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  1. Eliminating the BDS would be great. I have a DADM226DT, so Im very interested how the rf filters turn out on the SL2. Digitally tuneable 25-30MHz window would be perfect and definitely doable for the price I think.
  2. Not exactly ambience, but I regularly throw two A10s with 6060s in pianos or stick them to the back if its one of thise small home-pianos. Its super fast to do on doc shoots! Invisible to cam, and you get incredibly good stereo signal which is also great to use in the mix as original music (if the player is good). Much better than just booming it, and really fast to set up. You can hear a short use of it here (also on the Rebecca Bakken IV): https://musik2020.wien.info/de-de/yuja-wang
  3. I use the Cineeye all the time for doc shoots, so I can see the frame on my phone mounted on the bag. Happy DPs are noticing the difference cause I rarely get my boom in frame anymore, even when they quickly change from tight to wide or difficult shots. Also for them to change stuff in the picture and not having to run back to cam to check. So they allow me to mount it on cam. But on the samsung tablet, connection has been very unstable, I am also looking for a more stable alternative thats affordable.
  4. I have swapped to a brand new set, and after 6 days of shooting in different situations I must say it is a amazing microphone! Really good, impressed and I start to understand the legacy!
  5. Thanks for the answer. I was interested in this after reading DSatz's comment. It is a sweet sounding mic, indeed, bought it for an upcoming 3 week documentary shoot, can't wait to put it to the test.
  6. Generated by the Spectrum plugin in iZotope. This is not a professional test, as I said. I just like to find out if it is normal for MK41 capsules to have audible noise floor, comparison to the other mics was just to have a reference, not for really comparing these models to each other.
  7. I may have made a seperate post about this, but how would you guys consider noise floor on older MK41 capsules compared to new ones?
  8. Hello, I have been testing and experimenting with my new CMC1 + MK41 mic setup. The capsule is not a new one, as mine is still on the way and I got a old one from my supplier until it's arriving. I also own a MKH50 and a MiniCmit. I put up all three mics, same capsule distance, and matched gain on my recorder while speaking, until it was nearly perfectly the same on all three. I noticed a significantly higher audible noise floor on the MK41 than on the other two mics. The MKH50 was the best, which did not surprise me, second came the MiniCMIT (they were very close to my ears) and lastly the MK41. My room was not completely silent (computer noise) so this of course is not a professional test. I did maybe give the MK41 1-2 dB too much gain, but even then I can see and hear that the noise floor is up to 6-8dB louder then on the other two mics at around 1K. Also one can see the high end noise boost on the MKH50 and the MiniCmit, which look very similar in that manner (also sound more similar then the MKH50 and the MK41 compared to my ears), vs the flat top end noise on the MK41. All the noise seems to be in the audible spectrum on the Mk41, and seems to be "shoved upwards" on the other two mics. On the pictures (one speaking, the other one silence/room/noise only): Yellow: MKH50 Green: MK41-CMC1 Purple: MiniCMIT Does anyone here have some insight on the noise floor of a MK41 and what its supposed to be? Is this by design, is it the older capsule (I will test again with my new one when it arrives)? What experiences do you have on recording very silent sources (whispering, etc) with a MK41? Every insight is helpful for me, as I am only trying to find out if my stuff works correctly ( for the price I like to check stuff 😉 ) Thanks and stay safe!
  9. If you need something midrangy then the Ns10mm (the miniature ones) are very cheap used. I use them not in mono but in stereo in combination with other speakers or course. Still, you will have to learn how those speakers sound on good material and what to listen for, to be able to judge your own mixes, as with any other speaker.
  10. Sennheiser G3 set with SMA mod and Phantom power blocking cables here. No issues and very cheap
  11. mano


    Blue means it's a Send. So you can define a value of how much is sent to the bus. I think this is controlled in the channel setup screen of the specific channel. Manual page 8 CHANNEL TO BUS ROUTING Determines to which bus or buses the channel audio will be sent. When a channel is routed to a bus as a Send (bus box highlighted blue), the Send Gain value is used. When a channel is sent Pre (green) or Post (orange), the Send Gain value is ignored. I hope Im right and this is helpful.
  12. It seems to have an RF loop out!
  13. mano

    DCHT & M2R

    How are you feeling about the high cut at 11-12kHz?
  14. Im looking forward to be in the same situation in some weeks when I have to mix a documentary with 80+ interviews, and editor did not sync my isos to the scratch audio track from camera. It was all timecode synced.... I don't get it really why they did not do it. He thought it sounded good enough with just the cam hop sound (although I told the director and everybody that they have to sync everything up before editing.... ) So I will be missing all my hidden lavs and extra mics, as I normally only send one mic, mostly the boom to the cam. Now reviving this thread, has there been any solution to have pluraleyes like functionality in ProTools or generally for AAF/OMF based projects? It should definitely be part of every professional DAW imo!
  15. mano

