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    Schoeps MiniCMIT or DPA 4017b

    -asking “which is better?” What does better mean? No choice works for all situations. I love my cmit for some situations - I hate it for others.
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    Anyone used Lectro TX with the Wisycom RX?

    Bump on this subject-- who out there is pairing Lectro TXs with Wisycom Res? thx
  3. Brother Bill Drucklieb, a member of the Sound Department since 1994, recently underwent a triple bypass after having a major heart attack. Unfortunately, his heart was not 100% viable and after surgery is only working at 18% up from 12% pre-op. He needs additional surgery in a few weeks. To date, his medical expenses are over 200K and mounting, his meds alone are bankrupting him. He has no insurance and is living in a church-based mission for the disabled and homeless veterans in Omaha Nebraska after being evicted for non-payment. Donations can be made to the following GoFundMe page. www.gofundme.com/billdheartfunds Thank you,The Drucklieb Family
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    Bill Drucklieb-- Cross posted from local 52 notification.

    Bill helped me out years ago-- he used to work with Ron Topham at the Audio Services NY. Just thought i would forward this to JWsound community.
  5. Loved it. And Peter did a good job of selecting clips that were so well mixed and recorded and natural - and listening to them without picture was so compelling. More please. Thank you.
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    Favorite Slate

    Test driving Betso... So far ACs really like it. And i love the ridiculous battery life as well as internal backup battery.. Not using movielslate features or any of the wireless capability.... yet..
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    Rates, rates, rates

    213 or 818 area code...... my phone goes to voicemail. If it is real job, i’ll,call them back. Most of the time it is a ridiculous rate.
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    Mercedes Metris OR Chevrolet Express 3/4?

    If you want to tow a trailer of camper.... get a factory hitch. I learned that lesson $$$$.... Metrisforum.com has lots good info as well. j
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    Mercedes Metris OR Chevrolet Express 3/4?

    The VITO is the euro version- that is probably what constantin has... . It has many features that the Metris does not have in the US. Better seats, mirrors etc... For some reason- the ones that are avail here. I wanted a VW transporter- avail all over the world... not here...:( j
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    Mercedes Metris OR Chevrolet Express 3/4?

    It is not for everybody... I have had to do alignment early on--no issues since. i just need to watch tire wear. I did align with seats in..
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    Mercedes Metris OR Chevrolet Express 3/4?

    Love my Metris - it it is not for everybody. I went from VW Eurovan to Metris. I would not have purchased Metris unless I found a deal. Just under 30k. Demo passenger version. Same price as my first Eurovan. Long time ago......but i kept my Eurovan 13 years - I plan the same for Metris cons - service - expensive and complicated and mandatory. . Even wiper blades are OEM only. And I find some things a definitely dealer only ....rear wheel drive - a snow vehicle it is not. Rear seats terribly heavy to move in and out. Pros- I love to drive it. Quiet. Space , comparable to my Eurovan and still adjusts well when I switch between equipment and passenger modes. I get my cart in upright - no problem. With follow cart, ez up etc... Brand perception- con. Lots of comments about making too much money because I drive a Mercedes. if if you want one. Car gurus is the site to search.. lots of them all over the US.
  12. I have a simple bluetooth speaker with a 3.5 mm input but no volume control. I would like to add a pot on the outside of speaker. Needs to be water proof. Anybody have any suggestions for a simple volume control/potentiometer that is also water proof? I do not have good head for this kind of tech... j
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    Adding waterproof pot to system

    It is a great idea..... time for me to find the correct pot...
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    Betso slate WTCS-1

    Ok---now that there are more these sold... anymore feedback?
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    Adding waterproof pot to system

    Wow-- that is very exciting James! Looking forward to test driving that new design! In the mean time , still looking for the right waterproof pot....lots of sites out there but finding the right spec is the challenge... and if i poke i a hole in the speaker case i do not like, i can always buy a new pelican--- all the electronics are in the lid. Of course- hoping i can keep it all water tight..... I j
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    Adding waterproof pot to system

    all good input thanks.... many different ways to approach the challenge...
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    Adding waterproof pot to system

    Good idea-- and simple to do!
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    bluetooth sound box

    Demer box
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    Adding waterproof pot to system

    Sure -it would be a one off for me. I don’t think it would benefit almost all of the demer customers and in fact it could create some confusion for some. I was hoping to tap in the DYI knowledge of this board and do it myself. It is very simple to wire -I just needed some starting specs on the pot. I will let you know how it works out. j.
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    Adding waterproof pot to system

    Sorry to be cryptic. I am adding a volume control to Demerbox-- which i am so glad i made the investment! love it. . The aux input is internal - which is brilliant. i put a lectro Ria inside the box and i have a wireless waterproof speaker system which i am using for a god mic on a marine doc i am doing . Lots of boat to boat stuff. I would like to add a external volume control to the Demerbox ( aux input only) so that listeners can control the volumes of the god mic- no cart, god mic not run thru panel of any kind... ... from our hero boat.... I totally 100% get why there is not volume control on the outside of the box-- i know we have all had the annoyance of somebody reaching for a volume control on a PB speaker that is controlled back at the cart... So for 99% of my jobs, i like that option being taken away-- I'll remove the control when the project is finished. Jay Rose--- mono is fine. Only the pot needs water proofing. I'll start with 20k audio taper. thx again, j
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    bluetooth sound box

    I Love mine... Been using it on a job with lots of water for a god mic. Put a lectro ifb inside connect to the Aux in port( mini ) and viola- self contained waterproof wireless speaker system... or you can use bluetooth if that works better for you..
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    Adding waterproof pot to system

    Yes the easier way.... just the knob. Good to know about bournes and Arrow.... where would you start for resistance...? I am needing to control the Aux input- not the BT.... And thank you for your response-- suggestions!
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    Ambient ACD 301RF

    I have ACD301rf. Obviously, not one one the current generation of time code products but still very viable for 99% of workflows. I have used ambient slates for close to 20 years.... Love its size for doc work, fits in my bag when i need it to. ;( Not as user friendly as other slates. No backlight and no obvious way to change brightness is are some of their complaints. But once ACs get used to it- most like it. The weak point in design that i have found is battery compartment( weak point in most slates BTW) -- i have had connection repaired several times... sometimes fixed myself, sometimes sent to service dept. I have never had need for RF feature. Newer slates have more bells and whistles and much lower battery consumption.... brighter etc... j
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    Survey: Wireless receivers integration in the Cantar family.

    It was mixer with four rxs and a transmitter for a hop. No recorder - This was awhile ago- 20 years .....?. Wisycom made some sort of portable “quad box” rig as well. My guess is that these were just prototypes or one offs for a specific application.
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    Ty Ford's audiocentric NAB 2018 Report

    Thanks Ty! Most comprehensive review I’ve seen.