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Re: Figure 8 mics

Subject: Re: Figure 8 mics
From: "Mike Feldman" gidney_n_cloyd
Date: Wed Jul 26, 2006 8:20 am (PDT)
Walter Knapp wrote:

> Posted by: "Mike Feldman"
>> ... a bunch of dual-diaphragm designs...

> Note that current Sennheiser MKH are all single diaphragm including the 
> MKH-30. Not a ribbon, but otherwise what you are asking for.
> I'd like to see Sennheiser come up with a MKH-30 that was a little lower 
> self noise and higher sensitivity. Though the MKH-80 & MKH-800 do fit 
> this bill and do have figure 8 as one of their patterns.

I was thinking of the MKH-80 & MKH-800 as dual-diaphragm mics; I don't
see how they can be multi-pattern with a single diaphragm unless the
"switch" is mechanical/acoustic instead of electronic.  I'll have to
think about the dual-backplate, single diaphragm a bit but I don't see
how to get omni out of a single diaphragm unless you seal a cavity on
one side.  Anyway, this issue weighed against purchase decision on 80/800.
Anyone here actually have one or a pair?  I wish I were somewhere close
to a rental house.

-- Mike

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