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Old August 8th, 2007, 07:20 PM   #16
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Sounds great, have others had problems/challenges with the iRiver T-30? I don't think I have seen it mentioned before...
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Old August 8th, 2007, 11:55 PM   #17
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Sounds great, have others had problems/challenges with the iRiver T-30? I don't think I have seen it mentioned before...
Well, Warren must be using the sound he gets from the built in mic. As far as I know, the T30 will not accept a mic level input like the ifp 700 and 800 series. So you can't use (easily) an external mic with the T30.
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Old August 9th, 2007, 12:00 AM   #18
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What is the best cable size 5 ft, 4ft etc (Giant Squid) that people are using?
I use the 5 foot. It's long when you are micing the groom, but you just stuff the extra in his pocket. When you want to mic the podium and route it here and there, it's nice to have the extra length.
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Old August 10th, 2007, 06:18 AM   #19
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Well, Warren must be using the sound he gets from the built in mic. As far as I know, the T30 will not accept a mic level input like the ifp 700 and 800 series. So you can't use (easily) an external mic with the T30.
Yes, that's true. The T30 can't accept an external mic. However, it's small and covert enough to the point that you can gaff tape it to the underside of a gooseneck on the podium, and it's invisible.

The T30 also comes with a neck strap and you can wear it like a pendant. Go line in and plug into the DJ or house system. I found the unit very versatile and considering it costs only a dollar now, it's a huge bang for the buck.
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Old August 10th, 2007, 09:46 AM   #20
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I was listening to the sound files on your page - and the ones that are recorded with the Omnidirectional Mono, sound fatter and less tinny than the ones for the Iriver? Is this my imagination? I want to get the best mic for the Iriver...so which would you recommend?
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Old August 12th, 2007, 07:25 PM   #21
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I found the unit very versatile and considering it costs only a dollar now, it's a huge bang for the buck.
Can't argue with that...
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Old August 15th, 2007, 08:30 PM   #22
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Is there a Mac equivalent to the iriver?
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Old August 15th, 2007, 08:35 PM   #23
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Is there a Mac equivalent to the iriver?
http://www.iriveramerica.com/support...nager-mac.aspx
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Old August 15th, 2007, 09:01 PM   #24
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I'm surprised nobody has mentioned the Zoom H2 release next week. I've been waiting all summer for it.

http://www.samsontech.com/products/p...fm?prodID=1916

I'm glad to see more and more wedding videographers are going wired. Interference is just a pain.
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Old August 15th, 2007, 09:51 PM   #25
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I'm surprised nobody has mentioned the Zoom H2 release next week.
Looks like a great unit. Unfortunately, doesn't seem to have a hold/lock switch, which could be a problem if you want to put it in someone's pocket. We'll have to wait and see what the verdict is.

Really looks great, though. Very useful.
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Old August 16th, 2007, 12:45 PM   #26
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dana i've been waiting all summer myself.
is it def coming next week?
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Old August 16th, 2007, 03:35 PM   #27
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Oooo. I like the idea of hiding the mic on the head table to catch laughter and giggles...... now if I can just book another gig...
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Old August 17th, 2007, 12:03 AM   #28
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Hey,
Here is another guy who used the T30 with a mic preamp and got good results:

http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthrea...&highlight=t30
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Old August 17th, 2007, 09:52 AM   #29
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Yes, that's true. The T30 can't accept an external mic. However, it's small and covert enough to the point that you can gaff tape it to the underside of a gooseneck on the podium, and it's invisible.

The T30 also comes with a neck strap and you can wear it like a pendant. Go line in and plug into the DJ or house system. I found the unit very versatile and considering it costs only a dollar now, it's a huge bang for the buck.
The T30 sounds like a good addition to my 895.
Where did you get it for 1$?
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Old August 17th, 2007, 12:49 PM   #30
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The preamp costs about $37 on ebay. In addition, you will have to worry about another battery (besides the recorder itself) dying.

You could get an iFP-7xx or 8xx series iRiver, which has a built-in preamp, for the price of the T30+preamp combined.

I have 3 iRiver 795s and an 800 series that I use and haven't had a problem. Just make sure you don't turn off the power before recording has stopped. Also, make sure recording has stopped and not only paused.

The preamp, however, still would come in handy. These Mac Pros have everything except a Mic In port. The preamp would allow you to hook up a mic to the Mac Pro through the line-in port without having to use a mixer board or separate mic preamp. I like that these preamps are really small and battery powered :)
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