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Re: microphone matched pairs

Subject: Re: microphone matched pairs
From: "Danny Meltzer" dannymeltzer
Date: Tue Sep 11, 2007 8:59 am ((PDT))
Close serial numbers is a good way to get in the right ballpark.  Some
pairs of mics are sold as a matched pair and have been checked to
ensure close tolerances between the mics.  How important it
is...that's debatable I guess...but certainly there can be a pretty
wide variance in some mics.  It's always better for the imaging to
have two mics that behave as similarly as possible.  That said you can
compensate through your preamp if the difference is small and you
probably wouldn't notice.  The best thing to do would be to do a test
and figure out the exact response difference and make sure you always
know how much you need to compensate.


--- In  "artsonics" <>
> Hi folks,
>    I am curious to know how important it is to get matched pairs when
> buying two mics for a stereo setup. How does one go about ensuring
> this when buying this case bhphotovideo. I bought one
> k6/me 62/66/67 and now considering a second k6/62 and 66 from them a 
> month back. Someone recently posted that they have been useing two
> 66's in a stereo rig with good results so I thought it would be the
> cheaper way to go than buying a stereo mic since I already have one 62
> and 66. I was considering an mkh418s but maybe I will get that in the
> future.
>                 cheers Clint

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