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Subject: 1. Re: sanken cuw-180 recording
From: "Jez" tempjez
Date: Wed Jun 20, 2012 4:52 am ((PDT))
it's actually been interesting doing some 'inside the industry' research on=
 this - speaking to microphone makers etc. My conclusion is that the figure=
s given represent only one very small part of the story & mics are never te=
sted for anything like the uses we all put them to. In terms of personal ex=
perience, recording empty building with very quiet ambience for example, th=
e self noise figures of mics didn't serve any purpose at all.

--- In  Dan Dugan <> wrote:
> > many manufactureres give the A-Weighting figure which
> > is rubbish. Sorry to be blunt, but A-weighting is for medium to loud
> > sounds and even then is not accurate to what we hear.
> I don't know where you got that idea; A-weighting is an approximation of =
the ear's response to low-level sounds, and as such is very useful. It has =
become common to use it for medium and high-level sounds, and that mis-use =
might merit the use of the term "rubbish."
> -Dan

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