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Re: Milab VM-44 Link > Naiant IPA(s)?
« Reply #15 on: March 02, 2017, 08:32:06 PM »
Great to hear, Matt.  And at a quite reasonable price (relatively speaking)!
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Re: Milab VM-44 Link > Naiant IPA(s)?
« Reply #16 on: March 03, 2017, 05:55:00 AM »
When I send my set back for 4 meter cables and checkup....Milab billed close to $500...If replacement cables with Colette Is only $175 each wish I had gone that route...

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Re: Milab VM-44 Link > Naiant IPA(s)?
« Reply #17 on: March 03, 2017, 06:17:52 AM »
Were the original VM-44 link cables modified and used in this application...or were new cables used?  Considering pulling the trigger on a pair of Classics, but would like to have a set off active PFA cables built for lower profile application.

An original set of VM-44 link cables were modified.  I'm having a second set of Milab active cables modified for PFA use too.  The pair of active cables that I purchased through Mattias were around $175 each ($350 for the pair).  Plus there is a shipping charge and I think there was a "customs duty charge" too.  I am extremely happy with my PFA setup for the 44-Links!
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Re: Milab VM-44 Link > Naiant IPA(s)?
« Reply #18 on: June 26, 2017, 01:39:40 AM »
checking in, i want these too.
Currently in use:
Recorders: Edirol R44, Sony M10, Sony A10
Microphones: Milab VM-44 Links (cards), AT853 (cards) & Nakamichi CM300 (all CP-s)
Preamps: JK Laboratories DVC-X-17b, Naiant IPA & Nakamichi MX-100 modded for 9v battery use
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Re: Milab VM-44 Link > Naiant IPA(s)?
« Reply #19 on: October 07, 2018, 11:11:11 PM »
didn't want to start a new topic, appears my question is covered here but wanted to be sure.

i have the Milab VM-44 links and run them with the big bodies and interconnects into a PMD661. I've been doing this since 2012 and i always stealth these, and its becoming a nightmare with metal detectors, etc. the footprint is too big now. 

i would first like to get away from the PMD661 and it appears the IPA will let me do this (power the mics). i think this will be a better rig for stealthing, replacing the bodies with IPAs and running that into a M10 which i currently own which has little or no use on it.  this would shrink my footprint substantially, the interconnects I have are also cumbersome.

can i do this?

milab mic caps>original cables>ipa (2 of them?)> m10.

this would have me ditching the milab bodies, the interconnects and the PMD661 size....

i've also seen here that i guess i could have the cables modded to mini xlr and that would be a sturdier plug, ya, that milab 5pin plug on the mic cable seems really flimsy but i've no issues yet....should i leave the connections alone? how much to switch? i know i'll never need to go back to the bodies but if someone else did (i sold the mics, etc), then what?

thanks for any help, i was gonna email Jon but thought I'd check with the pros here first.
thanks again.

ninjadave.

Mics = Milab VM-44 Links [c] ~ AT853 [c,o] 
Preamp/BB = Naiant IPA (v1) ~ CA-UGLY [+20db]
Recorders = Marantz PMD661 (Oade CM) ~ Sony PCM-A10
Playback = Sony MDR-7506 ~ Rokit 5's

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Re: Milab VM-44 Link > Naiant IPA(s)?
« Reply #20 on: October 10, 2018, 05:06:09 PM »
You should be able to run one IPA!!  It will provide power for both VM-44 link caps.   Even smaller foot print. 

didn't want to start a new topic, appears my question is covered here but wanted to be sure.

i have the Milab VM-44 links and run them with the big bodies and interconnects into a PMD661. I've been doing this since 2012 and i always stealth these, and its becoming a nightmare with metal detectors, etc. the footprint is too big now. 

i would first like to get away from the PMD661 and it appears the IPA will let me do this (power the mics). i think this will be a better rig for stealthing, replacing the bodies with IPAs and running that into a M10 which i currently own which has little or no use on it.  this would shrink my footprint substantially, the interconnects I have are also cumbersome.

can i do this?

milab mic caps>original cables>ipa (2 of them?)> m10.

this would have me ditching the milab bodies, the interconnects and the PMD661 size....

