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Old 29th January 2014
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Originally Posted by KennaOkoye View Post
why couldnt they just make it omni directional i would have gotten it....
Because the sound it gives comes from the fact that it has a directional capsule: front terminated, back non-terminated passive membrane, or in the newer model a metal backplate. It's not a pressure membrane or two-sided directional, which would be needed for an omni pattern. Part of the Valvet X's strong points is its very low noise, which is only achievable with a single sided capsule (only one preamp).