May 8, 2016 at 9:17PM

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The Rode Micro with boom pole. Has anyone tried this yet?

If so, what are the pros and cons? I'm talking about the mic itself and the new light weight boom pole.

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I've played with the Rode Micro mic, but I haven't mounted it on a boom-pole. I think you will have no problems booming this mic as long as you do NOT use a mic extension cable longer than 10 feet. "Un-Balanced" mics ( almost all consumer mics that use mini-plug connectors are "un-balanced" mics ) will have signal problems when used with a mic extension longer than 10 feet. Rode actually sell a 10 foot mic extension cable just for this purpose.

To use a longer mic cable you would have to use a mic designed for a "balanced" XLR cable. XLR cables are good up to 200 - 300 feet, and can be extended much further than this with a XLR signal-booster for every 200 feet of cable.

May 9, 2016 at 12:40PM, Edited May 9, 12:53PM

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