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  • #106808
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    Must admit I wouldn’t trust any CAT5e or better at more than 85-90 metres, my suggestion would be to go fibre optic for the connection. A couple of decent media cnverters and some fibre cable should sort out any distance issues. I believe there is a guidence sheet or video on the A&H website that shows howto achieve this.

    #104897
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    New one on me this one, used to see it pretty often on early Avid racks but not A&H. I use phantom power on pretty much every channel so I would have thought after using D Live for at least 6 or 7 years I would have broken one by now. only channel fault I have had so far was a dry joint on a Prime card which was fixed immediately by the technical dept.

    #104010
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    I would get an external volume control, I use the TC Electronics one which I have had in the warehouse for ages, XLR inputs and XLR outputs, very simple very basic and just works great. I believe they are around the £40 (UK Sterling) mark but not sure, as I said I have had this one for absolutely years. Still very useful though.
    TC Volume control

    #103941
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    Absolutely what Mike C said, education is the key. Get some decent training, pay a respected professional to teach you these very basic skills in using a mixer/ PA combination.
    These guys make a living using their skills that they have learnt over a considerable amount of time. Those of us that do this would also admit we never stop learning from our piers. Whilst Youtube is an excellent resourse I much prefer face to face instruction.
    Ian B.

    #103940
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    How about a cheap stereo USB interface, I use the Focusrire scarlet 2i2 but there are loads out there cheap as chips.

    #103786
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    I can’t see this, surely unless you are using very precisely matched sources, sub 1dB on microphones separate gain controls make sense. Well it does to me. I have few matched pairs in the mic cupboard but still retain separate gain controls by choice.
    Just my two bobs worth of course.

    #102300
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    Kingston Data Traveler 100G3 work, most of the time. Sadly they are not 100% reliable in my experience. I have had much more success with good quality SSD units.
    regards
    Ian B.

    #101964
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    I would sooner it take a little longer and be fully tested than have it crash mid show on me. It’s not like the current version does not work.. A&H would take a great deal of stick if they announced, leaked rumoured some feature was coming then it did not happen, best to keep quiet IMHO. Mind you at the rate shows are being cancelled and postponed the desk along with the rest of the gear will be staying in the warehouse.😡

    #100701
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    Hugh you won’t be dissapointed I am sure, been using DPA, Schoeps and Sony microphones with them, the Sony’s are pretty flat to 50Khz very low distorion and noise figures as you would guess. It would be interesting to try the Sanken C100k or the newer twin diaphram Sanken’s these have published bandwidth of 100Khz. However if you are looking for “A Sound” these just don’t have one.
    Ian B.

    #100681
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    Guys these cards are most definitely made for High Resolution inputs, Kieth is quite correct (well to my old ears) when he says they are just bits of wire with gain. Dave Meadowcroft is spot on when he says on premium balanced inputs some form of adjustment IS included to ensure the tollerances of the componants are negated quite rightly a sign of care and quality by the design and manufacturing team. Bit like “Pair Matching” of microphones.
    I have been using them to record classical music off and on over the last few months (All social distancing requirements etc complied with) now I would find it hard to revert back to “Non Prime” inputs for my reference and main input channels at least. Historically good mic inputs on analogue desks were expensive, boutique channel strips are not cheap, high resolution microphones cost serious money. I think the Prime card on that basis is pretty good value for money, especially if you already have a DX32 as part of your inventory. They work fine with both my D-Live and my SQ5 (Thanks to everything I/O) Makes me a happy camper (sorry User).
    Regards All.

    #99223
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    Been using the P Clip style AC cable retainer for the last 15 years at least on various A&H products never had one fall out or the cable break yet, even being bounced around in trucks, planes etc. The right angle ones are a good idea but as the XLR’s and network connections stick out at least 50mm don’t see an issue. Now if someone deliberately removes the connector whilst being used that is a security problem not an equipment short coming
    There are a number of locking IEC C13 connectors on the maket, whilst very good they do tend to be a little longer than normal in my experience, good for in the back of equipment racks where access is restricted to stop them shaking loose if there are no convenient lacing bars to tie off to.
    Just my four pennyworth.

    #99220
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    Might I suggest that you sort out some proper training for this, a complete back to basics approach and not just console specific.
    Covering each section of the mixer in a logical fashion should pay dividends. It really does not matter if this is an analogue or a digital cosole, the process is broadly the same.
    There are a number of good books which cover these and other useful PA related issues if you can’t get personal tuition at the moment due to the current pandemic restrictions.

    #98095
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    How about using two media converters 100Mb Ethernet to Fibre, in Multimode you should get up to 550m??

    #93950
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    As long as you can turn it off that will be fine.😎

    #93760
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    Not sure if it is approved but I use a soft cloth moistend with Isopropyl Alcohol (99% pure) that kills most things, disipates rapidly and leaves no residue.

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