Re: Sennheiser ME20 - Best application?

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Posted by Carl Trost on May 26, 2000 at 09:18:04:

In Reply to: Sennheiser ME20 - Best application? posted by Mark Drury on May 25, 2000 at 05:56:37:

I've recently aquired a Sennheiser ME20 mic (capsule on K3U power module) ...Has anyone had experience with this mic or am I wasting my time using it?

Hi, Mark -

Not a waste at all—it's a good quality microphone, decent sounding and relatively rugged.

Similar in concept to AKG's C451/C460 line, the K3U preamps could be fitted with a variety of capsules, including an omni (your ME20), a cardioid (ME40), a short shotgun (ME80), and a number of lavaliers.

Not sure when they originated, but I started using them in the early 80's, and they weren't new then. I often had a choice of selecting either a ME40 or 451, and frequently preferred the ME40 due to its lack of a hyped high end response.

It's a worthy addition to your mic kit, useful wherever you might want an omni condensor (drum overhead, for ex.). Some alternative capsules would give you an even more versatile purchase.

Carl

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