Posted on 2nd Aug 2010 @ 6:06 PM
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RODE Microphones has released a new miniature lavalier. The new model offers a unique design with switchable MiCon connectors. This allows you to change from a XLR style connection to a wireless type connector quicky. Popular wireless such as those from Shure, Sony, Sennheiser are supported. In the past we've had to buy multiple lavaliers for each type of use, when we switched wireless brands, we wound up having to send in the mics to be recabled at $50 a piece! Also included in the package is a furry wind jammer, and a plastic "anti-trauma" hardcase.
In testing the mic, we found the sound quality to be on par with other mics in this category-even mics costing nearly twice as much. The RODE lavalier's low frequency bass specifications of 60hz initially had us worried that we wouldn't hear a full sound. For example the sub-miniature Countryman B6 lavalier goes down to 20Hz. Fortunately, the human voice does not actually go that low -not even if you've got a thick ole hearty voice like James Earl Jones. If your main objective is to pick-up high quality dialogue, it's worth noting that most of the low frequencies below 80Hz are handling noise - this is the reason why most all shotgun mics have a low frequency cut, usually for cutting low end wind rumble.
Overall, we're quite pleased with the RODE lavalier sound on dialogue and with the innovative MiCon connections - the included clip, foam windscreen, plus the furry wind jammer, and the pelican style case are a nice bonus. We're also really impressed with the "no questions asked" 5 year warranty.
Order yours today. use Coupon CODE "INUG0D03H89" and receive a FREE MICON-2 Connector! (Must be added to cart)