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Steve Foy

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    Location Sound Recordist
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  1. Yes, and other advantages would be that it has power distribution and RF distribution built in
  2. Or a couple of these.......... https://www.minicircuits.com/WebStore/dashboard.html?model=ZFSC-4-1-BNC%2B
  3. Seen this one?......... https://www.bs-rf.com/en/products/rf-distribution/
  4. I have been using the Williams Sound HED 021's with my R1a's and have found them to be excellent and ticked all the boxes. My brief was: small over ear style, lightweight, single lead on one side, mono, right angle plug, reasonable price.
  5. The MKH70 has been an integral part of my arsenal for many years. I find the MKH70 superb for isolating particular effects/dialogue due to it's excellent rear rejection, so for example at a beach if you are pointed away from the waves you will barely hear them. Also great for highly directional applications, I used it a few days ago to track Race Cars around a circuit and it did an exceptional job of not only focusing on particular cars but also pulling in the sound from long distances. Whilst I rarely use it, when I need it there is no substitute and it serves me well. I would definitely class it as a specialty Mic as I only use it in certain circumstances as opposed to my CMIT5U for example which is extremely versatile and covers a wide range of situations.
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    Camera Hops

    I use a Lectrosonics LR combined with a Tentacle. Small, light weight, reliable and never had a complaint from the Camera Dept. The photo shows this combo side mounted on an Alexa Mini but can be mounted on top just as easily...........
  7. Exactly why I switched to R1A's, and they really do sound fantastic. They are solid and take the knocks. Apart from the odd bit of cosmetic damage I have only had one fail in over 10 years from a kit of 14. I find the headphones are more prone to damage and abuse than anything else. If an R1A did get completely trashed or lost I would be billing Production anyway. Steve
  8. Hmmmm, maybe post on the Sound Devices Facebook page for further clarification........... +7.8dBu Max Output does seem low, the 633 for example has Max Output (Line Level) at +20dBu.
  9. Which camera are you referring to ?
  10. Yes, well noted....... I probably should have pointed out that I was speaking relatively in regard to most common headphones used for IFB's.
  11. All this talk of range problems, Antenna's and Mods etc really only confirms that I made the right choice with the R1a's. For Timecode I use Tentacle Boxes. My IFB Kit works hard and often and I am very happy to say that I never have range issues, failures or complaints. Yes the entry price is high and yes the battery life is not as good as Comtek, but you normally get what you pay for and if you change batteries at lunch time you will be fine. One thing to note is that choice of headphones is important as the R1a's prefer higher impedance for optimum sound. I use the Williams Sound HED 021's which are 32 Ohms. My IFB Kit consists of: 1x Lectrosonics UM400a Transmitter 3x Input Leads 14x Lectrosonics R1a Receivers 14x Williams Sound HED 021 Headphones This all fits into 1x 1520 Pelican Case with TrekPak Insert. Cheers, Steve
  12. Gave up on Comtek years ago. It's R1a's for me........... rock solid and consistently good sound. That's what matters. Steve
  13. Even 'Red Dots' don't need that much gain !!!
  14. Steve Foy

    Camera Hops

    I use a Lectrosonics LT and LR's for Mono Camera Links.
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