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Old February 27th, 2004, 12:37 AM   #31
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Hey Frank, this is all I have Here

I don't have a lot of experience with shockmounts so it probably doesn't take a lot to impress me but the things to think about between the two are.

1) The at8415 doesn't have hotshoe mount, you'll need adapter for that.
2) The EA86 doesn't tilt, it's fixed, so limited on a boom.
3) AT8415 is quite big, and I don't think it would work for very small mics, like the Oktava (I think Matt and Bryan discovered this)

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Old February 27th, 2004, 12:56 AM   #32
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The AT is a great shock mount and requires a $9 hotshoe adapter
to fit on the camera. By crossing all of the bands you get a very secure hold eeeven on small diameter mics.
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Old February 27th, 2004, 07:35 AM   #33
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You can also pick up a heavier band from AT in their service dept, but moreover, you can cut them from a bicycle innertube and have a stiffer hold for heavier mics. Just watch the width to get them in the slots provided by AT. I've also successfully used Blak hair bands for tighter hold, but they didn't last as long.
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Old February 27th, 2004, 11:22 AM   #34
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Hi Bryan
Thank you for your assistance the other day with microphones and I am glad that I can possibly return the favor. Over at Global DVCDigital ( they have a very interesting shock mount called the DVC Suspension. They have a rather interesting comparison with photos comparing many commonly used mounts and this unit looks superior. I plan to buy one ($55) , the price is certainly right.
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Old February 27th, 2004, 11:52 AM   #35
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The DVC Suspension is actually a Shure A55HM. However, instead of going with extra adapters to turn it into a shoe mount I would choose the Audio Technica adapter that Bryan mentiond before.
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Old March 8th, 2004, 08:38 PM   #36
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I was just gonna ask a question about that DVC Suspension/Shure A55HM. It's also called a ASG shock mount, and it's much much cheaper than 55 bucks on eBay. More like 10 bucks.
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