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Old May 5th, 2010, 09:07 PM   #1
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EX1 and Electro-Voice 635A anyone?

Hi there

Has anybody been using the EX1 with the Electro-Voice 635A handheld microphone for interview purposes etc.

I need a microphone with low handling sensitivity (can be held in hand) to do a series of 'on the spot' interviews for a project Im working on.

This one sounds good and isnt too expensive. Just wondering if the signal to EX1 is loud enough and it doesnt need any extra pre-amping etc.

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Old May 5th, 2010, 11:00 PM   #2
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Go the extra fifty bucks and get this one.

Electro Voice | RE50/B - Omni ENG Mic (Black) | 16501707 | B&H

The shock mounting seriously reduces handling noise, and you can hammer nails with this beast.
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Old May 6th, 2010, 12:08 AM   #3
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I think this mic also has good built-in wind protection?
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Old May 6th, 2010, 01:22 AM   #4
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I use the Beyer 58 a microphone that is used by many TV crews around the world.
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Old May 6th, 2010, 02:21 AM   #5
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Go the extra fifty bucks and get this one.

Electro Voice | RE50/B - Omni ENG Mic (Black) | 16501707 | B&H

The shock mounting seriously reduces handling noise, and you can hammer nails with this beast.
This one seem like it could be good addition to the kit! Thanks for letting me know

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Old May 6th, 2010, 10:21 AM   #6
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I have used one of my EV 635A mics with my EX1 and didn't notice any particular level mismatches.

The EV RE-50 is simply a larger exo-skeleton and extra padding with a 635 inside. The 635 doesn't have unusual handling or wind noise IME, The RE-50 outside case is sheet-metal and not rugged enough for hammering nails. There are other EV mic models that are famous as the "Buchanan Hammer", notably the 664.
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Old May 6th, 2010, 12:32 PM   #7
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"The RE-50 outside case is sheet-metal and not rugged enough for hammering nails."

You really took that seriously? Wow.
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Old May 6th, 2010, 07:16 PM   #8
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Im making a note....do not use RE-50 to build new garage....got it. Thanks!

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Old May 6th, 2010, 09:18 PM   #9
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I've owned a 635A for over 30 years and I used to use it a lot ... however, there are so many better mics on the market today than there were way back then.
HOWEVER, if you are on a shoestring budget, then the 635A should do you.
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