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Is AC current fundamentally better as a working current when it comes to amplifying audio signal? No. If anything, using an AC power supply makes it more difficult to have low noise. The circuits that handle audio are all powered by DC. So any amplifier that has an AC power input has to convert this to DC internally. The AC cabling inside the amplifier ...


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The type of current is actually completely irrelevant as all transmitted power is AC. Unless you are driving your amplifier from batteries, everything has to be converted at some point to DC. The end result all boils down to the amount of power you need to draw from the supply in order to amplify the audio to the level you require. The main reason why AC ...


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Oktava MK012 have a reputation for being not as quiet as most similar microphones. Both the electrical self-noise and the mechanical handling noise are weak spots in the Oktava's reputation. If I had to choose, I would think that the AT4022 would very likely be quieter than the Oktava MK012. I own a pair of Oktava MK012 and I would think twice about using ...


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No direct experience with the Oktavas, but the 4022s are really good mics and have a great reputation with nature sound recordists. There is also evidence of them testing quieter than the spec from Audio Technica here: https://pantherfile.uwm.edu/type/www/audio-reports/MicSpecCharts/Mics_16dBA.htm


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I like my AT4022s a lot and I prefer them to the Oktavas (which I've used a few times). Folks who own the Oktavas tend to enthuse about them, but I like many of the AT 40 series of microphones.


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I can't be certain from the product pages, but it appears that it may be the same diaphragm with different mounting and processing to allow for different pickup patterns. If that is the case, then you are not going to get a significant difference in the gained up sound, it would come down to the quality of your gain vs the quality of the mic circuitry as to ...


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They look interesting, I haven't used them and I can't find any good reviews. But it seems like they are targeted/marketed to live sound technicians. And in regards to their 'ultra linear' claim, AKG don't offer any information in the form of frequency responses. I've read one post on gearslutz about the fact that AKG don't offer matched pairs either and ...


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The EM-23s has a very nice low end and brilliant signal to noise. The capsules are not as cheap as a few bucks each (like other cheaper Primso) but they cost like 50-60 USD / capsule, then you need fet:s, then you need housing etc. but of course if you got very nice soldering skills you may do better then me =) / Pete


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Well...haven't used them, but supposedly, they use Primo electret capsules, which can Be had for just a few Bucks each. The Sony pcm m10 uses primo capsules with a noise floor similar to that of Telinga. So if you can solder, look for primo em23. Also, search taperssection.com for telinga em23 pip for more info.


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