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    Not for dullards like me.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Clermond View Post
    what would you recommend instead? I started 10yrs ago with a G3 and never thought about alternatives.
    As the others have said, Lectrosonics, Wisycom and Zaxcom are the best made. You need to spend some time lurking over at JW Sound Group listening to what pro sound mixers use, why they use it and what the pro stuff does that the consumer and
    pro stuff simply cannot accomplish. You'll pay $2,500.00 to $4,000.00 per channel for the good stuff, which sounds expensive but compared to those of us who have tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars tied up in cameras, lenses, grip and lighting,
    pro location audio gear is still a relative bargain. Most of the pro sound mixers I know hhave $40 to $100k in gear. Most of the higher end camera owner ops I know have at least double that tied up in cameras, glass, grip and lighting and camera support.
    It's a business first and a creative outlet second.
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    Quote Originally Posted by puredrifting View Post
    As the others have said, Lectrosonics, Wisycom and Zaxcom are the best made. You need to spend some time lurking over at JW Sound Group listening to what pro sound mixers use, why they use it and what the pro stuff does that the consumer and
    pro stuff simply cannot accomplish. You'll pay $2,500.00 to $4,000.00 per channel for the good stuff, which sounds expensive but compared to those of us who have tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars tied up in cameras, lenses, grip and lighting,
    pro location audio gear is still a relative bargain. Most of the pro sound mixers I know hhave $40 to $100k in gear. Most of the higher end camera owner ops I know have at least double that tied up in cameras, glass, grip and lighting and camera support.
    thanks much for the enlightening also to the other guys. I guess that's a bit out of budget for two channels I mostly use but I will think over it though. But first I'll give the Tentacle a shot and see (listen) how that works.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clermond View Post
    thanks much for the enlightening also to the other guys. I guess that's a bit out of budget for two channels I mostly use but I will think over it though. But first I'll give the Tentacle a shot and see (listen) how that works.
    Have you tried the included mic? IMO it has way too much self-noise, as I've been using my Oscar 801...


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    Have you tried the included mic? IMO it has way too much self-noise, as I've been using my Oscar 801...
    should I? I will keep it as another backup but I'm quite satisfied with two dpa 4060 and two B6
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    In a pinch it would be OK. But I wouldn't use it in environments where self-noise would cause issues...


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    All of the pro sound mixers generally have reached consensus that the DPA 4060 is probably the best sounding lavaliere on the market.
    I don't own but I have reviewed all of the DPA lavs, they are excellent. I have two of the Countryman B6, they sound very good too but susceptible
    to cable noise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by puredrifting View Post
    All of the pro sound mixers generally have reached consensus that the DPA 4060 is probably the best sounding lavaliere on the market.
    I don't own but I have reviewed all of the DPA lavs, they are excellent. I have two of the Countryman B6, they sound very good too but susceptible
    to cable noise.
    The sound of the B6 is great and the small size makes it easy to hide. I’m just a hobbyist;) but imho it matches better to the characteristics of a shotgun mic on the boom. The sensitivity of cable noise can be nightmare though. The dpa is way easier to handle and has a rich and pleasant sound. I have read good things about the sanken cos-11 too but I have no personal experience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clermond View Post
    what would you recommend instead? I started 10yrs ago with a G3 and never thought about alternatives.
    The main pro brands:
    Lectrosonics, Audio Ltd, Zaxcom, Wisycom.
    Am a Sound Recordist in New Zealand: http://ironfilm.co.nz/sound/
    Follow my vlog and adventures in sound: https://www.youtube.com/c/SoundSpeeding


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    Quote Originally Posted by puredrifting View Post
    All of the pro sound mixers generally have reached consensus that the DPA 4060 is probably the best sounding lavaliere on the market.
    I don't own but I have reviewed all of the DPA lavs, they are excellent. I have two of the Countryman B6, they sound very good too but susceptible
    to cable noise.
    The 4060 has been replaced by the 6060 a few years ago.
    Am a Sound Recordist in New Zealand: http://ironfilm.co.nz/sound/
    Follow my vlog and adventures in sound: https://www.youtube.com/c/SoundSpeeding


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