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Re: Sennheiser Digital Wireless 1000

Subject: Re: Sennheiser Digital Wireless 1000
From: Walter Knapp <>
Date: Sat, 07 Aug 2004 11:14:31 -0400
From: "Martyn Stewart" <>

> I have the EW-500 series Walt, I find the system like this to be virtually
> flawless, it certainly eliminates the use of long cables, I can sit in my
> truck at night or morning and record without bloody mozzies in your face...

The earlier, non-digital systems should work pretty well within their 
limits. They are designed for electrically noisy soundstages, and out 
nature recording would have little interference.

> When did you get the Wireless 1000?

I've been accumulating the system for a while. Got the first one off 
Ebay more than a year ago, second channel about a year ago. I'm only 
interested in stereo, thus the need of two units. I've been slowly 
working on cables, carrying case, battery supply for the receivers and 
so on since. Not a fast process as I've gotten it all by watching ebay. 
And it's not a high priority item. The mics kind of pushed it aside for 
a while.

The sample I put up was done with a clutter of wires and so on sitting 
on the hood of the Ranger, with it supplying power for the receiver. A 
first check to see how well it could do. Looks like it's time to work 
out fitting it all in the case.

They turn up regularly on Ebay, but if trying for a really low price you 
sometimes pass up lots before getting one. It's not been a big priority, 
so I've been working for rock bottom price.

For most of my work it won't help as I need the mobility of hand held. 
But, for more fixed recording it's got interesting potential. Once I get 
it all organized it should be a lot quicker than stringing long cables. 
I can work with long cables into the cab of the Ranger now. Or even into 
the back to have a mic out when sleeping, in case something interesting 
wakes me. The wireless would not be so good for that last as the 
transmitters and the MP2 pre would run their batteries down.



>From   Tue Mar  8 18:27:53 2005
Message: 7         
Date: Sun, 08 Aug 2004 03:58:34 -0000
From: "Mike" <>
Subject: Recording to an iPod - recommended or not ?

I am fairly new to this group and am looking at getting into 
recording on a limited basis.  (seems I have too many hobbies 
as it is).  I have Apple Computers mp3 player the iPod and it 
takes an add -on that permits recording directly to the hard drive. 
This can be done by adding any microphone via a mini-jack.

I realize the quality is going to be inferior to most other choices 
as I think based on specs it will only record at 16 bit mono 8kHz. 
I will be making a trip to the island of Bonaire for some diving 
and photography in the next few weeks and would like to record 
some bird songs while there.  Since I will already be packing 
scuba gear and assorted cameras and lenses I was looking for 
a quick and dirty way (not to mention inexpensive) to do some 

So I guess my questions are thus:

1) Is this a waste of time ?

2) What microphone would you suggest for this trip keeping in 
mind that I am already somewhat loaded down and the wind 
blows at about a constant 10-20mph.

3) and if answer to question number 1 is a resounding yes what 
setup would you suggest ?

Thanks for any replies.

Accomplished Diver
Accomplished Photographer
Novice Birder
Newbie Nature Recordist


"Microphones are not ears,
Loudspeakers are not birds,
A listening room is not nature."
Klas Strandberg
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