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Old 14th May 2019
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Originally Posted by 9xSound View Post
Yes. That would be a reasonable reason to want/need a signal chain with a low noise floor.
I once recorded a ancient Chinese zither. That was a quiet instrument and at a few points I did hear the noise floor of my first mic. The artist said that historically the instrument was played for an audience of one. They would put it on a table and play for their Guest who sat across from them at the same table.

According to this guy, it was considered crass to play it for a group of people.