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Winscreens
« on: March 26, 2003, 01:46:34 PM »
With all this sock talk I was just curious if any AKG blueline users can tell me if the windscreens the mics come with do a good job at outdoor shows (I got mine last november) or should I invest in some beefier screens.

Thanks for any input!!!
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Re:Winscreens
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2003, 01:57:34 PM »
Generally the stock WS are for indoor usage and will help cut down on the light breeze.  But that is about it.

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Re:Winscreens
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2003, 01:59:10 PM »
Get the dpa windscreens for outdoor use.  Forgot the part number, but the retailers will know what you are talking about.  As much foam is in the screen, there is even more in the price.
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Re:Winscreens
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2003, 02:05:13 PM »
UA0896 are the DPA's and I used them in all environments for the bluelines...no problems and no wind.

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« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2003, 02:05:18 PM »
The windscreen info you're looking for is here:

http://www.geocities.com/bskalinder/tapersgear/
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Re:Winscreens
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2003, 02:46:58 PM »
Thanks guys for the input.  I was afraid of that :P  Big thanks to Mr.Skalinder for his web pages....this is a great (and I imagine will only get better) resource!!!!!!  I was going to see if Bri would add it to the 'other websites' section but it's already there ;D
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Re:Winscreens
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2003, 04:01:08 PM »
you will be nothing nut pleased w/ the dpa windscreens.....keep them in their box and they will LAST....i've had mine for 4 years now....... ;D ;D

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« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2003, 04:44:02 PM »
what, no love for the big ass shure screens????   ;)
that's what i roll with in the summer when necessary....
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« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2003, 04:53:44 PM »
The big-ass Shure windscreens (A81WS) are fantastic.  They're just...BIG.  But they're all I use outside, now.
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« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2003, 07:43:58 PM »
honestly, never heard of em......anyone got a picture???

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« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2003, 02:16:37 AM »
here is a pic of em from the oade page.....
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« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2003, 10:17:36 AM »
here is a pic of em from the oade page.....
For some reason, those don't look like the Shure's to me - too round.  Maybe it's just the angle.  Anyway, here's another pic from the Shure site:

http://www.shure.com/photos/bigones/a81ws_large.jpg

Tough to get a feel for their size since there isn't an external reference.  But if you look at the lower left of the picture, you can see the area where the mic slides into the windscreen.  This is a ~20mm slot for the mic so it gives some idea.

I can take pics when I get home if anyone wants to see them on mics, on a shockmount/ORTF bar (although they'll absolutely eat up my KM140 caps!).
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Re:Winscreens
« Reply #12 on: March 27, 2003, 10:31:47 AM »
Can anyone recommend a retailer for these Shure windscreens?  The best I've found is about $60 ::gasp:: a pair!?!?
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« Reply #13 on: March 27, 2003, 10:33:04 AM »
haha....brian you are DEFINITELY right!!!!!   8)
the windscreens i posted from the oades aren't the shures.  shows how much my brain can forget from just a summer ago.  i think the ones on the oade page may be the schoeps w5d's??  anyway, thanks for posting that other pic.
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« Reply #14 on: March 27, 2003, 10:46:17 AM »
The best I've found is about $60 ::gasp:: a pair!?!?

$60/pair may sound like a lot for windscreens.  The DPAs I think are around $40/pair.  (Check out the prices on Schoeps windscreens sometime for sticker shock!!)

But the way I look at it is:

I've already spent a boatload of cash on my gear and I'm not going to let a cheap, crappy pair of windscreens hose my recordings.

IMO, it's a small investment to make to ensure your outdoor tapes come through with quality.

Sorry, I don't know of a retailer that sells them for < $60/pair.
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Re:Winscreens
« Reply #15 on: March 27, 2003, 10:52:54 AM »
Brian...thanks.  Yea...I know.  $60 isn't much after spending thousands!!!  I assume those'll fit my bluelines...I guess I'll have to check.
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« Reply #16 on: March 27, 2003, 12:05:30 PM »
Brian...thanks.  Yea...I know.  $60 isn't much after spending thousands!!!  I assume those'll fit my bluelines...I guess I'll have to check.

I can tell you from experience that the DPA's fit my bluelines....

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« Reply #17 on: March 27, 2003, 12:42:21 PM »
If the DPAs fit the Bluelines, the Shure will, too - the Shure's mic opening is just a hair[i/] larger.
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