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Title: White House Pressroom Lectern Mics
Post by: Lester Seidenberg on April 30, 2013, 02:43:58 pm
Does anybody know what mics are used at the lectern in the White House Press briefing Room.
I  can tell that they are NOT the  Shure SM-57  VIP package.
As a side note I knew the guy who spec'ed out the use SM-57 and designed the old Rose Garden Lecterns.  Don retired to Pinehurst after years in the communications office. I think he started with Eisenhower and was there through the beginning of Reagan. 
Title: Re: White House Pressroom Lectern Mics
Post by: Riley Casey on April 30, 2013, 03:59:56 pm
Shure  ;D look like 57s to me.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/photos-and-video/video/2013/04/29/president-obama-nominates-anthony-foxx-secretary-transportation

Does anybody know what mics are used at the lectern in the White House Press briefing Room.
I  can tell that they are NOT the  Shure SM-57  VIP package.
As a side note I knew the guy who spec'ed out the use SM-57 and designed the old Rose Garden Lecterns.  Don retired to Pinehurst after years in the communications office. I think he started with Eisenhower and was there through the beginning of Reagan.
Title: Re: White House Pressroom Lectern Mics
Post by: g'bye, Dick Rees on April 30, 2013, 04:03:04 pm
Shure  ;D look like 57s to me.

White House Pressroom Lectern Mics.......doo dah.....doo dah.....
Title: Re: White House Pressroom Lectern Mics
Post by: Lester Seidenberg on April 30, 2013, 04:06:18 pm
Shure  ;D look like 57s to me.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/photos-and-video/video/2013/04/29/president-obama-nominates-anthony-foxx-secretary-transportation

That is in the East Room.  Different set up. These are the ones I am asking about
http://l1.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/CYzF6oWuPveZUVuMGMmzZg--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7cT04NTt3PTMxMA--/http://media.zenfs.com/en/blogs/theticket/9f4a02f27f37870e300f6a706700eb6a.jpg
Title: Re: White House Pressroom Lectern Mics
Post by: Jim Wilkens on April 30, 2013, 10:08:36 pm
Those look like the Shure MX412 mics I had seen on another WH podium. It was a wood carved podium and the mics were made to a custom short length.

That is in the East Room.  Different set up. These are the ones I am asking about
http://l1.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/CYzF6oWuPveZUVuMGMmzZg--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7cT04NTt3PTMxMA--/http://media.zenfs.com/en/blogs/theticket/9f4a02f27f37870e300f6a706700eb6a.jpg
Title: Re: White House Pressroom Lectern Mics
Post by: Jim Wilkens on April 30, 2013, 10:14:15 pm
This is the one. They wre definitely Shures.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/president-obama-and-first-lady-welcome-british-prime-minister-david-cameron-and-wife-for-state-dinner/2012/03/14/gIQATHgrCS_gallery.html#photo=1 (http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/president-obama-and-first-lady-welcome-british-prime-minister-david-cameron-and-wife-for-state-dinner/2012/03/14/gIQATHgrCS_gallery.html#photo=1)
Those look like the Shure MX412 mics I had seen on another WH podium. It was a wood carved podium and the mics were made to a custom short length.
Title: Re: White House Pressroom Lectern Mics
Post by: Riley Casey on May 01, 2013, 09:08:02 am
The mics in that pic do appear to have the plastic ring at the back of the windscreen that is characteristic of the Shure MX412.

This is the one. They wre definitely Shures.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/president-obama-and-first-lady-welcome-british-prime-minister-david-cameron-and-wife-for-state-dinner/2012/03/14/gIQATHgrCS_gallery.html#photo=1 (http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/president-obama-and-first-lady-welcome-british-prime-minister-david-cameron-and-wife-for-state-dinner/2012/03/14/gIQATHgrCS_gallery.html#photo=1)
Title: Re: White House Pressroom Lectern Mics
Post by: Lester Seidenberg on May 02, 2013, 09:48:49 am
This is the one. They wre definitely Shures.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/president-obama-and-first-lady-welcome-british-prime-minister-david-cameron-and-wife-for-state-dinner/2012/03/14/gIQATHgrCS_gallery.html#photo=1 (http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/president-obama-and-first-lady-welcome-british-prime-minister-david-cameron-and-wife-for-state-dinner/2012/03/14/gIQATHgrCS_gallery.html#photo=1)

Is it just me or does the gilded bird look like the AFLAC duck?   But thanks for the info.
Lester
Title: Re: White House Pressroom Lectern Mics
Post by: Lester Seidenberg on May 02, 2013, 09:54:32 am
Is it just me or does the gilded bird look like the AFLAC duck?   But thanks for the info.
Lester

Going to the Shure web site, I saw a MX-405.  It has a LED on indicator.  Probable a good thing to prevent unintended unintended gaffes.
Title: Re: White House Pressroom Lectern Mics
Post by: Bob Leonard on May 02, 2013, 03:45:52 pm
White House Pressroom Lectern Mics.......doo dah.....doo dah.....

Answer that question five thousand times, oh daba do dah day
SM57, SM57,
The white house mics are made by Shure, oh daba do dah day