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Old June 11th, 2010, 04:05 PM   #1
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Olympus LS-11 with which Lav?

I am thinking about getting an Olympus LS-11 recorder,
what lav mic would work well with this unit's 3VDC Plug-in Power voltage?
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Old June 12th, 2010, 11:45 AM   #2
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Practically any lav with a 3.5mm TRS connector should work. While I haven't used the LS-11, I have tried other solid state portables as well as a number of MDs. Countryman, Sennheiser, Sony, Tram and VT lavs seem to work OK.
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Old June 13th, 2010, 11:31 AM   #3
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thanks,

the DPA 4063 is the only one so far I've found that is
specifically designed for 3V power supply,
I've been told that most lav's need a minimum of 5 V and ideally 9V,
are there any other lav's that are happy with 3V?
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Old June 13th, 2010, 12:22 PM   #4
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Most lavs require a low voltage, low amperage 'bias current',1.5 to 5V but operate fine on less than a full 5V. Any mic needing more may have an XLR Phantom Power transformer, a proprietary battery pack or a specific pin/plug configuration on a pro body-pack transmitter.

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Old June 14th, 2010, 08:20 AM   #5
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thanks,

the DPA 4063 is the only one so far I've found that is
specifically designed for 3V power supply,
I've been told that most lav's need a minimum of 5 V and ideally 9V,
are there any other lav's that are happy with 3V?
The Sennheiser ME 2 and MKE 2 are certainly OK with this voltage.

The MKE 2 will work from under 1V up to about 12V - but the higher voltages do give the better quality.

I have plugged an ME 2 into my Olympus LS-10 and it was fine.
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Old June 22nd, 2010, 06:26 PM   #6
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I'm using this one
http://www.amazon.com/Olympus-145045-ME-15-Microphone/dp/B000815CF4/ref=pd_bxgy_e_img_b
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