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  1. Eric Toline

    What to do with 600-698 MHz wireless systems?

    OTOH Just use your present wireless until those bands are too crowded to be used reliably. I know lots of local mixers who have never used wireless below 600Mhz and have no problem with them not working properly. They will continue to use their systems and change to new freqs only when conditions force them to do that.
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    Better Bolts for the HN 7506

    Loctite comes in different strengths. The RED is forever, the BLUE can be loosened with a heat gun. Choose wisely.
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    Standard Analog Cable for AES signal

    At a 1 ft distance you won't have any issues or tell the difference.
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    New from Lectro.

    1000 Euro is $1158.77. U.S. price is $1179. Can save $20.23 by flying to Europe to buy it there.
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    Sanken Cs-M1 new mike

    The shock mount is the Inv-6 HG as part of the Rycote Softie Kit for the Sanken CS-M1. $129.00 The Softie alone is $88.00.
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    Sanken Cs-M1 new mike

    I think that if you replaced the fur on the new windscreen for the CS-M1 with a BBG structure/frame of the same size you would have a winner in my mind.
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    Sanken Cs-M1 new mike

    If the rear most lyre was around the output XLR body it could be done but that's not very practical.
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    Sanken Cs-M1 new mike

    The Windshield 10 kit sells for $600 here in the US. Not exactly an impulse buy. Based on my experience with the BBG for MKH 50 mics, I'd take the BBG over almost anything else. Plus there's big difference in price between the WS-10 & a BBG.
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    Sanken Cs-M1 new mike

    It would be nice if Rycote offered a smaller sized BBG for the CS-M1.
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    Sanken Cs-M1 new mike

    I would think that if it is available by Rycote they feel it does the job for that mic. There is no pleasing everyone, for everyone who find fault with it there will be someone who loves it.
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    Sanken Cs-M1 new mike

    Now available a Rycote Zepp for the CS-M1, $88.00
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    Handy soldering gadget

    A small ( 3-4") swivel base bench vise will do every thing hot holder will do. Just learn how tight to close the jaws so you don't deform the connector.
  13. The longer length antenna is for a lower frequency most likely the Sennheiser "A" block. The shorter antenna looks to be for the Sennheiser "C" block. While they might work to a degree with each other you'll get much better performance if both were for the same block as your TX & RX.
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    Co-Axial connectors right angle

    Damn, now you put the hex on them. Thanks for the kind words.
  15. Looking to find 760k right angle co-axial power connectors with screw on locking collars for Zaxcom RX units. Either connectors only or molded on 18" to 24" length. Anyone?
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    Gordon Moore of Lectrosonics to give Webinar!

    I watched it yesterday and it was very well done. Gordon explained all the FCC rules & regs affecting all wireless users and manufacturers for the next two years (July 2020) when it becomes carved in stone. It should be available on the net soon and users should watch it to get the latest up to date info on how they will be affected by the new changes. Here's the link: http://www.videomantis.com/…/vault-talk-spectrum-re-alloca…/
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    Adapting Sennheiser G3 wired mics for use with Sony UWPs

    I'm not sure if the labels on the 3.5mm TRS are for the wires or the solder points. If it's the solder points then they are reversed as the solder tab on the left marked as RING is the TIP solder point on that connector, same goes for the right side tab which is indicated as TIP but is connected to the ring on that connector. After further consideration and study I believe the Ring & Tip indicators show which wire goes where.
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    Co-Axial connectors right angle

    Thanks David but I found the exact assembly I was looking for from Gene Martin at Sound Guys Solutions.
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    Adapting Sennheiser G3 wired mics for use with Sony UWPs

    Congratulations on a job well done. I'm going to copy your diagram for my wiring cheat sheet.
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    News from Audio, Ltd

    "Audio Limited to Offer Recording Feature on U.S. A10-TX Wireless Transmitters WATFORD, U.K., 2 JULY, 2018 – Audio Ltd. announces the introduction of a powerful new recording feature for A10-TX Digital Wireless transmitters sold in the U.S. market. Available on 9 July, 2018, firmware revision 2.0 brings built-in recording from balanced microphone and line-level inputs to the A10-TX. “The built-in recorder and timecode generator in the A10 transmitter have been great tools for our users. Up until now U.S. customers have not been able to take advantage of these features,” says Kishore Patel, managing director of Audio Ltd. He adds, “Version 2.0 brings recording to U.S. market A10-TX transmitters for boom microphones and other balanced microphone and line-level sources. In these applications, the A10 is not worn by the actor or presenter.” Audio Ltd A10-TX Transmitter with A-Boom accessory A10-TX Digital Wireless Transmitter with A-BOOM accessory The A10 Digital Wireless System includes two components, the A10-TX transmitter and A10-RX two-channel receiver. The A10 U.S. system operates in UHF frequencies, from 470 to 608 MHz (470 to 694 MHz internationally). Up to 15 systems can operate simultaneously in a U.S. television channel. The system is fully digital– microphone signals are converted to digital at the transmitter and remain digital all the way through to the receiver’s output. A digital system offers superb full-bandwidth, full-dynamic-range audio without the audible artifacts associated with analog RF links. The A10-TX transmitter offers a universal audio input accepting two-wire lavalier microphones, balanced microphones (selectable 12V or 48V phantom power), and balanced line-level signals. It includes an integrated digital recorder with a precision timecode generator (recording not available with lavalier microphones in U.S. market transmitters). An internal microSD card in the transmitter stores audio data in proprietary .mic format. The free Mic-to-WAV utility for Mac OS and Windows converts .mic files into industry-standard broadcast WAV files with timecode. Audio Ltd A10 System On location shot of the A10-TX Digital Wireless Transmitter with A-BOOM accessory. Photo credit: Quartal Studio The wideband two-channel A10-RX is the companion receiver for the A10-TX. The A10-RX is available in either a slot mount A10-RX-SL or cabled A10-RX-XLR model. More information on new features with 2.0 firmware, such as frequency scanning with the Sound Devices 688 mixer/recorder and SL-6 powering and wireless accessory will be available on 9 July, 2018."
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    Rates, rates, rates

    Everyone's financial situation is different. For most $500 a day all is a non starter for others it in can be a life saver. Desperation often clouds judgement.
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    Squealing Neumann KM185

    Could be the 48v power in what ever the mic is plugged into. The tone bursts are a bit surprising. If you can't recreate the problem then chalk it up to a one time thing.
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    Sanken Cs-M1 new mike

    The CS-M1 is the same overall pattern (super cardioid) as the MKH 50 but a bit narrower which shows up as more useable reach. With it's built in non adjustable frequency response it has a bit less low end than the 50 as it remains fairly flat to 40hz. The CS-M1 also goes down to 40hz but it's about 10db down at that point as it's LF rolloff starts at about 100hz and rolls off 10db in a 60hz slope until 40hz. Quite honestly you'll never miss it for dialog. The rear rejection is superb, if you turn the rear of the CS towards the person speaking it sounds like they left the room. As an FYI, the latest information from Sanken says delivery to U.S. dealers should start at the end of this month (August) or early/mid September.
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    Sanken Cs-M1 new mike

    Thank you for confirming what I have been saying about the CS-M1.
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    Sanken Cs-M1 new mike

    I'm not that familiar with the 2 so I really can't comment. I do know of one mixer who hand been using only the CS3e as his only boom mic for years who retired it after buying a CS-M1 from me and using it. That you will get, about 4-6 ft more useable reach as the CS-M1 has a slightly narrower pattern and gradual LF rolloff starting at about 100hz down to 40hz. There's nothing below 100hz you need for dialog so it's not a concern.