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Paul Cronin September 19th, 2017 07:02 AM

Lectrosonic PDR person reviews
 
Hi,
I use Lectrosonic, having owned the SR and two SMQV's, and now the LT and LR which I like better. All are used with Sanken COS 11d.

At times a recorder would be nice to use on some of my jobs. Would like to know if anyone has first hand experience, in the field with the PDR?

Rick Reineke September 19th, 2017 11:47 AM

Re: Lectrosonic PDR person reviews
 
I've used the Zaxcom transmitter/ recorder a few times, it is nice. The drawback with Lectro's PDR is, it's just a recorder, so remote monitoring is an issue. I'm sure it's a great product though and based on Lectro's rep, I would not need to question quality/reliability. Maybe query this over at the JW Sound group, I'm sure some of my movie sound colleagues there have used it.

Paul Cronin September 19th, 2017 12:34 PM

Re: Lectrosonic PDR person reviews
 
Thanks Rick,

I will go and check out JW Sound Group input. I have been there before and received great input.

Chris Hurd September 19th, 2017 09:13 PM

Re: Lectrosonic PDR person reviews
 
Paul, I can get one for you to check out if you're willing to write up a review for the site.

If you're interested, shoot me an email with your shipping address.

chris at dvinfo dot net

Paul Cronin September 20th, 2017 05:17 AM

Re: Lectrosonic PDR person reviews
 
Thanks Chris,

Email sent

David Peterson September 27th, 2017 08:00 AM

Re: Lectrosonic PDR person reviews
 
For any one who is looking at the Lectro PDR but finds it to be waaaaaay too expensive, then check out the Tascam DR10L instead!

Same concept (actually, the DR10L has been around longer than the PDR!).

Paul Cronin September 27th, 2017 08:07 AM

Re: Lectrosonic PDR person reviews
 
Dave, I have looked at the Tascam DR10L but a few of the reviews knock it down. Also I do not know how good the mic is with the recorder. But then again for that price, one can be purchased and if it is bad well not a lot lost.

From my experience Lectrosonic has never failed me in 15 years. Yes, cost more but I can use my Saken COS 11d mic.

Nice there are options.

David Peterson October 3rd, 2017 07:12 AM

Re: Lectrosonic PDR person reviews
 
You can use a Sanken COS-11D with the Tascam DR10L as well.

But yes, for sure if you can afford it then get the Lectrosonics PDR instead, the TC capability alone makes it worth it!

Paul Cronin October 3rd, 2017 01:25 PM

Re: Lectrosonic PDR person reviews
 
Hi David,

Yes, I could use the Sanken with the DR10L but the mic is wired for Lectrosonic. Also I agree TC is a huge asset for me.

Rick Reineke October 4th, 2017 09:43 AM

Re: Lectrosonic PDR person reviews
 
"Yes, I could use the Sanken with the DR10L but the mic is wired for Lectrosonic"
- A TA-5 to locking 3.5mm adapter is cheap and easy to make (if you have soldering skills), otherwise, affordable adapters are available from the usual suspect shops.

Paul Cronin October 6th, 2017 07:04 AM

Re: Lectrosonic PDR person reviews
 
Hi Rick,

Thanks for the thought and I have used those adapters in the past, but not with great results.

Jim Feeley October 10th, 2017 11:55 PM

Re: Lectrosonic PDR person reviews
 
Maybe consider one of the new Lectro wideband SM transmitters with built-in recorders (alas, you can't both transmit and record at the same time...I guess because of the Zaxcom patent...you have to switch from one mode to the other). And it looks like recording might be at 44.1k, a bit of a bummer if you're rolling with a 48K audio workflow.

Still interesting... transmits over three "lectro blocks" of frequencies (like their LT transmitters), all the SM transmitter goodness, and the potentially handy built-in recording:
SMDWB

SMWB

Paul Cronin October 11th, 2017 05:28 AM

Re: Lectrosonic PDR person reviews
 
Interesting unit Jim,

But not for me.

Chris Hurd December 22nd, 2017 06:41 AM

Re: Lectrosonic PDR person reviews
 
Paul's review of the PDR is now published on the site:

Review: Lectrosonics PDR by Paul Cronin at DV Info Net

Thanks again Paul for taking the time and effort to do this.

Paul Cronin December 22nd, 2017 08:11 AM

Re: Lectrosonic PDR person reviews
 
You are welcome Chris,

It was fun to do and Chris is so easy to work with, as was Karl from Lectrosonic.

I gave the unit a good run and loved it so much I have since purchased one. Great addition to my audio kit and will be used often.


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