Neewer NW5200 microphone

Neewer NW5200 Professional Condenser Microphone

Good quality audio requires a good quality sound source to begin with. For this purpose, I decided to look into reasonably good quality condenser microphones. My search ended with the Neewer NW5200.

While searching online for a microphone, I came across the Neewer range which is available under different brand names, and a popular choice with a lot of podcasters are the NW-700 or NW-800 models, and with the sound quality they produce, it’s easy to see why.

Neewer NW5200 Professional condenser microphoneAfter much research online, the Neewer range of microphones appear to give reasonable quality at a budget price. Very obviously, the quality can’t be directly compared to, say, a 3K GBP Neumann studio mic, however, the Chinese Neewer range of microphones produce an amazing sound quality for the price. I finally decided on the Neewer NW5200 professional broadcast microphone.
This microphone is a step up from the NW-7/800 models and has extra features such as a switchable low pass filter, a 10db attenuator and the ability to use it with cardioid, omni or bi-directional pickup patterns. The mic uses a large diaphragm capsule and requires a 48v phantom power supply.

The microphone is fed into a small mixer, through some audio processing and finally into the radio. Details of the mixer and audio processing rack can be found on this page.