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Upgrading my rig. SP-XLRM-MINI-2?
« on: May 03, 2013, 05:26:01 AM »
Dear TS,

I have always recorded using SP-CMC-2 (AT831) > SPSB-1 > Zoom H2 (mic-in w/ power off due to broken line-in)

I am now in the process of updating my equipment (keeping in mind I'm on a budget).
Step 1) I've picked up an iRiver H120 (plan on doing CF-Mod too)
Step 2) I've picked up a bm2p+ UA-5

Purpose of the UA-5:
1) Use as preamp
2) Use as ADC
But NOT use phantom power (which is why I'll keep using the battery box)

What I would like to do is keep using the Mics and Battery box and basically run:
SP-CMC-2 (AT831) > SPSB-1 > bm2p+ UA-5 (optical out) > (optical in) iRiver H120

My questions are (reason I posted in Cables forum):

What is the best way of connecting the battery box to the UA-5?
1/8 female > 2x XLR male? Will this do the job? (with phantom power of UA-5 turned off)
http://www.soundprofessionals.com/cgi-bin/gold/item/SP-XLRM-MINI-2

What is the best way of going ua-5 optical out > optical in on the iRiver?
Would RCA > 1/8 inch be the way to go here?

Thank you for your help

Emile
SP-CMC-2 (AT831s) > SP-SPSB-1 > SP-XLRM-MINI-2 > Edirol UA-5 bm2p+ (Toslink out) > (Optical in) iRiver iHP-120 (CF Mod 16 GB / Rockbox 3.13)
Recordings on LMA: http://archive.org/bookmarks/emileh

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Re: Upgrading my rig. SP-XLRM-MINI-2?
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2013, 05:55:50 AM »
The female 1/8 > XLR will work fine.  You can also go female 1/8 to r/l RCA input on the back if the unit, although I am not sure if the mod is on the RCA inputs also.

Going digital from the us5 to iRiver you will need a optical toslink to optical mini.
GAKables: Custom XLR, Digi & Batt Cables http://taperssection.com/index.php?topic=133186.0

Mics: Austrian Audio OC818 / Telefunken TF-11 / Telefunken RFT AR-51 / Telefunken ELA M 260 (tk60,tk61,tk62) / Telefunken M60 / AKG c426b / AKG c414 xls / AKG c460b (ck61,ck62,ck63,ck69,a60,ck1,ck22,ck3,ck8,Blue B6) / nBob AKG Actives>PFA/ Naiant AKG Actives>PFA / AT853 w/ 4.7k Mod (Card,Omni,Sub)
Pre-Amps: Sonosax SX-M2 / Lunated V3
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GAKables: Custom XLR, Digi & Batt Cables http://taperssection.com/index.php?topic=133186.0

Mics: Austrian Audio OC818 / Telefunken TF-11 / Telefunken RFT AR-51 / Telefunken ELA M 260 (tk60,tk61,tk62) / Telefunken M60 / AKG c426b / AKG c414 xls / AKG c460b (ck61,ck62,ck63,ck69,a60,ck1,ck22,ck3,ck8,Blue B6) / nBob AKG Actives>PFA/ Naiant AKG Actives>PFA / AT853 w/ 4.7k Mod (Card,Omni,Sub)
Pre-Amps: Sonosax SX-M2 / Lunated V3
Recs: Sound Devices MixPre-10ii, MixPre-10T, MixPre-6ii / Sony PCM-M10 / Roland R-07

My Recordings: https://archive.org/search.php?query=taper%3A%28Gakidis%29&sort=-date

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Re: Upgrading my rig. SP-XLRM-MINI-2?
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2013, 06:38:56 AM »
The female 1/8 > XLR will work fine.  You can also go female 1/8 to r/l RCA input on the back if the unit, although I am not sure if the mod is on the RCA inputs also.

Going digital from the us5 to iRiver you will need a optical toslink to optical mini.

Ah yes of course, that makes sense. Thank you for the info

So for UA-5 > iRiver optical, something like this:
http://www.toma-electronics.nl/contents/media/624%20professionele%20kwaliteit%20mini%20toslink%20kabel.jpg

And then use optical Out, not RCA

Correct?
« Last Edit: May 03, 2013, 06:40:30 AM by Emile »
SP-CMC-2 (AT831s) > SP-SPSB-1 > SP-XLRM-MINI-2 > Edirol UA-5 bm2p+ (Toslink out) > (Optical in) iRiver iHP-120 (CF Mod 16 GB / Rockbox 3.13)
Recordings on LMA: http://archive.org/bookmarks/emileh

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Re: Upgrading my rig. SP-XLRM-MINI-2?
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2013, 07:13:12 AM »
Correct.  You also need to make sure you have the optical input setting engaged on the iRiver.
GAKables: Custom XLR, Digi & Batt Cables http://taperssection.com/index.php?topic=133186.0

Mics: Austrian Audio OC818 / Telefunken TF-11 / Telefunken RFT AR-51 / Telefunken ELA M 260 (tk60,tk61,tk62) / Telefunken M60 / AKG c426b / AKG c414 xls / AKG c460b (ck61,ck62,ck63,ck69,a60,ck1,ck22,ck3,ck8,Blue B6) / nBob AKG Actives>PFA/ Naiant AKG Actives>PFA / AT853 w/ 4.7k Mod (Card,Omni,Sub)
Pre-Amps: Sonosax SX-M2 / Lunated V3
Recs: Sound Devices MixPre-10ii, MixPre-10T, MixPre-6ii / Sony PCM-M10 / Roland R-07

My Recordings: https://archive.org/search.php?query=taper%3A%28Gakidis%29&sort=-date

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Re: Upgrading my rig. SP-XLRM-MINI-2?
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2013, 07:36:59 AM »
Great! Thank you for all the info and for helping out! Awesome

I consider this question answered.. but if anyone would like to add anything feel free to do so.

Best,
Emile

//edit: ordered all the cables.. thanks again
« Last Edit: May 05, 2013, 04:29:54 PM by Emile »
SP-CMC-2 (AT831s) > SP-SPSB-1 > SP-XLRM-MINI-2 > Edirol UA-5 bm2p+ (Toslink out) > (Optical in) iRiver iHP-120 (CF Mod 16 GB / Rockbox 3.13)
Recordings on LMA: http://archive.org/bookmarks/emileh

 

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