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RCA 77-DX as should be? Condenser Microphones
Old 8th November 2011
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RCA 77-DX as should be?

Has bought RCA 77-DX, and of course old one.
photos: Picasa Web Albums - Oleh Malyy - RCA 77-DX
That is my first ribbon microphone, and it very old.
I am not sure that it works as should be.
Please listen (vocal example) and tell me what do you think.

RCA 77-DX and Sony C-37A -> Aurora GTQ2 -> Lavry Blue AD
both at Uni-directional mode
distance - ~50cm,
and DPA 4011 -> Millennia Media HV-3C -> SSL Alpha link MADI AX
distance - ~30cm (small capsule)
(DPA+Millennia always gives me natural result without any "colors", something like "etalon")

archive here
RCA77DX_SonyC37A_DPA4011.rar
or
http://rapidshare.com/files/20377932...7A_DPA4011.rar
or
Deposit Files

Thanks!!!
Old 12th November 2011
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any thoughts?
Old 12th November 2011
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I listen to the C-37 and the 77-DX samples. I prefer the 77-DX because it is smoother while being detailed enough. The high end roll-off of the RCA with respect to the Sony is -12 dB @ 15 kHz, which may be normal for such a vintage ribbon mic. You might compensate it by means of EQ.
Old 12th November 2011
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Originally Posted by didier.brest View Post
I listen to the C-37 and the 77-DX samples. I prefer the 77-DX because it is smoother while being detailed enough. The high end roll-off of the RCA with respect to the Sony is -12 dB @ 15 kHz, which may be normal for such a vintage ribbon mic. You might compensate it by means of EQ.
A lot of thanks for your reply!
Old 12th November 2011
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Thank you!

Your samples are a confirmation to me that I like much this RCA 77 mic, already one of my favourites in this other shoot-out.
Old 13th November 2011
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Originally Posted by didier.brest View Post
Thank you!

Your samples are a confirmation to me that I like much this RCA 77 mic, already one of my favourites in this other shoot-out.
I forgot to listen RCA examples from this thread
thanks for reminding
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