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Old 28th November 2004, 03:55 AM   #21
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"geil" translates best as "horny", so "geiz ist geil" is a new attitude in germany. It sort of means that the cheaper one can get things short of fraud the more thrilling it is. Your translation hits it very well - greed is great. I think things are not that different in the states.

Interesting is - something for psychologists i guess - the connection between the sexual and the purchase of goods.
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Old 28th November 2004, 09:06 AM   #22
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http://purebits.com/miccomp.html

I made some comparison of the following microphones:

- BRUEL & KJAER 4190
- Sennheiser electret capsule KE-4
- Panasonic electret capsule WM-61B

It's interesting to see that the frequency responses of the different microphones are quite similar! Probably the B&K mic has better S/N ratio and better specifications, but this test proves that the inexpensive Panasonic WM-61B capsule is quite usable for loudspeaker measurements.

The KE-4 are slightly better than the Panasonic (I use them from long time) but they seem not more in production.
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Old 28th November 2004, 01:56 PM   #23
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Default Mitey Mike

Decades agoSpeaker Builder had an article on called "Mitey Mike" -- they used an inexpensive Panasonic cartridge mounted in a thin tube -- Old Colony sells a kit linked here:

http://www.audioxpress.com/bksprods/kits/kd-4.htm

-- you can probably dig up the schematic and article for the original, there are also some knock-offs and improvements floating out there on the web.
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