I wish I had suggestions about what is happening or how to address
it, but I've found that some mics perform very differently with MD
PIP mic pres and even between different MD models/brands. You might
recall the 14dB drop in gain that's been confirmed in 3 tests for the
NT-4 with the NH900 HiMD-- totally unexplainable. Until we figure out
what's going on, I've resorted to judging performance in terms of
specific combinations of mics and pres. Some combinations work better
than one might expect, others much worse than the specs predict.
Maybe something related to the PIP phantom powering even for mics
that don't require it? Rob D.
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At 5:34 PM +0200 6/20/05, Klas Strandberg wrote:
>The only thing I need to know: Is it an improvement to give the Telinga
>more gain - to fit modern recorders - or if it is only the PMD.
>At 17:10 2005-06-20, you wrote:
>> > From my point of view, the PMD mic input amp must be terribly bad.
>> > I don't
>> > understand that. It is noisier than all cheap MD:s, noisier than
>> > Edirol R1
>> > and all likewise.
>>Klas, I think you might be right. I also tested the R1, and found
>>it's input stage to be plenty quiet, on par with a good minidisc, or
>>Sony M1 Dat. It really does seem that the Marantz mic pres are
>>horribly noisy. A Spec of -65 for a noise floor is very bad. I have
>>no idea why they chose to use such poor quality components (well,
>>probably for cost reasons). But because of it, I wouldn't recommend
>>buying one to anyone. There are just better options out there. I
>>don't know if the newest one is much improved or not.
>>"Microphones are not ears,
>>Loudspeakers are not birds,
>>A listening room is not nature."
>>Yahoo! Groups Links
>Telinga Microphones, Botarbo,
>S-748 96 Tobo, Sweden.
>Phone & fax int + 295 310 01
>"Microphones are not ears,
>Loudspeakers are not birds,
>A listening room is not nature."
>Yahoo! Groups Links
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee