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Re: 722 vs PMD670

Subject: Re: 722 vs PMD670
From: "Rich Peet" <>
Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2005 14:28:06 -0000
Maybe Eric is watching and can comment as he has examined the nt1a
well.  I can not really comment how the nt1a works or what that 14 pin
integrated circuit is doing in this mic.  I suspect it is a different
way to achieve lower noise than rf.


--- In  Klas Strandberg
<> wrote:
> People - all condensor mic's are unreliable in the wilderness,
except the
> MKH. It is not a matter of brand, but of construction.
> With it's RF modulation and membrane connected to ground, the MKH has
> outstanding reliability.
> Question: I hear a lot on the list about the perfection of R=F6de
mic's..? I
> don't find them outstanding. I think they perform about the same as
a lot
> of other mic's. Good, but no sensation...?
> And even if very carefully made, they must be unreliable in humidity.
> How high is the polarizing voltage? Anybody know?
> Klas.
> At 05:56 2005-06-21, you wrote:
> > > <<<<Now we as a group have to talk Rhode into an Omni version of
> > > the NT-1a
> > > as it clearly is outperforming the mkh line at a lot less
> > > money.>>>>>>>>
> >
> >Whoa! That's a dangerous statement. Noise floor is only one spec for
> >a microphone. It's not fair to compare the MKH line to this mic, I
> >think for a couple of reasons:
> >
> >1) The MKH are designed to be rugged, very resistant to humidity,
> >etc. The NT1A is clearly a studio mic, has anyone actually taken it
> >out into the field.
> >
> >2) How do they 'sound'. I buy Schoeps because in spite of their
> >higher noise (to the MKH) I think they're the best sounding mics in
> >the world. I love the imaging I get, and I personally think they
> >sound better than the MKH (which are great, don't get me wrong). But
> >the MKH are way better for humid recording, the Schoeps may very well
> >crap out (although I've never had it happen yet).
> >
> >But noise floor alone is no way to decide between mics.
> >
> >That being said, I think I'll buy one of these, might make a good
> >studio mic for recording very quiet sound effects
> >
> >Tim
> >
> >
> >"Microphones are not ears,
> >Loudspeakers are not birds,
> >A listening room is not nature."
> >Klas Strandberg
> >Yahoo! Groups Links
> >
> >
> >
> >
> Telinga Microphones, Botarbo,
> S-748 96 Tobo, Sweden.
> Phone & fax int + 295 310 01
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