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Old July 21st, 2003, 02:54 PM   #1
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AT 835b Questions

I'm considering purchising the AT835b as a less-expensive alternative to getting an ME66. I will be using the mic with my GL2, to record mostly dialog.

I can't afford an XLR input accessory right now, so I will probably just purchase an XLR to miniplug adaptor from radio shack or something. Is this a potential problem?

I was wondering if anyone else has had any good or bad experiences using this mic this way with the GL2.
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Old July 21st, 2003, 06:17 PM   #2
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A less-expensive alternative to the Beachtek Box is the Shure A96F. The A96F is a simple impedance matching transformer/XLR to MINI adapter.

While you will be happy with the sound quality of the 835B, you need to make sure that the mic will not be in the frame. You can do so by raising the mic with an inch or two. Lightwave makes a 1" and 2" riser that will work well if you have a shoe mounted shock mount.

http://www.shure.com/accessories/a96f.asp?PN=Problem%20Solvers

http://www.lightwavesystems.com/products/minimount/raisers.htm
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Old August 4th, 2003, 06:52 AM   #3
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Thanks for the info.

I got the shure adapter, but I still do get some noise when zooming, probably because I don't have a shock mount. Could anyone recommend one for this setup (AT835b + GL2)? I'd like to get one for under $40 if possible.

Thanks a bunch.
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Old August 4th, 2003, 10:36 AM   #4
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The problem with the Shure adapter is the mini is a heavy metal STRAIGHT plug.

Should you strike the adapter, that's instant damage. Even the weight and the potential of constant snagging will stress internal contact arrangement. the hosa tech cable and all of the XLR adapters use a 90 degree molded plastic plug, for a very good reason.

My advice would be to buy a matching xfmr with XLR out so you could jack a short adapter cable that has a light, molded 90 plug. As added insurance, cover the jacked in plug with a velcro wrap. That will privide strain relief .
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Old October 22nd, 2003, 06:59 PM   #5
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You could also buy a right angle mini connector from Radio Shack etc and modify the Shure A96F yourself
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