Pro Audio Stage Mics. Peavey PVM 535iNov 24, 2000 Write an essay on this topic.
When it comes to live performance vocal mics, there is a broad range to choose from. There is also a broad price range to match!
These can range from high end mics used mainly for recording but can be used for stage applications (cost: approx $3000.00) to low budget mics costing as little as $9.99 each.
Obviously each extreme has its good and bad points. The high-end mics can be VERY sensitive and therefore not all that suitable for live applications. The low end usually doesn’t have sufficient response and you might run out of headroom before you reach a suitable volume level not to mention the lack of contour requiring extensive equalization.
So after taking the long view of it, the best bet is to choose a mic in the middle price range. ($99.00 - $349.00)
There are lots of good mics in this range. This article will detail the Peavey PVM 535i.
It’s a dynamic type mic using a Neodymium Iron Boron rare earth magnet.
The polar pattern is Unidirectional making it a good stage mic with a respectable 20db front to back separation.
The rest of the specs are:
Frequency response: 40 Hz – 16 kHz
Impedance: 400 ohms
Weight: 200 grams
This mic has a very “warm” tone and excellent vocal reproduction. There is an internal pop filter and it has a brazed steel ball type screen.
Supplied extras are: Locking flight approved case, 25’ balanced XLR cord, foam windscreen and a swivel adaptor.
The finish is low gloss black making it “transparent” to stage lighting glare.
I personally use one and have had very good results. My voice is kind of gravelly and therefore a little difficult to equalize. This mic is the best to date at making my sound tech's job easier.
The average price is approx. $189.00 but shop around for the best price in your area.
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