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Comments about Audio-Technica BP893cW MicroEarset Omnidirectional Condenser Headworn Microphone:
A local audio vendor recommended these mics, and I have spent a year trying to make them work for my theater application. I work for a school that has a stage in a gymnasium (rubber floor, acoustic tile ceiling, carpet panels on walls, but still not an optimal theater venue). However it is not hard to produce satisfactory vocal and music amplification with a typical handheld mic.
As many have complained, these compact short boom mics are a feedback nightmare. I have seen AT responses that the mics are well designed and that the venue acoustics just aren't setup properly if feedback is a problem. That may very well be the case, but I'd like to see the Utopian acoustical venue where these mics don't have any problems. With the boom being so far up on the side of the performer's head, the best sound I can achieve is a muffled voice that isn't quite loud enough. I have to feather the gain, and I am constantly flirting with feedback. I have tried EQ, different speaker placement and directions, speaking more loudly, and I just can't make them work to my satisfaction. I get that an inconspicuous mic is desirable in theater (and I have seen mics in performer's hair above the forehead hairline before), but I just don't see any replacement for having a mic closer to the corner of the mouth to get a good full spectrum reproduction of a person's voice. Maybe there are expert audio engineers that have found the perfect speaker placement and adjustments to amplify a professional actor's already boisterous voice, but if I could do it all over, I would have requested something more like the BP892c. Why not add just 2-3 inches to the boom of the mic to save everyone all the headaches?
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