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Old January 7th, 2013, 11:12 AM   #1
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Audio Technica 4053b Hypercardoid Mic

I bought one of these a few days ago as part of a plan to upgrade my indoor interview kit for boom/stand work (I use a Rode Lavalier on the speaker too).

Anyway, it arrived this morning. I have to say I'm very impressed by it's performance, sensitivity, clarity, low self-noise and build quality. It comes with a life-long guarantee too.

I think that was 400 well spent!
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Old January 7th, 2013, 11:56 AM   #2
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I really rate AT mics and have five of the AT875 r small shotguns as my main gen purpose mics!
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Old January 7th, 2013, 12:04 PM   #3
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Those AT875r mics get great reviews for an inexpensive, short shotgun that has the flexibility to be used for indoor interviewing in some situations too (at a pinch, or so I've read, and it seems you might agree).

I think I might get a AT875r for my Canon C100, as my Rode NTG-3 is way too long for any wide angle run-n-gun work - as seen in the pics I posted here:

C100: With Rode NTG3 & WS7 Plus Canon 10-22mm Lens

I also have a (now discontinued) AT825 stereo mic which I bought for 100 second hand. Lovely open sound on that one.
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Old January 7th, 2013, 12:41 PM   #4
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Get some 875r mics here at a bargain price:URL: http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item...d=360490702983

There is nothing to match them at that price of less than 100 quid inc delivery!

I use mine for everything from indie drama to full broadcast these days and a rode pg2 and a ws6 is also recommended.
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Old January 7th, 2013, 02:04 PM   #5
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Thanks Gary! Just bought one!
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Old January 10th, 2013, 11:04 AM   #6
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My AT875r arrived today (they actually tried to deliver it yesterday but I was away filming). Just tested it on the C100. Very impressed with the performance and build quality for the price. Seems nice and 'hot' too. Another 100 well spent!
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Old January 10th, 2013, 12:39 PM   #7
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Good to hear you like it, I rarely recommend kit but the 875r is one mic that I have no hesitation in encoraging people to try and at that price it is an absolute bargain!
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