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Offline strangerinusall

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New microphone needed / recommendations?
« on: September 30, 2022, 11:51:03 AM »
For many years I have been using a SOUNDMAN OKM II microphone plus Zoom H2n Recorder and was very satisfied with the recording quality as well as the easy handling.
Unfortunately, the microphone broke when recording the last concert. Therefore, I am looking for a new microphone and ask for recommendations that should meet the following criteria:

- Recording rock concerts in small and medium-sized clubs up to arena.
- Mic size: small and discrete
- Connection directly into the recorder, without additional battery box
- The purchase price is rather secondary

Many thanks for sharing your experiences and recommendations.

Offline aaronji

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Re: New microphone needed / recommendations?
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2022, 02:15:20 PM »
Maybe DPA 4063s? They will run on 3V (to 10V) plug-in power. You would need to rewire them to an 1/8" jack or get a microdot-to-1/8" cable, though. Some variants of the Sennheiser MKE2 will run on low-voltage as well. Both are omnis...

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Re: New microphone needed / recommendations?
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2022, 03:31:18 PM »
See this fairly recent thread.


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