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From: "Rich Peet" <>
Date: Wed, 01 Feb 2006 16:29:26 -0000
I don't own one so I will respond without bias.  My recording money
went to other things.

1. Most mics were designed for applications close to a sound source
that is loud.  For many types of nature recording we look for and find
mics that have a very low self noise so that we can crank up the
sensitivity without hearing a ton of hiss and the like. This mic is
very quiet and it is not as expensive as other mics at these noise specs.

2. Anything where you want to record or capture very quiet things.=20
Such as streams, rivers, wind, thunder, rain etc. And yes recording
thunder is considered recording quiet things even though there are
loud events.  It is sort of like taking photos into the sun.

3. Takes two of the critters to record in stereo and four of the
critters to record 5.1 surround.

Rich Peet

--- In  "pga7602" <> wrote:
> Just curious:
> It seems that every week, someone brings up something about NT1As
> mics.  Can someone clarify the following questions I have?:
> 1. I'm curious to know why these mics are so popular with this group.
> 2. What applications are they used for? Examples?
> 3. Why do people use the plural form when referring to these mics (i.e.
> NT1As)?  Are more than one required?
> If you haven't figured it out yet, I am really new to the recording
> world.  I have a MZ-RH10 with a Sony ECM-DS70P on it's way to my house
> from  I want to start recording outdoor sounds like
> streams, rivers, wind, thunder, rain etc.


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