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Old July 11th 20, 01:53 PM posted to rec.audio.pro
mcp6453[_2_]
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Here's an interesting mic test. I'm surprised how muddy the 44BX is and
how bright the 77DX is. The levels are not normalized. I don't know what
preamp he used, and I assume he did not do any processing. Some of the
mics have settings that he didn't specify.

https://youtu.be/CdLRA3Z09tE

I'm hearing some distorting. Is it in the recording or my system?

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Old July 11th 20, 02:15 PM posted to rec.audio.pro
Phil Allison[_4_]
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mcp6453 wrote silly nonsense as usual

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> Here's an interesting mic test.


** No it isn't.

> I'm surprised how muddy the 44BX is and
> how bright the 77DX is. The levels are not normalized. I don't know what
> preamp he used, and I assume he did not do any processing. Some of the
> mics have settings that he didn't specify.
>


** Worthless test by a pompous radio ham.

Ribbon mics have huge proximity effect = bass boost when close speaking. The ham has a **** awful voice and no clue how to record.

> I'm hearing some distorting. Is it in the recording or my system?


** There is obvious peak clipping on some samples of speech - ie the BX44 for one.

Yawwnnnnnnn ....


...... Phil
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Old July 11th 20, 06:38 PM posted to rec.audio.pro
Roy W. Rising
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Old July 11th 20, 06:41 PM posted to rec.audio.pro
Roy W. Rising
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Old July 14th 20, 02:44 PM posted to rec.audio.pro
Scott Dorsey
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mcp6453 > wrote:
>Here's an interesting mic test. I'm surprised how muddy the 44BX is and
>how bright the 77DX is. The levels are not normalized. I don't know what
>preamp he used, and I assume he did not do any processing. Some of the
>mics have settings that he didn't specify.
>
>https://youtu.be/CdLRA3Z09tE
>
>I'm hearing some distorting. Is it in the recording or my system?


This is an interesting shootout because the guy is badly eating the mike.
Which is probably not a bad thing for communications mikes, but as you can
hear the 44BX does not lend itself to jamming your lips right up against it.

And yes, there is clipping on all of these. But that is less disturbing to
me than the plosives.

Notice that some of the communications mikes like that Shure 550 actually do
very well when eaten. They are designed for that. I would really like to
have heard an SM58 which is similarly able to be abused that way.
--scott

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