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Old September 15th, 2014, 03:04 PM   #16
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Am also looking at the old Sony 1-542-296 that was standard issue on Sony broadcast cameras for years. Its cheap directional and handles wind better. Not the greatest but ....

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this post is a bit old but I think that the 1-542-296 should be explained : AFAIK they came in two versions : the first version was made by Sony (not really but it was most likely a dedicated production probably by audio technica) and it was decent (very decent), picking up a little wider than the second version which was made by audio technica (the current AT875R actually) with a tighter pickup and also a little longer (the pickup not the mic) than the first version. They are both a great buy used on ebay. I have the first version on EX1r and also a newer 875r (label audio technica, not sony) and I tend to use the first version more because I do mostly interviews (with a lavalier also when I can) and I appreciate the (slightly) wider pickup in case of sudden movements or off-axis and stuff like that. They both sound the same. with a dead cat they do handle the wind better, much better than the omni lavalier for example or even a shure sm58 that I use from time to time (great presence and tone with that one, but it must stay close to the mouth). Anyway for the best voice I'd rate the SM58 on top, Just don't let the talent handle the mic. A lavalier with no wind comes right after and the 1-542-296 as an insurance in case everything goes wrong.
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Old September 21st, 2014, 03:38 PM   #17
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As long as you bring back this old thread - I went with old Sony 1-542-296. Found a couple used on ebay or craigslist and its great - does the job . Maybe not the worlds greatest mic but perfectly fine for an onboard and it handles quite well. Interesting to know it is the same as the AT - thanks for the info
When I bought 2 they looked different.
My friends had a housing with a lot of open space on the sides whereas the other mine looks more modern with slits along the sides. Don't know which is the older model.
Great review of this on TREW audio from 2010- this one looks like my friend's but the new ones on B&H look different

http://www.trewaudio.com/audioflow/at875r/

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Old September 23rd, 2014, 09:53 PM   #18
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As long as you bring back this old thread - I went with old Sony 1-542-296. Found a couple used on ebay or craigslist and its great - does the job . Maybe not the worlds greatest mic but perfectly fine for an onboard and it handles quite well. Interesting to know it is the same as the AT - thanks for the info
When I bought 2 they looked different.
My friends had a housing with a lot of open space on the sides whereas the other mine looks more modern with slits along the sides. Don't know which is the older model.
Great review of this on TREW audio from 2010- this one looks like my friend's but the new ones on B&H look different

Trew Audio – Audio-Technica’s new breed…the AT875R

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Lenny,
the one with the horizontal open spaces is the AT875r , the one with the vertical lines-spaces is the old one. Since I also have the AT875r I can confirm that they do sound exactly the same.

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Old September 27th, 2014, 02:29 AM   #19
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Thanks, guess I have the old one. Works for me.
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