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    Location Recordist based in Auckland, New Zealand.

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  1. Yep, the manual doesn't really hint at it but it can do 32bit float. Odd because the early release notes mentioned it.. Anyway, here's a screenshot confirming from a test recording I just made on my non US model SXR4+.
  2. The SXR4+ already uses dual A/D's and CAN record at either 24 or 32Bit. That is why there is a US version, because of the "Zaxcom dual A/D patent issue".. See here: https://www.sonosax.ch/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/AUDIO_PATENTS.pdf I suppose the next question is, what will Zaxcoms response be to this Zoom dual A/D recorder?
  3. Fellow Kiwi here! There's a Sonosax R4 for sale on ebay currently if your budget can stretch to that, works out around $3.8k NZD, well worth it IMHO for 4x top quality pre's. I have a R4+ and it sounds awesome, great for SFX etc. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Sonosax-SX-R4/183746399530?hash=item2ac8238d2a:g:0YMAAOSwDK9cZbtD Here's what I do in my down time with the R4+
  4. That's a common sign that you're using a standard analogue cable for a digital signal, been there done that. A quick search turned up this: The key difference between twisted pair specifications for digital audio cable and standard analog audio cable is the impedance specification. http://www.beldencables-emea.com/en/products/pro-broadcast-products/audio_cables/audio/audio-digital/index.phtml
  5. It does sound awesome, I've often thought of getting one.. Is it for a specific project?
  6. I think you need to reread what I've written in this thread, I've never stated the 416 was a bad mic, just that if the OP is having 'self noise' issues considering what he's recording there's something wrong with the workflow somewhere, thats all. I've done foley, field and post recording using this mic, it should perform fine for all the tasks the OP mentioned without noise issues. Now I've heard the uploads I have to say of course the quiet bits will have some noise in relation to the loud parts of the file. That's obvious given the dynamic range of the recordings. Maybe Jay Rose, a very experienced postie needs to chime in and add some reality to this.. I'm out of here..
  7. FYI: The output is rated at .6 amps , I run a SRB & 2x 401's with no issues. Just look on the side of a lectro rx and do the maths, the SRB is rated @ 120 mA at 12 VDC (from the manual). It means I don't need a BDS, very handy. BTW, I use a petrol 607 for my setup, this an old photo but you get the idea. Here in New Zealand it's not such a RF heavy environment and I find the 401's work fine and actually prefer their sound and range to the SRB (using um400a's Vs smqv's at 100milliwatts on the SR) Yeah I know the theory says otherwise but I've been using this setup for the last several years and can say that from experience and 25+ years in the field..
  8. If those are the sounds you're recording and complaining that the mic is too noisy, you're doing something wrong and it's your recorder or a faulty mic. BTW, what is your recorder? Please don't say a zoom (the F series is ok, H not so much) I've used multiple 416's over the years with various professional recorders and never had that mic sound noisy with those sort of sounds. Something is wrong somewhere & you need to investigate more before spending money on a new mic. Just my opinion and as always I reserve the wright to be wrong. Grant.
  9. Check out the Sonosax group on facebook, there's a few examples there. I think most have gone for the Orca OR34 when using the R4+/AD8 (from memory).
  10. What Jon said. As others have noted, what sort of FX are you recording that require such a quiet mic? Also, even 13db self noise is quiet. I use a mkh 40/30 m/s pair and find self noise (mkh30 is 13dbA, mkh40 is 12dbA) isn't generally an issue unless my locations are VERY quiet, under 32dB SPL I start to get a bit of mic noise. (yep some of my recording locations are under that) Make sure you're not cranking the h/phones too loud as that can give the impression that you have more self noise than you actually do. Don't forget often what sounds noisy in h/phones is often ok on speakers. Well, depending on what you're recording..
  11. Another handy hint is to drink coconut water in the summertime, it's natures powerade/gatorade.
  12. Sounds like a faulty battery? , contact whoever sold it to you as they do fail. (other batteries charge fine?) I have 2x 48Wh, 3x 96Wh. No issues after 18 months, have both the RSS & IE single bay chargers and am very happy. Love being able to see the realistic run time on my mixer with a load (SXR4+) rather than guess as I did with NP1's.
  13. There was a mention of delivery at the end of the year or early next.. Best to follow Sonosax on FB for updates. https://www.facebook.com/sonosax/ or https://www.sonosax.ch/category/news/
  14. I currently use the PS607 for my SXR4+, sure the OR30 has slightly more room but honestly I prefer the 607 as it seems to conform to my body rather then sit against it. I'd recommend trying the OR30 on before purchasing, you'll understand what I'm saying then.
  15. I've been using them for about 18 months with no issues. 48Wh will run my SXR4+/ lectro SR/ 2x lectro 401 for around 6hrs. Have a read here, this article should help you. https://chapterfour.com/blog/technology/power/smart-battery-shopping-guide/
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