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Old May 8th, 2006, 03:39 PM   #1
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Hi. I'm new to this forum and have what should be a fairly simple question. I am starting a new piece of my current business that will require me to video tape a client doing an exterior walk and talk. I am using a Canon XL1 with an Audio Technica ATW-T101x transmitter and receiver. I still have to purchase a lav microphone and am wondering what is recommended.

I can't seem to find any information that will help me decide what unit to purchase since I can't take any of them out for a test drive. My question is this, will my project benefit from spending the extra money for a Countryman EMW or will the more inexpensive Audio Techiniace TA831 (or similar) achieve the same results? Are there obvious audio differences between the two? Is there a unit available that I should consider? (ex. Lectrosonics M140?)

Thanks for any assistance in this manner.

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Old May 9th, 2006, 11:22 AM   #2
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I've had good results with Lectrosonics M150 (and the more recent M152). For low-cost lavs, they sound really good, and they have held up remarkably well considering that I give them all the difficult and dangerous jobs where I don't want to risk a more expensive mic.
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Old May 9th, 2006, 12:54 PM   #3
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Thanks for the response Ralph. I found a used M140 and am going with that. The unit will have limited used and I can always upgrade later if the need arises.
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