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Re: [gear] Primo EM158's (was Edirol R-09 updated review

Subject: Re: [gear] Primo EM158's (was Edirol R-09 updated review
From: "Rob Danielson" danielson_rob
Date: Wed Oct 25, 2006 7:34 am (PDT)
At 11:47 AM +0200 10/25/06, Klas Strandberg wrote:
>At 03:45 2006-10-25, you wrote:
>>Leonard Lombardo of Sonic Studios has updated his review of the Edirol
>>R-09.  Read the review here
>>Leo found that his DSM microphones would not work properly with the
>>R-09's phantom power, but he found a way to modify the R-09 so mic and
>>recorder work together.  Price for the mod is $150.
>You mean "plug in power".
>The Primo EM157

Do you mean "EM158?" :-)!!  Thanks to Gene Dorcas (tip on this list
9/2005) we've been using these caps with HiMD in my field audio class
this Fall. We should have a number of comparison tests to share by
the end of the semester.

>works very well with the R-09!!
>Its an omni of EXCELLENT sound quality!
>Self noise is quite high, though, I guess around 20 dbA.

I concur. Eric has some tests that he may be readying for release.
The EM158's seem to be on par with or perhaps a little better
noise-wise than the Shure WL-183's; a tad less sensitive. The 158's
are only ~6mm in diameter-- considerably smaller, less massive and
even easier to mount than 183's.

I believe Gene has them for sale in several configurations on his
site. I'll wait for Gene to confirm this before I drop his link.
Eric Benjamin plans to test the EM158's powering needs more
carefully. Rob D.

>>Leo has posted two recordings of natural ambience made with the R-09,
>>the DSM mics, and a Sonic Studios portable preamp.  These are pretty
>>large files, so it will take a couple of minutes to download them.
>  >--oryoki

Rob Danielson
Peck School of the Arts
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

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