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...particularly the two where i'm going with one output direct to AD and with one to Zulu first, with an EV 664 dynamic mic that i 'd never dream of recording vocals usually. Takes a long time so bear with some more words... If you're on the fence and unsure whether Zulu is a nice...

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Vintage Electro-Voice for live vocal suggestions.

I never met a classic EV mic (any designed before 1970) that didn’t sound good. The 664 was a standard for singers and speakers, but by 1970 seemed to disappear in favor of handheld mics, usually Shures. If you get any old mic with an amphenol connector it can be puzzling, but...

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problem with shure 51

...dated late 50's early 60's I believe. I am inquiring about a problem concerning this microphone as well as an Electro Voice 664. I used to use my Shure 51 with no problems. Eventually I used it less and less, quit for a while, and now it doesn't work at all. There are three impedance...

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Product Description

Description and Applications The Electro-Voice Model 664 is a cardioid microphone of the dynamic type with only one moving element. It is designed specifically for public address applications. The cardioid pattern is obtained through use of three sound entrances located in the back of the dia*phragm. These three sound entrances, each utilizing the proper acoustical impedance, combine to form one effective back entrance which varies in distance from the diaphragm inversely with frequency. The resulting phase and amplitude conditions produce a uniform cardioid pattern over a wide frequency range. This variable front-to-back distance along with dynamic-type construction affords high resistance to mechanical shock and eliminates proximity effect. The Model 664 is an all-purpose public address microphone designed to fulfill requirements of wide-range reproduction under a great variety of conditions. Because of its excellent and uniform polar response, it is especially useful in locations where acoustic feedback, ambient noise, and severe reverberation exist. The preferred instrument for serious home and semi-professional recording, the 664 is also an ideal choice for quality sound reinforcement systems, particularly where acoustic problems exist. It is equipped with a pop-proof wire mesh grille which minimizes wind and breath blasts. The Model 664 may be used on a floor or desk stand or carried in the hand. This all-purpose microphone features the exclusive Electro-Voice Acoustalloy® diaphragm. The non-metallic diaphragm permits smooth response over a wide frequency range and withstands high humidity, temperature extremes, severe mechanical shocks, and the corrosive effects of salt air. It is practically indestructible with normal use. Specifications Generating element: Dynamic. Frequency response: Uniform from 60 to 15,000 Hz. See Figure 1. Impedance: 150 ohm and high impedance. 150-ohm impedance is balanced to ground. Microphone is wired for high impedance unless 150 ohm is requested. Impedance Selection: Selection is made at cable plug. To change from high to 150-ohm impedance, move white lead at terminal 2 to terminal 3. See Figure A. Output Level: 150 ohm, –58 dB, EIA sensitivity rating, –149 dB. High Impedance, –58 dB, EIA sensitivity rating, –151 dB. Polar Pattern: Cardioid, uniform front-to-back discrimination. See Figure 2. Diaphragm: Electro-Voice Acoustalloy®. Case: Pressure-cast zinc. Finish: Satin Chrome (available in non-reflecting gray as Model 664A or in decorative gold as Model 664G. Dimensions: Diameter: 17⁄8'', maximum. Length: 73⁄16'', not including stud. See Figure 3. Net Weight: 1 lb., 12 oz., without cable. Cable: 15 ft. two-conductor, shielded, synthetic rubber jacketed, broadcast type, equipped with Model QC-4M Electro-Voice Quick-Change Connector. Stand Coupler: 5⁄8''-27 thread on stud. Optional Accessories: Model 419 Desk Stand.