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Old 16th June 2009
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Talking countryman b3

anyone has experience with these? how do they compare with, say, DPA 4060s? They have an "Equivalent Acoustic Noise" of 24 dB(A)..., which is at least 2-3 dB quieter than most miniature omnis...
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Old 16th June 2009
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anyone has experience with these? how do they compare with, say, DPA 4060s? They have an "Equivalent Acoustic Noise" of 24 dB(A)..., which is at least 2-3 dB quieter than most miniature omnis...
I had one on a "speach"-guy. it was just talking in a small hall (product-presenation). I can not tell you something for recording, but for this kind of application it worked quite well. the "speechquality" was quite high.

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They are good in humid conditions

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Widely used in on-location film sound, usually hidden in actors' clothes.
Old 17th June 2009
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It's a decent alternative at half the price of the DPA, but no where near the equivalent. A little midrangey to my ears, not as open or accurate, not enough over 6.3k for my ears- I tend to add when I use this capsule.

It has better sweat resistance than a Senn MKE-2 and DPA 4060 series, but if you are doing theatre it does not take color as well.

BUT: it is an excellent, robust element by its own measure and can do a lot. A good tool in general. Often used as a chorus mic on B'way shows when the leads are on Senn MKE-1 or DPA 4061's.

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