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Re: Oktava mk series figure eight capsule

Subject: Re: Oktava mk series figure eight capsule
From: "Julian Baldwin" julianbaldwin
Date: Mon Jul 3, 2006 3:09 am (PDT)
According to the Tech Specs on Sennheiser's UK website the figures in
parentheses refer to the figures relevant when the (10dB?) attenuator is
switched in. 

Alternative 'figure-of-8' microphones of a convenient size seem few and far
between but there is one made by AKG as part of their 'Blue Line' modular
range. The capsule is the CK94 which fits onto the amplifier barrel SE300B.
Cheaper than the MKH30 but the noise figures are less good. You pays your
money and takes your choice. I wonder if anyone on this list has actually
tried it?

More common are one-piece M&S mics such as the 
Pearl MS8 and the MS2
Pearl MSH10 and MSH20
Audio Technica AT815 ST and the AT835ST
Sennheiser MKH 418-S

Note that one-piece M&S mics are a good deal more convenient to carry around
than a 2-mic combo such as the Sennheiser MKH 60/ 30 combo with its wind

Bristol, England
Re: Oktava mk series figure eight capsule
From: "Ed Anson"  ed_anson
Date: Sun Jul 2, 2006 5:20 pm (PDT)

I just took a look at the Mkh-30 specs. They are unusual in that the 
noise and sensitivity specs each include a second number in 
parentheses. For example, the sensitivity is given as "25 (8) mV/Pa +- 
1 dB". I couldn't find any explanation for the second number. Can 
anyone explain this? Most mic specs that I look at give a single 

On Jul 2, 2006, at 4:45 PM, cfmspencer wrote:
> if anyone knows of any 8s of similar size and noise to the
> Mkh-30, please let me know.

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