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Offline nassau73

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Re: Looking To Buy a Setup
« Reply #30 on: August 25, 2016, 02:56:17 PM »
You might want to read through this thread about croakies:
http://taperssection.com/index.php?topic=171985.msg2130170#msg2130170

As I posted in that topic:
I followed these instructions from Sound Pros to work with my white AT-933's (essentially the SP-CMC-8 mics). You need the Suiters model of Croakies:

https://www.soundprofessionals.com/instructions/SP%20EMC%203.doc

I have wire frame glasses and do not have the thick eyeglass arms as the picture that was posted in the croakie thread  so for me there is plenty of room to thread the mics. I found that once the mics are threaded, the AT933's are so small that they can slide back out very easily so I took a small amount of electrical tape and simply wrapped it around the ends of the croakies where the mic wires come out at the back. It also helps keep the croakie ends from fraying where you cut the end off.

You can get the suiters model of croakies pretty inexpensively through Amazon if you can't find a local dealer.

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Re: Looking To Buy a Setup
« Reply #31 on: September 09, 2016, 11:47:50 PM »
How is this battery box for power? PART#: SP-SPSB-10 - Sound Professionals - Micro-mini microphone power supply with mini 12vdc battery - various cable choices available. Made in USA. - Item #14834

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Re: Looking To Buy a Setup
« Reply #32 on: September 11, 2016, 04:03:05 PM »
^ Personally, I would opt for one that takes a standard 9V battery. Just easier to find a replacement battery in a pinch and you can use a rechargeable with many of them...

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Re: Looking To Buy a Setup
« Reply #33 on: September 11, 2016, 04:29:01 PM »
You can get an A23 battery in every drug store, just about every grocery store, many hardware stores, Wal-Mart, K-Mart, Target, probably even some C-stores although they will cost too much there.  They are extremely easy to find.

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Re: Looking To Buy a Setup
« Reply #34 on: September 14, 2016, 03:40:06 AM »
^ I don't have any skin in the game, just my personal preference.  I can't get an A23 at the train stations I travel through, which is pretty much my definition of "in a pinch".  Plus, the 9V SP boxes get ten times the battery life of their 12V BBs...

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Re: Looking To Buy a Setup
« Reply #35 on: September 14, 2016, 09:28:18 AM »
^^^^^^^^^^
Funny aaronji, I read Jon's comment and thought, yes he is correct in most USA cities about convenience stores or pharmacies. Which due to rampant unthinking real estate expansion it is a fact that many communities in the USA have two pharmacies at almost every major intersection!
In the EU, where train travel is more common and I can't speak to the amount of pharmacies on each corner, but am willing to bet there aren't as many, I can see where the 9Volt would be more ideal.
I can buy A23's or 9V's equally as easy here in the great state of NY.     8)
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Re: Looking To Buy a Setup
« Reply #36 on: September 14, 2016, 03:48:56 PM »
^ I don't have any skin in the game, just my personal preference.  I can't get an A23 at the train stations I travel through, which is pretty much my definition of "in a pinch".  Plus, the 9V SP boxes get ten times the battery life of their 12V BBs...

Like aaronji, I also don't have any skin in the game, but aren't there some mini-mics that will get fried by 12 volts direct from the battery box?  If so then 9v seems like the safer bet to me. 

 

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