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Re: Naiant IPA
« Reply #165 on: October 31, 2017, 11:59:37 AM »
I asked Ted to build a custom cable 4.0mm x 1.7mm (to power the IPA) to 4.75mm x 1.7mm (plugged into my 12V external battery - Fotodiox Turbopack 9000 Power Pack).

This external battery successfully powered up my IPA, which supported my KCY > Neumann AK40 caps (KCY cables built by Nick).

I've used this set up nicely for a few recordings over the last few months.

Perhaps this would work: https://www.amazon.com/uxcell-Speed-4-0mm-1-7mm-Power/dp/B00NQCMRJ6

I ordered one, and will report back when it arrives. I wonder why Jon hasn't commented here- I've seen him here much less often as of late.
« Last Edit: October 31, 2017, 12:29:30 PM by noahbickart »
Recording:
Capsules: Schoeps mk41v (x2), mk22 (x2), mk3 (x2), mk21 & mk8
Cables: 2x nbob KCY, 1 pair nbob actives, GAKables 10' & 20' 6-channel snakes, Darktrain 2 & 4 channel KCY and mini xlr extensions:
Preamps:    Schoeps VMS 02iub, Naiant IPA, Sound Devices Mixpre6 I
Recorders: Sound Devices Mixpre6 I, Sony PCM m10

Home Playback: Mac Mini> Mytek Brooklyn+> McIntosh MC162> Eminent Tech LFT-16; Musical Fidelity xCan v2> Hifiman HE-4XX / Beyerdynamic DT880

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Re: Naiant IPA
« Reply #166 on: October 31, 2017, 12:42:06 PM »
Count me in on an external power option for the IPA. Ideally a USB solution like Jon had said he had planned.

For my Beyers I can get through about 1 3/4 shows on 1 battery. Just did TAB in Vegas and the battery started dying midway through the second set of the second night. Seems like a waste to change the battery every show, and too hard for me to keep track of night to night to maximize each battery. A 3 night run works (2 batteries changed during set break on night 2). 2 night runs...not so much.

I had mentioned in another post, Jon has had a family emergency recently. My parents are friends with him. I'll let Jon share details if he wants. I hope he's doing well, and I hope he's back soon.
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Re: Naiant IPA
« Reply #167 on: October 31, 2017, 01:35:17 PM »
Hope Jon is doing the best he can. He's one of the people that makes TS.com fun and interesting for me. His absence is notable and a quick google search revealed what I assume must be the reason. My sincerest condolences and hope we see him around here again soon.
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Re: Naiant IPA
« Reply #168 on: October 31, 2017, 01:46:16 PM »
Hope Jon is doing the best he can. He's one of the people that makes TS.com fun and interesting for me. His absence is notable and a quick google search revealed what I assume must be the reason. My sincerest condolences and hope we see him around here again soon.

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Vibes to Jon, and I hope everything gets better for him and his family.
Recording:
Capsules: Schoeps mk41v (x2), mk22 (x2), mk3 (x2), mk21 & mk8
Cables: 2x nbob KCY, 1 pair nbob actives, GAKables 10' & 20' 6-channel snakes, Darktrain 2 & 4 channel KCY and mini xlr extensions:
Preamps:    Schoeps VMS 02iub, Naiant IPA, Sound Devices Mixpre6 I
Recorders: Sound Devices Mixpre6 I, Sony PCM m10

Home Playback: Mac Mini> Mytek Brooklyn+> McIntosh MC162> Eminent Tech LFT-16; Musical Fidelity xCan v2> Hifiman HE-4XX / Beyerdynamic DT880

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Re: Naiant IPA
« Reply #169 on: November 03, 2017, 01:09:31 PM »
I asked Ted to build a custom cable 4.0mm x 1.7mm (to power the IPA) to 4.75mm x 1.7mm (plugged into my 12V external battery - Fotodiox Turbopack 9000 Power Pack).

This external battery successfully powered up my IPA, which supported my KCY > Neumann AK40 caps (KCY cables built by Nick).

I've used this set up nicely for a few recordings over the last few months.

Perhaps this would work: https://www.amazon.com/uxcell-Speed-4-0mm-1-7mm-Power/dp/B00NQCMRJ6

I ordered one, and will report back when it arrives. I wonder why Jon hasn't commented here- I've seen him here much less often as of late.

This cable appears to not to work, as least not consistently. The light reads orange (i.e. low battery). It seems to work fine at first, but then cuts in and out. It's too bad, because it's a lovely small solution for running a KCY into channels 5&6 on the mixpre6. If only I could find a way not to burn a disposable a23 every show and powe off of the same usb-c battery as the deck.

