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Final thoughts on UA-5
« on: April 21, 2003, 06:08:49 PM »
Anybody have any last minute suggestions before I get the UA-5?  Called Oade today and have pretty much decided to get it and a battery pack from them.  Charger, battery, and plug go for $140.  Seems like a good deal for $700ish for mods and all.

-Kevin

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Re:Final thoughts on UA-5
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2003, 06:10:30 PM »
go for it bro.....ooooooooooooohhhhhh new equipment!!!!! ;D

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Re:Final thoughts on UA-5
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2003, 09:01:38 PM »
Anybody have any last minute suggestions before I get the UA-5?  Called Oade today and have pretty much decided to get it and a battery pack from them.  Charger, battery, and plug go for $140.  Seems like a good deal for $700ish for mods and all.

-Kevin

I dont have one personally, but through friends that have/had them, and listening to tapes made with it.....it is a nice unit, definitely at that price point.

Nick

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Re:Final thoughts on UA-5
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2003, 09:12:15 PM »
I would save my money and make a battery pack, but otherwise you should be cool!

Have fun

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Re:Final thoughts on UA-5
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2003, 10:32:39 PM »
The only reason I am buying it is becasue I am not real swift with a soldering iron.  +T to all of you.

-Kevin

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Re:Final thoughts on UA-5
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2003, 02:21:33 AM »
+T to you....have phun with your new toy... ;D

bean

p.s.- if ya wanna hear a personal opinion, ask ducati, he has the warm mod/ digi mod.....hope that doesn't piss you off nate... ;)
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Re:Final thoughts on UA-5
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2003, 05:23:21 PM »
You don't have to know how to solder to make the battery pack.  Everything, at least using the rc battery pack, is either twisted os connected with crimp connectors.  I don't have the link off hand, but I am sure someone does.

I think it was http://www.jordanshapiro.net/ua5 or something like that

Daryan

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Re:Final thoughts on UA-5
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2003, 05:37:20 PM »
Here's the link:

http://www.jordanshapiro.net/ua5.htm

It - and lots of other info - is also in the Archival Information section, Power and Related thread.
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Re:Final thoughts on UA-5
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2003, 05:51:38 PM »
That doesn't look too tough.  Thanks a lot.

-Kevin

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Re:Final thoughts on UA-5
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2003, 05:53:24 PM »
Might expand on that a little and get a Otterbox for it.

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Re:Final thoughts on UA-5
« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2003, 08:17:55 PM »
As bean pointed out, I run a wmod UA5.  I:D   love that thing, especially since I've started recording 24 bit.  Did you buy the pmod or wmod?

The wmod is supposed to much improve soundstaging, and I can attest that it's HUGE at 24/96.  If the info's there, it extends well past my wall in depth, and outside the speakers.  I think 24/96 really accentuates the good of the UA5 A/D, too...  I was pleased with it at 16/44, but the A/D would really rather run at 24 bits; 16 is good, but a little congested at times.

Regardless, I'm shocked at the sound quality of this little beast.  $500 is chump change for something this good...  The only thing I miss about not running an apogee or V3 is the build quality isn't quite up to snuff, and there aren't any meters.  But I can run 24/96 over USB, so I guess there's tradeoffs there  :P

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hey ducati....
« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2003, 12:04:50 AM »
this maybe a stupid question but i'm gonna ask anyways b/c i've been wondering for awhile.  how do you know where your levels are if there aren't any meters?  i'm used to running my mp-2 and it has nice meters...so i'm a confused on how to know if you're running your ua-5 to hot?

thanks,
justin
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Re:Final thoughts on UA-5
« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2003, 12:40:14 AM »
Look on your recorder. ;)
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Re:Final thoughts on UA-5
« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2003, 01:28:51 AM »
Recording Rigs:
Schoeps MK4's & MK41's ->
Schoeps | NBob 250/05 KCY's ->
Naiant +60v/Low Noise PFA's ->
DarkTrain Right Angle Stubby XLR's ->
Sound Devices MixPre-6 & MixPre-3

Portable Playback Rigs:
Sony NW-A35 Walkman & Shanling M0 DAP's ->
Linum G2 SuperBax & Bax | CA Litz | Westone Bluetooth MMCX Cables ->
Campfire Audio Andromeda & Dorado | Westone UM Pro 30 (G2) IEM's ->
Comply Isolation+ & Sport+ Memory Foam Tips

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Re:Final thoughts on UA-5
« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2003, 03:21:19 AM »
Actually, since this got brought up somehow...is there a device that would take a digital or line signal, and display meters accurately.  I hate having to read meters on a dat deck and always wondered if something external existed?

Daryan

 

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