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  1. simple belt driven is the way to go... 


    and totally manual. 


    i have the funk firm turntable with ortofon red. 


    sounds fantastic. 


    needs the cartridge\stylus to be calibrated (physical) every now and then. 




  2. 18 hours ago, Dalton Patterson said:



    I stumbled across these videos on youtube some time ago. They are the best I have seen. 


    "If you go to page 3 of your NASA handbook". Lol. 

    While these may be the way it is done out there - a LOT of it is overkill for the work we do with the equipment we handle. 

    Some of the good practices - keeping the iron tip tinned, using the ideal quantity of solder for a joint, care in tinning the cable, et al. 

    Some of the things not really needed for what we work with - frequent cleaning procedures with kimwipes - the soldering iron tip, the solder itself and multiple cleans of the job work (the item being soldered)... 
    Having said this - a lot depends on exactly what is the job at hand... (if one is doing SMD IC replcements - a lot of what is in the video applies. if one is just doing XLR connectors - no...)

    As for your predicament - the information is not enough to provide a sensible remedy. 

    I would want to know: 
    Which Hakko unit?
    How old is the tip? 
    What solder are you using/how old is it/how was it stored? Need to know composition and gauge 
    Did you clean and tin the tip before attempting anything at all? 
    Did you use a liquid flux from a flux pen or a syringe before trying to melt the existing solder junction?  

    So many questions... 

    TO Dalton: OF COURSE the real good stuff is STILL available. I wonder why you say it isn't.



  3. 6 hours ago, ramallo said:


    In Europe is more easily to find RG213 than the RG8 (both are close), up to 30m without amplification (500MHz) (5dB loss), but 11mm of diameter. The LMR240 is nice, is a bit thicker than the RG58 (6,1mm instead 5,5mm of the RG58), up to 22m for a 5dB (550MHz), but is a bit stifther than the RG58


    LMR240 Ultraflex is there... 

  4. On 11/3/2020 at 1:26 PM, Fred Salles said:


    Hi Soundtrane, do you know the reference(s) of the correct ODU Lemo3 screw-on compatible connector to order? 



    you wont find it there. Ambient commissioned them to make it. you can get it from Ambient... 

  5. 8 hours ago, Valentine said:

    The ones I have just discovered from another thread here are called RED16 connectors, I think made by Cable Techniques. I have been replacing my mics with these as they break, so far so good.


    This looks like the ODU connector rebranded. the ODU connector was commissioned by Ambient Munich. 

  6. Just now, henrimic said:


    True, I have experienced these problems recently. But there is a very simple, elegant and cost effective solution. Instead of a Roger basestation, simply use a Comtek or a Senny IEM, and plug the receiver in the Phonak Multimedia Hub. https://www.raycom.co.uk/product/roger-multimedia-hub/

    It's a simple small transmitter that you can put in the pocket of the talent and it's feeded by a simple 3.5 mini-jack.

    The only 2.4 GHz part goes from the pocket to the earpiece and the total range of the system is the one of your Comtek.

    This transmitter cost the half of the price of the base station, but you need one per talent.

    If your talent can't wear any receiver there is also a repeater that extend the range of the base station.



  7. 8 hours ago, Ed White said:

    Why do you "have to" use an earwig with an induction loop? What do you mean by induction loop? The kind that is hidden under an actors costume with a receiver, or do you plan on running an induction loop around the set? Both options WAY less desirable than just renting a modern base station and RF earwig,(s)?

    imho... induction earpieces are more reliable than RF although the quality of sound may be lesser than RF. personal experience after thoroughly testing the ROGER RF system from Phonak. It takes a lot more effort to ensure sensible 2.4G coverage over a space, plus susceptibility to interference from stronger wifi signals etc. 

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