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  1. Derek H

    IFB on the cheap.

    I’m not sure I follow you. Listen Technologies is a US company and, like Comtek, is based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Makes me wonder what’s up with that. Maybe they have a Shure/Sound Devices type story where some left one company and started the other.
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    IFB on the cheap.

    Look up Listen Technologies if you want a cheaper alternative to Comtek. They basically have have the same product line.
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    Sound Devices Wireless (rebranded Audio Ltd)

    Double post?
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    Sound Devices Wireless (rebranded Audio Ltd)

    Thanks Jon.
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    Sound Devices Wireless (rebranded Audio Ltd)

    Or maybe stick to camera gear.
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    Sound Devices Wireless (rebranded Audio Ltd)

    First of all the author of the article is a DP for a blog called Newshooter... Just sayin'. No new info here and just a basic overview of the A10 line and a note that Sound Devices acquired Audio LTD. For the author to say you can now buy Sound Devices "branded" wireless doesn't exactly describe the current situation very well. They were researched, designed and built by a completely independent company before the acquisition happened and the A10's are currently being sold with Audio LTD's insignia on the product. Who knows what SD will do down the road. The only interesting thing I noticed in one of the pictures in this article is that when mounted in an SL-6 the A10 receiver's display angles away from the mixer... seems like they should angle towards you. I know you can flip the display but looking at them at such a weird angle can't help things for daylight viewing. Another reason to get the PSC six-pack instead I guess.. you could just flip the entire unit. I'm not sold on the whole wireless-integrated-into-your-recorder concept by the way. I don't see that it adds much functionality that I'm missing now at least not in it's current form. Less cables is the biggest advantage I see. Also takes your redundancy down a significant notch.
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    Reblocking question / Looking for suggestions

    By ten units does that mean ten total items or ten “channels” meaning receiver/transmitter pairs?
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    25 db cable attenuator scheme trs - trs

    He also said TRS TRS. I got that he meant a cable with a 3.5mm on both ends.
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    25 db cable attenuator scheme trs - trs

    Your call. For the hours it would take me to figure it out, build it, screw up, re-build it I’d rather just buy it and move on in life. I make most of my own cables but this kind of thing I usually buy off the shelf. But go for it if you have the time.
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    Sound cart cabling

    You can use 1804a for mic level too. Quad is likely unnecessary for short jumpers on a sound cart. Though it couldn’t hurt. So if you’d rather just use a good quality twisted pair, side benefit is that the diameter is smaller and it’s easier to terminate. I have some of Canare’s standard braid shield twisted pair and it’s nice. Can’t remember the part number off hand. I like to to stick with braided shield always.
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    25 db cable attenuator scheme trs - trs

    I know you’re looking to DIY but Sescom makes exactly what you’re looking for a good price. http://www.sescom.com/product.asp?item=LN2MIC-TASDR100&LN2MIC-TASDR100
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    Sound cart cabling

    If you want something very thin but still quad and with a durable jacket try Belden 1804a. It’s often recommended here and my favorite for line level in a sound bag.
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    CCM41 + OSIX + HMa = hiss?

    Try a Neutrik EMC XLR connector
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    So... Nothing new from SD at NAB, I guess.

    The 688 is the update for the 664. Maybe I don’t follow what you mean by update.
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    So... Nothing new from SD at NAB, I guess.

    I think they’re pretty happy selling us 633s, 688s and 970s for a few more years.
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    NAB 2018 Products update

    Looks nice! I can see it being a hit in camera world because they need the power distribution anyway. And it requires a tub full of expensive Lemo cables and camera guys love that. I own two simple timecode boxes and I’m not planning on investing in any more boxes of fancy wireless TC setup. Between tentacles, tiny lockits and now this thing camera dept is handling their own timecode these days or it is just included in the rental package. An extra slate is probably a better investment for us.
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    Cantar X3 Mini

    Cool, wonder how many slots and of course will it be compatible with other manufacturers.
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    Viviana or Ursa?

    Of course Neopax wasn’t the first transmitter belt, but they were the first with the integrated pocket and stick-to-itself design that made them very user friendly. I remember the older straps before Neopax were usually a 2-part system with a little pouch and then a separate elastic belt with just a few adjustment points. I remember they were universally hated by talent and sound mixers alike.
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    Sanken Cs-M1 new mike

    Cinela is making something very interesting for the mini cmit. Maybe it could be adapted.
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    Sound Devices recorders - which way to go?

    They can make as many control surfaces as they want as far as I'm concerned as long as they all have TRIM knobs going forward.
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    Bling your kit

    Yeah they’re missing the boat on the low profile trend.
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    Nomad Cart NEBTEK

    Do you have a brochure with tech specs and dimensions for this yet? Don’t see the exact model on your website. Personally, I think 8” pneumatic front swivel casters with brakes would be the way to go. How many RU total can it accommodate? Can you put an offset baby pin down low and have a riser clear the quick release pins? thanks!
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    Sounds of paragliding

    Look up Thibault Darscotte and ask him.
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    Nomad Cart NEBTEK

    Looks pretty interesting. Any option for larger front casters? Also, does the front fork detach or fold in?