Category Archive: Review

REVIEW: Hosa Technology – CBT-500 Cable Tester

A chain is only as strong as its weakest link. This holds true with audio system interconnection. I recently purchased the CBT-500 Cable Tester. I was surprised at how heavy it was. Weighing in at almost 2 pounds its quite heavy to keep in my gig bag. For now I leave it on my workbench …

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REVIEW: Sound Devices 552 – An Upgrade From The 442

I was in the market for another field mixer. My original choice was the Sound Devices 442 Field Mixer. Sound Devices stopped making the 442 and had replaced it with the 552- the same mixer as the 442 with some nice additions. I ended up getting the Sound Devices 552 Mixer. The 5th Channel: The …

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REVIEW: Schoeps CMC641 Super-Cardioid Microphone

After many years of only using the Sennheiser MKH 416 for sit-down interviews, I decided to upgrade my sound kit. I was going back and forth between the Sennheiser MKH 50 and the Schoeps CMC6 Preamp with MK41 Capsule, also known as the CMC641. The Schoeps is almost $800 more expensive than the Sennheiser. With …

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