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Old May 19th, 2005, 12:33 PM   #16
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No power supply needed. Just plug one into the iRiver and you're good to go.

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Old May 19th, 2005, 01:53 PM   #17
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Thanks Kevin
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Old May 20th, 2005, 12:37 AM   #18
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no it does not.
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Old May 22nd, 2005, 11:30 AM   #19
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Any samples you can give us so we can hear how well the combination is?
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Old August 14th, 2005, 12:05 AM   #20
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Does anyone know if the new iRiver-wired mono squids cause problems when used with "other" non-iRiver equipment? I'm thinking about buying some of the Squid mics, but I want them to be the most flexible (i.e., can be used with both the iRiver AND with other equipment).

Question #1: If I just plug the iRiver squid directly into my GS400 (no iRiver involved at all), will my cam be able to record the mono signal? Will it will record to one of the two channels (L or R) even though it has been wired with the funky iRiver wiring scheme?

Question #2: If I try to wire two different iRiver-wired mono squids into a stereo pair via a simple two-mono-to-stereo mini y-adapter from Radio Shack, will that work OK? Given the way the iRiver mono mics are wired, when I try to pair them into a stereo signal like that, will it work the same as two "normal" (non-iRiver versions) mono squid mics would have worked?

Basically, I would like to buy two Squid omni mono mics for my audio kit. And I would like both to work in the iRiver's extened recording time mono mode. BUT, I would also like to be able to pair the two together via y-adapter to get a stereo signal for some occasions, and on other occasions I'd like to pair one omni squid mono mics with my Rode Videomic, with the Squid on one Channel (say R) and the Rode on the other channel (say L). If I decide to go with the "iRiver-wiring" versions of the Squid mics, will I run into any problems using those mics in the other scenarios I describe above?

I think the answer is everything will work out fine, but for some reason I'm worried that the funky wiring might screw things up for other applications? Becuase it seems that it isn't just a rewiring to become a mono mic, it sounds like they had to change which pin was sending the signal (swap channels?). I'm a bit confused on exactly what the rewiring is/does?

Thanks in advance for any help provided...
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Old August 14th, 2005, 12:41 AM   #21
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Bill you should contact Darren directly. I just bought some stereo squids from him myself, nice mics, and Darren's been very helpful at answering questions.

I also emailed him to see if he'll sign up on DV Info and answer some of our questions on the forums.
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