Batteries: Part 1 – Li-Ion 18650 Cells

This starts part 1 of a series we will be doing here on WavReport all about batteries. This past month I was on location mixing a feature film, I found myself using Lectrosonics UM400a, and one thing was becaming very apparent… we used a TON of akiline 9V batteries. It truly was sinful! It also…

Tutorial: XLR Z-Cable

The other day I was going to All Electronics in Van Nuys California to buy two 2.5mm DC pigtails (I ended up buying a lot more and spending $30 on spare parts and random components for my parts drawers…. that happens a lot.) And I ran into my old production manager Ben Quiles from a…

Tutorial: DIY Microphone Antenna Distro

The lobbying group for 50 Ohm Coax has done a great job at destroying the reputation of 75 Ohm Coax. We all now think that if we plug 75 Ohm BNC between our audio carts and our Sharkfins that we might as while kiss all RF signal away. And manufactures know we now fear 75…

Tutorial: DIY RF Amplifier

About a year Emmanuel Ombilod, a sound mixer in Singapore, posted a video and a few photos of a “homemade” RF Amp he was plugging a G2 TX into…. and getting 1600ft range for car to car monitoring. The whole sound mixer world went crazy! But within a month the world stopped caring about his…