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Old 10-30-2017, 04:20 AM
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Does the Cardioid position sound with any mic design suffer if its a dual diaphragm verses single diaphragm. Would the single capsule sound better?
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Old 10-30-2017, 07:59 AM
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Does the Cardioid position sound with any mic design suffer if its a dual diaphragm verses single diaphragm. Would the single capsule sound better?
Thats a good question..... I don't know what exact physics might relate , but "all things being equal" an
additional diaphragm and circuitry would incur more expense, for the same quality.
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Does the Cardioid position sound with any mic design suffer if its a dual diaphragm verses single diaphragm. Would the single capsule sound better?
By dual-diaphragm you mean two diaphragms back to back, right? Like a Neumann KM86? That's the only one I've used, afaik, and it sounds great in every pattern.
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Read:
http://cdn.shure.com/publication/upl...hragm_mics.pdf
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The off-axis low end behavior shown in the graphs is interesting. Food for thought.
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The folks at Shure seem to feel that two diaphragms offer sonic benefits. I own their KSM8 Dualdyne mic and IMHO it's a winner. Currently my favorite stage mic.
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