#1
What's the difference between a condensed mic and a dynamic mic?

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#2
Condensor needs a power source, and is usually more sensitive.
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#3
Also condensors are more expensive. They're generally used as premium vocal and acoustic instrument studio mikes.

You'd use a dynamic to mic an amp, or for vocals in a live performance.
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#4
Dynamic mics are pretty much a speaker in reverse. They are very robust and pretty cheap; which makes them great for on stage work. However frequency response isn't as good as for condenser mics.

Condenser mic works much like a variable capacitor. Much more delicate and expensive than dynamic mics, although have better frequency response. More suited to studio work.
#5
Condensor mics are known to give a more realistic sound which is why they are usually used on vocals and acoustic guitars.
#6
condensor mics require phantom power, are more sensitive, and are used for vocals or acoustics.... dynamic mics are mainly for micing amps...

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