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#1 Alan Rencher

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 07:55 PM

Hey, does anyone have any good advice for mounting the digital level for Marshall monitors on a Zephyr?
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#2 Victor Lazaro

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 09:42 PM

Velcro? Or DualLock on the post.

Edited by Victor Lazaro, 12 February 2013 - 09:43 PM.

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#3 Mark Schlicher

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 11:18 PM

I use a clamp similar to this on the monitor tube, right behind the post. http://www.amazon.co...f=pd_sim_auto_2
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#4 Alan Rencher

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 12:53 AM

Mark, you and I must be on the same page because I ordered this today: http://www.amazon.co...ag=651998669-20
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#5 Mark Schlicher

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 12:13 PM

Nice...and the price is right!
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#6 Andrew Stone

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 01:12 PM

Mark your solution is relatively unobtrusive. Did you use a Manfrotto bit to attach the level sensor to the PIAA bracket/collar?
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#7 Victor Lazaro

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 07:11 PM

Hi, I like Alan's solution, but before buying it, does anyone has another solution?

Still interested it Mark's setup details.  

And also what position are you putting it so that it reads the X and Y axis properly?

Thank's all.

V.


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#8 JamieSilverstein

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 09:21 PM

Marshall makes a digital level!

I wonder where XCS is.  I miss my PDL level.

Where in the Marshall website is the level displayed?

Thanks

Jamie


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#9 Evrim KAYA

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 09:27 PM

Marshall makes a digital level!

I wonder where XCS is.  I miss my PDL level.

Where in the Marshall website is the level displayed?

Thanks

Jamie

http://www.bhphotovi..._Indicator.html


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#10 Victor Lazaro

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 10:46 PM

http://www.marshallm...D-HI/index.html

The level is only compatible with some marshall monitors (not universal)

 

I bought mine today, and I'm a little disappointed by the delay of the reading, plus my unit has a weird glitch, with the sled docked and untouched the arrow on the screen will sometimes jump to the right, reading a +90 degree angle then jump back to it's normal reading (around +-1 degree). 

Plus after a bit the readings disappear from the screen and I need to unplug/replug the device...

 

I also realized the box has to be placed flat and horizontally, and not vertically along the pole as I would like...


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#11 Mark Schlicher

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 11:41 PM

Andrew and Victor: I rotated the bracket 90 degrees to line up with the tube clamp, then ran a 1/4-20 into the Marshall unit, mounting it vertically. I disable the vertical axis readout and just use the horizontal readout.

 

That's why I like Alan's solution...easy to mount the unit flat.

 

My PIAA bracket is a discontinued model, not exactly like the pictured one...So I don't know if the "rotate" trick works on the new ones.

 

Re: not being universal, the H.I. seems to be compatible with all current Marshalls (although the new modular series is not mentioned...maybe the website is just not updated??). Previous models had hardware limitations apparently, that don't allow the firmware to be updated to a version that supports the H.I.

 

You can limit the delay by turning the sensitivity up all the way in the menu. The unit is limited...no motion compensation and even at max sensitivity it doesn't compete with high-end systems. I find it useful in some situations but not in others. Glad I have it but it's definitely a low-end solution.


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#12 Daniel Stilling DFF

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 07:40 AM

I have had very poor luck with the level. The mini USB used to connect to the monitor is very poor and failed on me on 2 units.
Gave up on this...
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#13 Alan Rencher

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 01:39 PM

My USB port broke of the board on my monitor after day three of using it! Daniel, what did it cost you to fix the port?


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#14 Victor Lazaro

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 01:57 PM

What are the other options for a digital level on a HD monitor?
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#15 RonBaldwin

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 02:26 PM

put a call into Greg Bubb about his and have not heard back from him.  For now, his PDL is the best and why many of us still use downconverters


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