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Old April 5th, 2005, 01:14 AM   #1
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at897 or me/66 with fx1

have fx1 and beachtek dxa8 just wandering if anyone has compared or can make a comment.
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Old April 5th, 2005, 04:55 PM   #2
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Graham,

The title of your post makes no sense. But to answer your question, using the adaptor can be a pain in the neck for hand-held. Your hand will be resting on knobs or the XLR cable (whichever way you have it screwed onto the camera).

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Old April 5th, 2005, 05:07 PM   #3
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sorry i meant....

at897 or me/66 with fx1

which mic would be better for the fx1 since i have read good things for both but not a comparison.
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Old April 5th, 2005, 05:36 PM   #4
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Do a search on these forums and you will find lots of reviews and comparisons.
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Old April 5th, 2005, 06:48 PM   #5
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What you'll sift out of the comments and reviews that you find is that the ME66 is more sensitive and a bit more effective at isolating a sound source at a distance, but that the AT897 is judged by some hands here to be sweeter sounding. Personally, I'd be inclined to go with the AT897, especially since the DXA-8's preamps level the playing field on sensitivity.
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Old April 5th, 2005, 08:50 PM   #6
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Fred that makes sense, I can't believe I didn't even question that. I also like that I don't have to buy the power accesory for the at897. Appreciate it.
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Old April 6th, 2005, 04:57 PM   #7
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The me66 sounds like you are talking inside of a tin can.
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Old April 6th, 2005, 08:45 PM   #8
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"The me66 sounds like you are talking inside of a tin can."

That is just plain not true.
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Old April 6th, 2005, 09:06 PM   #9
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Ive used both for a while now. They got strong points and weak points. I like the AT897 a little better then the ME66. Especially for the price.
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Old April 6th, 2005, 09:44 PM   #10
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I agree.. The me66 is much more expensive. I personally own a at897 and it's a great mic! I did a bunch of research on this forum prior to purchasing the 897 from BHphoto. The shotgun depends on the application. I use it for weddings and interviews and it works great!
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