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Old December 30th, 2008, 07:35 PM   #1
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I bought a pair based on the recommendation on Oade.com (The Tapers Section - Microphone FAQ) because it looked like a cost-effective way to expand my mic selection. They arrived today and they have a lot of background hiss to my ears. For $50/pair, you can hardly expect perfection - but comments from anyone who has used these would be a useful reference. Thanks!
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Old December 31st, 2008, 09:42 AM   #2
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We've issued several of these to reporters to use with Edirol R09's with surprising satisfaction. The only thing I can offer is that if you put the battery in backward ---very easy to do, the polarity marks on the battery holder are hard to see -- you get a lot of noise and very low output. Properly installed fresh battery sounds pretty good, at the price these little mikes are a steal. We use Tram50's on our wireless units and if you are looking for a real fine but somewhat pricey mike, these are great. Happy new year! / Battle Vaughan /miamiherald.com video team
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Old December 31st, 2008, 12:25 PM   #3
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Wow, glad I asked - and glad you responded. Those polarity markings are so hard to see that I didn't even know they were there! I had them in backwards and reversing them made a world of difference - amazing. Many thanks, and happy new year!!!
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Old December 31st, 2008, 02:07 PM   #4
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Same to you, glad I could help. The great thing about this board is we can profit from somebody else's problems, er, solutions. I did the backward battery thing myself.....! / Battle Vaughan
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Old January 2nd, 2009, 08:35 AM   #5
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I wish everything else in video production had the quality/price ratio that these lav's have....
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Old January 5th, 2009, 04:30 PM   #6
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Who sells them in the U.S.? I see B&H doesn't.
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Old January 5th, 2009, 06:14 PM   #7
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Got mine from Adorama for ~US$24 and got the Hosa stereo to mono Y-cable to use with the pair of mics. I saw them for the same price at Amazon.com.
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