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  1. This is a good point. As a Zaxcom user (of their recorders, IEM and Camlink) I'm keen to jump onto the Nova, but as I lack any of their wireless I have no transmitters to repurpose. The cost of a Nova plus the slot-in receivers AND a whole bunch of TX is just too much. I'd prefer to buy the wireless side first but that's only practical if Zaxcom release a breakout box that will take a slot in RX that can be wired to my Nomad or Maxx (and no, not an RX12 which is large and heavy). I think they'd sell a whole boatload of gear if they made one. Be more competitive with the Wisy.
  2. I'd be curious to see if this came to Nomad. Not holding my breath though.
  3. Excellent news! I wonder if the SRC will have modes that make it easy to listen to G3 and vice versa. Or even Wisycom...
  4. Looking at the legal info Matt dug up elsewhere I think you are correct. A market share of over 30% on a product seems to allow the parent company some restrictions, but buyers are still allowed to 'passively' approach distributors in other EU countries or purchase online. Restricting that appears to break EU law.
  5. I only gave the complete figure in answer to Brickbeards post. It illustrates that the 'almost-the-same' VAT rates as irrelevant to the price differential. Matt has sensibly listed them ex VAT. At current exchange rates between £ and € prices ex VAT on the basic CL12 would be : UK = £1950 ITALY = £1424
  6. That's true Brickbeard. It does say on the website. That would make little difference though as Matt has listed the UK prices as also requiring VAT addition at 20%. Including both countries VAT and based on current exchange rates : UK price basic CL12 = £2340 Nagrit (Italy) CL12 = £1737 Big difference. I think Matt is questioning this pricing because shipping to mainland Europe is roughly the same as the UK. Any additional cost incurred by European standards testing and alteration apply to both countries equally. I'm not sure of Italy's import tax on items, but even with the UK it should only be about 3 to 4% on an item like the CL12. Dealer margins may vary between countries, but are unlikely to reflect the kind of difference Matt is pointing to.
  7. I think the word I'm looking for is 'bugger'. I feel like the Lectro owners when the backlit transmitters came out...
  8. That is a very good question. Glenn? I'd certainly spend the money on new screens even if I have to get new ERX for the locking connector and rubber volume pot.
  9. I think the Oasis looks great, especially for someone just entering the narrative world who may not need a larger desk. Not looking forward to the UK pricing though : /
  10. I've just got a pack and have so far run to similar conclusions Simon. Needs proper testing, but to my ear the fabric is quite abrasive (even in the video the rep mentions the 'noisey' side - there shouldn't even be one of those!). Further fiddling needed.
  11. 'Somebody' - possibly in the UK, I can't recall - was making their own lav mount based on the DPA I think. I'll have a look.
  12. Right, but both yourself and Mr Bertolomi seem to have devices available with which to test the calibration accuracy. Lacking these, am I left with the option to hope for the best on calibration based on what I can see? I'm also unclear if calibrating the ERX is a one-time thing or if it needs to be done each time they are used.
  13. Wait, so you need other gear to properly calibrate the ERX? How does one 'calibrate the ERX manually in the right direction'?
  14. The advantage of Mat and Matt's Tascam solution is that they also produce a custom made Tascam top plate for Wisycom, Lectrosonics etc. This means that for sound mixers that don't already own Zaxcom gear (and very possibly cannot afford to switch over to it) they can still run a very accurate bodyworn timecode recorder in tandem with still receiving a wireless signal. Zaxcom's market in the UK is relatively niche, so wireless rentals or 'borrowing off colleagues' is somewhat more difficult than in the US. As a Nomad owner I would probably play with Zax wireless much more often if it were easier to do so. I know many recordists who have gone the route of the ZFR however.
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