Any thoughts on a small 12v battery? Perhaps this:https://www.amazon.com/Rechageable-Lithium-Ion-Battery-Pack-3500/dp/B007RQW5WG/ref=pd_sim_421_3?_encoding=UTF8&refRID=SJ1AAH1AY9C2QQERMNC3&th=1
« Last Edit: November 05, 2017, 10:39:39 PM by noahbickart »
Recording:
Capsules: Schoeps mk41v (x2), mk22 (x2), mk3 (x2), mk21 & mk8
Cables: 2x nbob KCY, 1 pair nbob actives, GAKables 10' & 20' 6-channel snakes, Darktrain 2 & 4 channel KCY and mini xlr extensions:
Preamps:    Schoeps VMS 02iub, Naiant IPA, Sound Devices Mixpre6 I
Recorders: Sound Devices Mixpre6 I, Sony PCM m10

Home Playback: Mac Mini> Mytek Brooklyn+> McIntosh MC162> Eminent Tech LFT-16; Musical Fidelity xCan v2> Hifiman HE-4XX / Beyerdynamic DT880

Office Playback: iMac> Grace m903> AKG k701 / Hifiman HE-400

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Re: Naiant IPA
« Reply #170 on: November 07, 2017, 07:46:07 PM »
I asked Ted to build a custom cable 4.0mm x 1.7mm (to power the IPA) to 4.75mm x 1.7mm (plugged into my 12V external battery - Fotodiox Turbopack 9000 Power Pack).

This external battery successfully powered up my IPA, which supported my KCY > Neumann AK40 caps (KCY cables built by Nick).

I've used this set up nicely for a few recordings over the last few months.

Here's my set up, as per my previous post.  The battery lasts several recordings.

I had messaged Jon about a 5V > 12V USB-A to 1.7mm adapter cable last month, and he mentioned to me that it is still under development, but expected to be available by the end of the year.
« Last Edit: November 07, 2017, 07:48:01 PM by jahorro »
Recorders: Zoom H6, Tascam DR-2D, Sony PCM-M10 | Preamps: Tinybox, IPA, Tascam iXJ2 | Mics: Neumann KM140s

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Re: Naiant IPA
« Reply #171 on: November 07, 2017, 09:49:43 PM »
I asked Ted to build a custom cable 4.0mm x 1.7mm (to power the IPA) to 4.75mm x 1.7mm (plugged into my 12V external battery - Fotodiox Turbopack 9000 Power Pack).

This external battery successfully powered up my IPA, which supported my KCY > Neumann AK40 caps (KCY cables built by Nick).

I've used this set up nicely for a few recordings over the last few months.

Here's my set up, as per my previous post.  The battery lasts several recordings.

I had messaged Jon about a 5V > 12V USB-A to 1.7mm adapter cable last month, and he mentioned to me that it is still under development, but expected to be available by the end of the year.
thats nice but I rather have a tb with built in battery personally. Less fuss and potential issues
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Interconnect Cables - Dogstar (XLR), Darktrain (RCA > 1/8) (1/8 > 1/8), and Kind Kables (1/8f > 1/4)
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Re: Naiant IPA
« Reply #172 on: November 08, 2017, 09:12:37 AM »
I asked Ted to build a custom cable 4.0mm x 1.7mm (to power the IPA) to 4.75mm x 1.7mm (plugged into my 12V external battery - Fotodiox Turbopack 9000 Power Pack).

This external battery successfully powered up my IPA, which supported my KCY > Neumann AK40 caps (KCY cables built by Nick).

I've used this set up nicely for a few recordings over the last few months.

Here's my set up, as per my previous post.  The battery lasts several recordings.

I had messaged Jon about a 5V > 12V USB-A to 1.7mm adapter cable last month, and he mentioned to me that it is still under development, but expected to be available by the end of the year.
thats nice but I rather have a tb with built in battery personally. Less fuss and potential issues

The IPA runs on a A23 battery.  Naiant says for 20hrs but I never used one for more than 3.  Have one of the cables guys make a chopped XLR>stereo mini cable and that makes it less fussy.  The IPA is available now and less expensive than the tinybox was when it was available.

I would be nice to know how long the A23 would last using the different mics out there--maybe some of the owners could do the test.
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Re: Naiant IPA
« Reply #173 on: November 08, 2017, 09:19:58 AM »
I asked Ted to build a custom cable 4.0mm x 1.7mm (to power the IPA) to 4.75mm x 1.7mm (plugged into my 12V external battery - Fotodiox Turbopack 9000 Power Pack).

This external battery successfully powered up my IPA, which supported my KCY > Neumann AK40 caps (KCY cables built by Nick).

I've used this set up nicely for a few recordings over the last few months.

Here's my set up, as per my previous post.  The battery lasts several recordings.

I had messaged Jon about a 5V > 12V USB-A to 1.7mm adapter cable last month, and he mentioned to me that it is still under development, but expected to be available by the end of the year.
thats nice but I rather have a tb with built in battery personally. Less fuss and potential issues

The IPA runs on a A23 battery.  Naiant says for 20hrs but I never used one for more than 3.  Have one of the cables guys make a chopped XLR>stereo mini cable and that makes it less fussy.  The IPA is available now and less expensive than the tinybox was when it was available.

