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    I'm going to have to disagree with Dave on this one. The BM-800 is a large side address condenser and is unsuitable for any use other than on a mic stand (which is pretty unusual for karaoke). It's also going to be far more prone to feedback problems since you're using this with a home audio system rather than a true PA system

    Go with a cheap dynamic like a Thomann T.bone. Handling noise won't be THAT bad (and way better than the BM-800 if she tries to take it out of the shock mount and hand hold it) and it will be much better for feedback rejection while your daughter rocks it out in typical karaoke manner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobbsy View Post
    I'm going to have to disagree with Dave on this one. The BM-800 is a large side address condenser and is unsuitable for any use other than on a mic stand (which is pretty unusual for karaoke). It's also going to be far more prone to feedback problems since you're using this with a home audio system rather than a true PA system

    Go with a cheap dynamic like a Thomann T.bone. Handling noise won't be THAT bad (and way better than the BM-800 if she tries to take it out of the shock mount and hand hold it) and it will be much better for feedback rejection while your daughter rocks it out in typical karaoke manner.
    Yes, totally agree, (but she MIGHT want to look like Maddy Bell?) the LDC is impractical for this use (don't get me started on PA feedback tho! BIG subject and there are a lot of myths and misconceptions about it)

    I still say the BM-800 is a nice mic, stupidly cheap and vastly more useful than a USB type, but maybe not suited to karaoke!

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    I've never heard a BM-800 for real but in the demonstration videos I've watched it seems like pretty good value and sound for the money. However, this would be in a recording situation, not live (karaoke) sound.

    My studio mics and my live sound mics are pretty different beasts, only meeting in the middle with my collection of SDCs.
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    Guys, I went really cheap with these 2 mics : BIRD SM1 - CHANT ET VOIX - DYNAMIQUE MAIN | Woodbrass.com

    And at the end, what a nice surprise. This setup is really good, we've already done few great karaoke sessions. Much better than with the Philips mic.

    Once again, thanks for your help

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    Quote Originally Posted by jace112 View Post
    Guys, I went really cheap with these 2 mics : BIRD SM1 - CHANT ET VOIX - DYNAMIQUE MAIN | Woodbrass.com

    And at the end, what a nice surprise. This setup is really good, we've already done few great karaoke sessions. Much better than with the Philips mic.

    Once again, thanks for your help
    Sorry J, my French is virtually non-existant, is that a conventional dynamic mic and if so what are you plugging it into?

    Dave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ecc83 View Post
    Sorry J, my French is virtually non-existant, is that a conventional dynamic mic and if so what are you plugging it into?

    Dave.
    Dave : BIRD SM1 - VOCAL - HANDHELD DYNAMIC | Woodbrass.com

    Specifications:
    - Unidirectional dynamic microphone
    - Cardioid polar pattern
    - Frequency response: 50Hz - 15kHz
    - Sensitivity : -53dB +/-3dB (0dB = 1V/Pa @ 1kHz)
    - Output impedance: 600 Ohms @ 1kHz
    - Steel body and grille, 3-pin male XLR output
    - Clamp in unbreakable nylon included
    - Zippered pouch included

    Plugged into the Presonus AudioBox USB bought for $50 = great

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    Quote Originally Posted by jace112 View Post
    Dave : BIRD SM1 - VOCAL - HANDHELD DYNAMIC | Woodbrass.com

    Specifications:
    - Unidirectional dynamic microphone
    - Cardioid polar pattern
    - Frequency response: 50Hz - 15kHz
    - Sensitivity : -53dB +/-3dB (0dB = 1V/Pa @ 1kHz)
    - Output impedance: 600 Ohms @ 1kHz
    - Steel body and grille, 3-pin male XLR output
    - Clamp in unbreakable nylon included
    - Zippered pouch included

    Plugged into the Presonus AudioBox USB bought for $50 = great
    I'm obliged. Decent sensitivity will probably get son to order a couple (after I send him the dosh of course!) .
    Good to know the AudioBox has usefully low latency, I shall add it to my budget "reccy" list!

    Dave.

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    I began engineering when only analog was alive! Now though there are some really cheap usb mics that just don't have the friendly usability with them. Cheaper yes but quality, no! Get a mixer and only use a pc for overdubbing alone. Has worked for me for more than 30 years+ now!

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