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  1. That NT6 is quite interesting too. Since it's like the NT5 there won't be downsides. Researching mikes which are beside our daily work is quite interesting btw. I came across the Blue Hummingbird. Does anyone know that?
  2. Had similar issue, but I fear it was less worse. That helped: *Very* thin watchmaker's screwdriver into the rim, pushing and wiggling and pressure air at the same time.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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!
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. - 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
  9. 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.
  10. 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)
  11. 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 ...
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. And 152 dB max SPL. Seems definitely designed for brass and strings not for thin voices 😞
  17. 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.
  18. They didn't reply, so I went on with my research. I will switch over to Neutrik NTL 1 which is way easier to buy here. Also it's more versatile (600/10k) and its pins match with standard universal circuit boards. Due to other projects this will take some time, but I'll keep you informed.
  19. Maybe using Wingman and fixing an old smartphone onto the Cooper ...
  20. Hello, for a ultra light setup I had the idea to convert a MixPre 6-II into an eng mixer. It surprisingly performs absolutely well with 1 or 2 camera hop transmitters and even a wireless camera return. Unbalanced out but no rf noise struggle at any time, at high level output though (+6dBu). But when using the audio output for serious wired applications that little unbalanced 1/8 inch jack is just not suitable enough. So I want to build a small and light passive kind of DI box permanently connected to the mixpre for the bag. The 1/8 jack could stay connected forever and probably held tight by a 3D print. I found no DI boxes on the market that are handy enough for the bag. Yes, there's the Neutrik NA2M, but it only handles up to -3dBu. I found this: https://www.lundahltransformers.com/wp-content/uploads/datasheets/SIB15.pdf which might be right ok. But still a little too bulky and way too expensive. The manual of the SIB15 says that there a only two Lundahl LL1532 transformers built in, which can be purchased as a solo component too: https://www.lundahltransformers.com/wp-content/uploads/datasheets/1532_1593.pdf But when you google the LL1532, many sources call this is Mic level transformer which I don't want. I want to go out unbalanced from the MixPre with +6dBu. Do I need the LL1531 https://www.lundahltransformers.com/wp-content/uploads/datasheets/1531.pdf instead? Or why are the 2x LL1532 in the SIB15 capable up to +12dBu, in the LL1532 datasheet 6dBu less? I'm quite confused, which ones should I order? They are not cheap at all so I don't want to spend money for trial and error. Thx in advance!
  21. AVX worked properly as I mentioned before. It's based on the cordless phone technology DECT (up to 250mW and automatic channel hopping) so there was never a need to worry. Sennheiser never released an AVX version 2 of it which is quite disappointing. There's a lot of unused potential in the system. The handmike SKM-AVX for instance: noisy, low level and only supporting dynamic capsules - making it completely useless as a plant mic. You should take the MKE2 version since the ME2 is a horrible mike as all of us know here. Important: You can't use G2/3/4 or third-party lavs (even if they are named MKE2) on the AVX transmitter because you need a specially shielded mike, because of the enormous RF blown out by the SK-AVX transmitter. Downside: The receiver's battery only lasts 4 hours. But you can change it and feed it with USB power all the time. Sadly the wifi USB output on the Sony FS7 doesn't work for this.. Another downside: no button lock on the receiver. Anyway: Take care of you and the other crew members. Don't get hurt!
  22. Both, the Deity Connect and the AVX system performed well for me. If you can live that latency. Deity is a little more noisy and hasn't got interchangeable batteries, but quite cheap per ch. You get some remote features and you can connect two receivers (4 channels) to automatically coordinate frequencies. You can remotely switch rf power and latency to improve range or save battery life. No comparison to a pro system, but maybe ok.
  23. AT 875R in Rycote Invision Video and with proper windscreen. More cost effective is impossible. Also very compact in length.
  24. Sorry, misunderstood. I meant compatible to an ENG camcorder receiver slot. Wisy, Sennheiser, Lectro, Audio Ltd, Sony, MiPro, Shure ...
  25. Slot-In receivers that may be operated in Sony camcorders never draw more than 4 watts. Because the Sony slot doesn't provide more. Major problem for manufacturers to design such low energy devices.
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