    SD 888

    As they have worked with Ambient before ACN integration would be crazily nice. 833 acting as Master Lockit? haha... No really, having 3 A10 Rxs on 3 AES ins would have been very nice, without another heavy box connected. It all means more power consumption, more weight etc...
  16. Thanks Nathan. I made sure I have the "D" variant - my Cos11's are very new. Thanks for the wiring tips. I will go back to the shop that wired them and at least I have something to discuss about. Do you have a wiring scheme or more information on the correct wiring for maximum RF rejection?
  17. Regarding A10 Bluetooth range I finally found time to do some testing. Devices: iPad (6th Gen), older Huawei P9 lite, newer Huawei P9 Smart With the P9 Smart running Android 9 I could not get any connnection at all. Must be a software version problem, very annoying. The older P9 lite needed some refreshing in the app, and the iPad found the A10 instantly. I found that orientation of the A10-TX and the iPad/Huawei made a big impact on signal strength - maybe something I had overlooked in the past when not beeing able to connect and change stuff on a busy set - leading to disabling and completely forgetting about the A10s BT functionality until today. The iPad had the best connection and signal strength when having the screen face TOWARDS the A10-TX. Turning it away from the TX, like you would hold it normally standing before a wired person (facing yourself), reduced signal dramatically! When it was facing the A10, I could be 2m away - turning the iPad around mostly killed the connection. This is a little problematic because the reception is best when facing the A10, but to operate the iPad like that you would stand in between the two devices, which again decreases the reception a lot... I managed somehow to not be in the way by holding it to the side. The Huawei P9 Lite did not really care much about orientation - although I had the impression the phone liked it more when facing AWAY from the A10-TX. More convenient but I felt the connection was a little more unstable than with the iPad. Both devices had the above described reception when beeing held UPRIGHT and NOT HORIZONTAL like you would normally do when looking down on the tablet or phone in your hand. Holding them horizontal decreased signal strength drastically. I may had that wrong in the past! Biggest factor: Having the A10-TX facing TOWARDS the controlling device and having no body(!) in between the devices. When the A10 faced away or against the body, signal dropped the most. Very important for me to know when hiding the TX - with the key hold function activated I never cared if the face was looking away from the body. I could not find a difference with opened or closed battery door (but that would not be practically anyway when hidden under clothing, in a pouch etc.) This led me to the question if the 833 with its external Bluetooth antenna, which should have pretty good range, will get the functions from the app and be able to control the A10-TX directly from the 833 over Bluetooth? This would add some basic ZaxNet functionality to the 833/A10 package. With the ability to maybe connect an even stronger antenna (maybe on a cart) this may be a workable solution? I can't imagine the addition of an connector + external antenna to the 833 only to connect to the SD Remote app. I would really like to hear what is planned for the future integration of the A10 system into the 8-series as this is really important for buying decisions right now, with so much nice stuff coming out from other manufacturers. With competition like the Nova, I really think the time of not saying what's planned is over! Last but not least - not BT related but interesting: I got the tip from my collegue Tjandra Warsosumarto to put some fabric tape around the regular whip antennas to enhance reception when bodymounted. The idea is to create space between the body and the antenna. I can not confirm 100%.... but I have the strongest impression it helped. At least with the last 5 sitdown interviews I did, reception did not completely fail when talent lent back in a chair, burying the TX behind the body. Happened before several times. Maybe this helps someone. Greetings from Austria
  18. Yes, you just made me remember. The SQN Mixers have sweet headphone amps indeed!
  19. Hello everybody. I have several Sanken COS11D wired by a local audio shop for the Audio LTD A10 transmitters. Now I found that sometimes when quick dropping the TX in someones pocket, I get very nasty high frequency RF noise. When I take the TX out and get the cable of the COS11D away from the whip antenna, it goes away. I could reproduce this by coiling up the cable once or twice, holding it parallel to the antenna and moving it towards it. "Works" everytime. Its really bad when the TX is on high power, but also on low power it is noticeable. This does not happen with my DPA6060s - I can wrap that cable around the antenna if I wanted to and no noise at all. Has anybody had similar problems? Maybe the COS11D is wired wrong, so the "RF immunity" of the D series that Sanken says it has does not work properly? Anyone with knowledge on correct wiring for A10s and RF rejection? Any help is appreciated! Thank you
  20. Thanks, very interesting! I would love to see this too for other manufacturers. DADM226DT would be interesting, as it also has the feature of changing the filter band
  21. I asked a local reseller and he told me the DCHT cuts off hard at 10.5 I also heard they raised that number by a firmware update? Or is all of this incorrect? Thanks
  22. Was anybody able to compare the Orca Harness to the KSHRN3? really interested....
  23. Im also looking for a new harness to prevent damaging what hasn't been damaged already. Would also love to see a detailed comparison between the two.
  24. Does anyone know how the filters in the Nova / Micplexer compare to the ones in Audio Wireless's DADM226DT ? I find the DADM226's filtes are not too steep, even if the bandpass window is smaller than Zaxcoms (25 vs 35 MHz), I still find transmitters over 100Mhz away (reduced in RF power of course but still there) Thank you!
  25. It was recommended to me by Zeigermann Audio - also interested if someone has experience with this.
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