Re: Using mics as earphones (Bob Masta )

Subject: Re: Using mics as earphones
From:    Bob Masta  <masta(at)>
Date:    Thu, 7 May 1998 08:11:19 +0000

Condenser mics have a long history of use as sound sources in hearing research. The same flat and predictable frequency response that makes them good mics also makes them good sources. However, they are as big a pain to drive as sources as they are to use as mics, since they typically need a 200V bias voltage. Unless you need frequency response far above 20 kHz, you would want a 1/2" model (B&K or ACO). These are not cheap, and will require a custom-machined coupler, but can produce clean loud sound. Bob Masta tech(at) D A Q A R T A Data AcQuisition And Real-Time Analysis Shareware from Interstellar Research

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