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    Monoprice Dynamic Vocal Microphone
    Product # 600020
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    • Microphone Type: Dynamic
    • Polar Pattern: Cardioid (Unidirectional)
    • Gold-plated XLR connection
    • Foam pop-filter inside the capsule
    • Frequency response: 50Hz-15kHz
    • Sensitivity: -52dB±3dB(0dB=1V/Pa at 1KHz)
    • Output Impedance: 600Ω±10%
    • SPL>130 dB
    • Low-noise
    • Zinc alloy metal shell
    • Height x Width: 7.5in x 2in (190mm x 50mm)


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    Browse 4 questions Browse 4 questions and 19 answers
    Is there a windscreen for this microphone? If not, what windscreen is recommended?
    A shopper on Aug 11, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: The mic does have a built-in windscreen, of sorts, but it's rather thin. If you need more wind protection than that, just measure the outside diameter of the mic head and get a foam windscreen that will fit over it.
    is it as good for recording as for live use?
    Charles Z on Mar 23, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: I personally would not use it for studio work. I think it is fine for sporting events, PA events, karaoke. I have two other Monoprice mics that do a great job - the 600800 and the 600057. The 600800 is a studio mic that performs beautifully on vocals, acoustic guitar and I am told is great for drum overheads. The 600057 is designed to be a SM57 clone and is an incredible buy. So far I have only used it on micing a guitar cabinet, but the frequency chart shows it to match up against the specs of the SM57. As such, I imagine it would do a great job on many vocals in the studio as well.
    Does this microphone come with cable? (XLR Female to 1/4inch male cable)
    New User U on Sep 22, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: No cable provided. However, I have several of their XLR cables and keep buying more. They are extremely reasonable and are superb quality.
    Is the mic connection male or female XLR?
    New User U on Aug 26, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: It’s male. If you want the switch to stay on just tighten screw and it will remain on. Some people have said it gives a loud pop when you turn it off and on. These are great mikes for the price. They really cut through a mix.
    4.3 / 5.0
    92 Reviews
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    buy it now, don't wait. use them for all the smaller shows first, then you'll trust them for the medium shows!

    PROS: with nearing 40 years in sound engineering/design, it was exciting to hear a dynamic mic that captured more of a full freq spectrum. enjoy minimal eq, solid construction, lockable switch, super price point, and superb articulation! great for "b" and "c" level stages.

    CONS: xlr missed wired from factory. that's why the phantom power popping. simple fix with minimum, solder skills. remove xlr connector. red wire (only) should be on pin 2 (positive), black wire (only) on pin 3, and wire bridge from pin 3 to screw connector tab. now it's in phase too!
    April 30, 2015
    Great microphone
    My unit's output was at first extremely dim, and I quickly noticed there was no difference in output between the "on" and "off" positions. The mic also emitted an incredible noise spike when the switch was toggled. Since there _was_ a signal coming through, just very dim, I figured there was some kind of issue with the switch. I'm comfortable around electronics and have a decently-stocked workshop, so I felt confident I could fix the issue. I considered using the RMA process, about which I hear nothing but great things, but considering the low price of the unit, the hassle of sending it back across the border twice, and the wait to get a new unit back in my hands, I opted to take on the risk of dismantling the unit an attempting a fix.

    The microphone is well-built, and I had no objection to the way things were assembled or soldering once the unit was open. It is a simple construction consisting of a microphone capsule connected in parallel with a reed switch. This type of switch is activated by magnetic field in this case, a magnet is placed inside the plastic switch cover which you slide back and forth. When the switch is in the "on" position, the switch opens, and the signal from the capsule flows unimpeded out to the XLR connector. When the switch is in the "off" position, the switch closes and effectively creates a short-circuit between the XLR pins, grounding the output signal.

    The problem with my unit was that the reed switch was broken it was stuck in the closed position regardless of magnet/switch position. I tried activating the switch using rare earth magnets, which have a very strong magnetic field, but even with these the switch was stuck. Since I don't really need a switch on this microphone and was going to screw the switch in the "on" position anyway down the line, I opted to remove the switch from the circuit. Afterwards, the microphone worked perfectly well.

    (The way the circuit is built, one could easily remove the reed switch from the circuit by simply clipping the leads around the switch itself. In my case, I had already fully disassembled the microphone and opted to replace the wiring altogether I removed the PCB and original wiring but left the plastic switch cover in place, screwed into the "on" position. It looks unmodified and operates as expected.)

    Would have given this a 10 but feel like this issue could easily have been caught in QA, unless of course the switch somehow broke during shipping. As mentioned above, I'm sure the RMA process would have sorted this out with a new unit just fine the decision to forgo RMA and risk damaging the unit was mine, and it cannot be ascribed to failure on Monoprice's part to provide customer support.

    PROS: Feels very sturdy. Assembly quality is very good, especially considering the price. Sound is great for vocals and loud sources.

