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Why do some audio amps use AC while others use DC

In particular I am looking at the JDS Labs Atom and the iFI iCan SE. The iCan outputs a tremendous amount of power, 4 times that of the Atom, enough to drive speakers; But does so less cleanly, at-...
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Reducing hiss on H6

I'm a novice having some issues making a recording, and could use some advice. I want to make ambient recordings, so need to reduce all background noise. When I say 'background' noise, I mean the ...
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Oktava or Audio-Technica for Omni Ambience Recording?

I´m getting a rig to record quiet ambience with a Jecklin disc or simply using a spaced technique and would like to know if anyone has experience comparing the Audio-Technica AT4022 and the Oktava ...
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Sound Devices 744t - Preamp / Self noise or Mic?

Recently purchased a used Sound Devices 744t and have been very impressed with it in general, however as purchased 2nd hand I have had some minor worries about it (most of which are probably unfounded)...
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Sterling ST55 vs. Sterling ST59

While trying to decide between the Sterling ST55 and the ST59 I have a few specific questions. The ST55 has a 32mV/Pa sensitivity rating, while the ST59 has a 16mV/Pa sensitivity rating. However, the ...
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Has anyone tried the AKG ULS series

I'd love to hear some opinions on, or recordings made with these. The specs look good, especially that 9 to 11dB-A self noise across the range of capsules. I'm thinking these could make a good ...
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Any opinions of Telinga EM-23

Does anyone have any experience using the Telinga EM-23 The DPA 4060 is so ubiquitous now, I was surprised to find that the EM-23 has 14 - 16dB(A) self noise, compared to the 4060s 23dB(A). ...
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WTF? Zoom h4n rattle.

So, my Rycote kit just showed up so I excitedly pulled out my h4n and connected everything, only to discover one annoying -- and apparently common from the factory -- thing about my h4n: the record ...