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Re: Sony PCM-A10 (Part 2)
« Reply #15 on: November 10, 2019, 06:35:23 PM »
i came across the pic on my desktop

https://i.imgur.com/AdirXU7.png

part number 1-756-920-32

also used in MDR-XB950BT headphones.


Nice setup.  Any idea if the internal batteries can be accessed and changed, if necessary, for more longevity of the deck?

yes i tore mine down and posted battery pics and links in first thread

Thanks I look back for it.
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Re: Sony PCM-A10 (Part 2)
« Reply #16 on: November 11, 2019, 04:42:57 AM »
AJ, what are the mics in your pics? Look like a nice small set, can you show them with the clips you use?

ilduclo,
The mics are a pair of AT831's I got from Church Audio that he did some mod on, I believe they are similar to what Sound Professionals sells now as the SP-CMC-2.

The clips are the standard AT8411 lav clip, I opted for these since the AT8419 lav clip is more plastic and figured it would be less durable over time. These clips have lasted me since 2008 and been through a lot.
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Re: Sony PCM-A10 (Part 2)
« Reply #17 on: November 11, 2019, 09:23:46 AM »
Thanks, nice pics!

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Re: Sony PCM-A10 (Part 2)
« Reply #18 on: November 18, 2019, 01:38:22 PM »
Nice setup and case!

Woud be great to see a smaller batterybox on the market to use with this A10.
Any ideas why they are not using the smaller 12V battery instead of that 9V bulky battery?
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Re: Sony PCM-A10 (Part 2)
« Reply #19 on: November 19, 2019, 11:00:58 AM »
Ran a test on my unit last night because I wanted to see how long a pre-amp I just bought would last, figuring the A10 battery would make it until morning, which it did and still had a bar left of battery this morning. It seems when the recording hit 2hrs 04min 16sec (4.29GB) it created a new file.

I have no idea if any real audio is lost, but I was curious if my unit was malfunctioning. This is from the Sony.com helpguide online
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If the file size reaches the maximum limit (4 GB for an LPCM file, and 1 GB for an MP3 file) during recording, the file will be divided due to system limitations.

The Rec remote was running, which Sony claims the battery will last 10 hours while connected, and it made it to 1 bar of life after over 9 hours of use.

Has anyone encountered this, and if so, is the recording seamless? Mine was left in a quiet room - unless some bird chirped or car drove by - the recording is difficult to tell if anything really was lost, however it looks as though it captured everything. Might have to think about stopping and starting a recording between songs at the 2 hr mark for any really long sets.
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Re: Sony PCM-A10 (Part 2)
« Reply #20 on: November 19, 2019, 11:08:55 AM »
^ It's a limitation of the wav file format. Maximum file size is 4 GiB (= 4.29 GB). I'd be very surprised if the split isn't seamless (it has been on other Sony recorders)...

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Re: Sony PCM-A10 (Part 2)
« Reply #21 on: November 19, 2019, 11:27:09 AM »
^ It's a limitation of the wav file format. Maximum file size is 4 GiB (= 4.29 GB). I'd be very surprised if the split isn't seamless (it has been on other Sony recorders)...

Nice to meet another Aaron J, thank you for the clarification, just struck me this morning as odd. Never encountered a wav file size limit before.
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Re: Sony PCM-A10 (Part 2)
« Reply #22 on: November 19, 2019, 02:06:53 PM »
Yep, this happens to me all the time on the M10, and the split is seamless.

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Re: Sony PCM-A10 (Part 2)
« Reply #23 on: November 28, 2019, 04:54:40 PM »
Any advice on micro SD cards for the A10? I don’t need more than 32 gb. When I had m10s I ran Sandisk Ultra, but just want to make sure it’s the most stable option.

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Re: Sony PCM-A10 (Part 2)
« Reply #24 on: November 28, 2019, 06:47:30 PM »
Any advice on micro SD cards for the A10? I don’t need more than 32 gb. When I had m10s I ran Sandisk Ultra, but just want to make sure it’s the most stable option.

Thanks!

I've been running the A10 with a SanDisk Ultra Plus UHS-1 128GB card with no problems yet. That size card will provide just about 62 hours of 96/24 recording.
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Re: Sony PCM-A10 (Part 2)
« Reply #25 on: November 29, 2019, 05:05:13 AM »
Any advice on micro SD cards for the A10? I don’t need more than 32 gb. When I had m10s I ran Sandisk Ultra, but just want to make sure it’s the most stable option.

Thanks!

sandisk extreme pro 32gb is cheap and bulletproof

http://taperssection.com/index.php?topic=191314.msg2305855#msg2305855

some of the larger cards like lexar stuttered on flac playback on the A10
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Re: Sony PCM-A10 (Part 2)
« Reply #26 on: November 30, 2019, 02:19:13 PM »
Is it possible to remove the External microphones from this recorder, without causing circuitry problems?
Would be nice to have this deck with a cover in place of the microphones.
Apologies if this has already been discussed.

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Re: Sony PCM-A10 (Part 2)
« Reply #27 on: November 30, 2019, 02:27:36 PM »
should be possible. they are connected to the board with some reasonably large wires that could be desoldered.You can see the teardown picks in the first thread
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Re: Sony PCM-A10 (Part 2)
« Reply #28 on: December 04, 2019, 10:44:55 AM »
Just received my A10 in mail and it looks really nice, so much smaller them my Sony M10, Sony D50 or Zoom H2.
 Have a few questions.
-When using with Church CA 11 Cards and Battery box should I use Mic in or Line in? Why?
-Also wondered how these internal mics. compare to Mics. on a Zoom H2. I have needed to use the Zoom H2 internal mics. a few times when couldn't use Church mics. and the recordings have come out decent.
Hope to test this out this weekend, Thanks for any help

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Re: Sony PCM-A10 (Part 2)
« Reply #29 on: December 04, 2019, 06:06:09 PM »
use line in ("audio in"), its pretty sensitive

internal mics arent great, arent awful. would work in a pinch at most shows without overloading
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