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Re: MKH 8070 long shotgun

Subject: Re: MKH 8070 long shotgun
From: "Paul Jacobson" thebrunswicktwitcher
Date: Wed Jun 22, 2011 1:34 pm ((PDT))
Hi Raimund

You are absolutely correct.  I  punched the dBV/Pa figures into the spreadsheet 
in error.


On 22/06/2011, at 5:43 PM, Raimund wrote:

>> Meant to ask what recorder are you using for these tests?   Unless you are 
>> using a SD7 series or equivalent the preamp noise floor will degrade the 
>> self-noise performance of the MKH8070, whereas the higher output of the 
>> MKH40 makes it far less demanding on preamp quality.
>> cheers
>> Paul
> Paul,
> If I interpret the specs 
> (
>  correctly, then the MKH8070 should provide a much higher output than the 
> MKH40 (112 mV/Pa vs 25 mV/Pa). 
> That might also be the reason for the subjectively higher noise floor. So, a 
> fair comparison should take the very different sensitivities into account. 
> This could be done for instance by attenuating the MKH8070 track by 13 dB.
> Regards,
> Raimund
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