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Re: Anyone ever order from church audio?
« Reply #30 on: August 30, 2019, 12:28:29 AM »
Any recs on a Sound Pros battery box that's similar to Church power supply options? I have a CA-9200, but I'd like to pick up something that's comparable to a UBB.

Also, what's the best option for running CA mics off XLR phantom power? After some digging I read on here that you can use a Naiant PFA, but do I need to get it custom output for 9v? I use a Zoom H4N, and I think phantom output is either 24v or 48v. Without some sort of adaption to 9v output will it fry the mics?

Sorry, I'm a bit of a n00b, and know nothing of electrical stuff beyond what i remember from high school physics 20 years ago. Basically, I want to be able to run 4 channels, omni's and cards at the same time, one set off the 3.5 input, and 1 set thru the XLR inputs.
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Re: Anyone ever order from church audio?
« Reply #31 on: August 30, 2019, 06:28:33 AM »
My experience dealing with CA over the last few years, is mixed, but improving.

Yes, don't expect goods to be shipped in a hurry, but when the last order went missing in the post, it was eventually replaced.

The quality and design of the preamps remains very good, and they are more durable than the SP battery boxes (YMMV).
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Re: Anyone ever order from church audio?
« Reply #32 on: August 30, 2019, 08:52:51 AM »
YMMV indeed

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Re: Anyone ever order from church audio?
« Reply #33 on: August 30, 2019, 09:53:38 AM »
The quality and design of the preamps remains very good, and they are more durable than the SP battery boxes (YMMV).

More durable? Sound Pros is ABS plastic vs the rubber modeling mold of the CA's?
I respectfully disagree.

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Re: Anyone ever order from church audio?
« Reply #34 on: August 30, 2019, 10:10:14 AM »
I recall issues with wire or soldering failures in CA products as well..

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Re: Anyone ever order from church audio?
« Reply #35 on: August 30, 2019, 10:43:33 AM »
I recall issues with wire or soldering failures in CA products as well..

That's not something I've experienced. All of his gear has been rock solid for me
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Re: Anyone ever order from church audio?
« Reply #36 on: August 30, 2019, 10:58:51 AM »
The quality and design of the preamps remains very good, and they are more durable than the SP battery boxes (YMMV).

More durable? Sound Pros is ABS plastic vs the rubber modeling mold of the CA's?
I respectfully disagree.

I have used a 3-wire CA-9100 preamp  for around 10 years, and it is rock solid. I took delivery of a CA-9200 preamp a month ago and am testing it at the moment.

In comparison, the two SP battery boxes I had lasted 3-4 years of heavy use each before crapping out on me - usually losing, or sounding bad on one channel.

The Naiant PIPsqueaks are pretty tough, sound nice, and are beautifully built, but battery life is only 6-12 months.
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Re: Anyone ever order from church audio?
« Reply #37 on: August 30, 2019, 11:15:14 AM »
I'm 12 years on my SP battery box

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Re: Anyone ever order from church audio?
« Reply #38 on: September 04, 2019, 01:25:07 PM »
I love his gear and never had issues ordering from him (3 separate orders, CA-14 + CA-Ugly, CA-11, and then a CA-ugly 2) .

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Re: Anyone ever order from church audio?
« Reply #39 on: September 04, 2019, 10:45:21 PM »
My battery box order was pretty slow being filled.

I ordered the ugli originally because that was the only one that was listed "in stock". I wanted the bat2b which was not available at the time.

While waiting, I eventually saw that the bat2b was once again available. I asked to change my order and Chris took care of it.

Yes, it took awhile but I'm very happy with the replacement order.

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Re: Anyone ever order from church audio?
« Reply #40 on: September 05, 2019, 04:59:49 AM »
Any recs on a Sound Pros battery box that's similar to Church power supply options? I have a CA-9200, but I'd like to pick up something that's comparable to a UBB.

Chris Church has preamp CA ugly.

Also, what's the best option for running CA mics off XLR phantom power? After some digging I read on here that you can use a Naiant PFA, but do I need to get it custom output for 9v?

Naiant can build you phantom adapter that suits for Chris Church mics.

The second option is to use CA preamp with custom cable - CA mics -> CA preamp -> custom cable -> TS h4n.

The third option should be to use battery box with custom cable - CA mics -> bb -> custom cable -> XLR h4n.  But be very careful. You must to turn off phantom power, otherwise you will fry battery box and mics.


I use a Zoom H4N .... Basically, I want to be able to run 4 channels, omni's and cards at the same time, one set off the 3.5 input, and 1 set thru the XLR inputs.

I am not sure, but I think H4N can record only one pair of external and one pair of internal mics. It is not possible to record two pairs of external mics with this device.  Handheld recorder, that can record two external pairs, is only Tascam DR2D. It is discontinuated now, but you can find some used one.
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Re: Anyone ever order from church audio?
« Reply #41 on: September 05, 2019, 04:06:04 PM »
Nope, the H4N has a pair of XLR/TRS combo jacks, and then a 1/8" mic-input. If you plug something into the 1/8" mic-in, it will bypass the internal mics.
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Re: Anyone ever order from church audio?
« Reply #42 on: September 06, 2019, 05:13:32 AM »
Thanks for adding. I don't own h4n. If it can record 4 external tracks, that's great, we have a replacement for Tascam dr2d.

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Re: Anyone ever order from church audio?
« Reply #43 on: September 06, 2019, 10:12:41 AM »
Quite the opposite for me. I had a Zoom H4N going back to 2008 when it first came out. Rarely used it once I got the Tascam 2D. Only thing I don't like about the 2D is inability to monitor the second input--that's just a set and forget it. Zoom H4N had a lot of quirks and things I didn't like, and for that size, just use the Zoom H6.
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Re: Anyone ever order from church audio?
« Reply #44 on: September 06, 2019, 10:59:20 AM »
FWIW he posted on FB yesterday that all outstanding orders will go out today.
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