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About NathanWBS

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    Manchester, United Kingdom
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    Blogging, cinema, martial arts, food...........mostly food.
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    I'm involved in broadcast audio sales at Wendys Broadcast Services.
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  1. NathanWBS


    The Smyles Comm-Biner is a fantastic option.
  2. Hi Larry, Quite possibly as chrismedr mentions a UK only item but after a quick search it appears that there are far fewer choices in general for the NP-50 batteries on the US Amazon. We find many couriers can get a little twitchy when you mention shipping batteries. Where possible we will ask our battery suppliers about drop shipping directly to our international customers as they are already set up to do so.
  3. For what it is worth, due to issues with shipping internationally we supply and recommend to our customers the Ex-Pro High Power Plus+ NP-50 lithium-ion batteries. They are readily available on Amazon for around £10 to £15 and so far have had no issues.
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    Hi Jazzbo, Please see this link: https://www.apwpt.org/downloads/handoutfrequencies2019.pdf Block 25 is 640.000MHz - 665.500MHz Block 26 is 665.600MHz - 691.100MHz Hope it helps.
  5. The microdot itself can't be repaired but it can be replaced in most cases, we do this often. Most of our customers tend to end up getting the mics hardwired instead as it is cheaper to repair and in some cases more reliable than the microdot connector. I think the reason they have said no in this case is because of the design of the mic itself which is unfortunate. The price of the replacement microdot connector is around £20+VAT here in the UK.
  6. Here in the UK at least, it is a two year warranty on the DPA lavalier microphones. It's always worth contacting your local DPA dealer/distributor with the serial number of the microphone before throwing it away, they will be able to tell you if it is still covered or not. We get a few capsule issues here and there and usually it will be replaced so long as it is not obvious physical damage. Same with the microdot connectors. We will repair microdot connectors (that are not covered under warranty) in house for £20+VAT plus shipping but in most cases due to how fragile the microdot can be we find most of our customers are now getting the microphones hard-wired instead with a different choice of connector.
  7. URSA make a product called Mini Foamies which are designed for this in mind. They are available in black and white.
  8. Hi Mano, From what we know here at Wendy's it could be one of two things or both: It might depend on the age of your Sankens as the Sanken COS11D mics have better RF shielding than the older Sanken COS11 mics. You will need to check to see if you have the 'D' variant to verify. The shield which goes to pin one in the 3 pin Lemo has possibly not been grounded to the shell. It is not required but it does help a lot. We typically wire a Sanken COS11 by splitting the center shield in half and putting half with white to pin 1 and black to pin 3. The other half we make sure is in contact with the shell of the Lemo. Hope this helps. -Nathan
  9. Will the Scorpio or 833 work with the Sound Devices CL-12 Linear Fader Controller? Although the CL-12 was originally designed for 6-Series field mixers and features an old protocol that is incompatible with the Scorpio’s or 833's open MCU, we are pleased to announce that we have achieved cross-compatibility. The Scorpio will support the CL-12, in addition to third party MCU controllers, in a future firmware update. Follow us on our social accounts or register your product to be updated when this firmware is available. My setup requires more AES inputs than the 4 channels the Scorpio or 833 allows, how can I use more AES sources? An accessory that will allow for up to 8 additional channels of AES (4 AES pairs) is in development. Stay tuned for future updates. Will you make a dedicated control surface designed specifically for the new 833 and Scorpio? Yes. We are currently developing a bespoke control surface to interface with the 833 and Scorpio. Follow us on our social accounts or register your product to be updated when this control surface is available. You can visit the full FAQ pages at the following links: Scorpio https://www.sounddevices.com/scorpio-faq/ 833 https://www.sounddevices.com/833-faq/
  10. Those are the specs for a Sanken COS-11D with the P48 XLR barrel. Regards, Nathan.
  11. You haven't mentioned it and you may have already tried it but have you tried swapping over the base plate on the receiver?
  12. Hi Attila, With a DPA lavs it is screen to pin one and chassis then signal wire to pin three. This is the same for countryman lav mics too such as the B6. With a Sanken COS11 lavs it is white and screen to pin one and chassis then black to pin three. An MKE 2 would be blue and screen to pin one and chassis then red to pin three. I am not certain of Tram mics as it depends on the age as they can have different colors of wires. The newer versions have two black wires as well as the shield but one of the black wires is actually just a red wire with a little extra coating.
  13. The Lockit will start shipping in the Summer, no exact dates confirmed as of yet though.
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    Here in the UK we are told around £7000/£8000+VAT (TBC) with a release window of June/July subject to change.
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