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Offline nicegrin

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Small BB options wanted!
« on: February 05, 2022, 07:54:11 PM »
Hey fellow tapers!

I've noticed that my current setup with SP-CMC-4U (AT853) male mini plug -> SP-SPSB-10 battery box -> M10 or ER05 introduces one channel crackling noise/dropouts if I move the BB or the inter connector during recording. When all is left untouched all is fine, but obviously this is far from satisfying so a couple of questions for the gurus here...

1. What is most likely the issue here? The battery box, the interconnector or the combo?

2. What is my best option for a BB and interconnectors of similar size to the SPSB-10 setup I have for best possible quality and to avoid the crackling issue?
I'm really looking for the best cables and BB possible here.

3. Not really related to the issue, but since I've been out of the game for some time, is there any other cardiod/hyper on the market of similar size to the SP-CMC-4U
that is a reasonable upgrade for s small size recording setup?

Thanks guys!

« Last Edit: February 05, 2022, 07:58:17 PM by nicegrin »
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Re: Small BB options wanted!
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2022, 06:45:21 PM »
Cables and connectors will wear out, it's inevitable.  I suggest getting bunch of cables regardless since they're cheap to test and swap, something like:

Always get right-angle connectors for portable use; they relieve strain on your plugs in case of movement.  The lower-profile the plug, the better since it has less leverage to damage your recorder or box.

I also prefer battery boxes with removable cables, since cables are more easily damaged.   Boxes are pretty easy and cheap to build your own, many threads here on that.

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Re: Small BB options wanted!
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2022, 11:04:59 AM »
Have you tried canned air or deoxit? Sounds like a dirty connection


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