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  1. Constantin

    Digital + Analog

    So you mean that you would prefer going analog out of e.g. the Zaxcom receivers?
  2. Constantin

    Digital + Analog

    No no, I got that. I didn’t think you were suggesting that. I was referring to you first comment without quoting it (which was perhaps stupid). I don’t know the context of that discussion, but it’s always a stupid statement to be honest, because it’s never true whatever the context. I know you were using that as a jumping board and I did find it interesting, because I hadn’t considered that the SRC might be just as detrimental and latent to the signal as the a-d converter. But I don’t know that and haven’t run any tests and without knowing how the manufacturer implemented the SRC it’s difficult for uscto know. Some SRCs convert to analog and then resample. If that were the case here it really wouldn’t matter anymore
  3. Constantin

    Digital + Analog

    Now that doesn’t make any sense. I mean the original statement that it wouldn’t matter in the real world, because the SRC would bring it up to 48k. In terms of frequency content it would still be a 32k signal. But you‘re right that is an interesting question and I‘d be curious to hear if anyone has any insight. With an existing 48k signal coming out of the receiver I would guess that the SRC would be less detrimental to the signal than da/ad conversion, since it’s only 48k - 48k.. But with the 32k signal blown up to 48 who knows? My hunch is that it‘d be better to stay digital, but I don’t know
  4. Constantin

    Choosing boom pole

    Those collars are quite nice, but I prefer those of a Panamic boom. Those things just ooze quality and craftsmanship
  5. Constantin

    Digital + Analog

    I used to, and sometimes I still do, but for various reasons on most jobs I have now gone fully to Lectro. There is absolutely no problem to mix digital and analog system, regardless of full digital like Zaxcom or digital hybrid like Lectrosonics or analog like some Sennheiser. It doesn’t really matter if you use a system‘s analog or digital outputs, either. As long as your recorder has good A-D converters and sample rate converters on every digital input. It’s kind of stupid though, to take a digital Zaxcom (or Audio Ltd) signal, convert it to analog, and then convert it to digital again at the recorder. It’s best to minimize conversions. They can, possibly, degrade the signal a bit and the process could add to the latency. Latency is the one big issue, but it can be dealt with
  6. Constantin

    Digital + Analog

    Yes, but you can use an analog output out if the receiver. I think that‘s what the OP was getting at
  7. And I didn’t say that you did, but you’re right I did mis-read your post to a certain degree. I did say that I agreed with most of it, but somehow I thought you said the OP should INVEST in something else first, instead of INVESTIGATE first. Looking back now I‘m not sure how I could misread that, but I did. My apologies.
  8. Constantin

    Where is the Senator?

    Yes! Hope he comes back here
  9. Yes to the above and it also doesn’t make a lot if sense to me that some would say, or at least imply, that the 8060 can’t handle loud sounds as well as the 416. Both mics‘ max spl is within a dB of each other, so basically the same. Same with sensitivity, both very similar. The output of the 8060 may be hotter, but then you just need to gain down on your recorder. That would be a good thing. This would help you especially when recording quiet sounds (and in my opinion that is far more demanding in every aspect of your recording chain than loud sounds), because there will be less hiss added from the recorder‘s preamp. Contrary to what Grant above may have implied, I think a good mic is a very good starting point to improve your gear. I would definitely buy a great mic before I‘d buy a great recorder. Both 416 and 8060 will do you well and I would stop worrying about it. By the time you find your recordings lacking something or hyping other things, you get your next great mic. A great mic is hardly ever a waste of money.
  10. The Tac!t is absolutely unusable with Zaxcom transmitters, absolutely not possible. Horrible rfi. Rycote wanted to look into it, but instead I think they discontinued it (but I‘m not sure)
  11. Incidentally, since others have mentioned the mic, I‘m selling a Neumann KMR81...
  12. I think both mics are wrong for sfx recording, and my very own personal opinion is that both are wrong for pretty much anything. If you must choose between those two, I‘d pick the 8060
  13. Constantin

    Deity Connect.

  14. Constantin

    Micplexer 2 vs. BSRF AS-122

    So does this mean that you‘d recommend always to use a narrowband filter with any Zaxcom receiver? I would have thought that without any distro at all the receiver has to work through all sorts of interference, including that from walkies. Isn‘t a wideband distro presenting the same amount of rf to the receiver as there would be without the distro?
  15. Constantin

    Sony FS7 Timecode

    Sony states 1 frame per hour drift if nothing is connected... Maybe try regen instead of preset?