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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 8:32 pm 
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Looking at the plots. These seem like an inexpensive overhead possibility. Looks like they have pretty good rear rejection and a natural rolloff on the bottom with an additional roll off and attenuating switch. Certainly couldn't get mad at a wild drummer for sticking one of these.

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Cheap enough for overheads I got a pair commin.

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It's exactly what I had over the drums for about 2 years...until one of them died. Now, I'm using a matched pair of Beyerdynamic MC530s. I bought them prior to recording a grand piano to have a matched XY pair just behind the mechanics...they were outstanding there. Then, when one of the Behringers started makin' cracklin' noises, I put these over the drums. Really good there as well.

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I'm sorry...they were the C-5's. After I said it, I thought about it and had to go down to the live room. I have the other good one on the hi-hat.

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That's an insanely nice price... can't go wrong with those.

But the big question is... how do you read one of those diagrams MSG?

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The old fart reads them with a magnifying glass. :lol:

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DCinFrance wrote:
The old fart reads them with a magnifying glass. :lol:


I have a HUGE monitor , reading glasses and a mag lense. :D

Cinda ,

On the round chart that reads polar pattern. The outline shows the shape (heart , round , figure of 8) of the area measured. O degrees is directly in front , 180 is behind you as you address the mic face on. 270 and 90 of course are left and right. If a frequency is not specified , it is usually assumed to be 1K htz.

The lower chart shows the frequencys that the mic pics up.Example , This mic picks up less at 50htz. than it does at 1K htz. Notice at 2K it picks up a little more until it drops off again at 10K where the response is dead flat.
Ideally (never happens) a perfect microphone would have a straight line at zero. With "idea" mics , what you hear would be what you get. Any excursions above or below the zero line show the mic's "coloring" of the signal.

That help any?

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does it take two hands to hold one of them............... :joker:

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Tremendously. I've always wondered about that...

It think I'll test my mics against their diagrams whis weekend.

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Okay... I understand what the degrees mean... and the lines that represent the frequency.

What does the:
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Heya Cinda

The
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In the middle is drop in dB. You will notice that as you go around to the tail of the microphone (180') you pick up very little sound.

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I have been using the C2's for the toppy stuff in my live percussion rig (chimes, cymbols, triangles, caxixis, maraccas, other shakers, goat toenails, etc.). I love their small size; they are next to invisible on stage, and I really couldn't be happier with the job they've done. If the price gets any lower, I'll buy a dozen!

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I use them too for overheads on drums. Their frequency characteristics are quite different from the rest of the mics that I used for the drums (shure 57&58), which gives extra options in mixing.

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