Re: OK Gang - Wireless Microphones - Rants and Raves... Jeff C where are you???
- From: "oleg kaizerman" <kaizero1@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 6 Jul 2008 20:11:57 +0300
I reed you and I feel like I live in heaven - 40 yards with old Sony 810 :-)
"bluelight7" <ztomm1@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
I have a day off today, so, this is my last blast for awhile.
This may be a topic we can all agree-on as sound beings:
What the hell are you wireless manufacturers doing out there???? Is
the bleeding-edge of technology rearing it's ugly head? FCC takes 30
percent of our spectrum, and we're not seeing much to replace it.
Maybe on Feb. 19, 2009 we'll have something??? Maybe not...
The Digital Revolution is almost OVER and we're still subjected to
this "BLOCK MENTALITY" in the audio world.
(If I see another 2.4 gh transceiver I'm gonna barf!)
(See Mr. Fisher and Mr. Sanders - you're not immune to our "concerns"
here either...I know you know...)
1. Why does an ICOM or YAESU handheld receiver the size of a pack of
cigarettes tune the full-spectrum from 400mhz to 1800mhz, but we're
stuck with tiny little blocks of the spectrum within our allocation
from our wireless sound manufacturers??? Quality? Maybe, but to me,
it's just the old razor blade sales philosophy.
First company with a Full-Spectrum Broadcast Quality Digital
Transmitter/Receiver gets ALL MY MONEY!
Hmmm, Motorola has had PC programmable walkies for over 20 years now.
Why not Lectro or Zaxcom or Audio Limited??? Sennheiser??? (Maybe
Samson will do it first...) ( Somebody pick Jeff C up off the
Will the Asians be the first to do it? (I saw some interesting stuff
at NAB this year from them...)(they're kicking our butts everywhere
2. Lectro SR - why is it that we now learn that we can have "true
diversity". Why wasn't this done originally?
3. SR/Zaxcom Stereo Digital - Why can't we have two separate mono
receivers in a box that can be different blocks or totally tunable???
We lose spectrum, and now, we have to deal with intermod in the same
How about the ability to order a block 24 and a block 26 in a box for
starters? Anything non-adjacent or same "block"....spectrum,
4. I know the news guys are your biggest market. (close your eyes
Jeff C) Reality is growing - I use 8 radios and backups in my bag with
my DEVA - I own over 20 radios. Build me modular systems that are
full-spectrum tunable and small and end the colored antenna cap
madness....if I want to stare at a rainbow, I can fly to Maui and see
tons of them on the east side after a rainstorm, AND it's much cheaper
than buying all this block junk!
5. Why do we always have to wait for quarter - watt transmitters?
Build them first. That's what works best - especially with full-
digital systems. 50 mw (Sennheiser 5000 series 50mw = 10mw. 10mw = 1
mw) is wimpy. Yeah, works fine for you isolated studio folks. SUCKS
for us outdoors, shooting car-to-car, etc... Hey SONY - NOBODY CAN
AFFORD YOUR DIGITAL STUFF! If it sucks, they REALLY won't buy it, no
matter how many Cine Altas you give away with them! OLED displays are
nice, but there better be some solid electronics inside.
I can throw a 50mw digital transmitter farther than it will transmit!
That's my new purchasing philosophy: If it can't transmit farther
than I can throw it - It's not in my bag! (It has to survive the
impact, too - kudos to Lectro for building hell-for-stout boxes all
these years....) ah, but now I hear the UM series is going away....
an SMQ is not a quarter-watt, a UM 450 is. So is a 250C. If it can't
go the distance, I ain't buying it.
I've worked with Swinteks, Vegas, Microns, Sonys, etc... in the early
days of wireless. I've taken more hits than a cage fighter. I'm done
6. Who's gonna make a good, full-spectrum, handheld analyzer that
shows us the best place to setup without regard to blocks? Hit a
location, analyze it, tune the full-spectrum transceivers to work
optimally. Should be that easy gang.
I have a ton more stuff, but I'm sure this will start a firestorm.
I'm sure I'm not the first to ask these questions.
Hey, I heard Jeff C is building cell phone lavs and XLR converters for
his cart? Seems he's using Skype with the cell lavs, recorded on the
metacorder...excellent range/fair quality. True??? :>) I know
they're a bit unbalanced, but.... oh well.... have funn!
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