The BP4025 capsule's housing even looks like a cardioid pattern
--- In Rob Danielson <> wrote:
> Hi John--
> You're right. Could it be a mistake on the sheet?
> There should be more mix from the side mic in the
> widest setting and the self-noise rating of the
> Figure 8, side mic is 2dB(A) _higher_ than the
> mid. 25 dB SPL to 16 dB SPL seems like too big of
> a noise performance difference between the width
> settings too. If the numbers are right, would be
> interesting to know how this is happening.
> Sensitivity of the two mics is close.
> The 4050ST seems reasonably compact. I can't tell
> what size the capsules are. Its definitely not as
> quiet as some of us have grown accustom to, but
> as a recent AT product, there's always a slight
> chance its rated higher than its actual
> self-noise performance.
> Ian Rawes posted some AT BP4025 recordings on the
> Phonography list that sounded quieter than its
> spec'd 14 dB(A) self-noise rating to me. Its a
> stereo X-Y one-point mic with large diaphragm
> capsules and I think it could be cheaper than the
> 4050ST. Rob D.
> =3D =3D =3D
> At 7:21 AM +0000 1/15/10, hartogj wrote:
> >Thanks for pointing out a new mic, Oryoki.
> >I notice in the specs:
> >"Stereo, 90=BA: 25 dB SPL; Stereo, 127=BA: 16 dB SPL;
> >Mid: 15 dB SPL; Side: 17 dB SPL"
> >Just wondering, why would the wide stereo have lower noise than narrow s=
> >John Hartog
> >--- In
> >"oryoki2000" <oryoki@> wrote:
> >> Audio Technica just announced a new mid-side
> >>mic, the AT4050ST. It's a stereo condenser mic
> >>with independent cardioid and figure-8 capsules
> >>under a common shell. The mic has a switch so
> >>you can set the output signal to left and right
> >>stereo, or separate mid and side signals.
> >> Output at the mic is a 5 pin XLR cable, which
> >>splits into two 3 pin XLRs for connection to
> >>your mixer or recorder.
> >> USA MSRP is $1,625.00, which I'd guess will
> >>translate to a street price around $800.
> >> --oryoki