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Bill
cable/handling noise
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on Feb 22, 2006 at 2:41:14 am

Looking for a good mic to replace an ME-4 on a Sennheiser G2 wireless system. That mic seems to have a lot of handling noise which I can't seem to get rid of. (Or any help w/that, though I wouldn't mind getting a better mic.)

What recommendations do you have for a good mic with lowest handling noise?

For PA, how much weight should I put in considering a cardioid mic vs. an omni--for example, how can I compare Sennheiser's MKE-4 vs the MKE-2 series?

Thanks for your help.


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Peter Perry
Re: cable/handling noise
on Feb 22, 2006 at 2:58:29 am

What is the application, Bill? Are you micing a speaker for a PA system?
As for handling noise, is your gain structure set up correctly? If the gain on the transmitter is too high, you'll get a lot of noise.
Card lavs work but if they shift position and get off axis, you can get hosed if you can't get in there to adjust it.
Peter


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Bill
Re: cable/handling noise
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on Feb 22, 2006 at 3:29:26 am

Yes, someone speaking, for sound reinforcement (and recording also).

I believe it is set up correctly. The sensitivity is set to -30, at which the loudest sounds seem to peak correctly on the transmitter level display. I can try turning that lower, but will have to turn up the output level on the receiver to adjust.

The ME-4's housing actual seems a little lightweight as did the clip that came with it--seems as if it could resonate a bit--and amplify the cable noise; I changed out the clip for something heavier. Maybe a bit better. But I'm wondering if a better mic might have less problem with handling noise.

Thanks


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Ty Ford
Re: cable/handling noise
on Feb 23, 2006 at 3:29:13 am

You did put a loop in the cable and tape it down, right?

Ty Ford


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