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Title: unknown microphone??????
Post by: Mike Caldwell on February 18, 2011, 12:33:18 am
A friend of mine called me asking how to wire the XLR connector for the mic in the photo. It uses a 5 pin XLR, I told him that could lend itself to many possibilities! He could not find any name or model number on the mic. It looks like one of many measurement mics I have seen with the exception of the chrome end and the side ports that make me think cardioid pattern. Sorry for the not so great picture that's what he sent me from the phone.

Let me know.
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Title: Re: unknown microphone??????
Post by: Scott Middleton on February 18, 2011, 10:43:07 am
can't really tell from the pic, but sometimes 5 pin xlr's are used in stereo mics.
Title: Re: unknown microphone??????
Post by: Gerry Tacker on February 18, 2011, 11:45:28 am
Looks like a Shure VP88!
Title: Re: unknown microphone??????
Post by: Mac Kerr on February 18, 2011, 11:51:46 am
Gerry Tacker wrote on Fri, 18 February 2011 11:45

Looks like a Shure VP88!



Where did you get your VP88?

Mac

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Title: Re: unknown microphone??????
Post by: Chris Hindle on February 18, 2011, 12:02:48 pm
Just a guess, but I'm thinking that the extra 2 pins are for the "lunch pail" pre-amp / power supply thingy. that your friend may not have. Shocked
Title: Re: unknown microphone??????
Post by: Carey Davies on February 18, 2011, 12:11:19 pm
er... is it a DMX controlled lamp? Smile
Title: Re: unknown microphone??????
Post by: Charlie Zureki on February 18, 2011, 02:11:14 pm
  Hello,

Like I said in the other.... if it doesn't have a serial number/model number....it's probably crap.

 None of the quality measurement Mics I've ever seen....Larson/Davis, B&K, Rion, Sencore, Scantek, etc... have a closed opening (bezeled opening) and, they all have screw off capsules with no soldered wires.

 Good Luck,
 Hammer

 ps. it's probably chinese.
Title: Re: unknown microphone??????
Post by: Mike Caldwell on February 18, 2011, 08:05:10 pm
Compared to others,I don't think it's a stereo mic. I'm leaning towards no name import mic. Next week I'll get it in my hands and check it out.
Title: Re: unknown microphone??????
Post by: Brian Larson on February 23, 2011, 10:50:33 pm
Mac Kerr wrote on Fri, 18 February 2011 10:51

Gerry Tacker wrote on Fri, 18 February 2011 11:45

Looks like a Shure VP88!



Where did you get your VP88?

Mac

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Upside down?
Title: Re: unknown microphone??????
Post by: Gerry Tacker on February 24, 2011, 11:50:34 am
My thought exactly, but I have learned in the past not to disagree with Mac. He is a Mean Old Soundguy!  Twisted Evil
Title: Re: unknown microphone??????
Post by: Mac Kerr on February 24, 2011, 04:15:54 pm
Brian Larson wrote on Wed, 23 February 2011 22:50

Mac Kerr wrote on Fri, 18 February 2011 10:51

Gerry Tacker wrote on Fri, 18 February 2011 11:45

Looks like a Shure VP88!



Where did you get your VP88?

Mac

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Upside down?


Are there actually ports around the XLR on a VP88, like there are in the photo? Inquiring minds want to know.

Mac
Title: Re: unknown microphone??????
Post by: Curt Sorensen on February 24, 2011, 11:15:40 pm
Hi,
No ports, that is not a VP88. Er, you were asking seriously, yes?
Title: Re: unknown microphone??????
Post by: Mac Kerr on February 25, 2011, 12:03:37 am
Curt Sorensen wrote on Thu, 24 February 2011 23:15

Hi,
No ports, that is not a VP88. Er, you were asking seriously, yes?


No, I was not asking seriously. It is clearly not a VP88, from both the photo and the description.

Mac
Title: Re: unknown microphone??????
Post by: Luis Pinzón Arroyo on February 25, 2011, 12:21:29 pm
Can a directional mic be used as a measurement mic?
Title: directional measurement mic
Post by: Mac Kerr on February 25, 2011, 01:19:25 pm
Luis Pinz
Title: Re: directional measurement mic
Post by: Luis Pinzón Arroyo on February 25, 2011, 02:03:04 pm
Mac Kerr wrote on Fri, 25 February 2011 12:19

Luis Pinz
Title: Re: unknown microphone??????
Post by: Mike Caldwell on February 28, 2011, 12:16:21 am
Well I finally got my hands on the mic. It has no identification what so ever on it. The capsule is not removable, it's hard wired to the pre amp board. It's not a stereo mic of any sort. The five pin xlr is only wired to pins 1,2,3. As suspected it's certainly a knock off mic.