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Sound Devices SL-6 Limters and Wideband

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Hi Guys,

i am looking at adding an SL-6 to my 688.  I have an SRC-A1, an SRC-B1 and an SRC-941.  I see Sound Devices has updated the 688 firmware to support the SRC-941.  I assume the SL-6 would need to be operated in Wideband mode with no filters on.  Does anyone have experience with running an SL-6 in Wideband mode?  How is the RF performance with all that out of band RF coming in?  I know the latest SRCs have pretty good filtering, but would hate to have performance issues like I have had at times with using Wideband Venues with VRTs on multiple blocks without filters.  

 

On another note, it seems the analog input limiters will be bypassed on inputs 1-6 when using the SL-6.  It is my understanding that the A to D conversion happens in the SL-6 ahead of the 688.  I am not quite sure of the signal path.  Is there any input overload protection when using the SL-6, or for any other digital inputs, for that matter?  My mine product these days is iso tracks.  Any postfader compression/limiting is a luxury for me, but input overload protection is what I need.

 

Excellent RF performance, and clean iso tracks, are what is most important to me.  As cool as the SL-6 appears to be, I can’t compromise on those things any more than I already have by not using a 788 and 411s.  And I don’t want to run the retailer through the return process if my odds of success are low.

 

Any input would be appreciated.

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PSC six pack is a good alternative if you want solid filtering and won't miss the extra features of the SL6...

The new Six Pack allows 470-600 & 940-960 simultaneously.

 

You dont have to worry about input limiters as the SL6 automatically sets your receiver outputs to completely avoid clipping at your recorder input (-6 for Lectro). I believe thats a Superslot function only though.

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Thank you for the input Graham.  Do you, or do you know anyone, who has real world experience with using the SL6 in wideband mode without the filters on?  I just wonder how it performs in a congested RF environment like LA or NY.

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