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Subject: Re: Physics of moisture-induced mic noise (was MS-stereo and figure-
From: "Richard L. Hess" richardlhess
Date: Sun Jan 3, 2010 6:44 pm ((PST))
At 07:16 PM 2010-01-03, Dan Dugan wrote:

>I think when people say "true condensor" they mean "high-voltage
>externally-polarized condensor." Such mics can be quieter and have
>higher sensitivity. Typically a manufacturer's top line will be
>high-voltage condensors, and their mid- and low-priced lines
>electrets. Yes, the ME-series is electret.

I believe all the DPA microphones are electret-polarized. My 4006 TLs
certainly are. That sort of throws a monkey wrench in the "premium"
vs. "mid-line" argument <smile>. I think DPA used to put their mics
into a cup of coffee or something and then pull it out and demo it.
I'm not trying it on mine <smile>.

I had an AKG C451/CK1 go noisy on Christmas eve -- it was one of four
choir mics and I only recorded a stereo mix and the choir was panned
imperceptibly off-centre and I now can't make any of them repeat the
noise, of course. They are all working fine here!

Happy New Year!



Richard L. Hess                   
Aurora, Ontario, Canada
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