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  1. I'll have to give that a try. This will be the first K-tek pole that I've owned that has this issue. I've had a PSC, Loon, and Ambient QX poles that didn't have this issue so it came as a surprise in K-teks new line. Side note - K-tek's current KP pole's knuckles and feel remind me of Loon's though not as refined. By far Loon's collars/collarette are the best that were manufactured in the US. Everything else about them needed a redesign. Gabe
  2. Hi all, Anyone have any issues with Ktek's newer klassicpro TA (TX adapter bottom; 'winglet'). It seems that any standard Neutrek connector will not lock into the adapter whether it be the old generation connector to the newer ones. My Zaxcom HM plug-on won't even lock in. Pictures below. I visited Ktek today to see if my TA was a defect. Unfortunately it does not seem so since I tried another TA from them with my cables and same result, not locking. Supposedly they were using a current generation of Neutrik connector as a test piece that was locking it in place. This connector locked into mine but doesn't help me at all. A lot of my XLR's has the older generation of Neutrik connector. I've been told that Wisycom plug-ons and Sennheiser plug-on's has this issue also. Can anyone confirm if Lectrosonics plug-on is a problem? Thanks, Gabe
  3. So after a few weeks... - You can have various mAh batteries charging at the same time. - The brands I am using currently on the charger are the PowerX 2700 and Panasonic Enelops Pro 2450 (Several years old) - I haven't tried the discharge feature yet. - The charger was acting a bit funny during the first few days. It would start charging the PowerX batteries (Brand new) with a green light than go red light with no charging on the LED meter with a quarter to half charge; like the display stalled. Sorry I have no pictures. After a bit more fiddling on the power connector to the charger its working fine as intended. As Constantin has mentioned, the fan is loud; from another adjacent quiet room, you'll hear it slightly with the door open. Not ideal if your in a hotel room and have the charger going. Also, I wouldn't travel with the charger, the plastic body seems like it wouldn't take a beating very well. I disconnect the charger every time I use the batteries, though I pretty much do that with all my chargers. The caddies are nice. They don't seem to ruin the outer jacket of the batteries like the other caddies we are used too. Gabe
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    Hopefully no more Zaxnet whine especially with the integration of the QRX212's?! Wishful thinking?! <Shrug> Gabe
  5. I received mine today. And have a few questions: - Can you have various levels of mAh batteries charging at the same time; can you have 2 2450mAh and 6 2700 mAh charging at the same time? - What is the lowest mAh battery that the charger will accept? - Are there certain brands that do well or worst with the charger? - How do you know after pressing the discharge button that the batteries are actually discharging? - Are the battery indicators suppose to flash to indicate charging cause mine goes from flashing with a green light to not flashing, red light when all the batteries are not even full. I am using Powerx 2700 mAh batteries only on the charger. Gabe
  6. Using TRX2.5 with 4060 SLIM (Hi sens.) also. Per se no issues, maybe losing some freq.'s due to it not being low DC but with the work I do, no one will notice. Apologies if this is hijacking the post but Pindrop, when using the SLIM snorkel, do you tape the back-end, almost covering the grill to make it stay in the button hole? I've tried and always get a nasty rubbing sound. Gabe
  7. Black wrap wrapping the TX with at least a foot or more (The more distance the better) of separation from the IFB200.
  8. Is the only difference between the 3 versions is the suspension like Rycote's hard and soft lyre's? Or does the whole mount contribute to the effect? Gabe
  9. I've been getting TC sync (Green TC light) with my ERX on firmware 1.34 with TC JAM MUTE TIME set to 1000MS on Dragon firmware 5.2.4. On my next run with the Dragon, I'll be trying firmware 1.37. Gabe
  10. I consistently use mine for the most part as advertised by Zaxcom since I use their QRX systems; input gain control (only for my boom), Zaxnet TX gain control, frequency adjustment, PFL, and Stop/REC. Its a panel I can't live without so mine stays on all the time. Gabe
  11. In Los Angeles about 50-60% of my work revolve around plugging into camera for primary audio either through TA-5 RF hop or a beta snake so the I/O side would be essential for easy access. Though I would love a smaller footprint bag like a modded OR-30, the amount of gear I have that lives currently in my PS602 necessitates a larger bag so I am hopefully the OR-41 fits that need. I am waiting around for the KTek version and also this one and love how much certain manufactors are now listening to a lot of end users. Gabe
  12. Hi Dave. Here is my current setup with a PEGz 2. The FP8 will hopefully stay attached to the Nomad all the time even if I use my Mix 8. The placement of the Micplexer 2 is due to my TX for camera hops which goes to the far upper right side ext. pouch. The RF cabling I just run behind the RX's; sandwiched between the RX's and the flap to the front pouch. The one thing I don't like about my current config is the wasted space I have between the FP8 and my RF stuff. I would like to put my LAV pouch and accessories box there but ain't enough room. So everything goes in the front pouch; everything mentioned previously, pens, dry erase, AA's, transpore, gold mount battery for power. I'm hoping that the side pouches on the Stingray will hold all that. Gabe
  13. Please be consident of the FP8 with the Nomad; make room for it. Pretty please! :-) Gabe
  14. +1 to what Eric said. Happy Birthday Jeff! Gabe
  15. Apologies if I'm hijacking the thread but didn't wanna start a new one for this and the thread was the most current on Loon's. This was sorta custom made for me from Audio Department in Burbank, CA. I didn't like the wing style from Loon and very much wanted something similar to K-Teks CCR's or PSC's version. After several years of having this idea in the back burner for my Loon, I asked them to come up with something. This is the end result and I am extremely happy. Gabe
  16. Hi Cody, very cool setup with the venue and 633. Would you mind explaining how you rigged your Dipoles in the front pouch please? I've been trying to find a workable solution. Thanks. Gabe
  17. Hi Bernie. The Cinela Piano will not fit in the case. Even if you broke down the Piano by taking the top part off, its a no go. Sorry. Gabe
  18. I got my 52 case a few days ago and its the case I've been waiting for to store my boom poles. I love it! Thank you to Dave, Brenda, and Karen for the excellent service and chat when I stopped by. Gabe
  19. The front pouches, can they support a zaxcom TRX/STA setup?
  20. Hi Nate, has anyone who has bought the HD26 Pro experience any ultra-low level cable noise; mechanical noise; if the cable gets rub or bounces into anything, the noise travels up into the headphone. I am experiencing this and to my ears a sub-sonic rumble that is bugging the crap outta me. I ain't experiencing this with the HD25-1-II. I am wondering if the cable material is the issue.
  21. I had this issue a few months back with 3 C300 on an interview. The only way we could solve it was to rearrange which of 2 monitors that were AC'ed were going to which cameras. Also putting ground lifts on the 2 monitors. Unfortunately I heard the ground loop on the camera itself and my camera return to my Nomad so I had to deal with it; usually I'd only hear it on my return when it happens. I don't remember if any lighting was running off the same circuit as the monitors too. Gabe
  22. On 5D's where production wants some scratch track on it, an ERX. Usually that consists of my feed from Nomad and a 'video mic' through a Y-cable. Just a couple days ago, I used a prod. company's ERX's and cables for their 5D's. Their SOP was TC coming out of the ERX while a 'video mic' was hooked up all through a y-cable they ordered. A TC slate would only be used during interviews not for B-roll. On a side note and sorta off topic, the same prod. company would also run a RED Epic along side the 5D's so I would use my modded ERX and feed TC and scratch audio to the EPIC. As Justin said "BAD ASS"! Gabe
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