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Michael Lopresti January 19th, 2005 07:29 PM

XL2 Mic
hello eveyone,

i was wondering, cuz im outta money right now to get a boom. so i just want to hang my XL2 mic from a broom stick( yes, sad i know :( lol ) but the wire is well to short.

so i was wondering if there are extention wire i could buy and maybe a price range. or can i just walk in to my local video shop and ask?

thanks for the help



Rob Lohman January 24th, 2005 03:53 AM


Michael Lopresti January 24th, 2005 05:20 AM


i have an answer of sorts

i emailed HENRY'S and asked them they said they dont carry that type of wire but i should try story that deal in audio stuff and i dont know of any where i live except for RADIO SHACK and well that turned up nothing.

I guess your looking for the same thing ROB?

well if i find anything ill post it here

also emailed canon about it havent heard anything from them either lol



Rob Lohman January 24th, 2005 05:23 AM

No, I was just bumping the thread so that other people notice
it and hopefully respond to your question.

Michael Lopresti January 24th, 2005 06:24 AM

ah cool thanks alot Rob


Kevin Kocak January 24th, 2005 07:34 AM

Probably not the answer you are looking for but if you can't find the cable you are needing I can recomend a good cheap mic. Check out the Azden SGM 2x. It only runs about $200 and for the money is actually a solid mic. I am usually cautious about buying cheap equipment but I was in a similar situation to you and had to get something, and lucky for me it turned out to be about the best $200 I ever spent.

Michael Lopresti January 24th, 2005 07:49 AM

oh cool cuz im looking in to buy a SGM aswell but i dont need it till the summer. whats farthest the distance on the Azen SGM to get nice sound ? and whats the product number if you dont mind?

thank kevin


Michael Lopresti January 24th, 2005 07:53 AM

Kevin is this the one you have


also does it come with a XLR wire or is that seperate?

Michael Lopresti January 24th, 2005 08:27 AM

wow at my local Henry's this mic is $650

i think ill be ordering from the states :p

also does it work on phantom power?



Kevin Kocak January 24th, 2005 12:23 PM

That's the one. It works from a fairly reasonable distance. Its hard to say... I wouldn't say you need to be any closer than you would have to be with any other boom mic I've used. I know that is vague but trust me it is a good mic. Also, I used it to record interviews with kids outside at a park and was very happy with how directional the mic was. You can also take off the longer capsule and put the short one on and use it as a studio mic as well. I just finished recording a 10 DVD set which consisted of 90% voice-overs. So like I said before. It is well worth $200. Even if it goes to crap tommorrow I got my $200 out of it. Check out B&H, I think that's where I got from...Either there or MacMAll

Michael Lopresti January 24th, 2005 12:54 PM

thanks kevin

i think im gunna go place my ordre for in now

but does it use phantom or does it always need the 1.5 batt.
and do i have to buy a xlr wire or does it come with one?


Kevin Kocak January 24th, 2005 01:34 PM

I think I had to buy an XLR for it and it does not run on phantom power. But all you need is a couple of AAA batteries and you're good to go. It doesn't eat up the batteries very fast either. I used it all summer and changed the batteries like twice. Just be warned, the shock mount it comes with is crap. It doesn't really work for mounting on a boom pole. I guess it is designed to mount on a camera.

Michael Lopresti January 24th, 2005 01:55 PM

thats what ductape is for my friend LOL

thank for all your help Kevin

Cheers Mike

Michael Lopresti January 25th, 2005 03:16 PM

hey kevin i was just wondering what type of xlr wire did you buy? was it gold or just normal.

so for what may sound like silly questions but Audio is not my thing....yet:)

Kevin Kocak January 25th, 2005 04:22 PM

its not really mine either. I don't think there was anything special about it. it looked like every other XLR i have ever seen so I guess its a "normal". Sorry if that doesn't help much but its about all I know.

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