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Old September 6th, 2007, 03:07 AM   #1
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AT 1800 - two plug-in better than bodypack?

I'm going to buy the AT 1800 but tell me if there's a flaw in my logic. I think it'd be more versatile to get two plug-in transmitter. There are times when I need lav and handheld. Should I need a lav, I can get a regular XLR lav and pouches with belt clip for the tranmitters. Whereas if I had the bodypack, I can't convert that to a handheld without another wire. Would I risk any loss in quality by doing this? And can anyone recommend good lavs for this? Thanks!
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Old September 7th, 2007, 05:49 PM   #2
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The plugon doesn't have the range of the body mic.

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Old September 8th, 2007, 01:10 PM   #3
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I'm going to buy the AT 1800 but tell me if there's a flaw in my logic. I think it'd be more versatile to get two plug-in transmitter. There are times when I need lav and handheld. Should I need a lav, I can get a regular XLR lav and pouches with belt clip for the tranmitters. Whereas if I had the bodypack, I can't convert that to a handheld without another wire. Would I risk any loss in quality by doing this? And can anyone recommend good lavs for this? Thanks!
the body plug would not power your lavaliere without 12ph to bias converter
also it bulky to use that way , good only when you need it as back up
if you intend to use handhelds , buy the battplugs and if it lavs -regular
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Old September 8th, 2007, 01:19 PM   #4
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Thanks Ty. Any idea what's the difference in range? The specs list 300 feet. I probably won't need more than 100 tops. It's really more about convenience.

I guess I'm more concern about connectivity. The phantom power is only 12V, it seems most XLR lavs requires a range that exceeds that. I'm looking at the countryman EMW, specs said it required 1.5-24V but the same mic except with 4 pin connectors is listed at B&H as compatible with with Audio Technica. Should I expect any problem if I use this mic? Has anyone tried any XLR lavs that worked well with at AT plug-on?

Oleg, What is a bias converter? Is that like an amp I can buy? I did a quick search on that and found nothing, do you have a link to one?
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