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Offline Chrisedge

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Anyone make a 4 channel battery box? (Power two stereo mics)
« on: April 30, 2015, 06:23:08 PM »
I know I could get two UBB and they are tiny, but I would prefer one box with no cables (I had a Sound Pro BB go bad on me with the wire) with in and outs for two sets of mics.
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Re: Anyone make a 4 channel battery box? (Power two stereo mics)
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2015, 06:53:08 PM »
The easy answer is to either DIY one yourself (battery boxes aren't very complicated), or simply glue two UGLY-BBs together.  That would give you separate ins and outs (and still use two batteries, providing some redundancy) but all in one physical unit.

I have a custom 4 channel UGLY battery box with two stereo minijack inputs and one mini-xlr output. I bought it years ago from TS user Printguy.. but it was nonfunctional on arrival and I never got it working.  He had Chris build it for him for use into an R44. The mini-xlr output has a break-out cable to four RA 1/4" TS plugs.

I currently use two CA-UGLY preamps at the same time.  Having two physical units is less of a hassle than dealing with all the wiring.  One unit with 2 inputs and 2 outputs won't streamline your wiring unless you bundle the wires together to manage them.  I sometimes place both preamps into a low-cut sock which temporarily "glues them together".

Hope that helps.
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