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Re: LOM mics
« Reply #15 on: November 12, 2018, 08:15:26 PM »
This recording of a Bar Mitzvah proceeding through the streets of Tzfat I am 95% sure was also made with the mikroUsis into my D100. It gives a sense of how they fare with louder sources. Again, clipped to the side of my backpack. The picture gives a sense of the space and where the mics were in relation to the musicians.

https://soundcloud.com/user-202317372/bar-mitzvah-in-streets-of-sefad
That recording locked up for me.  Works now.   Very nice.We need more of this !
« Last Edit: November 13, 2018, 01:44:53 AM by illconditioned »
Please DO NOT mail me with tech questions.  I will try to answer in the forums when I get a chance.  Thanks.

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Re: LOM mics
« Reply #16 on: November 12, 2018, 08:43:37 PM »
Hi Mrkva,

welcome in the forum. We are neighbors, I am from Prague. Microphones look very interesting. It seems that the purpose is for ambiance recordings. I would like to ask if they are suitable for recording music? If yes, could be the microphones compared to internal microphones in better hand held recorders e.g. in the Sony M10 or are they improved? Do you have any music recordings?

I wish you all the best. I like what you do.

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Re: LOM mics
« Reply #17 on: November 13, 2018, 06:13:05 AM »
It appears to me that all of your mics are omnis (if I missed something I apologize in advance as I'm reading the site from my phone).  Are they intended for diffuse field or free field use?

Also, are you familiar with the 4.7k mod that's been mentioned in this thread?  If so, would you consider offering it in your mics?

Yes, omnis only. They are not specialised enough in their response that free-field or diffuse-field use would make a difference (and we don't have proper equipment to measure it precisely, unfortunately).
I am not familiar with the mod, so will have look into that – but our main goal is recording with very low self-noise, so we don't want to sacrifice that for higher SPLs. There is already a plenty of mics in that market.

Hi Mrkva,

welcome in the forum. We are neighbors, I am from Prague. Microphones look very interesting. It seems that the purpose is for ambiance recordings. I would like to ask if they are suitable for recording music? If yes, could be the microphones compared to internal microphones in better hand held recorders e.g. in the Sony M10 or are they improved? Do you have any music recordings?

I wish you all the best. I like what you do.

Zdravíčko :) For music – yes, unless it is not louder then the max SPLs stated on our websites. They are _very_ sensitive, more sensitive then most regular mics you can find on the market – I often need only couple of dB of amplification. In my personal opinion, they sound better then any built-in mic, maybe with exception of Sony PCM-D100, which seems to be similar. But in this comparison, the main benefit is the ability of free positioning and eliminating the handling noise. We also sell custom-made Rycote mounts for 3/8" mounting.

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Re: LOM mics
« Reply #18 on: November 13, 2018, 08:12:11 AM »
Vďaka  :) for your answers.

I am not familiar with the mod, so will have look into that – but our main goal is recording with very low self-noise, so we don't want to sacrifice that for higher SPLs. There is already a plenty of mics in that market.
Most people here on the forum are recording amplified music on stage or near PA. So the max. SPL is important for us. I think 122 dB SPL is enough for me, maybe for someone here it can be low. The other thing is the microphone sensitivity. Most of us use custom preamps or handheld recorders with battery box. The signal should not be too hot to prevent the brickwalling in the input of preamp or recorder. But that could be solved by some attenuator.

The mod 4.7k is intended for some electret microphones in two wires configuration to avoiding brickwalling in the microphone FET and increase the max. SPL. This also reduces the sensitivity of the microphone, which is sometimes an advantage and sometimes a disadvantage. Mod 4.7k is adding the resistor to the FET between source and ground. The value of the resistance and whether it is appropriate at all depend on the design of the microphone.

In my personal opinion, they sound better then any built-in mic, maybe with exception of Sony PCM-D100, which seems to be similar. But in this comparison, the main benefit is the ability of free positioning and eliminating the handling noise. We also sell custom-made Rycote mounts for 3/8" mounting.
Thank you for your comparison. Sure, the benefit of free positioning and the handling noise are clear.
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Re: LOM mics
« Reply #19 on: November 13, 2018, 08:36:04 AM »
It appears to me that all of your mics are omnis (if I missed something I apologize in advance as I'm reading the site from my phone).  Are they intended for diffuse field or free field use?

Also, are you familiar with the 4.7k mod that's been mentioned in this thread?  If so, would you consider offering it in your mics?

Yes, omnis only. They are not specialised enough in their response that free-field or diffuse-field use would make a difference (and we don't have proper equipment to measure it precisely, unfortunately).
I am not familiar with the mod, so will have look into that – but our main goal is recording with very low self-noise, so we don't want to sacrifice that for higher SPLs. There is already a plenty of mics in that market.

Good point and thanks for the information.
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Re: LOM mics
« Reply #20 on: November 23, 2018, 02:36:49 PM »
Really nice recording indeed :)

Many of us may wonder, what would be costs for shipping to USA and do you take PayPal?

We accept PayPal and shipping to US depends on the weight of the package, but for basic set of mics it should be 10€ for 1st class tracked postage.
The prices are listed without tax and you may be asked to pay the tax when receiving the mics.

Is it possible to pick them up in Bratislava?

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Re: LOM mics
« Reply #21 on: November 23, 2018, 11:02:10 PM »
I've looked at LOM too many times, and thought, Legion of Mary.
thats all - carry on.
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