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Re: Sony PCM-M10 windscreens

Subject: Re: Sony PCM-M10 windscreens
From: "John Carroll"
Date: Fri Jun 10, 2011 1:11 pm ((PDT))

I think you're right about the mics being very exposed on the Sony PCM-D50.=
   Even the slightest breeze causes wind rumble.  I would not even attempt =
to use it outdoors without the windscreen.

Also, the D50 has a built in "wire cage" around the mics, so the Micover wi=
ndscreen is actually around the wire-cage and there is some "dead air" arou=
nd the mics (even if not much).

When I said the Micover windscreen works well, what I meant is that I can a=
ctually use the D50 outdoors without wind artifact most of the time.  I hav=
en't tried it in strong winds.


--- In  Peter Shute <> wrote:
> Thanks, that page says "Silences 10dB+ of wind noise". Is that comperable=
 to the other site's claim to reduce wind noise by 20 and 30-40dB? Can one =
believe these figures?
> The PCM-M50's mics look far more exposed and vulnerable to wind than the =
M10 to me. Not sure if that's true in practice.
> Peter Shute
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> Subject: [Nature Recordists] Re: Sony PCM-M10 windscreens
> Hi... I have a Sony PCM-D50 and wind noise is a problem (for the
> built in mics) in the slightest breeze. A windscreen is an absolute
> necessity outdoors. I bought one from Micover and I've been pleased
> with it. It works well and is well-made. Here is the relevant link:
> .html<
> <\
> d.html<
-board.html>> -john
> --- In <naturerecordists%40yahoogr=>, Peter Shute <pshute@> wrote:
> >
> > I'm considering getting one of these recorders. I assume it'll need a
> windscreen, and according to the manual, it doesn't come with one. I
> also assume that a furry one is better than foam.
> >
> > On the B&H website, I see a Sony one and a Rycote one. They claim 20dB
> wind noise reduction for the Sony, and 30-40dB for the Rycote. Can I
> believe these figures?
> >
> > For the Rycote, they say "Fits over existing windscreen". What
> existing windscreen? Is this perhaps just an error, transcribed from the
> notes for another recorder's windscreen?
> >
> > In the single customer review for each type, for the Sony the customer
> recommends not bothering with a windscreen. For the Rycote, the customer
> says it's good, but falls off.
> >
> > Can anyone recommend either of these, or another?
> >
> > Peter Shute
> >

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