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Old July 14th, 2003, 03:23 AM   #1
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Recommendations on some cheap mics

Well, I have some money to spend and I have decided to spend it on a mixer and a few mics. I record mostly choral and theater performances and I have decided that the way to go is to buy a few mics (3 or so) and place them surrounding the stage area. Then I will run the mics into my mixer, and feed the mixer to my camera. I already own a Sennheiser K6 with ME66 and ME64 capsules. Does anyone know of some cheap mics that perform well for their price range? Cheap means under $100 a piece. Thanks!
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Old July 14th, 2003, 05:05 AM   #2
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The Sony ECM-MS907 Stereo is pretty good. You may also consider the Crown Sound Grabber II Boundary Mic.
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Old July 14th, 2003, 11:03 AM   #3
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If you really must stay at that price level, then the AKG D880 is currently being sold for 2 for $100. This is way below normal and many times less what the mic is actually worth.
If you could go a little higher, like $170 each, the Audio Technica AT3031 is an awesome mic for the money. Very low noise, high sensitivity and high max spl with a wide frequency response.
If you stick with a less expensive mixer like a Behringer, then you might could spend more on the mics.
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