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Re: Lectrosonics SPDR Stereo Dig Recorder
« Reply #15 on: September 12, 2018, 04:32:33 PM »
This with a stereo pair of DPA 4060 will make a killer rig for plants, ambiance and stealth music gigs.

I had the same thought. Pretty expensive, though, between the cost of the recorder and the microdot-to-lectrosonics adapters ($100 each). I wonder how it would compare soundwise to a d:vice and iPhone setup. The d:vice route could be quite a bit cheaper, particularly if you already use an iPhone or iPod.

[Edit to add: And, of course, you get a phone or music player if you go the d:vice route!]
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Re: Lectrosonics SPDR Stereo Dig Recorder
« Reply #16 on: September 12, 2018, 04:34:25 PM »
i'm not actually interested in this at all as i recently got a mixpre-6, but i am genuinely curious (not criticizing) -- how would the lack of XLR, 1/4" or 1/8" inputs translate to what we do? the sole input being TA5M 5-pin? maybe i'm just naive, but that seems like a hindrance for concert taping. i'm actually completely unfamiliar with that type of connector as none of my gear has ever had that.

It's perfectly easy to make a dual xlr to TA5 cable.

I'd imagine that the new sonosax pre/ad> aes into this would be about as good a stealth rig as could be.
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Re: Lectrosonics SPDR Stereo Dig Recorder
« Reply #17 on: September 12, 2018, 09:31:55 PM »
This with a stereo pair of DPA 4060 will make a killer rig for plants, ambiance and stealth music gigs.

dvice equals it at 1/3 of the cost
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Re: Lectrosonics SPDR Stereo Dig Recorder
« Reply #18 on: September 13, 2018, 06:47:11 AM »

I'd imagine that the new sonosax pre/ad> aes into this would be about as good a stealth rig as could be.

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Re: Lectrosonics SPDR Stereo Dig Recorder
« Reply #19 on: September 14, 2018, 09:56:48 PM »

Adding digital input and timecode adds quite a lot to the cost of a recorder. This looks like it's aimed at film and/or TV recordists.

its the first bit bucket in that size since the garbage maudio microtrack

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Re: Lectrosonics SPDR Stereo Dig Recorder
« Reply #20 on: September 14, 2018, 10:05:23 PM »
great match for schoeps CMR.

what you spend on recorder you save on AD and mic bodies

CMR wiring for Lectrosonics:

https://www.lectrosonics.com/Support/component/com_fsf/Itemid,714/tag,Wireless,%20Schoeps,%20CMR,%20mic,%20adapter,%20servo,%20input,%20amplifiers/view,faq

which doesnt happen to match anything in the manual

bummer it has a "rugged aluminum housing" with all the metal detectors these days
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Re: Lectrosonics SPDR Stereo Dig Recorder
« Reply #21 on: September 15, 2018, 01:41:25 PM »

Now that’s a consideration.  An alternate rig for my CMRs.  Thanks!


great match for schoeps CMR.

what you spend on recorder you save on AD and mic bodies

CMR wiring for Lectrosonics:

https://www.lectrosonics.com/Support/component/com_fsf/Itemid,714/tag,Wireless,%20Schoeps,%20CMR,%20mic,%20adapter,%20servo,%20input,%20amplifiers/view,faq

which doesnt happen to match anything in the manual

bummer it has a "rugged aluminum housing" with all the metal detectors these days
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Re: Lectrosonics SPDR Stereo Dig Recorder
« Reply #22 on: September 19, 2018, 01:12:49 AM »
Mine is on the way  ;D

I would want it for field recordings as well, not so much for music. In your line of work, I imagine a lot of people would be using SD recorders for dialog as well. Are they considered to be on a par with Lectrosonics in your industry?
In my experience most location sound people are using Sound Devices (personally I use Zaxcom though), and the way I have always seen Lectrosonic wireless being used is their pre into the line in. In news they usually use Lectrosonic receivers going directly into the camera (and broadcast cameras have a specific slot for that). This is a long way of saying that Lectrosonics sound very good.

i'm not actually interested in this at all as i recently got a mixpre-6, but i am genuinely curious (not criticizing) -- how would the lack of XLR, 1/4" or 1/8" inputs translate to what we do? the sole input being TA5M 5-pin? maybe i'm just naive, but that seems like a hindrance for concert taping. i'm actually completely unfamiliar with that type of connector as none of my gear has ever had that.
For sure this product is not aimed directly at tapers. But if you work in film/tv the TA5 is pretty much the standard for lav/bodypack wireless mics. It's a very robust connection, essentially a small XLR. Personally I already own lav mics that use the TA5, so it is perfect for me. I do agree that for anyone who doesn't already own the correct type of mics or has a specific need for this type of device it probably isn't of much interest.

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Re: Lectrosonics SPDR Stereo Dig Recorder
« Reply #23 on: September 19, 2018, 01:14:57 AM »
This is a long way of saying that Lectrosonics sound very good.

im sure its HQ but something designed for voice may not be the best for music in all cases
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Re: Lectrosonics SPDR Stereo Dig Recorder
« Reply #24 on: September 19, 2018, 11:58:37 PM »
Mine is on the way  ;D

I would want it for field recordings as well, not so much for music. In your line of work, I imagine a lot of people would be using SD recorders for dialog as well. Are they considered to be on a par with Lectrosonics in your industry?
In my experience most location sound people are using Sound Devices (personally I use Zaxcom though), and the way I have always seen Lectrosonic wireless being used is their pre into the line in. In news they usually use Lectrosonic receivers going directly into the camera (and broadcast cameras have a specific slot for that). This is a long way of saying that Lectrosonics sound very good.



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Re: Lectrosonics SPDR Stereo Dig Recorder
« Reply #25 on: September 23, 2018, 03:34:40 PM »
What is the level setting / level metering arrangement on this recorder? I only looked at the product description briefly, but it seemed to me as if it might require some trial and error.
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Re: Lectrosonics SPDR Stereo Dig Recorder
« Reply #26 on: September 23, 2018, 03:39:06 PM »
multi function indicator light

i believe its
green at -20dB red at 0dB
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Re: Lectrosonics SPDR Stereo Dig Recorder
« Reply #27 on: September 23, 2018, 07:35:14 PM »
For me that's a deal-breaker--not knowing within ±10 dB where my levels are. I can't spend all my time with my fingers crossed, waiting for an LED to tell me I'm f**ked.

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Re: Lectrosonics SPDR Stereo Dig Recorder
« Reply #28 on: September 24, 2018, 07:49:04 PM »
multi function indicator light

i believe its
green at -20dB red at 0dB
For me that's a deal-breaker--not knowing within ±10 dB where my levels are. I can't spend all my time with my fingers crossed, waiting for an LED to tell me I'm f**ked.

Some equipment is very well designed for its intended application, but that application may not be my application ...

I've received mine today, and there is, in addition to the LEDs, a meter on the display. I will note though, it is quite small.

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Re: Lectrosonics SPDR Stereo Dig Recorder
« Reply #29 on: September 24, 2018, 08:02:10 PM »
Despite the small text and resolution of the meter, I am quite impressed with their use of pixels in that limited space.

 

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