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Old July 10th, 2003, 09:46 AM   #1
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What mic for PD-150?

Hello all,

We are purchasing a PD-150 for talking head stuff. We do not want a mic on camera. Will a shotgun mic work with this setup? Which one works well with the PD-150. We would like a warmer sound if possible. Thanks in advance.

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Old July 10th, 2003, 10:29 AM   #2
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The Sennheisers (ME66, ME416) and many other name brands (AT,AKG...) will work quite well. I suggest you search thru this part of the forum as this topic has been discussed numerous times and the answers you are looking for are probably already here in the forum.
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Old July 10th, 2003, 06:44 PM   #3
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For on camera use I would consider the Audio Technica AT-4073a. It is a warmer mic then the Sennheiser ME66 and is also shorter. It's sound quality is more like the Sennheiser MKH-416 at a way lower price.

It is a little more expensive then the ME66 but is well worth the price. You should be able to find it for around $500 - $600.

It does require Phantom Power.

I would search Zotz Digital or B&H

FYI: An ME66, by the time you have the complete package (windscreen, shock mount) it is not going to be a lot less then $475 - $500.
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Old July 11th, 2003, 08:36 AM   #4
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Thanks. I am new to this so let me get the stupid question out of the way. What is Phantom Power?
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Old July 11th, 2003, 10:54 AM   #5
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Phantom Power is DC voltage, usually 48V that is supplied to a condenser microphone, using the signal cores of a balanced microphone cable. Condenser microphone need a source of power to function.

The Sony DSR PD-150 does have the Phantom Power Feature, so do most consoles and preamplifiers.
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