and slightly above - most of the ones i see for sale are around 75mhz not much good for me. Lisala
  19. Does anyone know anywhere that can still service/upgrade the m72 transmitters ? Ive got a broken one which i need fixed and upgraded to BNC aerial (option 7). Ive tried Comtek and while very helpful they said the products are too old for them to service. Lisala
  20. Thanks for the review Rado. How about the sound quality - any differences between the two systems ? thks Lisala
  21. I don't really understand how a single channel AES output is gonna work ? I have never seen a single channel AES input so is it dual mono or do they have to work in pairs ?
  22. I remember asking you about this range for another recordist from New York I was working with. Every scan i did was also clear and they worked fine throughout central London. The comtek frequencies are earmarked for DAB but digital radio is rubbish and the take up has Reflected this. I think OFCOM are still hanging on to it to save face for what has been a very costly waste of money to the taxpayer. It may be worth asking Micron about what deals they can do withtheir MR700's. They can make them in the UK legal VHF range across 24 or 32 MHz and I think they would be roughly the same price if not cheaper than the lectrosonics units. I have two on channel 70 for my boom ops because they are full frequency range and sound very transparent. They also have a much better battery life than that listed in the lectrosonics spec. Only thing is they need aerials (rats tails) so may be bulky. Lisala
  23. The 175mhz band (173.8 - 175) is liscense free ( international I think) and is what I have my comtek pr72b's on here in the UK. Never had any problems always scanned ok - I have also used them in Paris and Nyon ( Switzerland) with no problems. I've got 22 of them and they sound just right for the clients so I'm not planning on changing but I applaud lectrosonics for making these in this VHF frequency range. I think it's an obvious move not sure why comtek haven't done this, they would sell many more units internationally. Lisala
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