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Old 8th September 2009, 01:45 AM   #1
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Default Now there is no excuse not to have a calibrated mic

Attn DIYers: now there is no excuse!

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/psho...01&ctab=1#Tabs

Thanks Dayton Audio!

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Old 8th September 2009, 01:50 AM   #2
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It looks identical to the Behringer ECM8000.
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Old 8th September 2009, 02:00 AM   #3
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But it comes with an individual calibration! That is worth so much more! Anyway, I'm impressed.
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Old 8th September 2009, 03:39 AM   #4
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It comes with a low-res printed measurement for show, not a calibration file....
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Strange. I wonder why they would go to the trouble of measurement and not provide a usable result?
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One which is still affordable and that performed well in a test by the German mag "Production Partner" is the following:

http://www.beyerdynamic.de/en/music-...ash=833caf0f44

OK it costs more than the Behringer but the two pieces they got for testing measured around +- 1dB from 20 Hz to 20 kHz. The difference between the two was just the sensitivity - the response curves are almost the same.

The Behringer did still not fare bad for its price at around +- 2.5 dB from 20 Hz to 20 kHz. But the three pieces they got differed at around 2.5 dB (although at the upper end). They all showed a rising response towards higher frequencies.

The Beyer also drops of much slower at both ends of its response. It is manufactured in Germany and comes with calibration.

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It comes with a low-res printed measurement for show, not a calibration file....
From what I've seen over on HTguide that isn't quite the case. Sure the calibration is printed, but the pictures don't seem to be of such low res that it would make creating your own file with SPL trace, much of a problem.

Sure it's not perfect, but it isn't exactly expensive either. The price on the Beyer puts it in a completely different league of affordability vs the Dayton.
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I think each mic comes with its own measurement - I don't see what is wrong with a print out? The picture in the datasheet is just a sample.
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My problem with a print out is you can't plug it into your software. If they provided a cal file you just add it into your favorite software package and have a calibrated system.
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Oh - Pick me! I got an excuse!

I'm in the UK. PE doesn't ship here. Also, I don't have a credit card to order some and get a 3rd party shipping company to send it here.

Looks very shiny though.

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