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Subject: Re: AT815a shotgun
From: "Avocet" madl74
Date: Tue Oct 4, 2011 4:28 am ((PDT))
> I'm wondering
> if it might make a worthwhile alternative to my Telinga, for 
> recording
> birds.


A long gunmic does a different job from a parabola, and it has a flat 
axial response, but like everything. it gets less directional with 
lower frequencies. They are more sensitive to wind and handling noise 
than short gunmics, but I still swear by them for good "fetch" and a 
clean sound.

I would recommend, however, looking for an MKH 816/815 on eBay. I've 
got three oldies and they are still going well and have a high output 
level and low excess noise. You may even find one with a blimp as I 
did. I use two at 15 degrees for long distance stereo with excellent 
side rejection, but that is an unwieldy rig. T powered MKH's go for 
less, and you can buy a T to P adaptor.


David Brinicombe
North Devon, UK
Cogito cogito ergo cogito sum - Ambrose Bierce

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