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Topic: PK Ring with Handheld Microphone?
Message: Posted by: Nick Kolenda (Aug 9, 2010 01:31PM)
I know people are supposed to be careful when placing magnets near electronics, but can a PK ring be worn while holding a handheld microphone without causing any problems? I'm worried about it damaging the mic, creating feedback, or causing some other issues.

Thanks in advance.
Message: Posted by: Brian Tanner (Aug 9, 2010 09:37PM)
I don't know if it will cause problems or not, but why not hold the mic in the opposite hand? If that's not an option, you can use a gim-crack mic holder, and have both hands free.
Message: Posted by: randirain (Aug 9, 2010 10:30PM)
There is a 90% chance that it will do absolutely nothing to the mic.
A 9% chance that it could make some noise.
And a 1% chance that there could be some damage.

And that's just being safe.

It's more like a 99.9% chance it doing nothing.
But I don't know what type of mic you have, it could be a piece of junk.

But a real mic... nothing.

Randi
Message: Posted by: jeffl (Aug 10, 2010 07:50AM)
If it doesn't happen to be a dynamic mic then I wouldn't expect any problems. If it IS dynamic (like an SM-58) then as you move the ring in close proximity to the mic you MAY create some very low-frequency sound similar to a wind blast. If that were an issue I would suggest to roll off the bass response of that mic channel - or use another type of mic! I wouldn't expect permanent damage to the mic or other performance issues.
Message: Posted by: Ola (Aug 10, 2010 06:25PM)
I do it all the time with my Mipro / Shure mikes and has never had a problem.