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  1. I remember weak RF from a woman who was wearing a quilted thermal jacket. It took long before we found out that there was a layer of aluminium inside.
  2. Almost always seen in interrogation room scenes over here: Schoeps, Neumann KM or MHK40 on the table. No police dept would spend so much money on a simple interrogation recording system 😄
  3. At least one wavelength, as said by Shure. I've got a vintage Sennheiser system operating on VHF 37 MHz (bought just for fun on ebay years ago). The manual says the antennas have to be 8 meters apart 😄
  4. In an ENG workflow like I've been doing quite often, it's absolutely useful. When there is no time and no location manager around to turn off the noise, it's as good as gold. Recently a camera person said that she wondered how I managed to boom so clear voices near a street with a lot of traffic ... just a little mystery but I admitted. So, for those SQN style productions where you mix directly it makes a lot of sense. I often had wished for something like this for years and knew it would be available some day. For fictional and properly recorded iso tracks it rather ma
  5. Huh, difficult. Maybe it is possible to hide a supercardoid in plain sight? If there are bags n stuff lying around or even ambience microphones (e.g. for tv broadcast) mounted near him, no one would recognize just another (your) mike on a low stand.
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    scorpio!

    Good idea, Peter. I only have an 833, but even configuring just six channels to the same status can be exhausting. It would also help designing clean standard setups for different tasks.
  7. As the others here say: way better. But - it depends theoretically. I have measured around a lot, some time ago with the AVX system and found out that it's able to transmit 20Hz-20kHz without any audible artifacts and high dynamics. It tested a lot, also with "difficult" sounds. The only thing it can't transmit properly is Tone haha. It works rock solid over a short distance. So a very good basic principle, soundwise theoretically vastly superior to any analogue system. But Sennheiser made the mistake to never having developed a generation 2 AVX - there are neither professiona
  8. Iron, that document says that there's no auto mixer control on the 633. Seems that SD has to update it: I remember having used Dugan - and the corresponding LED on the CL12 was on in each selected channel. Wingman gave more detailed visual feedback. This worked well.
  9. Did it lately. Works. Though I was running the latest firware, I faced some minor bugs. - once the meter views in Wingman were freezing - sometimes Wingman app would reboot itself all of a sudden - often 633 wouldn't boot properly, resulting me pushing menu button for 10 seconds ... I must say that I was running all devices (633, CL12, receivers, Lockit, Ipad) all on one v-mount battery which probably is not the best idea because it may draw too much power during the process of switching on. But no problems with recording or files. I'm used to using the CL1
  10. Get some ground loop isolator for about 10 dollars. It is available for RCA or 1/8" plug und you will be fine. Second possibility is a dc/dc isolator which is a little more expensive and requires soldering.
  11. You definetely need this bulky and heavy (and expensive) thing. Without it, there is only unbalanced output, and you mustn't run the S02D on 12 volts. In the DWA, there's a current converter to 7,2V. That's why there's no such cable on the market. It get's better with the DWR-S03 because it's available for Unislot also. Which you can easily adapt.
  12. Inevitable: The gray "sock" on the boom.
  13. True. That's where most semi pro filmmakers and fixed installations (used by no professionals like e.g. in houses of worship, by hobby music bands) operate today in GER. That band is free and fine. If they don't use old stuff 🙂
  14. There are already a couple of other systems like this especially for the horse riding market, e.g. Ceecoach. I guess they are based on bluetooth technology. I once saw a camera crew specialized to only record / stream horseriding events, who themselves are experienced riders. They used such a system as Intercom. Range was from their "OB van" to cameras throughout the (crowded) riding arena. Cheep and good solution, was quite impressed. Intercom systems for sports referees (e.g. soccer) are also quite interesting - reliable products beyond our soundie's horizon.
  15. Absolutely. I would suggest the lowest band, that's where I find most frequencies in this area. Btw. there are new rules in GER since april: You don't need a licence any more for your stuff, but you're only permitted to use it when you can declare that you make a living with sound. Non-pros must use other defined bands like 823 MHz, 863 MHz, 1,8 or 2,4 GHz.
  16. As long as the audio connection to your other USB bank powered devices (wireless receivers / transmitters) is balanced, this will probably work. Otherwise you will most likely get some dc/dc transforming and ground related noise.
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    Sennheiser XSW

    I don't need it for typical multichannel productions. But yes, there are jobs like: News, sports, run'n'gun. Broadcasted same day, sometimes even same moment (via 4G backpack on camera). Mostly one or few channels. Hard to say, as always. Interior probably equal to a worn out G2/G3, exterior 30 metres. It strongly depends if there is line of sight between TX and RX, which, for me, is given most of the time when it's mounted on camera and on the mixer. With people, animals, metal (e.g. vehicles) or glass windows between the units, the range will decrease dramatically. But
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    Sennheiser XSW

    Have been using it as a camera return feed for about a year and am quite convinced. No gain staging, directly out of camera's headphone (with DC blocking) into TX and RX directly connected to mixer's RTN input. In some environments there are immediate disturbances, probably by wifi and bluetooth. The worst connection that I had was in a hotel lobby at a red carpet event. I discovered that, most of the time, this can be solved by switching off and on again. Seems to sync on a new channel then.
  19. Thx for the info, so not worth a try. I have used some type of HD 280 predecessor very few times. That was many years ago and I remember being quite disappointed.
  20. Interesting, that looks like a solution! That's a very good tip! Does anyone know or even use Sennheiser HD 300 Pro? Are they suitable for our work or just another DJ phones?
  21. Too bad. IRig Pro from IK and the Rode i-XLR deliver perfect sound. They're about the same as an external audio interface like you would use on a laptop.
  22. No, I must admit that I never worked with it. I got to know a lot Sennys, Schoeps, Rodes and some semi-pro AT.
  23. Ask 100 soundies and you will get 200 answers 🙂 All I can say that I never heard an interference tube microphone with less indoor interference tube artifacts like the 8060. But that's not really an answer to your question ...
  24. I once was lucky and came across the Sony DWX DWT-P01 together with an MKH 8060 and was stunned. I had never before (and never after) heard such a transparent solution. All frequencies present, no clipping at high and no noise at low levels. The receiver wad connected to the recorder via AES of course.
  25. Good idea. The voltage setting on the 664 is quite annoying because you can only set the battery type, not concrete voltages. I have set it to NiMH altough I run the machine on a 14,4 Lithium V-Mount battery. If set to "Lithium Ion", it's going to warn and shut down far too early.
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