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Re: Sony PCM-A10 (Part 2)
« Reply #435 on: September 07, 2022, 04:53:16 AM »
Sorry, dumb noob question here, but I’m doing my first outing shortly, haven’t had time to read thru all of the threads…

Should I use my Church Audio 9100 or go straight in with my 4.7 AT 853’s? I assume option 1…

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Re: Sony PCM-A10 (Part 2)
« Reply #436 on: September 07, 2022, 07:36:26 AM »
If for no other reason, to power the mics for loud shows

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Re: Sony PCM-A10 (Part 2)
« Reply #437 on: September 07, 2022, 09:23:50 AM »
If for no other reason, to power the mics for loud shows

Yep, this. You can probably get away with no preamp/battery box under some conditions, but no point in risking it.

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Re: Sony PCM-A10 (Part 2)
« Reply #438 on: September 10, 2022, 12:46:21 PM »
I mainly use my A10 to patch or record a mix from my DR680.

I just took the files off of it from a 3 band show here locally and realized on one charge so far I have run it for 4 (or 5?) Phish shows and two local gigs.  Battery icon still has one bar.

Jinkies.  Lil man has some juice.
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Re: Sony PCM-A10 (Part 2)
« Reply #439 on: September 12, 2022, 08:11:42 PM »
Yeah internal battery was my main concern but even if the thing degrades 50% I feel as though I'll always have enough for a full show.

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Re: Sony PCM-A10 (Part 2)
« Reply #440 on: September 13, 2022, 10:07:39 AM »
As soon as I get home from a show, I immediately plug the A10's slide-out USB connector into my computer to download files off of it overnight so they are readily available for editing in the morning.  Of course, while the A10 is connected to my computer, it is recharging.  So I literally never worry about my A10 being charged up; I don't even include it on my gear checklist.

With my Roland R-07, I checked the batteries every show; and changed them at least every other show.  So it was something I really had to stay on top of.  But those days are in the past now that I have an A10.
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Re: Sony PCM-A10 (Part 2)
« Reply #441 on: September 13, 2022, 10:23:07 AM »
I'll be bringing my A10 to an all-day festival the weekend after next — I'll report back here on how many bars are remaining at the end, but I expect it to be at least one or two.

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Re: Sony PCM-A10 (Part 2)
« Reply #442 on: September 16, 2022, 05:03:07 PM »
I finally grabbed an A10!  I know it has been said many times, but man this thing is tiny.  I ran an m10 for many years as my main deck, but haven't had a hand held since I got into a Mixpre 6. 
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Re: Sony PCM-A10 (Part 2)
« Reply #443 on: September 23, 2022, 08:06:53 PM »
Back in stock at Adorama. 

Prob a good sign if you are looking to pick one up as they are available at both B+H and Adorama and its the first time in probably a year+ that both have had them in stock.

I sorta want a second.  My current one serves as stealth or the out from my deck.  My girlfriend was a seamstress then became a hat repair specialist for one of the big hat shops here in NOLA.  She knows I want a all-in-the-location setup and can easily make me one.  I feel like getting a second one and chop/modding it is a good idea.
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Re: Sony PCM-A10 (Part 2)
« Reply #444 on: September 24, 2022, 03:53:49 PM »
I'll be bringing my A10 to an all-day festival the weekend after next — I'll report back here on how many bars are remaining at the end, but I expect it to be at least one or two.

Currently sitting on my sofa listening to said festival on WFMU, so the battery test will need to wait a bit.

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Re: Sony PCM-A10 (Part 2)
« Reply #445 on: Today at 12:53:26 PM »
taped last night for the first time.

I can't stress it enough .... it's tiny and the bluetooth monitoring from phone it is definitely game changer to me.
I was afraid of buggy app or lag in settings but flawless experience.

I had a problem with battery box and had to use internal mics. Quite satisfied with results as I had zero expectation by all your comments. Will post samples for reference

Tomorrow next show. After the BB failure, I need to decide if I use internal mics or CA11 via mic in (minimum quality). Considering I won't be able to do prior test, would you go for the internal or external without BB option?


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Re: Sony PCM-A10 (Part 2)
« Reply #446 on: Today at 01:11:11 PM »
taped last night for the first time.

I can't stress it enough .... it's tiny and the bluetooth monitoring from phone it is definitely game changer to me.
I was afraid of buggy app or lag in settings but flawless experience.

I had a problem with battery box and had to use internal mics. Quite satisfied with results as I had zero expectation by all your comments. Will post samples for reference

Tomorrow next show. After the BB failure, I need to decide if I use internal mics or CA11 via mic in (minimum quality). Considering I won't be able to do prior test, would you go for the internal or external without BB option?

What kind of battery box problem did you encounter?
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Re: Sony PCM-A10 (Part 2)
« Reply #447 on: Today at 06:39:53 PM »
taped last night for the first time.

I can't stress it enough .... it's tiny and the bluetooth monitoring from phone it is definitely game changer to me.
I was afraid of buggy app or lag in settings but flawless experience.

I had a problem with battery box and had to use internal mics. Quite satisfied with results as I had zero expectation by all your comments. Will post samples for reference

Tomorrow next show. After the BB failure, I need to decide if I use internal mics or CA11 via mic in (minimum quality). Considering I won't be able to do prior test, would you go for the internal or external without BB option?
A10s PIP is pretty anemic, 2 something volts and may not give the CA11s enough juice handle high SPLs. the internal mics are low sens enough to not overload in my experience.

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Re: Sony PCM-A10 (Part 2)
« Reply #448 on: Today at 08:12:52 PM »
If using the internal mics, make sure they are angled outwards and not crossed - the outward position gives a significantly better stereo image.

 

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