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XD-V70L Mic -- Better Pop Screen Available?
by BlueCalcite on 2011-09-02 07:11:25

Our company is using two of the XD-V70L systems to deliver PowerPoint presentations.  We have two speakers, each equipped with one of the systems.  One of the speakers is a very animated, excited talker, and we're finding that the small pop filter for his mic is not filtering out his excitement very well.  We were previously using a Shure analog system and didn't have this problem with that system (using the WL185 mics and their stock pop screens).  Other than this problem, we're very happy with the XD-V70L systems but would like to know if there is a better pop screen to use with these.  If Line 6 doesn't have one, any recommendations for another brand/model of screen that would be appropriate for these mics?



RE: XD-V70L Mic -- Better Pop Screen Available?
by Line6david on 2011-09-02 08:40:51

Hi,

Even the thickest pop screens can't stop every plosive. Your best bet is to EQ at the board.

Usually a low pass filter around 80 to 120HZ should stop or drastically reduce the plosive noise.

Thanks,

David

Line 6 Customer Support



Re: RE: XD-V70L Mic -- Better Pop Screen Available?
by BlueCalcite on 2011-09-02 10:17:52

Thanks for the quick reply.

Unfortunately, our board is a rather basic one -- Allen & Heath ZED10 -- which has only three-band EQ.  It does have a high pass filter button on each channel (which I assume is what you meant by "low pass filter" -- high pass = low cut).  I had that HPF engaged, and I also had the low-frequency knob turned all the way down for the presentations.  For all I know, maybe that did eliminate a lot of them.  But enough are getting through to be distracting.

I know that the Shure WL185 mic came with a slightly bigger screen, and we didn't have any problems with that one.  Which is why I was hoping that a slightly larger screen on these mics would do the trick.  Or is the mic itself (regardless of screen) more susecptible than the WL185?



Re: RE: XD-V70L Mic -- Better Pop Screen Available?
by dboomer on 2011-09-02 11:10:38

Wind Tech make a large varity of windscreens.  It's usually just a trade off of size vs visual.

http://www.wind-tech.net/uploads/2010_WS_Catalog.pdf

Themic is not particularly different that the Shure wrt popping.  You could also try adjusting your mic placement.




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