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frankmcma
01-07-2009, 10:50 AM
This is getting harder than finding a Wii

Want to get the Panasonic AG-MC200G Unidirectional Microphone (for 150) but every place I call says it needs to be special ordered and it takes a while. Any place that actually has these in stock? Can they be ordered direct from Panasonic?

Even places like BH does not seem to stock them.

Thanks!

frankmcma
01-20-2009, 04:23 PM
Any ideas?

David Saraceno
01-20-2009, 04:45 PM
http://www.avalive.com/Panasonic/AG-MC200G/43058/productDetail.php

Just a google search and the URL states in stock.

frankmcma
01-20-2009, 04:48 PM
Found that first..they don't stock it..I talked to them on the phone...its a special order..even though the website makes it seem like its in stock

David Saraceno
01-20-2009, 04:50 PM
Well that's unfortunate:

http://www.google.com/products?client=safari&rls=en-us&q=Panasonic%20AG-MC200G&oe=UTF-8&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wf

frankmcma
01-20-2009, 05:04 PM
Yeah I am not sure why they put it on their site. Every place I have checked needs to "order" and I have not found a place who actually stocks it.

David Saraceno
01-20-2009, 05:28 PM
Try finding the extended battery. That's equally as hard.

Green Hornet
01-20-2009, 05:34 PM
This is getting harder than finding a Wii

Want to get the Panasonic AG-MC200G Unidirectional Microphone (for 150) ......
Thanks!



I don't think you can get that for $150.
The reason they are not stocked is because there are better mics in the $300 range,
the price the mc200g usually sells for.

David Saraceno
01-20-2009, 05:52 PM
Ooops. Missed that.

The pricing is at least $300.00.

And as GH states, you can get a pretty good mic for that price right now.

ESTEBEVERDE
01-20-2009, 10:51 PM
"Que mic questions and subsequent referrals to search and audio forum."

ACTION! :grin:

frkitty
03-05-2009, 10:13 AM
I don't think you can get that for $150.
The reason they are not stocked is because there are better mics in the $300 range,
the price the mc200g usually sells for.

SO what would you recommend GH? I was going to buy the MC200G, but after reading your comment, I'd like to know what you think would be a better investment - thanks!

joey101010
03-05-2009, 11:21 AM
This is getting harder than finding a Wii

i lol'd

Dafilman21
03-05-2009, 12:46 PM
You should take a look at the Rode NTG-1 or NTG-2 these are very nice mics in the $300 range.

frkitty
03-05-2009, 02:15 PM
I was actually looking at the Rode NTG1 as I can get it a little cheaper and it seems like it may be more boom pole mount friendly (though for now I just want a camera mountable with xlr connectors). DO you think it is a better mic?

green thumb
03-05-2009, 04:56 PM
i found a ntg-1 in a pawn shop today for 120... my friend bought a 185 dollar guitar amp for 155, so i'm hoping they'll hook me up with that deal too =]

Green Hornet
03-05-2009, 06:30 PM
SO what would you recommend GH? I was going to buy the MC200G, but after reading your comment, I'd like to know what you think would be a better investment - thanks!

Again, it is my opinion that anyone who sells mics would sell more upgraded mics in the $300 range than to sell the MC200G.

The MC200G would be great for $150, but I have never seen it for that price, that being said, you can get either of these:

Sony ECM-673

RODE NTG-1

frkitty
03-06-2009, 06:39 AM
To throw another mic into the mix - how do you think the Audio Technica AT875 stacks up compared to the Rode NTG1? I think I have now narrowed it down to these two - I've ditched the MC200G on your advice...

Green Hornet
03-06-2009, 08:00 AM
To throw another mic into the mix - how do you think the Audio Technica AT875 stacks up compared to the Rode NTG1? I think I have now narrowed it down to these two - I've ditched the MC200G on your advice...

For the money, that would be the one I would recomend, the AT875... I forgot about that one.

frkitty
03-06-2009, 09:35 AM
i'm sorry for pestering - but which one would you go with?

Green Hornet
03-06-2009, 10:05 AM
i'm sorry for pestering - but which one would you go with?

I would recomend the AT875. It is a good overall mic for on camera use, and is shorter than most other mics you could buy in the sub $300 price range.

I think AT mics roll off the bass more than I prefer, but most people seem to like that.
It has less handling noise, and less room noise than many mics.

Most don't realize that a shotgun type mic is good for outdoors, but not so good indoors in a live room. Due to the shortness, and roll off, it works decent in both areas.

frkitty
03-06-2009, 10:41 AM
excellent - those are all the reasons i was looking into the AT, but I couldnt find any comparisons between it and the rode. Thanks so much for your help - I'm gonna buy the AT right now.... even though my credit card is begging me to stop! haha

Thanks GH!

frkitty
03-06-2009, 01:44 PM
Just for other readers benefit - I was able to get the Audio technica mic for about $200:
http://www.activemusician.com/item--MP.AT875R