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Re: Schoeps vms02ib DC connector info needed!
« Reply #15 on: May 07, 2019, 09:43:56 PM »
P.S.: Does anyone else find that you have to put batteries into the battery holder "just so" for them to make reliable contact?
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Re: Schoeps vms02ib DC connector info needed!
« Reply #16 on: May 08, 2019, 11:27:38 AM »
P.S.: Does anyone else find that you have to put batteries into the battery holder "just so" for them to make reliable contact?

Yes. And the Battery box needs to be situated "just so" in order for the lid to be closed. hence my search for a reliable external powering option.
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Preamps:    Schoeps VMS 02iub, Naiant Littlebox, Naiant IPA, Sound Devices Mixpre6
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Re: Schoeps vms02ib DC connector info needed!
« Reply #17 on: May 08, 2019, 02:29:13 PM »
P.S.: Does anyone else find that you have to put batteries into the battery holder "just so" for them to make reliable contact?

Yes. And the Battery box needs to be situated "just so" in order for the lid to be closed. hence my search for a reliable external powering option.


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Re: Schoeps vms02ib DC connector info needed!
« Reply #18 on: May 08, 2019, 06:24:49 PM »
Dr. Noah, once the batteries are in the holder "just so" and the lid is secured, is it reliable from then on? Can you transport the battery-equipped preamp in a gig bag, for example, and reliably have it work when you get to the recording site?
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Re: Schoeps vms02ib DC connector info needed!
« Reply #19 on: May 09, 2019, 09:57:52 AM »
Dr. Noah, once the batteries are in the holder "just so" and the lid is secured, is it reliable from then on? Can you transport the battery-equipped preamp in a gig bag, for example, and reliably have it work when you get to the recording site?

Yes. Once I get the battery holder in place, close the lid, and test it- the unit works. With high capacity batteries, I can run the unit for two ~ 4 hour gigs.

So when, for example, I have a two night run, I load up the vms in the bag and don’t touch it until I get home.
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Capsules: Schoeps mk41v (x2), mk4v (x2), mk22 (x2), mk3 (x2), mk21 & mk8
Cables: 2x nbob KCY, 1 pair nbob actives, Darktrain 2 and 4 channel KCY extensions:
Preamps:    Schoeps VMS 02iub, Naiant Littlebox, Naiant IPA, Sound Devices Mixpre6
Recorders: Sound Devices Mixpre6, Sony PCM m10

Home Playback: Mytek DSD 192> McIntosh MC162> Eminent Tech LFT-16; Musical Fidelity xCan v2> Hifiman HE-4XX / Beyerdynamic DT880

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Re: Schoeps vms02ib DC connector info needed!
« Reply #20 on: May 09, 2019, 02:10:48 PM »
Not sure if the 02ib has similar layout inside the metal case as the 52UB but I'm always afraid that one of the circuit boards is going to break off whenever I'm trying to slide the battery tray into its space so that it is making contact correctly. The circuit board bends/flexes/gives a bit whenever I need to slide the tray in and my fear is that someday that could snap. Its the main reason I dont use the internal battery tray.
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Re: Schoeps vms02ib DC connector info needed!
« Reply #21 on: May 10, 2019, 05:20:11 PM »
In my VMS 02 IB, there's an otherwise unpopulated circuit board with two flat spring contacts that are directly, physically in contact with the battery holder when the battery holder is in place.

This board is distinctly "wiggly" when the battery holder is not in place. (See photo below of a mysterious finger wiggling this board.) I think that this is by design--but I must admit that the design makes me just a little queasy.

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Re: Schoeps vms02ib DC connector info needed!
« Reply #22 on: May 12, 2019, 09:10:30 PM »
People, Schoeps didn't use a "proprietary" power connector. It's a standard item (thus the DIN number)--and it was, and is (and presumably will remain) available from a number of sources in Europe if not elsewhere.
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