I have a Radio Shack lavalier-what is the next step up?

Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by Craig Busch, Aug 18, 2003.

  1. Craig Busch

    Craig Busch Guest

    I have a Radio Shack lavalier that I have used. I don't have the $$ to
    get a MKE2 or ECM77. Is there a lavalier in the $100 range that would
    sound better than the Radio Shack. It is being used for recording
    speech only. Size of the lavalier is not important.
    Thank you
     
    Craig Busch, Aug 18, 2003
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  2. Do you need a lavalier that has its own power supply or do you have a
    recording device that can supply phantom power?

    Kevin
     
    Kevin Triplett, Aug 19, 2003
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  3. Craig Busch

    Craig Busch Guest

    Yes, I need one with its own power supply.
    Thank you
     
    Craig Busch, Aug 19, 2003
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  4. Craig Busch

    Ron Charles Guest

    I'm selling the perfect professional quality battery powered Sony ECM50PSW
    condensor lav mic with windscreen and clip for under $100 on Ebay. It is
    worth over $245 USD and is the original box in NEW condtion. Sounds great
    and was used only 3 times on studio soundstage PBS interviews. It is XLR
    out, and can be made to work on 1/8 minijack plugs with a $9 cable converter
    avaialble at Radio Shack.

    SEE...

    http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=41466&item=2551670548

    Ron Charles
    Locaation Sound Recordist
    SMPTE, AES, CSC
     
    Ron Charles, Aug 19, 2003
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  5. Do you need an XLR plug or a mini phono on it? If the latter, head to Best
    Buy and get an Attus lavaliere microphone. It's only about $35. I had good
    luck with them when I did public access TV.

    Also check out previous posts on cheap mic's. See if you can find one of
    my old posts that mentions John Stefanic (a Google search will probably
    turn one up). I don't have his email address on me right now (it's
    ...) but he has a small business
    refurbishing Sony lavaliere mics. I'm sure he could provide you with an
    ECM-55 or 44 for $100 or so. I used the ECM-77s I bought from him on
    shoots for CNN and some corporate clients and never had a problem. He also
    fixes us MDR-7506 headphones (the industry standard) for an extremely
    reasonable price.

    A Sony ECM-55 will give you nicer fuller sound than the 77's. I think the
    44's are ok too but I've never used them.

    -Brian
     
    brian a. henderson, Aug 25, 2003
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