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Re: Audioroot femto + Upre
« Reply #60 on: February 02, 2014, 01:42:47 PM »
I did check it out & it sounded great but it's not the typical stuff I record. I also listened to the WSP show from NYC with the Schoeps. I was at the show & while I didn't tape it the recording sounds better than what it actually sounded like. The Femto sounds good, I'm just surprised by its sound, while not exactly neutral it doesn't seem to lend much coloration into the signal chain. It's an odd duck for sure!
I know you like, tape for people's approval and stuff, and wave your tapes around like they're your dick...  but even you can't actually think section tapes from philips sound good.  



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Re: Audioroot femto + Upre
« Reply #61 on: February 23, 2014, 06:06:33 AM »
Hi
How much is your Femto? I'm in EU

Hi all.
I have a Femto-L in excellent condition for sale. I'm in the EU.

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Re: Audioroot femto + Upre
« Reply #62 on: February 24, 2014, 05:01:26 PM »
I'll be running this for a set at Ratdog to compare against my Aerco. Any idea what thebattery meter voltage is when it runs out of juice? My newish 9 volts are registering17.8.
I know you like, tape for people's approval and stuff, and wave your tapes around like they're your dick...  but even you can't actually think section tapes from philips sound good.  



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Preamps: Grace Lunatec V2, Shure FP24
Decks: Tascam DR-2d, Zoom F8

Old rig: Recording: AKG C34 & AKG CK1X or CK2X > MK46 > 460 > Aeta Mix2000 > Sound Devices 702

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Re: Audioroot femto + Upre
« Reply #63 on: February 24, 2014, 06:37:55 PM »
I'll be running this for a set at Ratdog to compare against my Aerco. Any idea what thebattery meter voltage is when it runs out of juice? My newish 9 volts are registering17.8.

The longest I've run it so far was with Duracell 9v for 4hrs and it was reading somewhere around 15v. You can expect to get 6+hrs with a set of new alkaline batteries so no worries. I think it needs a minimum of 12v.
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Re: Audioroot femto + Upre
« Reply #64 on: February 25, 2014, 12:59:34 PM »
I ran the Femto for the first set of Ratdog last night & the Aerco for the second set. Both sound excellent with Aerco being a little fatter in the bottom end. I have to equalize volume on both sets & then I will post them up accordingly. I have another night of Ratdog tomorrow night in a different venue where I will be doing the same thing. Overall though the Femto is a sweet little unit, I really like the sound with the AKG's.
I know you like, tape for people's approval and stuff, and wave your tapes around like they're your dick...  but even you can't actually think section tapes from philips sound good.  



Mics: Telefunken Elam 260, 61, 62, MBHO KA200, KA500 > Niant PFA's, AKG C34L-MS
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Old rig: Recording: AKG C34 & AKG CK1X or CK2X > MK46 > 460 > Aeta Mix2000 > Sound Devices 702

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Re: Audioroot femto + Upre
« Reply #65 on: February 27, 2014, 09:51:45 PM »
I ran the Femto for the first set of Ratdog last night & the Aerco for the second set. Both sound excellent with Aerco being a little fatter in the bottom end. I have to equalize volume on both sets & then I will post them up accordingly. I have another night of Ratdog tomorrow night in a different venue where I will be doing the same thing. Overall though the Femto is a sweet little unit, I really like the sound with the AKG's.
Sharp looking too  8)  Looking forward to the comp.
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Re: Audioroot femto + Upre
« Reply #66 on: March 17, 2014, 05:06:07 AM »
Does anyone have any experience with the uPRE? With the attenuation possible it could be useful for me. Apart from Femto's nice metering, are there any sonic differences that would suggest Femto is better than uPRE?

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Re: Audioroot femto + Upre
« Reply #67 on: March 17, 2014, 06:34:49 AM »
The uPRE is out of production and it's replacement - the uPRE-MKII - won't be available til the end of the month at the earliest. From some email correspondence: "final assembly of the initial batch should start this week* and if all goes well first units should ship at the end of the month. Price will be announced once the product is ready for shipping."


* actual email said a "couple of weeks" and that was on March 4

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Re: Audioroot femto + Upre
« Reply #68 on: March 17, 2014, 07:47:43 AM »
^ Yes I also got that reply. uPRE MkII will have digital out and cost around EUR 800 plus tax.

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Re: Audioroot femto + Upre
« Reply #69 on: March 17, 2014, 11:00:09 AM »
Does anyone know the power requirements (voltage ) and power connector tip size?
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Re: Audioroot femto + Upre
« Reply #70 on: March 17, 2014, 12:20:40 PM »
Ted, I have Trey's unit, I believe it's a hirose connector but if you want to get together sometime we should before he sells it.
I know you like, tape for people's approval and stuff, and wave your tapes around like they're your dick...  but even you can't actually think section tapes from philips sound good.  



Mics: Telefunken Elam 260, 61, 62, MBHO KA200, KA500 > Niant PFA's, AKG C34L-MS
Preamps: Grace Lunatec V2, Shure FP24
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Old rig: Recording: AKG C34 & AKG CK1X or CK2X > MK46 > 460 > Aeta Mix2000 > Sound Devices 702

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Re: Audioroot femto + Upre
« Reply #71 on: March 17, 2014, 01:57:08 PM »
Does anyone know the power requirements (voltage ) and power connector tip size?

Audioroot Femto / 12-18v / 4-pin Hirose Male connector / pin 4 for (+) pin 1 for (-)
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Re: Audioroot femto + Upre
« Reply #72 on: October 28, 2014, 11:01:16 AM »
Does anyone know the power requirements (voltage ) and power connector tip size?

Audioroot Femto / 12-18v / 4-pin Hirose Male connector / pin 4 for (+) pin 1 for (-)

Audioroot uPRE-MKII  /  9-18v  /  Hirose 4 pin male power plug 10A-7P-4P   /   pin 4 for (+) pin 1 for (-)

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Re: Audioroot femto + Upre
« Reply #73 on: June 10, 2015, 10:03:36 PM »
Appologies...looks like my xlr>mini cable is what's causing the issue. I tried to use it with other gear and same problem.
I successfully used a pair of xlr>rca with mini adapter and signal was fine. Sorry for the bad info.
Regards,
Jim



where you using the included cable and then a xlr > mini or did ted make a 5 pin xlr > mini?
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Re: Audioroot femto + Upre
« Reply #74 on: June 10, 2015, 10:09:05 PM »
Appologies...looks like my xlr>mini cable is what's causing the issue. I tried to use it with other gear and same problem.
I successfully used a pair of xlr>rca with mini adapter and signal was fine. Sorry for the bad info.
Regards,
Jim





where you using the included cable and then a xlr > mini or did ted make a 5 pin xlr > mini?

5pin XLR > 1/8 mini
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