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Old August 20th, 2007, 10:30 PM   #1
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Can a Countryman B6 wireless lav be transformed into a hardwired lav?

Hi all. . .

I know that the B6 comes in two basic flavors. . . hardwired and wireless. My question is if there is some sort of adapter that allows a wireless mic to be used in a hardwired set up? I mean, how hard could that be???

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Old August 20th, 2007, 10:45 PM   #2
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You mean the b6 with the Lectrosonics t5 connector?

Steven,

You mean the Countryman B6 that is wired for the T5 Lectrosonics wireless connection?

I know a B6 wired for a sennheiser G2 will not work on the Lectrosonics wireless setups.
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Old August 21st, 2007, 08:32 AM   #3
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Why Chip! Good to see you here!

I'm not saying that a wireless lav will work work in a wired set up just the way it is, but surely some bright individual has figured out a way to go from one set-up to the other.

But maybe not. I'd find that pretty incredible, however!

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Old August 21st, 2007, 09:45 AM   #4
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You can order your B6 through Countryman setup with a breakaway cable and battery pack. Connect the cable to the pack, the cable from the pack to your camera or mixer and you have hardwired rig. Unplug the mic cable off the battery pack and plug it into your wireless tranmitter and you have wireless.
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Old August 21st, 2007, 11:41 AM   #5
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Thanks for the info, Steve. . .

Why doesn't everyone buy them this way? I mean, wouldn't everyone want the extra flexibility to be able to use them both ways?

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Old August 21st, 2007, 12:01 PM   #6
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Thanks for the info, Steve. . .

Why doesn't everyone buy them this way? I mean, wouldn't everyone want the extra flexibility to be able to use them both ways?

Stephen
Seems like a good idea to me.
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Old August 23rd, 2007, 12:40 PM   #7
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I use the b6 with xlr connectors because I always prefer hardwire, but when going wireless, I use a plug on transmitter with them.
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Old August 28th, 2007, 05:54 PM   #8
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you need a ambient emuele - XLR on one side takes 48V phantom, otherside is TA5 lectro connector sending 1.5V or something to bias mic and make it work. $120. also make them for lemo and other well know setups. they are really small, and I carry one all the time
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Old November 17th, 2007, 10:16 PM   #9
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you need a ambient emuele - XLR on one side takes 48V phantom, otherside is TA5 lectro connector sending 1.5V or something to bias mic and make it work. $120. also make them for lemo and other well know setups. they are really small, and I carry one all the time
Can you point me towards an ambient emuele? I can't find anything with that name with Google. I'd like to get something like this for my B6 with a Senn G2 connector.
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Old November 17th, 2007, 10:23 PM   #10
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misspelled it a little

http://www.trewaudio.com/store/produ...&cat=34&page=1

Ambient Eumel
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Old November 18th, 2007, 01:12 PM   #11
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I believe this link might be helpful.

http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthread.php?t=101413
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Old November 18th, 2007, 05:16 PM   #12
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Thanks guys!
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Old November 22nd, 2007, 11:11 PM   #13
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you need a ambient emuele - XLR on one side takes 48V phantom, otherside is TA5 lectro connector sending 1.5V or something to bias mic and make it work. $120. also make them for lemo and other well know setups. they are really small, and I carry one all the time
Eumel's are the bomb! They're fairly inexpensive and such a great piece to have in your bag. I need to get another one.

So what did you end up doing Stephen?
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Old November 22nd, 2007, 11:59 PM   #14
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I don't know what kind of wireless system you're using but I got my Tram TR-50s with the TR-79+ power supply, which is an 1/8" (wired for Sennheiser G2) input with XLR out. It runs on phantom or internal battery.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc..._Lavalier.html

Not sure if it would work for a B6 (if it was wired for G2).
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Old November 23rd, 2007, 12:53 AM   #15
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Mark,

You're looking at $300+ vs. the $120 (at most) Eumel.
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