For optimum performance, the following settings are recommended if using Lectrosonics SRB or Wisycom MCR-42S unislot receivers with the SL-6, when they have not been upgraded to SuperSlot.

LectrosonicsSETUP > LEVEL = -6
Wisycom MCR-42SMENU > Advanced > LINE Mode = Analog
MENU > Advanced > Edit RX1/RX2 > Audio Out > LINE max lev = 0 dBU
MENU > Advanced > Edit RX1/RX2 > Sig. phase = 0°


Microsoft has issued a patch in Windows 10 to fix a serious corruption issue with regards to .wav media files written by Sound Devices recorders.

Windows 10 introduced the Encrypting File System (EFS) for removable FAT media, by using a reserved bit to indicate whether or not a file was encrypted. This caused Windows 10 to treat the file as EFS encrypted and overwrite the RIFF/WAVE header, making broadcast wave files unreadable. Prior to Windows 10, Microsoft did not use this bit, which was used by Sound Devices, so Quality Assurance testing would not have revealed any conflict.

The patch, KB3093266 issued by Microsoft on 30 September 2015, addresses this issue and has been verified by Sound Devices.

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During the final testing stage of the SL-6, we identified that when paired with some existing 688 Mixer/Recorders, low levels of RF can be emitted from the 688. This may result in reduced range of wireless microphone systems and/or available clear frequencies.

The identified 688s can still be used as is with the SL-6; however, users may notice low-level RF on certain frequencies during scans. As with any occupied frequency, these frequencies can be avoided. Therefore, to provide you with the utmost performance in the field, we are offering a modification for affected units.

Note: If you are not using the SL-6, then no action is necessary; the respective 688s only exhibit this behavior when connected to an SL-6. If you do not plan to use the SL-6 Powering and Wireless System, you can continue to use your 688 as clearly and reliably as always.

NEXT STEPS: UPDATING YOUR 688 If your unit has a serial number in the range of NR0115022000 to NR0215134010, or was shipped from Sound Devices between March 1, 2015 thru June 23, 2015, and you are looking to add the SL-6 to your kit, we recommend sending your unit in for quick turnaround modification.

To arrange for an update please contact your local Distributor or Reseller. You are also welcome to contact us directly:


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