Understanding Mic Specs, Part 4

To close out our four part video series, we’ll be discussing a microphone’s Electrical Output.  When selecting a microphone, it’s important that the mic is compatible with the electrical characteristics and the physical connections of your audio mixer, recorder or computer. If it isn’t, you may experience problems, such as humming, buzzing or no audio at all.

Watch Part IV of our “Understanding Microphone Specifications” series, as we help you learn the importance behind a microphone’s sensitivity, impedance and wiring configuration. We’ll also cover phantom power and share specifications that only apply to condenser mics.

Check out the other videos in this series:

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Davida Rochman

A Shure associate since 1979, Davida Rochman graduated with a degree in Speech Communications and never imagined that her first post-college job would result in a life-long career that had her marketing microphones rather than speaking into them. Today, Davida is a Communications Manager, lending her skills to a wide spectrum of activities – from public relations and social media to content development and sponsorships.

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