i've also seen here that i guess i could have the cables modded to mini xlr and that would be a sturdier plug, ya, that milab 5pin plug on the mic cable seems really flimsy but i've no issues yet....should i leave the connections alone? how much to switch? i know i'll never need to go back to the bodies but if someone else did (i sold the mics, etc), then what?

thanks for any help, i was gonna email Jon but thought I'd check with the pros here first.
thanks again.

ninjadave.
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Re: Milab VM-44 Link > Naiant IPA(s)?
« Reply #21 on: October 20, 2018, 11:11:37 AM »

John did you ever run a pair of VM-44 Links using a single IPA?  I've been doing the same thing in stealth situations that ninjadave mentioned for many years too (Milab VM-44 links and run them with the big bodies and interconnects into an Oade modded PMD661).  I've made some extremely nice recordings using this setup but it is becoming increasingly nerve wracking walking this rig into the door.  A single IPA and an M-10 would be a breeze compared to my current VM-44 Link 007 rig.

You should be able to run one IPA!!  It will provide power for both VM-44 link caps.   Even smaller foot print. 

didn't want to start a new topic, appears my question is covered here but wanted to be sure.

i have the Milab VM-44 links and run them with the big bodies and interconnects into a PMD661. I've been doing this since 2012 and i always stealth these, and its becoming a nightmare with metal detectors, etc. the footprint is too big now. 

i would first like to get away from the PMD661 and it appears the IPA will let me do this (power the mics). i think this will be a better rig for stealthing, replacing the bodies with IPAs and running that into a M10 which i currently own which has little or no use on it.  this would shrink my footprint substantially, the interconnects I have are also cumbersome.

can i do this?

milab mic caps>original cables>ipa (2 of them?)> m10.

this would have me ditching the milab bodies, the interconnects and the PMD661 size....

i've also seen here that i guess i could have the cables modded to mini xlr and that would be a sturdier plug, ya, that milab 5pin plug on the mic cable seems really flimsy but i've no issues yet....should i leave the connections alone? how much to switch? i know i'll never need to go back to the bodies but if someone else did (i sold the mics, etc), then what?

thanks for any help, i was gonna email Jon but thought I'd check with the pros here first.
thanks again.

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Re: Milab VM-44 Link > Naiant IPA(s)?
« Reply #22 on: October 20, 2018, 12:01:03 PM »
I haven't, but I think Brian runs that setup!


John did you ever run a pair of VM-44 Links using a single IPA?  I've been doing the same thing in stealth situations that ninjadave mentioned for many years too (Milab VM-44 links and run them with the big bodies and interconnects into an Oade modded PMD661).  I've made some extremely nice recordings using this setup but it is becoming increasingly nerve wracking walking this rig into the door.  A single IPA and an M-10 would be a breeze compared to my current VM-44 Link 007 rig.

You should be able to run one IPA!!  It will provide power for both VM-44 link caps.   Even smaller foot print. 

didn't want to start a new topic, appears my question is covered here but wanted to be sure.

i have the Milab VM-44 links and run them with the big bodies and interconnects into a PMD661. I've been doing this since 2012 and i always stealth these, and its becoming a nightmare with metal detectors, etc. the footprint is too big now. 

i would first like to get away from the PMD661 and it appears the IPA will let me do this (power the mics). i think this will be a better rig for stealthing, replacing the bodies with IPAs and running that into a M10 which i currently own which has little or no use on it.  this would shrink my footprint substantially, the interconnects I have are also cumbersome.

can i do this?

milab mic caps>original cables>ipa (2 of them?)> m10.

this would have me ditching the milab bodies, the interconnects and the PMD661 size....

i've also seen here that i guess i could have the cables modded to mini xlr and that would be a sturdier plug, ya, that milab 5pin plug on the mic cable seems really flimsy but i've no issues yet....should i leave the connections alone? how much to switch? i know i'll never need to go back to the bodies but if someone else did (i sold the mics, etc), then what?

thanks for any help, i was gonna email Jon but thought I'd check with the pros here first.
thanks again.

