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    29 year TV News Camerman/Editor in NY metro. Station was defunded in 2011, June 30th. Forced into early retirement, time to re invent myself and invested in a pre owned 552 from Jared Simmons and a pre owned 302 from Scott Minor and a pre owned 442 from Devendra Cleary and have been doing freelance sound since 2011. I have recently upgraded to the Sound Devices 633 and 6 Lectro 411/srb units with SMQVs and all the industry standard wired mics. The 552 and 442 have moved on to other owners I now use the 633 and 302 and love going to work every opportunity I get!!

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  1. jwill

    Camera Hops

    I Jon I am over that issue! I figure if I am going wireless to camera, I am doing a back up record any how. I have run the M2R to 100% and achieved -20 db to an fs7.
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    Camera Hops

    I went to Lectro M2R and DCHT, small, broadcast quality audio, run on lithium AAs' all day...the pros, the cons cannot be hit with phantom power, and a non locking mini jack! I haven't had any issues with the mini jack but I did have the unit get fried by phantom power! You've got to get phantom blocker cables! My 2cents
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    633 Returns issue?

    She is back... Replaced return B wire harness, replaced digital module flex cable, replaced lcd cover passed alll factory bench tests, confirmed unit is at production specs!! No charge!
  4. jwill

    633 Returns issue?

    She is at the mothership now, SD indicated they would take care of the issue under warranty!!
  5. jwill

    633 Returns issue?

    Line level! SD web site has no info on factory reset? Will re load firmware!
  6. I have recently noticed that on return, one of my 633s has no right return? I have tested 3 different snakes to 3 different cameras, my conclusion, issue with return. Return to mothership at Reedsburg or trust her to the usual suspects?
  7. Ladies and gentlemen I found this IPA quite by accident...one of the BEST ipas I have ever had! Ask my local store about stocking it....he is looking into it!! If you can find it buy some!! Slainte
  8. Yes I have Karl Winkler has addressed this situation, I believe that the disclaimer on phantom power should be addressed in RED at the first page, not page 6 or 7. They are selling this as a camera hop...I did not repurpose this unit, karl also stated that mic level from M2R is preferred....geez oh whiz, next button is P48!! Gonna get the cable that both Whitney Ince and Karl Winkler mentioned!! Locking ring connector and phantom protection needed!! Hate being a guinea pig, expect more from Lectrosonics! I have put phantom accidentally to many receivers from Lectro, never been an issue! SOMEONE CLEARLY HAS DROPPED THE BALL!!
  9. I purchased these units 11-22-19, Lectro drop shipped next day. Put them to work 11-25 everything was AOK! Gain staging and attaining line level to camera a little wonky! Go to use two days later, same camera op, same camera, we were scrambling, camera op says let me mount M2R, he does, I set up my Mixer and the DCHT power it up send tone, see it at DCHT pulsing left, go yo the already powered camera and see one of the switches on the FS-7 is on +48 volts!!! He was shooting B roll day previous and was powering his on camera mic. Ok I think, M2R was not powered up, flick switch to line power the M2R see the tone is going in, see left side pulsing...only buzz into the camera!! FRIED IT!!! No warning in any of Lectros' literature!!! There has to be an in line surge protector of sorts! Ive had srbs for years and I know they have even hit by phantom power and no ill effect!! On way back to the mothership, at cost of 186$ .....plus I'm sure of an expensive repair/ board replacement!
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    DCHT & M2R

    The knob can be locked out via the menu and its only function then is on/off. When its enabled it will act as HP volume in an IFB/IEM situation. I ran DCHT at 35 and M2R at 100 and it went to FS7 set at line level at -20, FS7 pots half open. Further experimentation needed! Snart scan works like a charm and it lasted 7 hrs on lithiums!
  11. Gentlemen thank you for all the terrific ideas...I ended up KISS ing it! 2 MKH 50s with -10 switch on and it sounded mint!! Best JHW
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    DCHT & M2R

    First gig....worked like a charm! Smart tuned on site, synced, linked to Sony FS-7 and worked flawlessly for 7 hours!
  13. No orchestra, playback music stripped of vocal thru a set of Bose speakers, employees are singing!
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