One thing that freaked me out at first - the Sax manual says:
After 2 to 3 seconds, the "ON" led at the center of the front panel will flash every 3 seconds.
My unit at normal operating voltage seems to flash closer to every 1.5 - 2 seconds, which made me think I'd hit the low batt warning:
The "ON" led will flash every second when the total battery voltage drops to 14 volts.
And IME mine blinks faster than 1/sec when it hits the low batt warning.
Weird...'cause mine seems to be slower than every 3 seconds...like 3.5 - 4. I was standing at The Tabernacle Saturday night staring at it doing the old "1 Mississippi - 2 Mississippi"...so needless to say not very scientific.
Thanks for the battery advice, I'll grab some E2s tonight. Let me know how the tests go...
Right now nothing...in the past: Schoeps CMC6, AKG 480, AKG 460, AKG 414, MBHO 603a, Neumann KM100, ADK TL>Schoeps MK4, Schoeps MK2, Schoeps MK41, AKG ck61, AKG ck62, AKG ck63, Neumann AK40, Neumann AK50, MBHO ka200>Lunatec V2, Lunatec V3, Apogee Mini-Me, Oade M148, Oade M248, Sound Devices MP2, Sonosax SXM2>Sony (mod)SBM1, Apogee AD500>D7, D8, D100, M1, R1, R4, R09, iRiver HP120, Microtrack