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Re: Sony PCM-A10 (Part 2)
« Reply #270 on: January 16, 2022, 02:58:19 PM »
Just wondering how pervasive this issue is.  Has anyone else had the Left channel fail on your A10?
I sent my first PCM-A10 back to Sony service and they replaced it because the line in RIGHT channel was lower than the left.

Yes, nowvthat I look at my notes, both of my A10s had the  RIGHT channel fail. My friend's issue is with the Left. I'm hoping these units with failing channels were all early production units and Sony has since remedied the issue!

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Re: Sony PCM-A10 (Part 2)
« Reply #271 on: January 17, 2022, 12:35:59 PM »


Separate question: The A10 is sold out everywhere. Anyone know a place with stock?  Probably due to COVID chip shortage...
 

https://www.amazon.ca/Sony-Portable-Studio-Recorder-PCM-A10/dp/B07NF17GDJ/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3RQII5MNHZUMT&keywords=sony+pcm-a10&qid=1642440855&sprefix=sony+pcm-A%2Caps%2C120&sr=8-1

 in stock and in Canadian dollars so cheaper for you US folks. 
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Re: Sony PCM-A10 (Part 2)
« Reply #272 on: January 17, 2022, 01:45:24 PM »
Hey ed, I have a folder with 41v>bnb>R-07, did you run two decks?
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Re: Sony PCM-A10 (Part 2)
« Reply #273 on: January 17, 2022, 08:06:12 PM »
Separate question: The A10 is sold out everywhere. Anyone know a place with stock?  Probably due to COVID chip shortage...
B and H says June 13th on their website.
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Re: Sony PCM-A10 (Part 2)
« Reply #274 on: February 10, 2022, 01:34:43 AM »
The moose at the front gate shoulda told ya !

"Dear Customer
We did not forget about you!

You are receiving this message because you asked to be notified when the Sony PCM-A10 High-Resolution Audio Recorder (B&H # SOPCMA10) becomes available. We advised you then that we would send you interim updates. We regret the item remains unavailable."


This is worse than the Lodge cast iron habachi grill.
Grey market has it for over $300, but that also means no warranty.    >:(
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Re: Sony PCM-A10 (Part 2)
« Reply #275 on: February 18, 2022, 02:11:18 PM »
Anyone know where the limiter actually limits? I recorddd. Show last night and it appears I had a shelf at -3dB.

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Re: Sony PCM-A10 (Part 2)
« Reply #276 on: February 19, 2022, 02:37:09 PM »
Anyone know where the limiter actually limits? I recorddd. Show last night and it appears I had a shelf at -3dB.

Thoughts?
It seems to blink the limiter light when signal is within 3dB of full scale.
Shelf?
Brick walling?


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Re: Sony PCM-A10 (Part 2)
« Reply #277 on: February 19, 2022, 03:36:05 PM »
Anyone know where the limiter actually limits? I recorddd. Show last night and it appears I had a shelf at -3dB.

Thoughts?
It seems to blink the limiter light when signal is within 3dB of full scale.
Shelf?
Brick walling?

Hey Morst, hope you’re doing well…it’s been awhile since we’ve crossed paths.

I normally don’t run the limiter but apparently I had switched it on somehow. The deck is still new to me and I’m figuring out it’s nuances.

I was able to run some tests last night and the limiter does kick in at -3dB.  The recording sounds great so no brickwalling and the term shelf was not the right term to use…just the flattened peaks one would get when running a limiter. 

Since I had not had that happen before and normally don’t run the limiter it kinda threw me for a loop.
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Re: Sony PCM-A10 (Part 2)
« Reply #278 on: February 20, 2022, 01:42:09 AM »
Right on, I'm hanging in, despite not much work. Got plenty of archival stuff to catch up on.
Flat tops on peaks are not ideal, but they beat over level distortion!
I pretty much run limiter all the time for live stuff.

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Re: Sony PCM-A10 (Part 2)
« Reply #279 on: February 20, 2022, 09:57:18 PM »
These sure are hard to find right now. Hoping to scoop one up before a round of shows in 2 months.

Have somewhat of a wonky question for anyone- does anyone have any idea how it would go running 2 A10s at once? Can you switch between them while monitoring/adjusting them remotely? Would I need two phones? Any input appreciated.
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Re: Sony PCM-A10 (Part 2)
« Reply #280 on: February 21, 2022, 04:44:15 PM »
These sure are hard to find right now. Hoping to scoop one up before a round of shows in 2 months.

Have somewhat of a wonky question for anyone- does anyone have any idea how it would go running 2 A10s at once? Can you switch between them while monitoring/adjusting them remotely? Would I need two phones? Any input appreciated.
Two phones would make it easier, but it should work smoothly to just switch using bluetooth preferences.
On iPhone, you'd go to the Preferences panel, called SETTINGS and then on the middle of the first screen is the option for BLUETOOTH > and then that page lets you choose which one to pair with.
You can keep the Sony REC Remote app open and it should grab whichever one the Bluetooth is paired to.
Note that you will have to give them different names or remember top or bottom one?
... Hm
Ok I don't think you can change the device name in the PCM-A10.
Even if you got two phones, they would both show TWO bluetooth links for something called "PCM-A10" but each will have a unique identifier, so you can tell them apart.
I would think that they would stay in place in the list of bluetooth devices, and you can just choose the first or second entry from the list to go back and forth.
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Re: Sony PCM-A10 (Part 2)
« Reply #281 on: March 08, 2022, 10:07:22 AM »
Getting back out into the wild tonight with my A10 for the first time since the sh*tstorm hit.

Using a Baby nBox which I know Nicky said should be used mic in, pip off.

What is the correct input again?  Audio-In or Mic-In?

Thanks everyone.
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Re: Sony PCM-A10 (Part 2)
« Reply #282 on: March 08, 2022, 10:27:44 AM »
Getting back out into the wild tonight with my A10 for the first time since the sh*tstorm hit.

Using a Baby nBox which I know Nicky said should be used mic in, pip off.

What is the correct input again?  Audio-In or Mic-In?

Thanks everyone.

 :cheers:  AUDIO IN

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Re: Sony PCM-A10 (Part 2)
« Reply #283 on: March 08, 2022, 11:18:15 AM »
Getting back out into the wild tonight with my A10 for the first time since the sh*tstorm hit.

Using a Baby nBox which I know Nicky said should be used mic in, pip off.

What is the correct input again?  Audio-In or Mic-In?

Thanks everyone.

The dead giveaway if your deck somehow got set for mic in ... you will dial down your input level further and further and further ... and it'll still look too high.
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Re: Sony PCM-A10 (Part 2)
« Reply #284 on: March 08, 2022, 08:42:49 PM »
Thanks guys. It is an acoustic trio of a UK rock band. Opener was solo acoustic and I was at 23.  It’ll be interesting to see how the headliner goes.  I’m up too close but it’ll still be good.

Had to set levels around 20-21 in the end but it didn't matter; I had the Irish Karen duo behind us yelling at the top of their lungs on anything that was said and who felt it was "okay" to sing along like a bad St. Patty's day.  That recording isn't even worth archiving but I will.
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