July 2018

The Ticking Reblock

The FCC deadline on selling legacy wireless equipment is the end of September. Though you will be able to continue to use older equipment (as long as it complies with legal frequencies and power output), manufacturers will not be able to sell any components that have not been recertified by the FCC, including the components that are necessary for moving your wireless to a different frequency.

Bottom line: if you need your older Lectrosonics or Zaxcom wireless gear reblocked, make arrangements as soon as possible. 

Lectrosonics
is already booked through August and they've specified that the following gear will not be able to be reblocked after September: HH, HM, UH, UM400a, and UT. Here's our guide to Lectro reblocking pricing and which frequencies need to be changed.

Zaxcom has not created a specific list, but assume reblocking any of their discontinued wireless products is subject to the same September 30th deadline. Here's our guide to Zaxcom reblocking pricing and which frequencies need to be changed.

Only Connect

We're pleased to announce the official launch of Gotham Sound Cables, a full line of AudioPower, Right-AngleRFTime Code, and Video Cables on our shelves and ready to pick up or ship to you anywhere in the world!

They're all expertly handmade right here in shop by our service department applying their 50+ years of combined experience to produce the highest-quality cables with great components at the lowest price. 

Cables are still being added to the inventory, but if you don't see what you need, fill out a custom cable request form, shoot an email to [email protected]nd.com, or give us a call. We're happy to accomodate custom lengths, colors, and wiring!

Audio Loosed

Firmware 2.0 for the Audio Limited A10 transmitter is available now, adding simultaneous time code recording and transmitting for balanced mics and line-level inputs, as well as some other bug fixes and improvements.

The A10-TX transmitter includes an integrated digital recorder with a precision time code generator. The recording feature will work with boom microphones and other balanced microphones and line-level signals, but is not available with lavalier microphones in the US.

An internal microSD card in the transmitter stores audio data in proprietary .mic format. The free Mic-to-WAV utility for Mac OS and Windows converts .mic files into industry-standard broadcast WAV files with time code.

Download Firmware v2.0 for the A10 transmitter and receiver here.

Charging with a Free Action

To celebrate the impending release of the SL-F Series batteries, IDX is offering a FREE LC-2A Dual-Bay Simultaneous Battery Charger with the purchase of any three SL-F batteries! Just buy any combination of SL-F50 and SL-F70 batteries and fill out the form here and they'll ship the charger anywhere within the United States and Canada completely for no charge at all!

The SL-F batteries are compatible with equipment with the Sony L-series battery mount. The batteries feature a four LED power status indicators, X-Tap output port, USB port and protection again over-charge, over-discharge, and over-current. 

Batteries are expected to start shipping in July. Offer good on purchases made between July 1st and September 30th, 2018.