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Re: equivalent bi-directional mic?

Subject: Re: equivalent bi-directional mic?
From: "Rich Peet" <>
Date: Tue, 31 May 2005 20:17:31 -0000
I agree that there is a shortage of 8 mics.
back to back cardiods are the easy answer as that is an equiv.
The ME-64 is a long tube so would not be the best choice.

What is the card equiv for the WL183 by Shure?


--- In  <> wrote:
> Martyn,
> I was at first perplexed by the question.  Equivalent in what 
sense?  The
> closest equivalent to the mkh-30 is the Schoeps MK-8.  But then I 
> that your friend is probably looking for equivalent performance, 
but at a
> lower price.  That doesn't really exist, but he might consider the
> combination of the AKG SE300 body and the CK 94 figure-of-eight 
> That will probably run around $600 -$700.  But the self-noise of 
> microphone really isn't in the same category as the other two.  
It's spec'd
> at 22 dBA, whereas the Sennheiser mkh-30 is 13 dBA and the Schoeps 
MK-8 is
> 18 dBA
> I haven't used it though.  I haven't even had my hands on one.
> I'm interested in hearing what other suggestions folks may have.  
> aren't enough figure-of-eight microphones out there, especially 
> small-diaphragm types.
> Eric

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