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Re: Naiant IPA
« Reply #150 on: September 10, 2017, 10:52:44 PM »
If I am running a set of NBobs and  Schoeps MK5's do I need one or two IPA's?
Who here has used these for stack taping?
Has anyone switched from the Tinybox to this and if so what are your thoughts?

Thanks for any info.

NT

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Re: Naiant IPA
« Reply #151 on: September 10, 2017, 11:03:25 PM »
If I am running a set of NBobs and  Schoeps MK5's do I need one or two IPA's?
One.

Who here has used these for stack taping?
Not me, but many others, also "stack taping" isn't really that different from any other form of low pro taping, except it's in mono and very loud

Has anyone switched from the Tinybox to this and if so what are your thoughts?
Jon designed it to replace the tinybox, it works perfectly.
Recording:
Capsules: Schoeps mk41v, mk4v, mk22, mk3 & mk8
Cables: 2x nbob KCY, 1 pair nbob actives, Darktrain 2 and 4 channel KCY extensions:
Preamps:    Naiant Littlebox, Naiant IPA, Naiant PFA, Sound Devices Mixpre6
Recorders: Sound Devices Mixpre6, Sony PCM m10
Home Playback: Mytek DSD 192> Adcom SLC 505> Marantz Ma500 (x2)> Eminent Tech LFT-16; Musical Fidelity xCan v2> Hifiman HE-400
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Re: Naiant IPA
« Reply #152 on: September 10, 2017, 11:06:39 PM »
If I am running a set of NBobs and  Schoeps MK5's do I need one or two IPA's?
One.

Who here has used these for stack taping?
Not me, but many others, also "stack taping" isn't really that different from any other form of low pro taping, except it's in mono and very loud

Has anyone switched from the Tinybox to this and if so what are your thoughts?
Jon designed it to replace the tinybox, it works perfectly.

Thanks for that quick reply!

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Re: Naiant IPA
« Reply #153 on: September 10, 2017, 11:08:41 PM »
Has anyone switched from the Tinybox to this and if so what are your thoughts?
Jon designed it to replace the tinybox, it works perfectly.
[/quote]imo tb has advantages such as rechargeable battery and ability to work with 48v mics but IPA is solid for those that the feature set meets
Mics - AKG ck61/ck63 (c480b & Naiant actives), SP-BMC-2
XLR Cables - Silver Path w/Darktrain stubbies
Interconnect Cables - Dogstar (XLR), Darktrain (RCA > 1/8) (1/8 > 1/8), and Kind Kables (1/8f > 1/4)
Preamps - Naiant Littlebox & Tinybox
Recorders - PCM-M10 & DR-60D

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Re: Naiant IPA
« Reply #154 on: September 10, 2017, 11:23:11 PM »
Has anyone switched from the Tinybox to this and if so what are your thoughts?
Jon designed it to replace the tinybox, it works perfectly.
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Imo tb has advantages such as rechargeable battery and ability to work with 48v mics but IPA is solid for those that the feature set meets
Thanks. I guess my main concern is stack taping as I have a friend who uses a tiny box and he has to set it to the low setting to record very loud music otherwise it will distort.

NT
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Re: Naiant IPA
« Reply #155 on: September 11, 2017, 03:58:52 AM »
Thanks. I guess my main concern is stack taping as I have a friend who uses a tiny box and he has to set it to the low setting to record very loud music otherwise it will distort.

Just get an IPA without any gain and you'll be fine.
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Re: Naiant IPA
« Reply #156 on: September 11, 2017, 09:43:08 PM »
Has anyone switched from the Tinybox to this and if so what are your thoughts?
Jon designed it to replace the tinybox, it works perfectly.
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Imo tb has advantages such as rechargeable battery and ability to work with 48v mics but IPA is solid for those that the feature set meets
Thanks. I guess my main concern is stack taping as I have a friend who uses a tiny box and he has to set it to the low setting to record very loud music otherwise it will distort.

