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#1 T-Spect Le

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Posted 13 August 2006 - 11:04 PM

I'm looking to replace my lousy $190 Audio Technica 835. I had it with that shotgun mic. It failed me too many times in the past. I'd like to buy a high quality and versatile shotgun mic where it can faithfully capture sound in all environments (int/ext/noisy). My work is heav broadcast news, journalism and indie film. Sennheiser is nice, but the Schoeps appears to be a level up.

From various forums, it appears that the Schoep CMIT 5U ( Condenser Microphone with Interference Tube) has many positive reviews. Has any one used this extensively with interior, exterior and very noisy environment? Is it worth $1700?
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#2 Marty Atias

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Posted 14 August 2006 - 11:30 AM

It sounds like you are setting the bar impossibly high by hoping this is the one mic that works well in every situation. Of course that mic does not exist.

The CMT5U is a great shotgun mic, but generally speaking, for most indoor environments, a cardioid, super or hyper, or (at most) a very short shotgun will pick up less room acoustics than medium to long shotgun mics.

I also like the Sanken shotguns.

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