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Old 01-27-2021, 12:53 PM
lkingston lkingston is offline
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Originally Posted by James May View Post
I'm surprised no one has wondered about the need for a dual mic setup. Let's see now, some possible reasons could be:
  • redundancy
  • better left-to-right head tilt coverage
  • stereophonic capture in cases where speaker is talking out both sides of the mouth at the same time
  • what else?

One mic is a media feed, the other goes to the public address system. They can also be used for redundancy if one goes bad with a splitter, but in general, we are just hearing one of them.

Donald Trump used just one mic (with a splitter for media and PA) with a longer gooseneck for more proximity effect.

Biden is back to the traditional dual mic (separate media and PA) system.
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