NT
what other gear is being used?
persoanlly i doubt it is the tb that is actually distorting based on my results with lb and tb
I don't think you would have issues with IPA either
Mics - AKG ck61/ck63 (c480b & Naiant actives), SP-BMC-2
XLR Cables - Silver Path w/Darktrain stubbies
Interconnect Cables - Dogstar (XLR), Darktrain (RCA > 1/8) (1/8 > 1/8), and Kind Kables (1/8f > 1/4)
Preamps - Naiant Littlebox & Tinybox
Recorders - PCM-M10 & DR-60D

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Re: Naiant IPA
« Reply #157 on: September 11, 2017, 09:58:11 PM »
Has anyone switched from the Tinybox to this and if so what are your thoughts?
Jon designed it to replace the tinybox, it works perfectly.
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Imo tb has advantages such as rechargeable battery and ability to work with 48v mics but IPA is solid for those that the feature set meets
Thanks. I guess my main concern is stack taping as I have a friend who uses a tiny box and he has to set it to the low setting to record very loud music otherwise it will distort.

NT
what other gear is being used?
persoanlly i doubt it is the tb that is actually distorting based on my results with lb and tb
I don't think you would have issues with IPA either

Sony M10 - NBobs vers 1- Schoeps Mk41

He can only record on low gain otherwise anything recorded will be distorted.
This is true from arena recordings and clubs to head in stack tapes.
He thinks it is a - 10db setting but not sure as no info was given with the Tinybox.

NT

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Re: Naiant IPA
« Reply #158 on: September 12, 2017, 11:22:06 AM »
I never seen a Tinybox with -10 setting!  That wasn't the standard gain structure.  Get an IPA with 0db, 10db, 20db and you should be good to go. 
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Re: Naiant IPA
« Reply #159 on: September 12, 2017, 12:21:10 PM »
So small and so easy to use. I got 0/9/18 and only use the 18db setting and adjust on my m10. IMO Schoeps are only mics I've ran that need zero color. Just clean power. IPA delivers for 119 bucks.
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Re: Naiant IPA
« Reply #160 on: October 16, 2017, 05:10:23 PM »
Anyone here running their stereo IPA with phantom power? If so, how so? With the standard xlr y cable Jon ships with it?
Recording:
Capsules: Schoeps mk41v, mk4v, mk22, mk3 & mk8
Cables: 2x nbob KCY, 1 pair nbob actives, Darktrain 2 and 4 channel KCY extensions:
Preamps:    Naiant Littlebox, Naiant IPA, Naiant PFA, Sound Devices Mixpre6
Recorders: Sound Devices Mixpre6, Sony PCM m10
Home Playback: Mytek DSD 192> Adcom SLC 505> Marantz Ma500 (x2)> Eminent Tech LFT-16; Musical Fidelity xCan v2> Hifiman HE-400
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Re: Naiant IPA
« Reply #161 on: October 25, 2017, 12:05:51 PM »
I'm thinking about setting up my dpa4021 pair with these. Back when the tiny box was a thing, I got one for them and $400 or so later that thing with all its XLR and Mini-XLR cable adapters just became too burdensome. The whole setup had almost the same footprint as the pmd661, and the tiny box had settings that easily brickwalled in small clubs.

You guys have any recommended gain structures that might prevent brickwalling with this kind of setup?

What I was hoping to do was actually get the mic cable modified by Jon and chop off the XLR connectors to replace them with mini-XLR then put the female end of the mini-XLR to the original large XLR so that I could have a small XLR-Mini XLR cable to plug into any phantom powered pre, or plug into the IPA cable.  (which would be female mini-XLR > IPA > 3.5mm male)

Is that too many words?
What I'm worried about is basically creating a brickwalling set of mics, which is what they used to be before I began using them only with the ocmR44. I haven't found a scenario yet where they will overload the ocmR44's preamps, but I'd like to occasionally take them into places with a Korg MR-1 and need to find reliable powering and gain structure options.

Man, I really use a lot of words.

Thanks for any help you can be!

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Re: Naiant IPA
« Reply #162 on: October 25, 2017, 01:16:28 PM »
Anyone here running their stereo IPA with phantom power? If so, how so? With the standard xlr y cable Jon ships with it?

Yes. I run it off my r44 all the time with Jon's cable.
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Re: Naiant IPA
« Reply #163 on: October 25, 2017, 04:51:05 PM »
How does an IPA work for mbhos? do i need 1 or 2? 

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Re: Naiant IPA
« Reply #164 on: October 26, 2017, 01:05:24 AM »
MBHO an Milab require two IPA's to run balanced...you can run one unbalanced...I guess

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