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Old April 27th, 2011, 12:54 AM   #16
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Re: What ever happened to the pin mic?

I bought one of Sweetwater's last PinMics. I've now used it on a half dozen people. I really like the convenience of being able to hide it in the collar without needing messy tape or stabby pins or vampire clips. The sound quality is better than the ME-2 that I compared it with, more fullbodied.

A couple of minor gripes: The build quality is not top-notch; the rubber boot around the Micon connector was already cracked when I received it, and cracked further with normal use. No biggie as the boot seems to be mostly cosmetic. What is annoying is that the fit in the case is so tight that unless you situate the screwdriver/wrench tool just right, the tray doesn't sit right and the case is hard to close. They should have made a cutout for the screwdriver/wrench tool.

I also wish the XLR micon connector allowed 12-15V power for power savings, but you can't have everything. The ability to run it off the >=5V power of my camera and H1 through the Micon 1/8" jack is a cool thing that many mics don't have, for minimal setups.
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