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Re: Shure WL183 and PCM-D50

Subject: Re: Shure WL183 and PCM-D50
From: "John Hartog" hartogj
Date: Sat Dec 8, 2007 10:24 pm ((PST))
I can't speak for the PCM-D50, but the wl-183s worked fine for me on a
MZ-N707 MD recorder, and on HiMDs RH10 and NH700.  

The EM-158 is the raw element only, and the BI-158 is a stereo set of
 EM-158's built into a housing and wired ready to use. Otherwise they
are the same. When comparing them to the wl-183s, I found the BI-158
to be noticeably a little noisier.  Either way, both mics are kinda
noisy for quiet settings. Even so, some of my favorite recordings were
made with the 183s.

John Hartog

--- In  Steve Cox <>
> Hello all. I have another question for the list as I try to narrow my  
> choices for PIP powered omni capsules. Still waiting to hear if the  
> Prime EM-158 is the same as the Bedford Technical Bi-158's....
> Anyway, as far as the Shure goes from what I gather it needs a bit  
> more PIP voltage than some of the recorders supply. I very much would  
> like to avoid a separate battery supply if I can help it. The specs  
> on the Sony PCM-D50 recorder has this to say in regards to external  
> mic power:
> Microphone Input (stereo mini jack):
> Input impedance: 22k, rated input level: 2.5mV, minimum input level: 
> 0.7mV. Supports external mic plug-in power.
> I know that the Shure's might need more power than the PIP circuits  
> in the Sony MZ-R37's. I wasn't sure if I'd have this same problem  
> with the flash-based PCM-D50.
> Any opinions/tips/suggestions would be much appreciated.
> Steve Cox

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