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JuicedLink takes our dynamic mic challenge even further, to a full range of audio tests

JuicedLink now does dynamic mic test comparisons with equipment from Beachtek, Edirol, Sound Devices, Tascam, and Zoom.


Back in July, I published JuicedLink video illustrates audio quality with DSLRs via RiggyAssist versus an H4n recorder. After that, I asked Robert Rozak from JuicedLink to repeat his test using a dynamic microphone, since that way both preamps (the one in the H4n and the one in the Riggy-Assist from JuicedLink would need to work harder, since they’d receive a lower level from their respective mic. Fortunately, he did, and in August I published JuicedLink accepts our dynamic microphone challenge; re-does comparison test. Now Robert has taken our request even further, to a full range of tests, which include comparisons with equipment from Beachtek, Edirol, Sound Devices, Tascam, and Zoom.

As stated previously, handheld dynamic microphones are the most popular type of microphone used to do spontaneous in-field interviews for television news, so I am glad that Robert obliged me (us) and did the same test with a handheld dynamic mic, so we can now notice the huge difference between the preamp in the H4n versus the one in his Riggy-Assist as it feeds his 60D DSLR, together with the later comparison with other preamps in other devices. As you’ll hear, some of them are very clean, and others are not.

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Born in Connecticut, United States, Allan Tépper is an award-winning broadcaster & podcaster, bilingual consultant, multi-title author, tech journalist, translator, and language activist who has been working with professional video since the eighties. Since 1994,…