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Re: NT1-A=96TLM 103 Test

Subject: Re: NT1-A=96TLM 103 Test
From: Rob Danielson <>
Date: Sun, 5 Feb 2006 10:02:54 -0600

Hi Romilly--
I went to the link quickly without knowing which was which. I assumed
the TKM 103 would have more "body" and less high register graininess
and so I quickly guessed that the Rode NT1-A sample was the first on
the test. Not! And the NT1-A has quite a bit more gain that field
recordists can readily put to use. To my ears, the sound quality
differences between the TLM-103 and Rode NT1-A in your test remind me
of those I detected when comparing a Rode NT2A to the NT1-A. The
NT2-A seemed to have more "body" (possibly from a more life-like
overall balance of low register tones and the harmonics produced) and
less "grain" or grittiness/harsh bite because of fewer, narrow peaked
bands higher than ~3K Hz (most often 5-9KHz). Of course, results can
vary when the mic pre gain is cranked to a high or max level and
different preamps and phantom power supplies are involved, but your
results are a pleasant surprise. Do others hear something different?
Rob D.

Rob Danielson
Film Department
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


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