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Gonna hafta take back all the mean things I've said about the ST450...
Old 7th January 2019
  #31
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Originally Posted by emenelton;13f725985
Have to admit they sound quite similar.
I feel like the Harpex does even better in comparison when I am decoding both plug-ins with XY supercards; but I can't guarantee a truly fair comparison there, since a slightly different polar pattern could end up being the culprit for sonic differences.

But I agree, in Blumlein with corrected level, the two are reasonably close.

Regardless, the real revelation for me was that using either plug-in in post makes this mic truly useful for me - it can actually stand up sonically against the mic's I normally use.
Old 8th January 2019
  #32
Lives for gear
 

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Originally Posted by RobAnderson View Post
I feel like the Harpex does even better in comparison when I am decoding both plug-ins with XY supercards; but I can't guarantee a truly fair comparison there, since a slightly different polar pattern could end up being the culprit for sonic differences.

But I agree, in Blumlein with corrected level, the two are reasonably close.

Regardless, the real revelation for me was that using either plug-in in post makes this mic truly useful for me - it can actually stand up sonically against the mic's I normally use.
Hi Rob,
You might want to try the Soundfield Rode
plugin, ? better than Surroundzone and also
free.
Old 6th October 2019
  #33
Here for the gear
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Originally Posted by Lucas_G View Post
The SPS200 has only become a good tool by using good preamps followed by the Harpex. The 4 caps by Haun in Germany are certainly not bad, but the 4 larger caps in the ST450 are so much closer to each other, that I am still contemplating to update to the ST450. However, I would first make sure that I would get the cabling to go straight from the ST450 into some good preamp. Otherwise the advantage of the better mic gets lost in the Soundfield preamp.
I have the ST450 MkII and the SPS200, to my ears the SPS200 sounds better.

IMMO a big upgrade for the 450 would be get rid the A to B box (Maybe retain the original box for the power supply and make a box before for get the A components). Or in Rode/Soundfield zone, they could develop a new portable digital box for the ST350/450 users (Like DSF1), the size of the capsules are very similar in the SPS200 and ST350/450
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