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From: "cfmspencer" cfmspencer
Date: Fri Jun 30, 2006 10:41 pm (PDT)
--- In  Rob Danielson <>
> At 2:55 AM +0000 7/1/06, cfmspencer wrote:
> >Thanks Rob, Oryoki, Walt and all the others,
> >
> >after advice from you, and perusals of the archives,
> >I just picked up the new Sony MZ-RH1 HiMD (now in stock at B&H)
> >and have a used MP-2 on the way as well.
> >
> >next up is a MKH-30 I think, as I can't seem to find a
> >single stereo mic that has the low noise/high sensitivity
> >I'm looking for.
> Small diaphragm condensers mounted piggyback for M-S may be the
> compact way to achieve low-noise high sensitivity performance of
> the stereo options. Probably a key reason its one of the most
> configurations on the list.

I agree, based on my research, but when
I started looking into the inevitable serious
windscreens (as my goal is to record the sounds of
weather, among other natural sounds) required for
a mid-side pair of MKH-30 and 20 (or 40), it seems
I need to get the Sennheiser Zeppelin if I want to clip the mics
together AND keep serious wind at bay, as opposed to,
say, using a Lightwave Miniscreen on a single mic,
and covering it for even more protection.

am I missing something?  I've seen walt's rig for
mid-side, and I am encouraged by his clipping the
two mics together into one Zep, but are there other
ways to deal with wind for dual (M-S) mics?

not to be a pain in the butt, I am just trying
to find the lightest AND smallest rig possible.

> >
> >any ideas?
> >
> >one question - how do the in-built mic preamps in PCM-M1
> >(or TCD-D100) compare to those in recent HiMD recorders?
> I've only done a few mic pre comparisons with recorders pre-dating
> Hi-MD: Sharp MT-90; Sony DAT Walkman D7;  Sony TRV900  camcorder.
> PCM-M1 enjoyed a reputation for being an improvement over the Sony
> D7, though I think most people are using external pres and line
> rather than the mic inputs with a Rolls.   Here's the one with the
> You can also get an idea of the relative gain performance of the
> and the Hi-MD mic pre in that test by looking at the playback
> used for the matches. I've never had the tools to test it, but it
> seems like the line input settings on the Hi-MD recorder could
> enable attenuation with "30" being no attenuation. I've always set
> the line input towards the higher end of the scale when using an
> external pre. Perhaps some recordists who regularly use Hi-MD with
> MP-2 can suggest a sweetspot for the Hi-MD line input. Rob D.
> >
> >thanks
> >Clay

thanks much Rob

"Microphones are not ears,
Loudspeakers are not birds,
A listening room is not nature."
Klas Strandberg

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