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AKG C 568 "EB" vs. AKG C 568 "B"
« on: September 04, 2018, 03:29:02 AM »
Does anyone know what the difference is?  Why is one "EB" and the other just "B"???

I found this. It doesn't have the E

https://proaudio.com/catalog/akg-c568b-electret-condenser-shotgun-microphone.asp
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Re: AKG C 568 "EB" vs. AKG C 568 "B"
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2018, 08:58:02 AM »
E = export model (XLR connector). Alternatives in the past have been C = continental model (small Tuchel connector), L = Lemo (for the Austrian state broadcast network ORF) and F = France (Sogie connector, yuck).

Since the XLR connector achieved nearly total dominance in the professional market decades ago, and non-XLR versions ceased manufacture except as occasional, special orders, AKG stopped adding the "E" to most of their model numbers. It had become a "distinction without a difference."

More recently, Neumann has cautiously begun doing the same thing with the suffix i = international, Beyer has dropped their (C) = Cannon suffix, and Schoeps could probably do the same with the U = universal at the end of most of their product names--except that Schoeps does use Lemo and Binder connectors for certain products (such as the CCM L series and the recently discontinued CMB I amplifiers), so in their case it actually does contain some distinguishing information.

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« Last Edit: September 04, 2018, 09:01:46 AM by DSatz »
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Re: AKG C 568 "EB" vs. AKG C 568 "B"
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2018, 02:22:24 PM »
^ Thanks !!! ^
Mics: CA-14(cards & omnis) and CA-11(cards & omnis) ; AT853's(cards, hypers, mini shotguns); Busman BSC-1 (cards, hypers, omnis)
Nakamichi CM300's (CP-1,2,3,4) Nakamichi CM700's (cards, omnis)
Tascam PE-120's (cards, omnis) Peluso CEMC-6 (cards and subcards)
DPA 4061's DPA 4022's
Preamps: CA-9100; Naiant Tinybox (12v/48v + PIP 8V); Naiant Littlebox;
DPA MPS6030; Sound Device Mix Pre-D
Decks: Sony PCM M10; Edirol R-4; Zoom H6; Marantz PMD-661; Sound Devices 722

 

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