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Old February 11th, 2004, 04:14 PM   #1
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ma-100 versus ma-200

would someone kindly advise me why i might need the ma-200 versus the ma-100? how can four mics be utilized instead of just two - what are the advantages and situations where this may be necessary? thanks in advance to all. regards, jack
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Old February 11th, 2004, 05:03 PM   #2
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The XL-1 can be set to 4-channel audio recording, but at a much lower quality level than the 2-channel rate. You'd only use it if you absolutely had to have 4 discrete channels and could accept the quality loss.
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Old February 11th, 2004, 06:58 PM   #3
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The MA-200 have a better shoulder support and a BNC connector. But theses features doesn't worth the the price (almost twice the price of the MA-100).

I own an Ma-100 I am really satisfied.
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Old February 12th, 2004, 12:03 AM   #4
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I have a ma-200 having stepped up to one from the 100. I did it for reasons which to me were important. I wanted BNC out for work I do and use a Anton Bauer setup for power for light and cam and wanted the use of two mounts. One for wireless and one for battery...

If you are doing it to get 4 channels of audio, its not a good enough reason in my opinion. If you are going to need and will using 4 channels on a constant basis save the $350 spend another two or three hundred and buy a used shure fp32. If you are only going to be using 4 channel once in a while rent a mixer for those times.

That said the shoulder stabilization is much better than the 100 of course Ive got a few pounds more back there with the ab's so thats a improvement there alone.

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