After 15 years in the garage, I just found an old pair of Radio Shack PZM mics I had forgotten about. I forget the details, but I seem to recall that they were like $30 ea and this version was considered -very- close to the pricey Crown models. I must've done -some- sort of wiring on the jack because they now have XLR connectors. I must've experimented with them a few times, not had a clue what to do and forgot about 'em.
Anyhoo, -now- one works and the other does not. So I took the one that works and stuck it to the wall in my drum room (aka 10 x 12' untreated bedroom.) I figured that is the biggest 'boundary' so WTF.
WOW. This is an -amazing- sound. It's dreadful by itself, but as a room mic, it makes the dry sound of the close mics -really- come to life by adding almost a SUBWOOFER bottom. Makes me wish the other one still worked!
1. I see they don't make this thing anymore. Is it worth considering another model for 'stereo' room mics? Do they need to be 'matched' or are they all pretty much the same? I see even the cheap-o ones are now much more expensive than what I paid for the RS.
2. Is there a strategy for -placement-? I tried it on two different walls and it sounds pretty much the same---at least as a background mic.
3. Is there an adhesive I can use to mount it to the wall that will not remove the paint? I found that if it's not in -firm- contact with the wall, it creates a terrible rattle @ certain frequencies, but I can't mess up the wall cosmetically.