ninjadave.
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Re: Milab VM-44 Link > Naiant IPA(s)?
« Reply #23 on: October 20, 2018, 12:08:34 PM »
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Re: Milab VM-44 Link > Naiant IPA(s)?
« Reply #24 on: June 06, 2019, 11:42:09 PM »
I finally did get my single IPA from John (wish the v2 was out when i did that but oh well, would have liked the rechargeable battery).
It runs the Milab VM-44 Links very nicely without the bodies into an M-10. but only for about 4-5 hours on one new A23.  :'(
I did not modify my cables (10 feet) on the mics (thinking about doing that now).
Jon made me a cable with female Milab binder connectors (or male, i can't remember which is which) to mate with IPA.

so the original mic connectors mate with the 1 foot extension cable separately (two binder connectors) which then combine into one 5pin plug that mates with the IPA.
out of the IPA is a simple 3.5mm plug into the Line in or mic in on the M-10. running line in right now with gain setting options on the IPA of 0/+9/+18.

much easier to stealth this. no bodies, no interconnect cables and NO Marantz PMD 661. i loved my mics>bodies>cable>PMD661 but all that shit was a pain when they had walk throughs. i could beat the wands easy with all that...i've beat the walk thrus too but more nerve wracking.

i've run the new setup mics>cable>IPA>cable>M-10 twice, both times didn't use any gain, line in and i should know better from my days running AT933 line with Preamp or BB but oh well. i know now, needs at least the +9db or +18db setting depending on location. the sound is very similar to the PMD661 setup so i'm gonna stick with this for sure.

will have some gear for sale shortly paring down but still keeping my PMD661 for now. want the new Sony A-10 also.....

rock on folks.
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« Last Edit: June 18, 2019, 08:34:37 PM by ninjadave »
Mics = Milab VM-44 Links [c] ~ AT853 [c,o] 
Preamp/BB = Naiant IPA (v1) ~ CA-UGLY [+20db]
Recorders = Marantz PMD661 (Oade CM) ~ Sony PCM-A10
Playback = Sony MDR-7506 ~ Rokit 5's

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Re: Milab VM-44 Link > Naiant IPA(s)?
« Reply #25 on: June 07, 2019, 01:12:04 AM »
Congrats Ninjadave! Keep us posted with some sample.

can you submit some pictures?
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Recorders: Edirol R44, Sony M10, Sony A10
Microphones: Milab VM-44 Links (cards), AT853 (cards) & Nakamichi CM300 (all CP-s)
Preamps: JK Laboratories DVC-X-17b, Naiant IPA & Nakamichi MX-100 modded for 9v battery use
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Re: Milab VM-44 Link > Naiant IPA(s)?
« Reply #26 on: June 08, 2019, 10:47:59 PM »
Here is a link to a pic of the setup with the IPA into the M10. The interconnect cable is i think 3 feet and i only needed 1 foot at most so that was a miscalculation. happy overall though.

https://eur03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fphotos.app.goo.gl%2Fo7Ko9NzX4TopU82H9&data=02%7C01%7C%7Cc05e25d700014fe9190d08d6ec8493c5%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636956451486062116&sdata=9u6PF5mq%2FTrRT8ya66TBLKWmYhqFylYiMi1Te1i0nyI%3D&reserved=0

Here is a sample of the Brit Floyd show, this one indicates to me that the mics operate pretty close to my other setup (PMD661) as this sounds nearly as good or as good based upon past tapes of this band (I think with proper gain etc, it would be no doubt the same). I had to boost signal in post by a lot due to low volume and the noise is still pretty minimal on this sample - no EQ.

https://eur03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2F1drv.ms%2Fu%2Fs!AuvLffsj1KeujIpo7Aa_ErcDtBQ3Gg&data=02%7C01%7C%7C325ff49d14d14a81cccd08d6ec8a494c%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636956476006790372&sdata=iwJSOf%2Fch%2BN8C9EIINwDQK0LQz9bzKAAdXo5UWoUqtE%3D&reserved=0
« Last Edit: June 18, 2019, 08:39:31 PM by ninjadave »
Mics = Milab VM-44 Links [c] ~ AT853 [c,o] 
Preamp/BB = Naiant IPA (v1) ~ CA-UGLY [+20db]
Recorders = Marantz PMD661 (Oade CM) ~ Sony PCM-A10
Playback = Sony MDR-7506 ~ Rokit 5's

http://ninjasroio.tripod.com/mainpage.html  [needs updated badly]

 

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