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Old February 21st, 2004, 09:20 PM   #1
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Azden 500UDR Users, Which Lav...?

I'm looking to buy a UHF lav/transmitter to go with my newly acquired Azden 500UDR receiver. I would like for the lav to be in the sub $400 range - more like $200 range. Do they even exist? Why do lavs cost so much?

I want to use it for simple interviews. No chance of interference from other roving set ups.

Any suggestions? Any preferred suppliers?

Thanks for your help!
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Old February 21st, 2004, 09:36 PM   #2
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The Azden 41BT is the transmitter that will work with the 500UDR and should have been included if you bought it new. Comes with a lav also.
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Old February 21st, 2004, 09:39 PM   #3
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The current model is the 51BT BodyPack transmitter and either the Azden EX-503 or the Sony ECM-44B Lav
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Old February 21st, 2004, 11:56 PM   #4
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Thank you

Don and Marty,

Thank you for the information and the links. I've searched high and low for months, but somehow never stumbled on the info I was looking for. What you provided is exactly what I needed.
Outstanding!
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Old March 5th, 2004, 09:23 PM   #5
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Azden's 51BT has a 4-pin Hirose connector. Are there any adapters that would allow connecting a "normal" XLR type mic to the 51BT?

I have a 41BT and a 51BT and it seems to me that it would be most useful to record using mics other than just lav mics like the EX-503H or ECM-44H. For example, if recording the audio from musical instruments or from a podium --- but without runing XLR cables...

I also have an Azden 41XT that I can use to accomplish this, but if there is an adapter to go from a 4-pin Hirose connector to a 3-pin XLR it would be very handy...

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Old March 6th, 2004, 07:41 AM   #6
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Not that I know of.
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Old March 6th, 2004, 11:51 PM   #7
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Azden should be able to make you this cable at a decent price.
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Old March 7th, 2004, 07:36 AM   #8
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The last time I talked to them about a special cable they said they don't make specials. You might want to give Armatos in NY a call as they do make special cables but I don't know if they do Hirose conectors.
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Old March 11th, 2004, 07:38 PM   #9
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Thanks for the help! Especially from Marty Wein...

As it turns out, a helpful person read my earlier message and contacted Azden and they will now make up these cables (with one end a XLR-3M and the other a Hirose 4-pin male connector) for $39.95 discounted to $34.95.

Still seems rather pricey for just a simple cable --- but I feel most fortunate that I can get them at all... and, I have this forum to thank for that.

Strangely, I figured that lots of people would want such a cable for use with the Azden 41BT and 51BT transmitters...

Anyway, thanks again!

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Old March 11th, 2004, 07:57 PM   #10
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A bare Hirose connector, not soldered to anything retails for $18. Specials are time consuming and someone has to pay the freight.

It is scary , sometimes , what seems to be a simple cable ends up costing an arm as well as some reproductive gear.
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Old March 11th, 2004, 09:15 PM   #11
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WOW, good info about Azden. The last time I talked to them they said they don't do special cables.
Thanks for the update,
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