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Old August 5th, 2006, 04:17 PM   #1
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Any idea's for a medium priced reporters hand-held mic for the XL1s
Budget doesn't allow a wireless, so it will have to be a cable job.
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Old August 5th, 2006, 04:31 PM   #2
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Any dynamic vocal mic. will do.

Cardioids will give you more isolation from background sound, Omni directionals will give more natural sound, less wind sensitivity, and aiming is not critical.
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Old August 5th, 2006, 04:55 PM   #3
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I have a EV100 kit. Is it possible to connect the mic to the transmitter?
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Old August 5th, 2006, 05:07 PM   #4
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If your lavalier is connected to the transmitter by a mini st or other connector, It is quite simple to make a matching cable with XLR Female at the end.

If your lav is permanently connected, It is more difficult.

Is the EV100 Receiver powered my a batt.? If not, it will be diffcult for hand held situations.
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Old August 5th, 2006, 05:15 PM   #5
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Hi Danny
The lav connects to the transmitter via a push-in jack with screw lock ring.
Yes the receiver is powered by a batt.
Does this mean that it's possible. What type is best, cardioid or omni?
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Old August 5th, 2006, 05:24 PM   #6
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The lav connects to the transmitter via a push-in jack with screw lock ring.

Yes the receiver is powered by a batt.

Does this mean that it's possible. What type is best, cardioid or omni?

Dave
I guess it is a stereo connector, you can use a standard mini 3.5 mm stereo connector and wire it to an XLR Female. Or get a redy made cable from the
manufacturer.

Shure SM-58 will be good and will last forever.
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Old August 5th, 2006, 05:46 PM   #7
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Rather than try to jury-rig a connection from a hand-held mic to the lav's transmitter, does your budget allow for an SK100 push-on transmitter to work in conjunction with your existing receiver?
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Old August 6th, 2006, 01:29 AM   #8
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I've done a search, but don't really understand what a push-on transmitter is.
Does this not work the same as the EW100 transmitter?
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Old August 6th, 2006, 03:06 AM   #9
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I've done a search, but don't really understand what a push-on transmitter is.
It's a butt plug.
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Old August 6th, 2006, 03:11 AM   #10
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Sounds like something you need the morning after a Vindaloo.
Sorry, I'm still no wiser.
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Old August 6th, 2006, 03:55 AM   #11
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David: Sony WRT-808A UHF Plug-In Transmitter with XLR Connector
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Old August 6th, 2006, 04:02 AM   #12
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Many thanks Jarrod-all is now clear.
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Old August 6th, 2006, 06:03 AM   #13
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Sounds like something you need the morning after a Vindaloo.
Sorry, I'm still no wiser.
You said you had the Senneheiser EV100 system, right? The SKP100, or SKP500 for a model that supplies phantom for the mic, is the transmitter in that system that is designed to attach directly to the base of a handheld mic. The Senneheiser Evolution series is available in several packages, bodypack transmitter+receiver or bodypack tranmitter+buttplug transmitter+receiver. You already have part of the system so you "grade" be just addigng the buttplug if you want to.

http://www.fullcompass.com/product/245331.html

For that matter you could get one of any number of models of Sennheiser "hand held transmitter" micz that have the transmitter that works with your existing wireless receiver already built in and that might be less expensive than a separate mic and buttplug transmitter.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...roughType=sear
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Old August 7th, 2006, 11:27 AM   #14
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ElectroVoice RE-50.
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Old August 12th, 2006, 02:34 AM   #15
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I'm going to second that RE50.

I've said it many times, the RE50 coes for less than $150, and does the job beautifully.

Turn on your local US news outlet, the black handheld mic, with a dome-ball top, the standard of all ENG crews. I've got one from the Vietnam era, in it's original OD green, from the AFN crews, and it still works. In a pinch, they make great hammers.

Things that have happened to my RE50, multiple hurricanes and storms, driven over by a humvee and sat truck, dropped multiple times, submurged (briefly) and dragged 3 city blocks.

Not all of those are completely my fault, but with the right preventative maintainence (sending it back to EV every two years or after major "damage") it will keep ticking.

If you dont have the $$ for an RE50, go with an EV635A. It's got the guts of the RE50 in a less pretty package. It's the standby for radio, and has all the durability.

I'm not an EV snob, if I were a sound tech, I'd want the Shure ENG mics, or the Sennheiser MD46, but those both cost a little more than it looks like you'd want to spend.

I'm not going to recommend the SM58. Yes, it'll last you forever but it's cardioid just pics up too much background for my liking, and the grille dents much easier (the older ones didnt.) For live sound reinforcement? The 58 is my top dynamic pick.
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