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    850 as portable solution in small churches/conference rooms/theatres?

    I am concerned about what has been reported about noise level of the 850. I will have to set up at the rear of banquet halls, theatres and churches with no closed-in booths. Must have reasonably clean dialogue recording.
    Can anyone with experience of the 850 (especially in small venues) and audio recording please share thoughts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Moore View Post
    I am concerned about what has been reported about noise level of the 850. I will have to set up at the rear of banquet halls, theatres and churches with no closed-in booths. Must have reasonably clean dialogue recording.
    Can anyone with experience of the 850 (especially in small venues) and audio recording please share thoughts?
    Chris, you might get better answers once dealers have had a chance to swap out the current primary cooling fan with a quieter one.
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    The new fan is close enough to 'silent' as to warrant use of the term. Remaining noise comes from the power supplies. We've all got a pretty good idea of how loud a psu is is, right? Yes, there are two, but they aren't huge units.
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    Yes, I often have two computers running in the same room. One is practically silent, the other I consider loud. But not so loud that if the level were doubled I coudn't use the piece in a smaller venue.
    If the 850 were as loud as some devices I've heard (chyron) I could not work with it in my work scenarios.

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    We installed the new fan in our 850. A HUGE improvement. I'm not convinced the air movement is the same but if it's good enough for NewTek's recommendation, I'm in.
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    Interesting, are these "new silent fans" free for owners to swap out or is it a purchase upgrade?
    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by brianone20 View Post
    Interesting, are these "new silent fans" free for owners to swap out or is it a purchase upgrade?
    Thanks!
    Brian, the new fans really ARE quiet. Just note the TriCaster has a dozen or so fans....
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    Colin, is that an even dozen or a baker's dozen?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Drabick View Post
    Colin, is that an even dozen or a baker's dozen?

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    Ha! Maybe a bit of hyperbole.

    Let's see.....

    1 main fan
    1 cpu fan
    2 backplane fans
    2 HDD fans
    4 PSU fans
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    10 total

    A baker's dozen minus 3 stolen doughnuts!
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    Quote Originally Posted by csandy View Post
    Ha! Maybe a bit of hyperbole.

    Let's see.....

    1 main fan
    1 cpu fan
    2 backplane fans
    2 HDD fans
    4 PSU fans
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    10 total

    A baker's dozen minus 3 stolen doughnuts!
    Let's just say "a lot." I just thought of a fan I missed = VGA. That would make 11. It could have a twin cooler. I'm not sure and I'm much to unmotivated to look. So a dozen is a nice round estimate.

    If you plan on using yours in Qatar for the World Cup, I don't think there is much fear of the thing melting down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by csandy View Post
    Brian, the new fans really ARE quiet. Just note the TriCaster has a dozen or so fans....
    Huh? Despite their reserved demeanor, there are most certainly, far and away more TriCaster devotees than that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiet1onTheSet View Post
    Huh? Despite their reserved demeanor, there are most certainly, far and away more TriCaster devotees than that!

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    Merry Christmas all.
    Look who's back and full of jokes!

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