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  1. Thank you all! Unfortunately only new equipment will be bought. I'm going to check for MBHO, that seems an appropriate solution. Obviously they offer a version with low power P48 consumption and a capsule w/ high output optimized for speech. That meets demands quite well.
  2. Thank you, Jez. I'll have a look. Indeed I had the 8000 series in mind too, but that's nearly the same level as Schoeps, Neumann ... Of course I would like to use an MK4! But it's a more or less permanent installation that will be operated by some non professional. My job is to recommend a mike, let them purchase it and install it in cooperation with construction department. Camera and light guys also just make a concept, install and make it work stand-alone.
  3. Hi, I was asked to plan an audio recording opportunity for a simple one person video recording booth (yes, for social media). A good audio solution seems to me a small diaphragm from a below suspension with a swivel like that one: https://schoeps.de/en/products/accessories/accessories-colette/gvc.html But Schoeps is way too expensive / *too good* for this project. Only alternative I found was from Oktava, but I don't really know that brand ... Do you know anything else? I thought of AKG, Audio Technica, Beyerdynamic, Rode in the price range up to 500€. Or is there any XLR swivel on the market I could combine with a very short small diaphragm? Thx in advance!
  4. Yes, since the DWR-S02 is Sony 15 pin slot only which means unbalanced out and 7 volts input only (native on the sub-d, active adapter required for more features, like the DWA-01). The DWR-S03 offers Unislot pinout as well so you can easily build passive adapters like that one I mentioned above.
  5. Yes, for the successor DWR-S03 https://www.hlaudio.de/sony-pro-audio/hl-audio-dwa-03p25-a.html In this setup that may be the lightest mobile receiver on the market. Both analogue or AES out.
  6. - 24V or even 48V system? I guess there are such batteries and cameras. Same D-Tap, other voltage. Dangerous and not good anyway. - Jim's approach: What if the ground (-) of the power supply was faulty? So (+) was fed correctly into your receiver, but all ground connection went through your audio connection (shield) and so to say through the audio stage. That would explain why audio is damaged now but still an led burning. Well, whatever happened: What a mess, I feel with you
  7. You could use a "hot swap" battery plate in conjunction with an XLR4 AC/DC power adaptor. Such plates are available for several cameras, e.g. for FX9 https://www.videodata.de/shop/media/products/BEBOB_COCO-FX9-V_Manual.pdf. You could just use them without camera of course. That won't charge the battery, but you have a trusty supply. Those hot swaps, as far as I experienced, are a quite mature technique, allow switching from battery to AC and vice versa without any interruption.
  8. The 8-series exceeds the maximum current draw specification* for Hirose - that's why there's a TA4 input and not a Hirose. So if you want to do it right, solder yourself an XLR-4 to TA4 power cable. * only in extreme usage (operating and charging NP batteries at the same time)
  9. The DWR-S02D series needs only 7 volts so the manual says. All slot in adapters like the DWA01 provide a step down to 7 volts to make that rx operate - so your bag would probably work without any 12 volts. You could make a fitting sub d yourself ...
  10. Hands-free? Maybe have a look at sports referee com systems or, even better, horseriding comms like Ceecoach ... They're Bluetooth based, but range is practical.
  11. News to this thread: It works well, very well, at first impression. No distortion, no noise, quite clear and rich sound. I can't say much about the exact output level and about low frequency respsonse. That will take some time for examination and I will write it down here. When switching parallel to a camera hop transmitter (Sony DWT-B01N), there is a slight level drop (about 1-2dB), but still good sound.
  12. Experienced the same on a rather up to date MacPro. I spent a lot of time trying to make it running, installed Virtual Box, ... and gave up at some point. I have been using it on a Windows 11 Laptop now which works well. Since the software is absolutely extensive and great I rather can't complain. My personal advice: Get a used small Windows Laptop, use it in combination with the RF Explorer as a stand alone solution and don't be upset any more.
  13. The 6060 has 134dB max SPL which may not be sufficient for amplified singing on stage, musical instruments like brass or inside a helicopter. But recording dialogue, even shouting, will definitely not distort the mike itself. A rather common value. As Matthias mentioned, it more depends on the transmitters' input stage. MTP40 handles up to +6dBu (when delivering bias) that's industry standard, but not sooo much. But much more than the mentioned ZMT3 (-30dBu, really???). Other transmitters take up to +24dBu or more, so your question could clearly be answered. I guess there is no other choice than trying it out, maybe carrying your kit to a local dealer. I just tried out once a colleague's 6061 and it has about the same level as the MKE1. On the SK6000 I discovered no noticeable noise. Great mike.
  14. And 152 dB max SPL. Seems definitely designed for brass and strings not for thin voices 😞
  15. Someone over here had a similar job recently. He solved it with his MixPre 10, which was quite satisfying for recording ISOs. Multiple cameras, timecode synced, no camera hop, but some IFB rough mix (I guess it was Sony UWP-D) for producers.
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