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Old 19th October 2018
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Originally Posted by aracu View Post
Clearer imaging, if desired, can be accomplished with AB by experimenting with the mics spaced closer together, pointed outwards.
Ok, that's a good tip. Thanks. Is it due to the directionality of the upper frequencies?

Originally Posted by Geoff Poulton View Post

This is where Blumlein 90deg fig8s come into their own, all the spaciousness and location accuracy too, and the chance to use ribbons

I use Blumlein on smaller ensembles quite often and omnis & cardiods combined, in the Tony Faulkner array, most often for larger groups. Not so much omnis on their own, but I'm thinking that I ought to get into that more often!
I also enjoy Blumlein with ribbons for the reasons you state. The imaging with Blumlein is pure fun to listen to.

I need to experiment more with the card/omni Faulkner array, myself. Someone on GS, I remember reading, has espoused Blumlein combined with AB.