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Re: M/S: MKH 50/20 with MKH30 combo > How to line up diaphragms ?

Subject: Re: M/S: MKH 50/20 with MKH30 combo > How to line up diaphragms ?
From: "Steve Pelikan" pelikan45224
Date: Wed Jan 20, 2010 3:08 pm ((PST))
Congrats on the nice mics!

For M/S the theory says that they're  co-incident, so as close as possible =
is best.

In practice an inch or  few cms either way and I doubt anyone could hear th=
e difference  though careful signal processing might notice.

Mostly it is a matter of how you find some way to shock protect and mount t=
hem, perhaps with wind protection --- all those effect also seem to really =
beat an inch displacement.

--- In  "de_auditieve_dienst" <> w=
> Hi everyone,
> First of all i am not really a bird recordist (at least not yet), but i a=
m learning a lot here about recording and listening. Great stuff!
> I am a sound designer with a passion, recording my own sounds.
> Main interests are ambiences (urban and natural) and sfx. I usually recor=
d with my MKH50 and a pair of DPA 4060's (matched) and my trusty SQN4s2 and=
 a AIWA DAT. But i wanted to expand my mic horizons and try something new.
> So this weekend i bought a second hand MKH30 together with a MKH20 (match=
ed pair).I feel very lucky, the mic's were cheap(!) and the 30 sounds amazi=
ng, i only tested it with my MKH 50.
> However i am not really sure how exact i should line up the diaphragms. I=
s there some kind of rule i am supposed to follow or is the kind of thing w=
here you experiment and learn (rule of thumb).
> Anyone any ideas or links?
> Thanks in advance!
> Greetings,
> Arnoud

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