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Old September 13th, 2010, 11:15 PM   #16
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Guy I think a ME2, Rode Lav, COS11d vid would be nice with some quick draw comparisons of all 3 in a row, level matched, so you hear the different character of each mic. If one is louder than another it reads as sounding better.

As another suggestion: I suggest you do a new setup how-to on the Senn G3 Wireless. It's got somewhat different names in menus as I recall. It would be cool to have that link to send people I bring into projects from time to time.
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Old September 23rd, 2010, 12:21 PM   #17
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Anyone got any hands on experience of this new Rode Lav yet that they can share?
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Old September 23rd, 2010, 12:29 PM   #18
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Hey Guy - are you making a video?
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Old October 2nd, 2010, 11:10 AM   #19
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Just a little nudge.

I'm hoping to find time to go to the ProVideo in Coventry UK (13-14th Oct) and this new Rode Lav might be on my shopping list to use with my Senny G2 systems.

So, anyone used this Rode Lav yet and have comments, good or bad?
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Old October 2nd, 2010, 01:40 PM   #20
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Attn: Guy Cochran

Have you planned the lav shootout you mentioned yet? We'd love to see the Rode Lav, Sanken COS11D, and ME2 go head to head. And maybe the higher end Sennheisers too.
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Old October 6th, 2010, 01:57 AM   #21
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So I grabbed the Canon 5D Mark II along with the RODE Lavalier Microphone and headed into the studio, a few hours later....video:

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Old October 6th, 2010, 03:24 AM   #22
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Thanks a lot Guy, excellent overview! I love the "designed in" flexibility for hard wiring (if needed) with the optional accessory plug etc.

OK, now I want one!
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Old October 6th, 2010, 12:27 PM   #23
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Nice video Guy! Nice mic too. I dig the versatility and accessories that come with the unit. Allowing for a simple 30.00 XLR adapter is really nice. You didn't mention power. Does the XLR adapter convert phantom powere to something the mic uses? But then you plugged right into the little zoom recorder, and I don't think that supplies any power. Sup wit dat?

I would like to see some head to head comparisons, so one can purchase knowing exactly where the mic stands, allowing for a truly informed decision. Maybe you don't want to possibly cut into COS11D sales? Anyway, the mic did sound pretty good, and I suspect it's better than the ME-2. If I were going to get another lav I would definitely consider the Rode.

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Old October 6th, 2010, 04:38 PM   #24
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For sure Guy! Nice work, thanks for that informative piece.

I would assume for $30usd, the XLR module converts Phantom to bias power (plug-in) What a cost and problem saver.

I'm re-thinking my imminent purchase of replacing my aging Trams w/ new ones or B3s.
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Old October 7th, 2010, 09:44 PM   #25
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I would assume for $30usd, the XLR module converts Phantom to bias power (plug-in) What a cost and problem saver.
$30 is a much more reasonable price for a connector with maybe $6 worth of parts inside.

Looks like Rode has done it again. Good products at sensible prices.
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Old October 8th, 2010, 12:17 AM   #26
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Hi Guy,

Are you still planning on doing a direct comparison of the new Rode lav and the ME2 and COS11? I'd be really interested. The Rode is very interesting at $250. It seems like it would be a nice upgrade to my Senn G3 eng setup.

If you do a direct comparison I'd love it if you could also throw in a quick sample of say the Sanken CS-3e so I could see how well it would match that great mic you sold me, which by the way has gotten some great usage.

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Old October 8th, 2010, 01:48 AM   #27
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So I grabbed the Canon 5D Mark II along with the RODE Lavalier Microphone and headed into the studio, a few hours later....video:

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Hi Guy,

I'm currently using Tram TR50 mics with the TR79 modules, should I be looking to sell them and pick up a rode system instead? I posted a question earlier asking how these stacked up against the TR50s but the question seemed to have been glossed over. Appreciate your insight on this.

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Old October 8th, 2010, 01:42 PM   #28
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I think it might be up to us to do any head to head comparisons...
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Old October 8th, 2010, 06:30 PM   #29
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I think it might be up to us to do any head to head comparisons...
I would love to do a head to head comparison but unfortunately I don't have access to a Rode Lav or Sanken COS11.

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Old October 10th, 2010, 04:09 PM   #30
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Currently I do not have all of the gear needed to perform these tests in the manner that everyone is asking, no Trams, not enough wireless, mics with the wrong connectors etc. However, I'd still like to help. I propose that an independent production company or reviewer, perform the side-by-sides. I will gladly send the RODE Lavalier with Micon connectors on 72 hour loan to anyone with a track record of producing high quality reviews. I'll even put a $600 bounty up for a completed video. Dan Brockett? Ty Ford? Steve Oakley? Chad Johnson?
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