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Re: Microphone advice for Parabolic please

Subject: Re: Microphone advice for Parabolic please
From: "grummyaa" grummyaa
Date: Mon Sep 17, 2012 3:02 pm ((PDT))
So I'd like to know where you all are finding your suitable parabolic refle=
ctors? Or are you folks seriously dropping $1000 + on something like a Jony=
Shot, Lil' Ears, or Telinga and dropping $10 electret mics into them.

Seems to me the hard part of affordable DIY parabolic mic solutions are the=
 dish itself. Assuming you are using an actual parabolic dish and not a hal=
f sphere or salad bowl.

So yeah where do we find suitable affordable parabolic dishes.


--- In  "tk7859" <> wrote:
> Hi Clive
> If you fancy a little DIY you could fit your Atherstone with a stereo pai=
r of Primo EM172 mic capsules for a total cost of about =A325/30.  The caps=
ules are readily available in the UK from Felmicamps.
> (No comnnection with this firm other than being a very satisfied customer=
> Message No. 47523 on Naturerecordists gives a photo and a sound snippet f=
rom a recording made with two EM172s in a reflector.  Although this recordi=
ng was made on a Sony MZ-RH1 minidisc my LS-10 very adequately powers the t=
wo capsules.
> Such a DIY route will give you a superior sounding parabolic microphone a=
t minimal cost.
> There are plenty of posts in this Group and elsewhere on the net to guide=
 you through the DIY work.
> Cheers, TomR
> --- In  "mothman_98" <clivesmail@> wrote=
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > With a Nightingale singing locally, I dusted off my venerable Atherston=
e reflector which I use with a Sony f-V610 microphone and an inline felmica=
mps preamp.
> >
> > A few years back I used minidisc but now have an Olympus LS-10 recorder=
. Can anyone recommend a better microphone for such a set-up as I was somew=
hat disappointed by the quality of the recordings made with the dish. Lucki=
ly the bird flew over and sat in the tree under which I was hiding so I got=
 a good recording just using the built-in mics!
> >
> > I have looked at the Sennheiser range but as I am only an occasional re=
cordist I would prefer a less expensive alternative, albeit you get what yo=
u pay for.
> >
> > Any ideas would be most welcome.
> >
> > Clive
> >

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