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Old March 6th, 2006, 10:54 AM   #16
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Could anyone tell me how to display the table in Fred's post correctly,please?
I get strings of " " rather than a table.
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Old March 6th, 2006, 11:05 AM   #17
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Could anyone tell me how to display the table in Fred's post correctly,please?
I get strings of " " rather than a table.
He attempted to insert HTML code which won't work. See the table at bottom left of this page.

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Old March 6th, 2006, 11:16 AM   #18
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It worked at the time, but has gone awry since.

Alan, I can email you a readable version if you want.
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Old March 6th, 2006, 12:21 PM   #19
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Thanks Fred - I have emailed you!
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Old March 17th, 2006, 10:14 AM   #20
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Well, after studying Fred's findings I have taken the plunge. My DXA-8 arrived from LTF this morning (for the same price in as B&H quote in $), and I have been playing with it under controlled conditions with various of my recorded sound tracks. The camera/Microphone/Century teleconvertor/Beachbox looks most impressive! Fortunately it sounds just as impressive.

My problem is that I regularly record waterfowl where there is a general background chatter, but every now and then a Mallard or a Coot lets rip close to the camera. If I attenuate the levels to cope with this without overloading my XM2 input, the background chatter is often at -30dB or more, and is lost in the noise and hiss.

With the DXA-8 in place, edited tracks with Mallard calls normalised at -3dB can be recorded on the XM2 via the ME67 with the limiter on so that they are still limited to -3dB, but the background chatter level in the XM2 can now be as much as 12dB louder than on the recording, without overloading the XM2 inputs on the peaks. With the limiters off, the Beachbox gain has to be backed off or the camera audio is clipped with clearly audible distortion.

Another big plus is that I can now use the K6 with the XM2 MIC Attenuator off.

Now to try it in the field!
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Old March 18th, 2006, 09:36 AM   #21
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Alan, you're just the type of chap I was thinking of when I shared my data. I'm glad you found it useful. Good luck!
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