Originally Posted by buggyboy
not compatible...do you mean the plugs aren't the same? If that's the only problem many folks handy with a soldering iron could help you out by changing the connector (provided the mic is compatible in impedance and other specs).
what model is it?
as far as lavs go, have a look at http://www.kenstone.net/fcp_homepage/lavs_brockett.html
the more senior members of this forum can give you their take on various mics. I myself can't tell you much first hand (old and limited budget are laughably understated when describing my church's sound gear).
Hope that helps.
Well, maybe. You may also need a magnifier, if you are an old fart like me. Some of the mics out there use 5 pins, 4 pins with two shorted, some 3. Mic impedance is irrelevant. The pin configuration is. All of the manufactures have lists of pin outs for their devices and often times others. So, take Shure for example. If you get their docs, they tell you what the pin out for their mic is on AT body packs, etc. Sometimes the pin outs and colors change per mic. That said, there is something to be said for synergy among components. If you are using a body pack like a newer G3 Sennheiser, you can use pretty much whatever you want, because of the selectable output options. If you are using an older body pack with a high output element, then you may clip the preamp and output stage easier. It is important to read the specs there.