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Capture live sound like never before in the new colorful glow of this professional-grade mic.

The Fin Dynamic Mic captures remarkably natural, clear sound and is designed for live sound, recording, and broadcast applications. The exceptional performance is achieved thanks to a special magnet structure with a large 1-1/18" aluminum low mass voice coil assembly similar to the Heil PR 20. The frequency response is 60 Hz - 18 kHz with that traditional Heil Sound mid range "bouquet" at 4 kHz, presenting incredible brilliance and presence. The Heil Fin exhibits a tight linear cardioid pattern. The chrome finish is a special "showchrome," where the steel body is copper-plated and then double chrome-plated, producing a deep chrome finish. A blue molded internal foam windscreen inside the grill covers the large diameter Heil dynamic microphone element mounted in a specially tooled Sorbothane shock mount.

The fun part of The Fin is the four L.E.D. lamps mounted inside. These can only be illuminated when using The Fin into one of the 3-pin balanced XLR inputs of a professional mixing console that supplies a +48 volt DC phantom voltage down the balanced mic line.

Standard 5/8" 27-thread connection allows The Fin to be mounted on booms or floor stands.

The Fin mic from Heil Sound is terrific for vocals, instrument amplifiers, harmonica, and speech, and puts the fun back into the dynamic microphone.

Features
  • Frequency response: 60Hz - 18 kHz
  • Polar pattern: cardiod
  • Impedance: 600 Ohm balanced
  • Output level: -52.9dB
  • End fire generating element: 1-1/8" diameter dynamic
  • Polarity: Pin 2+
  • Magnet structure: Neodymium, iron, and boron
  • Case structure: Steel
  • Chrome finish
  • Includes:

Order today and light up the stage.

 

The Fin Dynamic Microphone Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 4" W x 6" L
  • Stem height: 2-3/4"
  • Weight: 26.4 oz.
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5.0

excellent stand mounted mic

By www.newmonopoly.com

from Baltimore, MD

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances
    • Vocals Some Instruments

    Comments about Heil Sound The Fin Dynamic Microphone:

    I have a total of 5 Fins, four blue, one red. Color is just aesthetic, no difference in performance.
    - Rugged, built like a tank and nice case included for extra protection
    - quality sound, good off axis rejection.
    - I am using with horns (multiple saxes) and vocals
    - I am using Shure KSM9 and Beta 87s on my front line, and 2 fins for backups singers. The sound very good comparatively, but the Shures have more presence, refuted in the price.
    - I am using a Yamaha M7CL for FOH and a Behringer X32 for backup - I have no problem getting excellent results from both consoles with the fin. I have especially good results from the horns.
    - I record all live performers to multitrack DAW. The fins sound great on playback.
    - the on board lighting is nice for immediately checking connection, but the midis dynamic - so they are only a helpful connection verification....
    - I haven't figured out the price bump for White or Red - if anything, Id think Red (being the least expensive LED as a single part) would be cheaper, but the blue is the lesser expensive one. I have fur blue and one red (I purchased the blue ones new, the red one, used - no need for the upcharge for no benefit,)
    - For Vocals, in my opinion, the Super 55 beats the fin, and the fun beats the SH55 (super 55 is essentially a beta 58 capsule, the H55 is essentially a std SM58)

    Overall, nice rugged mic. Ive been happy with mine. I get a lot of compliments on the sound and look from audience members and other professionals.

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    3.0

    Sounds great - with the lights off

    By Mike Myles

    from Manchester, NH

    Comments about Heil Sound The Fin Dynamic Microphone:

    When I received the Heil Fin I was impressed with the quality construction. It's a very attractive and sturdy microphone that comes with a well made case. When I tried it out in the PA I was equally impressed. I did an A/B test between it and a Shure Beta 58, which is the standard vocal mic I've used for a number of years. They were quite comparable; so I was very happy with the sound quality of the Fin. However, when I turned on the LEDs a very noticeable hum was induced into the PA. I tried a few different configurations, including an external phantom power supply between the mic and the mixing board rather than using the board's phantom - but no luck, there was far too much noise to be usable. I've been using the same PA setup for a number of years. I've used it with a variety of mics, including condensers requiring phantom power. I never had that noise problem before. But with the Fin installed it happened every time - LEDs off, sounds great; LEDs on, tons of hum. I was quite disappointed, because it's a great looking and sounding mic. But it costs quite a bit more than something similar like a Shure 55, no doubt at least in part because of the LED feature (that's especially true of the red LED model, which I purchased). Bottom line, in every configuration I tried in my PA it was unusably noisy with the LEDs on. Oh, and I forgot to mention, it made a huge "POP!" noise when the LED on/off switch was toggled. That means if you forget to mute the channel before toggling the LEDs your going to give your audience a loud, unpleasant noise to listen too - not cool. Heil needs to either work out the bugs with the LED system, or just release a version of the Fin without the LEDs for a lower price. It's a nice looking (and IMO better sounding) alternative to a Shure 55 even without the LEDs, but it's not price competitive. So I'd give it at least a 4, maybe a 5 on sound; but a 1 on the LEDs (great idea, terrible execution). Overall, I'd give it a 3. If you like the look and want a great sounding vintage style mic get the cheapest model and just don't use the LEDs.

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