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Re: Oktava mk series figure eight capsule

Subject: Re: Oktava mk series figure eight capsule
From: "cfmspencer" cfmspencer
Date: Mon Jul 3, 2006 9:00 am (PDT)
--- In  "Julian Baldwin" 
<> wrote:
> Ed,
> According to the Tech Specs on Sennheiser's UK website the figures 
> 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' 
> 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 
> 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
> protection.
> Julian
> Bristol, England

thanks Julian,
I'll look into the Pearls.
the 'side' capsule on the 418 is uncharacteristically noisy for a 
sennheiser (perhaps it was an afterthought?).

I thought I had ruled out the A-Ts as well due to higher noise, but 
will check again.

thanks for your response,

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