We have been approached by a client to provide a video and audio conferencing facility.
The requirement is for discreet ceiling microphones.
The room is a relatively hostile environment with interference from the air conditioning and the street below along one side of the room.
We have been given the opportunity of testing the room to see if the proposed solution will work and to ascertain microphone density. Our test will involve 8 microphones, but the full install may require as many as 40 mics.
It is proposed the microphone mixers will be Gentner AP800s because of their claimed superior echo cancellation, but I was proposing to use Shure MX202W/S microphones which I have effectively used in this situation before.
It has been suggested by our suppliers that we also employ the R184W supercardioid replacement capsule.
Firstly, I wonder if you have any comments on the installation in general and secondly, will the replacement capsule provide a different pick up pattern or voicing to make it more suitable than the capsule within the MX202W/S. I could find not comparative information on the net.
Have you any recommendations concerning the placement of ceiling microphones in this type of installation?
Please read the following for Shure's opinion on ceiling mic mounting.
The R184W capsule is supplied as standard on the MX202W/S.