I would be nice to know how long the A23 would last using the different mics out there--maybe some of the owners could do the test.

The Naiant website states that the battery life with an A23 is down to ~5 hours with a 60v stereo circuit like with a KCY.

I like my IPA as well, sounds great, etc. But I'd rather not have to throw a battery into a landfill every time I tape a show.
Recording:
Capsules: Schoeps mk41v (x2), mk22 (x2), mk3 (x2), mk21 & mk8
Cables: 2x nbob KCY, 1 pair nbob actives, GAKables 10' & 20' 6-channel snakes, Darktrain 2 & 4 channel KCY and mini xlr extensions:
Preamps:    Schoeps VMS 02iub, Naiant IPA, Sound Devices Mixpre6 I
Recorders: Sound Devices Mixpre6 I, Sony PCM m10

Home Playback: Mac Mini> Mytek Brooklyn+> McIntosh MC162> Eminent Tech LFT-16; Musical Fidelity xCan v2> Hifiman HE-4XX / Beyerdynamic DT880

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Re: Naiant IPA
« Reply #174 on: November 10, 2017, 11:49:32 AM »
I have a dummy question

If i was ordering Nbob Actives for my AKG caps to standard phantom recorder. Which IPA options should i select for in and out ? and do i need more than 1 ? I have PFAs for my other set and 1 each for that setup

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Re: Naiant IPA
« Reply #175 on: December 29, 2017, 10:47:06 AM »
Santa dropped a post-Christmas package for me from Jon yesterday.  I was looking for a moderately priced pair of small omnis to run in channels 3/4 of my DR-60 when I wasn't running a board patch, along with my Neumann KM184s (channels 1 and 2).  So picked up a pair of the Naiant X-R omni caps and cables.  I decided to pick up an IPA since it wasn't much more than a battery box and has a ton of versatility if I upgrade down the road to active caps, etc. 
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Re: Naiant IPA
« Reply #176 on: December 30, 2017, 04:26:52 AM »
Just received my ipa and stereo cable for my caps. Very well constructed small stealthy and versatile. If it sounds as well as it is built I'll be very impressed.  :coolguy: Those of you running line in for a pcm10 is it set at 9db or 18db? Also what setting on the pcm10 do you recommend (3-4)? Thanks
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Re: Naiant IPA
« Reply #177 on: January 02, 2018, 02:05:38 PM »


I used a small Talencell top power my IPA this weekend and it worked well.
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Re: Naiant IPA
« Reply #178 on: January 03, 2018, 12:38:47 AM »
I asked Ted to build a custom cable 4.0mm x 1.7mm (to power the IPA) to 4.75mm x 1.7mm (plugged into my 12V external battery - Fotodiox Turbopack 9000 Power Pack).

This external battery successfully powered up my IPA, which supported my KCY > Neumann AK40 caps (KCY cables built by Nick).

I've used this set up nicely for a few recordings over the last few months.

Perhaps this would work: https://www.amazon.com/uxcell-Speed-4-0mm-1-7mm-Power/dp/B00NQCMRJ6

I ordered one, and will report back when it arrives. I wonder why Jon hasn't commented here- I've seen him here much less often as of late.

This cable appears to not to work, as least not consistently. The light reads orange (i.e. low battery). It seems to work fine at first, but then cuts in and out. It's too bad, because it's a lovely small solution for running a KCY into channels 5&6 on the mixpre6. If only I could find a way not to burn a disposable a23 every show and powe off of the same usb-c battery as the deck.

Any thoughts on a small 12v battery? Perhaps this:https://www.amazon.com/Rechageable-Lithium-Ion-Battery-Pack-3500/dp/B007RQW5WG/ref=pd_sim_421_3?_encoding=UTF8&refRID=SJ1AAH1AY9C2QQERMNC3&th=1
It can run on phantom power from the mixpre from what I understand from Jon or does the kcy eliminate that power option?

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Re: Naiant IPA
« Reply #179 on: January 03, 2018, 09:30:09 AM »
you can run it with phantom power from channels 1-4 from the mixpre6. But not from the mini jack which is channel 5+6. The internal a23 battery is perfect for "what we do," and runs for a very long time.
Recording:
Capsules: Schoeps mk41v (x2), mk22 (x2), mk3 (x2), mk21 & mk8
Cables: 2x nbob KCY, 1 pair nbob actives, GAKables 10' & 20' 6-channel snakes, Darktrain 2 & 4 channel KCY and mini xlr extensions:
Preamps:    Schoeps VMS 02iub, Naiant IPA, Sound Devices Mixpre6 I
Recorders: Sound Devices Mixpre6 I, Sony PCM m10

Home Playback: Mac Mini> Mytek Brooklyn+> McIntosh MC162> Eminent Tech LFT-16; Musical Fidelity xCan v2> Hifiman HE-4XX / Beyerdynamic DT880

Office Playback: iMac> Grace m903> AKG k701 / Hifiman HE-400

 

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