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Loren Miller

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Re: 8ch rig for 18 cities in USA and 8 in Europe in 2020
« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2019, 07:29:13 am »

^ +1. I had the same thought - this has to be the easiest way.

Chris

Def an option, but then I donít own 8ch of axient, that the client has paid for!!
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Re: 8ch rig for 18 cities in USA and 8 in Europe in 2020
« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2019, 12:14:52 pm »

An advantage (in my mind) of carrying your own gear is the ease of making sure you have a spare transmitter or two with you. It will also decrease the need for how many spare cordsets are needed/appropriate to carry for any given segment of the tour.

All of that gets balanced against the extra schleppage of a rack, risk of travel damage,  carnets, etc. Carrying your own means you know how the gear has been treated, including the coax for the tx antenna.  Maybe that's not an issue at this level of gear rental; it is way above my experience and part of the food chain, but that might be a consideration.

Carrying only earsets and cordsets seem like it would make travel a lot easier for you personally, but maybe that's not an issue for you on this job.
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Re: 8ch rig for 18 cities in USA and 8 in Europe in 2020
« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2019, 01:20:33 pm »

Just a question, why wouldn't you just buy the countryman headsets you need with all relevant adaptors and the just rent the wireless locally? I'm sure that in all the places you are planning on going there is decent providers for the actual RF equipment.
Always an option.
There are definitely high end rental houses on both sides of the Atlantic that can accommodate this with proper transport packaging and spares. UK providers could also deal with the licensing requirements.
 <www.missioncontrolltd.com> is a good place to get sorted for licensing in the UK/EU if you are providing your own gear.
Depending on how important having the exact same pieces at each show is...you could rent a US system and a Europe/UK system or break it down further into east/west coast US, UK, EU.
All depends on who wants to spend the money and how they want it spent.
If they are already shipping a lot of gear, your rf rack is not going to make or break the cost of shipping/carnet.
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Re: 8ch rig for 18 cities in USA and 8 in Europe in 2020
« Reply #13 on: November 17, 2019, 01:55:39 pm »

You mean to say that you don't lock them out?
-Russ

For everyone else Yes, but my HH I like to on/off myself.

This won't power on/off, but it makes muting an easy one-hand operation.  It works on all modular capsule Shure and Axient RF handhelds.

https://www.shure.com/en-US/products/accessories/uams

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Re: 8ch rig for 18 cities in USA and 8 in Europe in 2020
« Reply #14 on: November 17, 2019, 02:01:29 pm »

Def an option, but then I donít own 8ch of axient, that the client has paid for!!

Yeah, i'd buy the Axient unless there's just no way to swing the up front expense.  It'll be usable for a LONG time to come or could be sold for near retail right after the tour if you don't want to hold on to it.
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Re: 8ch rig for 18 cities in USA and 8 in Europe in 2020
« Reply #15 on: November 20, 2019, 04:15:08 pm »

It's classic Sennheiser (Lectro did it as well). Wideband receivers (with less space constraints) are easier to build than wideband transmitters, and most of the top-tier Sennhieser gear out there (think 5212s, etc) will have two or three (or more) bands of TX per band of RX.

FWIW the only times Lectro has done that is when a newer series or units come out and we still make the older one/s. We still make SMQVs (tune across 25 MHz) but the SRc & Venue 2s tune in 75 MHz bands. Later, 75 MHz transmitters came out. Now, we have receivers and transmitters that tune across about 144 MHz (DSQD, DBu, DHu).

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Re: 8ch rig for 18 cities in USA and 8 in Europe in 2020
« Reply #16 on: November 22, 2019, 10:22:44 am »

This won't power on/off, but it makes muting an easy one-hand operation.  It works on all modular capsule Shure and Axient RF handhelds.

https://www.shure.com/en-US/products/accessories/uams

Jason, you made my day!! Where have they been hiding these!!!!!!! An expensive mute switch, but now I can love Axient again!

Loren
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