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Re: Wireless Battery Powered Zendrum
« Reply #15 on: October 03, 2009, 05:40:42 pm »

300 feet is a LONG way; I can't say I have ever been that far.  Maybe... 

What I notice is, after a certain distance, the SOUND is so off from what you're physically playing that it's really uncomfortable. (I think the equation is .7ms/foot of distance... so 100 feet=70ms!!!) But I have been WAY out there and the wireless works fine.

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Re: Wireless Battery Powered Zendrum
« Reply #16 on: October 03, 2009, 05:43:43 pm »

You could always go with the wireless in ear monitor and then you would not have to deal with the delay.

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Re: Wireless Battery Powered Zendrum
« Reply #17 on: October 03, 2009, 06:10:57 pm »

I have a question regarding the internal power.

In the case of having an internal power supply; what happens if you don't want to use the internal power and instead use the all-pins active MIDI cable?  How do I bypass the 9V battery?

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Re: Wireless Battery Powered Zendrum
« Reply #18 on: October 04, 2009, 10:46:17 am »

You could always go with the wireless in ear monitor and then you would not have to deal with the delay.

Rob

Yep, I have done exactly that.  I guess I should do some sort of scientific test and measure... perhaps the MidiJet would outdistance the Shure IEMs!

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Re: Wireless Battery Powered Zendrum
« Reply #19 on: October 04, 2009, 11:17:04 am »

I have a question regarding the internal power.

In the case of having an internal power supply; what happens if you don't want to use the internal power and instead use the all-pins active MIDI cable?  How do I bypass the 9V battery?

-Jaay

Yes, you can use either power source and not remove the battery.
There will be a switch to save the battery life.
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Re: Wireless Battery Powered Zendrum
« Reply #20 on: October 04, 2009, 01:26:00 pm »

Yep, I have done exactly that.  I guess I should do some sort of scientific test and measure... perhaps the MidiJet would outdistance the Shure IEMs!

Jer

Jer, which wireless IEM system are you using?
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Re: Wireless Battery Powered Zendrum
« Reply #21 on: October 04, 2009, 03:12:09 pm »

PSM 400 series.  I have the set with the 1/2-rack mixer too, which is super cool.  I mount the mixer and transmitter in a rack with a stereo EQ and stereo compressor for a really nice monitor station.  I upgraded my 'buds from E1s to E4s, which are way better.  I use Westone earmolds from the audiologist ($$$!) but I actually have been using them very seldom of late, as I am playing a lot of low-volume jazz.

Jer
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Re: Wireless Battery Powered Zendrum
« Reply #22 on: October 05, 2009, 05:18:16 am »

Avast Thar Shipmate Inspector,

     Can this wondrous development be backfit into the Jolly Roger Zendrum?  Again, I be having concerns of the fine finish that you have applied to me fine instrument.

Fair Winds and Following Seas,
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Re: Wireless Battery Powered Zendrum
« Reply #23 on: October 05, 2009, 08:01:13 am »

Avast Thar Shipmate Inspector,

     Can this wondrous development be backfit into the Jolly Roger Zendrum?  Again, I be having concerns of the fine finish that you have applied to me fine instrument.

Fair Winds and Following Seas,
Pyrate

Hey Pyrate,
The wireless transmitter part, yes. (No extra cutting)
The top-mounted battery door is the delicate diamond-cutting work.
On your "Jolly Roger piano black perfect" finish, I don't think I'd risk a spinning torpedo in a drill.
We are sourcing a smaller battery box now with a MIDI pigtail that could be Velcro'd to the top OR backside for the thicker finishes we're wary of cracking.  For all new instruments it will be internal battery installed through the wood. Retrofits must be assessed on a case by case basis.
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Re: Wireless Battery Powered Zendrum
« Reply #24 on: October 05, 2009, 09:40:24 am »

Avast Thar Shipmate Inspector,

     Thanks for the info.  How about mounting the battery box in the back just behind the ZX backplate, where there is no shiny finish to worry about?  You could even cut a battery access cover out of that section to make for quick changes.  Of course I have no idea if there is any room back there, but it is a thought.  What do you think?

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Re: Wireless Battery Powered Zendrum
« Reply #25 on: October 06, 2009, 06:08:38 am »

Hey Pyrate,
We found a door (we like better anyway) that mounts in the backplate like ZendrumDude's.
It goes nicely down where the jacks usually are at the tail end. There's already room underneath in the wood.
David
« Last Edit: October 07, 2009, 06:43:03 am by Inspector 109 »
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Re: Wireless Battery Powered Zendrum
« Reply #26 on: October 08, 2009, 07:01:23 pm »

Can you post a pic of them. Why do you like one over the other? I remember our conversation about the doors on the battery box did you find one that can take the punishment of frequent changes? Just curious Thumper
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Re: Wireless Battery Powered Zendrum
« Reply #27 on: October 08, 2009, 07:06:03 pm »

Pics will be coming soon.
Found one with a smaller footprint than Jer's to cut into the backplate and still leave room for a round switch.
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Re: Wireless Battery Powered Zendrum
« Reply #28 on: October 08, 2009, 08:28:29 pm »

Pics will be coming soon.
Found one with a smaller footprint than Jer's to cut into the backplate and still leave room for a round switch.
David
In this configuration, would you be able to make the MidiJet DIP switches accessible?  Are you planning to make this the standard installation, or is this just for certain finishes?

Sean
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Re: Wireless Battery Powered Zendrum
« Reply #29 on: October 08, 2009, 08:47:40 pm »

Yes, the dip switches will be accessable right under the backplate.
At this point, we feel like mounting the battery box in the backplate instead of through wood on top makes the entire mod feasible for any Zendrum. We'll also offer the strap mount version as well.
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