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Re: Schoeps mk41? Doubting to take the plunge...
« Reply #105 on: July 16, 2020, 12:50:30 PM »
Is there a FAQ anywhere here on battery recycling?  There just aren’t easy obvious options most places.  I deal with 12-16 wireless mics on a regular, sometimes daily, basis (8-10 hours run time) and we’ve found rechargables to be impractical and alkaline disposal/recycle options nonexistent in most locations.  We go through 30ish batteries a day, and try to give away the used on the basis they’re fine for remote/etc.

My local recycling place takes them.  I keep saving them up until I have 60 to 70 lbs and bring a big box of dead ones.  Not using many these days.

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Re: Schoeps mk41? Doubting to take the plunge...
« Reply #106 on: July 16, 2020, 01:06:28 PM »
Intending to dispose of them properly I ended up with a huge box of spent ones before shifting to rechargeables. I ended up giving it to my nephew when he came across it and his eyes grew large.  He was having fun playing around with little electric motors and stuff.  The next time I visited he'd hooked them all together in a huge series chain to make big low-current high-voltage sparks.  The visit after that they had quietly disappeared.

A commercial battery place here used to accept them along with old SLAs and other lead acids, but I've no idea if they actually recycled or just dumped them.
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Re: Schoeps mk41? Doubting to take the plunge...
« Reply #107 on: July 16, 2020, 05:06:43 PM »
^ Here, all (or, at least, most) grocery and electronics stores have receptacles for spent batteries (both alkaline and rechargeable) and light bulbs. I usually bring the old ones to drop in the bucket when I go to buy new ones.

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« Reply #108 on: July 16, 2020, 05:14:20 PM »
^ Best Buy's everywhere have them too.
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Re: Schoeps mk41? Doubting to take the plunge...
« Reply #109 on: July 16, 2020, 06:14:17 PM »
alkalines are safe to landfill
only way to not create landfill is to not use 'em

"Safe" is a loaded term in this context.  I won't derail the thread further though.
yes i meant by TCLP regs in a modern protected landfill. i still avoid them at all costs.
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Re: Schoeps mk41? Doubting to take the plunge...
« Reply #110 on: July 26, 2020, 01:52:19 AM »
Any recommendations for windscreens and dead rats to stealth the MK41's in a hat?

Did you decide to go for the MK41s then?  I was just going to strongly recommend them as the CCM41s were my all time favorite mics.  If I were taping still I would only run those, in every setting.

For running a hat rig, I've found it will be near impossible to really block wind rumble because nothing you can fit under there will be that effective outdoors when it's windy.  I used those little Schoeps windscreens and it was pretty useless in windy outdoors conditions.  If you could fit some dead rats (someone used to make them here but they are too bulky really to stealth) it could work but really not practical unless you get something like this to stealth tape in:


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Re: Schoeps mk41? Doubting to take the plunge...
« Reply #111 on: July 27, 2020, 01:11:28 AM »
I would stealth with her all day long.  It would give a whole new meaning to a stack tape. 
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Re: Schoeps mk41? Doubting to take the plunge...
« Reply #112 on: July 27, 2020, 09:48:52 AM »
Interesting choice of accessories.

Cultivating sufficient dead airspace around each microphone is the goal for wind noise reduction.  Foam can work under a hat when it provides sufficient structure to support whatever drapes over / presses against it without collapsing.  Furry covers not so much because they'll tend to simply mat down flat.  Fur needs to be sufficiently fluffed to blow around freely and mechanically damp the movement of air immediately around the microphone, so it only works as an outer layer.
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Re: Schoeps mk41? Doubting to take the plunge...
« Reply #113 on: July 27, 2020, 02:58:35 PM »
Maybe this hat? Sexy as f...

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Re: Schoeps mk41? Doubting to take the plunge...
« Reply #114 on: July 27, 2020, 07:26:58 PM »
Maybe this hat? Sexy as f...


ALSO HOT AS F! regular Kangols are hot enough in a small venue or in the sun. 
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Re: Schoeps mk41? Doubting to take the plunge...
« Reply #115 on: July 28, 2020, 04:28:12 AM »
Maybe this hat? Sexy as f...


ALSO HOT AS F! regular Kangols are hot enough in a small venue or in the sun.

Yes, it was a joke. Most outdoor festivals/shows are held in the summer and using a furry hat a sunny day is not just hot. It is like: Look at me. LOOK AT ME! I don't think I'm the only one who prefer to be descrete when taping shows. But in theory this hat could be a nice wind blocker.
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Re: Schoeps mk41? Doubting to take the plunge...
« Reply #116 on: July 31, 2020, 05:37:36 PM »
The matched set of caps arrived today. They're so beautiful.
And small! Really looking forward to run them asap!
mics: schoeps mk41 (matched) | nakamichi cm-300 (JB mod/cp1/cp2/cp3) | nakamichi cm-50 | primo em4052pmi4's | sp-cmc-4u/at-853 4.7k mod (shotguns/h/c/sc/) | ca-11 c/o
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recorder: roland r-05 (x2)
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Re: Schoeps mk41? Doubting to take the plunge...
« Reply #117 on: August 01, 2020, 09:42:48 AM »
Do you have actives so you can use them?

The matched set of caps arrived today. They're so beautiful.
And small! Really looking forward to run them asap!
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Re: Schoeps mk41? Doubting to take the plunge...
« Reply #118 on: August 01, 2020, 10:33:58 AM »
Do you have actives so you can use them?

The matched set of caps arrived today. They're so beautiful.
And small! Really looking forward to run them asap!

Ordered nbobs + baby nbox from Nick.
mics: schoeps mk41 (matched) | nakamichi cm-300 (JB mod/cp1/cp2/cp3) | nakamichi cm-50 | primo em4052pmi4's | sp-cmc-4u/at-853 4.7k mod (shotguns/h/c/sc/) | ca-11 c/o
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Re: Schoeps mk41? Doubting to take the plunge...
« Reply #119 on: August 01, 2020, 11:22:53 AM »
Do you have actives so you can use them?

The matched set of caps arrived today. They're so beautiful.
And small! Really looking forward to run them asap!

Ordered nbobs + baby nbox from Nick.

Congrats on the new rig.

 

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