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Great build, poor sound
on July 18, 2012
The Audio-Technica Pro 24CM Microphone is a very nicely built little unit. The all metal casing makes for a nicely built mic. The brushed aluminum is very handsome. It also comes with a nice but simple wind windscreen. The only issue is, even with the power on, it sounded horrible. I was planning to use it with my Canon 5D Mk III, but after installing it and trying it out, I knew right away that this mic is totally wrong for this camera. Even after cranking up my volume all the way up to 64,and ignoring the horrible hissing sound, the volume was still half that of my built in mic. Not good. Also even on normal level, there was a unacceptable amount of hissing going on.
With my volume on my Canon all the way up to 64, at 10ft, at normal talking volume, my meter never went as high as -dB20. +dB12 is a normal high peak on the Canon, and it never got there at any distance past 5 ft.
Boxed up, sending it back and try again.