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Re: AT815a shotgun

Subject: Re: AT815a shotgun
From: "Dan Dugan" dandugan_1999
Date: Mon Oct 3, 2011 5:58 pm ((PDT))
> A friend is selling one of these at hopefully a good price.  I'm wondering 
> if it might make a worthwhile alternative to my Telinga, for recording 
> birds.
> Quite a few folk on this list seem to use shotguns, and I sometimes wonder 
> what I'm missing (having never used a shotgun before).  But I kind of 
> imagine this AT815a will be quite noisy, susceptible to wind noise, and 
> unwieldy (it's about 20 inches long, with connector!).
> Recorder is PCM-M10.
> Any thoughts appreciated!
> Chris
>       AT815a
>       Output is low impedance: 600 Ohms. 
>       Max input level: 120dB. 
>       Frequency response: 40 to 20,000Hz.
>       Sensitivity: -144dBm
>       Signal to noise ratio: greater than 50dB at 1kHz
>       Battery life: 4,000 hours 
>       Overall length excluding cable: 46 centimetres/18 inches 
>       Weight: 260g/9oz

It's hella noisy. Output level is low (figure above is wrong). You'll need a 
long blimp for it. It would be easier to handle than a Telinga, but lower 


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