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ntz
Lavaliere reviews
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on Nov 2, 2005 at 10:53:33 pm

Hello,
Im going to shoot interviews on location next month. Im going to buy a Lavaliere.

Id like to know if you professionals
1 Agree on certain lavalieres being good or great
2 Know of a website that reviews the qualities of the ones you can buy on amazon or ebay

Thanks!


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Matte
Re: Lavaliere reviews
on Nov 3, 2005 at 11:47:18 am

[ntz] "a website that reviews the qualities of the ones you can buy on amazon or ebay"

I'll bite.
Which mics can you buy on Amazon or ebay?


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ntz
Re: Lavaliere reviews
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on Nov 3, 2005 at 6:45:14 pm

OK, please dont bite me :-)
and forget about ebay or amazon.
Im just looking for a lavaliere that you audio professionals like.
The purpose, again, is to record interviews on location, so that
I have the camcorder mike and the lavaliere on some external audio recorder.

Itd be great if there was something not super expensive...


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ntz
Re: Lavaliere reviews
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on Nov 3, 2005 at 6:49:21 pm

[ntz] "OK, please dont bite me :-)
and forget about ebay or amazon.
Im just looking for a lavaliere that you audio professionals like.
The purpose, again, is to record interviews on location, so that
I have the camcorder mike and the lavaliere on some external audio recorder.

Itd be great if there was something not super expensive..."



Oh, and its probably gonna contradict the "please not super expensive"
factor, but Im thinking its much better to interview people with a
WIRELESS lavaliere... Any good WIRELESS lavaliere out there?


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Craig Seeman
Re: Lavaliere reviews
on Nov 3, 2005 at 7:59:43 pm

Sennheiser Evolution G2 100 series.

$599.95 at B&H. It includes 1 receiver, Lav with wireless transmitter and a plug on transmitter for a hand held mic.

On the other hand if you want to move more "upscale"

Lectrosonic 100 series

about $1000-$1200 at B&H
Includes receiver, Lav and transmitter (no plug on for hand held like above).


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ntz
Re: Lavaliere reviews
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on Nov 3, 2005 at 9:31:44 pm

So is that more or less the price I should expect to pay for good quality audio, or is there cheaper stuff that still sounds fine?


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Craig Seeman
Re: Lavaliere reviews
on Nov 4, 2005 at 2:18:54 am

I think Sony has the UWP-C1 for about $499 less than the Sennheiser lav kit but only lav and no hand held transmitter or mic. Anything less then than and you may be buying a problem rather than a solution - high noise levels, interference issues etc. Azden 100LT is $339. I'd scrape together the extra $260 and get the Sennheiser since it's worth it to me to have the hand held plugin which I can use with my $100 Sure mic.


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ntz
Re: Lavaliere reviews
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on Nov 4, 2005 at 9:18:07 am

All i wanted to know. Well, thanks a lot!


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Bob Cole
Re: Lavaliere reviews
on Nov 10, 2005 at 12:01:51 am

If you want best price/performance forget wireless.


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Matte
Re: Lavaliere reviews
on Nov 10, 2005 at 1:29:09 am

[Bob Cole] "If you want best price/performance forget wireless."


At LAST!

I was beginning to think that I was the last person on the planet who thought a CABLE was still the lowest-noise, lowest-cost, most-reliable way to connect a mic.

You can save HUNDREDS of dollars by not buying (and fighting with) wireless gear... and get a MUCH better-sounding mic with the savings.


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Craig Seeman
Re: Lavaliere reviews
on Nov 10, 2005 at 2:15:37 am

[Matte] "You can save HUNDREDS of dollars by not buying (and fighting with) wireless gear"

And spend a huge amount of money in legal fees etc. when people trip over that cable. I won't use a cable when I'm shooting for a reporter in the street. I won't use a cable when I interviewing someone in a crowded nightclub. I won't run a cable to the groom when shooting a wedding. I wont use a cable when the subject being interviewed is walking or otherwise involved in an activity. You use a wireless when you have to, when it's an issue of safety. For many shooters that's most of the time. I use cables in a sit down interview and that's it.


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Ty Ford
Re: Lavaliere reviews
on Nov 10, 2005 at 11:50:00 am

Exactly. It all depends on the application.
NTZ first asked about lavs and then wireless lavs.
Lavs are presumed to be hardwired unless otherwise stipulated.
Sony ECM 77B and 888B are nice
Countryman EMW, and B6 are also good.
Ther are others.

Now about WIRELESS; The sennheiser g series are pretty good, but the high end ones;
Audio Ltd., Zaxcom and Lectrosonic sound much better.

Regards,

Ty Ford


Ty Ford's "Audio Bootcamp Field Guide" was written for video people who want better audio. Find out more at http://www.tyford.com


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