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Old March 18th, 2008, 04:25 PM   #16
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Old March 18th, 2008, 08:05 PM   #17
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what are the differences between these two, other than price

http://www.vistek.ca/store/ProVideoM...rectional.aspx

http://www.vistek.ca/store/ProVideoM...nal-wdc78.aspx

has anyone used any of these? will the ecm44b cut it for a broadcast piece?

thanks
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Old March 18th, 2008, 08:37 PM   #18
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Here are the mics at B&H for a lesser price:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc..._Lavalier.html
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc..._Lavalier.html

Differences include:
Price
Size
Length of time on market
Sound Quality
Moisture resistance

The ECM-88 is Sony's top-of-the-line lavalier, and Sony would say it one of the best (maybe the best) in the world for top-end professional use.

The ECM-44 has been around a long time, is an entry level pro lav, has served many well as a documentary-type workhorse.

For specific strengths and weaknesses in the field, others have to apply.

To listen to them in a controlled situation, wait for Dan's review.
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Old March 18th, 2008, 09:10 PM   #19
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Here are the mics at B&H for a lesser price:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc..._Lavalier.html
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc..._Lavalier.html

Differences include:
Price
Size
Length of time on market
Sound Quality
Moisture resistance

The ECM-88 is Sony's top-of-the-line lavalier, and Sony would say it one of the best (maybe the best) in the world for top-end professional use.

The ECM-44 has been around a long time, is an entry level pro lav, has served many well as a documentary-type workhorse.

For specific strengths and weaknesses in the field, others have to apply.

To listen to them in a controlled situation, wait for Dan's review.
thank you jack. as far as price, vistek is in canadian dollars and a 10 minute drive, while bh has nice service but considering shipping, customs, by the time it gets here i would have paid the same, but thanks very much for the link.

i dont want no cheap quality, thats for sure, so if the ecm-44 will do the job nicely, then i'll go with that while saving some cash for other investments.
If it was "consumerish quality" i would rather pay for the 88. thanks again and will go with the 44
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Old March 19th, 2008, 02:48 AM   #20
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I would also seriously consider the DPA 4061/71 and the Voice Technologies VT-400 and 500. All four of these mics are sleepers and sounded great. Not sure why more people haven't heard of them or use them?
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Dan,

I have heard very good things here in LA about the DPA's. The main argument for the COS-11 is that they are less fragile and easier to hide. But the DPA's are considered a small notch above the COS-11's in terms of sound quality and offer the ability to tailor their sound by changing the screen. Also the DPA has a pretty cool way of connecting to either phantom power or a transmitter by using their adapters. This way you know your DPA will work with both 48V or your transmitter as long as you own the correct adapter. It takes a lot of the guess work out in terms of having a custom job done by a sound shop.

For example, to use a COS-11 with both ways, I need the TA5 version with an Ambient power supply to run 48V and a TA5 to locking mini adapapter to run it with my G2. Because all brands have slightly different specs, I never know if the TA5 to mini adapter is optimal. With the DPA, they have a special G2 adapter, so it removes the guess work.

BTW, another lav that is VERY much in favor here is the Sennheiser MKE-Platinum.
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