Review: Senal ENG-18RL dynamic interview microphone

I tested the Senal ENG-18RL microphone, and compared it to the RØDE Reporter.

by Allan Tépper

Omnidirectional dynamic microphones with balanced XLR connections remain the first choice for most ENG (electronic news gathering) organizations to connect to broadcast cameras or most professional audio recorders for informal, handheld interviews, for reasons covered in prior articles. Last year, I reviewed the RØDE Reporter against the very popular Electro-Voice RE50N/DB, and the RØDE Reporter won in sound and price according to ProVideo Coalition readers/viewers/listeners. Now I am analyzing and comparing the Senal ENG–18LR with last year’s winner, in specs, sound and price. This time the video was shot by Francisco Javier Arbolí using his Sony PXW-X70 camcorder at 1080p 50 megabits per second 4:2:2 10-bit, and I recorded the audio on my Tascam DR–10X plugin recorder at 48 kHz, the standard for audio for video. Let’s see and hear how these two microphones compare. Read the full article free in ProVideo Coalition magazine…

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