    CONS: Mine was DOA due to a faulty switch, but I haven't heard of this happening to anybody else. Also, can be a bit harsh in the highs, which it seems to readily pick up - but considering the price, I can't really fault the unit for this, since the rest of the range is quite good.
    July 7, 2013
    Dynamic Mic
    There are shockingly great mics. I have been a musician for 50 years, these just blew me away. Not just great for the price, but great period ! Don't know how they do it.

    I A/B'd them against my Shure 57 & 58. The Monoprice mic had more robust, clean bottom end, and crisper high end. Way more output ! Don't think twice about these mics, buy one , or two or........

    PROS: Price, & sound.

    CONS: None.
    May 8, 2015
    Would be better to leave out the switch
    I bought this for the sound guy to talk to the band. More than adequate for that.

    CONS: The switch shorts all three pins together. This is one of those "what were they thinking!" situations. They put extra effort in to do it wrong! The switch should only short 2 and 3 together. Shorting anything to pin 1 is a great way to blow your speakers, or ears, if you happen to have phantom power on to the mic.
    August 6, 2016
    Great Bang For The Buck!
    I ordered a couple of these to round out my gig bag as extra mics for live performance. Wow! This mic hangs right next to a SM58. It's a bit noisier if it's handled that the Shure, but its pickup pattern is very close - it has a great, tight pickup. 1" off the windscreen is the place - super warm and clean. Wouldn't see any reason it couldn't mic an amp or drums (even kick). The loud switch 'thump' mentioned did not apply with mine, either. It did make sound when turned on and off, but so does every other mic on the planet with a switch.

    It has a great weight and feel, so I'd guess it will hold up just fine on the road. It doesn't come with a clip or cable, but for this price - who cares. Absolutely fantastic. Buy and enjoy!!

    PROS: Amazing price. Great response. Nice feel/construction.

    CONS: No mic clip.
    December 20, 2014
    Good mics, value price
    In real-world live production use the sound reproduction and quality is indistinguishable from EV and Shure products that cost 2-3 times as much.

    PROS: Good quality mics at value prices
    Rugged and easy to use

    CONS: None
    September 29, 2013
    Hard to believe they can make a mic for $10 bucks
    This is a perfect utility microphone or talkback microphone for FOH. For an AV rental company this mic is great for when you don't want to send your best stuff out, but still need a microphone that will deliver a professional result. I have about 10 of these now and have had no problems or failures after approximately 6 months of service as rental microphones.

    PROS: Solid construction, weighty. Much better than you would expect from a $10 dollar mic. Locking on/off switch comes in handy. Feels like a quality microphone. You can spend more and get less.

    CONS: A little too tight of a pick-up pattern. You must be right up on the mic to get full response. Although sometimes that is a plus in a noisy environment. A little oversized in girth,fits too tightly in some mic clips.
    October 30, 2014
    Sounds Great but switch way too loose
    This mic sounds great. I'm using it as a backup and on location podcasting mic. I ran some tests vs. an ATR-2100 and this mic needs less gain, which means less noise. And it sounds just as great for spoken work. It seems really well built EXCEPT for the on-off switch which feels so lose I'm afraid it will slide down on its own. I'm going to have to tape it in on mode. But for the price you really can't do better.
    September 8, 2016
    Horrible Buzz in Long Runs - Wiring Defect = Unbalanced
    I recently bought two of these mics to be used in a church for speakers. Our setup has our audio equipment at over 50 feet away in the back of the room with the wiring running in walls and probably near power lines. As such, it is very important for our equipment to be balanced to have minimal ground noise. Unfortunately, this product does not achieve the low noise it claims to have.

    We immediately noticed a buzzing sound when connected and quickly figured out it was just the mics when they were on. No other mic, dynamic or condenser, we have does this. After digging through the reviews, I found that a few mentioned similar EMI noise issues and bad wiring at the connector.

    When I took the connector off, I found that it was wired to be an unbalanced. Red was wired to pin 3, black to pin 2, and the screw tab, pin 1 and pin 2 were wired together. As pin 1 is ground, this meant one of the signals was connected to ground and therefore not a balanced connection. Pin 2 is positive signal, so the polarity was inverted and out of phase.

    Conclusion: These are significant mistakes in production and occur to several people so it is likely there were all designed wrong. Most people may just have short cable lengths and not notice. But that is no excuse for bad design.

    PROS: When used in short cable lengths so the wiring defect is not apparent, the vocal quality was clean and crisp. I would expect this to be the normal quality if it was wired right.

    CONS: Longer cable lengths made this mic into a ground hum receiver and caused more buzz sound than the sound it could pick up.
    December 24, 2015
    Unbelievable for the price
    I bought three of these to use for an amateur music festival I run a couple times a year. The semi pro musicians were blown away by the price:sound ratio. They all couldn't believe the sound quality for 13 bucks. I originally thought for $13 it was worth the gamble even if they ended up being paper weights. I've ordered 3 more.

    PROS: Price, sound quality and on/off switch.

    CONS: None, even the mentioned on/off noise was of little concern. Yes it's there, no it's not loud or distracting, particularly if on/off is used infrequently as in a concert setting.
    July 5, 2013