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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:32 am    Post subject: The poor mans 416 ? Reply with quote

GOOD DAY !
I have been wanting one and am saving secretly without my wife knowing for the 416. I need an alternative to the 416. I am not yet in the income bracket to just order one like that. But I need to have a shotgun handy. For me the most important is low self noise and quality of sound. Help if you can. thanks !
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been told that the Audio Technica AT875 short shotgun condenser mic has a very similar sound to the Senn 416.

This isn't from personal experience, mind you, but it is from a gear head who knows his stuff. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a not very secret secret, most questions about the 416 shotgun have been asked and answered here on the VO-BB. Here's what you do to find those answers:

Go to the Search button up top and click it

Enter into "keyword": 416

In the Forum box select: Gear

You'll get a view of dozens of threads that discuss the 416. For example, five threads down you'll find this one which discusses an exciting sounding alternative to the 416.

http://www.vo-bb.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=19534&highlight=416

You're always welcome to ask questions here, but you'll probably get your answer sooner by doing a Search through our archives.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

oops sorry ....
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

415s are on ebay usually from $300-600
There's a used 416T for 499 right now.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 2:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another nice one is the AT4073a, but it's not all that cheap.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beware of fake 416's. Here is a good site to show you what to look for.

http://sound-grab.com/blog/hello-world/

Happy hunting.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kristin Lennox wrote:
I've been told that the Audio Technica AT875 short shotgun condenser mic has a very similar sound to the Senn 416.

This isn't from personal experience, mind you, but it is from a gear head who knows his stuff. Smile


Yes! It's what I use on the daily...and works like a charm.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I second (or third?) the motion on the Audio-Technica AT875R.

I already have a 416 but decided to purchase it (based upon souodgun's -George- recommendation.for those times when I didn't want to risk a 1K microphone.

Very pleased.

No complaints.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm working with an AKG 451/ck8 ... not sure that counts as a 'less expensive' ...
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

any experience with a rode ntg3? i have one for video production but have never thought of it as a VO mic. maybe i'll hang it soon for a test drive.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

todd ellis wrote:
any experience with a rode ntg3? i have one for video production but have never thought of it as a VO mic. maybe i'll hang it soon for a test drive.


For VO, it's kinda boomy and muddy to my ears. I bought one thinking it would be a good option instead of the 416. At the time it was slightly cheaper (this was before everyone started offering regular deals on the Senny) and it felt nicely patriotic.

Now I have the 416 and the NTG3 is the mic on my control room desk outside the booth. Just use it for chatting and directing talent in the booth.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did a search on this site and found several references to the Rode shotgun and a few seemed to like it for VO. YMMV.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well there ya go. i like it as a boom mic for video --- so that's where it will stay.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

$325 for a 415 on ebay right now.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/SENNHEISER-MKH415T-VINTAGE-SHOTGUN-CONDENSER-MICROPHONE-Mkh-415-T/273073999455?hash=item3f947a8e5f%3Ag%3A0pMAAOSwUzFaiI8F%3Asc%3AUSPSPriority%2133444%21US%21-1&_sacat=0&_nkw=mkh415&_from=R40&rt=nc&_trksid=p2380057.m570.l1313.TR6.TRC1.A0.H0.Xmkh415.TRS0
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