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Old June 23rd, 2010, 02:13 PM   #16
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The extra length of either mic is an important interview feature. Senny made it that way after looking at many, many on-camera interviews.
Agreed, I really like the length.
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Old June 25th, 2010, 07:41 AM   #17
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I was going to get the MD42 but it's too long, although I may get one later.
The extra length is essential in an interview mic. and you will find that interview mics. by all manufacturers have this extra long shaft (eg: the EV and Beyer).
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Old June 26th, 2010, 11:39 AM   #18
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The extra length is essential in an interview mic. and you will find that interview mics. by all manufacturers have this extra long shaft (eg: the EV and Beyer).
Probably a dumb question, but why is the extra length essential?



Got the RE50 and the Sennheiser add on yesterday. Haven't had a chance to test it yet, but here's a pic.
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Old June 26th, 2010, 12:31 PM   #19
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Typically, when encountering a 'media circus' or 'gang bang', a reporter may be standing behind other reporters, The extra reach can get the mic closer to the source.
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Old June 26th, 2010, 02:50 PM   #20
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Typically, when encountering a 'media circus' or 'gang bang', a reporter may be standing behind other reporters, The extra reach can get the mic closer to the source.
Ahhh... makes sense now. Thanks Rick.
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Old June 28th, 2010, 01:26 PM   #21
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Probably a dumb question, but why is the extra length essential?
It makes the microphone comfortable to hold.

Holding the mic. with your arm horizontal brings the capsule to the best height for interviewing. It's more comfortable with less arm strain.
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Old July 2nd, 2010, 11:35 AM   #22
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Senni's the way to go!

I agree with John about the MD46. I use this as my go-to mic at the many trade shows I shoot for various expo management companies. There's always a lot of racket on a trade show floor and the "46" with a butt plug is wonderful for freedom of movement and isolation of less-than-desirable sound. Even with the mic flag on the handle, there's plenty of room for even a large hand. The EV that you bought is a good mic, though, and should serve you well.

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Old July 14th, 2010, 03:44 AM   #23
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Thought I'd update on what's happened so far.

As I've posted up already, I got the RE50. I also got the MD42 soon after as I now have two presenters.

Both microphones have the Sennheiser SKP 100 wireless sender attached to them. Unfortunatly, whilst it screws onto the MD42 securely, it doesn't on the RE50. A couple of times it fell off. The shape of the RE50 bottom won't allow a good connection.

I now have to get another MD42 mic. The RE50 will be relegated to wired duty only now.

Here's a picture of my kit so far. I also have an NGT2 which will be replaced by an NGT3 soon.

Thanks again for all the advice.
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Old July 14th, 2010, 05:57 AM   #24
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Rather annoyingly, I'm just off to the dentist, having chipped my front tooth by smacking MYSELF in the mouth with a Sennheiser! Serves me right - I had 3 in one hand, testing them all, and wasn't paying attention. I wonder if I should do an advert? "I was testing 3 microphones, and was not paying attention. I got precisely nothing from haveihadanaccident-tough.com".
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Old July 14th, 2010, 07:17 AM   #25
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I've noticed that once the ring is partially tightened on the SKP 100, you have to push it into the mic to ensure that the locking tab has caught. Once it has, then you can tighten the ring the rest of the way. If you look at how it works, the ring actually exposes the locking tab, since there's not exterior button like on regular XLR female connectors. I have a mic (Electro-Voice, actually) that I have to do this to so the transmitter stays on.
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